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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

History of the Oral Law (HIS 385)


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: analyze the development of the Oral Law (Torah She'baal Peh), from Sinai to the redaction of the Talmud; identify key personalities in the chain of tradition; identify the important works of Torah, their functions and impact; and discuss key concepts in the transmission of Torah.


This course is a study of the history and development of the Jewish tradition, emphasizing the evolution and transmission of the Oral Law from Sinai to the redaction of the Talmud. Topics include the primary components of the Oral Law; methods of codification; masters; legal authority; and impact of historical context and settings.

Credit recommendation: 

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