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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 (B442)

56 hours (19 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
February 2001 - 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: omission of Torah as a prayer in the Sh'moneh Esreh; formulation used in the placement of the tribes around the Tabernacles; the impeachable aspect of the sin of the golden calf; symbolism of Aaron; the accounting of Moses in the silver used in the Tabernacles; the deaths of the students of Rabbi Akiva; defining Holiness; the Megilla of Ruth; the land of Israel.

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).