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The Reliability of the Scriptures - More Information

The Messianic Training Centre is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to have Professor David Sedaca teach an 8-week course on “The Reliability of the Scriptures: A Historical and Archeological Survey.”

Prof Sedeca is a Jewish believer in Yeshua and serves as the Vice President of Chosen People Ministries in the USA, Celebrate Messiah’s partner ministry. He has a wealth of experience and is highly qualified, both as a minister of the Gospel amongst Jewish people, and as a professor in Biblical studies and archeology. Prof David is currently teaching at several prestigious Universities including the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (for more information about Prof David, please see his bio).

The Reliability of the Scriptures:

Date:           Each Tuesday Night, 17 May to 5 July 2022.

Time:           7:30 – 9:00PM

Location:   Zoom  Webinar

Cost:           $120 (covers all 8 sessions)

Teacher:     David Sedaca

Course Outline:

This course aims to present the reliability of the Bible by considering the historicity of the narratives, the archaeological evidence that supports the biblical narratives, and the fidelity in the transmission of the texts.

The beliefs of Messianic Jews and Christians, in general, are based on the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and the New Covenant (Brit Hadasha). Therefore, it is paramount to have general knowledge of the principles of this belief based on biblical and external evidence arising from archaeological findings. This course will discuss the principles of Biblical Archaeology and its application to biblical studies and will equip the student with a better understanding of the reliability of the Scriptures and confidence in speaking about this to others.

Likewise, to understand the New Testament, there has to be an understanding of the Intertestamental Period. Therefore, there will be a study of the birth and development of Judaism during the Intertestamental Period, from the end of Malachi to the beginning of the ministry of John, the forerunner of the Messiah, a period of 400 years.

The course will be completed in eight classes, 1 hour 15 minutes each, followed by 15 minutes of questions and comments.

Important Notes

  • Upon enrolment, the student will receive access to the course page including the zoom link
  • This course will be taught remotely via Zoom
  • All Zoom sessions will be recorded and made available on the course page, so you don’t need to worry if you miss a session.

We look forward to seeing you in the Zoom classroom!

For questions relating to registration or payments please email:

events@celebratemessiah.com.au

Professor David Sedaca - Biography

David Sedaca is a Jewish believer in Jesus and serves as Vice President of Chosen People Ministries.

He received his BA “Suma Cum Laude” in Psychology from Harvard University, attended Biola University, and continued at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires. David Sedaca studied Judaism in New York and continued rabbinical studies at the School of Middle East Studies of the University of Belgrano.

He was the Director and Professor of Homiletics at the Graduate School of the Bible of the Training Center for Pastors in Virginia. He has also been the Messianic Rabbi of three congregations. He served as Canadian and Latin American Director for Chosen People Ministries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several missionary organizations, Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian organizations in the US, Canada, England, Latin America, and Israel.

Professor Sedaca has been a lecturer on Homiletics, Biblical Archaeology, Judaism, and Jewish evangelism in several seminaries in the United States, Canada, Argentina, America, South Africa, Israel, and Europe. His writings and articles are published regularly in different theological journals and Christian magazines worldwide. His dynamic preaching and profound knowledge of the Bible from a Jewish perspective have made him a much sought-after international speaker.

He is currently “The Tim and Jeri Erdman Permanent Visiting Scholar” and Professor of Archaeology and Biblical Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in the Rothberg International School/Moriah International Center. He teaches at Israel’s most prestigious university “Introduction to Biblical Archaeology,” “The Jewishness of the Gospels,” “The Jewish Background of the New Testament,” “Paul and Halakha: Between Law and Grace,” and “Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.” He is also a professor at Haifa Theological Institute in Israel. His live lectures are turned into DVDs and translated to Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew; thus, his teachings are now reaching hundreds of people throughout the United States, Latin America, Israel, and Russian-speaking countries.

His latest book, THE ENDURANCE OF ISRAEL: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, has been widely accepted by students and the general public. This book is presently the primary textbook in Bible institutes, seminaries, and colleges. It narrates the history of Israel from the calling of Abraham, the biblical period, until the present time, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, in an easy-to-read style.

David served for 25 years as Executive Secretary and CEO of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance, the worldwide fellowship of Jewish believers in Jesus. He was also past president of the Union of American Messianic Jewish Believers, the fellowship of Jewish believers from different churches and messianic Jewish congregations.

After 25 years as the Executive Director and CEO of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance, David and his wife Julia rejoined Chosen People Ministries in 2004. David serves as Vice President and works in the overall development of our ministry, both in the US and in many other countries worldwide.   Julia Sedaca is the Manager of Chosen People Ministries’ Headquarters and Special Assistant to the President. They presently live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. David and Julia have four married children and nine grandchildren.