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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Leviticas I (BIB-320)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will discuss the text and commentary on the entire Book of Leviticus. Mastery of the material includes the ability to analyze and explain select sections of the text along with Rashi’s commentary; identify and analyze 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 a 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 Leviticas I (BIB-320) will challenge the student’s knowledge of the entire Book of Leviticus. It will include the Biblical text in Hebrew as well as Rashi’s commentary. Topics include: Korbanos (Sacrifices), the death of Nadav and Avihu, Yom Kippur service in the Temple, laws of tzoras, laws of sexual relationships, kosher and non kosher animals, agricultural gifts to the poor, the Sabbatical year and Jubilee year, and laws of lending money. While most of the exam will be in English, students must be able to read and understand the Hebrew texts.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/22).