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Bachelor of Arts

The Biblical Studies concentration is designed to prepare individual to engage with biblical literature. Courses provide a foundational knowledge for in depth study of the Bible, as well as, teaching and preaching biblical literature.

Concentration Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to demonstrate the necessary skill for interpreting biblical literature.

Concentration Course List

BIB4020 General Epistles 3 credits 5 weeks

This module is a study of Hebrews; James; I and II Peter; I, II and III John; Jude; and Revelation with a special emphasis given to correct hermeneutical principles and procedures. Personal application of Scripture will be stressed.

BIB4040 Old Testament Prophets 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the prophetic books (Isaiah through Malachi) from a chronological study of the prophets. Special attention will be given to historic context and the religious, social, political, and apocalyptic messages of the prophets.

BIB4100 Synoptic Gospels 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an intensive study of the Synoptic Gospels, with attention given to the harmonization of the Gospels, the Synoptic Problem, and the various issues related to the contents of the first three Gospels.

BIB4200 Historical Books of the Old Testament 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is a study of each of the historical books from Joshua to Esther, tracing the history of Israel from the entrance into Canaan through the exile and return.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 50 semester credits from an institution of higher learning accredited regionally or by ABHE.
  • Official transcript directly from all institutions previously attended.
  • GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior work.
  • Application form and payment of Application Fee.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.