The Encountering the Holy Land course, featuring video lessons filmed on-location in the Holy Land, introduces students to the geography and history of Scripture with unprecedented clarity. Students will develop a deeper appreciation for the Bible by gaining a deep understanding of the land and culture in which it was written.
The first unit of the course introduces the "playing board" of biblical history – using maps and photographic images to bring the lands of the Bible to life. The following units, arranged historically, begin with Eden and trace the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. Overall, the course provides an engaging and accurate introduction to the physical settings of God’s Word, illuminating the text with information and images from the Holy Land and Egypt. It concludes with a unit on the history of Jerusalem and the discipline of historical geography.
Throughout the Encountering the Holy Land course, scholar and professor Carl Rasmussen leads students through the Holy Lands to illuminate the geographical and historical context of biblical events. The Encountering the Holy Land course is destined to become a favorite guide for serious students of the Bible, inviting learners into the world of Scripture as never before.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
Foundational knowledge about the geographical and historical setting of the Bible
Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the Holy Land and Egypt
A deeper understanding of how the land and the culture shaped the world of the Bible
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments