A working knowledge of Greek is a valuable asset in the study and interpretation of the Bible. It enables students of the English Bible to draw from the wealth of the original languages of Scripture. It provides prospective pastors and Bible teachers with a better understanding of what the text is trying to say and transforms the way you look at God’s Word. It supplies prospective missionary-translators with a background for linguistic and translation work. Our program provides excellent preparation for those interested in graduate studies and contributes to the personal spiritual development of Christians in any area of service.

Ways to study

Undergraduate (Major or Minor) | On-campus | Online (Minor only)

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We are passionate about the original languages of the Bible because we love God and treasure His Word. Understanding Greek breathes new life into the study of the biblical text. Our Greek program provides a solid foundation in Greek grammar with extensive reading in the New Testament and extra-biblical literature to foster long-term competency with the language. Learning Greek will help future pastors in ministry with exegesis and enrich the personal study of believers.

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Example Courses

The courses listed below are some of our featured core classes or advanced Greek offerings that will be a part of your educational journey here at MU. Take a look at each course for a small preview.

An introduction to NT Greek (Koine) covering the basics of word formation, grammar, and syntax, systematically preparing the student for reading the Greek NT.

This intermediate Greek course uses the Gospel of Mark and the book of Philippians to develop reading fluency, deepen syntactical knowledge, strengthen vocabulary, and foster an awareness of interpretational issues.

One of our advanced Greek offerings: Translation and analysis of central Greek texts of early Christian theology. Along with a discussion of syntactical and exegetical issues, the texts will also serve as entry points into discussions of classical Christology and Trinitarian theology. Course may be repeated for credit, due to rotating content.

One of our advanced Greek offerings: Selected readings from the Septuagint (LXX) with emphasis on the LXX as the earliest written interpretation of the OT books, an interpretation that was often impacted by the philosophical, theological, and socio-political context of the Hellenistic Jewish translators. Offered alternate years.

Degree Requirements

Here you will find everything you need to know about what is required to successfully complete your degree. Whether you are beginning college for the first time or are a transfer student, we’ve got you covered.

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Meet Your Professors

Rebekah Josberger, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Master of Biblical Studies; Professor, Hebrew and Old Testament
Faculty Headshot Karl Kutz
Karl Kutz, Ph.D.
Professor of Biblical Languages and Bible; Chair of Biblical Languages

What can you do with a background in Greek?

Personal understanding of the Bible – The majority of students use their training to gain personal insight into the biblical text and to enhance their ministry.

Bible Translation – Some students go on to work with organizations like Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Graduate degrees – Other students go onto prepare for careers in teaching.

Our students are excited about the classes we offer and find they can easily begin graduate work at other institutions or continue learning on their own. Regardless of your goals, you will never regret the time you spend learning Greek because it sharpens your sensitivity to meaning and fosters fresh insight into the biblical text.