See your favorite Biblical texts come to life as you explore the land where Jesus, the Patriarchs, the Prophets, and the Apostles all lived. The University of the Holy Land has specialized in bringing the Bible to life for students and visiting guests for the last 30 years. For those wanting more than a standard tour – especially those wanting to receive credit towards a degree – sign up today to take part of a life-changing trip that includes visiting more than 40 Biblical sites within Israel and becoming intimately acquainted with the physical geography, background, and cultural contexts of the book of all books, the Bible.
Change the way you read and understand the Bible!
INTRODUCTION TO THE BACKGROUNDS OF THE BIBLE – GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CULTURAL
Dates: (Two Weeks)
April 23 – May 7
June 11 – 25, 2017
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GO TO JORDAN…TOO!
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WHAT STUDENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THEIR TIME AT UHL
Studying at the University of Holy Land was a great privilege and is one of the major highlights of my life up to this point. The caliber of professors and classes offered at UHL are rich and superior to other experiences in my academic career. I am now better equipped to teach the Word of God and able to bring the stories and lessons of the Bible to life for others by incorporating the the Jewish and general backgrounds contexts the Bible was originally written within.
The University of the Holy Land is the best school to study the Bible in Israel. Israel is also the best place to dive into God’s word. No other place on earth gives you the richness and depth of experience that Israel does. The land breathes God’s story, and UHL professors offer insight into every piece of the drama. I would recommend studying with UHL in Israel to anyone. It greatly enriched my life and the life of my family.
I spent 5 semesters studying at UHL between 2012 and 2014, and the class subjects, the depth of coverage of each subject, the quality of the teaching, and the classroom interaction was outstanding. I anticipated receiving a greater understanding of the Bible from the Jewish perspective, a broad understanding of Judaism itself, the cultural issues facing the emerging New Testament church, a deeper understanding of the Middle East conflict now and in the past, and the historical and archaeological background for many of the events of the Bible and the sites that are still visible in Israel itself. I was definitely not disappointed. Much of what I learned has been useful in providing context and perspective to believers I encounter, and in sermons and Bible studies I teach. My time at UHL was certainly a blessing to me, and I encourage anyone and everyone who can, to undertake study in Jerusalem with UHL.
I graduated from UHL in 2011 with an MA in Intercultural Studies. During my time as a student, I was able to study the languages and cultures of the Bible in the land of the Bible. What a privilege to sit under Bible scholars and professors who make the Bible come alive and where our classroom was more than just the four walls in a university building, but often the rocks and hills where the Biblical events took place. The tools and skills that I received from UHL have served me well in ministry since my graduation.