Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jerusalem University

During my time in Israel I will be studying at Jerusalem University College. Here is a description of their school from their own web page: "Jerusalem University College, also known as the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, is an extension campus in Jerusalem for approximately 85 regionally or professionally accredited Christian universities, colleges and seminaries located throughout the world. JUC is also an independent graduate degree granting institution of higher education in Israel. Founded in 1957 as a graduate institution, the school now provides both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to study the Christian Scriptures in the context of the land where the events occurred as well as the languages, social and political culture, religions and historical relationships of the Middle East." See the link at

When I was doing my graduate studies at Denver Seminary I briefly thought about studying at Jerusalem University, but never had the opportunity to do so. So, now twenty years later I have my chance, and I probably appreciate it more.

There are some interesting places on their website that will give you a better feel of the place. On their home page go to the "Current News, Videos, Lectures, Galleries" link.


  1. Hi Tom, didn't know you had a blog until I saw it in the bulletin yesterday. I am excited to read it as you travel. Barb

  2. ps, do I get a prize for being your first and only follower? Cash will be fine :)

  3. Sure Barb... I'll bring you back a shekel from Israel.

  4. Nichole Anderson - Oohh, can you bring me back one too? I collect coins. Glad you're having a good time. I'd love to go there and study someday. :)