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Tier 4 - The Life of Yeshua, Part One (BHD 101): Video Lectures is a Course

Tier 4 - The Life of Yeshua, Part One (BHD 101): Video Lectures

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 A full understanding of the Gospels is not attainable without knowledge of the Jewish frame of reference. Therefore, this

course provides detailed background information about first-century Jewish society, religious elements, rabbinic literature,

and rabbinic theology. This course covers the period from Yeshua’s birth (the Incarnation) to the public proclamation of His



·      Using a harmonization of the four Gospels, we’ll study the life of Yeshua using a chronological-thematic approach.


·      This is the first course in a sequence of four courses examining the life of Yeshua the Messiah from a Messianic Jewish perspective


  • Course Name and Course Code: The Life of Yeshua, Part One (BHD 101 - T-4)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Educational Level: Open to all levels 
  • Required Course for an ACB-MJS Degree: Yes
  • Instructor:  Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Th.M.. Ph.D.
  • Credits: 0 Credits - This is a Tier 4, video lecture presentations only
  • Expiration Deadline:  Access to the videos expires 365 days from the original date of purchase.




Introductory Material

Module 1. Introductions: Speaker, Purpose, and Importance of the Course

Module 2. Methodology of the Course

Module 3. Use of Rabbinic Literature in the Course

Module 4. How the NT quotes the OT: The Four Types of Messianic Prophecy in the OT

Module 5. How the NT quotes the OT: The Four Categories of Quotations


The Historical Backgrounds

Module 6. Historical Backgrounds: Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Rome

Module 7. The Reign of Herod the Great and the Aftermath


The Jewish Backgrounds: Society and Language

Module 8. First Century Jewish Society: Importance

Module 9. Categories of First-Century Jewish Society

Module 10. Jewish Backgrounds: Language


The Jewish Backgrounds: Religious Elements and the Development of Pharisaic Judaism

Module 11. Religious Elements: Second Temple, Priesthood, Temple Police, & Synagogues

Module 12. Development of Pharisaic Judaism: Sopherim

Module 13. Development of Pharisaic Judaism: Tannaim

Module 14. Development of Pharisaic Judaism: Amoriam, Finished Product, and Rabbinic


Rabbinic Theology

Module 15. Torah

Module 16. Scripture and Messiah

Module 17. The Three Messianic Miracles: (1) The Healing of a Jewish Leper

Module 18. The Three Messianic Miracles: (2) The Casting Out of a Demon Causing Muteness

Module 19. The Three Messianic Miracles: (3) The Opening of the Eyes of a Man Born Blind

Module 20. Rabbinic Exegesis, Authority and Status


Textual Introductory Material

Module 21. Luke’s Prologue, Matthew and Mark

Module 22. The Gospel of Luke

Module 23. The Gospel of John

Module 24. John’s Prologue and the Logos in Greek Philosophy, in Philonic Writings, and in
Rabbinic Theology

Module 25. Six Theological Truths about the Memra

Module 26. Additional Aspects of the Prologue


The Arrival and Advent of the King

Module 27. The Genealogy of the King

Module 28. The Annunciations of the Birth of the Messiah to Zechariah

Module 29. The Annunciation of the Birth of Yeshua to Miriam

Module 30. The Visit of Miriam with Elizabeth and the Song of Miriam

Module 31. The Birth of Yochanan (John)

Module 32. The Annunciation of the Birth of Yeshua to Joseph

Module 33. The Birth of the King

Module 34. The Announcement to and visit of the Shepherds


The Infancy, Childhood, and Boyhood of the King

Module 35. The Circumcision

Module 36. The Presentation and the Two Encounters

Module 37. The Childhood of the King

Module 38. In Egypt and In Nazareth

Module 39. The Boyhood of the King

Module 40. The Visit to Jerusalem and His Human Development


The Forerunner and Herald of the King

Module 41. The Message to Yochanan and the Message by Yochanan

Module 42. The Explanation by Yochanan

Module 43. The Promise by Yochanan


The Approval of the King

Module 44. At His Baptism

Module 45. Through His Temptation and His Identification with Israel

Module 46. By His Herald – To the Jewish Leaders – To the Jewish Public