93BibSt – Geography of Biblical Lands

Pay in Full$250.00
Pay in Installments$83.33 / month for 3 months

General Description: Biblical Geography is a 11-week overview of the geography of the Land of Israel, particularly as it relates to the biblical narrative. In other places, this same course might be known by other titles, such as “The Land of the Bible” or “Historical Geography of The Bible Lands, etc.”  As a geography course, we will become acquainted with the land features, the climate, the roads, and the flora of ancient/biblical Israel. We will also make every attempt to relate Israel’s geographic features with events recorded in the Bible.


Schlegel, William. Satellite Bible Atlas: Historical Geography of the Bible. 2013.

Monson, James. Regions on the Run: Introductory Map Studies in the Land of the Bible. Rockford, IL: Biblical Backgrounds, Inc., 1998.

Wright, Paul H. Understanding the Ecology of the Bible: An Introductory Atlas. Jerusalem: Carta, 2018.

Instructor: Ariel Berkowitz, M.Div

Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.

Standalone: This course will suit anyone who would like a better understanding of biblical locations, and helps students get a better understanding of the setting for biblical narrative. This course is suitable for adults, junior high and high school students.

Program Path: Those who are looking for a more structured workload will find this course is not required for any certificate program but does count for elective hours (which are required for two and three-year certificates). This class counts for 2 quarter hours within the certificate program.

Course Requirements: Students must have the ability to proficiently read the English language, have access to and a basic knowledge of a computer with an internet connection. This course does have videos and maps to look at, so those who are visually impaired are very welcomed to take this course but should be aware of this kind of content.

Workload: The average workload each week is around 3 hours. This includes a weekly lecture, assigned reading, and interaction in the class forum. A final exam is also required at the end of the class to complete the course.