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Master of Arts, Biblical Studies

Connecting with God’s vision and purpose through the study of His Word is a rewarding endeavor. The students in our MA Biblical Studies program delve deeper into the Bible, gaining an awareness of the passion Jesus had for all of us. This passion will often leave the reader asking more questions.

At BTS, our serious and humble study of God’s Word is pursued not just to gain scholastic insights or to collate proof texts for doctrinal points of argument, but to follow God’s guidance for the transformation of people and communities in accordance with God’s will and God’s image.

By choosing Old or New Testament tracks, students will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and its missional perspective. They will also develop the ability to humbly interpret and apply the Bible in light of history, culture, and genre.

Who is the MA Biblical Studies for?

Anyone who wants to study the Word of God is welcome. Students will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and its missional perspective and in their ability to humbly interpret and apply it in light of history, culture, and genre. The MA Biblical Studies was created to assist Christians who desire to enhance their awareness of how they are a part of the mission of God to bring righteousness, justice, and peace to those they serve.

Why is this missional program unique?

Our MA Biblical Studies provides in-depth studies of the Bible, in the original languages, from a missional perspective. Students choose from an Old Testament or a New Testament track to fulfill the 48 credits of the degree. The degree offers each student the opportunity to interact and dialogue with both faculty and fellow students in the program, enhancing both intellectual and vocational growth.

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Thom Skinner
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Michael Heath
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MA, MDiv, DMin
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Lisa Mutch
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GTRI, CAPC
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Reverend Dr. Oh
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ACS, ThM
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Ginny Hartman
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Patsy Byrd
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Available Tracks and Curriculum within the MA Biblical Studies Program

Core Courses - 24 Credits

Foundations
Hermeneutics
Reading the OT Missionally
Reading the NT Missionally
Theology 1 & 2
World Christian History 1
Christianity and World Religions

Biblical Studies Courses - 18 Credits

Biblical Hebrew 1
Biblical Hebrew 2
OT Pentateuch Book Study
OT Prophets Book Study
OT Wisdom Book Study
Thesis


Specialization Electives - 6 Credits

Please be aware that these elective courses vary from year to year. Please see our current term schedules for the classes being offered this year.


Notes regarding the program:

Students must take Formation and Mission within the first year (and preferably within the first nine credits). Students must pass the Bible Knowledge exam to qualify for graduation. Students who select the MA Biblical Studeis program without a concentration may choose most of BTS's offerings as electives.

Total Required Credits - 48

 Core Courses - 24 Credits

Foundations
Hermeneutics
Reading the OT Missionally
Reading the NT Missionally
Theology 1 & 2
World Christian History 1
Christianity and World Religions

New Testament Track - 15 Credits

Biblical Greek 1
Biblical Greek 2
NT Gospels Book Study
NT Acts/Pauline Book Study
NT General Epistles Book Study
Thesis


Specialization Electives - 6 Credits

Please be aware that these elective courses vary from year to year. Please see our current term schedules for the classes being offered this year.


Notes regarding the program:

Students must take Formation and Mission within the first year (and preferably within the first nine credits). Students must pass the Bible Knowledge exam to qualify for graduation. Students who select the MA Biblical Studies program without a concentration may choose most of BTS's offerings as electives.

Total Required Credits - 48

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Biblical Theological Seminary
We are an evangelical seminary with locations in suburban and urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our focus on missional theology and missional training will help prepare you for ministry no matter where you serve.

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