Or David Theological Seminary offers a Bachelor’s Degree designed for those who seek aJewish studies program deeply infused by the ancient paths of the Scriptures, the Hebrew language andBiblical archaeology. Our program is aimed to introduce students to important Biblical principles and enable them to study Jewish texts in depth. It is also for those who want to enhance their Biblical knowledge and become conversant with the complex parts of the Bible.
In this program offered by the Or David Theological Seminary, the students will be able to:
- Gain a deeper appreciation of and for the Jewish tradition;
- Engage with expert professors and students from diverse denominations;
- Acquire basic proficiency in Modern Hebrew; and,
- Discover the rich heritage of Jewish belief and practice, thus living out a true theological experience within the community.
It is highly recommended that students bring an open mind and spirit coupled with a willingness to draw upon their life experiences.
This program develops a wide range of skills such as critical thinking, oral and written communication, and time management, in addition to linguistic ability, which will be beneficial for a wide range of careers.
Or David Theological Seminary provides the student the opportunity to gain or enhance Biblical knowledge and to explore an area of interest related to the public, research or mission fields.
Policies and values that we want to communicate through the classroom and syllabus include:
- Expectations for success
Or David Theological Seminary’s cutting-edge professional school trains students to become trans-formative leaders. Our Bachelor’s degree consists of 25 distinct courses. See them below:
1. Introduction to the Holy Scriptures
2. The Torah/Pentateuch
3.The Doctrine of the Messiah
4. Old Testament Studies I – The Major and Minor Prophets.
5. Old Testament Studies II – The Writings.
7. Spiritual Experience
8. History of the World Religions
9. Biblical Geography
10. Biblical Archeology
11. History of Israel
12. Introduction into Hebrew
13. Biblical Hermeneutics
14. Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament Introduction
15. Hebrew Exegesis and New Testament Introduction
17. The Jewish Roots of the New Testament
18. Introduction to Greek
19. Aramaic in the First Century
21. Biblical Homiletics
22. Pastoral Psychology
23. Foundations of Leadership and Administration
24. Philosophy of Religious Education 25. Intercultural Studies and Outreaches