Degree Program and Institutional Core Values


  1. Academic Excellence – Students will gain a solid foundation in ancient Judaism and Christian origins.  Students will be challenged to become analytical and critical thinkers.
  2. Globally Engaging and Intentionally Diverse – Students will gain an understanding of the cultures and languages of ancient Israel and its implications for ancient Judaism and Christian origins.  Moreover, the students’ acquisition of Modern Hebrew will also introduce them to the varieties of thought among Israeli scholars.
  3. Personally Transforming – Students will develop the skills to communicate professionally in oral and written form.  In addition, students will gain the skills to function as life-long learners.
  4. Socially Relevant – Students will know and understand how these ancient communities read and applied their sacred writings to address the complexities of the human experience in the ancient world.