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Description: Every quarter the class “Studies in the Parashot” will be offered and will be mandatory for all enrolled students. A student must be taking at least one other class in order to participate. Those enrolled in the C1 Program will earn 1 Qtr hr credit for each of the three quarters in their program. The class will consist of a weekly audio message based upon the Parashah for that week (Triennial Cycle) and required participation on the part of the student. The goal of the class is to encourage students in their devotional life as we study the Parashah, Haftarah, and Apostolic Readings together.

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Description: A general introduction to biblical hermeneutics, including the history of rabbinic and Christian interpretation, word studies, genre, hermeneutical systems, and literary terms.

Textbooks: Tim Hegg, Interpreting the Bible (TR, 2000); Kaiser & Silva, Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics (Zondervan, 2007)

Register: Closed

Description: This class will offer an overview of various philosophical worldviews expressed in the philosophical writings from the ancient Greek philosophers and continuing into the post-modern era. The emphasis will be upon comparing and critiquing established philosophical worldviews with the worldview of the Scriptures.

Textbooks: R. C. Sproul, The Consequence of Ideas (Crossway, 2000); collateral readings supplied by the Instructor.

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Description: Three quarters of Beginning Greek Grammar, beginning with the alphabet and covering the basics of biblical Greek. These three classes must be taken in order. We are utilizing the course taught by William Mounce via DVD, which is based upon Mounce’s textbook and workbook.

Textbooks: William Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek, 3rd ed. (Zondervan, 1992); DVD series by William Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek (on 4 DVDs); William Mounce, The Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, 3rd Edition (Zondervan, 2009); The Greek New Testament, 4th Edition (United Bible Society, 2001).

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Description: The second of three quarters of Beginning Hebrew Grammar, beginning with the Aleph-Bet, and covering the basics of biblical Hebrew. These classes must be taken in order. We are utilizing the DVD series taught by Tim Hegg, based upon the The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd Edition (EKS Pub., 1992)

Textbooks: Simon, Resnikoff, and Motzkin, The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd Edition (EKS Pub., 1992).

Register: Closed

Description: Introduction to the Mishnah, Talmuds, Midrashim and other Rabbinic Literature.

Textbooks: Strack, H. L. and Stemberger, G., Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, 2nd Edition (Augsburg/Fortress, 1992); Fonrobert and Jaffee, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (Cambridge Univ Press, 2007); Collected readings supplied by the Instructor.

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Description: A study of selected texts from the Torah for the purpose of deriving the theology of the Torah; English Bible with reference to the underlying Hebrew text.

Textbooks: Collateral readings supplied by the Instructor.

Register: Closed

2nd Term in Greek Syntax

Description: Study of Hebrew Syntax and its application in the various genres of the Tanach.

Prerequisites: 503Heb

Textbooks: Ronald J. Williams, Williams Hebrew Syntax, 3rd Edition: Revised by John Beckman (Univ of Toronto, 2007)

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Description: A study of the biblical doctrine of the Messiah, including the mystery of the Incarnation with emphasis upon the humanity and deity of Yeshua. Subjects include: the messianic expectation in late 2nd Temple Judaisms, messianic titles, virgin birth, and the early Christological debates in the emerging Christian Church. Significant texts in the Apostolic Scriptures are studied and analyzed.

Textbooks: Tim Hegg, The Messiah: An Introduction to Christology (TR, 2006); collateral readings provided by the Instructor.

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Description: The History of Christianity is a two-term course spanning the approximately two thousand-year history of Christianity in its many forms. This type of course is frequently called “Church History.” However, for reasons that we will discuss in the course itself, we have chosen to refer to it by the name “The History of Christianity.” In the first term we will cover the first century through the prelude to the Reformation in Europe. In the second term we will examine the history from the time of the Reformation to our present day. During this course, we will pay particular attention to the relationship between Christianity in Europe and the Jewish people with whom it came into contact.

Textbooks: Justo L. Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, Revised and Updated (HarperCollins, 2010).

Register: Closed

Description: In this course, students will learn how to build an Accordance Bible Software Library, perform various kinds of searches, make the best use of the available tools, create new tools, arrange interface layout, and customize features. Everything learned in this course will equip the student in studying the Bible better with Accordance Bible Software. Part 2 of this course will be offered in the Spring Quarter.

This course will cover:

  • Accordance layout
  • Customizing your Accordance layout
  • Building and Organizing your library
  • Navigating your resources
  • Basic English searches
  • Texts keyed to Strong's or G/K numbers
  • Highlights
  • User notes
  • Copying and Pasting
  • Accordance iOS basics including synching
  • Map and Timeline
  • Accordance Help
  • Basic Amplifying
  • Book Marks
  • Live Click and Research

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Description: A study of Biblical Aramaic; grammar, and reading of the Aramaic portions of the Tanach.

Textbook: Miles V. Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Aramaic: Complete Grammar, Lexicon, and Annotated Text (Zondervan, 2011)

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Description: A continuing reading class to enhance the students ability to read Biblical Hebrew with more fluency.