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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: Judges (BIB 225)


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

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

January 2006 - 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 Judges and the major religious and theological issues 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 Judges with classical commentaries focusing on understanding the major religious and theological issues. 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 judgeship of Deborah; the song of Deborah; Gideon's test of G-d; Jephtha's vow; the life of Samson; the idol of Micha; and Pilegesh B'Givah.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/11 revalidation) (9/16 revalidation).