Bachelor of Arts Bible Holy Land Studies Concentration

The course offerings for this program are in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. Piedmont International University and Baptists for Israel Institute offer students the experience of living, working, and traveling among the people of Israel, the Land of the Bible. Students learn about the unique culture of the Jewish people and participate in their biblical holidays in order to serve among the Jewish people.

Students learn the language of the Old Testament, Hebrew, in the classroom and immediately practice each new word as they work and visit the people. The knowledge gained in Cross Cultural Communication can immediately be put to use. In Geography of Israel, the land is the classroom, and the student walks on the map. Jewish culture and customs learned in class are then observed in the land. Biblical holidays, such as the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, and Passover are studied, and then students join in the celebration of them.

Students study three years on the campus of Piedmont International University and one year in Israel in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. Students work on a kibbutz and complete an internship or practicum.

Objectives:

  • To describe the unique culture and customs of Jewish people
  • To demonstrate the knowledge of the geography of Israel
  • To serve cross-culturally in the state of Israel

 

Bible Core (46 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Pentateuch
Pauline Epistles II
Baptist History
Systematic Theology I and II
Systematic Theology III and IV
Acts
General Epistles Survey
Daniel and Revelation
Old Testament Electives
      Historic Books
      Poetic Books
      Prophetic Books
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology

General Education (44 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey: Choose One
      Survey of American Literature
      Survey of British Literature I
      Survey of British Literature II
      Survey of World Literature
Survey of World History
Humanities Elective
General Psychology
Fine Arts Elective
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey
Principles of Speech
General Education Elective
PE Activity or Health Education
Introduction to Computers/Technology in Ministry
Student Life Seminar

Christian Ministry (4 semester hours)
Christian Ethics
Evangelism

Major Requirements (10 semester hours)
Church Education
History of Christian Thought
Introduction to Missions
Senior Seminar

Minor (33 hours) The third year is taken in Israel at the Baptists for Israel Institute. The following courses should be taken:
Life of Christ
Old Testament Elective
Sharing in Israel's Culture
Israel in Prophecy
Internship
Cross Cultural Communications
Jewish History 200BC to 1850AD
Additional courses would be taken from the Baptist for Israel Institute offerings.

Total Hours (130 hours)