The program in biblical studies equips students with a sound linguistic and exegetical training for research and teaching. Reading courses in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek are fundamental to the program, and study of other ancient languages relevant to the student's area of research are available through the New York Doctoral Consortium.
Close readings of biblical texts in the original languages, using both historical-critical and literary approaches, form the core studies. Work in ancillary disciplines and history of exegesis supports this textual work. A primary focus of the program is an investigation of the theological implications of the biblical text.
Larry L. Welborn