Wisdom in Torah Yeshiva Courses
Temple Architecture and Location
Join Rico in discovering the Second Temple architecture, location, and service. This course will provide you with an in-depth look at the Temple from a variety of perspectives. The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge of the Temple to better understand the Brit Chadashah Temple language, as well as much more!
Sefer Avodah (Worship) - Mishneh Torah Study Series Course
This course will be a deep study on the Temple using the Mishneh Torah as the template for the study. I will be making connections between the Temple service described in Mishneh Torah to ancient Near Eastern customs and history as well as to the Apostolic Writings.
Temple Studies Course 101
This course is comprised of multiple studies covering various topics related to the Temple. The majority of the topics covered here were taught at the Treasures of the Temple 101 conference by Rico Cortes, Joseph Good, and Ryan White. The corresponding sections of the workbook will be included with the videos from this course.
Introduction to Temple Location Studies
This is an introductory course that will serve as a prerequisite to future Temple-related courses. The lessons in this course were recorded on location in Israel with Rico Cortes and Joseph Good. Subjects discussed are: Temple location and architecture, archaeological evidence, geography of the Temple, geography of Jerusalem, investigation of gates, walls, and tunnels, the Pool of Siloam, and much more!
Introduction to First Century Studies
This course will focus on several areas of historical information and cultural anthropology which are very important to understanding the Apostolic Scriptures (the NT) in their proper context. It is very important to get a firm grasp on these areas as this course will serve as background for future studies into specific books of the Apostolic Scriptures.
Ancient Near Eastern Covenants and the Bible
This course covers the three major types of ancient Near Eastern covenants and their usage in the Scriptures. In covering these covenants, we will also delve into many various aspects of ancient Near Eastern culture which will serve as a foundation for many of the teachings on this website.
Justice and Righteousness in Israel and the Ancient Near East
This course is based on Moshe Weinfeld's book Social Justice in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East. In the course, we will deal with the concept of justice and righteousness in ancient Israelite literature in comparison with identical concepts in ancient Near East. This concept is a recurring theme throughout Scripture and is one of the most important aspects of our walk of faith.
In this course we will be examining the book of Romans using the latest research into the first century culture as well as a Hebraic understanding of Paul in order to rediscover how the original audience of Paul's letter to Rome would have been understood. We will start be examining the background of the first century world including both Greco-Roman culture and Judean culture, who Paul was, and the historical events that occurred just prior to Paul sending his letter to the Romans which will have a major impact on our reading of the letter.
Hebrew in the Home
Hebrew in the Home is a course designed to teach you the Biblical Hebrew language that you can work through at your own pace. We will start at the very basics of learning how to read the alef-bet (Hebrew's letter system) and pronounce words. Please begin this course for more information on how to access a full version of the course