Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

Nyack College

24 months
585 USD/credit
585 USD/credit
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Students in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins from Nyack College are challenged in heart and mind to engage the world of the Bible, and so to hear more clearly the message of Scripture.  No other academic program affords students such a rich opportunity to study Jesus and the world in which he lived.


Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins from Nyack College program is unique in that it trains the student in the methods of research in the fields of language, history, religious thought, and material culture which are essential for an understanding of both Judaism and Christianity in Roman antiquity.

AJCO students have the opportunity to:

  • Study and travel to historic locations to consider the land of Israel in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.
  • Study ancient Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the three languages spoken in first-century Judaea.
  • Study Modern Hebrew to gain a greater facility in the language of Jesus.
  • Study with world class Christian and Jewish scholars who are leaders in their respective fields and pioneers in the study of New Testament and early Christianity.


The M.A. in Ancient Judaism and Christianity will help prepare students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies, Historical or Biblical Research, and Linguistics.  Students may go on to work in history, theology, religious studies, philosophy, seminary and a variety of careers including:

  • Bible translation
  • Biblical/Historical Research
  • Biblical Education
  • Clergy/Pastoral/Ministry Director
  • Doctoral Studies in Archaeology, History, Language, Biblical Literature

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Problems and Methods in Research
  • Historical Geography of the Land of the Bible
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Hebrew Readings in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Rabbinical Literature
  • Greek readings in the Synoptic Gospels
  • Readings in the Apocrypha and Jewish Pseudepigrapha
  • Paul and Hellenistic Christianity
  • Study in Biblical Lands

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions Checklist 
  • Essay & Personal Statement
  • Academic Reference 
  • Pastoral Reference
  • English Proficiency Test: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE), and Duolingo English Test (DET) are accepted.
  • International Student Questionnaire 
  • Copies of Personal Pages of Passport/Visas. 
  • Copies of previous I-20’s (if currently an F-1 Student)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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