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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, 2020; late applications reviewed on a space-available basis.


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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 biblical world in 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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