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Bible Institute of South Africa Winter School 2018  The book of HEBREWS with George H Guthrie


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What is Winter School?


Every year BISA offers intensive courses for two weeks during the college inter-semester period.   In July 2018 we are able to offer world class tuition in two fields: ‘The Book of Hebrews with Dr George H Guthrie and ‘Biblical Counsellingwith Dr Greg Cook. The courses run concurrently.

These two courses form part of the LTh programme running full time on campus and are open to the public for audit (personal study).


Why should I do the course on HEBREWS?


“More than any other New Testament book, Hebrews connects the dots between the Old Testament and the New.”  

George H. Guthrie points out how the Book of Hebrews refers to the Old Testament:  “Of all the writings of the New Testament, none is more saturated with overt references to the Old Testament. The author so filled his discourse with Old Testament thoughts and passages that they permeate every chapter. Thirty-five quotations from a Greek translation of the Old Testament and thirty-four allusions work to support the development of Hebrews’ argument. In addition, the writer offers nineteen summaries of Old Testament material, and thirteen times he mentions an Old Testament name or topic, often without reference to a specific context.”


What are the times & where is the venue?


Venue:  BISA Campus, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town (parking available on site) 

Dates:   Monday to Friday from July 9th to 20th. 

Time:    The Book of HEBREWS Course runs from 0830 to 1300.


What does it cost?


For Audit (personal study) the course fee is ZAR 1300 pp per 2-week course.


What about fulltime Christian workers and pensioners?


BISA acknowledges the financial constraints of missionaries, full time church workers and pensioners and accordingly offers a discounted fee of R650 pp per 2-week course.


What about lunch?


The courses end at 13:00 and you may wish to stay for lunch with the other students. You may pre-book a lunch in the BI dining room for R40 pp per meal.


Your lecturer will be Prof George H Guthrie.


Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, TN.  A respected New Testament scholar, he has a passion for helping church leaders and laypeople learn to engage God's powerful, life-changing Word more effectively. The author of a dozen books, Dr. Guthrie has written widely on Bible interpretation and application, and has had the privilege of teaching across North America and around the world in places like Hong Kong, London, and Israel.  In April 2017, it was announced that Guthrie was appointed as Professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning in September 2018.

Guthrie holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies and is considered to be one of the premier authorities in the United States on the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament.


What will I be studying in the course on The Book of Hebrews?


The author of Hebrews writes about a variety of issues including repentance, faith, transformed living, and Jesus as Messiah and high priest. 

George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a scholar of the New Testament book of Hebrews and he writes on the original, theological importance of Hebrews in the NIV Application Commentary, as well as how we can apply that to our modern-day lives.


To book contact Maurice Espin at the Bible Institute of South Africa +27 (0)21 7884116.