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Biblical Languages

A minor in biblical languages can add a transformative dimension to a ministry or biblical studies degree. Through this minor, you will learn basic Greek and Hebrew and then apply what you’ve learned directly to Old and New Testament readings. Taught by expert faculty who are interested in both your academic and spiritual growth, this minor equips you to study the intricacies of ancient languages.

Degree Type

  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Bible, Religion & Ministry Division

Format

  • Residential

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Courses each in Greek and Hebrew.

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Of your professors have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Of Cornerstone students take part in an internship experience that directly relates to their program.

Internships

Interested in working directly with Bible translators, pastors or publishers while earning your degree? At Cornerstone, you’ll take part in an internship experience, whether that’s a church or a local ministry. West Michigan is home to countless ministries that value experience in biblical languages.

Opportunities

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Zondervan
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Eerdmans

Careers

Biblical languages are a great foundation for you if you’re interested in preaching and teaching Scripture, publishing or working for a ministry. Here are a few career paths where biblical languages are highly sought after.

Opportunities

  • Teaching pastor
  • Ministry coordinator
  • Professor
  • Theologian
  • Bible translator
  • Youth ministry

Course List

Studying biblical languages equips you above and beyond a ministry or Bible degree. When you add an understanding of Greek and Hebrew to your ministry toolkit, you have more insight to help you expound on biblical passages and bring people closer to the heart of God.

GRK-101 Greek I

An introduction to Greek grammar of Koine Greek.

GRK-102 Greek II

A continuation of GRK 101, completing the basic grammar and beginning the reading of simple selections of ancient Greek.

HEB-101 Hebrew I

The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew with special attention to orthography, morphology, vocabulary and the translation of simple texts.

HEB-102 Hebrew II

A continuation of Hebrew I with emphasis given to grammar and expansion of vocabulary by means of translation of simple passages from the Old Testament.

Electives (3 credits)

  • GRK-210 Readings in Biblical Greek
  • GRK-336 Septuagint Studies
  • GRK-4XX Greek 400 Level Course
  • HEB-210 Readings in Biblical Hebrew
  • HEB-4XX Hebrew 400 Level Course

I have had countless conversations with professors that have led me to learn about new perspectives on how my faith allows me to impact others for Christ.

Isaac Lopez (B.S. ’23)

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Related Programs

Programs in the Bible, Religion & Ministry Division at Cornerstone University are designed for hardworking students who are passionate about God, His word and His church. Explore more degree options in the BRM Division below.

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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