Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and History

With a Concentration in Old Testament and Culture of Ancient Israel

I. Major Requirements - Credits: 21

  • 1004 Intertestamental Literature: Qumran, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha - 3
  • 1015 Introduction to Archaeology I: Pre-classical Period - 3
  • 1031 Survey of the Torah: The Five Books of Moses - 3
  • 1032 Major and Minor Prophets - 3
  • 1033 Hagiographa: Poetic and Wisdom Literature - 3
  • 1040 History of Ancient Israel - 3
  • 1082 Historical Geography of Israel* - 3

II. Thesis - Credits: 6

  • 2020 Research Skills and Methodologies - (0)

III. Language - Credits: 3

  • 1060 Introduction to Greek - (3)
  • 1062 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew - (3)
  • 1063 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew - (3)
  • 1072 Aramaic - 3

IV. General Requirements - Credits: 6

  • 1086 Land, Nature, and Society in Biblical Times I* - 3
  • 1087 Land, Nature, and Society in Biblical Times II* - 3

V. Research Seminars - Credits: 6

M.A. in Old Testament and Culture of Ancient Israel students must take the Graduate Seminar for credit in the Fall and Spring semesters of their second year of studies.

VI. Electives - Credits: 6

 

TOTAL Credits: 48

 

*Additional field trip fees will be charged—see Schedule of Fees. Historical Geography of Israel is a short-term, intensive field study. This course is scheduled in May and June and may run concurrent with other UHL classes.