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Proverbs - Bible 201

Formerly Philosophy-Religious Ethics 301 - Proverbs (PRE301)

Version 1 and 2: 50 hours (40 weeks).

Mercaz Hatorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.

Version 1: August 1991 - November 2019. Version 2: December 2019 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: decipher the parables used in the Book of Proverbs; apply skills in Biblical explication based on comparative analysis of classical commentaries; and connect the Biblical text to relevant contemporary issues involving life style and life values.


Version 1 and 2: This course is a  year-long study of the Book of Proverbs utilizing medieval and modern commentaries. Topics include: the shaping and breaking of character traits, the awareness of man's evil instincts, and models of successful self-conquest and self-actualization.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bible, Judaic Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation) (8/08 revalidation) (11/14 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bible, Judaic Studies, or Religion (12/19 revalidation).