Certificate Track

Biblical Languages Certificate

Learn essential vocabulary and grammar for biblical Greek and Hebrew and develop a reading facility in both biblical languages

This advanced certificate program combines our Biblical Greek and Biblical Hebrew certificates totaling the equivalent of two years of training in both languages.

This certificate enables students to learn essential vocabulary and grammar for both biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew and to develop a reading facility in both biblical languages.

This certificate is designed for serious students of the Bible; especially for those preparing for full-time pastoral ministry, or who hope to pursue graduate/post-graduate work in Biblical and Theological studies.

The core competencies for this certificate include:

  • Reading fluency across both the Hebrew and Greek canons
  • Better understanding of theological nuance and exegetical accuracy
  • General exegetical competence while working across biblical texts
  • A strong vocabulary base for both biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew

Which certificate track is right for you?

Institute Certificate Track

Transfer credits to a partner school

The BibleMesh Insitute certificate track is designed for seminarians and pastors-in-training, who want to receive academic credit for coursework and are looking to transfer credits to a college or seminary to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Students must apply to the BibleMesh Institute and be accepted before starting the program.

Pricing

$225 per month per course (the average completion timeframe is 2-3 months per course)

– Average cost per 3-credit-hr course at an accredited evangelical seminary = $1,794.00
– Average cost per 3-credit-hr course through the BibleMesh Institute = $450.00

Program includes
  • 10 courses
  • 1-on-1 Academic Tutor support
  • Official course syllabus
  • Certified grade transcript
  • BibleMesh Institute Certificate
  • Undergraduate or Graduate option

Self-Study Certificate Track

Study for self-enrichment

Designed with lay leaders, deacons and elders in mind, Self-Study certificate tracks offer the same high-quality courses but without the 1-on-1 academic tutor guidance or ability to transfer credit to an academic institution. You can enroll anytime.

Pricing

$1,099 one-time payment
(120 month access)

Program includes
  • 10 courses
  • Certificate of completion

Courses in this Track

Course
1

Greek First Steps

This course provides the essential information that new students need to start reading Greek.

The Greek First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Greek, including the alphabet, pronunciation, and getting started with learning Greek vocabulary. This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for Greek Reading 1.

Course Overview

  • Reasons to study Greek
  • BibleMesh’s core values and instructional strategies
  • Alphabet (lowercase and uppercase)
  • Greek pronunciation systems
  • Pronunciation practice of letters and words
  • Diphthongs
  • Breathing marks
  • Accents
  • Punctuation
  • Orientation to BibleMesh’s Cerego vocabulary learning application
  • Typing in Greek
  • Learn 25 high-frequency vocabulary words
  • 10 hours
  • Beginner
COURSE
2

Greek Reading 1

In this course you will learn Greek grammar and vocabulary as you translate chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament.

This course is suitable for beginners who have completed the Greek First Steps course as well as seasoned students who are looking to refresh their knowledge of Greek.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament (about 200 words total) as well as key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Greek case system
  • Nominative case
  • Predicate nominative
  • Genitive case
  • Dative case
  • Accusative case
  • Vocative case
  • Gender
  • First and second declensions
  • Adjectives
  • Article
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Adverbs
  • Verbal tense and aspect
  • Present active indicative forms
  • Imperfect active indicative forms
  • Active voice
  • Indicative mood
  • Person and number
  • Εἰμί: Basic usage and forms
  • Imperfective active infinitive
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
3

Greek Reading 2

In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1, you will master Level 2 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1 or if you have previously studied Greek and are looking to refresh your knowledge. 

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 50–99 times in the Greek New Testament (about 125 words total), review the content of Level 1, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Nominal uses of genitive and dative cases
  • Uses of Αὐτός
  • Personal pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Present middle/passive indicative forms
  • Imperfect middle/passive indicative forms
  • First aorist active indicative forms
  • Future active indicative forms
  • Future middle/passive indicative forms
  • Future forms with contract verbs
  • Middle and passive functions of the middle/passive voice
  • Imperative mood
  • Commands and prohibitions
  • Imperfective active imperative forms
  • Imperfective middle/passive imperative forms
  • Perfective active imperative forms
  • Perfective middle/passive imperative forms
  • Subjunctive mood
  • Contract verbs
  • Square of stops
  • Imperfective middle/passive infinitive form
  • Perfective middle/passive infinitive forms
  • Participles introduction
  • Agents and other semantic roles
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
4

Greek Reading 3

In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating all of 1 Thessalonians. Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, you will master Level 3 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 25 times or more in the Greek New Testament.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, or if you have previously studied Greek at an intermediate level and are looking to refresh your knowledge. 

Course overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 25–50 times in the Greek New Testament (about 125 words total), review the content of Level 1 and Level 2, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Stative Verbs
  • Perfect Indicative Forms
  • Second Perfect Indicative Forms
  • Infinitive with Prepositions
  • Stative Infinitives (with Infinitive Forms Review)
  • Subjunctive Forms
  • Participles: Substantival and Adjectival Uses
  • Participles: Adverbial Uses
  • Participles: Special Uses (e.g., Genitive Absolutes, Periphrastics)
  • Participle Forms Overview
  • Imperfective Participle Forms
  • Perfective Participle Forms
  • Optative Mood
  • Liquid Verbs
  • Changes in Aspect Stems
  • Μι Verbs
  • Third Declension Forms
  • First and Second Declension Irregularities
  • Genitive Case: Adjectival and Adverbial Uses
  • Dative Case: Adverbial Uses
  • Accusative Case: Advanced Uses
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Indefinite and Interrogative Pronouns
  • Reciprocal Pronouns
  • Conditional Sentences
  • Special Uses of the Article
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
5

Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8

In this course you will learn about discourse features of biblical narrative. Some concepts taught are the discourse-level function of Greek conjunctions, background and foreground analysis, principles of Greek word order, and analyzing structural boundaries.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 12 and 3 or if you have previously studied Greek at an advanced level and are looking to refresh your knowledge.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 24–29 times in the Greek New Testament (about 100 words total), review the content of Greek Reading 1–3. The titles of articles within this course are as follows:

Unit 1: Conjunctions

  • Morpology, Syntax, and Discourse Grammar
  • Discourse Segmenting with Δε
  • The Function of Γάρ: Signaling Explanatory Information
  • And What? Understanding Και
  • Understanding Ἀλλά: Signaling a Correction

Unit 2: Background and Foreground

  • Introduction to Background and Foreground
  • Default and Marked Constructions
  • Aspect and Background/Foreground
  • Background and Foreground in Subordinate Clauses
  • Marked Verbal Forms and Background/Foreground

Unit 3: Historical Present

  • Introduction to the Historical Present
  • Background and Foreground Review
  • Participants, Location, and the Historical Present
  • Not X Except Y: The Function of Εἰ μή and Έὰν μή
  • Mark 3:28–35: A Text in Review

Unit 4: Word Order and Points of Departure

  • Introduction to Greek Word Order
  • Referential Points of Departure
  • Situational Points of Departure
  • A Review of Constituent Order in Mark 4:32–34
  • Mark 4:35–41: A Text in Review

Unit 5: Word Order and Focus Constructions

  • Introduction to Focus Constructions
  • Narrow Focus
  • Clause Focus
  • Focus Constructions in Mark 5:27–34
  • Mark 5:35–43: A Text in Review

Unit 6: Advanced Word Order

  • Making Sense of Multiple Preverbal Constituents
  • Focus Constructions Review
  • Postverbal Constituent Order
  • Mark 6:53–56: A Text in Review

Unit 7: Review

  • Reviewing Background and Foreground
  • Reviewing Connectives
  • Reviewing Focus Constructions
  • Reviewing Points of Departure
  • Mark 7:31–37: A Text in Review

Unit 8: Boundary Features

  • Introduction to Boundary Features
  • Deictic Centers and Boundary Levels
  • Genitive Absolutes
  • Mark 8:31–38: A Text in Review
  • 2-3 months
  • Advanced
COURSE
6

Hebrew First Steps

The Hebrew First Steps course is suitable for absolute beginners and provides the essential information that the beginning student needs to start reading Hebrew.

The Hebrew First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Hebrew, including the alphabet, pronunciation, and 50 of the most frequent Hebrew vocabulary words. This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for Hebrew Reading 1.

Course Overview

  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Matres lectionis
  • Diphthongs
  • Dagesh (including BeGadKeFat and guttural letters)
  • Shewa
  • Syllabification (including quiescent letters)
  • Stress and accents
  • Maqqef, mappiq and metheg
  • Pausal forms: Introduction
  • Qere/Kethiv
  • Orientation to Biblemesh’s iKnow vocabulary learning application
  • Typing in Hebrew
  • Learn 50 basic vocabulary words
  • 20 hours
  • Beginner
COURSE
7

Hebrew Reading 1

In Hebrew Reading 1 you will learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary as you translate Ruth and the narrative sections of Jonah. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 1 grammatical concepts, learn all vocabulary that appears in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth, and take an important step toward being able to confidently read the Old Testament as it was originally written.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth (about 450 words total) as well as key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Independent prepositions
  • Inseparable prepositions
  • Inseparable prepositions plus suffixes
  • Prepositions כ and מן plus suffixes
  • Conjunction
  • Definite article
  • Particles of entreaty
  • Definite direct object marker
  • Nouns (masc, fem, segholate and irregular)
  • Construct state (all forms)
  • Nouns (ms, mp, fs, fp, irregular) and suffixes
  • Adjectives (forms and uses)
  • Comparative and superlative
  • Demonstrative adjectives זה and אלה
  • Overview of Hebrew verb system
  • Wayyiqtol and w-qatalti
  • Qal strong verb (all forms; meaning and morphology)
  • Negative imperative
  • Relative pronoun and relative clause
  • Personal pronouns
  • Verbless clause
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
8

Hebrew Reading 2

In Hebrew Reading 2 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4.

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 2 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 grammatical concepts. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4 (about 375 words beyond Level 1 vocabulary), review the content of Level 1, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Demonstrative adjectives(That)
  • Use of הנה
  • Uses of כי
  • Interrogatives
  • Locative ה
  • Pause
  • Possession
  • Independent prepositions with suffix of the plural noun
  • Niphal meaning and morphology
  • Piel meaning and morphology
  • Pual meaning and morphology
  • Hiphil meaning and morphology
  • Hophal meaning and morphology
  • Hithpael meaning and morphology
  • Irregular verb introduction and classification
  • Irregular verbs נתן, לקח, הלך, and היה
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
9

Hebrew Reading 3

In Hebrew Reading 3 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6.

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 3 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 and 2 grammatical concepts. Level 3 also introduces you to some of the issues involved in the translation of the Biblical text, as well as introducing you, for the first time, to legal texts in Hebrew through the guided reading of Deuteronomy 4–6. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6, review the content of Level 1 and 2, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Cardinal Numbers 1-10
  • Cardinal Numbers 11+
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Adverbs
  • Qal Perfect/Qatal with Suffixes
  • Qal Imperfect/Yiqtol with Suffixes
  • Qal Imperative with Suffixes
  • Conditional Sentences

Weak Verbs:

  • Pe-Aleph Qal
  • Pe-Guttural Qal
  • Pe-Guttural Niphal
  • Pe-Guttural Hiphil and Hophal
  • Ayin-Guttural Qal and Niphal
  • Ayin-Guttural Piel, Pual and Hithpael
  • Ayin-Waw Qal
  • Stative Ayin-Waw Qal
  • Ayin-Waw Niphal
  • Ayin-Waw Hiphil and Hophal
  • Lamed-Guttural Qal and Niphal
  • Lamed-Guttural Piel, Pual and Hithpael
  • Lamed-Aleph Qal and Niphal
  • Lamed-Aleph Hiphil
  • Lamed-Aleph Piel and Hithpael
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
10

Hebrew Reading 4

In Hebrew Reading 4 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 1-4 and selections from Genesis 11–22.

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 4 grammatical concepts and review Level 1, 2 and 3 grammatical concepts. Level 4 also introduces you to some of the features of Biblical Hebrew poetry. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in the texts studied. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative as well as introduce you to how to read Hebrew poetry.

Grammar Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Genesis 1-4, review the content of Level 1, 2 and 3, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Curse and Oath Clause
  • Peh-Nun Introduction
  • Peh-Nun Qal
  • Peh-Nun Hiphil and Hophal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Introduction
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Qal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Hiphil
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Hophal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Niphal
  • Lamed-Heh Qal
  • Lamed-Heh Niphal
  • Lamed-Heh Piel and Pual
  • Lamed-Heh Hiphil and Hophal
  • Lamed-Heh Hithpael
  • Weak Verb יכל
  • Geminate Qal
  • Geminate Niphal
  • Geminate Hiphil
  • Geminate Hophal
  • Additional Geminated Stems
  • Double Weak Verbs: Introduction
  • Peh-Guttural / Lamed-Heh: Qal, Niphal and Hiphil
  • Peh-Nun / Lamed-Heh Qal and Hiphil
  • 2-3 months
  • Advanced

Frequently Asked Questions

First, you need to apply by going here. We will then contact you to assist you in selecting the certificate program that best fits your situation. Upon your enrollment in the BibleMesh Institute, we will assign you a qualified academic tutor who will guide you through each course of study.

Students enroll in the BibleMesh Institute on a subscription basis. The monthly cost for each BibleMesh Institute course is $225 per month. The length of time to complete a course varies depending on each student’s situation, but averages 3 months for dedicated students.

To provide the highest quality online learning experience and to meet academic standards, the BibleMesh Institute assigns each student an academic tutor for each course. All of our proctors (academic tutors) are highly qualified in their subject field.

Yes. Each course is provided with month-to-month access to better fit your situation. You may work through and complete a course as your schedule allows, while your academic tutor guides you to ensure competency and mastery of the content. You may take as much time as you wish to complete an individual course or a certificate program.

In order to complete a certificate program, students must complete every course within that program. Some certificates, like the Biblical Languages certificate, do require courses to be completed in a specific sequence. If you need to pause your studies, you can; your progress and grades will not be lost. You can simply renew your monthly course subscription and resume from where you left off.

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When scholarships are available they are initially available to students already studying in the BibleMesh Institute.

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