Advanced Certificate of Biblical Languages

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Overview of the Advanced Certificate of Biblical Languages at BTS

The Certificate in Advanced Biblical Languages program at Birmingham Theological Seminary offers a deep dive into biblical languages for those with a graduate degree in theological studies or proficiency in Greek and Hebrew. This program provides an immersive learning experience in advanced language studies, including Greek, Hebrew, and options like Theological German, Latin, or Introductory Aramaic.

Program Highlights and Linguistic Focus
  • Advanced Greek and Hebrew: In-depth study for enhanced biblical understanding.
  • Specialization Options: Choice of Theological German, Latin, or Introductory Aramaic.
  • Rigorous Translation Assignments: To evaluate and enhance language proficiency.
Ideal Participants
  • Theologically Educated Graduates: Those with a background in theological studies seeking to advance their linguistic skills.
Admission Requirements
  • Educational Prerequisites: A graduate degree in theological studies or equivalent Greek and Hebrew proficiency.
  • Translation Assessment: Required for direct entry into advanced courses.
  • Optional Preliminary Courses: Available for those who wish to strengthen their foundational language skills.
Language Options and Curriculum
  • Diverse Language Studies: Advanced Greek and Hebrew for comprehensive biblical exegesis and secondary language choices for broader linguistic exposure.
  • Structured and Comprehensive Curriculum: Designed to ensure complete mastery of chosen languages.
  • Flexibility in Language Selection: Tailored to meet individual learning goals and interests.
Program Structure and Delivery
  • Video Conference Classes: Access to top language professors from across North America in the comfort of your home office.
  • Flexible and Structured Learning: A curriculum designed for thorough understanding and mastery of biblical languages.

Embark on a journey of linguistic excellence and biblical scholarship with the Certificate in Advanced Biblical Languages at BTS, perfect for those aiming to deepen their understanding of the Bible through its original languages.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.