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Leviticus (BIB-105)
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 first half of the Book of Leviticus. Included in this is the ability to identify the correct English interpretation of Hebrew words and phrases in the Book of Leviticus. 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 identify the textual issue bothering Rashi even on comments of Rashi that are not given on the list of selections.

This distance learning course covers the Book of Leviticus. The entire text of Leviticus and selected commentaries of Rashi are covered. Although most of the exam is in English, students must be able to read and explain the Hebrew text. Some of the main topics included are korbanos (offerings), the death of Nadav and Avihu, the Yom Kippur service, the kohen gadol (high priest), the laws of tzara’as (leprosy) and other types of impurity, kosher and non-kosher animals, the Jewish holidays, agricultural gifts for the poor, the sabbatical year and the jubilee year.

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