This two-week program offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the Gospel of Mark in the land of Jesus and its people. You will be based in Jerusalem, at the Centre for Biblical Formation, Ecce Homo Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion, in the heart of the Old City. Excursions to places associated with Jesus during his ministry in Jerusalem and Galilee, and visits to other important biblically-related sites will complement this unique opportunity for gospel study.
Jerusalem, Sunday 1 December to Saturday 14 December 2019
THBS600 Bible Lands Study Tour
Complementing this singular opportunity for a thorough study of Mark’s gospel will be:
Rev Dr Michael Trainor has travelled extensively around the Middle East for over thirty years and has taught in Jerusalem several times. He leads regular tours into Israel and is a well-respected scripture scholar and author.
Topics covered will include:
This study tour is available to ACU postgraduate students enrolled in the following programs:
Students in other ACU postgraduate programs
Students enrolled in other ACU programs may be eligible to take this study tour for course credit. Please consult your course rules or course coordinator.
Undergraduate students are welcome to participate, subject to consultation and approval from their relevant course coordinator.
Cross-institutional students and audit participation
Interested students from other institutions may be eligible to participate, and there are also places available for members of the public who wish to participate in the unit in an audit capacity. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part as a cross-institutional student or as an audit participant.
Meals, accommodation and travel around Israel will be organised. Students will need to arrange for their own flights to Israel (to Tel Aviv).
Accommodation and classes
During your time in Jerusalem, your accommodation and classes will be based at the Centre for Biblical Formation, Ecce Homo Convent, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, facilitated by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion.
The sisters’ statement of conviction for the Centre reads, “Conscious that Jesus was Jewish and that Christianity derives its origins from Judaism, the work of the Centre is an integral part of our commitment as a community, to promote a threefold encounter for those who come to Ecce Homo—the essential encounter being with Jesus the Jew and the God whom Jesus reveals”.
ACU students may be eligible for financial assistance to support the cost of travel and incidentals. Read more about available financial support on the ACU student portal (please note, you will need an ACU student login to access this information).