Details for Old Testament Field Study

Do you want the places of the bible to come alive? Well join us for this Field Study Trip subject to Israel and its surrounding lands. We will walk through significant places where the biblical people lived and link the geography of the land to message of the biblical stories. Your reading of the bible will never be the same again!

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB349
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin


The following courses are prerequisites or corequisites:

Awards offering Old Testament Field Study

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject takes students on a field study trip to Israel and surrounding lands to develop their understanding of how the physical and geographical nature of the land relates to the biblical text, Christian worldview and our spirituality today. This subject is partly covered by FEE-Help but there is also an upfront cost that students will be required to pay.


  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the physical and historical geography of Old Testament locations;  
  2. Reconstitute the key elements of the religion and politics of the area, especially as it relates to Judaism, Islam and the variety of Christian traditions, so that they may appreciate the value of interfaith dialogue;      
  3. Evaluate the significance of the geography and history of key locations recorded in the Old Testament Scriptures, with particular attention to how the geography of the land influenced the events;
  4. Evaluate the significance of ‘land’ for biblical Israel, modern Israel, and modern Christians;
  5. Reflect and synthesise their field study experience with their biblical studies, a Christian world view, and their vocational interests.

Subject Content

  • The land in the Old Testament
  • Jesus and the land
  • Geography of the Old Testament
  • History of the Old Testament
  • Synthesis of the land, its history, and biblical events

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Required Equipment

Requires travelling to a field context for approximately 10-21 days

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%)
  • Major Exergesis (50%)
  • Field Assignment Report (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided