|Location: DeMoss Hall 1134|
Center for Judaic Studies
MSC Box 710118
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515
Lutheran Hour Documentary with Randall Price Wins Bronze Telly Award for "The Bible on Trial"
The Center for Judaic Studies, part of the Liberty University School of Religion, offers students preparing for Christian ministry or service a biblical perspective of the Jewish mission. It also equips the Church in making a biblical response to the Jewish people and the modern State of Israel. Our program in Jewish Studies provides instruction to students at the undergraduate level to prepare them for graduate studies, for Jewish outreach ministries, and for academic careers in the field of Judaic studies.
Why Jewish Studies?
The Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament, came to us through Jewish hands. Jesus and His disciples were Jewish, as was the Apostle Paul who spearheaded the outreach of the Gospel to the Gentiles. The history of the Church reveals an ignorance of Christianity’s Jewish roots and therefore, a misunderstanding of and an adversarial relationship with the Jewish people. Evangelical Christians have recognized that God chose the Jewish people and the Land of Israel to fulfill His redemptive program for mankind. Since its founding, Liberty University has supported this understanding and the modern Jewish State as evidence of God’s faithfulness to His biblical promises. Training in Jewish studies enables Christian students to impact their world academically, spiritually, and politically with a biblical and balanced worldview of Israel and the Jewish people.
A Note from the Director
“Our goal is to equip students academically and spiritually to serve the Lord in personal and professional ministry with an understanding of God’s plan for Israel and with an awareness of Christianity’s historical relationship and indebtedness to the Jewish people.”
- Dr. Randall Price, Ph.D., Executive Director
A systematic study of Israel and the Jewish people as a central and defining feature of biblical theology. Consideration will be given to the importance and central role of Israel’s biblical covenant, Israel’s relationship with the Church, and Israel’s future in the divine program. Details »
A systematic study of the history of Anti-Semitism from ancient times to the modern period. Consideration will be given to the question of New Testament influence, early church attitudes, the rise of medieval anti-Semitism, the Crusades, Islamic, Reformation and Post-Reformation period, the rise of Nazism, Anti-Zionism, and the post-9/11 resurgence.
JUNE 7-18, 2014
Join us on a journey through the lands of the Bible. Study history, archaeology, geography, religion, and culture under the expertise of Dr. Randall Price. With few exceptions, this trip provides you with the opportunity to earn three credits in one of the following courses: BIBL 104, BIBL 105, BIBL 110, BIBL 330, BIBL 364, BIBL 434,
BIBL 471, BIBL 472, BIBL 473
Our new exhibit is opening just in time for the Passover/Easter season that focuses on the events of the final hours of Jesus' life and His message to His disciples and us all. The Authentic Last Supper exhibit features a restored Upper Room complete with a Roman-Judean triclinium table set with the type of vessels that would have been at the original Last Supper. Details »
Available for viewing 24/7 at the Center's window display (DeMoss Hallway 1134).
The Temple and priesthood fill the pages of both the Old and New Testaments and are essential to an understanding of the history of Israel and the life of Jesus and the worship of the early Jewish-Christian church. Although the last Jewish Temple was destroyed 2,000 years ago, archaeology has unearthed significant remains from the ancient structure and artifacts related to its ritual service... Details »