Are you called to a ministry of scholarship and teaching? The master of arts with a major in Old Testament provides you with the necessary competence in the Hebrew of the Old Testament and an introduction to biblical Greek, hermeneutics, exegesis, history, culture, theology, critical research, and global readings. Collectively, this enables you to confidently teach and write in a variety of church and adult education contexts. Additionally, if you are interested in doctoral studies, the MA (Old Testament) degree is excellent preparation for that.
Old Testament Faculty
Rev. Dr. Knut Heim, Professor in Old Testament, joined the faculty in 2016. He is a Presbyter (an ordained minister) in the Methodist Church of the United Kingdom. He is a member of The Society of Biblical Literature, The Institute of Biblical Research, The Society for the Study of the Old Testament (UK), and The Tyndale Fellowship (UK). His vision is to help students discover the Old Testament as a resource for ministry and an inspiration for life.
How can I use this degree?
- Teach as a professor of biblical studies
- Author a commentary series on books of the Bible
- Author grammars and other Bible helps for scholars
- Lead a Christian education program
- Serve as a pastor
- Develop Bible education curricula
About our Faculty
The Old Testament faculty members are world-class scholars. Collectively, they’ve published dozens of books and hundreds of journal articles; they act as supervisors of countless dissertations and theses, and serve as editors on major journals, monographs, and Bible translations. Not only are they academically at the top of their game, but they also value pouring into students’ lives outside the classroom through connecting over coffee or during a run on the historic Platte River Trail.