MDiv- Biblical Studies

The MDiv with concentration in Biblical Studies prepares students for a wide variety of ministries that involve preaching or teaching the Bible. These include, but are not limited to, preaching, education ministry, Bible translation, cross-cultural evangelism, teaching Bible in private secondary schools or Christian colleges, and writing or editing for Christian publications. The MDiv with Biblical Studies concentrations can also prepare students to enroll in doctoral programs in Biblical Studies.

Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements for the concentration in Biblical Studies will:

  • Translate and exegete selected Greek and Hebrew Biblical texts.
  • Describe and assess various perspectives on issues of Biblical criticism and interpretation, both historical and contemporary.
  • Describe and assess how the Biblical text both reflects and transcends is cultural setting.
  • Articulate the central thrust of each book of the Old and New Testaments.
  • Explain the role that Biblical exegesis plays in personal Christian growth, the development of competent leadership within the church, and the church’s ability to address the issues of the modern world.