Graduate Certificate in Hebrew Exegesis

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Program Snapshot

9-18 Credit Hours 3-6 Classes
$310 Per Credit Hour Learn more
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Next Start Date August 5

Study the Old Testament in its original language.

The Graduate Certificate and Advanced Graduate Certificate in Hebrew Exegesis is designed for students who seek intensive study of Hebrew through the books of the Old Testament.

Train for more faithful service.

Students interested in Hebrew Exegesis with the Southern M.Div. may complete a 9 hour Graduate Certificate, or an 18 hour Advanced Graduate Certificate en route to their degree.

Choose any 3 courses. Students pursuing the Advanced Graduate Certificate will take 6 courses:

Graduate Certificate in Hebrew Exegesis
Course Number Description Credit Hours
20440 Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis: Ruth 3
20520 Hebrew Composition and Exegesis 3
20600 Hebrew Exegesis: Genesis 1-11 3
20610 Hebrew Exegesis: Genesis 12-50 3
20611 Hebrew Exegesis: Joshua 3
20620 Hebrew Exegesis: Isaiah 1-39 3
20624 Hebrew Exegesis: Ecclesiastes 3
20640 Hebrew Exegesis: Psalms 3
20680 Hebrew Exegesis: Deuteronomy 3
20685 Hebrew Exegesis: Judges 3
20690 Hebrew Exegesis: 1-2 Kings 3
20700 Hebrew Exegesis: Jeremiah 3
20720 Hebrew Exegesis: Ezekiel 3
20742 Hebrew Exegesis: Minor Prophets, Joel, and Amos 3
20800 Hebrew Exegesis: Isaiah 40-66 3
20880 Biblical Aramaic 3

Please note that not all courses have been developed for online delivery.

Only a selection of the above courses may be offered in an academic year.

Learning Outcome

  • Students will demonstrate growing proficiency in the use of Old Testament Hebrew for the interpretation of Scripture.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Graduate Certificate in Hebrew Exegesis allows students to engage in intensive study of Old Testament books in their original language.

Graduate Certificates are only open to M.Div. students. Every M.Div. at Southern Seminary combines a robust core of biblical and theological studies plus missions, evangelism, and ministry courses to ensure students are prepared for a variety of ministry roles.

Graduate Certificates are open to M.Div. students or alumni.

Students may apply for the Master of Divinity with an accredited bachelor’s degree (in any field/major). It is not required that applicants have an academic background in biblical or ministry studies.

Click here to learn more or start your application.

Graduate Certificates are meant to prepare students for specific ministry roles in conjunction with the Master of Divinity. Therefore, only students enrolled in the M.Div. may pursue Graduate Certificates.

Students who already hold a M.Div. degree may apply for and pursue additional Graduate Certificates.

The following students are eligible to apply for and pursue stand-alone Graduate Certificates:

  • M.Div. alumni of Southern Seminary
  • M.Div. alumni of other ATS-accredited seminaries

The application for Graduate Certificates comprises of:

  • The full, online application
  • Official transcripts of your M.Div.
  • Pastoral recommendation from your current church (provided in the application)

Hebrew Exegesis faculty include:

James M. Hamilton

Professor of Biblical Theology

Duane A. Garrett

John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology

Terry J. Betts

Professor of Old Testament Interpretation

Research Interests

Old Testament Interpretation
Preaching the Old Testament

Resources as a Southern Seminary student

Academic Support

Access academic advising, writing assistance, language tutoring and more as a Southern Seminary online or on-campus student.

Flexible Course Options

With multiple course delivery options you’ll find classes that fit around your schedule.

  • 100% online degrees
  • Main campus courses
  • Hybrid campus intensive options

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