UNDERGRADUATE BACHELORS | BIBLICAL 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.

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.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • Pastoral Theology† (2)
  • Greek Grammar 1 (4)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Music Appreciation (2)

† Required for men
* Required for women

Total Credits: Men (17) Women (15)

Semester 2

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Pastoral Theology† (2)
  • Greek Grammar 2 (4)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (17) Women (15)

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Pastoral Studies
  • Greek
  • Ancient Languages

 

Potential Career Fields

  • 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.

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

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Hudson_Andrew_Faculty

Andrew Hudson

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

PhD New Testament, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

ThM Systematic Theology, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

MDiv, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

BA Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

Saxon_David_Faculty

David Saxon

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

PhD Church History, Bob Jones University

MA Church History, Bob Jones University

BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Meyer_Bruce_Faculty

Bruce Meyer

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

DMin, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

MA Bible, Bob Jones University

BA Bible, Bob Jones University

Jim Harrison - Staff

Jim Harrison

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Instructor

Credentials

MMin, Temple Baptist Seminary

BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

 

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