Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience
Exodus (BIB 220)
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 Exodus; 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 220 is designed to assess the student’s knowledge of the book of Shemos. The entire text of Shemos 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 enslavement in Egypt, Moses’ upbringing and leadership role, Pharaoh, The Ten Plagues, The Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea, Israel in the wilderness, giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the ten commandments and other laws, the Golden Calf, and Moses’ intervention.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/22).