Educational Institutions

Jerusalem University College

  • Rockford, IL
  • www.juc.edu

Mission Statement

Jerusalem University College, formerly known as the Institute of Holy Land Studies, is an independent, degree granting, Christian academic institution of higher education in Israel, as well as an extension campus for more than 100 accredited universities, colleges and seminaries around the world. It was founded in 1957 as a graduate institution and now provides both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to study the Christian Scriptures in the context of the land where the events occurred as well as the languages, social and political culture, religions and historical relationships of the Middle East.

ruling year

1963

Principal Officer since 2002

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Dr. Paul Wright

Keywords

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Israel, Jerusalem, Middle East, Archaeology, Geography, History, Biblical Studies, Biblical History, Jerusalem University College

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JUC

EIN

36-2392710

 Number

4860247250

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

History Museums (A54)

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Program 1

Jerusalem University College offers two, two-year, Master of Arts degrees in the following disciplines: 1) Biblical History and Geography - emphasizes a core curriculum of studies in the biblical history, geography and archaeology of ancient Syro-Palestine with concentrations in Old Testament History, New Testament History, Historical Geography, Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Archaeology. 2) Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions (formerly known as Middle Eastern Studies) - involves extensive study in the religious, political and social history of the Middle East, including the three dominant monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism, Islam, and Historic Christianity. The school also offers semester and year abroad programs for both undergraduates and graduate students from other institutions and short-term (2 and 3 week) academic study tours where students engage in an intensive tour of the lands of the Bible. The majority of students come from the 100 schools that are a part of the Consortium of Associated Schools of Jerusalem University College. However, a large number also come from developing countries and are engaged in Bible translation work. Graduates are engaged in teaching at colleges and universities, doing translation work, and/or working as pastors and missionaries.

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JERUSALEM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Jerusalem University College

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Principal Officer

Dr. Paul Wright

BIO

Dr. Wright joined Jerusalem University College in 1997. His primary responsibilities have included Academic Vice President, Academic Dean, and chair of the Ancient History Department. Recently Dr. Wright was appointed the position of Director. He also manages to teach historical geography in the long-term programs as well as to short-term groups. "I enjoy helping our students discover why it is that God chose this land to reveal Himself through the Bible and Jesus." Paul first came to JUC in 1977, then as an M.A. student from 1983-85, then as an adjunct faculty member in 1996 and finally full-time in 1997. Dr. Wright is currently also working on a volume titled, "Geography of Bible Lands" to be published in the "Shepard's Notes" series by Broadman & Holman. Prior to his full-time appointment at JUC, Dr. Wright was Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Jonathan Edwards College. He has also been an instructor in Biblical Hebrew and lecturer at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies. He is an ordained minister in the Baptist General Conference and has been a consultant and writer on numerous projects for Thomas Nelson and Broadman & Holman Publishers. Dr. Wright received the Ph.D. in Bible and Ancient Near East and the M.Phil. from Hebrew Union College in Ohio, an M.A. in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the M.A. in History of Ancient Israel from Jerusalem University College (formerly the Institute of Holy Land Studies ), and the B.A. from Bethel College in Minnesota. Paul and his family, spouse Diane and children Jessica (17) and Ben (15) live off campus.

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BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Herb Jacobsen

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Term: Nov 2012 - Nov

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