Biblical Literature

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 concentrations: English Bible, Old Testament or New Testament. Students with an English Bible concentration study the entire Bible; the Old Testament concentration emphasizes the content of the Old Testament with the acquisition of the Hebrew language, and the New Testament concentration emphasizes the content of the New Testament with the acquisition of the Greek language.

Course Offerings
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Pentateuch
  • Intertestamental LiteratureORU Ranks in the 25 Best Schools for Studying the Bible
  • Hermeneutics
  • Systematic Theology
  • History of Christianity: Early Church
  • Teaching the Bible
  • Signs and Wonders
  • Old Testament Historical Books
  • Hebrew Prophets
  • Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • Biblical Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Hebrew Exegesis

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 for English Bible

Degree Plan for New Testament

Degree Plan for Old Testament

Undergraduate Theology Department