Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Messianic Jewish Studies

Units by Discipline
Total Units Price per unit Bible Exposition Intercultural Studies Languages Philosophy Practical Ministry Research / Christian Education Spiritual Formation Theology Electives
96-98 $538 12 0 26 3 23 1 6 27 0

Overview

The emphasis in Messianic Jewish Studies, offered at the New York City extension, provides training and preparation for a variety of professional ministries that serve the Jewish community in roles such as Messianic congregational leader, outreach, missions worker, or educator. Includes opportunities for specialized study of the Bible and theological reflection with a focus on aspects of Jewish studies. Enrollment in emphasis-specific courses is limited to students admitted to Messianic Jewish Studies emphasis.

Goals

As a result of this program, the student will:

  • Master the Hebrew language.
  • Develop competency in Hebrew exegesis.
  • Incorporate an understanding of Rabbinic thought and Old Testament Law in course studies and discipleship.
  • Employ knowledge of Jewish culture and values effectively in diverse ministry situations.
  • Develop skills of ministry specifically appropriate for the Jewish community, including the following proficiencies:
  • Students will be skilled in using Jewish liturgy in Messianic worship and practice (holidays, funerals, marriages, rites of passage, and music).
  • Students will speak and write with understanding about Jewish backgrounds of the Christian faith.
  • Students will be able to prepare biblical messages appropriate for the Messianic Jewish community.
  • Students will provide biblical pastoral counsel for the unique needs of the Messianic Jewish community.
  • As a result of personal experience, students will be able to describe the significance of modern Israel in the Jewish community.

Note: students in this concentration do not take OT 705 or SF 504.

Curriculum

Course Units
BE 517 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods 3
HT 505 Patristic/Medieval Theology 3
NT 503 Introduction to Exegesis 3
PT 591 Introduction to field Education 1
TH 511 Theology I - Revelation & Nature of God 3
SF 501 Introduction to Spiritual Theology & Formation 3
SS 510 Theological Research Method 1
BE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi 3
HT 506 Reformation, Modern Theology 3
NT 604 Exegesis in the Gospels 3
TH 512 Theology II - Works of God, Angels, Man... 3
TH 622 Theology of the Siddur 3
PT 592 Field Education 0
SF 503 Personal Foundation of Spiritual Formation 3
BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3
NT 605 Exegesis in the Epistles & Acts 3
OT 603 Elements of Hebrew I 3
PT 609 Expository Preaching 3
TH 613 Theology III - Christ, Salvation, & the Spirit 3
TH 620 Rabbinic Theology 3
PT 691 Field Education 0
OT 604 Elements of Hebrew II 3
OT 613 Rabbinic Literature - Readings in Mishnah & Talmud 3
PT 510 Evangelism and Follow-up 3
PH 602 Apologetics 3
PT 602 Pastoral Ministry 3
PT 692 Field Education 0
BE 726 Exposition Methodology in Daniel, Revelation 3
HT 604 Jewish History 3
NT 701 The World of the New Testament 2
OT 607 Hebrew Exegesis I-Torah 3
PT 707 Foundations of Past. Care & Counseling 2
PT 791 Field Internship 0
PT 723 Integration in Jewish Studies 3
OT 608 Hebrew Exeg. II-Neviim & Ketuvim 3
PT 610 Contemporary Biblical Preaching 3
PT 712 Ethics of the Fathers 2
PT 730 Biblical Leadership & Management 3
PT 792 Field Internship 0
TH 614 Theology IV - The Church & Last Things 3
  Total 98
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