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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

Studies in the Book of Daniel (REL235)


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: translate complicated and esoteric Hebrew and Aramaic sections of the Book of Daniel; identify and discuss major religious and historical themes found in the Book of Daniel and pertinent Rabbinic and classical Jewish literature; analyze and compare similar themes in Classical and Biblical texts.


Major topics include cycles of destruction and redemption; forbidden foods; the Aramaic language in Jewish sources; kingship; the prophetic dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel; the Fiery Furnace; desecration and sanctification of G-d’s Name; the Lions’ Den; the power and role of joy; the unique power of Ishmael; and the Messianic era. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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