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Preparing to Reboot Beit Netzarim Yeshiva


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:

Language Studies

Textual Studies


Theological Studies

Scripture Studies

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:

Biblical Hebrew
Syriac Aramaic
Tanak Textual Criticism
NT Textual Criticism
Textual Criticism of the Apocrypha
Systematic Theology
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.

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Comment by Eliyahu ben Yisrael on May 19, 2011 at 10:38am
I wish 2 take the training
Comment by Suzanne Utts on May 19, 2011 at 11:23pm
Will you please post the times the various courses will be given and also the cost involved?
Comment by James Trimm on May 19, 2011 at 11:43pm

The classes will be conducted via internet discussion groups with the ability to have videos, audio files, PDF handouts and PDF Books as well as posted images.  The cost will be minimal because the Yeshiva has no commercial purpose, its sole purpose will be educating leaders.  The cost will be in time and effort as it will be a very high level of study.


Comment by RobM on May 20, 2011 at 2:52am
Thanks. I had a connection panic yesterday, now resolved. I thought my inability to connect my media client to your server was due to your blocking inbound connections. I'm very relieved to find this is not so. Even reading the contents section above makes my head swim as I only discovered this site 3 or 4 days ago. Maybe later for me. I just want the basics. Thanks again ...
Comment by RichardB on May 27, 2011 at 12:32am

I am interested in taking the classes, and look forward to finding out more. Thank you for the opportunity, please let me know all the details as soon as you are ready.


Comment by Mikha El on May 27, 2011 at 6:38am
Count me in....
Comment by Cindy Iaia on May 27, 2011 at 8:35am
Count me in.  It amazes me that there are so many different translations.
Comment by Rabbi Russell Montgomery on May 27, 2011 at 9:51am
I am interested in taking these classes.
Comment by Yacov Shlomo on May 27, 2011 at 5:32pm
When will you begin the new semester? Is there a particular order per semester of four courses that will be taught? Is it reasonable to assume that there will be courses that have Pre-Requisites?
Comment by Melanee on May 27, 2011 at 5:42pm
Thank you for the opportunity.  Count me in.


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