Language and Exegesis Issues of the New Testament.

Course Information
TitleΖητήματα γλώσσας και ερμηνείας της Καινής Διαθήκης. / Language and Exegesis Issues of the New Testament.
CodeΚΔ37
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKyriakoula Papademetriou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600015710

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Vivlikṓn, Paterikṓn, Agiologikṓn kai THrīskeiologikṓn SpoudṓnCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)2110
Istorías, Dógmatos, Filosofías kai ArchaiologíasElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110
Efarmosménīs THeologíasElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Vasileios Tzerpos
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600127341
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course for the students is to acquire a deeper knowledge of the nature and the function of the Koine Hellenistic language, in which New Testament is written, and to learn to use this knowledge as an instrument of understanding the New Testament text.
By the successful completion of the course, the students should be able:
  • know the several linguistic theories for the nature of the New Testament language.
  • deepen in the special grammatical and syntactic cases of the New Testament language.
  • to understand in terms of the Modern Linguistics the use of the language in the New Testament text and based on it to derive an interpretative sense.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
A diachronical and sychronical survey of the Greek language in the Hellenistic and imperial era is taught and the modern linguistic aspects are presented. The main linguistic issues concerned the socio-historical study of the New Testament language are considered, like as the vernacular Koine, the Atticism, the bilingualism, semitisms, latinisms etc.
  1. Theoretical issues of the New Testament language.
  2. The philology of the New Testament text. Grammatical and syntactic issues.
  3. The biblical influence to the New Testament language. Semitisms.
  4. a)Presentation of representative books and studies. b)Attendance of the scientific colloquium of the P.P.S. of the School, the “Exegeticum-Seminar of Orthodox Hermeneutical Theology”.
  5. The LXX and the New Testament language. Vocabulary and meanings.
  6. Ancient Greek, Koine Hellenistic and the Greek of the New Testament.
  7. Semantics and the language of the New Testament.
  8. a)Presentation of representative books and studies. b)Attendance of the scientific colloquium of the P.P.S. of the School, the “Exegeticum-Seminar of Orthodox Hermeneutical Theology”.
  9. Socio-linguistics and the language of the New Testament.
  10. Textlinguistic analysis (discourse analysis) of the New Testament text.
  11. Translation issues of the New Testament.
  12. a)Presentation of representative books and studies.b)Attendance of the scientific colloquium of the P.P.S. of the School, the “Exegeticum-Seminar of Orthodox Hermeneutical Theology”.
  13. Presentation of representative books and studies.
Keywords
New Testament language, Ancient Greek, Koine Hellenistic, Greek of the Septuagint, Linguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, textlinguistic analysis.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Electronic supplementary material and exercises provided at the Moodle e-Education platform.
Educational use of the e-mail.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures117
Seminars26
Reading Assigment25
Project50
Written assigments25
Total243
Student Assessment
Description
Written assignments (70%). Oral examination in the assignment (30%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. G.H.R. Horsley, Η Ελληνική της Καινής Διαθήκης. Γλωσσολογικές μελέτες με τη συμβολή επιγραφών και παπύρων, μετφρ. Κυριακούλας Παπαδημητρίου του New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, v. 5, Linguistic Essays (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 1989), Α.Π.Θ., Θεσσαλονίκη 2003.
2. H. Tonnet, Ιστορία της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, ΠΑΠΑΔΗΜΑΣ, Αθήνα 1995.
Additional bibliography for study
  1. Fr. Blass - A. Debrunner - R. Funk, A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1961.
  2. F.W. Danker (BDAG), A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Chicago-London 2000.
  3. J. P. Louw καί E.A. Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains, 2 τόμοι (ὁ δεύτερος εὑρετήριο), Νew York 21989.
  4. C.C. Caragounis, The Development of Greek and the New Testament: Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Criticism, WUNT, 167· Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004.
  5. S.E. Porter, Studies in the Greek New Testament, Peter Lang, New York 1996.
  6. J. Barr, The Semantics of Biblical Language, London: Oxford University Press 1961.
  7. J. Lyons, Γλωσσολογική Σημασιολογία, μετφρ. Γ. Ἀνδρουλάκη, ἐπιμ. Γ. Καρανάσιος, Ἀθήνα: 2η ἐκδ. Πατάκη, 2006.
  8. Moises Silva, God, Language and Scripture: Reading the Bible in the Light of General Linguistics, Michigan: Zondervan, 2010.
  9. Κ. Παπαδημητρίου, "Τα Ελληνικά των Ιουδαίων στην εποχή της Καινής Διαθήκης», Αγία Γραφή και Αρχαίος Κόσμος. Τιμητικό αφιέρωμα στον Ομότιμο καθηγητή Ιωάννη Λ. Γαλάνη, εκδ. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010, 397-424.
    Last Update
    18-01-2021