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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 Genesis (BIB 210)

Formerly Introduction to Genesis (Bible 210)

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 expressed in the Book of Genesis and selected Rashi commentaries; 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.


BIB 210 is offered as an on-line proficiency examination with an extensive study guide and required reading administered by the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: the purpose of Creation, the exile from Eden, the generations until the recognition of Abraham, the ten trials, blinding of Isaac, and sibling rivalry.

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).