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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

Introduction to Exodus (BIB 220)

Formerly Introduction to Exodus (Bible 220)

Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.
March 2012- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe key concepts and themes in Exodus and selections of the text and Rashi's commentary; identify the midrashic and Talmudic sources of Rashi; elucidate the inconsistency and textual problems that Rashi attempts to solve based on his use of hermeneutics; identify where Rashi's interpretation is imbedded in the text; and explain the significance of Rashi's solutions in terms of ethical and religious behavior.


Introduction to Exodus (Bible 220) includes an extensive study guide and required reading with a final exam administered by the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: enslavement in Egypt, Moses' upbringing and leadership, Pharaoh, the Ten Plagues, Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea, Israel in the wilderness, giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the ten commandments and other laws, the Golden Calf, and Moses' intervention.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation) (7/22 revalidation).