Spring Semester 2017
Intensive Summer Courses
This course is designed to familiarize students with the physical stage on which most Biblical events transpired. The country is examined on a regional basis, observing how the character of each region, and the routes which passed through it, influenced the history of the area. Attention will be given to the imagery used by the Biblical writers in connection with each region. Issues in historical geography, natural history, archaeology, ancient texts, and anthropological models are explored. Course is offered intensively over three weeks in May-June and includes thirteen days of field trips. An additional field trip fee is charged. Dates: May 16 - June 5, 2016.
The same approach is taken as in Historical Geography of Israel. Regions visited include Ammon, Gilead, the Madeba Plateau, Moab and Edom. Many Biblical events transpired in this region where the tribes of Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh settled. Moses died in Transjordan and the judges and prophets, including Elijah, John the Baptist, Jesus and Paul all ministered in the area, which played a crucial role in international trade during Old and New Testament times. The course is offered intensively over two weeks in June and includes nine days of field trips. An additional field trip fee is charged. June 6 - 20, 2016.
Spring 2016 Courses Offered in Korean