Sacred Texts of Eastern Christianity 7,5 hp

This course focuses on how the Sacred Scriptures were transmitted in Eastern Christianity, including the Peshitta in the Syriac communities, the Septuagint in the Greek communities, Ethiopic translations, and the Arabic translations used among others by the Copts. Besides biblical texts, texts by the Apostolic Fathers are read and analyzed. Central questions include the formation of the canon, as well as the use and interpretation of these texts in ancient and modern times. The course also includes studies on reception theory.

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • account for the textual history of the authoritative Bible version in each tradition and to discuss their theological value and relevance
  • analyze and compare understandings and uses of the Scriptures in Patristic and modern times
  • apply critical methods and theories in the study of biblical texts and their reception
  • identify and argue for trends and changes in the transmission, comprehension, and use of the Scriptures in the relevant source material

Reservation för revidering av litteraturen.

  • Holmes , Michael W. , 2007. Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations. 3 uppl. Grand Rapids Michigan: Baker Academic . (100 s.)

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  • Brock , Sebastian P., 2006. The Bible in the Syriac Tradition. Piscataway: New Jersey: Gorgias Press. (7-101, 94 s.)

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  • Pentiuc, Eugene J. , 2014. The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition.. Oxford & New York,: Oxford University Press. (330 s.)

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  • Stylianopoulos, Theodore G. , 2004. The New Testament: An Orthodox Perspective, Scripture, Tradition, Hermeneutics. i. vol. 1 Brookline Massachusetts: Holy Cross Orthodox Press.. (238 s.)

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  • Young, Frances M, 2002. Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture. UK & New York, NY & Oakleigh, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

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Additional articles will be provided by the teacher (ca 100 p).

Kurslitteraturen reviderades senast 1 februari 2022.

Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat

Haileyesus Alebachew

Teol.dr., timlärare



A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig


  • Hemtentamen
  • PM
  • Salstentamen
  • Seminarier

General requirements for university studies.
30 credits in Theology, including the courses Biblical Studies, 7,5 hp and History of Religions 7,5 hp and Interpretation, Theory and Method with Paper, 7,5 hp, or equivalent.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 21 december 2016.

Senast reviderad den 22 april 2020.