Program Details

Post-Master of Arts in Theology: Introductory Biblical Languages Certificate

Offered By: College of Theology
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ProgramLength:
Total Program Credits: 18
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program
Program Tuition Rate:
Online: $500 per credit. [More Info]

Overview

Enhance Your Understanding of Biblical Languages

The Post-Master of Arts in Theology: Introductory Biblical Languages Certificate provides students with fundamental understandings and skills to properly interpret and communicate biblical text for the sake of ministry within a local church. This biblical studies program is designed to equip you with the foundational skills necessary for basic analysis of Scripture in original languages in conjunction with biblical software.

You will focus on the core competency of biblical languages - developing knowledge of linguistic structures and foundational skills in biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek for the purpose of New and Old Testament exegesis.

Competencies include:

  • Describe the content and historical backgrounds of books of the Old Testament
  • Apply foundational biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek grammar, syntax and vocabulary skills for the translation and interpretation of selected biblical passages
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for a detailed and accurate exegesis of Old and New Testament passages

Degree Outcomes

Engage with Your Christian Community

Graduates of the Introductory Biblical Languages Post-Master Certificate will be able to apply knowledge of biblical languages to provide detailed and accurate exegesis of Old and New Testament passages. Graduates will also understand the importance of relaying complex exegetical research in a way that is relevant for the listener.

What You Will Learn

Learn to Properly Interpret Biblical Passages

Coursework for this emphasis in biblical languages introduces biblical Hebrew and Greek and selected biblical passages. You will hone your exegetical skills through application within selected portions of the Old and New Testaments, emphasizing key theological themes.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology
  • Elementary Hebrew I
  • Old Testament Exegesis: Pentateuch
  • Elementary Greek I
  • New Testament Exegesis: Gospels and Acts

Career Outcomes

Make an Impact with Ministerial Leadership

Earning this certificate in biblical languages enhances your biblical knowledge for effectively leading in theological, religious and biblical studies. Potential career opportunities include pastor, associate pastor and administrative pastor. You may also pursue Christian leadership and other ministerial roles.

Course List

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Major:
18 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
18 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in ministry and theology. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

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 is an exegetical study of the first major division of the Old Testament. Special attention is given to key theological themes. Emphasis is also placed on the interpretation of selected passages from the Pentateuch and the elementary Hebrew language skills and interpretive tools. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and HEB-501.

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 is an exegetical study of the initial books of the New Testament. Special attention is given to key theological themes. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of selected passages from the Gospels and Acts and the application of elementary Greek language skills and interpretive tools. Prerequisites: BIB-502 and GRK-501.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

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Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

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Online and Evening program disclosures

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