This advanced certificate program combines our Biblical Greek and Biblical Hebrew certificates totaling the equivalent of two years of training in both languages. This certificate enables students to learn essential vocabulary and grammar for both biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew and to develop a reading facility in both biblical languages.
This certificate is designed for serious students of the Bible; especially for those preparing for full-time pastoral ministry, or who hope to pursue graduate/post-graduate work in Biblical and Theological studies.
The core competencies for this certificate include:
- Reading fluency across both the Hebrew and Greek canons
- Better understanding of theological nuance and exegetical accuracy
- General exegetical competence while working across biblical texts
- A strong vocabulary base for both biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew
- Greek Immerse First Steps (not graded)
- Greek Reading 1 (John 1-3)
- Greek Reading 2 (Matthew 5-7)
- Greek Reading 3 (1 Thessalonians)
- Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8
- Hebrew Immerse First Steps (not graded)
- Hebrew Reading 1 (Ruth and narrative sections of Jonah)
- Hebrew Reading 2 (1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4)
- Hebrew Reading 3 (Genesis 37-41 and Deuteronomy 4–6)
- Hebrew Reading 4 (Genesis 1-4 and selections from Genesis 11–22)
keyboard_arrow_right Biblical Greek Courses
- Greek First Steps: This course provides the essential information that new students need to start reading Greek.
- Greek Reading 1: In this course you will learn Greek grammar and vocabulary as you translate chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Greek Reading 2: In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1, you will master Level 2 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Greek Reading 3: In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating all of 1 Thessalonians. Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, you will master Level 3 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 25 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Intermediate Greek Syntax: This course introduces second-year Greek students to syntax and exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Systematically linking syntax and exegesis of the New Testament, professor and textual critic Daniel B. Wallace explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which are not covered in other Greek studies. This course equips students with the necessary skills to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning.
- Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8: In this course you will learn about discourse features of biblical narrative as you read through the first half of the Gospel of Mark. Some concepts taught are the discourse-level function of Greek conjunctions, background and foreground analysis, principles of Greek word order, and analyzing structural boundaries.
- Course Creators / Teaching Video Instructors
- Dr. Mark Dubis is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has a passion for ancient languages, having taught Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. He also has a special concern for the global needs of Bible translation. He is the author of 1 Peter: A Handbook on the Greek Text among other publications.
- Dr. Nicholas Ellis was College Lecturer of Biblical and Hellenistic Greek at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford from 2009–2014. He is now a post-doctorate visiting research scholar at Duke University. Nicholas completed his graduate studies in Theology (New Testament) from the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trial and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature (WUNT: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), among other publications.
- Dr. Daniel B. Wallace is Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (he has taught there for more than 28 years) and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He earned a B.A. at Biola University (1975) with a major in biblical studies and minor in Greek; graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a ThM degree (1979), with the equivalent of a major in Old Testament studies and a double major in New Testament Studies; graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a PhD in New Testament studies (1995).
keyboard_arrow_right Biblical Hebrew Courses
- Hebrew First Steps: This course provides the essential information that students need to start reading Hebrew.
- Hebrew Reading 1: In this course you will learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary as you translate Ruth and the narrative sections of Jonah. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that appears in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth.
- Hebrew Reading 2: In this course you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4. Building on what you have learned in Hebrew Reading 1, you will master Level 2 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4.
- Hebrew Reading 3: In this course you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 37-41 and Deuteronomy 4–6. Building on what you have learned in Hebrew Reading 1 and 2, you will master Level 3 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6.
- Hebrew Reading 4: In this course you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 1-4 and selections from Genesis 11–22. Building on what you have learned in Hebrew Reading 1, 2 and 3 you will master Level 4 grammar topics as well as be introduced some of the features of Biblical Hebrew poetry and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears in the texts from Genesis you have studied.
- Course Creator / Teaching Video Instructor
- Dr. Timothy Edwards. Dr. Edwards is Dean and Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He taught Hebrew at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and has lectured at the University of Oxford, University of Bristol, and various Bible schools in central Europe. He completed his graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford. He is the author of Exegesis in the Targum of Psalms (Gorgias Press, 2007) amongst other publications.
How do I begin my studies with the BibleMesh Institute?
First, you need to apply by going here. We will then contact you to assist you in selecting the certificate program that best fits your situation. Upon your enrollment in the BibleMesh Institute, we will assign you a qualified academic tutor who will guide you through each course of study.
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What is the cost?
Students enroll in the BibleMesh Institute on a subscription basis. The monthly cost for each BibleMesh Institute course is $199 per month. The length of time to complete a course varies depending on each student’s situation, but averages 3 months for dedicated students.
Is there a teacher – or do I study these online courses by myself?
To provide the highest quality online learning experience and to meet academic standards, the BibleMesh Institute assigns each student an academic tutor for each course. All of our proctors (academic tutors) are highly qualified in their subject field.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. Each course is provided with month-to-month access to better fit your situation. You may work through and complete a course as your schedule allows, while your academic tutor guides you to ensure competency and mastery of the content. You may take as much time as you wish to complete an individual course or a certificate program.
Can I skip certain courses or pause in my coursework?
In order to complete a certificate program, students must complete every course within that program. Some certificates, like the Biblical Languages certificate, do require courses to be completed in a specific sequence. If you need to pause your studies, you can; your progress and grades will not be lost. You can simply renew your monthly course subscription and resume from where you left off.
Can anyone receive a certificate from the BibleMesh Institute?
Yes. Anyone who enrolls as a BibleMesh Institute student and successfully completes required, proctored coursework can earn a certificate.
How do I receive a certificate?
Upon finishing all the courses in a certificate program, you may apply for and receive a certificate.
Are scholarships available?
Occasionally there are scholarships made available through partnering institutions and friends of BibleMesh.
Are BibleMesh Institute certificates recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?
Yes. Several partnering colleges and seminaries provide academic pathways using courses and programs offered through the Institute.
Credit-bearing courses provided through the BibleMesh Institute are built to accreditation standards. If you would like us to talk with your school about the possibility of accepting transfer credits for BibleMesh Institute courses or programs, please contact us.