Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew Language

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη & Βιβλική Εβραϊκή γλώσσα / Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew Language
Code104
FacultyTheology
SchoolTheology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTimoleon Galanis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60000259

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Programme of Study: UPS School of Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 438
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600151213
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
No
Learning Outcomes
After the course students will be able to: - learn the findings of modern science in matters related to the name, writing, composition, integration to the rule, the content and theology of the Old Testament books. - get to know the basic methods and the most important matters of the modern critical research of the O.T. - get familiar with the manuscripts of the Hebrew biblical text and the Septuagint. - to be conscious that the church life and the liturgical arts correlate with Old Testament. - to learn the history, writing, reading and the main grammatical phenomena of the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course we attempt a detailed analysis in shaping of the Bible and how were the books of the Bible formed. The course aims to inform students: a) the findings of modern science in matters related to the name, writing, composition, integration in general, the content and theology of the Old Testament books and b) history, writing, reading and the main grammatical phenomena of the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Education and research culture of students is achieved through study and approach the scriptures in a systematic manner and gradually introducing them to fundamental aspects of the Old Testament which is not the mythology of the Jews, but the revelation of God to people and historical record of God's dealings with man, books of the Bible are not just literature of people but spiritual heritage of all humanity.
Keywords
OLD TESTAMENT, BIBLE, TaNaKh, SEPTUAGINTA
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • 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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures522.1
Reading Assigment301.2
Tutorial80.3
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities80.3
Written assigments241.0
Exams30.1
Total1255
Student Assessment
Description
Written exam at the end of Semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1α. Μ. Κωνσταντίνου, Του συνιέναι τας Γραφάς, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 1β. BIBLIA HEBRAICA STUTTGARTENSIA, επιστημονική επιμέλεια:K. ELLIGER, W. RUDOLPHΗ
Additional bibliography for study
Παλαιά Διαθήκη κατά το κείμενο των Εβδομήκοντα (Ο΄), εκδ. German Bible Society, 2006.
Last Update
18-05-2020