Master of Biblical Studies in Old Testament
The Master of Biblical Studies in Old Testament is a 65 semester hour program. The MBS (Old Testament) requires 20 semester hours of language work in Biblical Hebrew. The program is a stimulating program, challenging the student to grasp a thorough working knowledge of the Hebrew 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 Old Testament books, Biblical Hebrew, key theological doctrines, and research.
The basic language work consists of four core courses in Biblical Hebrew. The courses progress from basic grammar to syntax to intermediate translation. After completing the four core Hebrew courses, the student is required to pass the Biblical Hebrew Exit Exam. (See “Degree Requirements” below). Once the Exit Exams have been passed with a “C” or better, students will progress to advanced directed translation courses in Biblical Hebrew, with each course requiring translation of over 900 lines of text per course.
The MBS (Old 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 (Old Testament) program is an advance-at-your-own-pace program. Most students will complete the program in three years.
MBS (Old Testament) Degree Requirements
Biblical Studies 24 Semester Hours
|BSOT5000||Old Testament Introduction||James Gibson||3|
|BSOT5500||Pentateuch||Scott Osattin, Th.M.||3|
|BSOT5700||Northern Kingdom||Byron Nichols, Th.M.||3|
|OTBB6855||Isaiah (Part I)||John Nocera||3|
|OTBB6866||Isaiah (Part II)||John Nocera||3|
|BSNT5000||New Testament Introduction||Stephen Rost, Th.M.||3|
Biblical Languages 20 Semester Hours
|OTHB5000||Biblical Hebrew I: Grammar||J.L. Hayes||3|
|OTHB5010||Biblical Hebrew II: Grammar||J.L. Hayes||3|
|OTHB5100||Biblical Hebrew III: Syntax||TBA||3|
|OTHB5110||Biblical Hebrew IV: Exegesis||TBA||3|
|HBEX6000||Biblical Hebrew Exit Exam*||Program Advisor||0|
|OTHB6000||Hebrew Readings: Pentateuch||Advisor||2|
|OTHB6010||Hebrew Readings: History||Advisor||2|
|OTHB6020||Hebrew Readings: Poetry||Advisor||2|
|OTHB6025||Hebrew Readings: Prophecy||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|
Biblical Language Exit Exams
The Biblical Hebrew Exit Exam: All candidates for the M.B.S. (Old Testament) degree must successfully pass the Biblical Hebrew Exit Exam with a mark of “C” or better. Students are allowed up to three hours to complete the exam. The BHEE consists of reading four Old Testament passages in Hebrew, each approximately 35 lines long in the BHS Hebrew Bible. 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 passing Biblical Hebrew IV with a grade of “C” or better.
A Note on the Biblical Hebrew Exit Exam: If a student fails to pass the Hebrew Exit Exam with a “C” or better, he shall receive a Master of Ministry in Biblical Exposition.
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