Biblical Languages

The Biblical Languages Major

The major in Biblical Languages (Hebrew and Greek) lays the foundation for in-depth study of the Bible and theology, and is especially appropriate for students intending to pursue seminary training or graduate work in biblical studies. The goal of the major is to prepare students for interpretational study in the original languages of the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament.

Eight courses are required for the major—GRK 101, 102, 201, 202; HEB 101, 102, 201. Students must also complete one advanced course relating to the Bible.

As a Christian, I have always wanted to be able to read the Bible in its original languages - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek- and was excited when my advisor suggested taking Biblical Hebrew my first year. I loved the challenge and decided to pursue the major. I have learned so much about the Abrahamic traditions at Luther, and I am excited to continue studying in the Biblical Languages department.

—Harleigh Boldridge ‘18