Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAthanasios Paparnakis
Course ID60005047

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. Παπαρνάκης ΑθανάσιοςAthanasios Paparnakis
2. Δάφνη ΕυαγγελίαEvangelia Dafni
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to a) give information about the value of the Old Testament for theological study and ecclesiastical theology, b) follow and understand the key issues of scientific study and research of the OT, c) answer questions concerning the formation and contents of the Old Testament books.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course "Introduction to the Old Testament" informs about the content, the formation, the history and the theology of the books of the Old Testament and their canonical collection. It aims to introduce the students to the research field of the Old Testament in order to understand a) its significance for the Theology and its ecclesiastical application, b) the main issues and problems in modern research, c) the major modern approaches, d) the trajectory of modern research and the evaluation of its results and e) the way the books were formed and collected. 1. Introduction: Terminology. Definitions. Introduction to the OT as research field 2. General introduction: The Old Testament as history and revelation 3. The history of the Old Testament canon 4. The text-history of the Old Testament. The Hebrew original- masoretic 5. Hebrew Bible Translations and Qumran-texts 6. The Septuagint: history, method, modern research 7. Special Introduction: Introduction to the Pentateuch. The composition of the Pentateuch 8. Pentateuchal books: synthesis, structure, content, theology 9. The rest of the historical books 10. The poetic books 11. The prophetic books I 12. The prophetic books II 13. The prophetic books III
Introduction, Old Testament, Bible, canon, text, Septuagint, masoretic text
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment582.3
Student Assessment
a) written exam (80%) b) electronic test of self-assessment (20%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • electronic test of self-assessment
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σ. Καλαντζάκη, Επίτομη Εισαγωγή στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη, Θεσ/νίκη: Γράφημα, 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
Κοντογόνου Κ., Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Ἁγίαν Γραφήν, Ἀθῆναι 1859. Δυοβουνιώτου Κ., Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τάς Ἁγίας Γραφάς, Ἀθῆναι 1904. Παπαγεωργίου Σ., Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην, Ἀλεξάνδρεια 1910. Ἀντωνιάδου Β., Ἐγχειρίδιον Εἰσαγωγῆς εἰς τάς Ἁγίας Γραφάς. Α΄ Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην, ἐν Ἀθήναις 1936. Μπρατσιώτου Π., Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην μετά δύο παραρτημάτων περί ἀποκρύφων καί νεωτέρων μεταφράσεων τῆς Παλαιᾶς Διαθήκης, ἐν Ἀθήναις 1937 (21975). — Ἐπίτομος Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην, Ἀθῆναι 1955 (31993). Παπαδοπούλου Ν., Ἑρμηνεία περικοπῶν τῆς Παλαιᾶς Διαθήκης μετά στοιχείων Εἰσαγωγῆς, τεύχ. Α΄καί Β΄, Ἀθῆναι 1973. — Σύντομος Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην, Ἀθῆναι 2003 (γ΄ ἀνατύπωσις). Σιμωτᾶ Π., Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην, τεύχη Α΄ καί Δ΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 1973. Δόϊκου Δ., Εἰσαγωγή στήν Παλαιά Διαθήκη (4 τεύχη), Θεσσαλονίκη 1975. — Συνοπτική Εἰσαγωγή στήν Παλαιά Διαθήκη (ἀνατύπωση), Θεσσαλονίκη 1980. Χαστούπη Ἀ., Εἰσαγωγή εἰς τήν Παλαιάν Διαθήκην (πρός χρῆσιν τῶν φοιτητῶν), ἐν Ἀθήναις 1981. Καλαντζάκη Σ., Εἰσαγωγή στήν Παλαιά Διαθήκη. Α΄ Γενική Εἰσαγωγή, Θεσσαλονίκη 1985. Καϊμάκη Δ. – Κωνσταντίνου Μ., Εἰσαγωγή στά ἱστορικά καί προφητικά βιβλία τῆς Παλαιᾶς Διαθήκης καί στοιχεῖα ἑβραϊκῆς γλώσσας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1987.
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