MJS Course Descriptions

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

BHEB3301 Hebrew I
A study of the basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax of biblical Hebrew.

BHEB3302 Hebrew II
The second semester of first year biblical Hebrew.

BHEB4303 Hebrew Exegesis
Readings in the Hebrew Bible to develop translation skills.

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

BIBH3320 The Modern State of Israel
A survey of the Modern State of Israel from a historical and theological perspective.

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

BIBH3323 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
A survey of the history of anti-Semitism from antiquity to the Shoah.

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

BIBH3327 The New Anti-Semitism
A study of the growing phenomenon of anti-Zionism as a cloaked form of anti-Semitism.

BIBL2320 Introduction to Judaism
A survey of the major practices, beliefs and values of Judaism.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BIBL4325 Jewish Ethics
An introduction to ethics in classical Judaism.

BIBL4326 Survey of Rabbinic Literature
A survey of Rabbinic literature from the Land of Israel.

BIBM3319 Messianic Non-Profits
An examination of how to successfully create, manage and grow a Messianic Jewish non-profit.

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

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.

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

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

APOL7301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics II
An advanced study of general, historical and theological Jewish objections to Jesus.

BHEB5301 Hebrew I
An introduction to biblical Hebrew that covers basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax.

BHEB5302 Hebrew II
The second semester of first year biblical Hebrew.

BHEB6303 Hebrew Exegesis
Readings in the Hebrew Scriptures to develop translation and exegesis skills.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BIBL6321 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
A survey of Rabbinic literature from the Land of Israel in its social, historical, and religious context.

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

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

BIBL7303 The Talmud
An introduction to the Babylonian Talmud in its social, historical, and religious context.

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

BIBM6308 Messianic Jewish Non-Profits
A study of how to successfully create, manage and grow a Messianic Jewish non-profit.

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

BIBM6323 Leading Messianic Worship
A study of the role of the Messianic Jewish worship leader.

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

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

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

BIBM7328 Services for the High Holy Days and Festivals
A study of the structure, flow, and content of High Holiday and festival services.

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.

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

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.

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.

BIBH 8301 Israel Study Trip
A study trip that focuses on the land and how the geography, topography, archaeology, and history of that land sheds light on our understanding of the Scriptures and Am Yisrael (the people of Israel).

BIBL 8301 Jewish Identity and Continuity
A study of how Jewish identity has been defined and conceptualized in the Jewish community with special attention given to intermarriage and assimilation, conversion, children of intermarriage, liminal identity, DNA tests, and recent demographic studies.

BIBL 8302 Messianic Jewish Ethics
A study of how Messianic Jewish ethics draws from Jewish and Christian ethics with special attention given to ethical questions that uniquely arise within the Messianic community.

BIBM 8305 Messianic Jewish Communal Boundaries
A study of the center and margins of the Messianic movement as defined by national Messianic organizations with special attention given to the question of how to respond in a constructive way to theologies and behaviors that are currently challenging communal boundaries.

BIBM 8306 Messianic Jewish Preaching and Teaching
A study of the gospel from a Messianic Jewish perspective with special attention given to modalities of Messianic outreach and the difference between a salvationist culture and a gospel-oriented Messianic culture.