The History of Messianic Jews (Zoom Course)



3 Academic Credit Hours (October 11 – December 20, 2023)

The History of Messianic Jews

Course will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays , 4 – 7 PM Israel Time


REGISTRATION is OPEN till Oct 10, 2023

Course Description

This course will survey the history of Jewish followers of Jesus. The trends and developments of Jewish-Christian relations throughout history will serve as the backdrop as we examine the accomplishments, trials, and successes of this often neglected group. The course will also highlight God’s faithfulness in keeping His promise of a remnant.

Course Structure

The lessons will be held through a Zoom format, consisting of lectures and interactive discussions between all participants. There will be 10 three hour (with breaks) live zoom lectures. Recordings will be available to registered students to watch multiple times during the time of the course and for six weeks after it ends. It won’t be possible to download video lectures to personal PC.

We cannot ensure the quality of zoom recordings should technical failures occur. We also cannot guarantee that all parts will be recorded. Therefore, it is NOT possible to register for recordings only. Students need to participate in all live lectures.

Course Goals

  1. To challenge prevailing ecclesiastical attitudes regarding the nature of both Judaism and Christianity.
  2. To evaluate historic decisions and beliefs in light of Scripture.
  3. To expose students to specific Jewish believers in Jesus who have made significant contributions.

Learning Outcome

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Students will gain a deeper appreciation of God’s faithfulness.
  2. Students will better understand the importance in sharing the gospel with Jews and Gentiles.
  3. Students will gain a better understanding of scripture and their own faith.

Course Dates and Topics :


October 11, 2023 New Testament era
October 18, 2023 Church Fathers and Mishnah
October 25, 2023 Byzantine and Talmudic
November 1, 2023 Dark Ages
November 8, 2023 High Middle Ages
November 15, 2023 Renaissance and Reformation
November 22, 2023 Thanksgiving Break – no class
November 29, 2023 Enlightenment
December 6, 2023 Holocaust and Post Holocaust
December 13, 2023 Israel
December 20, 2023 Modern Period


Instructor: Dr. David Mishkin

David Mishkin is a Jewish Messianic believer in Yeshua and an elder of HaMaayan Messianic Congregation in Kfar Saba, Israel. He holds an MA in Intercultural and Jewish Studies, and PhD in Biblical and Religious Studies. He serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel. His teaching field concentration is on Jewish History, Jewish-Christian Relations, and Historical Jesus. Dr. David Mishkin has published several scholarly articles and books including, A Handbook of the Jewish Roots of the Gospels, co-edited with Craig A. Evans, Tyndale, 2021, A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith, co-edited with Craig A. Evans, Peabody: Hendrickson, 2019, Jewish Scholarship on the Resurrection of Jesus, Eugene: Pickwick, 2017, Rabbi and Redeemer: Discovering Yeshua in the Gospel of John, Cincinnati: Messianic Jewish Literature, 2010, The Wisdom of Alfred Edersheim, Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008, The Emerging Jewish Views of the Messiahship of Jesus and Their Bearing on the Question of His Resurrection, HTS Teologiese Studies, 71, no 1, art #2881, and more.


  • Live Lectures via Zoom
  • October 11 – December 20, 2023, Wednesdays , 4 – 7 PM GMT+3 (Israel Time)
  • Language: English

Main Texts

  • Skarsaune, Oskar and Hvalvik, Reidar, ed. Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries. Peabody: Hendrickson.
  • Evans, Craig A. and Mishkin, David. 2017. A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith. Peabody, MA; Hendrickson.


Course Fees

  • For Personal Enrichment  – $249 USD
  • For Academic Credit  – $750 USD
  • DTS Students – $450

*These fees do not include required textbooks

**Payment is non-refundable