What is YaYiN About?
YaYiN is a unique online university training and developing biblical students of extraordinary ability. The university consists of seven major schools-each focusing upon an integral aspect of ministry. After completing studies at YaYiN, students will be competent in biblical and ancient languages; understand and flow in their spiritual gifts; have deep theological ability and be trained in missiology. It therefore combines the academic and theological with the pneumatic and missiological. This combination of academic, pneumatic, missiological and messianic studies is what produces world-class disciples of Christ-talmidim.
YaYiN is an acronym or notarikon that stands for Yeshivat Yeshua ha Notzri or the university of Jesus of Nazareth. As can be gleaned from the name, the prime object and person of interest is Yeshua ha Machiach, Jesus Christ- the central figure of human history. In order to pursue this course of study at an advanced level, a knowledge of biblical languages that the scriptures have been written in are required. The university therefore immerses the student into Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic and other ancient languages in order to feel and hear the heartbeat of the scriptures in the original tongue. Yeshua was also highly gifted spiritually in healing, words of knowledge, faith and deliverance. He was a prophet and full of wisdom. The University, therefore, offers training and insight into the gifts of the Spirit. You will learn how to discover and use the gifts that God has placed within you. Finally, at YaYiN, students can study and learn about many of the arts and sciences in the context of a personal God who has created the universes and intervenes in the daily lives of believers. A God who became flesh, dwelt among us and directs the laws of the universe. The logos or word of G-d is Yeshua, the one who created the known universe.
The overall emphases of the Yeshivah are academic, pneumatic, messianic and Philo-Semitic. The Hebrew scriptures were meticulously transmitted and preserved by the Jews over the course of many centuries. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls confirmed the accuracy of the transmission process. The Jewish nation, particularly the Masoretes, deserve credit for their devotion to God’s word which has placed into the hands of the modern student an accurate copy of God’s word and established a common basis from which embark upon theological study. The Yeshivah, along with early tradition, believes in a personal messiah who will ultimately usher-in the messianic age and whose kingdom will have no end. After students have been developed pneumatically, academically and in terms of their knowledge of the Messiah, they will be fully equipped to transform their societies.
Many online institutions focus purely on theology from a European perspective. Often, institutions omit the pneumatic development of the students and emphasise purely academic disciplines. Finally, the messianic thrust of the scriptures is frequently passed-over leaving students with little knowledge of the Jewish backdrop to the scriptures. At YaYiN, all three major aspects are given full attention and the student can receive a holistic course that will empower him or her to fulfill their God-given potential. The student will be immersed into the world of the bible and New Testament as it was when Yeshua walked the earth and be able to contextualise his teachings into the modern era. This is what makes studying at YaYiN so powerful.