M.A. Biblical Exegesis Course List

The Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis program requires 46 to 47 credit hours. Program course work includes advanced training in biblical studies and theology and completion of an exegetical specialization in Old Testament and/or New Testament studies.

For a first-hand experience of the Holy Land, you may elect to participate in a faculty-led tour of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The trip explores the history, culture and geography of the Bible and gives you direct insight into the setting of Scripture.

Bible and Theology Courses

  • BBL-501: Biblical Hermeneutics
  • BBL-601: Experiencing the Ancient World of the Bible
  • THE-501: Program Introduction
  • THE-540: Systematic Theology I
  • THE-640: Systematic Theology II
  • THE-641: Systematic Theology III

Exegetical Specialization Courses

Old Testament Studies

The Old Testament specialization requires 30 credit hours. Students learn Hebrew, become familiar with the ancient Near Eastern background of the Old Testament and develop skills to interpret genres in the Hebrew Bible.

  • BBL-516: Hebrew I
  • BBL-517: Hebrew II
  • BBL-640: Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis (Old Testament I)
  • BBL-641: Exegesis in the Pentateuch (Old Testament II)
  • BBL-642: Exegesis in the Prophets and Writings (Old Testament III)
  • Bible electives (requires six additional BBL courses)

New Testament Studies

The New Testament specialization requires 30 credit hours. Students learn Greek, become familiar with the first-century background of the New Testament and develop skills to interpret genres in the Greek New Testament.

  • BBL-510: Greek I
  • BBL-511: Greek II
  • BBL-672: New Testament I (Introduction to Exegesis)
  • BBL-677: New Testament II (The Gospels) or BBL-678: New Testament III (The General Epistles)
  • Bible electives (requires six additional BBL courses)

Old and New Testament Studies

The Old and New Testament specialization requires 30 credit hours. Students learn both Hebrew and Greek, become familiar with the ancient backgrounds of both the Old and New Testaments and develop skills to interpret every genre in the Bible.

  • BBL-516: Hebrew I
  • BBL-517: Hebrew II
  • BBL-640: Old Testament I (Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis)
  • BBL-641: Old Testament II (Exegesis in the Pentateuch) or BBL-642: Old Testament III (Exegesis in the Prophets and Writings)
  • BBL-510: Greek I
  • BBL-511: Greek II
  • BBL-672: New Testament I (Introduction to Exegesis)
  • BBL-677: New Testament II (The Gospels) or BBL-678: New Testament III (The General Epistles)
  • Bible electives (requires two additional BBL courses)