Israel: Exploring the Biblical World
Jan Term 2019
Sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, the land of Israel stands at the crossroads of the world. Israel is a prize sought after by Assyrians and Arabs, Babylonians and Britons, Saladin and Suleiman, Christian Crusaders and Jewish Zealots. Most of all, it is the page on which the story of the nation of Israel is told. To walk through this land is to walk in the footsteps of Abraham, David, Jesus and the disciples and to get a glimpse of the world they called home.
In Israel: Exploring the Land of the Bible, students will experience a unique blend of history, archaeology, culture, and religion as they crisscross the biblical landscape. They will explore the ruins of cities built by Israel’s great kings, walk through a tunnel built to protect Jerusalem twenty-seven centuries ago, gaze at the Mediterranean from an amphitheater built by Herod the Great, touch the walls that once supported Jerusalem’s mighty temple, hear the words, “Who do you say that I am?” in the place where Jesus asked this question of his disciples, meditate on the death of Jesus in a church built upon ancient Calvary, and so much more.
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Course(s): RELG 494
*Can count for Humanities and Social Science Gen. Ed.
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Leonard (email@example.com)