Bonchek, Avigdor. Studying the Torah: A Guide to In-Depth Interpretation. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, 1997. ISBN 978-0-7657-9964-7.
Fox, Everett. The Five Books of Moses. The Schocken Bible Volume I; New York, N.Y.: Schocken Books, 1995. ISBN 978-0-8052-4061-6
Suggested Supplements (not required)
Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. 4th Edition. Louisville, Ky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-6642-3344-0.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th Edition. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-2268-1638-8.
MJR does not have its own bookstore at this juncture. We feel that most students can get a better price through amazon or other outlets than from a bookstore which must buy direct from the publisher at hardly enough discount to cover shipping the books to students and selling them at SRP in order to cover those costs. For your convenience, the quick-links below will take you directly to the course textbooks.
Brian Tice was ordained as a Sephardic Rabbi (Moreh Hora'ah) by MJR in May of 2000 and by Y'sharim USA in June of 2016 (Choshen Mishpat/Dayan). He obtained his B.Sci. in Bible and Ancient Languages from Cornerstone University and his M.Sci. in Higher Education with an emphasis on Classical Hebrew Andragogy from Kaplan/Purdue Global. He also studied Music and Modern Languages at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Worship Studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Middle Eastern History through Tel Aviv University.
Professor Tice has taught Hebrew, Hermeneutics, Tanakh Exegesis, and Apologetics for Cornerstone University (as a Graduate Assistant) and for Take Hold Ministry School. He also developed a number of courses for International Messianic Torah Institute and MJR Yeshiva as well as teaching homeschool music and Torah cantillation courses in the Grand Rapids area (Michigan).
Professor Tice facilitated the Torah Schul at his home synagogue for three years as well as serving as a chazzan and occasionally teaching from the bimah. He has also delivered the D’var Torah on the “Torah Foundations of Faith” radio program on Hebrew Nation Radio. Presently, he is a Hebrew and Judaica research scholar with Manuscript Research Group, working with Jewish manuscripts in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Judeo-Arabic and spanning nearly all nusachot and minhagim.
Professor Tice contributes to tikkun olam by working with the Willing to Wait Leadership Team, an abstinence education ministry of the Pregnancy Resource Center and ministering to the local homeless and poor. He has also volunteered with Little Mary’s Hospitality House, a woodland vacation resort for families with children battling life-threatening or terminal illnesses, for 11 years; Habitat for Humanity for 7 years; Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo for 6 years; and several homeless ministries.
StartModule 1: Interpretation & Reading for Deeper Understanding
StartModule 2: Opening Sentences
StartModule 3: The Contiguity Principle
StartModule 4: The Ten Plagues
StartModule 5: Similarities between Different Texts
StartModule 6: Midpoint Assessment
StartModule 7: Differences between Similar Texts
StartModule 8: Repetitions & Redundancies
StartModule 9: Word Order
StartModule 10: The Psychological Dimension
StartModule 11: The Seven Code
StartModule 12: Capstone Project