A person with an in-depth knowledge of the Bible, its interpretation, and the cultural world from which it came.
The Scripturist gave a talk on the different types of Psalms; Marie and her Church friends were studying to become Scripturists; The Scripturists were explaining the text in the original language.
Etymology: Latin scriptura - 'writings' and the suffix -ista.
“I've learned more from these classes than four years at Bible college. I love the scholarly aspects of the Scripturist program, especially the oral and written projects. I also appreciate the flexibility. I don't feel pressure but still feel excited to be in class and to do my own research.”
-Michaeline W., San Bernardino, California
Guidelines for the Scripturist Certificate
Most of our students study one course at a time,
without any formal program of study.
For our more dedicated students, we offer the Scripturist certificate,
which is comprised of the following:
Complete one live course including that course’s Scripturist assignment.
Fill out the Scripturist application and receive formal acceptance into the program.
Pay the entrance fee of $969, which can be paid incrementally over the 21 months ($46.15 per month). The entrance fee does not cover the cost of courses.
Complete a total of 21 courses, including their Scripturist assignments, in 21 months or less.
For those who study with recordings, brief one-on-one sessions are to be scheduled by the student and the director upon the completion of every 3 courses.
Work on a minor project of the student’s choice with an instructor. Said project can be completed with another student. Project must begin by month 6 and be finished by month 12. Receive final approval from said instructor.
Work on a major project of the student’s choice with an instructor. Said project can be completed with another student. Project must begin by month 12 and be finished by month 20. Receive final approval from said instructor.
Present the student’s findings at the Scripturist celebration, which will be conducted online with friends, family, colleagues, and instructors.
“Scripturist Mary Miriam”
“Mark Moses, Scr.”
Note: The Scripturist certificate is not a licensed degree. It does not guarantee any professional ability or means of income. The certificate is for those who want to study the Bible for its own sake.