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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 Judges (REL108)

Formerly The Early Prophets: Judges (REL108)

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 discuss the major historical and religious elements of the Book of Judges; summarize, assign meaning to the text; and apply skills in textual analysis.


The entire Book of Judges is studied. Major topics include the role of the judge and the king; the judgeship and Song of Deborah; Gideon’s test of G-d; Jephtha’s vow; the personality of Samson; the Nazarite laws; the idol of Micha. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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