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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 and extrapolate meaning through textual analysis and readings of the commentaries of Rashi, additional ancient, classic and modern works.


Major topics include prophecies 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).