I believe that the Bible alone is the answer to all our questions, and that we need only to ask repeatedly and a little humbly, in order to receive this answer.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The study of the Old Testament is one of the main disciplines of Christian Theology. Its main focus is laid onto the first of the two parts of the Christian Holy Scripture, thus onto the Bible of Israel (Hebrew Bible) respectively. The discipline is committed to a scientifi-cally founded interpretation of the Old Testament in the context of the biblical canon and a comprehensive Biblical Theology. It deals with the study of the formation of the Old Testament, its interpretation and the evaluation of its significance (Biblical Hermeneutics, Exegesis and Theology) as well as with the reconstruction of the (reli-gious) history of ancient Israel and the so called Biblical Archaeology.