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Congratulations to Houston Baptist University

… on their new Master of Arts in Biblical Languages.

In growing up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church I got used to the idea that in order to teach Bible or become a pastor one started studying theology/religion at the undergraduate level and then continued at the graduate level with the fundamentals out of the way. While I am no longer SDA, I do appreciate my SDA education. I took my BA with a major in Biblical Languages and then was able to take greater advantage of my graduate professors.

My MA was in religion with a concentration in Biblical and Cognate languages, so didn’t look much like the one that HBU is offering, but it looks like a good program.

So all in all, this is the kind of thing I like to see happening at Christian schools.

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  1. Dear Henry,

    Thanks for your comments on the MA we’re offering. It is indeed exciting to be at this point in our program, and we appreciate your mentioning it here for other to be aware of.

    Dr. Black mentioned the other day that you were his publisher–I didn’t realize that you had published his latest book. Congratulations!

    Maybe we’ll have opportunity to meet some day.


    Dr. Phillip Marshall
    Houston Baptist University

    1. What attracted me to this particular story is that not only do you have a MA in Biblical languages, but you are building it on a BA in Biblical Languages. When I tell people I have a BA in Biblical Languages, the normal response is, “I didn’t know there was such a thing.”

      I think the church would be well served by more teachers with such a degree.

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