Bachelor of Biblical and Theological Studies – Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

  • Provide an in-depth and broad coverage of the contents of the Bible;
  • Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice;
  • Provide instruction in principles of exegesis;
  • Present various tools and methodologies available for hermeneutics and exegesis;
  • Examine the broad range of issues involved in interpreting the Scriptures;
  • Explore various theological responses to issues raised by the biblical text;
  • Offer a foundation in Hebrew and Greek; and
  • Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of Scripture;
  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of Messianic Judaism;
  • Use a lexicon and basic grammatical aids to exegete the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament;
  • Answer critical questions concerning authorship, dating, and place of composition of the books of the Bible;
  • Identify the primary people, places, and events described in the Scriptures;
  • Articulate an understanding of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the composition of Scripture, as well as the illumination of the Ruach (Spirit) in the reading and application of Scripture; and
  • Articulate knowledge of and show ability to participate in Messianic Jewish ministry.
Curriculum
Total Hours 124
  • 15
  • 38
  • 60
  • 5
  • 6
  • Christian Foundations 15 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBH 1301 Pentecostal & Charismatic Movements 3
    • BIBM 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
  • General Education 38 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • History Elective 3
    • Math Elective 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Major 60 Hours
    • BIBL 1301 Old Testament Studies 3
    • BIBL 1302 New Testament Studies 3
    • BIBM 1302 Spirit Formed Ministry 3
    • BIBL 2320 Introduction to Judaism OR 3
    • BIBL 2324 Our Father Abraham
    • BIBL 2325 The New Testament and Second Temple Judaism 3
    • BIBL 2326 The Jewish Festivals in Messianic Context OR 3
    • BIBL 2327 Jewish Customs and Ceremonies
    • BIBT 2310 The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology 3
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First OR 3
    • APOL 3302 Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
    • BIBH 3323 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust OR 3
    • BIBH 3327 The New Anti-Semitism
    • BIBH 3322 History of the Jewish People OR 3
    • BIBH 3326 Geography of Israel Study Trip
    • BHEB 3301 Hebrew I 3
    • BHEB 3302 Hebrew II 3
    • BIBL 3306 Studies in the Prophets OR 3
    • BIBL 3307 Studies in the Writings
    • BIBL 4302 Matthew in Jewish Context OR 3
    • BIBL 4303 John in Jewish Context
    • BIBL 4304 Luke in Jewish Context OR 3
    • BIBL 4305 Acts in Jewish Context
    • BIBL 4307 Romans in Jewish Context OR 3
    • BIBL 4306 Galatians in Jewish Context
    • BIBT 4310 Jesus, Paul and Torah 3
    • BIBL 4325 Jewish Ethics 3
    • BIBM 4302 Senior Capstone Project 3
    • BIBM 4303 Senior Internship 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • Open Electives (from any discipline) 6