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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Topics in Prophets: Judges (REL398)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate insight into the various theological, philosophical and legal implications of a variety of exegetical and midrashic insights and demonstrate advanced skills in independent Biblical research.


Major topics include: Hebron: who it was given to, its previous name, mourning for Moshe, Caleb’s name, Osniel’s name, Prayer, the cycle of the Book of Judges, mourning for Yehoshua, Aramaic, a nation’s sar, Hebron, mourning for Moshe, Caleb, Osniel, G-d answers the prayers of the broken-hearted, Amon and Moav, Devorah: song, palm tree, Sisera: his end, his mother, Gideon, the sun as a symbol of the temporal world, merits of the Forefathers, Dew: significance, difference between rain and dew, miracles,  Ephod, Shechem, the necessity of self-knowledge in character growth, Jephtha, Human sacrifice, Samson: nazir, strength, parents, fox, jawbone, Delilah, sin, error, Philistines, Micha’s idol, concubine of Giveah. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hebrew Scriptures, Judaic Studies, Literature, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).