The Old Testament track is a 48-hour thesis program designed to provide an advanced academic foundation in Old Testament studies. Students will be expected to gain proficiency in appropriate exegetical tools and languages as well as a broad understanding of textual and theological issues. Specifically, students should be able to exegete and interpret a variety of Old Testament texts and understand them within their larger theological contexts. Students who have extensive preparation at the undergraduate level may receive advanced placement (maximum 12 hours) toward this 48-hour degree.

All students in the M.A. Old Testament program take a core of the following courses (27 hours):

6 hours of appropriate language
BIBM 602 GST Orientation (0)
BIBD 660 Systematic Theology I (3)
BIBH 651 History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval (3)
BIBH 652 History of Christianity II: Reformation to Present (3)
BIBL 610 Critical Interpretation of the Old Testament (3)
BIBL 620 Critical Interpretation of the New Testament (3)
Thesis (6)

Requirements for the M.A. Old Testament are (21 hours):

BHEB 681Intermediate Hebrew Readings I (3)
BHEB 682 Intermediate Hebrew Readings II (3)
BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology (3)
9 hours of Bible text from 3 of the following: 
     BIBL 651 The Pentateuch (3)
     BIBL 652 Historical Books of the Old Testament (3)
     BIBL 653 Devotional and Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament
     BIBL 654 Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament
3 hours Old Testament elective (a second Semitic language preferred)

     Application Deadline:
Fall 2016
  • Aug. 12, 2016

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