1,2 (total 3) s. hrs. The BICS Bible Lands Seminar consists of a two-semester seminar capped by twenty days or more of intensive study in Egypt (including the Sinai), Israel, and Jordan. Classes (held weekly throughout both semesters) will consist of lectures and presentations of relevant geographical, historical, and archeological data. Students will be responsible for reading and writing assignments, presentations, periodic testing, and a summary report and seminar evaluation. Participants will gain a realistic, multidimensional, hands-on comprehension of biblical geography and life in Near Eastern countries that will improve their understanding of the Bible.