Have you ever wanted to do an M.A. in Biblical Studies? Now you can. I’ve curated a great curriculum for you from open courses through iTunes U and university web pages (the selection is based on my own biases and whims as well as the available offerings). While there are a few more classes than you might encounter in a traditional M.A. program, you don’t have a thesis or big research papers to submit so it balances out. You won’t receive a diploma neither will you have any feedback on your work so if you’d like these things consider this traditional M.A program.
Old Testament Introduction from Christine Hayes at Yale.
The Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism & Christianity from Shaye Cohen at Harvard.
Jerusalem: The Holy City: A History of Jerusalem from Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel from Robert Cargill at UCLA.
New Testament Introduction from Dale Martin at Yale.
Historical Jesus from Thomas Sheehan at Stanford.
Introduction to Ancient Greek History from Donald Kagen at Yale.
Ancient Mediterranean World from Isabelle Pafford at UC Berkeley.
Ancient Israel from Dan Fleming at NYU.
Introduction to the Theory of Literature from Paul Fry at Yale.
Geography of World Cultures from Martin Lewis at Stanford.
Faith & Globalization by Miroslav Volf and Tony Blair at Yale.
Philosophy of Language by John Searle at UC Berkeley.