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M.Div in Advanced Biblical Studies

Advanced Biblical Studies

The Master of Divinity in Advanced Biblical Studies is a program designed to equip students for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages. This would include those with a desire to enter advanced degree programs in biblical studies in preparation for teaching ministries.

In addition to the M.Div. core, students specializing in advanced biblical studies must compolete 9 credit hours of required classes and 6 hours of language electives.

Students who do not already have background in biblical languages are encouraged to begin their biblical language studies in the summer session prior to their first fall term.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

This program includes 70 hours in the Master of Divinity core, 12 hours in the area of advanced biblical studies and 6 hours of language electives.

TOTAL HOURS

85 hours

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3-4 years

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • HEB 6500 - Biblical Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 
  • GRK 6500 - Greek Syntax and Exegesis 
  • BTI 6500 - Methods and Issues in Biblical Interpretation 

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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach biblical languages in a Christian edicational setting
  • Develop resources to aid and assist church leaders with biblical languages
  • Write for Christian literary publications
  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor


Who WIll Teach Me?

DAVID ALAN BLACK


Professor of New Testament and Greek

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BENJAMIN L. MERKLE


Professor of New Testament and Greek

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N. ALLAN MOSELEY


Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

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CHARLES L. QUARLES


Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology

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