The Jerusalem Seminary is launching its first online semester, and they have a great slate of classes that begin soon. I know a number of the professors, and they are seasoned scholars who have lived for many years (or all their lives) in Israel. The school is located in the center of Jerusalem, but all of the courses this semester are being held online.

You can jump over to the course catalog for all the details, but I’ve copied a summary below. I will also note two items in particular: (1) the courses are discounted this semester; (2) if you’ve ever wanted to learn some Hebrew, this beginner’s course will be exceptional.

The Gospel of Matthew in its First-Century Jewish Context – explore the lost world of the Jewish Gospels and discover Jesus afresh. (45 hours, 3 credits)  $250.  Instructor: Noel Rabinowitz, Ph.D. Fridays, 9:00-10:30 AM Eastern Time (4 PM Jerusalem Time), starting March 5, for 15 weeks.

The Biblical Landscape: Flora and Fauna – revealing many surprising and significant faith lessons through study of the agricultural and zoological context of the Bible. (45 hours, 3 credits)  $250. Instructors: Ronit Maoz, MA and Malkah B. Abuloff, MA. Tuesdays, 9:00-10:30 AM Eastern Time (4 PM Jerusalem Time), starting March 2, for 15 weeks.

Hebraic Roots of Early Christian Music and Prayer – unpack the Biblical, Temple and Synagogue roots of Christian and Messianic Jewish worship. (45 hours, 3 credits) $250.  Instructor: Brittany Löwenstein, M.M. Saturdays 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time (10 PM Jerusalem Time), starting March 6, for 15 weeks.

Beginner’s Spoken Biblical Hebrew (no background required) – one of the best ways to enter into the world and culture of Jesus’ Bible, the Hebrew Bible.  Taught by three certified JS School of Hebrew: Hebrew for the Nations Israeli teachers. (60 hours, 4 credits)  $450.  The course meets live for three one-hour sessions a week (two on Monday and one on Wednesday) for 14 weeks, starting March 1.  Mondays: 9:00-11:00AM, Eastern Time (4:00-6:00 PM Jerusalem Time) and Wednesdays: 9:00-10:00 AM Eastern Time (4:00-5:00 PM Jerusalem Time)

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