MA Biblical Literature

A Snapshot:

  • 50 credit hours (approx. 2-3 years)
  • Available on campus and online
  • Emphasizes biblical scholarship, including proficiency in both Greek and Hebrew and extensive coursework in biblical content

The MA Biblical Literature equips students with a comprehensive understanding of Scripture in English, Hebrew, and Greek. Students will graduate from the program with the ability to interpret Scripture, understand the biblical context, and apply Scripture to their current context.

This degree is for anyone who wants to have a deep understanding of Scripture and how it relates to the broader Christian faith.

The entire program can be completed online, allowing you to participate in the program from anywhere in the world.

Required Courses

The MA Biblical Literature contains 50 credits focused on expanding the student’s biblical understanding. Students are also given the chance to grow in related theological disciplines and ministry skills.

Biblical Studies30
OT 501Elementary Hebrew I3
OT 502Elementary Hebrew II3
NT 501New Testament Greek I3
NT 502New Testament Greek II3
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 512Old Testament History and Interpretation3
Inductive Bible Study IOT 620 or NT 5313
Inductive Bible Study IIOT 621-623 or NT 535/615/6223
OT/NT Reading and SyntaxOT 651 or NT 5213
OT/NT ExegesisOT 731-734 or NT 6423
Theological Studies 12
BT 501Biblical Theology3
HT 520History of Christian Thought3
ST 604Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 605Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
Philosophical Studies3
AP 501Foundations of Apologetics3
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
Formational Studies3
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
Ministry Studies3
EV 605Evangelism3

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.

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