Old Testament Study (II)

Course Code: TP102 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Remus Onișor
Seminar tutor: Remus Onișor
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

- mastering the teachings contained in the didactic-poetic books
- mastering the teachings of the related messianic prophecies
- emphasize the connection between the poetic mission and the social mission of today.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Hebrew poetry. Parallelism of the limbs.
2. The authors and the division of the Psalms.
3. Contents of the Psalms
4. The Messianic Psalms
5. The book of Job and its anthropological value.
6. Wisdom literature
7. Solomon's parables
8. The Book of Qohelet.
9. The Song of Songs book.
10. The complaints of Jeremiah
11. The Book of Esther
12. The messianic prophecies from the didactic-poetic books.
13. The importance of didactic-poetic literature.
14. The non-canonical additions to the book of Esther, to Psalms, to Paralipomena, to Daniel.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate

Learning outcomes:

 - To define, in general, the characteristics of the didactic-poetic literature.
 - To memorize the messianic psalms and their relationship with the New Testament.
 - To retain the theological ideas of the didactic-poetic books (the relationship between man and God; the teaching about man and angels; the role of women in Jewish society; the problem of the suffering of law in the world).
 - Emphasize the role and importance of the psalms in the history of salvation.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam

Recommended reading:

Samuel Schulz, A Complete Survey of Old Testament History, HarperOne;, Sun Francisco, 1999, 464.
John Bowker, Le Grand Livre de la Bible, Fayard, Paris, 1999, 452.
Hans Kung, ,Introduction a l Ancien TestamentGeneve, Continuum, Genève, 1995, 782.