Exegesis of the prophetic books of the Old Testament

Course Information
TitleΕΡΜΗΝΕΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΦΗΤΙΚΩΝ ΒΙΒΛΙΩΝ ΤΗΣ Π.Δ. / Exegesis of the prophetic books of the Old Testament
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAthanasios Paparnakis
Course ID60002810

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will learn about the prophet, his era, his teaching and his theology They will try different hermeneutical approaches They will train their theological thought
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theological and hermeneutical issues in current Jeremian studies. 1. Introduction to the book of Jeremiah I 2. Introduction to the book of Jeremiah II 3. The call of the prophet. Call of God’s chosen in the Old Testament 4. Prophecies against Israel and Juda I 5. Prophecies against Israel and Juda II 6. Prophecies against Israel and Juda III 7. Prophecies against the nations I 8. Prophecies against the nations II 9. Prophecies of consolation 10. Historical events during the prophet’s life I 11. Historical events during the prophet’s life II 12. Theological ideas of Jeremiah I 13. Theological ideas of Jeremiah II
Jeremiah, prophecy, Judah, Jerusalem
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
a) short papers during lessons b) oral examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Βασιλειάδη Ν. - Ψαλτάκη Γ., «Ἰερεμίας», Ἡ Παλαιά Διαθήκη μετά συντόμου ἑρμηνείας, Ἀθήνα 1985ἑξ. Βέλλα Β., «Ὁ προφήτης Ἰερεμίας», Θρησκευτικαί προσωπικότητες τῆς Παλαιᾶς Διαθήκης, Β΄, Ἀθῆναι 21963, σ. 1-91. Γιαννακοπούλου Ἰωήλ, «Ἰερεμίας», Ἡ Παλαιά Διαθήκη κατά τούς Ο΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 31986. Καλαντζάκη Σ., «Ὁ δισταγμός τοῦ Ἰερεμία στήν προφητική του κλήση (Ἰερ. 1,4-10). Θεολογική ἐμβάθυνση στή βιβλική προφητεία», ΕΕΘΣΘ 27 (1982) 107-188. Τοῦ ἰδίου, «Ἑρμηνευτική ἀνάλυση τοῦ Ἰερ. 38(31),31-34. Ἡ καινή διαθήκη», Ἑρμηνεία περικοπῶν τῆς Παλαιᾶς Διαθήκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 1999, σ. 363-443. Μπρατσιώτου Ν., «Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τούς μονολόγους τοῦ Ἰερεμίου», Θεολογία 30 (1959) 279-312. 390-439. 618-637. 31 (1960) 35-53. Φούντα Ἰ., Ὁ προφήτης Ἰερεμίας, Ἀθήνα 1975 (1978). Σαρηγιάννη Χ., Ἡ κλῆσις εἰς τό προφητικόν ἀξίωμα τῶν προφητῶν Ἀμώς, Ἠσαΐου, Ἰερεμίου καί Ἰεζεκιήλ, Ἀθήνα 1971. Χαστούπη Α., Τό φιλολογικόν πρόβλημα τοῦ βιβλίου τοῦ Ἰερεμίου (κεφ. 1-25,14), Ἀθήνα 1952. Χριστινάκη Ε., Ἡ μετονομασία τοῦ Πασχώρ. Συμβολή στήν ἑρμηνεία τοῦ Ἰερ. 20,1-6, Ἀθήνα 1991. Τῆς ἰδίας, «“Dibhre Yirmeyahu”. Συμβολή στήν ἑρμηνεία τοῦ Ἰερ. 1,1», Νέα Σιών 86 (1994) 99-190.
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