The Hebraic Institute offers a series of courses designed to advance students’ Biblical Literacy and Hebraic Thinking. Each course provides a larger context of Biblical understanding and perspective. As the students complete each course their knowledge of G-d, their experience with Him and community and their desire for the Word of G-d will grow.
Classes offered for the Winter/Spring 2024
Classes run week of January 21 thru week of April 8
Spring Break is March 25-29, 2023
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Intro class is required for all students.
Introduction to a Biblical Worldview and Hebraic Thinking
The Bible was written for us but not to us. The prophet Jeremiah says to seek the ancient path. The scriptures were given to us from a unique perspective and during an ancient time period. This course takes the student into the heart of the Bible's Hebraic ways, culture and interpretation. The student will gain a Hebraic thinking pattern and be able to better discern the application of the scriptures.
How did Yeshua live and study? What would Yeshua do? Let's find out.
Class Times: Tuesday Morning 10 AM-12:00 PM OR Wednesday Evening 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Teacher: Rabbi Jeff Friedlander
The Messiah Mosaic
Woven throughout the fabric of the Hebrew Bible is a narrative about the redemption of mankind. The threads begin in Genesis and weave throughout the entirety of the scriptures.
Yeshua (Jesus), revealed his identity by using the Torah, the prophets and the writings of the Hebrew Bible. But where does the Torah state that a man would die for all other mankind? Is blood atonement by a man a New Testament theology? How do we answer the skeptics of the Bible in speaking of a messiah who claimed to be G-d?
This course will take the student through the scriptures, beginning in Genesis to discover how G-d announces Himself to the world. We will follow the Biblical narrative to uncover the Messiah embedded in the pages revealing the promised Jewish Messiah.
The student will gain a deep Biblical understanding of Hebraic thought which will enhance their personal relationship with Messiah. The student will be empowered to share the good news just as Yeshua did from the Tanakh.
Class Times: Tuesday 10 AM-12:00 PM OR Wednesday 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Teacher: Sherri Friedlander
Prerequisite: Must have completed Intro to Biblical Worldview and Hebraic Thinking.
The Way: Restoring the Olive Tree
Adonai’s plan is that we, Jew and Non-Jew in the Body of Messiah Yeshua, reconcile after a great breach. The breach began in the Garden, found expression throughout Tanakh (Hebrew Bible commonly referred to as Old Testament,) and widened during Yeshua’s lifetime. Ensuing events over the past 2000 years have fractured Jewish and Non-Jewish relations so much so that reconciliation can appear an impossibility. However, in G-d, all things are possible.
This course examines in detail:
The scriptures prophesying the breach.
The historical events that ripped Yeshua’s followers from “all things Hebraic.”
The resulting atrocities such as the Crusades and the Holocaust.
Replacement Theology to current expressions of anti-Semitism.
The Jewish responses to all of this.
The Biblical future of restoration.
As dire as the situation now seems, G-d has provided for us a roadmap to reconciliation. Do we understand the relevant scriptures? Are our hearts prepared to honestly assess what we’ve been taught via text-critical analysis overlaying historical accounts? Are we, Jew and Non-Jew alike, prepared to undergo the reflection that leads to repentance, confession, and forgiveness? Only than will we step into our G-d appointed role as ONE in Messiah Yeshua, ONE in the Olive Tree.
Class Times: Monday 10 AM- 12 PM or Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30 PM
Teachers: Sally Herring and Elizabeth Watkins and Toni Ford
Prerequisite: Must have completed introduction to Biblical Worldview and Hebraic Thinking.
Hebrew 101: Beginning Biblical Language
Learning a language can be intimidating, frustrating, and expensive. The Hebraic Institute is taking the fear out of learning Hebrew and at a price that is up to three times lower than other Hebrew courses.
This Biblical Hebrew course will teach each student how to read and speak the language that Yeshua (Jesus), Moses, King David and Rabbi Shaul (Paul) spoke. Learning Biblical Hebrew reveals more understanding of the original intent of the Bible. This course is taught by highly qualified expert teachers, who desire to give each student the right information in the right format producing excellent results.
The Biblical Hebrew classes simple step by step program will enhance the study and understanding of the word of G-d.Each class will have great teaching, examples, discussion and time to work on what you are learning. This will be a fun way to learn the language of the Bible.
Class Times: Friday 10 AM - 12 PM or Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teachers: Sally Herring, Garry Brantley
Materials: Purchased separately
Hebrew 102: Biblical Language 2
This course builds on Hebrew 101. Continue your growth in verbs, reading, and vocabulary.
Class Times: Thursday 6:30 PM-8:30 PM.
Teachers: Dr. Garry Brantley, Zach Brantley
Prerequisite: Hebrew 101 or comparative class.
Hebrew 103: Biblical Language 3
This course builds on Hebrew 102. Translating Hebrew and enjoying the nuances of the language and the text.
Class Times: TBD.
Teachers: Dr. Garry Brantley
Prerequisite: Hebrew 102 or comparative class.