Exegesis of the Bible – Genesis I
This is a unique course given by Rabbi Moshe Weiner on exegesis of the first chapter of Genesis in ways that are specifically intended for Gentiles (all Non-Jews). This course therefore serves as an introduction to the inner dimensions of the Hebrew Bible that relate to Gentiles as "Bnei Noah" (Children of Noah). From the perspective of this understanding, we will explore a universal Biblical paradigm for fulfilling one's purpose and mission in life.
A prime example of these deeper teachings from Torah that the course will examine is God's question to Adam, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9). The founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman (the "Alter Rebbe"), expounded this as God's perpetual call to every human being: "You have been allotted a certain amount of time for fulfilling your soul's mission in this lifetime. Where are you in the process of improving your personal life and the world at large?"
- 6 Video Lessons
- 7 Audio Lessons
- 6 Quizzes
- 1 Certificate
You will receive your certificate of Course Completion by passing with 80% or better, and special recognition if you pass with 100%.
- At the end of the course you will have acquired a clear understanding of the verses of Genesis Chapter 1, as they relate to Gentiles.
- You will clearly understand the sources in the Hebrew Bible for the 7 Universal Noahide Commandments.
- You will learn the traditional explanation of this Torah narrative from the concepts of the Oral Torah.
- You will learn deeper, inner dimensions of these scriptural verses that were revealed by the Hassidic masters.
Success in becoming a Hassid Umot HaOlam (Pious of the Nations of the World), and closer to your Creator by fulfilling His Will in an outstanding way!
A Hassid Umot HaOlam is a Gentile who earns eternal spiritual reward by accepting upon himself to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments. He is careful in their observance because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them to in His Torah through Moses our teacher.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 6
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 102
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self
Video Lessons, Handouts & Quizzes
After each video lesson, be sure to read the handout; then you should be able to take the quiz and pass this lesson.
The audio lessons allow you to hear the classes on your phone and to give your further insights on the lesson's topics.
This course is the basic, and a very good one. I learned a lot from this course. Thank you so much!
Shalom to all the Rabbis of the Noahide Academy and fellow Noahides! I want to share with you how much I learned in this course which explains the teachings of the Bible how they relate to us! Its GREAT!!!
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