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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 (309): Book of Psalms


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: list the various themes and moods portrayed in the writings of King David; detail the political and moral state of the Israelites during the time of King David’s writings; apply moral and life lessons taught by the Book of Psalms; and detail internal struggles faced by King David throughout his reign.


This is an in-depth study of the Books of the Psalms, with a focus on the different expressions of personality and wisdom throughout the text. 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 struggles and achievements throughout the life of King David; hints of prophecies within the text; and the major moral foundations laid out by the text. 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).