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Over time, the Bible has been translated from its original Greek and Hebrew to help spread the Gospel to all nations. But there is great beauty in discovering the subtle meanings behind the biblical Hebrew of the Old Testament and the Koine Greek of the New Testament. If you want to dive deep into the Word like never before, Liberty’s Master of Arts in Biblical Languages can help you gain the linguistics and biblical studies skills you need.

The MA in Biblical Languages program is designed to help you gain advanced knowledge of the original languages used in Scripture for an in-depth biblical study. With these skills, you can deepen your personal studies, engage in more effective biblical teaching, and even enter the field of biblical translation. On top of these benefits, you can become more prepared for future doctoral studies in Liberty’s PhD in Bible Exposition. Whether you want to develop language skills for ministry or biblical scholarship, Liberty’s MA in Biblical Languages can help you get the training you need.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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Our MA in Biblical Languages provides a wide variety of in-depth coursework focused on the translation and interpretation of the original text of the Old and New Testaments. Starting with foundational studies in biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew, you can gain an essential understanding of the syntax, structure, and vocabulary of the biblical languages.

You can then build on these studies with tailored examinations of individual books of the Old and New Testaments. Through specialized courses in exegesis, you can study the process of translating, interpreting, and teaching individual books of the Bible.

  • Develop research and writing skills for biblical scholarship
  • Examine individual books of the Bible for in-depth biblical studies
  • Explore the structure and grammar of biblical Greek and Hebrew
  • Study the process of translation and interpretation

Liberty’s MA in Biblical Languages is a focused examination of the biblical languages. In this program, you can study the Hebrew of the Old Testament and Greek of the New Testament so that you are better equipped to do the specialized work of exegesis and Bible translation. Additionally, this background in essential language and biblical studies can help prepare you for doctoral studies.

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Follow your calling to the career that allows you to use the gifts God has granted you. With so many specializations to choose from, you can serve anywhere from a church to a classroom.

Below are just a few of the positions that might be available to you once you earn your MA in Biblical Languages:

  • Christian educator
  • Christian school administrator
  • Curriculum director
  • Instructional supervisor
  • Pastor
  • Sunday school administrator

This program gives you the opportunity to select a specialization, so you can study the topics you’re most passionate about! Find out more about each specialization below.

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Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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