Fall Classes for 2018 start in September!


Online Classes

Starting Sunday, September 16th at 7:00 PM     

This is a nine-week course on Tuesday evenings.

MJCS 202/EL 202 Biblical Archaeology

Course Description:  This course will cover important archaeological findings, especially within the last century, that support the authenticity of the Bible.  It will also focus on some of the well-known Biblical archaeologists in the field today.

Instructor:  Craig Drurey

Required Textbook: 

The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible: Discoveries That Confirm the Reliability of Scripture by Joseph M. Holden and Norman Geisler (2013).  Harvest House Publishers.


Starting Saturday, September 15th at 7:00 PM     

This is a nine-week course on Wednesday evenings.

EL 207 Bible Study Methods

Course Description:  This course will cover basic study techniques that will help students gain more from their Bible study.  It will also cover the use of study materials like Bible concordances, Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, and Bible commentaries.  A variety of websites and software for study and research will be shared during the course as well.

Instructor:  Craig Drurey

Required Textbooks:

The Complete Jewish Study Bible: Insights for Jews & Christians: Illuminating the Jewishness of God’s Word (2016). Hendrickson Publishers Marketing/Messianic Jewish Publishers and Resources.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (4th ed.) by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart (2014).  Published by Zondervan.


Special Elective Class Starts Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM

This is a nine-week course on Thursday evenings.

The Four Gospels 

Course Description:  This class focuses on the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) of the New Testament (Brit Chadashah).  It will consist of an overview of each of the Gospels, touch on the Jewishness of Jesus and the historical and cultural context of the books, and expand on some of the teachings of Jesus (Yeshua) from a Judaic-Christian perspective.

Instructors:  Dr. Deborah Burd and Stephanie Pavlantos (Besorah Student Services).


Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding by Lois Tverberg (2017).  Published by Baker Books.

Jesus the Jewish Theologian by Brad H. Young (1995/2001).  Hendrickson Publishers.


More fall classes to come!

Biblical Greek 1 (online).  Sundays at 2:00 pm.  Online.   Starting September 16th.  

Biblical Hebrew 1 (Face-to-Face).  Time, location, and date to be announced.

Old Testament Overview (Part 1).  Mondays at 10:00 am.  Online.  Starting September 17th.


Note:  Textbooks available through Amazon and the Christian Book Distributors



Tuition for Classes

$110.00 per regular course

Books are in addition to tuition and need to be purchased by the student. The Christian Book Distributors, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon are some good places to look for your books.


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

Current students may register online:

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For questions, registering for classes, or applying to become a student at Besorah contact:
Dr. Debbie Burd, President
Besorah Institute for Judaic-Christian Studies & Biblical Research
P.O. Box 278
Twinsburg, Ohio  44087
(330) 622-0481