Geneva College



Biblical Languages Major

  • Rev. Rutledge Etheridge

    Chaplain, presented “Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves: Engaging the Heart (and the Hearts) behind Contemporary Unbelief” at the 2014 ChristianGovernance “Talk Your Walk” biblical worldview conference.
  • Dr. Jonathan Watt

    Chair of the Department of Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy, presented “Idiolect, Candy Bars and ‘Artisan English’ Orthography” at the International Conference on Diversity in Organizations in Vienna, Austria.
  • Dr. Byron Curtis

    Professor of Biblical Studies, presented “Messiah and Messiahs in Zechariah 6: Crowns, Thrones, and the Zemah” as an invited guest lecturer at the Caspari Center for Biblical and Judaic Studies in Jerusalem.

Bible, Christian Ministry & PhilosophyThe Biblical Languages major trains students to develop strong facility in reading and understanding classical Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek, the two main languages of the Bible, in preparation for seminary or graduate school, or for various Christian ministries.

Why major in biblical languages at Geneva?

  • Strong emphasis on reading and understanding classic Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek, the two main languages of the Bible
  • Faculty members are widely published and experienced
  • Get one-on-one attention from professors
  • Study abroad at Jerusalem University College and participate in JUC’s archeology program. 
  • Attend the Covenanter Theological Institute in Airdrie, Scotland to study the history and theology of the Scottish Reformation.
  • Attend the annual Evangelical Theological Society conference with faculty.     

Some classes you might take

  • Hellenistic Greek
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Biblical Theology
  • Evangelism
  • Wisdom Literature

What can you do with a biblical languages degree?

A few opportunities include:

  • Ministry
  • Higher education
  • Bible translation on the mission field
  • Linguistics
  • Christian school teaching


Upcoming Events
The Genevans Christmas "Glad Tidings" Concert
1st Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls 7:00 p.m.

February 3, 2014
Dr. Curtis translates three songs for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The PSO will perform the pieces during a free February 13 concert at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
March 7, 2014
Dr. Meek publishes "A Little Manual for Knowing"
The book presents an eight-step approach to epistemology—the study of the nature of knowledge.
March 25, 2014
Dr. Merold Westphal to visit Geneva for annual Bitar Lecture Series
Westphal, a renowned philosopher and author, will speak on Apr. 8-9.
October 6, 2014
Geneva to host Bible, Ministry & Philosophy Day
Prospective students can explore these fields on Monday, October 13.