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The Life and Land of Yeshua

Fall 2023

SB BIB 204 – 3 Credits

Gary L. Alley Jr., Baruch Brian Kvasnica and Dr. Noel Rabinowitz with Dr. Randall Buth and Dr. Halvor Ronning

 A 12 week hybrid course between October 10th, 2023 and January 9th, 2024 with three live sessions
on Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 PM Israel Time (=9:00-10:00AM EST)
on 10 October, 2023, 21 November, 2023 and 9 January 2024


Course Summary Description

Experience Jesus (Yeshua) in a deeper way through the geographical, archaeological and cultural background of the Gospels.  Students will learn to read the Gospels afresh through the prism of a first-century Jewish perspective, deepening their understanding of Yeshua and His world. The course is oriented to the life of Yeshua through Jewish time and festivals. The ultimate goal of this course is to know Yeshua and the Gospels in order to follow Him more fully as Messiah. 

Course Instructor and Meeting Times:

Instructors: This course will be team taught with the live sessions from Israel being led by Gary L. Alley Jr., Baruch Brian Kvasnica and Dr. Noel Rabinowitz. Video lectures by Dr. Randall Buth and Dr. Halvor Ronning will enrich the course content. 

The course will consist of three live sessions and 24 asynchronous lectures over twelve weeks. Each week’s lectures will be posted weekly to be viewed at the student’s leisure during that week. The three live online sessions are intended to summarize previous weeks’ material and allow for discussion with questions and answers, according to the schedule below. The course will run between 10 October, 2023 and 9 January, 2024.

Session # Date Time
1 Tuesday, October 10, 2023 1600 - 1700 Israel Time
2 Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1600 - 1700 Israel Time
3 Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1600 - 1700 Israel Time

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course:

  1. Students will gain an overview of the life of Yeshua from a land, literature and language perspective.
  2. Students will know the importance and meaning of various geographical regions and features that impact the life of Yeshua and the Gospel story.
  3. Students will gain the tools to develop a well-informed and historically rooted faith in Yeshua.
  4. Students will have a new understanding of the Messiah in relation to God and Israel among the Nations.

*Jerusalem Seminary (JS) courses are engagingly academic and taught by experts in their field living in Israel. While JS’ courses are not externally accredited, they can be taken for internal JS credit. Any internal JS credit will accrue and at a later time would hopefully, through articulation agreements and accreditation bodies, receive official accreditation; a process that JS is beginning.

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