Biblical Archaeology

Course Information
TitleΒιβλική Αρχαιολογία / Biblical Archaeology
Code2225
FacultyTheology
SchoolTheology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTimoleon Galanis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600018384

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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

Registered students: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600153883
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the course students will be able to: - learn the basic principles, methods and findings of Biblical Archeology - get to know the main archaeological sites of biblical interest in the land of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah - practice the analysis and interpretation of archaeological finds that are carriers of historical and religious messages with written work and oral presentation - become familiar with archaeological research in recent years - use the archaeological data for the understanding and interpretation of the biblical text.
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the principles, methods and findings of Biblical Archeology, an autonomous branch of Archaeological research in the Ancient Near East. The aim is to get acquainted with the main archeological sites of biblical interest in the land of the ancient kingdoms of Israel (Samaria, Sychem, Dan, etc.) and Judah (Jerusalem, Arad, Lachis, etc.), as well as to evaluate excavation findings of historical and religious significance, such as sanctuaries, gates, altars, incense burners, reliefs, inscriptions, seals, idols, etc. The above contributes substantially to the understanding of the information of Old Testament for the religious center of biblical Israel, the Temple of Solomon, but also its wider historical and religious environment, as it is formed by the kingdoms of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria and Central Asia during the 2nd and 1st BC. Millenium.
Keywords
BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, EXCAVATIONS, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, TEMPLE OF SALOMO, HOLY LAND
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
Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings, etc.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment180.7
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments100.4
Exams20.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
Written Exam Written Assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σύγγραμμα: Μιλτιάδης Κωνσταντίνου, Πηγές της ιστορίας της Παλαιστίνης
Last Update
02-06-2020