A program that focuses on one or more of the extinct Semitic and/or Non-Semitic languages spoken in the ancient Near East, including those used to write historical Jewish and Christian religious texts. These languages include, but are not limited to, Egyptian/Coptic, Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Aramaic, Cannanite, Phonecian, Samarian, Ugaritic, Syriac, Mandean, Hattic, Elamite, Hurrian, Hittite, Urartian, Lydian, Luwian, Lycian, Palaic, Sabaean/South Arabian, and other associated languages. Includes instruction in philology, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, and textual studies.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Brigham Young University-Provo||12||0%||$17,496|
|3||Houston Baptist University||7||1%||$39,001|
|4||Dallas Theological Seminary||5||1%||N/A|
|5||Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary||3||1%||$13,035|
|6||Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary||3||2%||$15,679|
|8||University of Chicago||2||0%||$64,988|
|9||Graduate Theological Union||2||5%||N/A|
|10||Oklahoma Baptist University||2||1%||$33,400|
|13||University of Washington-Seattle Campus||1||0%||$27,034|
|14||North Central University||1||0%||$30,248|
|15||Ouachita Baptist University||1||0%||$32,610|
|18||Trinity International University-Illinois||1||0%||$39,680|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.