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BIBLE TRANSLATION at ccbs

We have partnered with Wycliffe Associates to offer a Bible translation degree and certificate that will help train men and women to work in the growing fields of translation studies and applied linguistics around the world.

CCBS Bible Translation Wycliffe

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master of arts in bible translation

The Master of Arts in Bible Translation (MABT) provides students with an interdisciplinary knowledge of translation studies, biblical studies, and theology. It prepares students to engage in research and analysis that is informed by those disciplines and contributes to the advance of the church, global missions, and vernacular Bible language or missionary contexts in addition to their work in translation.

The foundational classes in Bible, theology, and hermeneutics will also help the translator serve in pastoral, church planting, or missionary contexts to compensate their work in translation.

Program Objectives:

  • Have the capacity to describe, analyze, and evaluate effective Bible translating.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical contexts involving the production of translations.
  • Apply various methods of checking translations.
  • Understand the history and process of translation.
  • Be directly involved in advancing the translation.
  • Create and evaluate resources and technology supporting translation.
  • Demonstrates foundational understanding of theology, biblical studies, and hermeneutics.

Below is a sample of the required courses in the graduate program. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

 

  • New Testament I & II
  • Old Testament I & II
  • History of Bible Translation
  • Translation Methodology I & II
  • Systematic Theology I, II, & III
  • Field Methods

Program At A Glance

Degree Requirements

Completion of 15 graduate level courses. 

Students requiring full-time standing are required to take at least 9 hours each term. 

Total Hours

45 hours

Standard Completion Time

 Less than 2 years

Delivery Method

Online

certificate in bible translation

The Certificate in Bible Translation is for students who may have their Master’s degree in a different field.

Students will complete the five courses listed below for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • History of Bible Translation
  • Translation Methodology I & II
  • Contemporary Issues in Bible Translation
  • Field Methods

Program At A Glance

Degree Requirements

Completion of five Bible Translation courses. 

Total Hours

15 hours

Standard Completion Time

 One year

Delivery Method

Online

what services will be offered ?

  • Access to academic journals in the fields of biblical translation, Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics.

  • Access to e-books related to the fields of biblical translation, Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics.

  • Access to Translator’s Workplace, a foundational library of more than 1000 reference materials selected for the work of translation.

  • Graduate students will have access to the LOGOS Bible Software Bible Translators package.

how will i complete the field methods course?

  • As part of the Field Methods course, students will work with a translation leader to facilitate a project. This is a great opportunity for students to have hands-on experience.

Who Will Teach Me?

Dr. Drew Curley

Dr. Drew Curley

Director of Bible Translation Program

Dr. John Luton

Dr. John Luton

Director, CHEC Program Wycliffe Associates

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