Prepare to be educated, challenged, and transformed by entering the Biblical Studies program at Trinity Western University.
Our students explore Jewish and Christian Scriptures, both historically and theologically, in order to gain an understanding of how these texts have profoundly shaped past and present communities of faith.
Led by our close-knit faculty of committed and active scholars in the Department of Religious Studies, our students are encouraged to broaden their understanding of Scripture and to investigate current critical issues within the discipline of Biblical Studies. As our students advance in their studies, they gain a comprehensive understanding of biblical texts.
Our students learn to formulate their own contributions to scholarly conversations, along with the skills to communicate these ideas in a manner that is professional, compelling, and—ultimately—faith affirming.
OUR BIBLICAL STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A major in Biblical Studies, leading to a BA (Honours) degree
- A major in Biblical Studies, leading to a BA degree
- A concentration
- A minor
GREEK 235 • Elementary New Testament Greek
An introduction to Koine Greek designed to prepare you to read the Greek New Testament and other Koine period texts from a grammatical, historical, and theological perspective.
RELS 320 • Dead Sea Scrolls
A survey of the texts and major critical issues concerning the scrolls: their origin, interpretation of the Old Testament, and background to the New Testament.
RELS 342 • Psalms and Wisdom Literature
An introduction to the place, function, and form of the Psalms and wisdom literature within the context of other ancient Near Eastern literature, including an analysis of selected examples such as Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs.
Graduates of our Biblical Studies program are well prepared to continue their studies toward a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies or a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. These research-based graduate programs prepare our students to excel at doctoral studies and serve in academic and ministry contexts around the world. Our Biblical Studies graduates go on to many other vocational callings including pastoral ministry, NGO work, missions, politics, and law.