Master of Divinity in Exegetical Studies

Overview

From time to time we have students who enroll at Grace Seminary who love the biblical languages and desire, along with the other MDiv courses, to focus more extensively in Greek and Hebrew. This concentration provides a student with in-depth exegetical training.

The Exegetical Studies track of the 90-hour Master of Divinity degree allows students to deepen their exegetical and language skills. This program would be appropriate for those who wish to move on to further academic training after completing their Master of Divinity or for those who envision a ministry of primarily preaching and teaching.

All five concentrations have a strong component of practical field experience, a 12-hour apprenticeship, built into the requirements.

Course Requirements for Master of Divinity in Exegetical Studies

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Examples of courses in this major:

TH5140 Biblical Backgrounds

Students will seek to understand how people thought, communicated, and lived in the ancient world during the OT, NT and Intertestamental Periods. Special emphasis will be placed on key people groups and political, cultural, theological, and literary developments that form the background to the Bible. Students will learn to use insights from geography, cultural anthropology, archaeology, sociology, philosophy, politics, literature, and history for the interpretation of Scripture in light of the history and culture of the people to whom it was addressed.

OT7040 Hebrew Exegesis I

This course is a practical study of the procedures for doing sound exegesis in the various portions of the Old Testament. The method will include the study of syntax, words, poetics, textual criticism, biblical theology, and practical exegetical exposition in the different genres of the Hebrew Bible. The student will be introduced to the electronic tools available to aid in the preparation of sound, biblically-based sermons/lessons. The course is designed to help the student prepare for the future use of the skills in the ministry of the Word.

OT7050 Hebrew Exegesis II

An exegetical study of selected portions of the Hebrew Old Testament in the original language designed to show its theological, expository, and practical values.

NT7040 Greek Exegesis I

This course is a practical study of the procedures for doing sound exegesis in the various portions of the New Testament. The method will include the study of syntax, words, poetics, textual criticism, biblical theology, and practical exegetical exposition in the different genres of the Greek New Testament. The student will be introduced to the electronic tools available to aid in the preparation of sound, biblically-based sermons/lessons. The course is designed to help the student prepare for the future use of the skills in the ministry of the Word.

NT7050 Greek Exegesis II

An exegetical study of selected portions of the Greek New Testament in the original language designed to show its theological, expository, and practical values.

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