Best Online Seminary with Master Div and to learn Greek? LRU, Liberty or???

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  1. SwordoftheLord

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    I will be completing my Bachelors in Religion from Luther Rice... I love the college, and the online format. Not to mention I have learned alot, and have gotten to know some of the Professors really well.

    I plan on getting my Masters Divinity degree and have been looking at continuing with Luther Rice or perhaps transferring to Liberty. LRU is cheaper by the credit hour, and they offer four Greek Classes and three Hebrew

    GREEK/HEBREW
    GR 531 GREEK GRAMMAR I Three hours
    This is an introduction to basic Greek grammar, vocabulary, and translation.95
    GR 532 GREEK GRAMMAR II Three hours
    Prerequisite: GR 531
    This course is a continuation of GR 531, emphasizing third declension nouns,
    secondary tenses, moods, and irregular verbs.
    GR 620 INTERMEDIATE GREEK GRAMMAR Three hours
    Prerequisite: GR 532
    This is an advanced study introducing Greek syntax that emphasizes noun cases
    and verb moods.
    GR 621 GREEK EXEGESIS Three hours
    Prerequisite: GR 620
    This continues GR 620, emphasizing verb tenses, participles, infinitives, and
    clauses.
    The University participates in the Zondervan Greek Award Program which provides
    an annual award to an outstanding student of New Testament Greek. The recipient
    of this honor is awarded a letter of congratulations from the editor, the student’s name
    on the school website and on a perpetual plaque located in the Smith Library, and a
    Zondervan resource or publication to be selected by the recipient.

    HE 530 HEBREW GRAMMAR I Three hours
    An introduction to the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar and syntax. In this course,
    the student will develop basic skills in translation and will assimilate a vocabulary of
    the most common biblical Hebrew words.
    HE 531 HEBREW GRAMMAR II Three hours
    Prerequisite: HE 530
    A continuation of Hebrew I with an increased emphasis upon efficiency in the use
    of lexical and exegetical tools.
    HE 620 HEBREW SYNTAX Three hours
    Prerequisite: HE 531
    A study of advanced grammar and syntax designed to increase the student's ability
    in the translation and analysis of the Old Testament Hebrew text.

    Liberty offers for greek ...


    NGRK 500 Beginning Greek I 3 hours
    Introduction to Greek grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation
    for the beginning student.
    NGRK 501 Beginning Greek II 3 hours
    Prerequisite: NGRK 500 or equivalent
    Continuation of Beginning Greek I. The student completes the
    study of grammar and begins a study of translation of the New
    Testament.
    NGRK 506 Greek Language Tools 3 hours
    An introduction to the biblical Greek alphabet, word
    formation, the verbal system, and syntax. Emphasis is placed on
    developing skills in the use of concordance and lexicons, as well as
    the use of various linguistic helps and differing English
    translations.
    NGRK 605 New Testament Textual Criticism 3 hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    A study of the materials, history, theories, and principles of
    textual criticism with application to selected textual problems.
    NGRK 620 Greek Syntax 3 hours
    An intermediate study of the function or syntax of Greek
    grammar, focusing upon case, tense, participles, infinitives, and
    clauses.
    NGRK 640 Advanced Greek Grammar 3 hours
    Prerequisites: one Greek Exegesis and NGRK 620 or consent
    of instructor
    An intensive study of the syntax of New Testament Greek
    involving the reading of advanced level grammars and the
    inductive study of selected portions of the Greek New Testament.
    NGRK 654 Greek Exegesis: Colossians 3 hours
    Prerequisite: NGRK 620 or equivalent
    An exegetical analysis of Colossians emphasizing the
    doctrinal error being confronted and the Apostle’s delineation of
    the Christian truth.
    NGRK 657 Greek Exegesis: Ephesians 3 hours
    Prerequisite: NGRK 620 or equivalent
    An exegetical analysis of Ephesians emphasizing the mystery
    of the Church as revealed to the Apostle Paul.
    NGRK 660 Greek Exegesis: Galatians 3 hours
    Prerequisite: NGRK 620 or equivalent
    A careful investigation in Greek of the argument of the book
    of Galatians.
    NGRK 670 Greek Exegesis: Philippians 3 hours
    Prerequisite: NGRK 620 or equivalent
    An exegesis of Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians giving special
    attention to Christological passages.
    NGRK 695 Directed Research in Greek 1 to 3 hours
    Designed for the advanced student in good standing who has
    demonstrated an ability to work independently. The student will
    work with the instructor in developing a proposal for guided
    research in a specified area of Greek.
    NGRK 697 Seminar in Greek 3 hours
    An intensive study in a specific area related to the Gree

    So these are the main two I am looking at. I started to take greek with my undergrad as a elective but dropped out of the class becaue I didnt recieve my books in time...so I still have the books Basics in Biblical Greek (mounce), so I can already start getting ahead on Teknia(his site)

    I am leaning towards LRU because with their M. Div they allow more electives, so I can add the 4 greek classes, and also take classes that I believe will enable me to be equipped with what I need....However Liberty seems to allow more greek classes (including textual criticism which I may really like)

    What does everyone think of these two? And any other Online options available?
     
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  2. PilgrimPastor

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    They are always adding courses but to my knowledge the only thing available online at Liberty is a 3 credit hour "tools" course in each major biblical language (Greek / Hebrew). The other courses you mention are not available online, at least when I was earning my M.A./M.Div. with them (graduated M.Div. 2009).

    Those are the courses I took and I have gone further on my own a bit with Hebrew but my Greek remains limited at best. Those courses give you alphabet, some vocab, and usage of tools (Brown Driver's Briggs, Strong's, etc.) I have considered and may go further with NOBTS with their online language certificates.
     
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    I took all of my Hebrew and Greek classes through NOBTS' online offerings, and then transferred them into my Liberty M. Div.
     
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    The primary difference is accreditation. One is regional the other is not.
     
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    BEST? online seminaries?

    Dear Sword of the Lord?

    Speaking for all of us who have battled it out in the classroom and have enjoyed the input of Professors and colleagues alike, have you set up a false dichotomy in asking the question "best" and "online" when applied to seminary education?

    I know I am an educational snob!!! Please forgive. LOL!! :applause:

    "That is all!"
     
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    Test Post

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    Test Post!

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    Test Post

    Test Post! :applause:
     
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    Dear Rhetorician,

    Speaking for all of us who have battled it out in the online classes, and have enjoyed the input of Professors and colleagues alike, I would say your comment is entirely out of place. He is looking for advice on online options, not a debate.
     
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    This is off-subject,but...Why have two posters here thought it was okay to post more than 100 lines of the OP? That is a big waste of space. It was not necessary. I see this happen so many times on the BB for no good reason.

    Alright,now I'm off my soapbox.
     
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    Point well taken!!

    I consider myself rebuked, please forgive.

    "That is all!" :tear:
     

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