Biblical Languages

 

BL5001 Biblical Hebrew I

Professor

Brandon R. Grafius

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence in the study of biblical Hebrew. After mastering the alphabet, pronunciation, key grammatical concepts, and a beginning vocabulary, you will begin reading from the Hebrew Bible. At the end of the sequence, it is expected that you are able to read biblical Hebrew narrative with relative ease, and be able to translate the more difficult portions of the Hebrew Bible with occasional reference to a standard lexicon.

Biblical Languages  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

BL5002 Biblical Hebrew II

Professor

Brandon R. Grafius

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

This is the second quarter of a three quarter sequence in the study of biblical Hebrew. After mastering the alphabet, pronunciation, key grammatical concepts, and a beginning vocabulary, you will begin reading from the Hebrew Bible. At the end of the sequence, it is expected that you are able to read biblical Hebrew narrative with relative ease, and be able to translate the more difficult portions of the Hebrew Bible with occasional reference to a standard lexicon.

Biblical Languages  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

BL5101 Koine Greek I

Professor

James Waddell

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Kenneth E. Harris

President and Professor of Biblical Studies

This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on the mastery of vocabulary and the basic rules of Koine Greek syntax and grammar.

Some memorization of paradigms for nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech will be required. Emphasis, however, will be placed on learning to recognize forms rather than rote reproduction of forms. The primary objective is to build confidence and competence in the reading and consistent use of the Greek text of the New Testament.

Biblical Languages  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Divinity

BL5102 Koine Greek II

Professor

James Waddell

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Kenneth E. Harris

President and Professor of Biblical Studies

This is the second quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will continue focus on the mastery of vocabulary and the basic rules of Koine Greek syntax and grammar.

Some memorization of paradigms for nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech will be required. Emphasis, however, will be placed on learning to recognize forms rather than rote reproduction of forms. The primary objective, however, is to build confidence and competence in the reading and consistent use of the Greek text of the New Testament.

Biblical Languages  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

BLH6000 Biblical Hebrew Exegesis

Professor

Brandon R. Grafius

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

This is the third of a three quarter sequence in the study of biblical Hebrew.  Having mastered the basics of Hebrew vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, we will continue to study the Hebrew verbal system and apply our learnings to biblical texts. Throughout the course, we will work on a translation of either the book of Ruth or the book of Jonah, focusing on what our knowledge of Hebrew adds to our understanding of the text.

Biblical Languages  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

BLK6100 Biblical Greek Exegesis

Professor

James Waddell

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Kenneth E. Harris

President and Professor of Biblical Studies

This is the third quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on the details and nuances of biblical exegesis by reading in Greek an entire NT epistle, Ephesians, from beginning to end.

Up to this point students have been reading examples of NT Greek in sentences and paragraphs. As the final quarter of the three-quarter sequence, emphasis is now placed on giving the student the experience of reading NT Greek in the context of an entire letter. Special attention will be given to strengthening the student’s understanding of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as learning to read complex theological arguments in Greek from beginning to end.

Biblical Languages  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry