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
79 $592 9 0 27 3 12 0 7 21 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
TTBE 517 Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods 3
TTBE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi 3
TTBE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3

TTHT 505
or TTHT 506
or TTHT 514

Patristic and Medieval Theology
Reformation and Modern Theology
Historical Theology Survey
3
TTNT 501 Beginning Greek I 3
TTNT 502 Beginning Greek II 3
TTNT 503 Introduction to Exegesis 3
TTNT 604
or TTNT 605
Exegesis in the Gospels
Exegesis in the Epistles
3
TTOT 603 Elements of Hebrew I 3
TTOT 604 Elements of Hebrew II 3
TTOT 607 Hebrew Exegesis I - Torah 3
TTOT 608 Hebrew Exegesis II - Neviim 3
TTOT 613 Rabbinic Literature 3
TTPT 591 Introduction to Field Education 1
TTPT 609 Expository Preaching 3
TTSF 501 Introduction to Spiritual Theology and Formation 2
TTSF 503 Personal Foundations for Spiritual Formation 2
TTTH 521 Theology I: God, Scripture, Creation 3
TTTH 522 Theology II: Christ, Humanity, Sin, Salvation 3
TTTH 623 Theology III: Spirit, Church, Last Things 3
TTHT 604 Jewish History 3
TTPH 602 Apologetics 3
TTPT 510 Evangelism and Follow-Up 3
TTPT 592 Field Education II 0
TTPT 602 Pastoral Ministry 3
TTPT 610 Contemporary Biblical Preaching 3
TTPT 691 Field Education III 0
TTPT 692 Field Education IV 0
TTPT 723 Integration in Jewish Studies 2
TTPT 791 Field Internship 0
TTPT 792 Field Internship 0
TTTH 620 Rabbinic Theology 3
TTTH 622 Theology of the Siddur 3
  Total 79

 

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