Biblical Languages

Not lost in translation

How do you reach the entire world with God’s Word when some people groups don’t have a copy of the Bible in their language? If you have a burden for Bible translation, or if you enjoy breaking down Scripture passages to study them as they were originally written, consider Biblical Languages.

This program is for serious students who expect rigorous study. The Biblical Languages major combines 31 hours of language classes—Greek and Hebrew grammar, linguistics, sociolinguistics, reading, exegesis—with general studies and biblical studies core classes and a 20-hour ministry component.

“This program will have special appeal for those who have a desire for Bible translation work or collegiate and seminary instruction” - Brian Trainer, Faculty


Our faculty knows biblical languages

Maranatha's Greek teacher David Hockman has taught for many years at the collegiate level.

“I enjoy ministering to college-age students . . . My goal is to help the students become lifelong learners of God’s Word. I am thankful to have a part in training students to go out and impact this world for Christ. Lord willing, the students will gain the necessary tools and heart for ministry that will serve them well wherever God leads them.

Read more about our Bible faculty.


Translation in action

Dr. Troy Manning works full-time as the Chief Language Consultant at Bibles International. He supervises many translational works around the world. Manning also visits many of those fields to help the local translators. Through all of his work, he strives to maintain the clarity of the scriptures while giving the Word of God to people who have never had a Bible in their own language.

Read more about Dr. Troy Manning's translational work.


Your potential schedule (Men)

Fall Spring 
Old or New Testament Survey3New or Old Testament Survey3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Greek Grammar 14Greek Grammar 24
English Composition 13English Composition 23
The Modern World3Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Music Appreciation2Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
History of Christianity3Baptist Heritage3
Christian Life and Leadership3Biblical Interpretation3
Pastoral Theology2Exegetical Grammar3
Greek Reading3Pastoral Theology2
Math or Science Elective3Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 13Theology 32
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Homiletics2Homiletics Practicum2
Methods in Mentoring2The Christian Home2
Exegetical Method3Greek Exegesis Elective3
Introduction to Philosophy2American Studies Elective3
Summer 
Language Internship2
Linguistics3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Theology 23
Dispensationalism3Fundamentalism3
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Hebrew Grammar 13Hebrew Grammar 23
Ethics2Apologetics2


Your potential schedule (Women)

Fall Spring 
Old or New Testament Survey3New or Old Testament Survey3
Greek Grammar 14Greek Grammar 24
English Composition 13English Composition 23
The Modern World3Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Music Appreciation2Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
History of Christianity3Baptist Heritage3
Christian Life and Leadership3Biblical Interpretation3
Greek Reading3Exegetical Grammar3
Minor3Minor3
Math or Science Elective3Literature Elective3
Open Elective2Open Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 13Theology 32
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Exegetical Method3Greek Exegesis Elective3
Minor3Minor3
Introduction to Philosophy2American Studies Elective3
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Summer 
Language Internship2
Linguistics3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Theology 23
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Hebrew Grammar 13Hebrew Grammar 23
Minor3Minor3
Ethics2Apologetics2
Open Elective3

Your potential career

  • Bible translator
  • Seminary professor (Men)
  • Curriculum writer
  • Linguist
  • Pastor (Men)
  • Missionary
  • Assistant pastor (Men)
  • Youth pastor (Men)