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 language: BHEB 671, 672 Introduction to Hebrew I, II (3 hours each)
BIBM 602 GST Orientation (0)
BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)
BIBH 651 History of Christianity I (3)
BIBH 652 History of Christianity II (3)
BIBL 610 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BIBL 620 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
Thesis (6)

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

BHEB 681, 682 Intermediate Hebrew Readings I, II (3 hours each)
BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology (3)
9 hours of Bible text from BIBL 651, 652, 653, or 654
3 hours Old Testament elective (a second Semitic language preferred)

     Application Deadline:
Fall 2016
  • Aug. 12, 2016

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