Bethlehem Bible College Teachers Pursue Doctoral Programs Overseas

Once again, we are sending out our best. Bethlehem Bible College is pleased to announce that two of our faculty members have been accepted into doctoral programs and will be continuing their higher education overseas.

Daniel Bannoura is a Lecturer of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion.  He was recently accepted at the University of Notre Dame and will be leaving us at the end of July to pursue his doctorate in Redaction Criticism of the Qur’an, under the supervision of Gabriel Said Reynolds. Daniel is a native of the Bethlehem area and part of the “second generation” of BethBC teachers, following in the footsteps of his father who taught here in the eighties and nineties.

Meanwhile, we are pleased that Yousef Al Khoury, a Lecturer of Biblical studies and Missions will be continuing his doctorate in Contextual Biblical Interpretation at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for one year.  His thesis will be “A Palestinian Reading of the Kingdom of God in the Context of Israeli Occupation.”  Yousef is originally from Gaza, and his presence has been a tremendous blessing here at the college.

Though we will miss them, we are also very proud of our faculty members and their academic achievements.  Please join us in praying for them as they take these challenging steps towards their futures.  We pray that their degrees will bring insight to their topics of study and that they will be a benefit both to our community and larger the Body of Christ.  And most especially, we pray that after they finish their studies, they will both return to serve our people here in Palestine.