Jewish Bible Association Exams

Jewish Bible Association Exams

Credits Available

History Exams
  • Jewish History 201 (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Jewish History 202 (3 credits, lower division level)
Language Exams
  • Elementary Modern Hebrew (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Intermediate Modern Hebrew (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Advanced Modern Hebrew (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Elementary Biblical Hebrew (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (3 credits, lower division level)
Law Exams
  • Elementary Kashrut (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Intermediate Kashrut (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Advanced Kashrut (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Elementary Jewish Law (Sabbath); (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Intermediate Jewish Law (Sabbath); (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Advanced Jewish Law (Sabbath); (3 credits, upper division level)
Music Exams
  • Advanced Cantillation of the Bible I (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Advanced Cantillation of the Bible II (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Sabbath Prayer Chant and Liturgy (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Three Festivals Prayer Chant and Liturgy (3 credits, upper division level)
  • High Holiday Prayer Chant and Liturgy: Rosh Hashanah (3 credits, upper division level)
  • High Holiday Prayer Chant and Liturgy: Yom Kippur (3 credits, upper division level)
Scripture Exams
  • Bible: Genesis (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Bible: Exodus (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Bible: Leviticus (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Bible: Numbers (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Bible: Deuteronomy (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Elementary Talmud (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Intermediate Talmud (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Advanced Talmud (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Talmud 201: Ethics of the Fathers (1.5 credits, lower division level)
  • Talmud 202: Ethics of the Fathers (1.5 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

January 2016 through December 2020

Source of Records

Jewish Bible Association; POB 29002; [Kiryat Moriah Melul Building Room 203, Ha'askan 3]; Jerusalem, Israel

About the Training Sponsor

The Jewish Bible Association (JBA) is an Israeli nonprofit association affiliated with the Department of Education of the Jewish Agency. The JBA does research on Bible and Judaic Studies and publishes the peer-reviewed academic journal Jewish Bible Quarterly. The JBA offers proficiency examinations in general Hebrew and Judaic studies. The Board of the JBA consists of several retired professors who develop the examinations and assess candidates' proficiency in the subject areas. Exams are offered in the areas of Bible, Talmud, Jewish Law, Hebrew, and Jewish Music.

Applying for the Credit

Have JBA submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.