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Earn an accredited Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages degree from Maranatha Baptist University.

Related Minors

  • Pastoral Studies
  • Greek
  • Ancient Languages

Degree Overview

If you desire to do biblical translation work in the U.S. or overseas or wish to develop the tools necessary to have a deeper knowledge of God's Word in its original languages, a major in Biblical Languages prepares you to do just that.

Your freshman year, you begin studying Greek and continue on to complete 31 hours of language classes, including Hebrew grammar, linguistics, and exegesis. In addition to core classes in General Studies and Biblical Studies, a 20-hour ministry component rounds out your degree in Biblical Languages.

Potential Careers*

  • Bible translator
  • Seminary professor
  • Linguist
  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Assistant pastor
  • Youth pastor

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

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Biblical Languages Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply the rules of grammar, syntax, and semantics to the original biblical languages.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to describe the Baptist distinctives in the context of Baptist history.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate biblical truth effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to fluidly translate and explain the nuances of the original biblical text.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.