Study in Israel

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SESSIONS

Join us in Israel Summer 2020!

How would you like to explore the land of the Bible, both in the classroom and with a pair of hiking shoes?
Have you considered what the implications of reading the Old Testament as Yeshua read it – the Law, the Prophets and the Writings – might be?
The Bible is almost exclusively penned by Jewish people. So how are we to understand this profoundly Jewish book without seriously engaging with Israel and our Jewish roots?

This is not just another semester of college! Because our campus is in the heart of Israel, you will be living near the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and experiencing real life in Israel.

We invite you to Study in Israel and dive into the living world of the Bible with us, as we seek to go deeper in our love of God and his Word.

BIBLE CLASSES ALONG WITH ON-SITE INSTRUCTION
  • Study the Scripture in its original setting
  • Learn about the Jewish roots of the New Testament and Christianity
  • Learn from experienced and qualified teachers of Messianic and biblical studies
  • Gain transferable college credits
  • Attend local Messianic congregations
Join us in Israel!

Summer Session I

May 10 – June 7, 2020

May 11 – 24 (arrive May 10)

THEOLOGY OF THE TORAH
– Dr. Seth Postell

This course offers an in-depth study of the theology of the Torah. Special attention is given to the literary shape of the Torah and its story-line as a key to understanding both the eschatology of the Hebrew prophets as well as the theology of the New Testament.

Field Trips

– Jerusalem: City of David,
– Southwall Excavations,
– Ketef Hinnom tombs,
– Nazareth,
– Tel Sheva,
– Avdat,
– Ein Avdat

May 25 – June 7

JEWISH – CHRISTIAN RELATIONS
– Dr. David Mishkin

The original followers of Jesus were all Jewish. But, as the message spread around the world it became less Jewish, non-Jewish, and eventually anti-Jewish. This course will
examine the development of both Judaism and Christianity, and how their interaction with one another influenced their respective beliefs and practices throughout history.
It will include issues such as “Christian” anti-Semitism, theological polemics and modern attempts at dialogue.

Field Trips
– Diaspora Museum,
– Galilee/Golan
– Chorazin
– Bethsaida
– Gamla,
– Yad Vashem
– free time in Old City of Jerusalem

 

Registration for Sessions I closes Jan 7, 2020

Summer Session II

June 7 – July 5, 2020

 

Jun 8 – 21 (arrive June 7)

JEWISH ROOTS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
– Dr. David Mishkin

This course will provide the students with a general background to the Jewish aspects of Jesus,
the New Testament, and the Christian faith. It will serve as a corrective to much of the teaching in history, particularly replacement theology,
which has downplayed or completely ignored these important truths. It will also inform and edify the students as they understand God’s plan from the beginning and see how it is unfolding even today.

Field Trips

– Jerusalem: Temple Mount,
– Temple Mount Sifting Project,
– Temple Institute
– Walking on the Old City walls,
– Church of Holy Sepulcher
– Garden Tomb
– Caesarea
– Magdala
– Capernaum
– Kursi,
– boat ride – Sea of Galilee

June 22 – July 5

MESSIANIC PROPHECY
– Noam Hendren

A study of Messianic prophecy in the Tanakh as it relates to Israel and the nations, showing its fulfillment in Yeshua the Messiah.
Emphasis is given to a text-centered interpretation of the Hebrew Bible (i.e., the exegetical wheel, comprised of textual criticism, grammar and syntax, semantics, literary analysis, biblical theology) and to Jewish interpretation of prophetic passages as expressed in Jewish literature.

Field Trips
– Megiddo
– Masada
– Dead Sea
– Ein Gedi
– Qumran
– Tel Gezer
– Kh. Qeiyafa
– Tel Lakhish

 

Registration for Sessions II closes Jan 7, 2020

Summer Session III

July 6 – 30, 2020

 

Jul 6 – July 18 (arrive July 5)

JEWISH JESUS OF THE GOSPELS
– Dr. David Mishkin

This course will survey the life and message of Yeshua (Jesus). It will highlight the importance of the Jewish roots of the faith, and respond to both historical and textual criticism. It will ultimately demonstrate that the best way to “find” Yeshua is in the pages of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Field Trips
– Eretz Museum,
– Israel Museum
– free time in Jerusalem,
– Ebenezer
– Aphek
– Jaffa
July 18 – Jul 30

BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY
– Dr. Sheila Gyllenberg

This course will familiarize the student with the geography of the Land of Israel as it
relates to the events of the Bible, through lectures and field trips.

Full study tour
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Registration for Session III closes Feb. 7, 2020

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

Each Session includes 6 credit hours (contact us about special prices for those studying without credit, for personal enrichment only, and for those wishing to take only one of two seminars).

Each academic seminar will be for two weeks, arriving on a Sunday and leaving on a Sunday

Students can come for a maximum of 2 seminars (1 session or 2 half sessions).  Between seminars (Sunday/Monday) there will be a day and a half free for working on assignments. Assignments for both seminars will not need to be submitted until one month after finishing the second seminar.

Summer Session I

Seminar 1:
May 10-24, 2020 | Theology of the Torah

  • Sunday – Arrival and group meeting at hotel/dorms
  • Monday – Morning: Orientation at ICB,   Afternoon: Class begins (1 pm to 5 pm)
  • Tuesday – Morning: class,   Afternoon: library time for assignments
  • Wednesday – classes (9 am – 5 pm)
  • Thursday – chapel with ICB students followed by an afternoon field trip
  • Friday – field trip
  • Saturday – worship service at different congregation each week
  • Sunday – Monday: classes (9 am – 5 pm)
  • TuesdayMorning: class,   Afternoon: library time for assignments
  • Wednesday – classes (9 am – 5 pm)
  • Thursday (second week) – library day for assignments + chapel with ICB students
  • Friday – field trip
  • Saturday – worship service excursion
  • Sunday – for those just joining one seminar – check-out/departure
    Sunday – for those staying for an additional seminar – free day for assignments

Seminar 2:
May 24-June 7 | Jewish-Christian Relations

  • Sunday – Arrival and group meeting at hotel/dorms
  • Monday – Morning: Orientation at ICB,   Afternoon: field trip
  • Tuesday – Thursday (first week): classes + chapel with ICB students on Thursday
  • Friday – Morning: field trip,   evening: worship service excursion
  • Saturday – worship service at a different congregation each week
  • Sunday – free day for assignments
  • Tuesday – Thursday (second week): classes + chapel with ICB students on Thursday
  • Friday – field trip
  • Saturday – worship service excursion
  • Sunday – for those just joining one seminar – check-out/departure
    Sunday – for those staying for an additional module – free day for assignments

 

Summer Session II

Seminar 1: June 7-June 21 |
Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith

  • Sunday – Arrival and group meeting at hotel/dorms
  • Monday – Morning: Orientation at ICB,   Afternoon: first lecture
  • Tuesday – Friday (first week): classes from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Friday evening – worship service excursion
  • Saturday – beach day (optional)
  • Sunday – Monday (second week): classes from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday – field Trip
  • Wednesday – free day for assignments
  • Thursday – Morning: field trip,   Afternoon: Concluding Lecture 1pm-4pm
  • Friday – field Trip
  • Saturday – worship service excursion
  • Sunday (week 3): classes at ICB in the morning + excursion to Caesarea
  • Monday (week 3): study tour begins

 

Seminar 2: June 21-July 5 |
Messianic Prophecy

  • Sunday – Arrival and group meeting at hotel/dorms
  • Monday – Morning: Orientation at ICB,   Afternoon: field trip
  • Tuesday – Thursday (first week): classes + chapel with ICB students on Thursday
  • Friday – field trip
  • Saturday – worship service excursion
  • Sunday – free day for assignments
  • Tuesday – Thursday (second week): classes + chapel with ICB students on Thursday
  • Friday – field Trip
  • Saturday – worship service excursion
  • Sunday – for those just joining one seminar – check-out/departure
    Sunday – for those staying for an additional module – free day for assignments

Summer Session III

Seminar 1: July 5-July 19 |
The Jewish Jesus of the New Testament

  • Sunday – Arrival and group meeting at hotel/dorms
  • Monday – Morning: Orientation at ICB,   Afternoon: field trip
  • Tuesday – Thursday (first week): classes + chapel with ICB students on Thursday
  • Friday – field trip
  • Saturday – worship service at a different congregation each week
  • Sunday – free day for assignments
  • Monday – Thursday (second week): classes + chapel with ICB students on Thursday
  • Friday – field Trip
  • Saturday – worship service excursion
  • Sunday – for those just joining one seminar – check-out/departure

 

Seminar 2: July 18-30 | Biblical Geography Study Tour

DOWNLOAD ITINERARY HERE

LECTURERS

Dr. Sheila Gyllenberg, PhD, holds a master’s degree in Jewish History and PhD in archaeology from Israel’s Bar Ilan University.
In addition to her work as a licensed tour guide, Sheila serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel.

Dr. David Mishkin has a PhD in Biblical and Religious Studies, with a focus on Jewish Christian Relations.
David serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel, and has published several scholarly articles and books, including The Wisdom of Alfred Edersheim, Rabbi and Redeemer: Discovering Yeshua in the Gospel of John and“The Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith” (together with Craig Evans).

Dr. Seth Postell

Noam Hendren

COSTS PER SESSION: $6200

*PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS

– Each seminar will open only if a minimum number of participants have registered. BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS please check with us that the minimum number of participants has been reached. (If a seminar does not open due to lack of enrollment, the full deposit will be refunded).

– Price does not include health insurance valid in Israel. It is mandatory for students to provide proof of medical insurance before arriving in Israel.

 

Price for all Sessions include:

  • room and board
  • transportation for field trips
  • transportation to worship services at local congregations
  • airport transfers
  • 3 credits per course given by ICB (= 6 credits per session)
  • transportation, entrance fees and licensed guide for field trips included in the program.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Deposits are non-refundable (unless the selected seminar does not open due to insufficient enrollment).
After final payment, refunds of 50% are possible up until 15 days before the Session begins. Refunds of 25% are possible up to 8 days before the session. In the week before the session begins, and during the course of the session, NO refunds are possible. Students are advised to purchase Travel Cancellation Insurance, which covers expenses if cancelation is necessary for unforeseen medical reasons (or other situations covered in the policy chosen). Israel College of the Bible shall not be liable or responsible for any injury, sickness, loss or damage to any person or property as a consequence of natural disasters, strikes, civil disturbances or other factors over which the college has no control and cannot influence to change them. Israel College of the Bible offers no coverage or compensation of any kind in case stated above, nor for cancellations or inability to travel.

Student Fitness

Full participation in the field trip days requires each student to be in good health and be able to walk. Unfortunately, some sites are not accessible to people who have limited mobility. If there are any issues pertaining to your health or physical fitness, we ask that you consult with us prior to registration.

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