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Biblical Studies Graduate Program

3101B 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.

3101B Women in History

Women, their roles and their woes are given a new light in this historically supported course. Documentation surrounds this study of women destined to find their own work and worship and 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. In the light of Scripture women can be restored.

3102B Hebrew Christians

Although first century Christians have been the focus of many studies and attempts at duplication in church style and worship, the history of the earliest and most prominent groups of believers in Messiah are sparse. Vital texts and recent archeology have given even more evidence to the study of this important group, their worship, and disappearance.

3102B Israel Today

Contemporary Israel: the complications of its existence and the origins of its authority challenge the student to examine all aspects of this tiny nation and to pray for the inhabitants of this tiny land. Political, spiritual, racial, and geographical elements make up this study that will bring clarity to many misunderstood messages prevalent in both the secular and religious world.

3103B Teaching and Writing Practicum

This course involves a guided research and writing project in the area of ministry. An area of study is explored, a syllabus is produced with references and citations and a course is taught to individuals in no less than 10 40-minute lessons.

Semester One
3103B Biblical Archaeology I

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.

3104B 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 for their passion to see Israel live for God.

Semester One
3104B Letters to the Seven Churches

An in-depth study of this subject has been needed for a long time. Finally, this course will dig deep into the implications provided in history and the Hebrew/Christian understanding of these writings.

3105B Ministering to the Body of Believers: A History of Heroes of the Faith

This study looks at powerful ministries throughout the last 2000 years, identifying the cultural aspects, the setting, the preparation and presentations of successful ministries. Comparing biblical ministries and the ministry of Yeshua with other historical churches and ministers. This is not intended to be a ‘formula’ for ministry, but to review examples both biblical and non-biblical in reaching people with the message of the Kingdom.

Semester One
3105B Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls

Although this study will only scratch the surface of this subject, students will be introduced to the wonder of these marvelous finds and how miraculously they have been protected, studied, and preserved.

3206B Letters to the Seven Churches — Letters for Today

An in-depth study of this subject has been needed for a long time. Finally, this course will dig deep into implications provided in history and the Hebrew/Christian understanding of these writings.

Semester Two
3206B 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.

3207B Ethics of the Fathers (Pirke Avot)

An in-depth study of the Ethics of the Fathers from ancient sources and current research. Assigned reading and research accompany this course.

Semester Two
3207B Women Restored

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

3208B Dead Sea Scrolls

Although this study will only scratch the surface of this subject, students will be introduced to the wonder of these marvelous finds and how miraculously they have been protected, studied, and preserved.

Semester Two
3208B Talmud and Mishnah

Although these two Jewish works have been denied most Christians, especially in the Western world, they hold important elements to our understanding of the Hebrew mind and of the Jews of the first century. This is merely an overview of these works but this course will bring insight to Scripture and to the history of the faith from a new perspective.

3209B Hermeneutics and Exegesis

Rules and organizational principles of hermeneutical study of Scripture is the forward to a practice or organizational methods for presentation for the best possible result.

Semester Two
3209B 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 for their passion to see Israel live for God.

3210B Biblical Archaeology I

This 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 Two
3210B Rome

Rulers of the world, this empire attempted to reach the very throne of heaven. Ironically, some of the ideology and the mythology are all too familiar in today’s world of extreme technology and enormous human accomplishment. Rome appeared invincible at the height of her glory. Many of the subtle weaknesses and passions of Rome are still prevalent.

4101B 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
4101B 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.

4102B Personal Finance in 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
4102B Personal Finance in 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.

4103B 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.

4103B Ministry – Guided Research Project
Semester One
4103B 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
4104B 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.

4105B Rome

Rulers of the world, this empire attempted to reach the very throne of heaven. Ironically, some of the ideology and the mythology are all too familiar in today’s world of extreme technology and enormous human accomplishment. Rome appeared invincible at the height of her glory. Many of the subtle weaknesses and passions of Rome are still prevalent.

Semester One
4105B Organizational Leaders in Ministry

One of the most needed skills in ministry for Bible scholars or for families is that of organizational leadership abilities. Corporations are seeking individuals who can work with people and who can delegate and yet not dominate employees. Ministries, missions, and homes have the same need and this course, designed and presented by prominent and trusted Christian and Jewish leaders will help the student develop those skills.

Semester Two
4106B Hebrew Language as a Study Tool – Part VIII

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
4107B 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 as 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
4108B 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
4109B Apocalyptic Literature

This surprising study will not only answer many questions concerning Bible prophecy but will relieve many from the fears of misunderstanding apocalyptic literature. The historical nature of this study gives a new dimension to the story of the nation of Israel and the plan of God on their behalf.

4206B Hebrew Christians

Although first century Christians have been the focus of many studies and attempts at duplication in church style and worship, the history of the earliest and most prominent groups of believers in Messiah us sparce. Vital texts and recent archeology have given even more evidence to the study of this important group, their worship and their disappearance.

4207B 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 this prominent Jew of the Jewish revolution. This course studies the events of this period and the effect Josephus’ work during and after his lifetime.

4208B 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 or the meaning of those stories die. In this unusually precise course of study, the Bible characters come alive with individual personality and passion.

4209B Christian Ministry – Guided Research Project
4210B Advanced Biblical Leadership

This study looks at powerful ministries throughout the last 2000 years, identifying the cultural aspects, the setting, the preparation and presentations of successful ministries. Comparing biblical ministries and the ministry of Yeshua with other historical churches and ministers. This is not intended to be a ‘formula’ for ministry, but to review examples both biblical and non-biblical in reaching people with the message of the Kingdom.

Semester Two
4210B Hebrew Christians

Although first century Christians have been the focus of many studies and attempts at duplication in church style and worship, the history of the earliest and most prominent groups of believers in Messiah is sparce. Vital texts and recent archeology have given more evidence to the study of this important group, their worship, and their disappearance.