Biblical Languages

Not lost in translation

How do you reach the entire world with God’s Word when some people 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 Maranatha’s Baptist Biblical Languages degree.

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.


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 Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology 2
Greek Grammar 14Greek Grammar 24
English Composition 13English Composition 23
The Modern World3Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Music Appreciation 2Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
History of Christianity3Baptist Heritage3
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3Biblical Interpretation3
Math or Science Elective3Literature Elective3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Greek Reading3Exegetical Grammar3
Music Appreciation2
Fall Spring Summer 
Theology 13Theology 32Language Internship2
Methods of Mentoring2The Christian Home2Linguistics3
Exegetical Method3Homiletics Practicum2
Homiletics2Greek Exegesis Elective3
Bible Elective 3Bible Elective3
Introduction to Philosophy2American Studies Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Theology 23
Dispensationalism3Fundamentalism3
Hebrew Grammar 13Hebrew Grammar 23
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Ethics2Apologetics2

Your potential schedule (Women)

Fall Spring 
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New 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, Leadership, and Evangelism3Biblical Interpretation3
Greek Reading 3Exegetical Grammar3
Minor3Minor3
Math or Science Elective3Literature Elective3
Open Elective2Open Elective 3
Fall Spring Summer 
Theology 13Theology 32Language Internship2
Bible Elective 3Bible Elective3Linguistics3
Exegetical Method3Greek Exegetical Elective3
Minor3Minor3
Introduction to Philosophy2American Studies Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Theology 23
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Hebrew Grammar 13Hebrew Grammar 23
Minor 3Minor3
Ethics2Apologetics2
Open Elective3

Your potential career

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