This post is a shameless advertisement. My only excuse is that Mark Goodacre
posted on the TimesOnline piece about the world's top Universities
There's Auckland at no. 46
, well ahead of Emory for example. Now did you know that the cost of doing a PhD in New Zealand is much lower
than in any other country in the top 50 - much lower cost of living, pay only local student fees (subsidised by the NZ government). And as a bonus you'd get to spend a few years living in one of the most peaceful and beautiful countries on earth...
There are two institutions in Auckland (both in a way consortia) offering PhDs in Biblical Studies or Theology at the top-ranking University of Auckland the School of Theology
draws teachers from 4 seminaries, while Carey Baptist College and the Bible College of NZ supply academic staff for the Tyndale-Carey Graduate School
(which supervises in Biblical Studies and Theology for the AUT PhD).