Educational Aims

An Advanced Understanding of Biblical Studies

We aim to provide learning contexts in which students can gain an advanced understanding of biblical studies, especially in regard to the world of the Bible and the contexts in which the Bible was produced.

We desire that our students gain proficiency in the texts, contexts, and languages of the Old Testament / Hebrew scriptures, in the roots of the New Testament in its Hebraic context, and in the Greco-Roman Judean world of the time of the New Testament.

An Advanced Understanding of the Cultures of the Region

We aim to provide learning contexts in which students can gain an advanced understanding of the cultures and religions of the modern Middle East, especially those of Judaism, Islam, and the Eastern Christian traditions.

By doing so, students may gain a greater appreciation of the interplay of ideologies and customs in the historic, political, and social relationships of the Middle East.

Integrating a Biblical Worldview

We aim to provide learning contexts in which students can explore and strengthen an integrated biblical worldview.

We seek to guide our students in the processes of relating their academic studies to a biblical perspective, the Christian faith, and their vocational interests.