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Reply To: After taking this course, in your own words, please define Hebraic leadership and what it means to you.

Joseph Doherty

Leadership is the wielding of authority and power for the good, even if one’s own authority and power are only over oneself. Hebraic leadership is doing so in light of the knowledge of the Old and New Testament together. Some have desired to break the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. This is folly. Jesus and his apostles emerge from the Hebraic culture and constantly reference it. Jesus fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament. But do we understand the peoples, places, and tensions of the Old Testament? How do we apply the knowledge toward our own actions of leadership for ourselves and others? We must first study the historical realities explicit and circumstantial to scripture. With this depth of context and understanding we can then compare these to our current circumstances personally and in global relations. By asking the cultural questions, we gain insight into peoples, but also into Jesus’ teachings and how people respond to them. The application of this knowledge in prayer and humility is Hebraic Leadership.