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Ivy Ambat at ivya@aiias.edu

Department Administrative Assistant

Mission Statement

The Biblical Studies Department exists to develop competent leaders and scholars with a solid biblical foundation who exhibit clear scriptural thinking and practice relevant to the needs of a global church.

Vision Statement

The Biblical Studies Department envisions being a top choice by the global church for developing reliable biblical scholars and leaders who responsibly interpret the word of truth. 

Programs in connection with the Biblical Studies field

Master of Arts in Religion (MA-R), with concentration

          Biblical Languages

          Old Testament

          New Testament

Master of Theology (MTh), with concentration

          Old Testament

          New Testament

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), with concentration

          Old Testament

          New Testament

Areas of Research

Biblical Studies Department Faculty Areas of research expertise and interest:

Diana Razmerita,
DLitt et Phil candidate
Old Testament

  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Hermeneutics
  • Ancient Near East Literature
  • Biblical Archaeology

Kenneth Bergland, PhD
Old Testament

  • Literary Reuse
  • Hermeneutics
  • Pentateuch
  • Eschatology
  • Divine Revelation and Hiddenness
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Life
  • History of Ideas in Biblical Perspectives

Hector Martin, PhD
New Testament

  • Biblical Typology
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Gospels
  • Johannine Epistles
  • Revelation
  • Eschatology
  • Salvation History

Teofilo Correa, PhD
Old Testament

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Inner Biblical Allusion – Intertextuality
  • The Book of Daniel
  • The Book of Isaiah
  • The Twelve
  • Protology and Eschatology
  • Mission

Research – Guidelines for Dissertation/Thesis Topic Request

The Topic Request should be submitted in the form of a brief (5-7 pages) document, covering the following areas:

  1. Background/context of the topic, its main variables and the student’s interest in it.
  2. A brief description of major precedent research/literature available in the proposed field of study and a general plan for literature review.
  3. The main problem to be addressed (including the research gap).
  4. The proposed research methodology. A general description of the method will suffice at this level.
  5. The scope of study.
  6. Anticipated contribution to the knowledge or practice of the field of study.
  7. How does the topic fit the research agenda of the Department/Seminary/AIIAS?
The topic Request should be written in the format of the AIIAS Research Standards and Writing Manual, and the style of the SBL Handbook.

Comprehensive Exams

Areas of Examination for comprehensive exams : PhD Students

Six hours for each area of examination

  1. Exegesis of the Old Testament
  2. Theology of the Old Testament
  3. OT History Background and Biblical Archeology
  4. Methodology and Biblical Interpretation
  5. Cognate area exam
  1. Exegesis of the New Testament
  2. Theology of the New Testament
  3. NT History Background and Biblical Archeology
  4. Methodology and Biblical Interpretation
  5. Cognate area exam
  • OT Cognate: Exegesis of the OT (3 hrs) and Theology of the OT (3 hrs)
  • NT Cognate: Exegesis of the NT (3 hrs) and Theology of the OT (3 hrs)

Areas of Examination for comprehensive exams : MA-R Students

Three hours for each area of examination

  1. Exegesis of the Old Testament
  2. Theology of the Old Testament
  1. Exegesis of the New Testament
  2. Theology of the NT Testament
  1. Exegesis of the Old Testament
  2. Exegesis of the NT Testament

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