SPRINGFIELD, MO — What does it take for a university professor from Springfield, Missouri, to be invited to teach tourism experts in Israel?
It helps to be a highly regarded expert like Dr. Wave Nunnally, who has lived, studied or taught in Israel since 1982. As professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins, he is in his 18th year at Evangel University and his 28th year overall in higher education.
Dr. Nunnally traveled to Israel at the end of the Fall 2019 semester, where he delivered a series of six lectures at the University of Haifa. The lectures were part of a course offered jointly by the University of Haifa’s School of Tourism and the State of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.
“The purpose of the course was to provide current Israeli guides specialized training for working with Protestants, including Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic groups,” said Nunnally.
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In addition to classroom lectures, Dr. Nunnally also participated in and provided instruction during the fieldwork component of the course. This included visiting several museums such as the Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, and David’s Citadel Museum.
“The course content was designed to focus on Bible interpretation, Jesus in His historical context, and tying Scripture to the visible, tangible realities of the land of the Bible,” he said.
Nunnally and his students also visited historical locations around Jerusalem’s “Old City” including Herod’s Palace, the Herodian Quarter (the Wohl Museum’s high priestly mansions), the City of David, the Pool of Siloam, the soon-to-be-opened “Pilgrims’ Pathway” that connects the Pool of Siloam to the Temple, and the Davidson Center including the Pinnacle of the Temple, its Southern Steps, and its Huldah Gates.
Back in Springfield, Dr. Nunnally is a professor in the Evangel University Department of Theology and Global Church Ministries, as well as a member of the faculty of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
He holds three master’s degrees and earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nunnally’s expertise is in Jewish backgrounds of the New Testament, including the teachings of the early rabbis, as well as the non-biblical texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls. He regularly employs his proficiency in Biblical, Rabbinic and Modern Hebrew.
Respected by his peers, Nunnally was honored in 2015 to receive Evangel University’s E. M. and Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. He also received the Delta Alpha Distinguished Educator of the Assemblies of God Award at the General Council of 2017.
Nunnally is a regular instructor of study trips in Israel for students, church leaders, and church groups, and is also the respected author of many articles and numerous books.
For more information on speaking engagements and instruction in Israel, contact Dr. Nunnally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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