Old Testament Study (IV)

Course Code: TP202 • 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: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

- mastering theological teachings from "good to read" books
- Biblical understanding of intertestamental Jewish messianism.
- the use of theological notions and themes in the anaginoscomena books.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Anaginoscomena books. Generalities.
2. The teaching of these books in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant conceptions.
3. The book of Tobit. The contents of the book. Moral teachings.
4. The Book of Judith. The Passive Action of Judaism. The Role of Women in the Struggle to Preserve National Identity.
5. The book of Baruch. The author and contents of the book.
6. The Epistle of Jeremiah. Diatribe Against Idolatry.
7. The third book of Ezra. The contents of the book.
8. The Book of Solomon's Wisdom.
9. The Ecclesiastes, or Book of Jesus Sirah
10. Book I of Maccabees. The historical context of the book's appearance.
11. The history of the Maccabees and their struggle for the defense of the true faith.
12. Book II of Maccabees. The martyrdom of the seven brothers of Maccabeus, their mother and old Eleazar.
13. Book III of Maccabees. The Jews of Alexandria in the Intertestamental Period.
14. Theological and moral teachings in the "good to read" books. The idea of ​​resurrection in C. Macabeilor.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate

Learning outcomes:

- Knowing the historical data of the appearance of the  anaginoscomena books
- Acquisition of historical data from the second century BC. - To memorize the most important texts from these books. - to define the Christian meaning of some theological texts in these books. - Biblical understanding of intertestamental Jewish messianism.


Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam

Recommended reading:

Thomas Romer,Jean-Daniel Macchi et Cristophe Nihan ed., Introduction a l Ancien Testament,Labor et Fides, Les éditions du Cerf, Geneve, 2009, 727-806.
John Bowker, Le Grand Livre de la Bible, Fayard, Paris, 1999, 452.
Marie-Francoise Baslez, Introduction a l Ancien Testament, Labor et Fides, Geneve, 2019, 19-393.