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MA in the Bible & the Ancient Near East

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Masters Programs

Full time October MA 2 years

About the course

Students in this two-year program study Biblical Hebrew and Akkadian; engage in the critical study of Biblical texts; learn about the Bible in its immediate regional context; acquire a sound knowledge of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East; and take courses in biblical archaeology and philology. Students also have the option to study Modern Hebrew from the beginner's through the advanced levels. 

Unique Value Proposition - Why Us?

The M.A. in the Bible and the Ancient Near East is one of the Hebrew University's oldest and most established international degree programs.

  • Study Bible where everything took place.
  • Students benefit from studying in Jerusalem, in close proximity to countless religious and archaeological sites, at an internationally renowned university.
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Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an internationally accredited university with a minimum 3.2 (B) average or the equivalent. Applicants must also have a demonstrated knowledge of the English language.


$11,200 for two years of study ($5,600 per year).
The tuition fee includes the cost of the program, health insurance, and the option to study Modern Hebrew language intensively during the autumn and spring semesters.
Housing is not included in the tuition fee.

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