ATTENTION: How many would be interested in this?
I plan to start a very in depth, intensive "New Testament" Textual Criticism class online very soon.
Preparing to Reboot Beit Netzarim Yeshiva
Beit Netzarim Yeshiva has a critical role to play in raising up Nazarene Scholars to bring the movement into the next generation (should Messiah tarry). There is a need for well educated and qualified leaders who can:
1. Carry forward high level research.
2. Teach and head departments in the Yeshiva.
3. Serve on the International Nazarene Beit Din (which ultimately should grow to seventy members).
4. Serve on the Assembly of Emissaries which should ultimately grow to twelve members).
5. Establish and lead congregations worldwide.
The purpose of the Yeshiva is non-commercial. The sole purpose of the Yeshiva is raising up educated Nazarene leaders. At a later time the Yeshiva may return to offering classes for the layman as well.
The Yeshiva will concentrate on educating student in the following areas:
Talmudic & Midrashic Studies
(This will include Zohar etc.)
Essene and Dead Sea Scroll Studies
Early Judeo-Christian Writings
(Church Fathers, Philo and Josephus)
We are going to be looking in the near future to fill volunteer positions for department heads in these eight areas.
For now, students will need to take and pass the following eighteen classes which we be offered in coming months:
Tanak Textual Criticism
NT Textual Criticism
Textual Criticism of the Apocrypha
Introduction to the Mishna
Introduction to the Talmud
Introduction to the Midrashim
Theology of the Talmud
Nazarene Judaism in the Talmud
Introduction to Rabbinic Kabbalistic Literature
Introduction to Kabbalah
Introduction to Essene Judaism
Survey of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Overview of Early Judeo-Christian Writings (Josephus, Philo and the “Church Fathers”)
Second Temple Era Judaism
Jewish Background of the New Testament
We will offer these classes four at a time, in four month semesters so as to raise up well educated Nazarene leaders over the next year. Those who complete all sixteen classes will be eligible to be given S’mikah by the International Nazarene Beit Din and will be strongly considered to fill leadership positions.