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Advanced Exodus II (BIB-410)
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
March 2022 - Present.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss concepts and themes found throughout the entire book of Exodus along with its medieval and modern commentaries; solve apparent contradictions in the verses and explain the hermeneutic principles which are applied to verses to gain new insight; explain legal rulings derived from the text found in major law books as well as interpret ethical issues which emerge from the text. Students are required to write five-one hundred-word essays connecting sources to a variety of themes using source material from the Chumash and selected commentaries; One essay requires students to translate from Hebrew to English.
Advanced Exodus II (BIB-410) will assess the students’ knowledge of the Book of Exodus on an advanced level. Students will be required to have a broad knowledge of classical commentaries on the Book of Exodus including: The Talmud, Midrash, Rashi, Ramban, Sforno, and R’ Samson R. Hirsch among others. Students will have a deep understanding of how the commentators analyze the Bible, with a focus on philosophical and ethical principles derived from the verses. Topics include: the exile to Egypt, servitude in Egypt, the rise of Moses to leadership, the ten plagues, the splitting of the sea, the giving of the Torah and Ten Commandments, the building of the Tabernacle and more.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/22).