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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience

Leviticus (BIB 230)

Course Category: 

Varies – self study.

Various; distance learning format.

May 2022 - present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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 Leviticus; 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 230 is designed to assess the student’s knowledge of the book of Vayikra.  The entire text of Vayikra 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 Korbonos, Divine service, Nadav and Avihu, Yom Kippur service, the Cohen Gadol, the laws of tzoras, forbidden sexual relationships, kosher and non-kosher animals, agricultural gifts for the poor, the sabbatical year, the jubilee year, ancestral inheritance, and laws of lending money.

Credit recommendation: 

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