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Hebron Road, 9411602
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| General Information

A beautiful day on the Mount of Beatitudes.  Click to enlarge.The short-term programs offered by Jerusalem University College are intensive, academically-oriented studies of the land of the Bible. Unlike traditional tours of the Holy Land, our programs help students discover ways that Biblical events can be placed in their proper geographical, historical and cultural context. Our unique approach to understanding the relationship between the Bible and its world, developed over the last five decades through a personal interaction with the land, serves graduate students, seminarians, undergraduate students, pastors and parishioners.

Most of the coursework for our short-term programs is done on-site, in the field. Prior map work and classroom discussions provide the necessary context for field-work. Because many of the day-long and overnight field trips include sustained hiking over sometimes very rugged terrain, participants must be in excellent physical condition.

Contemplating the words of Jesus at Capernaeum.  Click to enlarge.All of our for-credit programs require that each student successfully complete map work, examinations and written reflections on regions visited. Course instructors are far more than "licensed tour guides" but academically qualified members of the faculty of Jerusalem University College or its associated schools, with specialties in the geography, history and archaeology of the lands of the Bible.

Please refer to Related Information at the bottom of the page for application forms, program dates, entrance requirements, faculty qualifications and more.

| BIBST 5/397: Jesus and His Times (2 semester hours)

East or Golden Gate.  Click to enlarge. First century fishing boat reproduciton.  Click to enlarge. First century rolling stone tomb.  Click to enlarge.

A special two week course emphasizing the geographical, historical, and cultural setting of Israel during the time of Christ. The field studies follow the basic chronology of the life of Christ, spending one week in the Galilee region and one week in the Jerusalem region.

Extensive investigation of the Galilee region puts particular emphasis on the first century A.D. and walking tours of Jerusalem and its environs all help to place the life of Christ in the historical and cultural milieu and geographical setting of His time.

This two week program is offered one time each year in July.  Those interested in a five week period of study may combine the three week program offered each June with the Jesus and his times program offered in July each year.

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» Sample Itinerary:  Jesus and His Times - Adobe format
» Entrance Requirements:  For all short-term programs.
» The Faculty:  Recent Faculty and their qualifications.
» Program Dates:  Current Short-Term program Dates
» Fee Schedule:  Current academic year's short-term program fees.
» Application Forms:  Individuals and groups on short-term programs.

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