Mount Zion - Jerusalem - the Hinnom Valley, this is the unique location
for our historic campus, home to Jerusalem University College for some 38 years. The Negev
- the Dead Sea - Masada - Mt. Carmel - Megiddo - Bethlehem, are the unique locations for
studies. The Temple Mount - the Jewish Quarter - Hezekiah's Tunnel - the Holy Sepulcher -
the Mount of Olives - the Judean Wilderness and many other significant locations are yours
to study and experience during your time at the university.
Formerly known around the
world as the Institute of Holy Land Studies, and known
widely in Israel as the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, the university
college was founded in 1957 to provide an educational experience for students in which they would "study the Bible in the land of the Bible among the people of the Bible." The
university college moved to its present location on Mount Zion, overlooking the Hinnom Valley, in
1967, soon after the Six-Day War. The historic grounds and buildings of the Bishop Gobat
School, built in 1853, rest atop portions of the Herodian Wall with the site of the Essene
Gate at one corner.