Courses designated as 200 Level equip those who wish to become proficient in understanding the theology of the Hebraic Heritage community so that they may accurately teach others about these concepts.
|201 — Christology: The Person and Work of the Messiah
This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the eternal personhood and work of Jesus Christ. It details the pre-incarnate work of the person of the Word of God, both in creation and in relations with humanity through the theophanies of the Hebrew Scriptures. It analyzes the nature and purpose of the incarnation, detailing the understanding of Jesus as Messiah. It discusses the eternally efficacious sacrifice on the cross, the resurrection to glory, and the eternal High Priesthood of Jesus.
|202 — Torah Survey II: Exodus through Deuteronomy
This course provides an overview of the last four books of the Torah, analyzing the liberation of the descendants of Abraham from Egyptian bondage, the formation of the nation of Israel, the giving of the Torah as God’s instructions to all humanity and particularly to Israel. It surveys Israel’s wilderness experience and the lessons that the Israelites learned from that time and passed on to the world.
|203 — Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
This course offers a fundamental introduction to the language of the Hebrew Scriptures, biblical Hebrew. Basic vocabulary is also introduced, along with introductory grammar that includes building vocabulary and an introduction to simple biblical prose. Students are also equipped to use Hebrew lexicons.
|204 — Biblical Hermeneutics and Exegesis
This course discusses various historical approaches to biblical interpretation. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the Hebraic hermeneutic principles which emerged from Second Temple Judaism. References are made to ways in which Jesus and the apostles used these principles in interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures. It also outlines proper methods for exegesis, the process of using the principles of hermeneutics to draw out meaning from the text of Holy Scripture. Additionally, it explores principles of exposition.
|205 — History of Israel: The Nation
This course analyzes the history of Israel from the time of Ezra until the fourth century of the Common Era. It discusses the nation at the time of the emergence of the Christian church. It examines the socio-political events that resulted in the Diaspora. It also evaluates the impact of the Jewish people on the societies into which they were dispersed. It presents understanding of the leading characters of the time (Hillel, Josephus, ben Zacchai, Akiva, and others), as well as information about their traditions and writings.
|206 — Elective|
|207 — Second Temple Judaisms: A Study in Diversity
This course surveys the many sects of Judaism that existed during the late Second Temple period, noting the variety and diversity manifest in these various expressions of the Jewish religion. It evaluates the possibility of various shades of interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. It notes the interaction of the various Second Temple Judaisms and their impact on the Jesus movement that emerged from their matrix.
|208 Nevi’im (Prophets) Survey I: The Former Prophets
This course presents an overview and analysis of the books of the Bible that are included in the “Prophets” section of the Hebrew Scriptures. These include the Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, and 2 Kings.
|209 — Judaeo-Christian Ethics
This course evaluates various systems of ethics but concentrates on the absolute ethics of Judaism and Christianity. It includes a detailed study of the Decalogue, approaching it not just as the Ten Commandments but as an outline of opportunities for service to God, family, and humanity in general. It also examines other ethical views. Apostolic expansions on the ethics of the Hebrew Scriptures are also studied.
|210 — Biblical Hebrew II
This course presents a further introduction to Hebrew grammar and readings. The student is equipped with information to translate and exegete selected passages of Scripture from the Hebrew text.
|211 — Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins
This course presents an overview of the Dead Sea Scrolls to acquaint the student with information about the Qumran community and its views of Holy Scripture. It also evaluates historical and textual connections between the Qumran community and John the Baptizer, Jesus, and the apostles.
|212 — Nevi’im (Prophets) Survey II: The Latter Prophets
This course presents an overview and analysis of the Latter Prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.