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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics (B.A.)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news.
– Isaiah 52:7

Located at the foothills of the Rockies, CCU equips students for the journey by offering the Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics (BABEL) major for missionary-minded students with passions for languages and intercultural ministry. Laser-focused on the University's mission to impact the world with grace and truth, the major reflects the broader call of Christians to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to all peoples through this highly specialized program emphasizing informed interpretation and skilled translation of the Scriptures for missionary purposes.

Fueled by the unprecedented progress and possibilities available in Bible translation today, the heartbeat of the BABEL degree program is to carry the Word of God into locations where it is not currently accessible through Bible translations. Offered through CCU's School of Theology, this degree emphasizes a specific missionary ministry focus on Bible translation, promoting skills of excellence in interpreting biblical language(s), expository method, hermeneutical strategy, and applied linguistics, alongside practical skills for effective service as a cross-cultural missionary.

Biblical Exegesis at CCU

While simultaneously developing exceptional skills in biblical translation and interpretation, you will also grow in character, calling, and deep faith. CCU views discipleship of students in their faith as a serious stewardship, and our highly qualified, spiritually mature faculty walk alongside all students as mentors throughout the entirety of the program. You will be strengthened in your understanding of the Bible, equipped as an evangelist to share the love of Christ around the world, and be prepared for positions of significant leadership as you develop a lifetime habit of service.

The BABEL major not only strategically prepares you for translation work, but it also positions you for immediate kingdom impact upon graduation.

What can you do with a degree in biblical exegesis and linguistics?
  • Bible translation work
  • Intercultural missionary
  • Field linguist
  • Translation advisor
  • Translation consultant
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Language and Society
  • Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
  • Second Language and Culture Acquisition
  • Principles of Grammatical Analysis
  • Mission Preparation

About the School of Theology

The School of Theology is committed to cultivating the minds of students who have godly character and who demonstrate both thoughtfulness and maturity. Our desire is unique among theology schools in Colorado: to come alongside students to offer encouragement, direction, and support as they become a well-founded evangelical scholar. Students participate in rigorous academic programs that offer a variety of viewpoints within Christianity and lead to an intelligent commitment to the gospel.

Scholarship itself is ministry to the church and is for service to the church. It fosters an environment where students learn to respect various Christian perspectives, develop an informed faith commitment, and avoid simplistic answers to complex questions. Through experienced faculty, theology students receive a thorough grounding in the primary sources of their fields, and critically engage with the best scholarship research and study in the 21st century.

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