Jewish Studies Program
The MJTI Jewish Studies Program (JSP) is designed to give the student a broad exposure to Jewish Studies in a Messianic Jewish context. The MJS degree consists of twelve Core Courses (36 credits), and six electives (18 credits).
MJS Degree Program Objectives
Students who complete the requirements of the MJS degree will be able to:
- Understand the historical development of Jewish religious thought and practice in the light of God’s enduring covenantal commitment to the Jewish people and the mission and teaching of Yeshua the Messiah.
- Articulate how traditional formulations of Yeshua-faith are challenged and reshaped by such an understanding of the historical development of Jewish religious thought and practice.
- Study classic Jewish writings in their original languages, to understand their historical context and relevance to Jewish faith and practice and how they can be engaged appreciatively by Messianic Jews as our own heritage.
- Understand the Apostolic Writings as Jewish writings essential for interpreting the history of Jewish life, thought and practice, and which themselves are rightly interpreted in light of that history.
- Articulate the meaning and significance of Messianic Judaism for the Jewish people and the Christian Church in the 21st century.
S501 Tanakh: The Beginnings of Judaism and the Jewish People
S502 Apostolic Writings: The Early Messianic Jewish Community
H502 Jewish History
H504 Modern Judaism
H510 Jewish-Christian Relations in Historical Context
R501 Early Rabbinic Judaism 1
R502 Early Rabbinic Judaism 2
SL501 Messianic Jewish Spirituality
SL502 Jewish Practices in Messianic Context
SL504 Toward a Messianic Jewish Communal Ethic
T501 The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology
T601 God and Messiah
The Master of Jewish Studies degree is completed by taking six (6) three-credit electives chosen by students with the approval of their advisor. Elective courses build on the core courses and are chosen with the intention of giving MJS students substantial exposure to Scripture, Rabbinic Writings, and Messianic Jewish theology. The elective courses are designed to give students the ability to read a range of Hebrew writings with comprehension, grasp modes of thought and spirituality expressed in Scripture and Rabbinic writings, and a knowledge of primary issues that inform Messianic Jewish theology. The electives are distributed as follows:
- Scripture electives
- Rabbinic Writings electives
- Theology electives
- General electives