What is Talbot Bible Lands?
Talbot Bible Lands is a 4-unit interterm course that gives students a unique perspective on the Biblical lands, integrating archaeology, geography, and history on-site.
The Bible has been read and studied by innumerable people worldwide. Yet no matter how familiar we may be with the words in the Bible, being able to connect them with real places brings a new dimension to our understanding.
Who can go with Talbot Bible Lands?
Every student enrolled at the graduate division of Talbot School of Theology is eligible to apply for the course and travel. Other Biola University graduate (and undergraduate with permission) students may apply and be placed on a waiting list. If there are still openings on August 29 we will begin actual acceptance of those on the waiting list. Spouses and alumni wishing to apply must register at Biola as Special Students.
This is a study tour that is both academically rigorous and at times physically challenging.
When is Talbot Bible Lands going?
Our travel dates to Israel are December 27, 2011 to January 17, 2012. In addition to the travel, a required preparation class meets in the Fall Semester on Monday evenings.
What does Talbot Bible Lands cost?
The cost is $4799.00, which includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, breakfast and most dinners, tips, and entrance fees. There are minimal fees for registration, class supplies, etc.
What do I need to do in order to study and travel with Talbot Bible Lands?
Space is limited, so if you wish to join us submit a completed application form along with a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to Dr. Rigsby’s secretary, Mrs. Sandra Orr, in Myers 204. The forms are available on Dr. Rigsby’s office door in Myers 206.
You must have a current passport which does not expire before July 17, 2012; otherwise you will need to begin the process to obtain one immediately!
Whom do I contact for more information regarding Talbot Bible Lands?
Dr. Rigsby directs the program and teaches the Fall Semester preparation classes. He may be telephoned at
562-903-6000 x5514 or e-mailed at richard [dot] rigsby [at] biola [dot] edu or talbotbiblelands [at] yahoo [dot] com