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Biblical Studies Curriculum

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Beyond Bible core, the following are required for the majors in Biblical Studies:

Course Number Course Name Credit
Required Courses (All Tracks):
BIB 201W Research Methods in Biblical Studies 3
PHI 211 Faith and Philosophy 3
THEO Three Theology electives (including core requirements); one of these must be THEO 240 9
TWO of the Following Courses in the Old Testament 6
BIB 308 Genres of the Hebrew Bible
BIB 310 History and Historiography in Ancient Israel
BIB 312 Hebrew Prophets
BIB 350 Wisdom Literature
BIB 380 Pentateuch
TWO of the Following Courses in New Testament 6
BIB 320 Jesus and the Gospel
BIB 322 Life and Letters of Paul
BIB 324 Gospel and Letter of John
BIB 335 Early Judaism and the New Testament
BIB 390 Hebrews and General Epistles
ONE of the Following Advanced Bible Courses 3
BIB 460 Biblical Texts in Context
BIB 461 Genesis in Context
BIB 463 Romans in Context
Subtotal Credit Hours for All Tracks
Track One: Regular Track (Without Biblical Languages)
THREE additional biblical studies electives 9
Subtotal Credit Hours 9
Total Credit Hours: 39
Track Two: Biblical Languages 
THREE semesters of either Greek or Hebrew 9
TWO additional biblical studies electives 6
Subtotal Credit Hours: 15
Total Credit Hours: 45

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