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Master of Arts in Religion

Biblical Studies

This concentration introduces the languages, methods, skills needed for sound and thoughtful interpretation of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments.

Old Testament
OT531 Pentateuch and Joshua (3)
OT532 Historical and Poetic Books (3)
OT534 Prophets (3)
OT Elective (English or Exegetical) (3)

New Testament
NT511 Gospels and Acts (3)
NT512 Epistles (3)
NT612 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)
NT765 New Testament Cultural Setting (3)
NT Elective (English or Exegetical) (3)

Biblical Languages
Choose two of the following courses:
OT515 Hebrew Language (3)
OT521 Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis (3)
NT545 Greek Language (3)
NT677 Intermediate Greek (3)

Christian Theology
CT511 Christian Thought and Ethics (3)
ST543 Survey of Christian Theology (3)

Church History
CH665 Christian Devotional Classics (3)

Electives
Choose two of the following courses:
PM515 Personal Foundations for Ministry (3)
SF511 Spiritual Formation in Ministry (3)
CT724 Christian Ethics (3)

Choose one course from any division (3)

Educational Ministries
GS410 Seminary Research Methods (0)

Choose either:
OT800 Old Testament Thesis Development (3) and OT900 Old Testament Thesis (3) or
NT800 New Testament Thesis Development (3) and NT900 New Testament Thesis (3)

Total Credits (57)


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