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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 Numbers: Topics (REL399)

Formerly Analysis of Hebrew Scriptures: Numbers (REL399)

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: identify and articulate the major religious and historical topics in the Book of Numbers; extrapolate meaning through textual analysis and readings of the commentaries of Rashi, additional ancient, classic and modern works.


Major topics taught in this course include:  Prophecies that are relevant to future generations; purpose of narrative portions of Scriptures; counting the people; flags and their symbols; “These and those are the words of the living G-d”; Nazirites; Sota; blessings; priests; joy; manna; Korach; Levi replaces firstborn as priests; Red heifer; purity and impurity; free will and omniscience; Miriam’s death; Moshe hits the rock; Balak and Balaam; Balaam’s ass; curses; the claim of the daughters of Tzelafchad; Yehoshua as Moshe’s successor; settling the Land of Israel; “milchemet mitzvah.” 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).