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Exodus II (BIB-102)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

November 2020 - Present.

Subject Area:
Judaic Studies

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to demonstrate measurable higher-level thinking skill of the text and selected commentary of Rashi on the second half of the Book of Exodus (chapters 18-40). Included in this will be the ability to identify the correct English interpretation of Hebrew words and phrases in the Book of Exodus. Students will also be able to analyze and explain selections of text and Rashi’s commentary, be able to elucidate the inconsistency or textual problem that Rashi is attempting to solve based on his use of hermeneutics, identify from where in the text Rashi derived his interpretation, and explain the significance of Rashi’s solutions in terms of ethical and religious behavior. Students will be able to do this analysis even on comments of Rashi that are not given on the list of selections.

This is a distance learning course that covers the second half of the Book of Exodus (chapters 18-40, consisting of Parshiot – Yisro through Pekudei) and selected commentaries of Rashi. Topics include the visit of Yisro, the giving of the Torah, the civil laws of Mishpatim, the construction of the mishkan (tabernacle), the sin of the golden calf, and the subsequent forgiveness.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (11/20).