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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Leviticus (BIB 330)

Formerly Advanced Leviticus (Bible 330)

Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

Version 1: October 2010 - February 2016. Version 2: March 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze key concepts and themes found in the book of Leviticus and its classic medieval and modern commentaries; expand on Talmudic and Midrashic exegesis of the text of the Bible; solve apparent contradictions in and between verses; explain the hermeneutic principles which are applied to verses to gain new insights; interpret the ethical issues being discussed; explain lawful rulings derived from the verses as determined in the major law books; understand commentaries from the last generation of Torah Scholars that are included in the anthology.


Version 1 and 2: Advanced Leviticus (Bible 330) includes an extensive study guide and required reading with a final exam administered by the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: sacrifices; holiness; service of the priests; priestly blessings; kosher and non-kosher food; spiritual contamination; childbirth; leprosy; and other topics.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/16 revalidation) (8/21 revalidation).