Course Outline & Student Outcomes:
Many have considered the New Testament, or Brit Hadasha, a compendium of teachings showing the universalism of Jesus’ message. While it has a universal application, we will see how the Jewish authors did not forfeit their Jewish heritage.
A casual reading of each of the four Gospels usually misses the Jewish environment and background of Jesus’ message, such as the Feasts of Israel, Jewish Halacha, rabbinic sayings, etc. This course will highlight the fact that each Gospel reflects Jewish thought, faith, and practices.
The letters written by Paul reflect his rabbinic and Pharisaic education. In this course the student will learn to discover whether Paul abandoned his Jewish thinking in lieu of a universal appeal or whether his Jewish thoughts can be seen through his letters.
The Pastoral and Universal letters were written by Jews and are a reflection of Jewish ethics. The student will learn how Jewish ethical principles are embedded in each letter.
Finally, apocalyptic literature and eschatology can only be understood within the framework of Jewish idealism and messianic expectations.
Course Delivery Description
Classes will be taught over Zoom each Thursday night, 12 October to 30 November 2023, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT).
Date: Each Thursday night, 12 October to 30 November 2023
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM (AEDT)
Location: Zoom Webinar
Cost: $96 (covers all 8 sessions)
Teacher: David Sedaca
Upon enrolment, the student will receive access to the course page on Moodle, including the Zoom link for course sessions.
This course will be taught by Professor David Sedaca. He is presently Vice President of Chosen People Ministries. 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’s Moriah International Center. He was also past President of the Union of American Messianic Jewish Believers.
He received his BA “Summa Cum Laude” in Psychology from Harvard University, as well as Biola University and the Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires. He later studied Judaism in New York and continued rabbinical studies at the School of Middle East Studies of the University of Belgrano.
Until 2000, he was the Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. He served as Director and Homiletics professor of the Graduate School of the Bible 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.
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