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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Textual Analysis of Genesis (Bible 111)

Formerly Textural Analysis of Genesis (Bible 101)

Varies: offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.  

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Version 1: December 2004 - February 2012. Version 2: March 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Students are required to display knowledge of the entire text of The Book of Genesis with the commentary of Rashi, answer difficulties in the text, expound on vague or obscure passages according to the midrashic traditions, solve apparent moral inconsistencies based on the classical commentaries, explain the significance of unusual terminology and phrases found in the Hebrew text, elaborate on motivations in the various episodes throughout the text, and analyze various ethical, symbolic and spiritual issues based on the commentary of Rashi. 


Version 1 and 2: Proficiency exam: The examination measures a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings or study guide materials. Students are expected to describe and identify key issues from the Book of Genesis (Creation, early man, the Deluge, Noachide history, the history of the Patriarchs and the twelve tribes) with the commentary of Rashi.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation) (3/22 revalidation).