Schools of the Bible: Contours of a Divine Plan for Christian Education
God has communicated his divine plan for education through the Bible. He has revealed His educational model by means of various schools that He established throughout history. A number of schools are discussed in both the Old and New Testaments. Established in a variety of contexts, these schools of the Bible provide Christian educators with clarification of the divine plan for education, particularly as today’s educators seek to align contemporary educational systems with God’s plan for His children. This article will examine the roots of Christian education—the schools of the Bible—to reveal salient characteristics of these educational programs in order to better understand the purpose and identify appropriate methods of Christian education.