Richard S. Hess, PhD
Master of Arts in Old Testament
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, global concerns, and key cognate languages. You will gain expertise to 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.
How Can I Use This Degree?
- Prepare for a PhD in Old Testament Studies
- Develop Bible education curricula
- Serve as a speaker
- Provide biblical teaching in campus ministries, school, and adult education contexts
- Author grammars and media sites that accurately express the Bible’s teaching
51 Credit Hours
Available in Denver and fully online
Complete in 2 years (full-time study)
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.
For more information about this degree program, please contact the Admissions Office or call 303.762.6937.
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.