Old Testament

Attempts to reconstruct the compositional history of the book of Isaiah confine themselves mainly to chapters 1-12 and 28-39, supposed to shroud the basic core of any early collection of Isaianic texts. Other investigations which verge on the group of prophecies concerning the nations in Isa 13-23 rarely delve into exegetical details to the extent that the reader of Isaiah would feel convinced to stand here on familiar grounds. Even others, overtly restricted to a small pericope inside Isa 13-23, often neglect the significance of this larger context.

The specific objective of this course is to introduce the student into the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible by means of summarising presentations, section by section and chapter by chapter. Topics to be tackled include the primeval and patriarchal periods, the exodus, the Sinai covenant, the desert wanderings. The course homes in on the interpretative enterprise en ensemble, which subsumes comprehensive knowledge about the authors and historical background of the individual books of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible and its wider cultural milieu in the ancient Near East.

Az Ószövetségi bevezetés II kurzus célja a történeti könyveinek, az ószövetség költészeti irodalmának és bölcsességirodalmának áttekintése.

A kurzus bevezetést nyújt az Ószövetség gyűjteményének (kánon) kialakulásába, valamint Mózes öt könyvének tartalmi áttekintését adja.

A bibliai szövegek elemzése szövegtani, nyelvi, irodalmi, történeti és teológiai ismeretek rendszerezett szintézise révén valósul meg. Az Ószövetségi exegézis módszertan tárgy célja az, hogy a hallgató megismerje és elsajátítsa a Biblia héber nyelvű szövegeinek elemzéséhez szükséges módszertani lépéseket.

According to Gen 1, the “classical” story of the origin of humanity, God began and finished the creation of man on the sixth day. In this view, creation is a one-time divine act dated to the dawn of history. Psalm 139,13-16 provides an alternative concept regarding human origins. The ideas permeating this Psalm are less widespread in the Bible, and they were far less influential for later theological works than the classical biblical accounts of creation. Nonetheless, these anthropological notions appear to be firmly rooted in folk religion.


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