Graduate Course Catalog

Biblical Languages

BL 501 – Biblical Hebrew 1

  • Course Number: BL 501
  • Department: Biblical Languages
  • Units: 4
  • Level: Graduate

An introductory course to Biblical Hebrew. Students will gain a basic understanding of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. The course focuses on learning and pronouncing the alphabet, vowels, different parts of speech, nouns and verb inflectional forms, and building vocabulary. It provides the necessary foundation for developing skills needed to read, understand, and interpret Classical Hebrew Scriptures. Having the ability to read the Hebrew Bible will enhance knowledge of Hebraic culture, reinforce and further knowledge of other religious disciplines, increase knowledge of student’s own language, enhance personal devotion, serve as a useful tool for the study of other Hebraic texts, and allow for an informed and powerful teaching and preaching ministry.

BL 502 – Biblical Hebrew 2

  • Course Number: BL 502
  • Department: Biblical Languages
  • Units: 4
  • Level: Graduate

Biblical Hebrew 2 launches the student into a solid understanding of elementary biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. It empowers the learner to read and translate elementary Hebrew texts. This 4-unit course runs 15 weeks and may take from 14-16 hours of study per week. The required textbook, Basics of Biblical Hebrew by Drs. Gary D. Practico and Miles V. Van Pelt, balances grammatical and deductive instruction with exercises in reading and translation. This method provides some immediate gratification to the student for his or her hard work in learning the rules of grammar, syntax and morphology.

BL 503 – Biblical Greek 1

  • Course Number: BL 503
  • Department: Biblical Languages
  • Units: 4
  • Level: Graduate

The goal of Greek I and II is to equip students with a basic working knowledge of the Koine Greek. An understanding of Biblical Greek will be a valuable tool in your personal study of God’s word in your ministry. The course will present an introduction to Koine Greek, with an emphasis on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary as used in the New Testament. Introduction to Biblical Greek is a 2 trimester course. Both trimesters are required to be taken consecutively.

BL 504 – Biblical Greek 2

  • Course Number: BL 504
  • Department: Biblical Languages
  • Units: 4
  • Level: Graduate

The goal of Greek I and II is to equip students with a basic working knowledge of the Koine Greek. An understanding of Biblical Greek will be a valuable tool in your personal study of God’s word in your ministry. The course will present an introduction to Koine Greek, with an emphasis on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary as used in the New Testament. Introduction to Biblical Greek is a 2 trimester course. Both trimesters are required to be taken consecutively.

BL 508 – Intermediate Greek

  • Course Number: BL 508
  • Department: Biblical Languages
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

This course is designed to expand the student’s ability in reading, interpreting, and translating the Greek New Testament. The Greek text of 1 John will serve as an opportunity to explore advanced matters of Greek grammar, such as lexicography, syntax, and semantics. The student is not only expected to master the Greek language beyond the basics, but to create sermon outlines that are informed by significant details of the original text.