Biblical Languages

Students in the Biblical Languages major are equipped with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to detailed knowledge of Old and New Testament literature with special reference to the original languages, with advanced skills in the translation and exegesis of Scriptural texts, and with fundamental skills in research, writing, and presentation of material appropriate to students’ professional goals. Students in the Biblical Languages degree will gain factual knowledge of biblical languages, develop specific skills in translation and interpretation needed by professionals in the field, and learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas and arguments relevant to the major and advanced biblical interpretation.

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Minors

  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Religion
  • Bible & Theology

Program Layout

The Biblical Languages major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 18 hours of open electives, and 39 hours in Biblical Languages-specific courses. Classes include Elementary Greek I & II, Elementary Hebrew I & II, Critical Issues in Theology, Intermediate Greek I or Intermediate Hebrew, and Intermediate Greek II or Biblical Aramaic.