Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience
Deuteronomy (BIB 250)
Varies – self study.
May 2022 - present.
Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the text and commentary of Rashi on the whole Book of Deuteronomy; analyze and explain selections of text and Rashi’s commentary; elucidate the inconsistency or textual problem that Rashi is attempting to solve based on his use of hermeneutics; identify where Rashi saw his interpretation imbedded in the text; and explain the significance of Rashi’s solutions in terms of Jewish principles and worldview.
Bible 250 is designed to assess the student’s knowledge of the book of Devarim. The entire text of Devarim and selected commentaries of Rashi are covered. Although most of the exam is in English, students must be able to read and understand Hebrew. Topics include the purpose of repeating the Torah, the mission of the spies, Moses’ prayer to enter the land, the Ten Commandments, Shema, Moses’ blessing and admonition, and more.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/22).