MDiv with a Concentration in Messianic Judaism
What is a Master of Divinity Concentration in Messianic Judaism?
In harmony with Denver Seminary’s emphasis on globalization, diversity, intercultural leadership, and contextualized ministry, the MDiv in Messianic Judaism aims to equip both Messianic and Protestant leaders in their service to the Jewish community. All this is integrated with our excellent MDiv curriculum, where students can establish a solid theological and biblical foundation for ministry to Jews and Gentiles. You will develop the skills needed to serve in the Jewish community, tackling Messianic Judaism issues, while being encouraged to have an active partnership between the Messianic and Protestant communities. Both you and those you lead will be enriched by your experience in the MDiv with a concentration in Messianic Judaism.
At Denver Seminary, this particular degree falls under the umbrella of the Division of Biblical Studies. Watch a video from the Division of Biblical Studies.
Courses in Messianic Judaism are designed to: (1) Train leaders for service in the Jewish community; (2) educate current and future Protestant leaders in Messianic Judaism issues and in the Jewish background of Christianity; (3) encourage an active partnership between the Messianic and Protestant communities in their service for the kingdom of God; (4) foster an atmosphere of globalization and diversity at Denver Seminary; and (5) provide a sound academic environment where students can establish a solid theological and biblical foundation for ministry to Jews and Gentiles.
The MDiv with a concentration in Messianic Judaism is excellent preparation for goals such as:
Leadership positions that will serve in the Jewish community
Leadership and involvment of active partnerships between Messianic and Protestant communities
Establish a solid theological and biblical foundation for ministry to Jews and Gentiles
What classes will I take?
In addition to the required M.Div. core classes (89 hours), this concentration includes 2 hours of required classes and 6 hours of electives specific to Messianic Judaism.
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Introduction to Messianic Judaism (Rabbi Chaim Urbach)
|Messianic Judaism electives|| 6
A sample of elective classes:
- MJ 502 - Messianic Jewish Liturgy and Symbolism (Dr. Jeffrey Feinberg) (2 hours)
- MJ 503 - Messianic Jewish Apologetics I: Answering Historical and Theological Objections (Dr. Michael Brown) (2 hours)
- MJ 504 - Messianic Jewish Theology I: Covenants and Eschatology (Rabbi Chaim Urbach) (2 hours)
- MJ 505 - Messianic Jewish Theology II: Key Issues in New Testament and Rabbinic Literature (Rabbi Chaim Urbach) (2 hours)
- MJ 506 - Messianic Jewish Apologetics II: Messianic Prophecy (Dr. Michael Brown) (2 hours)
- MJ 601 - The Gospels in their Jewish Context (Dr. John Fischer) (2 hours)
- MJ 603 - Missiological Themes for Jewish Evangelism (Dr. Bill Bjoraker) (2 hours)
- Dr. Hélène Dallaire, Associate Professor of Old Testament
- Dr. Jeffrey Feinberg
- Rabbi Chaim Urbach
- Dr. Michael Brown
- Dr. John Fischer
- Dr. Bill Bjoraker
Dr. Helene Dallaire is Associate Professor of Old Testament and is currently writing the Introduction to Living Biblical Hebrew (Eerdmans) and the “Joshua” commentary in the revised edition of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series. She is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Dr. Dallaire regularly presents academic papers at professional conferences on biblical literature, Hebrew language, and pedagogy.
For additional information on the courses or MDiv concentration, please contact Dr. Hélène Dallaire at or (303) 762-6916.