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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

Biblical Exegesis (REL455)


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: connect, explain and compare the relationship between selected Biblical topics and the exegeses of Talmudic, Midrashic, and later writings that expound upon them; and apply research and language skills in independent Biblical research.


Major topics include: Chronology of exegetes, approaches of various Midrashic and Talmudic exegeses, revelations about the end of days, Nitzutzot, Exile, Shema Yisrael, Baruch Shem Kevod Malchut, Reuven and his father’s bed, Reuven’s offer to look after Binyamin, Reuven is compared to water, Reuven’s status, Tribe of Reuven’s place in Eretz Yisrael, Yakov on his deathbed, Moshe’s blessings, Midrashic insights, Who sold Yosef, Shechem, Yakov’s prayers, the power of anger, G-d spoke through Yakov’s mouth, Pesach sacrifice in Mitzrayim and in Midbar, Dan’s blessing, Shimshon. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation. Prerequisite or co-requisite should include at least two courses in Bible and Prophets.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bible, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).