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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 (B412)

Formerly Topics in Biblical Literature (B112, B212, B302)
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 studied commentaries; discuss and analyze literary aspects of the Bible's main narrative line; recognize the range of traditional Biblical exegesis and its exegetes; explore ethical, narrative, and universal applications of the text and applied commentary.

A study and analysis of the Five Books of Moses in their original Hebrew text. Topics include: analysis of darkness; sibling rivalry and jealousy; discussion of the miracle of Hanukkah; good and evil inclinations; the bondage in Egypt; the plagues; Passover; the four questions of the Seder; languages of redemption; the difference between slavery and servitude; the dispute between Arizal and the Raavad.

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