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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Do you want to study the Bible seriously and not just dabble around? Do you care enough about the Bible to learn Greek or Hebrew so you can understand the commentaries on the original text - or maybe even learn both languages? If this describes you, then Olivet's M.A. in Biblical Studies may be for you!

The M.A. in Biblical Studies centers on three basic components: (1) critical studies in areas such as biblical history and the origin, authorship, and composition of the biblical texts in their cultural contexts; (2) skills essential to the study of the Bible and to its exegesis as an ancient text, including skills in Greek and/or Hebrew grammar; and (3) theological interpretation necessary to exegete the Bible for preaching and faith. The theological area also asks how the Bible has been interpreted in the post-biblical world, especially by the church but also by the larger culture. In addition, the curriculum begins with an introduction to research and ends with a thesis.


Classes meet at Olivet’s campus in Bourbonnais, IL
Program Length
2 years
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