Hélène Dallaire, PhD
Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages; Chair of Old Testament Department
Biblical Hebrew and Semitic Languages
The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Hebrew and Semitic Languages is for students who have strong language skills and wish to get a good foundation in the literature and cultures of the biblical world (especially the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible). Students who complete this Graduate Certificate will have a solid grasp of the context in which the Israelites lived and will appreciate Israel’s neighbors and their literature. Graduates will have established a good foundation for doctoral work in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Comparative Semitics. All courses in this Graduate Certificate are transferable into the MA Old Testament.
You can view the courses this certificate requires in the Academic Catalog.
Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate Certificates at Denver Seminary
Pastors and Bible students who have a deeper understanding of Semitic languages and Biblical Hebrew can effectively trace core themes and connections throughout the biblical texts and complex history of this time period. This certificate is excellent for personal and professional study, and for anyone wanting to learn more about the Hebrew language, and ancient languages and ancient writing.
Yes. Our graduate certificate program offers many options that can be earned together with a degree or separately. Through online classes, you’ll broaden your knowledge of original languages, particularly Semitic languages and Biblical Hebrew, including Hebrew grammar. For more information about admission requirements and enrollment, contact our admissions office.
Our certificate courses are designed for anyone looking to increase their core understanding of Scripture and theological studies. We suggest you begin with the certificate that is of most interest to you. We have online certificates or you can earn one by studying in person or online.