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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Topics in Biblical Literature (B411)

Formerly Topics in Biblical Literature (B111, B211, B301)
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
41 hours (13 weeks); includes 26 hours of supervised peer study.
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.

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).