Course catalogue

Kató Szabolcs Ferencz, Csaba Balogh · Cred 4 · Sem 3 · Őszi

The main objective of this course is to provide a detailed description of the content of the text of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, of the history of the literature and of the isagogics of ancient Israel. This objective will be achieved through the employment of the various books of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible as primary sources and extra-biblical texts as secondary sources.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 4 · Sem 6 · Tavaszi

Biblical texts are analysed by synthetising linguistic, literary, compositional, historical and theological information. The aim of this course is to introduce the student into the exegetical methods by means of which this synthesis can be achieved.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 5 · Sem 7 · Őszi

The aim of this course is to illustrate the process of interpretation of the Old Testament by concrete examples. The course will help the student to take a critical stance towards texts and their interpretations. The course will further allow a thorough look at a concrete biblical text (Isaiah 7:1-9:6).

Csaba Balogh · Cred 5 · Sem 8 · Tavaszi

The objective of this course is to present exegetical problems pertinent to the prophetical literature of the Old Testament. With its peculiar vocabulary and in most cases specific linguistic structures, prophecy forms a distinctive type of literature in the Bible. As a case study, this course is concerned with the Book of Habakkuk, which illustrates well how this process of rereading opens up new questions for the interpretation.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 5 · Sem 7 · Őszi

The general scope of the course of Old Testament theology is to attempt to frame the diverse theological content of the Old Testament and to highlight the referential points which through the mediation of Judaism and Christianity have eventually become the cultural treasures of humanity. The course gives an overview of Old Testament pictures of the divine world in its ancient Near Eastern context. Specific topics to be discussed include monotheism, divine representation and mythological language.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 4 · Sem 2 · Tavaszi

This course focuses on central topics of the Hebrew Bible which also survive in the New Testament, such as holiness, sin-punishment-forgiveness, blessing, national theology, universalism and particularism.

Csaba Balogh · Cred 3 · Sem 3 · Őszi

This course examines controversial texts of the Hebrew Bible from the point of view of the contemporary Christian reader. The texts discussed often played - not only in the contemporary discourse, but throughout the history of the Old Testament hermeneutics - an important role in challenging the relevance and normativity of the Old Testament for modern theological thinking.