Biblical Studies

“Apply the text wholly to yourself; apply yourself wholly to the text.”
(Johann Bengel 1687–1752)

The Biblical Studies Department emphasizes the centrality of the Word of God to prepare you to be a witness for Christ in our culture and contemporary world, giving you a thorough grounding in the truth of God's Word and teaching the Bible in the context of its setting, demonstrating the relevance of that timeless Word as authoritative today.

The department desires to model: 1) conviction that scripture, God’s authoritative revelation, is faithful and trustworthy, 2) recognition of our own need for God’s presence by the indwelling Word and the Holy Spirit; 3) humble and enthusiastic study of scripture in pursuit of truth, justice and mercy; and 4) courage to represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a complex world.

Biblical Studies students have the opportunity to study in Israel through the Jerusalem University College (JUC). Learn more >>


Biblical Languages Concentration >>

Jewish Studies Concentration >>

New Testament Concentration >>

Old Testament Concentration >>

Minor and Special Programs >>

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Department of Biblical Studies
and Christian Ministries
Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984