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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Topics in Biblical Literature (B411)

Formerly Topics in Biblical Literature (B111, B211, B301)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 
41 hours (13 weeks); includes 26 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
September 1997 - July 2003.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Prepare a textual and linguistic analysis of the Bible, as well as a comparative analysis of the various commentaries studied; discuss and analyze literary aspects of the Bible's main narrative line; recognize the range of traditional Biblical exegesis and its exegetes; explore conceptual, literary, and moralistic implications of the text and applied commentary.
Instruction: 

A study and analysis of the Five Books of Moses in their original Hebrew text. Topics include: understanding the types of people who fought in Jewish wars; laws and rights of the first born; the power of prayer; study of the first of the Ten Commandments; the difference between the prophecy of Moses and of other prophets; understanding the liturgy and vernacular of Genesis; introduction to repentance and the realization of the need to repent; comparison of the personalities of Noah and Abraham; the roots of languages; understanding the concept of reincarnation; the idea of two worlds; a perfect universe based on pure truth.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).

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