Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages
The Biblical Languages major is tailored for those preparing for graduate school, seminary or further language study leading to biblical translating. It emphasizes Hebrew and Greek over theological topics and study in the English text of the Bible.
The Biblical Languages major consists of 35 credit hours. All students will take at least one year of Biblical Hebrew and one year of Hellenistic Greek. In addition, students will take a second year of at least one language and at least one semester of an advanced language. One of the languages may be emphasized, or you may balance your courses between Hebrew and Greek. Aramaic (often available at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary) may also be included in the program.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Elementary Hellenistic Greek||Intensive study of elementary grammar, syntax and vocabulary with selected readings from the New Testament and other Hellenistic writings.|
|Advanced Hellenistic Greek||Selections of the New Testament and other Hellenistic writings are studied, including an emphasis on exegesis, textual criticism and theological application.|
|Elementary Biblical Hebrew||Intensive study of biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary with selected readings from the Old Testament.|
|Intermediate Biblical Hebrew||Selections of various genre of the Old Testamant are read, building vocabulary and expanding understanding of syntax. Translation and exegetical procedures will be practiced with the goal of developing a biblical theology.|
|Advanced Biblical Hebrew||Study of a particular genre in the Old Testament, including an emphasis on exegesis, textual criticism and theological application.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Bible Professor
- Bible translator (such as Wycliffe Bible Translators)
- Linguistics professor
ENGL 212 (Composition & Rhetoric for English & Bible Majors) is a course requirement for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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