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Ancient Middle Eastern History Graduate Program

Semester One
3101H Hebrew Language as a Study Tool – Part V

This tool for study continues in the Bachelor level. By this time, the student should be equipped in using Hebrew for personal and educational research. Each semester of Hebrew Language as a Study Tool is important to the process of personal research and study.

Semester One
3102H Laws of the Kingdom I

This course is an introduction to the study of Torah and the laws of the Kingdom of God. Misinterpretations, misunderstandings, and errant theologies are addressed while setting the stage for lifelong Torah reading. The joy of the Torah as understood by the early followers of Yeshua; rediscovered in this wonderful study.

Semester One
3103H First Century Culture and Idioms for Understanding Scripture

This course leads the student on a walk with Jesus in His times and is designed to encourage serious consideration to many of the misconceptions concerning the Jewish Messiah and His ministry on earth. Sound literary backgrounds serve as the foundation for this enlightening study of the followers of Jesus.

Semester One
3104H Archaeology I

Archeology is vital to the study of the history of the Middle Eastern world. Archeology has been the primary factor in giving scientific support to biblical stories. This fascinating study will add support to the faith of the student. Understanding elemental factors concerning research into the past is necessary for the world of believers today.

Semester One
3105H Introduction to Parables

This wonderful introduction to the message of the Messiah through the use of Jewish parables students are led to discover the stories of the New Testament through new eyes. This research, reading and instructional approach lead the student of see these common stories in the light of the peasant and poet of the first century and to gain understanding from the first century hearer’s prospective.

Semester Two
3207H Hebrew Language as a Study Tool – Part VI

This tool for study continues in the Bachelor level. By this time, the student should be equipped in using Hebrew for personal and educational research. Each semester of Hebrew Language as a Study Tool is important to the process of personal research and study.

Semester Two
3207H Introduction to Talmud and Mishnah

Because extra-biblical literature is important to understanding first century Judaism and the early church, this course begins the study of these important historical documents. Because much of Judaism in the first century and later are based on the ideas found in these texts, students are given the important guidelines for reading and understanding the Bible.

Semester Two
3209H The Prophets

Spending time with these Jewish holy men will delight the student, bring greater reverence for God, and will lead the student to see the prophet as more than a ‘super hero’ but rather to view each one with a new compassion their passion to see Israel live for God.

Semester Two
320H Introduction to Leadership

The course is designed to help the individual understand primary factors relating to leadership, whereby those involved in working with others accomplish a unified goal. The course emphasis is on the utmost importance of the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit's work in the lives of the individual life for ministry goals to be realized.

Semester Two
3210H Historical Study of Women in the Biblical Text

Women: their roles and their woes are given a new light in this historically supported course. Documentation surrounds this study. Women destined to find their own work and worship gives excitement to this study in the historical roles of women. The study also identifies philosophies and theories that dictate the role of women today. How, In the light of Scripture women can be restored.

Semester One
4101H Hebrew Language as a Study Tool – Part VII

This tool for study continues in the Bachelor level. By this time, the student should be equipped in using Hebrew for personal and educational research. Each semester of Hebrew Language as a Study Tool is important to the process of personal research and study.

Semester One
4102H Apocrypha/Pseudepigrapha

Few Christian have read these works written during the Inter-Testamental Period. Whether the books are authentic or mere fiction does not diminish their importance for style and philosophy during this period, or whether the works are valuable historical information or the imaginations of the authors. We do know that much of the things learned from these writings are mentioned in later authenticated works.

Semester One
4103H Biblical Archaeology II

This continuing study of the subject gives the student an opportunity to focus on specific archeological projects related to Biblical history. Photos, diagrams, and sketches provide visual aids to make the digs real and interesting. Students are assigned projects for research that will heighten their interest in this valuable tool to Biblical authenticity.

Semester One
4104H Finance in a Biblical Perspective

In order to glean from masters of financial wisdom, this course introduces a team teaching approach to the program. Business leaders, scholars, financial leaders, parents, grandfathers, and Bible teachers were invited to contribute to this important course. Assignments in Level 4 will help establish patterns of good financial thinking in each student.

Semester One
4105H Writings of the Apostles

A study of biblical thought and practice in the first century Messianic leaders, their disciples and the early church. An historical look and how the first century theology and practice quickly became a part of the Roman world. This can be a path of learning to lead the followers of Yeshua back to the understand of those first apostles.

Semester Two
4206H Hebrew Language as a Study Tool

This tool for study continues in the Bachelor level. By this time, the student should be equipped in using Hebrew for personal and educational research. Each semester of Hebrew Language as a Study Tool is important to the process of personal research and study.

Semester Two
4207H Josephus

The course looks at the man, his writings, his motives, his culture, and his faith as a Jew. In this complicated story and web of intrigue, it is not always simple to define the good actions of Josephus from the not so good actions of him a a prominent Jew of the Jewish revolution. This course studies the events of this period and the effect of Josephus’ work during and after his lifetime.

Semester Two
4208H Biblical Poetry

This study organizes the styles and patterns of Biblical poetry into areas that speak to the culture, to the history, and to the language of the Hebrew people in such a manner that the stories never age nor the meaning of those stories die. In this unusually precise course of study, the Bible characters come alive with individual personality and passion.

Semester Two
4209H Introduction to Biblical Archaeology

No history course is complete without an elementary understanding of Archeology, and this course is even more vital in the study of the history of the Middle Eastern world. Archeology has been the primary factor in giving scientific support to Biblical stories. This fascinating study will add support to the faith of the student. Understanding elemental factors concerning research into the past is necessary for the world of believers today.

Semester Two
4210H History of Messianic Judaism and Some of its Heroes

Messianic Judaism may seem to be a new phenomenon, however, throughout the past 2000 years there have been unsung heros of the faith who found faith in Messiah, Yeshuah. This brief history recounts that history and some of those heros and their stories and writings. Their great contribution to Messianic faith is a little known message for most believers in Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah, even many Jews are unaware of these historical giants. Here, we tell their story and reveal the truth that there has always been a remnant of Jews who followed the L-ord.