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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Biblical Exegesis: Joshua (BIB 205)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

May 2005 - September 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the narrative of the Book of Joshua and the major religious and historical elements of the book; examine and analyze the text using a variety of classical commentaries; and develop and apply biblical research skills and techniques.


This is a study of the Book of Joshua with the 11th century commentary of Rashi and other classical commentaries, in the original Hebrew, focusing on understanding the major religious and historical elements. Students conduct a close reading of the text applying research skills to uncover the meaning and understand the message of the narrative. Major topics include: the conquest of the Land of Israel; division of land; tribal boundaries; the charge to Joshua; the inauguration of the cities of refuge.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (5/10 revalidation) (5/15 revalidation).  NOTE: This course is not offered with the proficiency examination option.