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Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by StefanM, Sep 9, 2005.
Does anyone know a seminary with a decent amount of courses in these non-Biblical ancient languages?
Whoa! I found this program at Fuller.
Specialized Requirements (36 units)
NW Semitic Texts
Ancient Near Eastern History, Literature, and Culture
Additional Course in Language or Old Testament
PTS (www.ptsem.edu) I think had it as well
Most any seminary that offers a Ph.D. in Old Testament will offer these courses.
I've look at a few seminaries, and most of them tend to offer maybe one course in the languages. I'm looking for somewhere that goes a bit more indepth.
May I ask "why"? Not too much value in relation to more in-depth Greek/Hebrew for the typical pastor.
I'm thinking about getting a Ph.D. and teaching. Aside from that, I just like ancient languages.
Ancient languages are cool! I think my next foray into old languages will be Syriac. I doubt I'll ever make it to any of those cuneiform languages.
To each his own!! God bless you (both) delving into ancient languages.
And our seminaries NEED profs with such training.
I've look at a few seminaries, and most of them tend to offer maybe one course in the languages. I'm looking for somewhere that goes a bit more indepth. </font>[/QUOTE]Stefan, email [email protected] He is conversant in every one of the languages you mentioned. As a matter of fact, I think he has mastered every one of them. In class, he can refer to them without notes. He will be able to help you.
just a point, if you are going to be getting a PhD in Old Testament you will certainly need to know these two as well as Latin, Greek, and Aramaic.
I know that Southwestern Baptist Seminary offers all these courses since they have a PhD in OT. The OT faculty at SWBTS is great.
There is much work to be done in OT research and writing so kudos to you on your endeavors!
Concerning the majority of the OT PhD programs of which I'm aware, usually French, German, Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic are the standard requirements (though Latin is usually an option).
Surely there is a seminary somewhere offering evangelistic ugaritic or akkadian!
I'll add that via online correspondence at my new website "ugariticgospel.comm"
I think I remember a prof. at Dallas Theological mention that it is possible to get a Doctorate in Ugarit at DTS.