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Biblical Studies Emphasis

Students who chose the biblical studies emphasis delve more deeply in the scriptures through coursework, participation in a biblical language program and a senior project. Students much participate regularly in one or both of the language practica (next Sunday's lessons in Hebrew and Greek). LSTC's doctoral program provides unique opportunities for students who desire to do concentrated study in Bible from beginning to advanced levels.

Elective courses may include:

  • Intermediate Hebrew: Readings in the David Narratives
  • Psalms and the Life of Faith
  • Scripture by Heart
  • Philippians
  • Biblical Perspectives on Nature
  • World of the Bible: Ancient Site and Current Struggles (Middle East Travel Seminar)
  • Gospel of Luke
  • David in the Bible, Literature and Art
  • Paul and Justification in the 21st Century
  • Graduate Biblical Seminars

Students may also want to take advantage of courses offered through the Association of Theological Schools (ACTS), attend a biblical conference (such as the national or regional Society for Biblical Literature), or submit a paper for the annual LSTC Academic Forum or Edgar Krentz Prize for Greek Exegesis award (a $1000 prize announced at graduation).

Contact Dr. Barbara Rossing or Dr. Esther Menn for more information.

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