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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Topics in Biblical Literature (B421)

Formerly Topics in Biblical Literature (B311)
41 hours (13 weeks); includes 26 hours of supervised peer study.
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 1998 - July 2003.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Prepare a textual and linguistic analysis of the Bible, as well as a comparative analysis of the various studied commentaries; discuss and analyze literary aspects of the Bible's main narrative line; recognize the range of traditional Biblical exegesis and its exegetes; explore ethical, narrative, and universal applications of the text and applied commentary.

A study and analysis of the Bible in its original Hebrew text. Topics include: analysis of Abraham and Noach; masseh avot siman lebanim; visit of angels to Abraham; dialogue between Abraham and Ephron; payment for Machpelah cave; personalities of Jacob and Esau; sale of patrimony of first born; Joseph's dreams; Jacob's burial in Israel; exclusion of the tribe of Levi from bondage.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).