The Babylonian creation myth (Enuma Elish) , Hesiod and the Old Testamant

Course Information
TitleΒαβυλωνιακό έπος της Δημιουργίας (ENUMA ELISCH), Ησίοδος και Παλαιά Διαθήκη / The Babylonian creation myth (Enuma Elish) , Hesiod and the Old Testamant
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Dafni
Course ID600018260

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students learn a) to explore how the Old Testament met and interacted with its cultural environment from the beginnings until the Hellenistic Times. b) to unterstand language, imagery, and ideas of theologically, cosmologically, anthropologically, and soteriologically interesting texts from the Old Testament, Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece, which present linguistic, formal and content analogies.
General Competences
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe babylonian creation myth (Enuma Elish), Hesiod and the Old Testament 1. Urgeschichte 2. The babylonian creation myth Enuma Elish 3. Hesiod, Works and days 4. Hesiod, Theogony 5. Gen 1 and parallels in Enuma Elish 6. Gen 1 and parallels in Hesiod 7. Gen 2 and parallels in Enuma Elish 8. Gen 2 and parallels in Hesiod 9. Gen 3 and parallels in Enuma Elish 10. Gen 3 and parallels in Hesiod 11. Gen 4 and parallels in Enuma Elis 12. Gen 4 and parallels in Hesiod 13. Results
Old Testament, Masoretic text, Septuagint, Babylonic Epos Enuma Elish, Hesiod
Educational Material Types
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Course Organization
Written assigments612.4
Student Assessment
Participation in tha classes and presentation of short papers.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Π. Τρεμπέλας, Υπόμνημα εις τον προφήτην Ησαΐαν,εκδ. Ο Σωτήρ, Θεσσαλονίκη 1990.
Additional bibliography for study
Ησίοδος, Έργα και Ημέρες, Θεογονία, Η Ασπίδα του Ηρακλή, Πρόλογος Δανιήλ Ιακώβ, Εισαγωγή, μετάφραση, σχόλια, παράρτημα Σταύρου Γκιρκένη, Αρχαίοι Συγγραφείς 22, Θεσσαλονίκη 2001.
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