Description: In this course students are assigned to read the Weekly Torah Portion (3-Year Cycle) and then discuss it with fellow students and teachers in the online forum. Course participation is required for students enrolled in a Certificate Program and strongly encouraged for all others.

Instructors: Tim Hegg, Rob Vanhoff, Ariel Berkowitz

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Description: An exploration into the canonization of the Bible from ancient times to our modern Bibles.

This class provides an in-depth understanding of the history and background of our Bible. The content of each class will illuminate and inform you about various aspects of the struggles and victories throughout history that have brought the Word of God to us today, resulting in a better ability to defend the Word of God, and in addition, giving a better understanding of the history involved.

Instructor: Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.

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Description: Beginning basic biblical Greek will give you the foundation to read and translate the Greek Bible of the Apostolic Scriptures.

Basics of biblical Greek will give you the foundations to read and make your way through the Greek New Testament. This class is three-quarters long, and students need to remember that learning a language is difficult but very rewarding.

Instructor: Rob Vanhoff

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Description: Beginning basic Hebrew will give you the foundation to read and translate the Hebrew Bible of the Tanach.

Basics of biblical Hebrew will give you the foundations to read and make your way through the Hebrew Bible. This class is three-quarters long, and students need to remember that learning a language is difficult but very rewarding.

Instructor: Tim Hegg

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Description: A general overview of the Jewish sects of the 1st Century. This course will explore the Jewish backgrounds in which Yeshua & His disciples lived. Some of the areas covered: daily life among Jewish sects; the Temple in 1st Century Judaisms; Qumran–Dead Sea Scrolls; theological disputes among the competing sects.

Instructor: Rob Vanhoff

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Description: This class will provide the student the basic instructions and skills for doing academic research, including a survey of available computer software for biblical studies. Proper styles and acceptable guidelines for writing academic papers will be covered.

Instructor: Rob Vanhoff

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Description: A study of selected messianic texts of the Tanach with an emphasis upon understanding what the prophets foretold about His person and work. The Hebrew texts will be studied in parallel with the Lxx, Targumim, and rabbinic commentaries to offer further insights into the reception and interpretation of these texts within the Jewish communities of the late 2nd Temple period. The emphasis of the class will be to discern what the ancient Israelite prophets revealed about the person and work of the Messiah.

Instructor: Tim Hegg

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Description: Completion of Beginning Biblical Greek is required in order to take this class. The study of Greek syntax as demonstrated in the koine Greek of the Apostolic Scriptures. Selected texts from the Apostolic Scriptures will be will be studied to illustrate the syntax being learned.

This is the first quarter of a two-quarter Greek Syntax course. Building upon the foundation of our first-year orientation to Greek grammar, we will be working through Mounce's Graded Reader (20 Chapters) divided over two 10-week quarters.

Instructor: Rob Vanhoff

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Description: This class must be taken after completion of Beginning Hebrew Grammar unless the student is able to test out prior to beginning this course. Study of Hebrew Syntax and its application in the various genres of the Tanach.

Instructor: Tim Hegg

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Description: A general survey of the history of the Ancient Near East as it pertains to the background out of which the Tanach was written, giving the student the ability to understand the history of ancient Israel within a historical framework.

Textbooks: Hoerth, Mattingly, Yamauchi, eds. Peoples of the Old Testament World (Baker, 1994)

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Description: Studies in Isaiah is an expositional study of the biblical Book of Isaiah. We will pay particular attention to the historical backgrounds of this book of biblical prophecy, looking to ascertain as best as possible what these words might have meant to the original listeners in ancient Israel. This is Part 2, Isaiah chapters 40-66.

This is a Bible course. That means that the primary text for our study is the Bible. As most of us know, no one interprets the Bible perfectly. All of us who study the Bible, try to interpret it, and attempt to teach it to others will make mistakes. That, of course, includes this instructor! I will make mistakes. I do not claim to understand this precious book perfectly. However, I am willing to be corrected. When you share your alternative interpretations, please do so with grace, mercy, and kindness! That is how we are to always teach each other, especially when we gather around God’s Word.

Instructor: Ariel Berkowitz, M.Div

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General Description: In this course, students will learn how to build an Accordance Bible Software library, perform searches using search commands, search symbols and amplification, arrange interface layout, navigate tools and texts and use a wide variety of modules and features. Everything learned in this course will equip the student to study the Bible better with Accordance Bible Software. With this course, you can expect:

• Installation instructions and guides to purchasing a collection

• Approximately 4 hours of homework per week including:

• 1 hour of short video lessons that demonstrate features on screen

• Detailed written notes that accompany the videos

• Regular exercises that reinforce the concepts

• Regular live sessions for questions

Part 2: 802Ac – Using Accordance Bible Software – Part 2 will be offered the following quarter and will pick up where this course leaves off. It will cover such features as user notes, the atlas, visual modules, research and more search commands. Part 2 will be a half-quarter long, will cost half the price and will only be worth one credit.

Part 2 + Hebrew or Greek Features of Accordance: Part 1 is required in order to take 803Ac – Using Accordance Bible Software for Greek and Hebrew, which will be offered the following quarter. That course will teach such concepts as grammatical tagging, lexical searches, inflected searches, construct searches, critical apparatuses, syntax modules and more.

Coupon Code: Registering for this class makes two coupon codes available to the student.
One coupon is worth 50% off the price of any Accordance collection except for the three “Master” collections and the “English Pro” collection.
The other coupon is worth 25% off the price of up 10 items, whether modules, add-ons or bundles. 

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Description: Beginning Hebrew Grammar is a prerequisite for taking this class. A study of Biblical Aramaic; grammar, and reading of the Aramaic portions of the Tanach.

Instructor: Rob Vanhoff

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Description: Introduction to the Masorah of BHS; the history of the Masorah; reading selected texts and observing the Masorah notes.

Instructor: Tim Hegg

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Description: To become more fluent in reading Biblical Greek. This will be accomplished by reading and translating the text in order to acquire vocabulary, review grammar and learn principles of discourse analysis.

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Description: A continuing reading class to enhance the students ability to read Biblical Hebrew with more fluency. We will begin in 2Kings 9:20.

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Description: The third installment of Beginning Hebrew Grammar covers Chapters 21-30 of the textbook. Once finished, students should have a good grasp of biblical Hebrew and be able to work within the Hebrew Scriptures.

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