Old Testament

The Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies aims at equipping students with knowledge and skills to understand and interpret the Bible. The objectives are to provide critical thinking skills for the students in exegesis and exposition of the Bible; provide students with the background history, geography, archaeology, culture and philosophy of the foundations for understanding and interpretation of the Bible; help students gain a basic proficiency in biblical Hebrew and Greek; introduce students to the principles and methods of hermeneutics and to help students develop research methodology skills. The programme is divided into two tracks: Master of Arts degree (Old Testament) and Master of Arts degree (New Testament).

In addition to chosen, general courses studied in the MA track, the following are specialized courses offered in the Old Testament track:

  • OTS 613 Religion and Politics in Ancient Israel
  • OTS 618 Old Testament Theologies
  • OTS 620 Studies in the Pentateuch
  • OTS 624 Advanced Hebrew Syntax
  • OTS 626 Studies in Old Testament Poetry
  • OTS 710 Introduction to Ancient Near East
  • OTS 712 Intermediate Hebrew
  • OTS 714 Advanced Hebrew Exegesis
  • OTS 716 Studies in Old Testament Prophets
  • OTS 718 Old Testament and African World view
  • OTS 720 Old Testament and Archaeology
  • OTS 721 Thesis