Master of Biblical Studies
Newburgh Theological Seminary & College Of The Bible
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The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program will provide an opportunity for the student to pursue courses that will broaden Biblical understanding and perspective at the Master’s level. The program consists of eight courses which are the equivalent of forty hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below. Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20-page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading. A four to six-page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar. We are simply asking students for a summary of the material.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program requires a total of 40 hours. Five of the eight required courses must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below. Up to three of the eight required courses may be electives. Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page or the No Travel Seminar tab. No Travel Seminars are optional. A maximum of four No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.
BS 600 Biblical Worldview - Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview by W. Gary Phillips, William E. Brown and John Stonestreet (Apr 12, 2008)
BS 610 Understanding the Bible - 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders (Mar 29, 2011)
BS 620 New Testament Survey - Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) by Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough (May 15, 2013)
BS 630 Biblical Interpretation and Application - Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays and Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Mark L. Strauss (May 7, 2012) - Deluxe Edition
BS 640 Understanding Abraham - Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths (P.S.) by Bruce Feiler (Aug 2, 2005)
BS 650 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation - Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, Revised Edition by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg and Robert I. Hubbard Jr. (Jul 8, 2004)
BS 670 The Life of Jesus - The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey (Feb 11, 2002)
BS 680 Review of The Tabernacle - The Tabernacle : Shadows of the Messiah (Its Sacrifices, Services, and Priesthood) (See How the Tabernacle Relates... by David M. Levy (Sep 1, 1993)
BS 690 Biblical Authorship - Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman (Jan 1, 1987)
BS 700 Understanding End-Time Prophecy - The Day of the Lord, The Key to Understanding End-Time Prophecy by Allen M. Barber (Jul 26, 2011)
BS 800 The Tabernacle - The Secret Place, by Lynn Liebengood, February 2016