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Advanced Genesis I (BIB-300)
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
March 2022 - Present.
Upon completion of this course, students will discuss the text and commentary on the entire Book of Exodus. Mastery of the material focuses on the ability to analyze and explain select sections of the text along with Rashi’s commentary. This analysis includes identifying the textual problem Rashi is trying to resolve and how he resolves it. When relevant, students should also be able to explain Rashi’s solution in terms of ethical and religious behavior. Students are required to write five-one hundred-word essays on various themes drawing from the Biblical text and Rashi’s comments. One essay requires students to translate from Hebrew to English.
Advanced Genesis I (BIB-300) will challenge the student’s knowledge of the entire Book of Exodus. It will include the Biblical text in Hebrew as well as Rashi’s commentary. Topics include Enslavement in Egypt, early life of Moses and his leadership role, Pharoah, the Ten Plagues, the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea, Children of Israel in the wilderness, the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and the Ten Commandments, the Golden Calf and the Tabernacle. While most of the exam will be in English, students must be able to read and understand the Hebrew texts.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/22).