2019-2020 University Catalog

Biblical Studies - Hebrew Bible, M.A.

Program of Studies

Required: 68 semester hours; minimum 3.0 GPA.

MA(BS) - Hebrew Bible

English Bible, Theology & Spiritual Formation

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

BIB 608Text and Canon

3

BIB 824History of OT Scholarship and Interpretation

3

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

BTH 721OT Biblical Theology

3

SF 511Principles of Spiritual Formation I

2

Total Credit Hours:34

Biblical Languages

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

HEB 721Hebrew Reading I

3

HEB 722Hebrew Reading II

3

HEB 831Hebrew Exegesis Seminar I

3

HEB 832Hebrew Exegesis Seminar II

3

GRK 501Principles of NT Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of NT Greek II

3

GRK 651Greek Reading & Syntax

3

GRK 652Greek Exegesis

3

Total Credit Hours:30

Thesis

BIB 840Biblical Studies Thesis I

2

BIB 850Biblical Studies Thesis II

2

Total Credit Hours:4

Electives (for students with advanced standing)

BIB 612Psalms

2

BIB 614Job

2

BIB 632Torah

2

GRK 758Readings in the Septuagint

3

HEB 831Hebrew Exegesis Seminar I

3

HEB 832Hebrew Exegesis Seminar II

3

HEB 841Advanced Hebrew Grammar & Composition

2

HEB 842Textual Criticism and the Septuagint

2

HEB 851Aramaic

3

HEB 852Readings in Rabbinic Exegesis

3

TH 710Theological German Reading

3

Total Credit Hours:68

HEB831, HEB832 may be taken more than once due to rotating content. 

Upon approval and with appropriate background, students may take courses in related disciplines, i.e., linguistics, literature, etc.

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Advanced Standing Option

Students who qualify for advanced standing may waive up to 15 hours of credit. See the process for “Advanced Standing – Waiver of Course and Credit”.

Courses eligible for waiver in the MABS (HB) degree option are as follows:

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

GRK 501Principles of NT Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of NT Greek II

3

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

Substitutions

Qualifying MABS (HB) students may also substitute advanced level coursework in consultation with the Program Coordinator provided that the substitutions are within the same discipline area. The substitutions must be approved by the seminary Dean, by using the Program Adjustment Form. The following are the specific substitutions that may be pursued by qualifying students:

With any TH, BTH, or HTH course

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

OR

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

With 800 level Hebrew course

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

HEB 721Hebrew Reading I

3

HEB 722Hebrew Reading II

3

With any 700 or 800 level Greek course

GRK 501Principles of NT Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of NT Greek II

3

GRK 651Greek Reading & Syntax

3

GRK 652Greek Exegesis

3

With any BIB (OT content) or Hebrew course

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3