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BACHELOR OF ARTS | BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

Overview | Biblical Languages

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 fluidly translate and explain the nuances of the original biblical text.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and describe best practices related to pastoral ministry and church administration.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to explain 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 and apply biblical truth accurately and effectively in preaching and writing.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

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

† Required for men
* Required for women

Total Credits: Men (17) Women (15)

Semester 2

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)

Semester 1

History of Christianity (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Greek Reading (3)
Minor* (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (14) Women (15)

Semester 2

Biblical Interpretation (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Exegetical Grammar (3)
Minor* (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Open Elective* (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (14) Women (18)

Semester 1

Theology 1 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Homiletics† (2)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Exegetical Method (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (2)
The Christian Home† (2)
Minor* (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (17) Women (14)

Semester 2

Theology 2 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Homiletics Practicum† (2)
Greek Exegesis Elective (3)
Minor* (3)
Ethics (2)
Linguistics (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (16) Women (17)

 

Summer

Language Internship (2)

Semester 1

Theology 3 (2)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Bible Elective (3)
Hebrew Grammar 1 (3)
Minor* (3)
Bible Elective† (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Open Elective* (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (16) Women (17)

Semester 2

Dispensationalism† (3)
Theology 4 (2)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Fundamentalism† (3)
Bible Elective* (3)
Hebrew Grammar 2 (3)
Minor* (3)
Apologetics (2)
Open Elective* (2)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: (15) Women (15)

Related Majors

Biblical Counseling
Biblical Studies
Missions

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 addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program 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

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

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

Jim Harrison

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Instructor
Credentials
MMin, Temple Baptist Seminary
BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

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