Degree Plan

Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology

The PURPOSE of the Master of Arts programs is to offer core and specialized graduate-level education for professional ministry leadership.

The MA curricula integrate an in-depth study of the Bible with basic historical, theological and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for ministry in the 21st century.

Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology (MABHA)
60-credit hours
 

This program offers students opportunities to study under recognized leaders in archaeology and related fields. Students strategically and comprehensively study all 66 books of the Bible; learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership; and experientially explore basic archaeological history, theories, and methodologies. Goals include the following:

  1. Training in basic archaeological background and methodology, and modeling using data for both apologetic and hermeneutical purposes.
  2. Exposing the broader public to the synchronistic relationship between archaeological data and biblical texts.
  3. Addressing critical research issues in biblical scholarship through scientific excavations in Bible lands.
Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaelogy (MABHA)
CORE Courses (all 19 required)
Hours
Hermeneutics
BSM 501: Bible Study Methods – Esther, Obadiah, Mark
3
Languages and Culture
ANE 501: Ancient Near Eastern Cultures – Ezra 4-6, Daniel 2-7 (Aramaic)
GRK 501: Greek Language I – Jude, 2 and 3 John 
GRK 502: Greek Language II – I Peter 
HEB 501: Hebrew Language and Culture I – Jonah, Nahum
HEB 502: Hebrew Language and Culture II – Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
3
3
3
3
3
History and Theology
THE 501: Theology I – Genesis
THE 510: Church History – Acts
THE 520: Biblical Archaeology – Judges
THE 525: Ancient Near East History and Archaeology
3
3
3
3
Pastoral Leadership
PAS 501: Pastor-Shepherd I – Job, Jeremiah, Lamentations
PAS 511: Pastor-Leader I – Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings
3
3
Preaching and Teaching
PRE 501: Expository Preaching and Teaching I – Isaiah
3
Spiritual Formation and Ministry
SFM 500: Spiritual Formation and Ministry – Bible Panorama
3
Archaeology
ARC 501: Archaeology Theory and Methodology
ARC 510: Ceramic Analysis
ARC 520: Excavation Practicum and Field School I
ARC 521: Excavation Practicum and Field School II
3
3
3
3
Capstone
CAP 590: Capstone
CORE Hours =
3
57
ELECTIVE Courses (at least 1 required)
Hours
Missions and Evangelism
MIS 501:  Missions I – Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
MIS 502: Missions II – Hosea, Amos, Micah, Zephaniah (Anthropology)
MIS 503: Discipleship, Evangelism and Church Planting – Deuteronomy, Galatians
3
3
3
Spiritual Formation and Ministry
SFM 501: Spiritual Formation and Ministry I – Exodus, Numbers, Matthew
3
ELECTIVE Hours =
3
MA in Biblical History and Archaeology = 19 CORE Courses + 1 ELECTIVE = 20 courses (60-credit hours)
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"They read from the book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read."
- Nehemiah 8:8

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The Bible Seminary exists to glorify God by training Christian believers in a context of biblical community in all 66 books of the Bible so that they can serve the local church and fulfill the Great Commission by the power of God’s Spirit.
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