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Overview | Biblical Studies:

Biblical Languages (Women)

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)
Greek Grammar 1 (4)
Foundations of Women’s Ministries (2)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
Greek Grammar 2 (4)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Math or Science Elective (3)
Music Elective (2)


Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

History of Christianity (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Greek Syntax 1 (3)
Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)
Minor (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Biblical Interpretation (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Greek Syntax 2 (3)
Counseling Women (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Theology 1 (3)
Exegetical Method (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (2)
CBCM Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Theology 2 (3)
Greek Exegesis Elective (3)
Bible Elective (NT) (3)
Minor (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Theology 4 (2)
Dispensationalism (3)
Hebrew Grammar 1 (3)
Ethics (2)
Minor (3)
Biblical Languages Internship (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Theology 3 (2)
Linguistics (3)
Hebrew Grammar 2 (3)
Apologetics (2)
Bible Elective (OT) (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Related Majors

Biblical Counseling
Biblical Studies

Related Minors

Pastoral Studies
Ancient Languages

Potential Career Fields

Bible translator
Seminary professor
Assistant pastor
Youth pastor

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

MBU Program Faculty

Andrew Goodwill

Maranatha Baptist Seminary | Associate Professor
PhD Theological Studies, Bob Jones University 
MA Bible, Bob Jones University 
BA Bible, Bob Jones University 

Benjamin Flegal

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Assistant Professor
MDiv, Maranatha Baptist University
BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

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