Master Of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree 90 Hour Track
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Aug 24, 2020
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Advance your Training in the Languages of the Bible with an M.Div. – Biblical Languages

Do you want to gain a better understanding of the Bible by learning what the original languages actually say? Liberty’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Languages provides the opportunity to study the original language of the Bible and use that knowledge to succeed in ministry. Our Master of Divinity degree program covers a wide variety of topics, including discipleship, sermon preparation, and pastoral counseling. In addition, this biblical languages degree features a dynamic and in-depth study of Greek and Hebrew, the original languages of the Bible, which will enhance your knowledge and provide you with valuable skills you can pass on to others.

If you want to make a lasting impact on your ministry and open the eyes of those you lead to the deeper meanings in the Bible, then a firm understanding of the original languages used in Scripture can provide a way. Imagine the deeper message you can impart to your congregation as you explain the original meanings of words, passages, and books of the Bible. You will be given the tools to interpret Scripture and teach in an academic or church setting with confidence.

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Your divinity degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. You can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree 90-Hour Track?

Liberty University’s M.Div. program in Biblical Languages is a comprehensive degree that provides the knowledge and training you need to begin or continue your career in ministry. Our 90-hour program provides unique training in the foundations of biblical study and languages. For example, our course in Hermeneutics will teach you how to better understand and interpret the Word of God and share it with others.

A great benefit of our M.Div. program is the hands-on training you’ll receive by getting involved in local church ministry. We have partnered with local churches and para-church organizations to provide experiential training, mentorship, and discipleship as you progress through your ministry degree.

If you have prior ministry experience, extensive personal study or if you previously pursued an unaccredited seminary degree, you might be able to receive course credit through our transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams. Our Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages 90-hour track degree can prepare you for a role in leadership in your present or future ministry.


What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree?

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages degree provides in-depth training in biblical languages. The main emphasis of our M.Div. delivers foundational content studies in ministry writing and research, Old and New Testament studies, apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship ministries. You will explore the original Greek and Hebrew texts through language-specific courses.

By pursuing the biblical language specialization, you can develop a far deeper understanding of the meaning of the Bible. This understanding will translate into your ability to teach with authority as you spread the Word of God. Furthermore, our course in hermeneutics provides key training in how to interpret Scripture and share it with others.

We invite you to look at our featured courses for a preview of the dynamic M.Div. program we offer at Liberty University.

Featured Courses

OTCL 505 – Hebrew Language Tools

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the biblical Hebrew alphabet, word formation, the verbal system, and syntax.
  • Emphasis is placed on developing skills in the use of concordances and lexicons, as well as the use of various linguistic helps and differing English translations.

NGRK 620 – Greek Syntax

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An intermediate study of the function or syntax of Greek grammar, focusing upon case, tense, participles, infinitives, and clauses.

NBST 610 – Hermeneutics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An advanced course in hermeneutics including a study of the history of interpretation, both biblical and extra-biblical, and an examination of the current status of various interpretive approaches to the Scriptures.

NGRK 505 – Greek Language tools

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the biblical Greek alphabet, word formation, the verbal system, and syntax.
  • Emphasis is placed on developing skills in the use of concordance and lexicons, as well as the use of various linguistic helps and differing English translations.

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Highlights of Our Master of Divinity Degree

  • Monday-only classes for masters’ programs allow students to complete large portions of their M.Div. degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in the M.Div.’s web-based content developed by Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Graduates

  • Christian Educator
  • Curriculum Director
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • Senior Pastor

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: