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

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Fast Facts

Language of Instruction:

English and Hebrew

Degree Earned:

Master of Arts

Study Tracks:

The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context; The Bible and the Ancient Near East



Career Outlook:

Academia, research, religious leadership


Two years (four semesters)

Start Dates:

August (Summer Ulpan) or October (degree program); check the academic calendar


Bachelor’s degree, relevant background in Bible studies

Application Deadline:

May 15; late applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis


For financial information, see Tuition & Fees for Graduate students

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

  • Become a scholar of the Bible in a variety of contexts.
  • Gain a solid foundation in both Biblical and Modern Hebrew.
  • Soak up the culture and history of the sacred city of Jerusalem.


We’re happy you’ve chosen to apply to Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School. See our application guidelines or apply online now.


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

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

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