The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies equips students with the exegetical, linguistic, and theological knowledge and skills needed to interpret the Bible faithfully in a contemporary context. This major prepares students for seminary and other graduate work in Bible, theology, and related disciplines and provides students with a grounding in Scripture and theology that will be useful in ministry positions.
Upon graduating from the program, students should be able to:
- Interpret Scripture accurately in its literary, canonical, and historical context using the inductive Bible study method.
- Utilize an intermediate knowledge of Greek in interpreting the New Testament.
- Articulate the overarching narrative and unifying themes of Scripture.
- Address contemporary challenges and questions in light of Scripture and classic Christian teaching, particularly Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
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24 credit hours at the 3000-level or above.
Biblical interpretation: (for example: Old Testament Interpretation, New Testament Interpretation) and biblical book corpus studies (for example: Pentateuch, Romans.)
Biblical interpretation electives6
Old Testament book/corpus study3
New Testament book/corpus study3
Biblical studies electives6
Fundamentals of inflection and basic syntax in Koine Greek, including development of a working vocabulary and the translation of selected portions of the Greek New Testament.
Continued study of the fundamentals of inflection and basic syntax in Koine Greek, with development of a working vocabulary and the translation of selected portions of the Greek New Testament.Prerequisite: GRK1100
Mastery of the basic principles of syntax with exegetical study of selected New Testament passages.Prerequisite: GRK1200 Course Fee*
Integrates an intermediate knowledge of Greek grammar and syntax with inductive study of the Greek New Testament.Prerequisite: GRK2100 Course Fee*
Biblical theology proper, biblical-theological approaches to select theological topics (e.g., sexuality), Christian hermeneutics.
Systematic And Historical Theology6
Systematic theology (for example: Systematic Theology I), historical theology (e.g., Survey of Church History I), systematic and historical approaches to select theological topics (e.g., holiness).