Geneva College



Biblical Languages Major

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


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April 30, 2013
Attempt at world record planned for May 6
In celebration of Dr. Dean Smith’s retirement announcement, the Geneva community will attempt to gather nearly 600 people for a game of knockout.
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.
November 4, 2013
Dr. Gabriel Barkay to speak about archaeology in Jerusalem
The celebrated archaeological excavator will be on campus November 11.
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 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.