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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Textual Analysis of Exodus (Bible 112)

Formerly Textual Analysis of Exodus (Bible 102)
Location: 
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Length: 

Varies: offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.  

Dates: 
Version 1: August 2005 - February 2012. Version 2: March 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Students are required to display knowledge of the entire text of The Book of Exodus with the commentary of Rashi; answer difficulties in the text, expound on vague or obscure passages according to the midrashic traditions, solve apparent moral inconsistencies based on the commentary of Rashi, explain the significance of unusual terminology and phrases found in the Hebrew text, elaborate on motivations in the various episodes throughout the text, and analyze various ethical, symbolic and spiritual issues based on the commentary of Rashi.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Students are expected to describe and identify key issues from the Book of Exodus (enslavement in Egypt; Moses; burning bush; Pharoah; Ten Plagues; Exodus; splitting of the Red Sea; Manna; appointment of judges; giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai; social laws; Tabernacle; Golden Calf; Thirteen Attributes; Garments of the Priests) with the commentary of Rashi.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/05).Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation). 

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