Doctor of Philosophy in Theology - Biblical Studies Concentration

YEAR 1 (21 hours)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

Unit Code

Unit Name     

Hours

BS809

Module: Advanced Philosophical and Biblical Hermeneutics

3

WC901

Module: Key Concepts in World Christianity (January)

3

BS810

Seminar in Biblical Criticisms

3

TH903

Module: Trends in African Christian Theology (January)

3

 BL811

or

BL813

 Advanced Hebrew Grammar & Exegesis or

Advanced Greek Grammar & Exegesis

 3

 BS809 

 Hermeneutics 

 3

BS 848

OT Book Exegesis (Seminar Advanced Exegesis of Obadiah)

3

 

Total

9

 

Total

12

YEAR 1 (6 hours)

Semester 3

 

 

Unit Code

      Unit Name

Hours

 

 

 

  BL810

Seminar in Biblical Criticisms

3

 

 BL811

or

BL813

Advanced Hebrew Grammar & Exegesis or

Advanced Greek Grammar & Exegesis

3

 

 

Total

6

 

YEAR 2 (6-9 Hours)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

Unit Code

      Unit Name

Hours

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

  BL812

Septuagint

3

Elective (Not necessary)

 

 BL820 

 Biblical Aramaic  

 3

 BS 991 

 PhD Dissertation Proposal Preparation

 3

Elective (May not be necessary)

3

 

 

Total

6- 9

 

Total

3

YEARS THREE TO SIX

BS992–999 

PhD Dissertation Registration and Writing Phase

Common Core Courses across the PhD

BS809 Advanced Philosophical & Biblical Hermeneutics

TH903 Theological Trends in Africa (Trends in African Theology);

WC901 Key Concepts in World Christianity

Core Courses in the PhD-BS

BL811 Biblical Hebrew Revision (Advanced Hebrew Grammar and Exegesis)

BL812 Seminar in the Septuagint

BL813 New Testament Greek Revision (Advanced Greek Grammar & Exegesis)

BS810 Seminar in Biblical Criticisms

Representative Electives:

BL820 Biblical Aramaic

BL821–25 Reserved for Ancient Near Eastern Languages (Syriac, Akkadian, Ugaritic,

Targumic Aramaic)

BL830 Hebrew Teaching Practicum

BL841 Advanced Hebrew Grammar

BL842 Advanced Greek Grammar

BS808 History of the New Testament Era

BS812 History of Biblical Israel

BS815 Social Sciences Approaches to Biblical Studies

BS830 Readings in Old Testament Theology

BS840 Readings in New Testament Theology

BS841 Seminar in Ezekiel Studies

BS842–45 Reserved for seminars in “Advanced Exegesis of the Old Testament”

BS846 Advanced Exegesis of Acts

BS847 Advanced Exegesis of 1 Timothy

BS848 Advanced Greek Exegesis (we did the book of Hebrews but the focus is Advanced Greek, and so OK as background)

BS849 Readings in NT Background

BS850 Intertestamental Period

BS851 Ancient Near Eastern Literature (Extra-biblical);

BS855 Old Testament Textual Criticism

BS856 New Testament Textual Criticism

BS913 Advanced Exegesis of Ezekiel

BS914-4 Advanced Exegesis of Minor Prophets: Obadiah

BS916 Advanced Exegesis of Hebrews

BS917 Seminar on Special Topics

BS918 Advanced Exegesis of Ephesians

BS919 Advanced Exegesis of 1 Peter

BS991 Preparation of Dissertation Proposal

MTh Thesis and PhD Dissertation Registration

BS881–83 MTh Thesis (each 4 credit hours)

BS992–99 PhD Dissertation Registration