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As the biblical story of salvation moves forward in time, it is always firmly anchored on the ground. The locations we read about in Scripture are not incidental; they are integral to the telling of each event. This course takes you to regions throughout Israel to experience the land, the culture, and the customs that surround the sacred stories of the Bible. You’ll begin in Jerusalem as the base for your study and then move through the regions of the Judean Hill Country and the Jezreel Valley, seeing familiar Bible stories in new ways as Dr. John (Jack) Beck explains the significance of where they played out. This course aims to open your eyes to the way the land and ancient culture shaped life and shapes our understanding of Bible stories. The video series is provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
- Recognize why the Jerusalem stories are an important part of understanding and reading God’s Word and explain how God made Himself present in Jerusalem in a unique way.
- Explore and experience key biblical sites, including Jerusalem, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, the Jezreel Valley, Gideon’s Spring, and Megiddo.
- Explain the significance of the biblical stories that took place at these sites.
- Describe the relationship between geography and the stories explored in this course.
- Understand some of the present-day cultures and customs of these regions.
I really liked the easy to understand “hands on/walk through”, but deep explanations by Dr. Beck of the important details of the Holy Land. I understand the history of GOD’s country in a deeper way. Dr. Beck is my favorite Professor so far! Thank you!Ilse, United States (US)
Presented in a very engaging manner. Being able to view the videos made this setting come alive. I actually am motivated to visit the holy land as I have made a connection between what I hear and now see much more clearly. The clips of the children, the unique air travel and everyday conversations made me look forward to each unit-the best!Lauren, Canada
great courseGary, New Zealand
I found it helpful to read the text first and then watch the video. Thank you for this history. I have been to Israel once but you added much to my previous experienceUrsula, United States (US)
I enjoyed this course very much and would like to find other courses of a similar nature.Aileen, Australia
Loved the videos; loved the teaching. Loved the course!Ken, United States (US)
The photography was great. It was almost like taking a “field trip” to the Holy Land. Dr. Beck gave so much insight to the history and significance of key places and events in the Holy Land. Definitely a course to educate and inform learners who want to know more about the Holy Land.Sandi, United States (US)
An excellent overview of the Holy Land highlighting some of the significant events of the Bible. This course has given me a better understanding of these events and reminds me of God’s sovereign plan for Israel and us as followers of Jesus Christ our Lord.Jason, Australia
Very engaging and eye-opening view of these different places in the Bible.Kim cheng, Singapore
An excellent course!Russell, Singapore