Israel Bible Center is an independent institution of higher learning located in Israel. We offer academic perspectives on a variety of topics around Jewish history, culture, and Scripture. A proud member of the eTeacherGroup family of educational institutes, IBC is not supported by, affiliated with, or sponsored by any religious group, denomination, or movement. (Our activities are financed from student tuition.) With a diverse faculty coming from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, our primary goal is to provide students with cognitive tools to approach text and tradition both socio-historically and academically. Sometimes our interpretations of history and text happen to dovetail with traditional Jewish and/or Christian views, while at other times we challenge traditional views based on our studies of history, language, culture, and context!

As an academic institution, IBC focuses on Biblical and Jewish Studies relevant for Christians, Jews, and anyone else who seeks a better understanding of the texts, history, culture, languages, and beliefs of ancient Israel. The curriculum is designed especially for Christians who desire to discover the Jewish background and culture of their faith. Our study materials are prepared in collaboration with internationally renowned scholars who represent top universities across the globe. Israel Bible Center offers certificate programs in Biblical and Jewish Studies and in Jewish Context and Culture. Explore more by clicking here.

Certificate in Jewish Context and Culture

The certificate programs cover a wide variety of carefully selected topics, including Interpretation of Biblical Texts and Ancient Jewish Literature, History, Jewish Culture and Customs, Rabbinics, Theology, Archaeology, Biblical Languages, and the best of modern scholarship in many other areas. The certificate in Jewish Context and Culture program consists of 24 mini-courses, but you can also start with a certificate in the Hebrew Bible or in the Jewish New Testament. The last two programs are much shorter and more focused (only 7 mini-courses for each).


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