Israel Study Tour: Historical Geography of the Bible [BIBL 0603 / RLGS 3073]
Faculty: Dr. Rebecca Idestrom
Course Syllabus (PDF)
This course is a study tour which combines travel with lectures and readings to provide students with a rich, on-site learning experience. Students will spend three full weeks in Israel visiting sites throughout the country that formed the stage on which so many biblical events were played out. Our tour will move region-by-region, spending time in Jerusalem and Judea, Benjamin, the Coastal Plain, the Negev, the Dead Sea area, the Jordan Valley, the Galilee, and the Golan Heights. In each area students will learn about its geography and archaeology, exploring how the features of each area shaped the history of its people. Attention will also be given to the imagery and symbolism connected with each region in both the Old and New Testaments.
Please be aware that this is a physically demanding course, which will involve significant amounts of walking in a hot climate.
Full details regarding costs, registration, payment, and travel are available from Dr. Idestrom.
Please Note: For Seminary students, this course can count as either a New Testament elective or an Old Testament elective.
This course is open for registration
This course is available as an Audit course