Graduate Biblical Languages Certificate – Hebrew Shape Your Understanding of Language

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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Do you want to read the Old Testament in its original language? By completing Liberty’s online Graduate Certificate in Hebrew, you can dig deeper into Scripture and enhance your biblical interpretation skills. This knowledge can help enrich your ministry as you share the Word of God with others.

Hebrew is the primary original language of the Old Testament — and knowing the basics of Hebrew vocabulary, phonology, and grammar can help equip you to preach and teach Scripture boldly. Throughout this program, you can develop a solid foundation for graduate work in biblical studies. Additionally, your own faith may be strengthened as you dive into the original scriptural texts.


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At Liberty, you’ll study under professors who have served as missionaries, pastors, and theologians. With their guidance, you can strengthen your knowledge of Scripture and gain a firm grasp of the Hebrew language.

Maybe you want to prepare for seminary but aren’t ready to pursue a full degree. If so, our Hebrew certificate program is a great option! You can gain specialized skills in just 1.5 semesters, allowing you to save time and money. And, if you later decide to further your education, credits from this certificate may transfer into one of our divinity master’s programs.

Our Hebrew language courses are available in a 100% online, 8-week course format. If you’re a full-time parent or working professional, we provide the flexibility you need to achieve your goals.


Our online biblical Hebrew classes can help equip you to better understand and share the truths of the Old Testament in a variety of ministry settings. By studying Old Testament texts in their original language, you can more effectively grasp the message of Scripture and apply it to your life.

Throughout this program, you can analyze the cultural, political, and historical contexts of Scripture so you can correctly interpret the text. Additionally, you can study basic aspects of the Hebrew language, such as syntax, vocabulary, morphology, phonology, and grammar. With this knowledge, you can more deeply understand the purpose and hermeneutics of the Bible.

Learn how to apply exegetical principles to selected readings from the Old Testament. With our Hebrew courses online, you can become equipped to translate and interpret Scripture for use in personal study, theological reflection, and sermon preparation.

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