Applications being accepted for 2014 Israel Study Trip
May 3, 2013 | Bryce Wilks
Applications are now being accepted for a study trip to Israel planned for May 5–20, 2014. The trip is coordinated through Evangel University with Bible World Seminars and is open to 30 applicants.
Students will travel with Dr. Wave E. Nunnally, professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins, and Dr. James C. Martin, president of Bible World Seminars. The trip allows participants to study at more than 50 biblical and historical sites in Israel.
Nunnally says that this study trip will be distinctly different from a traditional tour, which focuses on sightseeing.
“Study trips cover representative sections of the entire land and focus on the development of tools for more effective Bible reading, study, personal application, witnessing, and proclamation. This trip will change dramatically and forever the way the participants read, interpret, preach, teach and witness from the Scriptures.”
The trip will include boating across the Sea of Galilee, swimming in the Dead Sea, studying on-site in the Wilderness, snorkeling in the Red Sea, and exploring other significant sites mentioned in the Bible.
“Our preference is to get off the beaten path,” Nunnally says.
This trip is also intended to add clarity, depth and power to passages from scripture by putting them in their tangible original context.
“When you participate in this trip, you no longer feel like you’re reading someone else’s mail—instead, you’re reading the Bible as an insider,” Nunnally says.
Students can earn three hours of undergraduate or graduate credit, but the trip is not strictly limited to students. Parents, friends, pastors, Sunday School teachers, professors and others are welcome to participate as long as space is available.
“There is no other experience or class that will change your life and the way you approach the Bible as much as this,” Nunnally says. “I have found this to be true with person after person since 1982.”
The down payment of $600 and application form is due by October 30, 2013. The total cost of the trip is $2,800 (in-country only—this does not include domestic and/or international airfare), which is due by February 5, 2014. Airline tickets are the responsibility of each individual participant.
This will be Dr. Nunnally’s last group to organize, administrate, and instruct. After the May 2014 Study Trip, the Evangel University Middle Eastern Studies Program will transition to new leadership and Dr. Nunnally will assume an advisory status.
In addition, Dr. Martin (who has team-taught with Dr. Nunnally for decades) is transitioning into retirement after this next Study Trip. Thus, this trip will be the culmination of more than 30 years (and for the two together, more than 60 years) of studying and teaching the Bible on-site and in-context in the lands of the Bible.
For details on taking the trip for academic credit, feel free to discuss the details with Dr. Nunnally. For those specifically interested in taking the Study Trip to fulfill Evangel University’s “Global Connections” requirement, email or call Allison Fontaine at 417-865-2815 ext. 8526.
Itinerary and Application Form (October 30, 2013 Deadline)
Bible World Seminars
Dr. James C. Martin
P.O. Box 2687
Amarillo, TX 79105