Introduction to the Bible From the Ancient Near Eastern Perspective
This course is an introduction to the Aramaic translation of The Bible and The Ancient Near Eastern culture of the time using “The Seven Keys" (Aramaic language, Idioms, Mysticism, Psychology, Culture, Symbolism and Amplification), essential tools for knowing how to read the Bible and develop a meaningful understanding of The Bible. Through lecture, online class and discussion, independent study and written assignments, students will learn to read The Bible and apply “The Seven Keys”. The course is online and will be taught in six bi-weekly 90 minute lecture sessions. . Lectures will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Classes will now be interactive and will include discussion and student participation via audio and/or video.
Written Assignments (For those pursuing the Certificate)
There will be six written assignments and a final assignment. Questions will be short sentences and short essay type questions. There will be a final project assigned which will be essay format, one to three pages. Written assignments will be posted on the website for download or e-mail. Assignments should be completed using Microsoft Word and e-mailed.
** Those who are not particularly computer saavy may make arrangements with us to submit by postal mail and/or to submit legibly hand written assignments. Students will receive written comments by e-mail. **
Grading / Completion
Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Every effort will be made to work with students toward successful completion.
Open to ALL
The Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Text....... George Lamsa (Amazon or e-book from Amazon)
King James Bible or other Bible
Let There Be Light-The Seven Keys….Rocco A. Errico (available in ABI store or e-book from Amazon)
The Institute’s Commitment
We are committed to serving everyone who has an interest in taking this course. There are no qualifications except interest in learning. We will be accessible by e-mail and telephone to all students to answer questions or discuss any concerns. Our goal is enlightenment.