Classes

Upcoming Fall 2019 Online Classes

The Revelation of Messiah (The book of Revelation) – A Special Elective Course

Course Description:  The Revelation of the Messiah is a class which will be presented from a Judaic-Christian perspective.  We will examine many themes throughout Revelation while discussing the views and opinions of this apocalyptic book of the Bible.  Those themes include the rapture, the anti-christ, the judgments-the seven seals, trumpets, and bowls, the two evangelists, the 144,000 witnesses, and how the last three Jewish Feast intertwine the end-time prophecies.

Instructor:  Pastor Stephanie Pavlantos

Textbooks:  In addition to a written study by Stephanie Pavlantos, we will be using the book: A Messianic Commentary: Yochanan (John) Presents the Revelation of Yeshua the Messiah, by Rabbi Gavriel Lumbroso (2018).  You can buy it through Amazon, the Messianic Jewish Publishers and Resources, or the Christian Book Distributors.

This twelve-week class will meet on Thursdays, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, starting September 12th.

MJCS 216/EL 316 Jewish History

Course Description:   This course is an overview of Jewish history, beginning with Abraham followed by the other Patriarchs and then covering Moses and the Exodus, the First Temple period, the fall of Jerusalem, the exile, the return to and rebuilding of Jerusalem, the Second Temple period, the revolts, the Talmudic period, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holocaust, the birth of the State of Israel on May 14th 1948, the Six-Day War, modern Israel, and Judaism today.  It will also cover Israels’ Biblical role in the world throughout the centuries.

Instructor:  Dr. Deborah  Burd

Textbooks:  Jewish Giftedness and World Redemption: The Calling of Israel by Jim Melnick (2017). 

Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith by Marvin R. Wilson (1989).

Various websites on Jewish history.

This twelve-week class will meet on Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, starting September 17th.

2019 Online Spring/Summer Classes starting in June

MJCS 210 Biblical Research Class/Research Paper 

Course Description:  This class covers the basics of Biblical research and directs students on how to write a college-level research paper.  The topic of the paper will be on some area of Biblical research of the student’s choosing.  It will be 15-20 pages long, and will utilize a minimum of 10 sources in it.  It will be typed in Times Roman or Arial 12 point font, and will be in APA format.  This paper is the Capstone project for the Biblical Research certificate program.  No field experience is required for this certificate.

Start Date:  June 4th

Time and Day:  Tuesdays, 7:00 P.M.

Instructor:  Dr. Deborah Burd

Textbook:  Making Sense in Religious Studies: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing by Northey, Anderson, & Lohr (2018).  Oxford University Press.

Special Presentation – The Parables of Yeshua (Jesus): A Judaic-Christian Perspective.

The parables, found in the Gospels of the New Testament, were very Jewish.  They were told by Yeshua (Jesus) to reveal His Father and Himself to the hearer.  In this class, students will study the parables as they relate to the Old Testament, and Jewish culture and language.  What did Yeshua (Jesus) want His first century listeners to learn from those parables?  What do they still say to us today?

Start Date:  June 6th

Time and Day:  Thursdays, 7:00 P.M.

Instructor:  Stephanie Pavlantos

Textbooks:  The Bible and The Parables: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation by Brad H. Young (2008).  Baker Academic.

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

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  contact@besorahinstitute.org