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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 Joshua (REL101)

Formerly The Early Prophets: Joshua (REL101)

39 hours (13 weeks) or equivalent for proficiency exam. 

Offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss the major religious, historical and geographical elements of the Book of Joshua; compare the texts and commentaries; and relate Midrashic sources that elucidate the Book of Joshua.


Major topics include Why Moshe couldn’t lead the people into the Land of Israel; the spies; crossing the Jordan; the stones; circumcision; the accompanying angel; Rahab; Jericho; Achan; the Gibeonites’ ruse; tribal boundaries; Caleb’s present; cities of refuge. 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 Hebrew Bible, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).