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Summer 2023 Course Offering

Biblical Hebrew 2 – Starting Thursday, June 29th at 7:30 PM, EST

This 12-week online course is open to students and non-students.  Each class runs for 90 minutes.

Dr. Lucille Alstine will be teaching this course.

Course Description:  Hebrew II prepares students to read Biblical Hebrew easily.  In addition to reading, writing, and translateing Old Testament Scripture, students will learn traditional Jewish prayers, religious ceremonies, and phrases frequently used in Jewish culture today.  Using contemporary technology, students will watch Hebrew programs from Israel, study ancinet and modern Jewish art, and practice Jewish recipes for feast days.  This class is 12 weeks long.  It will meet online on Thursdays at 7:30 PM EST, starting June 29th.


The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult Beginner’s Path to Biblical Hebrew (Third Ed.) by Ethelyn Simon, Linda Motzkin, et al (1991).  (New books are $44.  Used texts can be purchased online for around $22.)   This book will also be used for Hebrew III.

Answer Book for The First Hebrew Primer by Ethelyn Simon and Dorey Brandt-Finell (2002).  (New books are $10.  Used books run around $6 online.

Tuition Cost: $110.00

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Winter 2022 online classes begin in February.  More information to come!

Water in God’s Plan: Starting Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 @7:00 pm EST for six weeks online.
Course Description:
We will explore water as seen in the Old and New Testaments from Creation to the Flood, the ritual washings, baptism, the miracles of Yeshua around the Sea of Galilee, the declarations of Yeshua as the Water of Life, and much more.  This theme will take us through the Bible to explore the deeper meanings of the most life-giving element our bodies need– water.  Water is so important to our life and planet that without it there would be no life.  However, as much as it gives life, it can also take it away by its force and power.  How often do we see references to water as we read scripture?  Have you ever thought about why Jesus did many of His miracles around water?  What do water and Spirit have to do with on another?  Why did God use water to destroy the Earth? 
Weekly sessions will include PowerPoint presentations.
Instructors:  Rev. Stephanie Pavlantos and Dr. Philip Gigliotti


Fall 2021 Online Classes

Special Course Offering (Open to students and non-students) – Starting Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST – Four-Week Course (Online)

Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Health – Food for the Triune Body (A Biblical Perspective)

Course Description: What we eat does matter–it matters to our physical and mental health. Our immune system and every system in our body depend on you putting healthy, vitamin and mineral-packed food into your mouth. This class will show you the nutrition your body needs to be healthy; how sugar compromises your immune system, and how your mental and spiritual health affects your physical body.  This course also looks at what the Scriptures say about taking care of your Triune body.

Instructor: Rev. Stephanie Pavlantos

Textbook: Free PDF Book – Vitamins and Minerals Demystified by Steve Blake.

Cost of Class: $89.00


Special Course Offering (Open to students and non-students) – Starting Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST Six-Week Course (Online)

The Scriptures Testify of Me

Course Description: In John 5: 39, Yeshua (Jesus) tells the Jewish leaders that the Scriptures they search, study, and learn from testify of Him. This applies to the entirety of Scripture. In this course, we will study the types and shadows in the Torah that pre-figure Messiah. These are found in mediators between God and man, the Law given through Moses concerning blood atonement, the Feasts known as the Appointed Times, and many of the experiences of the People in the Wilderness. When these are seen as pre-figuring Yeshua (Jesus), we obtain a much deeper understanding of the Plan of Redemption and the power and awe of grace.

Instructor: Dr. Philip Gigliotti (One in Messiah and The Gift of Grace radio show)

Recommended Textbooks:

Sobel, J. (2021). Mysteries of the Messiah, W Publishing Group, Nashville, TN.

Zimmerman, M. (2004). Celebrating Biblical Feasts, Bethany House, Minneapolis, MN.

Richards, L. (1998). Every Covenant and Promise in the Bible, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN.

Cost of Class: $89.00 (Books not included in tuition.)


**Rescheduled for February 2022** More information to come!

Special Offering – Four-Week Minicourse

Sunday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST starting August 1st (Note: This class will meet August 1, 22, 29, and Sept. 5th)

Guest Instructor: Dr. Barri Cae Seif    

Cost – $99.00 (Open to students and non-students)

Dr. Seif will be lecturing on Romans 10: 4.

Textbook: Is Christ Really the End of the Law? Another look at Telos in Romans 10: 4 by Drs. Jeffrey and Barri Cae Seif (2019). Published by Lederer Books/Messianic Jewish Publishers.

“For the goal at which the Torah aims is the Messiah, who offers righteousness to everyone who trusts” (Romans 10: 4 CJB).

Upcoming 2021 Online Summer Classes Will Start in June.

Biblical Hebrew 1 Study Group (LM 103/MJCS 203 credit) – Starts Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 PM EST.  This course is 12 weeks long.

Dr. Deborah Burd, Facilitator

This is a basic Biblical Hebrew course.  It covers the Hebrew alphabet and parts of speech.  Students will learn to read and pronounce simple words, names, phrases, Bible verses, and prayers in Hebrew utilizing both Hebrew script and transliterated examples.  They will also learn Hebrew words and phrases frequently used in Jewish culture in the US and Israel today.

Required Materials:  Getting Started in Hebrew Combination Pack (Purchase through Fruits of Zion)

A list of additional resources is included in the course syllabus.  





Student Tuition for Certificate Classes:  $110.00 per regular course.  Books are in addition to tuition and need to be purchased by the student.

Most Textbooks available through Amazon and the Christian Book Distributors

Registering for Classes:  New Students must make application to the Institute and be accepted before signing up for courses.  (Applications posted under “Programs.”)   Click here for more information.

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For questions, registering for classes, or applying to become a student at Besorah contact:

Dr. Deborah Burd, President
Besorah Institute for Judaic-Christian Studies & Biblical Research
P.O. Box 278
Twinsburg, Ohio  44087
(330) 622-0481  or