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Department of Biblical & Theological Studies
Ancient and Classical Languages Minor
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Department of Biblical & Theological Studies

Ancient and Classical Languages Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

20 credits

required for minor

20 credits

20 credits

required for minor

For enriching study of the Bible, it is vital to understand the original languages in which the Bible was written. The ancient & classical languages minor includes the study of Greek, classical Hebrew, and classical Latin.

What will I learn?

Get a head start as a biblical scholar by learning how to read the Old and New Testaments in their original languages (Hebrew and Greek). Understanding grammar and syntax will help you translate the biblical text. You’ll also learn more about the history and culture of the Bible as you learn the languages.

By the end of your first year in Greek, you’ll be able to read the most famous verse in the Bible: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV

Elements of conversational Modern Hebrew are also included in Classical Hebrew I and II. In Latin class, you’ll read portions of Cicero, Horace and other Latin authors.

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