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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Topics in Biblical Literature (B431)

56 hours (19 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
August 1999 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be ble to prepare a textual and linguistic analysis of the Bible, as well as a comparative analysis of the various commentaries studied; discuss and analyze literary aspects of the Bible's main narrative line; recognize the range of traditional Biblical exegesis and its exegetes; explore conceptual, literary, and moralistic implications of the text and applied commentary.


This course is a study and analysis of the Five Books of Moses in their original Hebrew text. Topics include: creation; the concept of chesed in the Ark; the taking of Sarah; Akeidas Yitzchok; the blessing of Jacob; the Bris Bein HaBesarim; the Exodus from Egypt; the purpose of the plagues; the saying of Ohz Yashir by splitting of the Red Sea; the Ten Commandments.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/00) (5/06 revalidation) (1/17 revalidation) (1/22 revalidation).