Learn the Ancient Languages Track

Learn the Ancient Languages Track

Taught by William D. Mounce, Miles Van Pelt, Gary D. Pratico, Michael Williams, Daniel B. Wallace , Constantine R. Campbell

With the Ancient Languages Bundle, you’ll learn Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic—everything you need for advanced study of the Bible in the original languages along with a basic understanding of extra-biblical literature.

Course Details

  • 8 course series

  • Self-paced

  • 80 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Regular Price: $1,599.92

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Course Description

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This program will equip you for serious study of the Bible in the original languages, along with foundational knowledge for working with extra-biblical literature in Aramaic and Ugaritic.

Whether you’re a pastor preaching every week, a graduate student preparing for advanced study, or a serious layperson who desires a deep understanding of the original languages, the Ancient Languages Certificate is the best place to begin.

Key Benefits

  • Get immediate access to all 8 online courses in the program
  • Access 80 hours of video lectures from William D. Mounce, Miles Van Pelt, Gary D. Pratico, Daniel B. Wallace, Constantine R. Campbell, and Michael Williams
  • Work through the courses at your own pace—take up to 36 months
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • No prior knowledge of the languages is required

What’s Included

  1. Basics of Biblical Greek 1, taught by William D. Mounce
  2. Basics of Biblical Greek 2, taught by William D. Mounce
  3. Reading Biblical Greek, taught by Constantine R. Campbell
  4. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, taught by Daniel B. Wallace
  5. Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1, taught by Miles Van Pelt
  6. Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2, taught by Miles Van Pelt
  7. Basics of Biblical Aramaic, taught by Miles Van Pelt
  8. Basics of Ancient Ugaritic, taught by Michael Williams

Designed to help you succeed

  • Work at your own pace.
    Take as much time as you need to work through each course and each lesson—up to 36 months. We’ll walk you through every lesson, step-by-step, to make sure you understand each concept before you move on. Pause and rewind video lectures, work through the review sessions as many times as you’d like, and study at the times of day that work best for you. No deadlines, no pressure.
  • Learn from seasoned teachers and scholars.
    Your instructors are William D. Mounce, Gary D. Pratico, Miles Van Pelt, Daniel B. Wallace, Michael Williams, and Constantine R. Campbell. They have taught the material for decades both in traditional classroom settings and online. Everything has been expertly designed and time-tested. Thousands of students have learned to read the Bible in the original languages using these materials—and now you can, too.
  • Get access to tools proven to help you learn.
    Take advantage of the most sophisticated adaptive learning technology ever developed for language acquisition. The tool, built by Cerego, has been used around the world by language learners of all ages and abilities.
  • Get digital access to all course materials—anytime, anywhere.
    Get access to 80 hours of video materials, plus all textbook readings, exercises, quizzes, and more. The lessons and learning materials have been adapted from the Basics of Biblical Greek, Basics of Biblical Hebrew, and Basics of Biblical Aramaic textbooks. Hundreds of thousands of students have successfully used these materials to learn the biblical languages. Now you can, too.
  • Begin working in the languages the very first day.
    In just a few hours from now, you'll have learned the alphabet and basic pronunciation.

What you will learn

Greek
  • Master the elements of Greek grammar and syntax
  • Master the Greek noun and pronoun case system
  • Master the Greek Present Active Indicative
  • Master the Greek verbal system
  • Master the nuances of the Greek participle
  • Gain experience in translating the New Testament, beginning with Mark 1–4
  • Gain familiarity with the syntax of New Testament Greek
  • Learn to employ Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax in sound exegesis
Hebrew
  • Master the basics of reading and writing in biblical Hebrew: the alphabet, vowels, syllabification, and pronunciation
  • Identify Hebrew nouns, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, and the definite article, and know their various forms
  • Master the Hebrew verbal system
  • Recognize and understand basic Hebrew syntax
  • Build a vocabulary of 300 words in biblical Hebrew
  • Master Hebrew infinitives and participles
  • Begin to use a working knowledge of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary in exegesis of the Old Testament
Aramaic
  • Learn the Aramaic alphabet
  • Be able to read all 269 verses of Aramaic in the Old Testament
  • Understand Aramaic nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech
  • Acquire a basic familiarity with Aramaic verb forms
Ugaritic
  • Learn the Ugaritic alphabet
  • Gain foundational knowledge of Ugaritic nouns, prepositions, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech
  • Acquire a basic familiarity with Ugaritic verb forms

How to earn the Certificate

  1. Achieve an 80% or higher grade in each of the eight required courses.
  2. Complete all coursework within 36 months of enrolling.
  3. Notify us of completion.

When we have confirmed you have satisfied the program requirements, we will issue a Certificate of Completion.

Meet Your Instructors

William D. Mounce

Ph.D., Aberdeen University and President of BiblicalTraining.org

William D. Mounce lives and writes in Washougal, Washington. As the president of BiblicalTraining.org, he offers world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. He has served as a preaching pastor and was a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and serves on the NIV translation committee. Learn more at billmounce.com.

Miles Van Pelt

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Miles Van Pelt is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Director of Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Gary D. Pratico

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School

Gary D. Pratico is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly thirty years. 

Michael Williams

M.A., Columbia Bible College

M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Michael Williams (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary and a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. He is the author of Deception in Genesis, The Prophet and His Message, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic, and How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens, and editor and contributor of Mishneh Todah. His passion is to equip students with knowledge of the Old Testament and its languages so that they may grow in their comprehension and appreciation of redemptive history and be adequately prepared to promote and defend the faith through word and action. Michael resides in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife, Dawn.

Daniel B. Wallace

PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary

Daniel B. Wallace is Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (he has taught there for more than 28 years) and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He earned a B.A. at Biola University (1975) with a major in biblical studies and minor in Greek; graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a ThM degree (1979), with the equivalent of a major in Old Testament studies and a double major in New Testament Studies; graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a PhD in New Testament studies (1995). He has done postdoctoral study at Tyndale House, Christ’s College, Clare College, and Westminster College, Cambridge; the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Institute for New Testament Textual Research), Münster, Germany, Tübingen University; Glasgow University; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library), Munich; as well as various libraries and monasteries in Europe, Australia, America, and Africa.

 

He has written, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than two dozen books, including Greek Grammar beyond the Basics, Basics of New Testament Syntax, and (with Grant Edwards) of A Workbook for New Testament Syntax. He has been finalist in the Gold Medallion Award for two books in different categories and an award for the best article in New Testament in Christianity Today’s fourth annual volume of Best in Theology (1990), and the Evangelical Press Association’s award for the best critical book review of the year (2012). Wallace has published in more journals than any faculty member in Dallas Seminary’s history.

Constantine R. Campbell

AdvDipJazz, Canberra School of Music, Australian National University
BD, Moore Theological College
PhD, Macquarie University

Constantine R. Campbell is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament, Paul and Union with Christ; Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative; and Outreach and the Artist. Dr. Campbell is a preacher, musician, and author, and lives in Chicago.

Biblical Language Certificate Details

Upon completing all eight of these courses, you will need to click the below link to apply for your Ancient Languages Certificate

 

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