New Testament Concentration

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Program Overview

The greatest asset for effective integration of truth is a solid knowledge of the Bible. The biblical literature courses are designed to give students an understanding and appreciation of the Word of God and its application. The biblical literature major exposes students to a broad spectrum of hermeneutical and exegetical perspectives, tools and methods so they may interpret the Bible responsibly and perceptively within a theological-historical framework. Students who choose the biblical literature area choose one of three majors: English Bible, Old Testament or New Testament.

The New Testament concentration leads the student in an in-depth examination of the contents of the New Testament and requires instruction in the Greek language and exegesis of the Greek text. Theological-historical courses are required in the cognate to enable students to interpret the Bible within a sound theological-historical framework.

New Testament Course Offerings

"I really appreciate the theology program at ORU. My classes and teachers have challenged me to not only develop a sound theological perspective but to actively practice what I am learning. I feel prepared for the ministry ahead."

Ryan Meyer

Student: Ryan
Major: Biblical Literature with a concentration in New Testament
Hometown: Winona, MN

  • Biblical Greek I
  • Luke-Acts
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Pauline Epistles
  • Johannine Literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Research Seminar
  • Systematic Theology
  • History of Christianity I: Early Church
  • Teaching the Bible
  • Signs and Wonders


A biblical literature degree will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Chaplain
  • Evangelist
  • Graduate student
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Writer

What do you have to look forward to?

Increasing in the knowledge of God through the study and interpretation of the written Word, while gaining insight through interactive discussions of the Word with fellow students and caring professors.

Degree Plan

Dr. James Shelton