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Biblical Languages


A Linguistic Understanding of Scripture

A minor in Biblical Languages allows you to study ancient biblical Greek and Hebrew. You will learn to interpret the Scripture’s language, grammar, and syntax within its original linguistic context, and relate and distinguish the differences between the original and modern translations.

This minor culminates with a final course that focuses on the use of Old Testament Hebrew language in the New Testament. Because students pursuing this minor take four semesters of either Greek or Hebrew classes, Biblical Languages minors can count these courses toward the foreign language requirement of any BA degree. Christian Ministries and Biblical Literature majors are encouraged to pursue this minor.

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Introduction to Holy Land Studies J-Term Trip

This Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy trip is based on the campus of Jerusalem University and throughout the Holy Land. Travel to Galilee and visit the traditional locations of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Explore famous biblical towns like Bethlehem (home of David and birthplace of Jesus), Beersheba (key location for Abraham), Nazareth, Caesarea Philippi (near the location of the Mount of Transfiguration), and Caesarea Maritima (where Paul was imprisoned before his trip to Rome). This January term course is offered to fulfill a foundational Bible credit or as a Bible elective.

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Footsteps of Paul J-Term Trip

This three-week trip to Greece and Italy during J-Term covers a core Bible credit. The trip focuses on Paul’s letters to various churches either sent to or from cities in Greece and Italy during his second and third missionary journeys. Students visit key sites including Thessaloniki, Athens, Corinth, and Rome.

Drew Shriner
Class of 2020
"At Taylor, there’s a willingness to step into difficult conversations and engage with secular arguments or arguments for other denominations within Christianity. My professors weren’t just coming from an echo chamber. They really had done the work and had well-rounded views."

Biblical Languages Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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