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OT 101 PENTATEUCH (GENESIS - DEUTERONOMY)
This course is a study with focus on the initial survey of these books as a whole, the interpretation of parts of books in the context of the book as a whole, and the synthesis of these books. Our objectives are to discover the creative power of God at work today, to enter into the redemptive promise of God, to understand God’s covenant with all His people, and to relate God’s commandments to our daily living in relation to justice issues. The course includes a review of the archaeological and historical setting of these books.
OT 213 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
A study of the Old Testament books in the context of history, geography, and archaeology. Consideration is made of the specific message God wanted to convey through each individual book. Each book will be given in outline form, and the message of the Old Testament will be given in its entire context.
OT 214 OLD TESTAMENT BACKGROUND
The course is a survey of the Old Testament backgrounds in terms of geography, cultural history, and archaeology of Ancient Near East, and of Palestine in particular. Periods up to the arrival of Alexander the Great will be covered
PAS 206 SPIRITUAL LIFE
This course will discuss the basic principles of spiritual formation. Emphasis will be made on three major areas: inward, outward, and corporate disciplines, based on Richard Foster’s book, “Celebration of Discipline,” among others. The student will study the theology of prayer, fasting, Bible study, worship, service, and other topics presented in this book. The theology and practice of prayer and personal discipline, both individually and corporately, will be emphasized.
OT 211 PROPHETICAL BOOKS
This course is a study of the historical background, lives and messages of the major prophets in the history of God’s people. A specific study of the organization and content of the prophets in light of theological developments in Israel is made with an examination of their personal ministry and call from God. This course will focus on the specific aspects of creative mercy, pervasive justice, Biblical wholeness, and Godly humility, in relation to the life of the student and his or her ministry.
NT 202 I AND II CORINTHIANS
A detailed analytical and exegetical study of Pauline thought as expressed in these letters. An emphasis is made concerning the application of their words for the life of the church today. The authorship, dates and audience will be discussed from contextual and archeological evidence.
ED 101 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
This course is a study of the rationale underlying Christian Education and a review of the principles and methods peculiar to the educational philosophy of evangelical Christianity.
HIS 201 CHURCH HISTORY I - EARLY CHURCH THROUGH THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
The development of the Christian church from the Apostolic period through the Byzantine era up until the pre-reformation period. Studies will include the central historical movements and theological issues of the period, with attention given to their relevance for the church today.
HIS 202 CHURCH HISTORY II - REFORMATION HISTORY TO PRESENT
Church History from the Reformation through the Age of Reason to the opening stages of the twenty-first century will be discussed in light of original documents and historical analysis. Studies will include the central historical movements and theological issues of the period, with attention given to their relevance for the church today. This course seeks to encourage the development of Christ-centeredness and Biblical wholeness.
HIS 203 Church History III
A course designed to give a brief overview of the history of the church from Pentecost to the present day. Specific topics such as the early church fathers, the creeds, significant theologians and theologies, Reformation, Protestantism, and church divisions will be discussed in a broader historical context with respective impacts evaluated in our modern historical context. Original source materials will be used when available.
NT 102 THE LIFE AND TEACHING OF JESUS I
IT is a general introduction to the Christian life. Also it is a topical approach to our Lord’s earthly ministry. It will contain historical and social context of His life and works, as well as set forth the faithful and spiritual example He left for us, so that we should follow in His steps.
MIS 305 Comparative Religions
In this subject we’re going to get a survey to the concept of the beginning of Religion. We will present the headlines of the most important Religions in the World. Special emphasis on the religions of the Middle East and compare it to each other.
NT 104 Acts of the Apostles:
It is a study of the contents of the book of Acts. Special Emphasis will be on the growth of the early church; we will study also the journeys of Apostle Paul because that was the one that impact the message of the Gospel in the Western World.
HIS 103 Biblical Geography
The purpose for this course is to introduce the students to the geography and the history of the Holy Land. The students will write reports based on the field trips they have done through the course.
NT 106 ROMANS
This curriculum is an examination of the Epistle to the Romans in the light of the circumstances and experience of the Apostle Paul. Emphasis is on God’s method of salvation through the person and works of the Lord Jesus Christ, and on our need of salvation for life and service.
NT 214x New Testament Background
This curriculum is about an exclusive study for the Historical, Geographical, Political, Theological and the Economical Background for the New Testament. It emphasize on the Historical background in the New Testament from the time of the Babilonyan Captivity till the time of Jesus Christ.
NT 212 New Testament Survey
This curriculum is a general Study in the books of the New Testament with its Historical and Theological Background and all it's books and subjects. It Emphasize on the unity of the Biblical Message from the New Testament, and its connection and communication of the books of the New Testament with each other.
NT 205 REVELATION
The purpose for this course is to study the message of the Book of Revelation, by studying the content of each chapter and how are they connected with each other. Also, to introduce the students to the Historical Background and the social atmosphere in the time of writing that Book. So the students have to know and study all the different interpretation for The Book of Revelation and emphasizing on the four main schools that interpreted it.
THE 307 Philosophy of Religion
In this course it is a group of Lectures and discussions in the Subject of Religion according to different points of view and theologies especially in the concept of the existence of God and the process of creation, diversity in religions, mindsets, faith and miracles, the spiritual personal experience, What makes the Christian faith Different and special and other concepts such as the incarnation of Christ.
NT 304 General Epistles
This Course is an introduction and a brief study for the background for the General Epistles ( Hebrew, James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, and Jude), with the emphases on the major theological subjects that are related to the students daily life.
OT 103 Historical Books
In this course the students will study the Books from the book of Joshua till Esther, and this study shows the continuation of the events in the life of the people of God, and what the message was for them from God clearly in this important period of time in the history of the Bible.
We also are going to show the transformation that happened to Israel from the desert tribal society to the royal system and after that. We also are going to look into the reasons behind the beginning of the kingdom of Israel and its division into two kingdoms and their demolition by Assyrians and Babylonians.
THE 206 Systematic Theology I
This curriculum is an introduction for the systematic theology which includes some definitions and important basic terms and expressions that are used as a foundation.
THE 208 Systematic Theology III
In This Curriculum the students study the five parts of the Systematic Theology III with all its meanings and aspects.
His 302 Church History IV
In this curriculum the students will study the church history in the Holy Land – It will cover all the struggles and changes that the Church of Christ went through from its beginning in Jerusalem and till now days. It includes the visual aspect such as the History of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Nativity Church, as well the other aspects such as the body of Christ history in our country.
THE 207 Systematic Theology II
In this course the students study the four divisions or parts of the systematic theology II with all its meanings and aspects.
THE 301 Exegies
In This curriculum the student learn the means and tools in interpreting the verses from the Bible through using various dictionaries, biblical references,
THE 105 Christian Ethics
In this curriculum is a study of the ethics that we should live by in our world especially now a day that there is a lot of Ethical challenges for the Christians. We face so many challenges and questions that we ought to reply properly according to the Christians' ethical measures or rules taken from the Holy Bible both Old and New Testament. Also try to learn from the Church History and the modern Church teaching.
AR 210 Introduction to Archeology
This Curriculum focuses on teaching the students the Archeology of Palestine. First the students will learn the archeology of Palestine as a separate subject then focusing on the importance of the connection between that archeology and their connection with the Holy Bible especially the Old Testament.
ED 106 Secondary and Ministry to Adult
This Course is about Youth Ministry, it focuses on the Theology of the youth in general. Also, the students will learn how to apply and develop this ministry in youth meetings in our Arabic Churches.
Ed 207 Bible Teaching Methods
It is a survey of methods techniques and creative approaches to teaching. The student will be exposed to a variety of proven methods. And there will be opportunities for the students to develop and practice his / her own methods of teaching.