Master of Biblical Studies in New Testament
The Master of Biblical Studies in New Testament is a 65 semester hour program. The MBS (New Testament) requires 20 semester hours of language work in New Testament Greek. The program is an exciting program, challenging the student to grasp a thorough working knowledge of the Greek language. As the practical ministry aspects have been removed, this program is designed primarily for those who are seeking to enhance their teaching and writing skills under the umbrella of the church. Students will receive training in key New Testament books, New Testament Greek, key theological doctrines, and research.
The basic language work consists of four core courses in New Testament Greek. The courses progress from basic grammar to syntax to intermediate translation. After completing the four core NT Greek courses, the student is required to pass the NT Greek Exit Exam. Once the Exit Exams have been passed with a “C” or better, students will progress to advanced directed translation courses in NT Greek and Septuagint Greek, with each course requiring translation of over 900 lines of text per course.
The MBS (New Testament) degree does not require a Master’s Thesis. Instead, students’ critical thinking and writing skills will be developed through two Theological Research courses and assignments throughout the required curriculum.
The MBS (New Testament) program is an advance-at-your-own-pace program. Most students will complete the program in three years.
MBS (New Testament) Degree Requirements
Biblical Studies (24 Semester Hours)
|BSOT5000||Old Testament Introduction||James Gibson||3|
|BSNT5000||New Testament Introduction||Stephen Rost, Th.M.||3|
|NTBB6103||Gospel of John||Jimmy Hayes||3|
|NTBB6516||I Corinthians||Andrew Spurgeon||3|
|NTBB6525||Prison Epistles||Bryan Anderson||3|
Biblical Languages (20 Semester Hours)
|NTGR5000||NT Greek I: Grammar||J.L. Hayes||3|
|NTGR5010||NT Greek II: Grammar||J.L. Hayes||3|
|NTGR5100||NT Greek III: Syntax||TBA||3|
|NTGR5110||NT Greek IV: Exegesis||TBA||3|
|GREX6000||NT Greek Exit Exam*||Program Advisor||0|
|NTGR6000||Greek Readings: Gospels||Advisor||2|
|NTGR6010||Greek Readings: Acts/Epistles||Advisor||2|
|NTGR6100||Greek Readings: Synoptic Gospels||Advisor||2|
|NTGR6500||Greek Readings: HB/LXX||Advisor||2|
Theology (12 Semester Hours)
|THEO6370||Doctrine of Salvation||Gino Cascieri||3|
|MNPM5270||Dispensational Hermeneutics||J.B. Hixson||3|
|THEO6850||Olivet Discourse||J.B. Hixson||3|
Research (9 Semester Hours)
|THRS5000||Graduate Research & Writing||Advisor||3|
|THRS6000||Theological Research I||Advisor||3|
|THRS6010||Theological Research II||Advisor||3|
NT Greek Exit Exam: All candidates for the MBS (New Testament) degree must successfully pass NT Greek Exit Exam with a “C” or better. Students are allowed up to three hours to complete the exam. The NGEE consists of reading four NT passages in Greek, each approximately 35 lines long (Textus Receptus: Trinitarian Bible Society). The student will translate each passage and answer a variety of questions concerning the grammar, syntax, and content of each passage. The student will complete the exam within one semester of successfully completing Greek IV with a grade of “C” or better.
A Note on the NT Greek Exit Exam: If a student fails to pass the NT Greek Exit Exam with a “C” or better, he shall receive a Master of Ministry in Biblical Exposition.
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