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Bring the Bible to LIFE

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!

 SUMMER 2017

INTRODUCTION TO THE BACKGROUNDS OF THE BIBLE – GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CULTURAL

This course 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. Twelve days of field trips provide an excellent forum for studying “in the field,” as the students journey “from Dan to Beersheba.”

Dates: (Two Weeks)

April 23 – May 7 

June 11 – 25, 2017 

Credit: Non-credit course
Price: $2,555 (Full-board*, double occupancy)
Single supplement: $960 (if June trip, then $820)
*Beginning with dinner on the first night; ending with breakfast on final day. Note: Price does not include airfare or transfer to and from the airport.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Ginger Barth Caessens, Ph.D., who serves as the University of the Holy Land’s director and primary instructor for UHL’s short-term programs, is an expert in the historical geography of the Biblical lands with more than twenty years experience as a field and classroom instructor.
Summer program students will also receive guest lectures from renowned Dead Sea Scroll editor & scholar, Dr. Stephen Pfann.
Students will also get to walk the streets of Nazareth Village with New Testament scholar Claire Pfann.

GO TO JORDAN…TOO!

Every even-numbered year the University of the Holy Land takes students on a life-changing and unique two weeks tour of the Biblical sites in Jordan. The program includes many sites rarely explored by other groups. Jeeps, pickup trucks, and even donkeys used as transportation in some locations add an element of adventure to a serious academic program. Join us from June 4-18, 2018. Contact info@uhl.ac now to reserve space for you and your students!
Teacher Jordan Archaeology
Teacher Jordan Archaeology
Students Truck Jordan Looking Back
Students Jordan Jeep Desert
Students Jordan Jeep Desert 5
Students Jordan Jeep Desert 2
Students Group Photo Jordan
Students Jordan Hiking Desert 2
Student Jordan Petra Walking In Epic
Student Jordan Petra Walking In Epic 2
Student Jordan On Donkey 5
Archaeology Jordan Petra Inside 2
Student Jordan On Donkey 3
Students Older Smiling
Teacher Jordan Sitting Column 2
Teacher Jordan Archaeology Students Truck Jordan Looking Back Students Jordan Jeep Desert Students Jordan Jeep Desert 5 Students Jordan Jeep Desert 2 Students Group Photo Jordan Students Jordan Hiking Desert 2 Student Jordan Petra Walking In Epic Student Jordan Petra Walking In Epic 2 Student Jordan On Donkey 5 Archaeology Jordan Petra Inside 2 Student Jordan On Donkey 3 Students Older Smiling Teacher Jordan Sitting Column 2

NEED TO SPECIALIZE AN ITINERARY?

Expertise and experience allow the staff of the University of the Holy Land to tailor itineraries to meet the special needs and interests of short-term study groups. For more information, contact our Jerusalem office.

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Field studies requires a considerable amount of strenuous, uphill walking. Participants should be in excellent health. Anyone with physical disabilities, including a history of heart problems, kidney disease, or low tolerance for heat, should consult a physician before enrolling. Pregnant women should also consult a physician.

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.

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