Degrees by man don't impress me or God...not meaning disrespect at the same time.. :-) Hand writings...yes but what was penned did not originate in those writing; they were God's righteous channels in which His words thru them were as if they were His designed musical instruments. Man can add symbolism all they want to man's writings as those are often up to private interpretation. God's written Word is not. Application will be without oneness He desires if what He says and means isn't interpreted as intended. Pervert not.