History of Ancient Israel: *Moses & the Exodus *The 10 Commandments (in Ex. & Dt.) *Selections from the Torah/Mitzvot (laws for community) *Joshua as Moses'Successor *Crossing the Jordan & Settling in *The Judges - "No king in Israel"
Reading essential narratives in the Hebrew Scriptures. Reading Torah texts focusing on laws/mitzvot. Developing questions, interpretations & applications.
The Bible texts. Films: "Prince of Egypt" "The 10 Commandments"
Lecture Group work Film analysis Role playing
Class participation Relevant handouts for Scripture texts Quiz/Test instruments
Awareness of the importance of the role of Moses & the Exodus experience in the history of Israel. Understanding the Commandments & examples of other Torah laws/mitzvot. A sense of the history of Israel's settling in the Promised Land under Joshua's leadership.