Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKyriakoula Papademetriou
Course ID60001748

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

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course informs about the science of Lexicography and, more specifically, about the history of the New Statement Lexicography. Moreover, it informs about the specialized Lexicons and the specialized Grammars occurred in the international bibliography for the New Testament language and, more generally, for the Hellenistic Koine language of the era. Also, it teaches the use of them in the study and research, theological and linguistic, of the New Testament text.
By the successful completion of the course the students should be able:
  • to make use of the appropriate Lexicons and Grammars of the New Testament for the understanding and interpretation of the words of its text
  • to acquire ability to the correct and effective use of the Index of New Testament Words (Concordance) and to the correct search of the meanings of the words in the specialized Lexicons
  • to implement the linguistic and lexical information into the context.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The history of the New Testament Lexicography is presented, from the beginning until today, and the main topics of this scientific field are discussed. Examples are given and practice for the use of the Grammar and Lexicons as auxiliary books for the understanding of the New Testament text is applied.
  1. The necessity of specialized Lexicons and Grammars for the study of the New Testament language.
  2. The making of a Lexicon. The principles of the New Testament Lexicography.
  3. The first Lexicons of the New Testament. Kinds of the New Testament Lexicons.
  4. The contribution of the documents (papyri, inscriptions) to the composition of the Lexicons. The new Lexicons.
  5. Translations of the New Testament texts and Lexicons.
  6. Semantic Lexicons.
  7. Theological Lexicography.
  8. Electronic Lexicons. Data bases for lexicological research. Presentation and use of TLG.
  9. New Testament Grammars. Presentation and critique.
  10. The contribution of the New Testament Lexicography to the New Testament Exegesis.
  11. Examples of use of Lexicons for the meaning and the interpretation of New Testament words.
  12. Presentation of assignments.
  13. A conducted tour to the department of Lexicons-Grammars in the Libraries of the Faculties of Theology and Philosophy (The tour takes place in due time, preferably at the mid of the semester).
New Testament language, Lexicography, Lexicography of the New Testament, Lexicons of the Greek language, Theological Dictionaries, Grammar of the Koine Hellenistic language, Grammar of the New Testament.
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
Electronic supplementary material and exercises provided at the Moodle e-Education platform.
Educational use of the e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Written assignment (90%). Oral examination in the assignment (10%). Classroom participation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Επιλογή Συγγραμμάτων Κ. Παπαδημητρίου, Γλώσσα και Ερμηνεία της Καινής Διαθήκης. Γλωσσολογικές και θεολογικές ερμηνευτικές δοκιμές, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 2004.
Additional bibliography for study
  1. G.H.R. Horsley, Ἡ Ἑλληνική τῆς Καινῆς Διαθήκης. Γλωσσολογικές μελέτες με τη συμβολή επιγραφών και παπύρων (πρωτότ. New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, v. 5. Linguistic Essays, Macquarie University, Sydney 1989), μετφρ. Κυριακούλας Παπαδημητρίου, ΤΜΗΜΑ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΩΝ ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003.
  2. J.A.L. Lee, A History of New Testament Lexicography, PETER LANG, New York 2003.
  3. R. Browning, H Ελληνική Γλώσσα, Μεσαιωνική και Νέα, ΠΑΠΑΔΗΜΑΣ, Αθήνα 1972.
  4. H. Tonnet, Ιστορία της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, ΠΑΠΑΔΗΜΑΣ, Αθήνα 1995.
  5. Κ. Παπαδημητρίου, «Τά Ἑλληνικά τῶν Ἰουδαίων τήν ἐποχή τῆς Καινῆς Διαθήκης», Αγία Γραφή και Αρχαίος Κόσμος. Τιμητικό αφιέρωμα στον Ομότιμο καθηγητή Ιωάννη Λ. Γαλάνη, ΠΟΥΡΝΑΡΑΣ, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010, 397-424.
  6. A. Schmoller, Handkonkoradanz zum griechischen Neuen Testament, DEUTSCHE BIBELGESELLSCHAFT, Stuttgart 2002.
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