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FirstBible School of Translation is a three-year graduate program dedicated to thoroughly equipping men and women for cross-cultural Bible translation ministry.

FirstBible School of Translation offers a 94-hour Master of Arts degree in Linguistics, Exegesis, and Translation Management. This degree equips men and women with the necessary tools for effective Bible translation through graduate-level classes in Biblical languages, linguistics, translation philosophy and praxis, and cross-cultural studies.

Men and women who successfully complete this program will have proven competency in Biblical languages and will have obtained understanding of the Biblical cultures; they will hold a firm grasp on faithful Bible translation philosophies and practices; and they will be equipped to perform linguistic and cultural analysis as well as language documentation to the extent that is necessary for the success of the Bible translation project.

Master of Arts in
Linguistics, Exegesis, and Translation Management

Credits by Discipline

Bible & Biblical Languages
Bible Translation
Intercultural Studies
90 Credits - Class Distribution

View details for the MA program curriculum.

Our core value is found in a single word:


to the Trinity

to the Trinity

We desire to equip men and women who honor God by possessing an intimate relationship with His Son through the enabling of the Holy Spirit.

to the Text

to the Text

We desire to train men and women who will endeavor to produce trustworthy translations of God’s Word from the Biblical-language texts of Greek and Hebrew.

to the Target Culture

to the Target Culture

We desire to send out gospel-centric men and women who are prepared to partner with the target people and first-language speakers to produce a complete translation of God’s Word.

Learn More about our Philosophy of Bible Translation Education.

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FirstBible School of Translation

1367 Woodville Pike, Milford, OH 45150
513-575-1707 | info@firstbible.com

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FirstBible School of Translation admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.