Linguistic Modelling for Biblical Study

CHTH G105-C03 or OT/NT 6ZS6

This course focuses upon developing appropriate linguistic models and methods to enhance study of the Bible in its original languages. These models may include such approaches as forms of discourse theory, SFL-based models, relevance theory, translation theory and related topics, according to individual student interest—all applied to selected issues, and passages in the original languages of the Bible. This course may be taken by those working in either Greek or Hebrew, and may be repeated in a new program with new content.


  • to develop the student’s ability to formulate and analyze advanced linguistic models appropriate to study of the Bible in its original languages
  • to master the pertinent literature regarding such models
  • to gain familiarity with a wide variety of linguistic models


  • to become a competent constructive critic of the linguistic models of others
  • to apply such methods or models in appropriate and interesting ways to enhance understanding of the Bible


  • to be able to articulate the nature of the method or model chosen in dialogue with others
  • to become competent at devising and developing relevant linguistic models for biblical analysis
  • to utilize recent advances in supporting media, such as, in the development of such methods and models