With knowledge of Greek and Hebrew—the original languages of the Old and New Testaments—you will undoubtedly begin to read and understand God’s Word in a new light. Proficiency in these languages will also enable you to read, and perhaps eventually translate, other ancient and medieval original texts. In the biblical languages concentration, you will develop a strong foundation in Greek and Hebrew and dive into the world of exegesis.
Gordon offers coursework in Hebrew and classical and Koine Greek—important languages for reading ancient texts and understanding the worldview of early Christians. Gordon’s partnership with nearby Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will expand your options for upper-level biblical language study.
Biblical languages students often pursue seminary or graduate studies, or go on to do Bible translation work around the world. As a biblical studies major, you will be biblically and theologically grounded to follow the vocation that God has given you. Our graduates serve in a variety of vocations, including:
You can study the Bible on site by participating in one of our Jerusalem University College programs—including a three-week field study in Israel or a semester-long study abroad experience at the Jerusalem University College.
Through our partnership with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary down the street, you can take up to eight credits in upper-level language courses or in other relevant areas of study alongside your courses at Gordon.
Enrich your biblical education—and more broadly, your liberal arts education—by studying abroad:
For more information, contact:
Dr. Sharon Ketcham
E [email protected]
The biblical languages concentration is part of the biblical studies major.