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 
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
Old Testament Survey2Minsitry Component2
Minsitry Component2Greek Grammar 24
Greek Grammar 14English Composition 23
English Composition 13The Modern World3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
Christian Life 21Biblical Interpretation3
Baptist Heritage3Bible Elective2
Bible Elective2Minsitry Component2
Minsitry Component2Exegetical Grammar3
Greek Reading3Math Elective3
Literature Elective3Open Elective3
Music Appreciation2
Fall Spring 
Christian Life 31Minsitry Component2
Theology 13Theology 23
Bible Elective2Bible Elective2
Minsitry Component2Homiletics 32
Homiletics 22General Epistles3
Exegetical Method2American Studies Elective3
Introduction to Philosophy2
Summer: Internship2
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Minsitry Component2
Old Testament Biblical Theology2Theology 32
Bible Elective2New Testament Biblical Theology2
Minsitry Component2Biblical Studies Seminar2
Linguistics3Bible Electives2
Hebrew Grammar 13Advanced Linguistics: Sociolinguistics3
Ethics2Hebrew Grammar 23
Apologetics2


Your potential schedule (Women)

Fall Spring 
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
Old Testament Survey2Greek Grammar 24
Greek Grammar 14English Composition 23
English Composition 13The Modern World3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Minor3
Math Elective3
Fall Spring 
Christian Life 21Biblical Interpretation3
Baptist Heritage3Bible Elective2
Bible Elective2Exegetical Grammar3
Greek Reading3Minor3
Literature Elective3Science Elective3
Music Appreciation2
Minor3
Fall Spring 
Theology 13Theology 23
Bible Elective2Bible Elective2
Christian Life 31General Epistles or Paul's Epistles3
Exegetical Method2Minor3
Introduction to Philosophy2American Studies Elective3
Minor3Open Elective3
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Summer: Internship2
Fall Spring2
Theology 42Theology 32
Old Testament Biblical Theology2New Testament Biblical Theology2
Bible Elective2Biblical Studies Seminar2
Linguistics3Bible Electives2
Hebrew Grammar 13Advanced Linguistics: Sociolinguistics3
Minor3Hebrew Grammar 23
Ethics2Apologetics2
Open Elective2

Your potential career

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