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Historical Geography of Israel 

1082 - Historical Geography of the Bible 1: Israel
Credits - 3 Graduate Credits

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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.

The course includes lectures and thirteen days of field trips.

Instructor: Ginger Caessens, Ph.D.
May 15 - June 4, 2017
Historical Geography Itinerary 2017
Cost: $3,460.00. Single Supplement: $1,150.00. Cost includes full-board (starting with dinner on May 15 and ending with breakfast on June 4), double occupancy room, inland transportation, course materials and all entry fees and tips. Cost does not include travel to and from Jerusalem. Minimum enrollment: 20; maximum: 35.


Backgrounds of the Bible 

0001 - Introduction to the Geographical, Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible
Credits - Non-credit Course

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This program is designed for serious students of the Bible who wish to explore the land of the Bible in-depth but do not desire to earn academic credit or are unable to participate in the fuller, three-week program. The extensive field trips provide an excellent forum for studying "in-the-field,” as the students journey “from Dan to Beersheba.” 

The course includes twleve days of field trips and can be taken in the spring or summer.

Instructor: Ginger Caessens, Ph.D.
April 23 - May 7, 2017, or June 11-25, 2017
Biblical Backgrounds Itinerary 2017
Cost: $2,555.00. April Program Single Supplement: $960.00; June Program Single Supplement: $820.00. Cost includes full-board (starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the final day; lunch on free day is not included), double occupancy room, inland transportation, course materials and all entry fees and tips. Cost does not include travel to and from Jerusalem. Minimum enrollment: 20; maximum: 35.

2017 SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS AT-A-GLANCE

Historical Geography of the Bible 1: Israel (3 credits)

May 15 – June 4, 2017. Dr. Ginger Caessens. Cost: $3,460; Single Supp: $1,150.

Introduction to the Geographical, Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible (non-credit course)

April 23 - May 7, 2017. Dr. Ginger Caessens. Cost: $2,555.00; Single Supp: $960.

June 11 - 25, 2017. Dr. Ginger Caessens. Cost: $2,555.00; Single Supp: $820.

"Having visited Israel a few times and then having lived there for over a year, I was not sure what to expect with the Historical Geography of Israel study tour.  After a couple of days I knew that this study tour was the richest experience I had yet to encounter.  Dr. Caessens made Scripture come alive in a way that allowed me to see the biblical events unfold in very realistic terms.  I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a desire to see and experience Israel from a biblical and historical perspective – simply amazing!" Dorie Demicell, USA

"I was blessed to be a part of the 3-week summer course 'The Historical Geography of Israel,' organised by the University of the Holy Land. It is an exceptional study experience (academic & practical), suitable for all levels of learners who are specially into Biblical teaching, expository preaching, research, etc. The 'UHL Family' warmly welcomes and embraces the international community who are serious about their faith in the Holy Scriptures and its applicable life style. The extraordinarily energetic and intellectual resource person Dr.Ginger Caessens is an added value who really enriches the program." Obeth Thevanasan, Sri Lanka