Minor in Jewish Studies
A minor in Jewish Studies provides deeper immersion into the Jewish world out of which Jesus, Paul, the New Testament and the early church arose. Courses from areas such as Hebrew, Geography of Israel, Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament, are selected by the student based on availability and interest. This minor prepares students to properly interpret New Testament documents and communicate with the Jewish community. It is also a good foundation for graduate studies.
This program is designed to promote an understanding of all aspects of Jewish life, culture, language, literature, religion and history from biblical times to the modern era. Each student works out an individual program in consultation with a Jewish Studies advisor in the Department of Theology. Students preparing for graduate school in this area should also consider a Hebrew minor or a Biblical Languages major.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Geography of Israel||A study of the physical geography of Israel: its topography, natural regional divisions, major cities and roadways, neighbors, defenses, climate, crops, rainfall, soil-types, produce, and demographics to help develop awareness of dynamics biblical authors assume their readers already know.|
|Survey of Intertestamental History and Literature||An overview of the history of Israel in the Intertestamental Period. In addition, the student is introduced to representative selections from the various literary genres of the period upon which reconstructions of its history are based. The historical and literary data are then employed in comparative analysis and New Testament interpretation.|
|Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament||A topical study of the Palestinian Jewish backgrounds of the history, culture, languages, religion, and institutions of the New Testament which are crucial to its understanding, but which go unexplained in the Bible itself.|
|The Dead Sea Scrolls and the NT||The history of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, subsequent Scrolls scholarship, the identity and beliefs of the sect, the contents of the Scrolls, how the Scrolls apply to Biblical Studies, how to interpret Scrolls texts, and how to use the information contained in the Scrolls to more accurately reconstruct intertestamental Judaism. Emphasis on comparative use of the Scrolls in New Testament interpretation.|
|Israel/Jordan/Egypt Study Trip (optional)||Students will travel to Israel, Jordan and Egypt to study at more than 50 biblical and historical sites.|
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NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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