Graduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical Languages

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical Languages

Offered By: College of Theology

Grow Your Understanding of the New Testament With an Advanced Biblical Languages Certificate

Deepen your understanding of biblical languages by enrolling in the advanced graduate certificate in biblical languages program at GCU. This certificate may be ideal for anyone who is looking to gain a deeper understanding of the Hebrew and Greek biblical languages. In your biblical Hebrew and Greek courses, you can develop advanced grammar and syntax skills relating to the original biblical languages, providing you with the opportunity to gain experience in hermeneutics.

GCU strives to make earning your advanced biblical languages certificate more convenient by offering biblical Hebrew and Greek courses online. These online courses can provide you with the flexibility you may need to help earn your graduate certificate without sacrificing your priorities. While completing your certificate online, you also have access to online learning resources and support to aid you in your studies.

Study Advanced Biblical Greek and Hebrew Course Topics

This graduate advanced biblical languages certificate focuses on teaching you in-depth knowledge related to the Hebrew and Greek biblical languages. While completing this program, you will cover specific course topics such as:

  • Greek (elementary and advanced): Your studies will have an emphasis on the vocabulary and morphology of the New Testament. You will be taught to use linguistic tools to translate and interpret specific passages.
  • Hebrew (elementary and advanced): You will be taught the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of the Hebrew language. You will also utilize linguistics tools to interpret and translate passages.
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This certificate in biblical languages graduate program aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of advanced Greek and Hebrew languages. By taking these courses, you will prepare yourself for the opportunity to gain various language skills, such as the ability to:

  • Use language foundations to assist in the translation and interpretation of biblical passages
  • Collaborate with those holding different viewpoints on interpretations of biblical texts
  • Apply your knowledge of these languages to provide an accurate and detailed exegesis of Old and New Testament passages
  • Understand the importance of relaying complex exegetical research in an accurate and relevant way
  • Assist others without a foundation in biblical languages to gain detailed and accurate conclusions in hermeneutical studies
TOTAL CREDITS & COURSE LENGTH:
Total Credits: 16
Online: 8 weeks
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TRANSFER CREDITS:
The University will accept one course of the total certificate requirements in transfer.
TUITION RATE:
Online: $575 per credit [More Info]

Earn Your Graduate Biblical Languages Certificate From an Accredited University

GCU is an institutionally accredited university since 1968, when it was accredited by the Higher Learning Commissions. Accreditation status speaks to the quality of a university and its programs. For more information on institutional and programmatic accreditation, visit our accreditation page.

Career Paths With an Advanced Biblical Languages Certificate

As a graduate of this program, you will have had the opportunity to gain a strong foundation of Hebrew and Greek biblical languages. This knowledge may be useful in a variety of workplaces, whether they be in a church or other organization. Graduates may find themselves exploring careers in different career settings, such as:

  • Ministry
  • Religious education
  • Translation services
  • Administration

Advanced Certificate in Biblical Languages FAQs

Read through some of our most frequently asked questions to learn more about the Greek and Hebrew biblical languages and earning your graduate certificate in advanced biblical languages.

A graduate certificate in biblical languages may be worth it to you for various reasons. If you are looking to pursue a ministry position, learning these languages can be useful in your growth and journey into ministry. In general, this advanced certificate can provide you with a deeper ability to analyze and think textually about biblical scripts, potentially opening up a deeper understanding of your faith.

Biblical Greek, also known as “Koine Greek,” was spoken from 300 BC to 300 AD, and was seen as an everyday dialect of Greek.1 This type of Greek is used in the New Testament and in churches. Modern Greek refers to what the Greek language has become today, and even though it has traces of Koine Greek within it, it is a more complex, academic form of the language.

Biblical Hebrew is also known as “Ancient Hebrew” and has significant differences in vocabulary, grammar and phonology from the modern Hebrew language. Ancient Hebrew was used between 10th century BC and 4th century AD and comprised a combination of dialects. Ancient Hebrew has evolved to become modern Hebrew, the most popular language of Israel.2

If you have been called to further your understanding of the Old and New Testaments by acquiring a deep knowledge of advanced biblical languages, consider enrolling in the graduate certificate in advanced biblical languages at GCU. Fill out the form on this page to learn more.

1 DifferenceBetween. (n.d.). Difference Between Koine Greek and Modern Greek. Retrieved Aug. 10, 2023.

2 DifferenceBetween. (n.d.). Difference Between Ancient and Modern Hebrew. Retrieved Aug. 10, 2023.

Course List

Major:
16 credits
Degree Requirements:
16 credits

Core Courses

Course Description

This course introduces the grammar of New Testament Greek with an emphasis on the vocabulary and morphology of the New Testament and the use of linguistic tools for the translation and interpretation of selected passages.

Course Description

This course completes an introduction to the grammar of New Testament Greek with an emphasis on the vocabulary and morphology of the New Testament and the use of linguistic tools for the translation and interpretation of selected passages. Prerequisite: GRK-501.

Course Description

This course introduces biblical Hebrew with a focus on grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and the use of linguistic tools for the translation and interpretation of selected passages.

Course Description

This course completes an introduction to biblical Hebrew with a focus on grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and the use of linguistic tools for the translation and interpretation of selected passages. Prerequisite: HEB-501.

Locations

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