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M.A. in the Bible & the Ancient Near East

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Fast Facts

Language of Instruction:


Degree Earned:

Master of Arts

Career Outlook:

Academia, religious leadership


Two years (four semesters)

Start Dates:

June (Elementary Biblical Hebrew, optional), August (Summer Ulpan, optional), or October (degree program); check the academic calendar


Bachelor’s degree in Bible studies or relevant field.

Application Deadline:

July 1, 2021; late applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis, until September 12, 2021.


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Why M.A. in the Bible & the Ancient Near East?

  • Study in the leading master’s program in the field.
  • Build a solid foundation in the languages of the Ancient Near East.
  • Engage in Biblical Studies in the heart of Jerusalem.

Get a a taste of our Akkadian class in the video below:


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Questions about the Curriculum
Email Prof. Nili Wazana
Academic Head of the M.A. in the Bible and Ancient Near East

Questions about Admissions, Scholarships, Housing, and Other Practical Matters
Email the Division of Graduate Studies
Call us: +972 2 588 3184

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