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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 (B441)

56 hours (19 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 2000 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able 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; and 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. This is the fourth and final year of a four year analysis of the biblical text. The fourth section of each parsha is covered. Topics include: Analysis of the prohibition to wear Shatnez; understanding the concept of a treaty; Yom Kippur as a day of redemption; the symbolism of the Ark of Noah as a vehicle to alter the direction of the world; judging people favorably; the nation of Edom; Jacob's prayer at the mount of Moriah; the tribes of Joseph and Benjamin; a comparison between the song of Deborah and the song of Moses.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/01) (5/06 revalidation) (1/17 revalidation) (1/22 revalidation).