Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies (PHD-BS)

YEAR 1 (18 hours)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

Unit Code

Unit Name     

Hours

BS809

Module: Advanced Philosophical and Biblical Hermeneutics (September)

3

TH903

Module: Trends in African Christian Theology (January)

3

BS810

Seminar in Biblical Criticisms

3

WC901

Module: Key Concepts in World Christianity (January)

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

BL811

or

BL813

Advanced Hebrew Grammar & Exegesis or

Advanced Greek Grammar & Exegesis

3

BS 848

OT Book Exegesis or NT Book Exegesis or Seminar Advanced Exegesis of Hebrews

3

 

Total

9

 

Total

9

YEAR 2 (12 Hours)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

Unit Code

      Unit Name

Hours

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

  BL812

Septuagint

3

Elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BS 913

or

BS 913

or

BS 913

OT Book Exegesis

Or

Seminar in the Book of Ezekiel

or

NT Book Exegesis

3

 

Preparation of the PhD Dissertation Proposal

3

 

Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Total

9

 

Total

3

YEARS THREE TO SIX

BS991–999 

PhD Dissertation Registration

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

BL812 Seminar in the Septuagint

BL813 New Testament Greek Revision

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

BS848–49 Reserved for seminars in “Advanced Exegesis of the New Testament”

BS850 Intertestamental Period

BS851 Ancient Near Eastern Literature (Extra-biblical); BS855 Old Testament Textual Criticism

BS856 New Testament Textual Criticism

MTh Thesis and PhD Dissertation Registration

BS881–83 MTh Thesis (each 4 credit hours)

BS991–96 PhD Dissertation registrations #1 to #6 (and so on)