Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
-Name basic 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
-Analyze basic methods and most important matters of the modern critical research of the Old Testament
-Read text manuscripts of the Hebrew biblical text and the Septuagint
-Value and approach critically the fact that church life and liturgical arts correlate with Old Testament
-Describe key elements concerning writing, reading and the main grammatical phenomena of the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament
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.
OLD TESTAMENT, BIBLE, TaNaKh, SEPTUAGINTA
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1α. Μ. Κωνσταντίνου, Του συνιέναι τας Γραφάς, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
1β. BIBLIA HEBRAICA STUTTGARTENSIA, επιστημονική επιμέλεια:K. ELLIGER, W. RUDOLPHΗ