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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Length: JanTerm (2 weeks)
Housing Options: Hotel Language Prerequisite: No
Number of Credits: 4 Program Type: Study Abroad
Credit Type: Samford Credits Type of Program: Faculty-led Short Term
Program Description:

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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Israel Brochure and Itinerary

Course(s): RELG 494
Credits: 4
*Can count for Humanities and Social Science Gen. Ed.

Program Fee $4,670
Tuition $1,160
Total $5,830
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Leonard (

Israel Jerusalem

This program is currently not accepting applications.