Biblical Studies

Master of Arts

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Overview

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) program is a research-intensive graduate program designed for those who desire to enhance their preaching or teaching of the Bible. Graduates will be prepared to teach Bible and Theology at a college or Christian University or serve as leaders in a ministry. Those who earn an M.A.B.S. will be able to pursue a language-based research Ph.D.

Objectives

Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Articulate an in-depth understanding of selected books of the Bible
  • Demonstrate a competence in the exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek biblical texts
  • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles resulting in a dispensational, premillennial understanding of the Scriptures
  • Explain the tenets of Bible Doctrine and evaluate theological trends of major significance
  • Formulate an analysis and evaluation of graduate-level research on a biblical or theological subject by composing a paper using clear English and standard procedures