James and the Ancient Messianic Movement in Jerusalem
Dr. Jeffrey Seif, Instructor
This mini-course will examine first-century Jerusalem’s first Messianic community and its most noteworthy Messianic Jew. Relevant source material will be scrutinized, from which we’ll reconstruct what we know of the earliest Messianic movement along with the life and teachings of the one who led it: Jesus’ half-brother, James.
In the context of so doing, participants will get a window into ancient Messianic faith, ethics and practices. It’ll be a memorable educational experience—one that will abide with participants for years to come.
Approx. 6 hours of teaching on 3 DVDs or Online Streaming. (2022)
Along with his wife Barri, Jeff was born and raised in the Jewish culture and tradition. Jeff came to faith in Jesus, surrendered to a call to the ministry and took theological studies at Southern Methodist University where he earned a master's degree and doctorate in theology and ministry. He took a master’s degree at Cambridge University and has a leadership certificate from Harvard University. Dr Seif has served over thirty years as a professor. He retired as University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies - The Kings University / Houston. He presently is an adjunct professor at Christ for the Nations Institute. Jeff appears on television weekly on Daystar Television Network, Mon and Weds PM, in a program called “Our Jewish Roots”—formerly “Zola Levitt Presents”. He pastors Sar Shalom congregation, an IAMCS-affiliated community.