Summer Biblical Languages Institute

The Summer Biblical Languages Institute at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary offers students the opportunity to complete the Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced courses in Greek or Hebrew in a short-term summer class format. It also allows extension center students interested in specializing in biblical studies to take these courses that may not be offered at their extension center. These courses are required of students who hope to achieve a Specialization in Biblical Studies or Biblical Languages, and the other specializations requiring ten hours of biblical languages. It also helps fulfill prerequisites for entry into some PhD majors.

In some years, the Summer Biblical Language Institute includes a travel component to Greece or the Middle East so that the language can be learned in the culture in which that language is spoken.


Class Meetings (Central Time)

One-week courses
  • Monday: 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Two-week courses
  • Monday: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: 8:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Summer 2018 -- Hebrew Institute

  • Introductory Hebrew Grammar (OTHB5300) -- May 28-June 1, June 4-8; registration deadline: May 25
  • Intermediate Hebrew Grammar (OTHB6300) -- June 18-22, 25-29; registration deadline: June 15
  • Hebrew Exegesis: 1-2 Kings (OTHB6313) -- July 9-13; registration deadline: July 6
  • Hebrew Exegesis: ? (OTHB63) -- July 30-August 3; registration deadline: July 27

For More Information

To see a slide presentation with more information on the program and testimonials of students who have enrolled in previous years, click  here. (You need QuickTime to view the presentation. If you don't have QuickTime, click here to download it. Presentation works best with Firefox.)

For complete graduate course listings, see the Graduate Course Schedules page. Course names are linked to syllabi as they are received. Faculty information may be accessed via the links to the faculty names on the schedules.

For answers to other questions, contact Dr. Dennis Cole at or Dr. Gerald Stevens at