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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Bible Studies (306): Former Prophets


Self study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

July 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: extract the moral and legal implications of the readings; list the series of events leading up to the leadership of Joshua; detail the political and historical landscape of the pre-Davidic Israel; and analyze the conflict between the Davidic house and that of King Saul.


This is an in-depth study of the Books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. Students apply lessons taught by various sources from classical and modern commentaries. Focus is on topics that include but are not limited to the following themes; the settling of the land of Israel; the wars of the ancient Israelites; the formation of the Kingdom of Israel; and the rise and fall of the Dividic Empire. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the Hebrew Language.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Studies, History, or as a general elective (7/18).