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Although the Bible is not a geography book, it is a book filled with geography—geography that shaped the way the writers of the Bible thought and communicated. Therefore, to the degree that we miss or misunderstand the geography in our Bibles, we may miss or misunderstand a part of what the Lord wants to share with us. This course, led by Jack Beck, is designed to explore the absolutely vital relationship between what the Almighty has to say and the place from which He says it.

  1. Understand that geography is used frequently and widely throughout all portions of the Bible to communicate God’s thoughts to us.
  2. Know that geography plays a significant role in delivering the message of the Bible, especially God’s plan of salvation.
  3. Understand the importance of organizing the Bible geographically to see the relationships between portions of the Bible that are linked to one another by location.
  4. Understand the basic geographical features of the Fertile Crescent and the Promised Land and their impact on travel, water acquisition, weather, and culture.
  5. Understand how the geography of the Promised Land influenced the biblical writers’ lives, language, and cultural context.
  • Dr. Beck is clear, concise, and delivers new information on a level that makes it interesting and easy to comprehend.

    — Susan, United States (US)
  • At first, I was skeptical as to where this course was going teach me. It was fantastic. It makes the Bible come alive for me.…

    — Maureen, United States (US)
  • Totally blown away!!! I’ve spent my learning about the people, culture and various gods of the inhabitants of the land. Now I understand why the…

    — Hobe, United States (US)
  • Very interesting and not studied before, but important for understanding the different cultures.

    — Ilse, United States (US)
  • This was a very interesting subject. I brought out things that I never would have considered as I studied the Bible. Great Job!!!

    — Terry, United States (US)
  • I very much enjoyed this course and can now see links to things in Scripture that I did not think about before. This course also…

    — Roger, United States (US)
  • Enjoyed the course and the instructor.

    — Mark, United States (US)
  • Dr. John Beck did an excellent job presenting the Biblical Geography Basics course. The professor made me feel as if I were there with him,…

    — Andre, United States (US)
  • I really appreciated how clearly engaged with the content the instructor was. It was obvious he cared about his craft, ministry, and students. I enjoyed…

    — Carolyn, United States (US)
  • I can already anticipate and am experiencing how this course is enhancing my enjoyment and fruitfulness of Bible reading and study by giving me a…

    — John, United States (US)
  • This course was super interesting. Mr. Beck brought an excitement to the lectures that increased as the lessons went on. I thought geography was all…

    — Kathleen, United States (US)
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, United States (US)
  • Excellente

    — Giovanni, Italy
  • Keep up the fantastic work! 🙂

    — Walter, United States (US)
  • This was my 6th course. I’m never disappointed!!

    — Marci, United States (US)
  • I enjoy the class. It does give a new perspective in Bible understanding.

    — Tuyen, United States (US)
  • I enjoyed this course. Learning the geography has helped me grasp a better understanding of the Promise Land.

    — Kimberley, United States (US)
  • This course provided me a new insight into the Bible that I never had before until now. I have a new perspective and interesting about…

    — Patrick, United States (US)
  • Geography is probably a topic I would not have considered the importance of greatly before. But this course has definitely enriched my Bible-reading experience and…

    — Pauline, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Thanks so much for the comprehensive course to under the geography of Bible times. It surely helps me to increase my understanding of and interests…

    — Ellen, United States (US)
  • This course opened my eyes to looking at the Bible in a completely different way. It really gives me a better context when studying the…

    — Leon, Canada
  • Very enlightening. This was a topic I had never really considered before, but now I have more knowledge, awareness, and interest in it. I believe…

    — Duane, United States (US)
  • Excellent course: well written, visually appealing, stimulating. Thank you for offering these programs!

    — Claudia, United States (US)
  • The lecturer put forward the information in a dynamic and interesting way, presenting the facts on the videos with education photos and clips that helped…

    — Natalie, United States (US)
  • This was great for a basics class. I hope more of these classes become available . I will definitely purchase one of the geography books…

    — Donald, United States (US)
  • I’ve always felt that the Bible had geography in it however, this lesson enhances my knowledge of the Bible as well as teaches me the…

    — Evon, United States (US)
  • I am now getting a better understanding of the Bible because of this course. In some readings/studies of Bible passages I am getting much more…

    — Frank, United States (US)

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Class Details

  • 10 Lessons
  • 31 Activities
  • 11 Assessments
  • 14 Min Average
  • 4 Hrs Minimum
  • Class Award

John Beck, PhD