Minor inBiblical Languages

Minoring in Biblical Languages involves studying grammar, syntax, and vocabulary to develop a basic reading knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek. You’ll take 22 credit hours toward a Biblical Languages minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major. It will be a relevant minor if you’re considering a church career, seminary studies or graduate school.

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Biblical Languages Curriculum Overview

You’ll take 22 credit hours toward a Biblical Languages minor in
conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major. It will be a
relevant minor if you’re considering a church career, seminary studies
or graduate school.

Required: 16 Credits
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
GRK - 211 Beginning Greek I 4
GRK - 212 Beginning Greek II 4
HBR - 311 Biblical Hebrew I 4
HBR - 312 Biblical Hebrew II 4

Students begin their study of the fundamentals of Greek grammar.

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Students complete their study of the fundamentals of Greek grammar. (Prerequisite: GRK211)

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This course is a study of the biblical Hebrew language. Emphasis is on basic grammar and vocabulary. Students will be introduced to the strong verb and to noun paradigms.

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The study of basic Hebrew grammar is continued in this course. Students are introduced to weak verbs and to the study of the Hebrew text of the Torah. (Prerequisite: HBR311)

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Electives: 6 Credits
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
GRK - 312 Matthew 2
GRK - 314 Mark 2
GRK - 316 Luke 2
GRK - 412 Galatians and Romans 2
GRK - 414 Corinthians 2
GRK - 416 Other Epistles 2
HBR - 411 Biblical Hebrew: Prose Read 2
HBR - 413 Biblical Hebrew: Poetry Read 2

Through reading of major portions of the Greek text of Matthew, students build their skills in the translation of biblical Greek and analysis of grammatical forms. Particular attention will be given to the indicative verb. Matthew is read in the fall term prior to Year A in the liturgical cycle. (Prerequisite: GRK212 with a grade of C or above.)

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Through reading of the complete Greek text of Mark, students build their skills in the translation of biblical Greek and analysis of grammatical forms. Particular attention will be given to nouns, pronouns, and adjectives. Mark is read in the fall term prior to Year B in the liturgical cycle. (Prerequisite: GRK212 with a grade of C or above.)

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Through reading of major portions of the Greek text of Luke, students build their skills in the translation of biblical Greek and analysis of grammatical forms. Particular attention will be given to the vocabulary of Luke. Luke is read in the fall term prior to Year C in the liturgical cycle. (Prerequisite: GRK212 with a grade of C or above.)

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Through the reading of the complete Greek texts of Galatians and Romans, students build their skills in the translation of biblical Greek and analysis of grammatical forms. Particular attention will be given to participles. (Prerequisite: GRK212 with a grade of C or above.)

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Through reading of major portions of the Greek texts of both letters, students build their skills in the translation of biblical Greek and analysis of syntactic relationships. Particular attention will be given to the syntax of subordinate clauses. (Pre requisite: completion of GRK 212 with a grade of C or above.)

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Through selected reading of the Greek texts of a wide variety of epistolary writings, students build their skills in the translation of biblical Greek and in the analysis of textual variants. Particular attention will be given to texts displaying a broad range of textual variation. (Prerequisite: GRK212 with a grade of C or above.)

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A review of basic biblical Hebrew grammar, introduction to Hebrew syntax, vocabulary review, and readings from the Old Testament prose texts. (Prerequisite: HBR312)

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The course has the following objectives: a review of basic biblical Hebrew grammar, introduction to Hebrew syntax, vocabulary review, and readings from the Old Testament poetic texts. (Prerequisite: HBR312)

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An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

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