MA in Biblical Languages – Linguistics Master Biblical Texts: Explore Linguistics Online


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Are you fascinated by how language works? You can apply that passion to a deeper understanding of the Bible through a study of biblical linguistics. Liberty’s online Master of Arts (MA) in Biblical Languages – Linguistics can give you the tools you need to dig deep into the Scriptures and learn more about how its languages formed.

Liberty’s biblical linguistics program is designed to equip you with advanced knowledge of the original languages used in Scripture for in-depth biblical studies. Studying biblical languages can help you be a more effective teacher or minister or even lead to work in the field of biblical translation.

Additionally, this program can help you gain the tools you’ll need to interpret Scripture and teach in an academic or church setting with confidence. Whether you are transitioning into ministry or looking to expand your role, this degree can give you the foundational knowledge you need to grow in your pastoral outreach. With our linguistics program, you can prepare for further studies in our Ph.D. in Bible Exposition. Reach a deeper level of biblical understanding with Liberty’s biblical languages master’s degree!


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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Liberty University’s MA in Biblical Languages is a flexible way to gain the knowledge you need to excel in ministry. Whether you have ministry experience or not, this degree can give you the training you need to grow your biblical teaching and ministry knowledge. If you want to pursue in-depth biblical scholarship, studying linguistics can grant insight into the meaning and history of the Scriptures.

With our 100% online biblical languages program, you will have the freedom and flexibility to complete this degree in less time than a traditional on-campus degree. Additionally, you can be confident in pursuing this degree at Liberty University — one of the world’s largest Christian universities.

Liberty’s MA in Biblical Languages – Linguistics provides a focused examination of the form and construction of the biblical languages. Focusing on the translation and interpretation of biblical Hebrew in the Old Testament and biblical Greek in the New Testament, this program is designed to equip you to examine, explain, and teach others about the structure and development of the Scriptures. Additionally, this background in essential language and biblical studies can help prepare you for doctoral studies in Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Bible Exposition.

Our MA in Biblical Languages – Linguistics 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 will then build on these studies with tailored examinations of individual books of the Old and New Testaments. Through specialized courses in exegesis, you will study the process of translating, interpreting, and teaching individual books of the Bible.

The linguistics area of study also goes into more depth in the areas of language construction of the biblical languages. Through your linguistics courses, you can build on your understanding of the development and formation of human languages and how the Bible’s text was constructed and recorded.

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