Graduate Certificate in Biblical Languages

The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Languages (GCBL) allows students to acquire knowledge of one or more biblical languages and skills for the analysis and translation of passages in such language(s). It develops techniques for critically engaging with the contexts in which biblical literature was produced and transmitted. Graduates attain knowledge and skills that can be used to contribute to the interpretation of the Bible. The course may be used as a pathway to further biblical study.

Course Outcomes 

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Biblical Languages
  1. have knowledge of one or more biblical languages and the relevant primary sources, reference works and linguistic concepts;
  2. have skills to analyse the grammar of passages in one or more biblical languages and to articulate the results using standard terminology;
  3. apply their knowledge and skills to the translation of passages in one or more biblical languages into English;
  4. apply their knowledge and skills in the discipline of biblical languages to the task of engaging with the oral and written contexts in which biblical literature was produced and transmitted;
  5. apply their knowledge and skills in the discipline of biblical languages so as to serve preachers and readers of the Bible.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or
5 years relevant work experience or professional attainment

Structure

45 credit points of approved Biblical Languages units, including:

Normal Duration

6 months - 2 years

Articulation

Enquiries

Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research)