Certificate in Advanced Biblical & Religious Studies

3 Year Program

ABRS3 – 27 Classes (87 Qtr hrs)

This program incorporates advanced biblical and religious studies, with a special emphasis upon preparing the student for teaching and leading responsibilities within a Messianic group. Beginning in year one, this program will incorporate not only additional reading and assignments (as in the 2-year program) but will also require (in year 3) active teaching and presentation of papers for peer review. All students who complete the ABRS3 program will have shown proficiency in the Biblical languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.

Students enrolled in the ABRS3 Program are required to participate each quarter in the class “Studies in the Parashot.” The goal of this class is to help the student maintain a devotional life by a weekly reading of the Parashah and accompanying Haftarah and Apostolic texts. There is no tuition charged for this mandatory class, nor are credits awarded to those enrolled in the ABRS3 Program.

Those students who enter the ABRS3 Program without previous training in Hebrew or Greek should plan to take Beginning Hebrew in the first year, and Beginning Greek in the second year. It is not advisable to take both language classes in the same year, and to do so requires special permission from Student Services.

The first two years of classes are identical with the RS2 Program, except that those students enrolled in the ABRS3 Program will have additional assignments. In the third year of the ABRS3 Program, students will also be required to present some of their work for peer review. In addition to advanced language studies, ABRS3 students will be required to submit a written Thesis. (Guidelines for the Thesis will be taught 601AC, “Theological Research & Writing”)

The ABRS3 Program is designed to be completed in three academic years. However, some students may find it necessary to take fewer classes per quarter and thus to spread the ABRS3 Program out over a number of years. TR Institute will allow five years to complete the ABRS3 Program, and grant four extensions of six months each beyond the five years. The fee for each extension is $50.

Year 1 Class Schedule

Year 2 Class Schedule

Year 3 Class Schedule