2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Friends of Israel Institute of Jewish Studies

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O. Herbert Hirt, Ph.D., Director

Assistant Professor

William L. Krewson, S.T.M.

Part-Time Faculty

Douglas Bookman, Th.D.
Steve Herzig, B.A., B.S.
Thomas Simcox, B.S. 
Mitchel Triestman, M.A.
Deane Woods, Th.D.


In 1986, The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, began The Institute of Biblical Studies at their headquarters in Deptford, New Jersey. The Institute offered a one-year curriculum that included biblical, doctrinal, historical, and practical studies. Primary goals were to give the student an understanding of the Jewish background of the Scriptures, and an appreciation of the history and culture of the Jewish people and their role in the divine plan. The Institute used a modular form of scheduling.

In 1996, The Friends of Israel requested that this successful program be relocated to the Langhorne campus of Philadelphia Biblical University and be offered as one of many accredited programs available at the University. Boards of trustees of both institutions approved this action, and the name of the Institute was changed to The Institute of Jewish Studies.

Although the Institute is now under the direction of the University, there continues to be a close association between the Institute faculty and students with The Friends of Israel leadership.

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