Master of Arts

Old Testament

Units by Discipline
Total Units Price per unit Bible Exposition Languages Philosophy Practical Ministry Research / Christian Education Spiritual Formation Theology Electives
64-66 $538 9 29 0 0 1 6 15 4-6

Overview

The student will:

  • Have a developing appreciation of the Old Testament through application of skills in the areas of Hebrew language, exegesis, and the historical-cultural setting of the Old Testament.

  • Have a developing appreciation for the value of studying Old Testament Hebrew for a better understanding of God’s written word. It is expected that the graduate will use an exegetical methodology for the Old Testament on a regular basis throughout his or her lifetime.

  • Be able to research the Old Testament using the exegetical tools of Hebrew language and archaeological and historical studies. It is expected that the insights into the biblical text will be more original and better supported as a result of the exegetical method.

  • Be able to research the New Testament using the exegetical tools associated with the Greek language. It is expected that the insights into the biblical text will be more original and better supported as a result of the exegetical method.

  • Be able to help others understand the textual history, historical accuracy, and key critical issues of the Old Testament in light of the latest findings and based on a thoroughly biblical world view.

Curriculum

Course Units
BE 517 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods 3
TH 511 Theology I - Revelation & Nature of God 3
SF 501 Intro. to Spiritual Theology & Formation 3
SS 510 Theological Research Methodology 1
  Emphasis or Electives 6
BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3
HT 514 Historical Theology Survey 3
TH 512 Theology II - Works of God, Angels, Man & Sin 3
SF 503 Personal Foundations for Spiritual Formation 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
  Emphasis or Electives 4
TH 613 Theology III - Christ, Salvation and the Spirit 3
BE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi 3
SF 504 Spiritual Formation, Vocation & Disciplines 0
  Emphasis or Electives 11
TH 614 Theology IV - The Church and Last Things 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
  Emphasis or Electives 12
  Elective 2
OT 603 Elements of Hebrew I 3
OT 604 Elements of Hebrew II 3
OT 705 Exegesis in Gen. & Sel. Passages 3
OT 717 Old Testament in Near East. Context 2
NT 501 Beginning Greek I 2
NT 502 Beginning Greek II 2
NT 503 Introduction to Exegesis 3
  Old Testament Electives 11
  General Electives 4-6
  Total 64-66
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