master of arts in biblical


the master of arts in biblical literature and languages (mabll) is designed for those students who seek a level of professional competence in the bible and theology, and are preparing for advanced degrees and teaching posts. this program will enable entry to advanced programs and other courses of study. students will be trained in advanced research skills and teaching fundamentals.


credit hours


biblical language courses


textual criticism courses


avg. years to complete

core curriculum

rs 500research and writing1
be 501old testament studies i: pentateuch and former prophets3
be 502old testament studies ii: latter prophets and writings3
be 504introduction to biblical hermeneutics3
be 511new testament studies i: matthew to acts3
be 512new testament studies ii: romans to revelation3
be 613life of christ3
ht 500historical theology3
nt 550elementary greek grammar i3
nt 551elementary greek grammar ii3
nt 650biblical greek exegesis i3
nt 651biblical greek exegesis ii3
nt 720new testament textual criticism3
nt 752advanced greek reading3
ot 550biblical hebrew i3
ot 551biblical hebrew ii3
ot 650biblical hebrew exegesis3
ot 702old testament textual criticism3
ot 752advanced hebrew reading3
rs 701thesis i2
rs 702thesis ii2
th 501systematic theology i3
th 502systematic theology ii3
th 503systematic theology iii3
th 601systematic theology iv3
nt elecany greek exegesis course*3
ot elecany hebrew exegesis course*3
total mabll credits77
* be 513 may replace 1 nt/ot exegesis course.

biblical languages0%

bible + theology0%


prior greek and hebrew proficiency

an entrance exam in greek and hebrew is used to evaluate the applicant’s incoming facility with the languages if the applicant has taken these previously elsewhere, including at the undergraduate level. if proficient, the student can replace the needed units for 1st year courses with open electives.

to view the full policies and information on this degree, please see our academic catalog!