MJS Course Descriptions

APOL3302 Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
A study of general, historical, and theological Jewish objections to Jesus. 3 Semester Hours.

BHEB3301 Hebrew I
A study of the basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax of biblical Hebrew. 3 Semester Hours.
Note: Graduate students who have had no biblical language will enroll in the BHEB3301 and BHEB3302 courses.

BHEB3302 Hebrew II
The second semester of first year biblical Hebrew. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB3301

BHEB4303 Hebrew Exegesis
Readings in the Hebrew Bible to develop translation skills. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB3301, BHEB3302

BIBH2302 History of Messianic Judaism
A survey of Messianic Judaism from the first century to the modern era. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH3320 The Modern State of Israel
A survey of the history of the modern State of Israel and its geography. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH3322 History of the Jewish People
A survey of Jewish history from the call of Abraham to the modern era. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH3323 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
The Holocaust: Realization, Responsibility and Reflection A survey of the history of anti-Semitism from antiquity to the Shoah. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH3326 Geography of Israel Study Trip
A study trip to the land of Israel that explores its geography and archaeological sites. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH3327 The New Anti-Semitism
The Struggle Against Classical Anti-Semitism A study of the growing phenomenon of anti-Zionism as a cloaked form of anti-Semitism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL2320 Introduction to Judaism
Introduction to Judaism, MIN447-1 A survey of the major practices, beliefs and values of Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL2324 Our Father Abraham
Our Father Abraham An exploration of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL2325 The New Testament and Second Temple Judaism
An introduction to the New Testament as Jewish literature through the study of major themes and select passages. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL2326 The Jewish Festivals in Messianic Context
A study of the Jewish calendar and its related customs from a Messianic Jewish perspective. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL2327 Jewish Customs and Ceremonies
A study of Jewish practices and customs in Messianic Jewish life. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL3306 Studies in the Prophets
A historical, literary and theological study of a book in the Prophets. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL3307 Studies in the Writings
A historical, literary and theological study of a book in the Writings. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4302 Matthew in Jewish Context
A survey of the Gospel of Matthew in the light of Second Temple Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4303 John in Jewish Context
A survey of the Gospel of John in the light of Second Temple Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4304 Luke in Jewish Context
A survey of the Gospel of Luke in the light of Second Temple Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4305 Acts in Jewish Context
A survey of the book of Acts in the light of Second Temple Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4306 Galatians in Jewish Context
A study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians in the light of Second Temple Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4307 Romans in Jewish Context
A study of Paul’s letter to the Romans in the light of Second Temple Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL4325 Jewish Ethics
An introduction to ethics in classical Judaism. 3 Semester Hours

BIBL4326 Survey of Rabbinic Literature
A survey of Rabbinic literature from the Land of Israel. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB3301, BHEB3302

BIBT2303 To the Jew First
An examination of Israel’s calling to bless the nations and the calling of the nations to bless Israel. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBT2310 The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology
An overview of the fundamental shape of Messianic Jewish theology and its relation to traditional Jewish and Christian theologies. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBT4310 Jesus, Paul and Torah
A study of the Torah in the light of the teachings of Yeshua and Paul. 3 Semester Hours.

APOL6301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics I
An examination of the primary general, historical and theological Jewish objections to Jesus. 3 Semester Hours.

APOL7301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics II
An advanced study of general, historical and theological Jewish objections to Jesus. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: APOL6301, BIBL6321, BHEB5301, BHEB5302

BHEB5301 Hebrew I
An introduction to biblical Hebrew that covers basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax. 3 Semester Hours.
Note: Graduate students with one year of Greek and who wish to take one year of Hebrew will enroll in BHEB5301 and BHEB5302.

BHEB5302 Hebrew II
The second semester of first year biblical Hebrew. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB5301

BHEB6303 Hebrew Exegesis
Formerly BHEB6303 Hebrew Reading Readings in the Hebrew Scriptures to develop translation and exegesis skills. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB5302

BIBD5300 Messianic Jewish Theology
A study of the unique theological perspective of Messianic Judaism and its relation to traditional Jewish and Christian theologies. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBD5320 Tanakh: The Beginnings of Judaism and the Jewish People
A study of major themes and approaches to the Hebrew Bible that are particularly relevant for Messianic Judaism. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB5301, BHEB5302

BIBD5321 The New Testament as Jewish Literature
A study of major themes and approaches to the New Testament that are particularly relevant for Messianic Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBD6320 Messianic Jewish Spirituality
A study of Messianic Jewish piety, drawing on both Jewish and Christian sources. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBD7310 Jewish-Christian Relations
A study of Jewish-Christian relations as it relates to Messianic Judaism. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH6306 Messianic Judaism in Antiquity and the Modern Era
A study of the historical development of Messianic Judaism through the centuries. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH6320 Studies in Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
A study of anti-Semitism through the centuries and its origins. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH6322 History of Judaism and the Jewish People
A survey of how the Jewish religion, culture and people have developed over the centuries. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH7320 The Land and State of Israel
A study of the history of the modern State of Israel and its geography. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH7321 Biblical Geography of Israel Study Trip
A study trip to the land of Israel that explores its geography and biblical archaeological sites. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBH7322 Studies in the New Anti-Semitism
A study of anti-Semitism in the post-Holocaust period. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL5315 Studies in Matthew and Early Judaism
A study of the Gospel of Matthew with a focus on its Jewish context. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL5316 Studies in Luke and Early Judaism
A study of the Gospel of Luke with a focus on its Jewish context. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL5317 Studies in the Jewish Calendar
An examination of the Jewish calendar and its holidays. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL5323 The Jewish Heritage of Christianity
An exploration of the biblical and historical relationship between the Church and the Jewish people. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL6305 Studies in John and Early Judaism
A study of the Gospel of John with a focus on its Jewish context. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL6306 Studies in Acts and Early Judaism
A study of the book of Acts with a focus on its Jewish context. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL6307 Studies in Romans and Early Judaism
A study of Paul’s letter to the Romans with a focus on its Jewish context. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL6320 Jewish Practices in Messianic Context
A study of the biblical and historical background of Jewish practices and customs. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL6321 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
A survey of Rabbinic literature from the Land of Israel in its social, historical, and religious context. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB5301, BHEB5302

BIBL6322 Introduction to Midrash
A study of the major works and methods of Midrash. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL7302 Studies in Jewish Ethics
A study of Jewish ethical principles and their application to modern life. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBL7303 The Talmud
An introduction to the Babylonian Talmud in its social, historical, and religious context. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BHEB5301, BHEB5302

BIBL7304 Studies in Galatians and Early Judaism
A study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians with a focus on its Jewish context. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM6320 The Basics of Synagogue Worship
A study of Jewish liturgy and the ways that it functions in the sacred space of the synagogue. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7314 Congregational Growth and Development
A study of how to build healthy and vibrant Messianic synagogues. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7326 Roles of the Messianic Rabbi
A study of how the Messianic rabbi serves as a teacher, halakhist, preacher, counselor, healer and service leader. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7327 Shabbat and Weekday Services
A study of the structure, flow, and content of Shabbat and daily services. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7328 Services for the High Holy Days and Festivals
A study of the structure, flow, and content of High Holiday and festival services. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BIBM7327

BIBM7329 Key Events in the Jewish Life Cycle
A study of Jewish life cycle events such as bar/bat mitzvah and chuppah, and how to officiate at these ceremonies. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7330 The Rabbi’s Personal and Professional Relationships
An internship that focuses on interpersonal skills necessary for humble and dynamic leadership. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7331 Pastoral Care Internship I: Counseling and Prayer
An internship that focuses on the role of the rabbi in counseling and praying for people in the Jewish community. 3 Semester Hours.

BIBM7322 Pastoral Care Internship II: Serving Through the Stages of Life
An internship that focuses on the role of the rabbi in ministering to people at various stages of life. 3 Semester Hours. Prerequisite: BIBM7331