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Most Popular Schools for Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major & Degree Program

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.

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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Brigham Young University-Provo 10 0% $18,776
2 Houston Baptist University 7 1% $46,340
3 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 5 2% $20,256
4 Dallas Theological Seminary 3 1% N/A
5 Oklahoma Baptist University 2 0% $41,576
6 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 2 0% $18,587
7 Cornerstone University 2 0% $36,772
8 Trinity International University-Illinois 2 1% $46,510
9 Shiloh University 2 11% $5,800
10 Columbia International University 1 0% $36,150
11 Graduate Theological Union 1 5% N/A

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.