The Life of Yeshua from a Messianic Jewish perspective, Part Four:His arrest, trials, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension
Taught by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
- One-third of content of the Gospels focus on Yeshua’s final week!
- This is the final course of the four part series on the Life of Yeshua.
- HE IS RISEN !
- Level: Associate’s
- Discipline:B’rit Hadashah – N.T. Biblical Studies
- Course Title: The Life of Yeshua from a Messianic Jewish Perspective, Part Four
- Course Code: BHD 104
- Prerequisites Recommended: BHD 101, 102, and 103
- Instructor: Dr. Fruchtenbaum
- Length: Five Units: 12 Segments, 7+ hours of video lectures
- Course Cost: $99 (excluding textbooks)
- Audit Cost: $49 (excluding textbooks)
This course is dedicated in honor of Larry and Wanda Cooney
for their love and selfless service to their Savior, Yeshua the Messiah.
“If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me;
and where I am, there My servant will be also;
if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”
John 12:26 NASB95
The video above is the first video segment for this course; there are 12 video segments for this course. The video lectures vary in length.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, Ph.D. New York University
Dr. Fruchtenbaum is the Founder and Director of Ariel Ministries. He is a world-class Bible scholar and authority on Messianic Jewish theology and biblical studies. He also has been a prolific author and in-demand Bible teacher and conference speaker in the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and many other nations.
I. Course Outline
Unit 1:The Trial of the King, Part One
Unit 1 Exam
Unit 2:The Trial of the King, Part Two
Unit 2 Exam
Unit 3:The Death of the King
Unit 3 Exam
Unit 4:The Resurrection and Ascension of the King, Part One
Unit 4 Exam
Unit 5:The Resurrection and Ascension of the King, Part Two
Unit 5 Exam
II. Course Learning Objectives
- There are Course Learning Objectives for each Segment of the course.
- So, for this course (The Life of Yeshua from a Messianic Jewish Perspective, Part Four) there are 12 Segments, thus 12 separate sets of learning objectives.
For example, here are the Learning Objectives for Segment #1
Segment #1 Learning Objectives
After studying this segment, students should be able to correctly interpret and understand the context, background, and meaning of each verse in the Gospels pertaining to the arrest of Yeshua and the trial before Annas including:
- The 22 rules broken at Yeshua’s trial
- The date and manner by which Judas betrayed Yeshua
- The composition of the arresting forces and all the characters discussed in this portion of Scripture
- The significance of the “I Am” statement in Jn. 18:6
- Peter’s impetuous use of the knife and the three lessons Yeshua taught him
- The first stage of the religious trial
- Points of personal application such as the call not to fear the “cup” the Lord has prepared for each of us in this life. Yeshua was able to accept the cup because it was mixed by the Father and given to Him from the Father’s hand. He did not resist the Father’s will, because He came to do the Father’s will and finish the work the Father gave Him to do.
III. Required Textbooks and Reading
- For each of the 12 Segments you will see a heading which lists the required reading for that particular Segment.
- Students can do this required reading before or after watching the Segment video lecture.
Required Books (not included in the price of the course)
- Fruchtenbaum, Arnold. Yeshua: The Life of Messiah from a Messianic Jewish Perspective, Volume 4. San Antonio, TX: Ariel Ministries, 2018.
- Fruchtenbaum, Arnold. Ariel’s Harmony of the Gospels. San Antonio, TX: Ariel Ministries, 2016.
- Schnabel, Eckhard J. Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018. If you prefer a digital, e-book, version, Logos Bible Software carries the digital version.
- Varner, William. Passionate about the Passion Week: A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Last Days. Dallas, TX: Fontes Press, 2020.
- Baker, Todd D. Matthew 27:25: “His Blood Be On Us.” Are the Jewish People Racially Condemned for The Death of Christ?> Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc., 2008.
- There will be other resources provided for students at no charge who sign up for this course (e.g. journal articles and online resources).
- Information on ordering books is provided after you purchase the course in Segment #1.
IV. Optional Reading
- You will also see this heading, Optional Reading, for each of the 12 Segments for this course.
- Optional reading is not required but it is recommended. Optional reading items are helpful but keep in mind that Ariel Ministries does not necessarily endorse all the content or doctrines in the optional readings in this course.
V. Study Questions
- There are custom study questions for each segment of the 12 segments to this course.
- Study questions do not need to be answered by the student. These are only listed to assist students in preparing for the Unit Exams or for students to test their own knowledge and recall.
VI. Spiritual Growth: Implications and Applications
- There is a unique Spiritual Growth Implications and Applications feature for each Segment of the 12 Segments.
- These are an important part of our courses because they help students to internalize application points which foster growth in character formation.
- There are a variety of approaches used with vary with each Segment. Sometimes this involves journaling, praying through a passage of Scripture, insights on Jewish outreach and discipleship, a little additional reading (we provide the content at no extra cost), and sometimes some Bible memorization/meditation on short passages. Students taking our courses for credit are required to complete the Spiritual Growth assignments, however students who are auditing our courses do not need to do these assignments.
- When a written assignment is required, such as a journal or prayer, students must complete these, but they are not turned-in for grading or credit. We expect students to complete these assignments, using the honor system.
- For student journal assignments you can use a Word doc on your computer or a handwritten journal or notebook; whichever you prefer is fine (again these will not be collected, turned-in or graded).
- However, when there is a Bible memory passage that is assigned and also required, then the Bible memory passage will be included in the Unit Exam. Bible memory verses for this course are based on the NASB (1995) version of the Bible; per Dr. Fruchtenbaum’s instructions. He uses the ASV in teaching but requested that the NASB be used for the Bible memory passages for this course.
VII. Course Exams
- There are no mid-term or final exams, no term papers, no major projects, presentations, or quizzes.
- There are, however Unit Exams for all of our courses. Unit Exams are open-note, open-book, and open-Bible.
- The exams are based on multiple-choice, true-false, and fill-in-the-blank type of questions. We also have open-ended type of questions (to foster critical thinking and deeper thinking skills).
- The exams are on the website as well, graded automatically. Take as long as you need to complete the exams and exams can be taken as many times as needed.
- Students can save answers and close the exam and finish at a later time if desired. Students taking courses for credit are required to take the exams but students who audit our courses can skip or by-pass all the exams.
- This course is comprised of three unit exams. Each unit exam is to be completed after viewing the lecture, completing all required reading, and assignments for that particular unit.
Exams vary in length, between 100 to 250 questions, depending on the number of Units and Segments in a course. Students can save answers and return to finish exams over time.
- Grades on Unit Exams are calculated into percentages (100% = perfect score), regardless of the number of questions on an exam.
- The final grade is automatically calculated, also using percentages, based on all of the combined totals from all ten Unit Exams.
IX. Communication and Contact Information
- Because our courses are pre-recorded, self-paced, with open-enrollment, there is no direct personal one-on-one student-to-teacher or teacher-to-student communication.
- If you have customer service type of questions related to the online courses, please click on the “Contact Us” link on the Ariel Online Courses homepage or you can email the Director of Online Studies at: Administrator@ArielCourses.com
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- We will promptly respond to your questions, generally within 48 hours (except on weekends or holidays). All communication with Ariel Online Courses will be through email, there is no telephone customer service for matters pertaining to Ariel Online Courses.
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