Christian and Jewish scholars collaborating in the
and language of Jesus; bringing historical, linguistic
and critical expertise to bear on the Synoptic Gospels.
is a way for those who believe
in our work to help support our endeavors."
The research of the Jerusalem School of
Synoptic Research (JSSR) has the capability to change the way Jesus is
viewed and taught at the University level. Over the past forty years,
assorted members of JSSR have gathered in Jerusalem examining individual
periscopes of the Synoptic Gospels piecing together the linguistic, cultural,
historical matrix of Jesus. In 2006, JSSR published their first collective
work, "Jesus' Last Week".
In 2012, JSSR will be publishing its second volume, "The Linguistic
Environment of the Second Temple Period." Patron
membership is a way for those who believe in our work to help support
Do I have to have a PayPal account?
NO! You are not required to have a PayPal account. You
can pay online with your credit card or check. You
will be prompted if you would like to create one, but you may decline with no
What credit cards are accepted?
American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
Why does JSSR use PayPal.com for their credit card
Having a website that can accept credit cards over the
Internet is very expensive. The cost of a secure site, a credit card merchant
account and a payment gateway all add up quickly. In order to save money, we
have chosen to utilize PayPal's convenient payment method which only charges us
$3.40 on our $100 transaction, a considerable savings.
Can I mail my payment?
Send your name, address & email address along with a
check or money order for $100 to the following address:
Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research
P.O. Box 190
Poplar Bluff, MO 63902
What will the monies be used for?
Jerusalem School Scholars attendance of academic
conferences like the Society of Biblical Literature
Finalization of Jerusalem Studies in the
Synoptic Gospels Volume 1.
Research & Editing of Jerusalem Studies in
the Synoptic Gospels Volume 2
Academic Speaking tours
Annually hosted breakfast & reception at Society
of Biblical Literature Congress
What's in it for me?
various incentives for our Patrons, but most of our Patrons are more
interested in helping out than receiving something in return. That being said, our Patrons
will receive a report (at least quarterly) with updates of our organization's
successes and set-backs. As the program develops the benefits of being a
Patron will grow as well. Items we've discussed as future enhancements to our
Patron program include:
occasional conference calls with a JS scholar where you can
ask questions and hear real-time feedback
availability of autographed copies of JS publications
advanced copies of articles being published
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YES! We are grateful for any and all people who will
advertise for us on your web site.
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put the following code on your site.
And it will look like this on your site:
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