Q. What is the program of study you offer?
A. We currently offer over 35 action-packed courses concentrated in the areas of Hebrew Bible, Jewish New Testament, and Jewish Culture and Customs. Our classes are designed to deepen your study of the Bible, through awareness of the nuances of original languages, cultural, and historical context. If you have asked hard questions and received unsatisfying answers, our classes are for you!
Q. Do you teach in English and how do online classes work?
A. Yes, all classes are taught in English. Each course page offers a sample video for preview, so you can get a good feel for it. Our classes are taught by lecturers from top universities, but on the level accessible to everyone.
Q. Are there any courses that I should take first? How long does it take to complete each course?
A. You can take classes in any order, but multi-part courses are best completed in sequence. Each mini-course is between 4-8 hours of video, broken up into 15 to 20-minute segments. You can choose a study plant that fits your individual needs and set your own pace to study at your convenience.
Q. Are your courses accredited?
A. Israel Bible Center offers open enrollment and does not grant formal degrees as universities do, so we are not required to apply for accreditation. As an educational institution, Israel Bible Center is committed to the highest standards of scholarship. Our study materials are prepared in collaboration with internationally-known scholars, representing top universities across the globe.
Q. Do you provide study notes? Do you answer student questions?
A. Yes, we provide detailed study notes for each class as a downloadable PDF file. You can ask content-related questions in any course session and our staff teachers will answer.
ABOUT YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT
Q. What if I sign up for a study plan, but then change my mind? Am I stuck with it?
A. If unsure, try the Standard or Plus plan for a couple of months and you can always upgrade. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee with either study plan. If you are dissatisfied right away, use the “CONTACT US” page on the website to request a refund within the 30-day window.
Q. What if I am interested in only in 1 or 2 courses, and do not want the whole program?
A. We recommend a Standard or Plus study plan. Both plans require only a single month commitment. When you’re finished with the courses you really want, you can cancel.
Q. How do I cancel my study plan?
A. Simple… Log into your “Student Corner” (just like any study session), click on the “Profile and Settings” button and select the “Suspend/Cancel” option.
Q. Can I share my login and password with a friend or family member?
A. Yes, you have our permission to share your account information with two people of your choice.
Q. How do get help with my student account?
A. Use the “CONTACT US” page to contact us for technical support or any other question.
ABOUT THE STUDY PROCESS
Q. Can I complete all courses within one year if I enroll in the Unlimited study plan?
A. Yes, with Unlimited plan, you certainly can. But you might enjoy the courses so much, you will continue even longer. We add about a dozen of new and exciting courses each year, so our offerings keep expanding.
Q. What is the major advantage of the Unlimited study plan?
A. Our monthly Standard and Plus study plans are very affordable but Unlimited plan offers an even greater value! You pay for a year up front and in return get on-demand access to all of our courses, all lecture notes, dozens of interviews with scholars, several PDF books downloads, and hand-picked study links.
Q. Am I required to study one course per month? What if I do not finish the course I signed up for in a month?
A. You can learn at your own pace! The courses you sign up for do not expire and you can keep adding them to your library. As long as you do not cancel your account, they will remain in your collection. What you did not use carries over into the next month!
Q. Can I download the courses and watch or listen to them later offline?
Our materials can only be streamed. You can download the lecture notes, but not the videos.
Q. How do I receive my Certificate?
A. When you complete 7 mini-courses either in the “Hebrew Bible” or “Jewish New Testament” category you can request a corresponding Certificate. To receive a Certificate in “Jewish Context and Culture” you will need to complete 24 courses. Use the “CONTACT US” page to request it.