Interpret the Bible in its original context through advanced language study.

The Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis program develops your expertise to interpret the Bible in its original context. Advanced courses in biblical languages, history and background cultural studies deepen your understanding of the genres of Scripture and prepare you to communicate its longstanding applications in ministry or academic settings.

For current pastors seeking to increase their exegetical skills or individuals desiring mastery of original language exegesis, the M.A. Biblical Exegesis program readies graduates for careers in pastoral ministry, religious publishing or Bible translation.

Starting in the fall 2020 semester and going forward, we are moving to a HyFlex approach to the classroom experience. HyFlex means hybrid-flexible, and this course design model combines three different learning modalities into one class.

  • Overview

    • School: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
    • Division: Bible, Theology & Ministry
    • Degree Type: Master of Arts
    • Format: On-Site, Live, Anytime
    • Location: Grand Rapids

    Course Topics

    • History and culture of the Ancient Near East
    • History and culture of the Greco-Roman world
    • Greek and/or Hebrew language study
    • Old Testament, New Testament or combined specialization

Is Seminary Right for Me?

The M.A. Biblical Exegesis degree program is offered through Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University. For admission criteria, degree requirements and program learning outcomes, visit the seminary's M.A. Biblical Exegesis webpage.