Old Testament Study (III)

Course Code: TP201 • Study year: II • 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: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

- mastering the exegetical norms of the messianic texts in the prophetic books
- acquiring data related to the life and activity of the prophets.
- the use of theological notions and themes in the prophetic books.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. The role and importance of the prophets.
2. The prophet Isaiah. Life and activity.
3. The Messianic prophecies in the book of Isaiah.
4. The book of the prophet Jeremiah.
5. Ezekiel. Life and activity.
6. The Prophet Daniel. Life and activity.
7. Messianic prophecies in Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.
8. The Prophet Amos. Author, date, contents of the book.
9. The prophets Hosea and Micah.
10. The prophecies of Jonah, Avdie and Naum. Historical context and contents of the book.
11. The prophecies of Avacum and Zephaniah. Theological ideas.
12. The prophets Haggai and Malachi. Book contents and author.
13. The prophet Zechariah. Apocalyptic visions.
14. The messianic prophecies in the books of the little prophets.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate

Learning outcomes:

- Knowing the historical data of the appearance of the prophetic books.
- Acquiring data related to the life and activity of the prophets.
- Memorizing messianic texts.
- Defining the Christian meaning of some messianic texts.
- Biblical understanding of Jewish messianism.

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.
Max I.Dimont, Jews, God, and History, Signet, Kolkata, 2004, 592.