BS In Religious Studies Biblical Languages
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 21, 2023
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Use Greek and Hebrew to Increase Your Knowledge of the Bible by Earning a Religious Studies: Biblical Languages Degree

Are you excited about studying God’s Word? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a theologian, author, archaeologist, or a translator. If you want to pursue a career like this, our Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies: Biblical Languages degree provides the foundation knowledge of the Bible in its original languages that you need to pursue this type of career.

As someone who is passionate about serving God, there are many different career paths you can take that will allow you to pursue ministry. Providing resources as an author or archaeologist so that others can defend their faith is an exciting way to serve God. You could also work on translating God’s Word into a language that is lacking biblical resources.

So what are you waiting for? This exciting and unique degree in biblical languages is going to prepare you for a challenging and enriching life of ministry. We know that you want to pursue God, so we are providing the necessary resources for you to do so in a powerful way.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Religious Studies: Biblical Languages Degree?

Our goal has always been to Train Champions for Christ. We want your religious studies degree to equip you to go into your chosen career or prepare you for applying to seminary. That’s why we have provided the resources you need to be successful in your program and future in ministry.

One of the most valuable resources available to you as a student is your professors. They are professionals with years of ministerial experience. Plus, they are all working on or have already earned their doctorate degree in a related field. Their passion in life is training people like you to go out and serve God with a unique set of skills.

Another great benefit available to you, while you’re studying with us, is our academic resources. The Freedom Tower houses a massive scriptorium, a 111-ft. 16th century Torah scroll, and a functioning replica of a Gutenberg Printing Press. Additionally, you’ll be able to use our 7-projector immersive classroom, interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.

What Will You Learn in Our Religious Studies: Biblical Languages Degree?

As you study with us, you’ll discover that the curriculum in this degree was carefully crafted to ensure you’re fully prepared for your future career or graduate school if you choose to pursue a master’s degree. Our religious studies degree provides the training and knowledge you need to excel in any ministry position you pursue.

Since you’re going into ministry, you need a strong foundational knowledge of the Bible. Some of your coursework covers topics like hermeneutics, world religions, fundamental theological issues, and the history of the Christian church. You will also participate in an inductive Bible study so that you are knowledgeable about all books of the Bible and the truths therein.

If you choose to pursue our biblical languages cognate, you’ll receive training in the original languages of the Bible through courses like:

  • Greek Grammar I and II
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Greek Syntax and Reading
  • Hebrew Grammar I and II

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

BIBL 350 – Inductive Bible Study

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the basic steps and tools involved in the inductive study of the Bible
  • The skills needed to practice a methodical approach to the observation, interpretation, application, and correlation to Scripture

BIBL 425 – Romans

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An analytical and exegetical study of Romans
  • Attention will be given to the following doctrinal issues: condemnation, justification, sanctification, the place of Israel, and practical Christian living

BIBL 480 – Hermeneutics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of the nature, methods, and issues of biblical interpretation
  • A variety of different approaches to biblical interpretation
  • Demonstration of the crucial importance of hermeneutics
  • Students will develop their own hermeneutical method
  • The role genre plays in interpretation

RLGN 350 – World Religions

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Points of contact and cultural opportunities for effective communication, understanding, and engagement
  • The basic principles and practices of the most significant world religions
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Highlights of Our Religious Studies: Biblical Languages Degree

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over 1 million dollars and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Religious Studies: Biblical Languages Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Religious Studies: Biblical Languages Graduates

  • Archaeologist
  • Author
  • Biblical translator
  • Christian educator
  • Church administrator
  • Evangelist
  • Pastor
  • Theologian

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.