UHL, by its very nature, gives the serious Bible student opportunities which are unparalleled in Biblical academia.
When the Holy Land is your classroom, each and every day is a special opportunity. But even amongst those admittedly privileged circumstances, UHL takes its dedication to providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a step further.
STUDENTS AT UHL…
Stephen Pfann, Ph.D.
President, University of the Holy Land
SPECIAL ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The library of nearly 1,000 fragmentary manuscripts hidden in caves near the Dead Sea, discovered by accident a half-century ago, has proven itself to be the most important manuscript find of the twentieth century, for Jewish and Christian scholars alike. UHL’s Center for the Study of Early Christianity (CSEC) stands at the forefront of scrolls research, and is a leader in the production of reference tools designed to aid in the exploration of the scrolls. Qualified students are invited to join in the CSEC’s exciting ongoing study of the scrolls.
Through UHL’s relationship with its sister school, Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University, students are given the opportunity to not only study with the world-class Christian educators of UHL, but also some of the world’s finest Jewish scholars. As a result, Jewish/Gentile relations, as sensitively depicted in the Acts of the Apostles and the Epistles of Paul, come alive in a context simply impossible to find anywhere else. The student’s understanding of contemporary Jewish/Christian relations will be forever deepened.
UHL’s Center for the Study of Early Christianity (CSEC) has laid the academic foundation for the construction of Nazareth Village, a first-century Galilean village based upon archaeological study, as well as early Christian and Jewish sources. The Nazareth Village is the only enterprise of its kind dedicated to illuminating the life of Jesus. Students at UHL receive exclusive access to archaeological digs at Nazareth Village. Additionally, UHL students exclusively participate in digs under the Bethlehem Church of the Nativity, a coveted allowance by the Palestinian Authority.
WHAT REAL STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
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.