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

Register: All Students are Automatically Enrolled

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: 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: 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, Fourth Edition (Zondervan, 2019); William Mounce, The Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, Fourth Edition (Zondervan, 2019); DVD series by William Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek, Fourth Edition.

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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.

Register: Closed

2nd Term in Greek Syntax

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

General 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, seeking to ascertain as best as possible what these words meant to the original listeners in ancient Israel.


Schlegel, William. Satellite Bible Atlas: Historical Geography of the Bible. 2013.

Monson, James. Regions on the Run: Introductory Map Studies in the Land of the Bible. Rockford, IL: Biblical Backgrounds, Inc., 1998.

Har-El, Menashe. Understanding the Creation. Jerusalem: Carta, 2018.

Wright, Paul. Understanding the Ecology of the Bible, Jerusalem: Carta, 2018.

Har-El, Menashe & Wright, Paul. Understanding the Geography of the Bible. Jerusalem: Carta, 2005.

Instructor: Ariel Berkowitz, M.Div

Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.

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 spring term we will cover from the first century through the prelude to the Reformation in Europe. In the fall 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.

Instructor: Tim Hegg

Register: Registration is Closed

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)

Register: Closed

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.

Register: Closed

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

This class provides an overview of mystical traditions within various Jewish worlds from Second Temple Period unto the present. Emphasis will be on chronology, primary sources, and the communal practices associated with mysticism and asceticism from key periods, with occasional comparison to Christian sources. Though this rigorous course of study, disciples of Yeshua should also expect to obtain a sharpened grasp of their identity in Him as well as an increased awareness of the precious value of the Apostolic Writings.

This reading-intensive course is conducted in seminar format, and will require the purchase of several books. Students are required to read, write responses to, and discuss in mandatory live discussions a considerable amount of material. Students who have already taken Introduction to Rabbinic Literature or its equivalent will be best equipped. Competence in Hebrew is beneficial but not required.