Paparnakis Athanasios

Teaching: Interpretation of the Old Testament and Biblical Theology

Research Interests
  • Interpretation/exegesis of the Old Testament
  • Theology of the Old Testament
  • Biblical Theology
  • Reception history of the Holy Scripture
  • Patristic hermeneutics
  • Information technology applications on theological research
Φ.Ε.Κ. Διορισμού

Phone +302310997119
Office 203 (2nd floor, Faculty of Theology building)
Office hours Tuesday 10.00-14.30, Wednesday 10.00-14.00
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 Selected Publications:


  • True and False Prophecy. Jeremiah against the Pseudoprophets. A Pragma-Dialectical argumentation analysis, Thessaloniki 2021. In Greek
  • Prophets and Worship. The prophetic criticism of the ancient Jewish cult, Thessaloniki 2012, p. 250. In Greek
  • The Epiclesis of the name of God in the Old Testament, Thessaloniki 2006, p. 320. In Greek
  • St. Athanasius as an Interpreter of the Old Testament, PhD, Thessaloniki 1997, p. 620. In Greek
  • The Biblical Foundation of St. Athanasius’ Understanding of the Nicene ‘Homousion’, M.A. Dissertation, Durham 1993


  • «The departure of God’s glory in Ezekiel’s vision: revelation and worship», New Zion 19 (2021).
  • Athanasios Paparnakis – Christos Simelidis, «ἀσθενῶ, ἀσθένεια, ἀσθενὴς», Eberhard Bons and Jan Joosten  (ἐκδ.), Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG. 2020, τ. 1, σ. 1213-1231.
  • Athanasios Paparnakis – Constantinos Domouchtsis, «Digital Greek Patristic Catena (DGPC). A brief presentation», Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. 2017, Special Issue on Computer-Aided Proces­sing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages, {}.
  • The use of the Bible in the works of St. Neofyti the Recluse, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference St. Neofytos the Recluse. History-Theology-Culture, April 22-26 2009, Pafos 2010. In Greek
  • Holy Scripture in the works of St. Gregory Palamas. Introductory approach with the aid of information technology, Scientific Annals of the Faculty of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, 12 (2008), p. 28. In Greek
  • The veil of the Law and the Light of the Gospel in 2 Cor. 3. A Patristic approach, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on St. Paul the Apostle, Corinth 2007, p. 27. In Greek
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Our staff

Special Teaching Staff - Foreign Language Teachers

Agne Daffa
Agori Mourgkasi
Vasileia Kazamia

Former staff

Ioannis Fountoulis (†)Fr. Ioannis Romanidis (†)
Metropolitan of Tyroloe and Serention Panteleimon Rodopoulos (†)Christina Boulaki-Zisi
Georgios StogioglouStergios Tsiamis (†)
Stergios Sakkos (†)Theologos Aliprantis (†)
Metropolitan of Pergamon Ioannis Zizioulas (†)Athanasios Angelopoulos
Antonios Papadopoulos (†)Protopresbyter Konstantinos Karaisaridis
Christos Krikonis (†)Protopresbyter Spyridon Antoniou
Euthymios Tsigaridas
Christos Vantsos (†)
Pausanias Koutlemanis (†)
Eustratios Zeginis (†)
Stavros Kalantzakis
Soterios Varnalidis
Elias Nikolakakis
Vassileios Fanourgakis
Georgios Theodoroudis
Protopresbyter Theodoros Zisis
Athanassios Karathanassis
Christos Economou
Despo Lialiou
Michael Tritos
Heraklis Rerakis

Doctors Honoris Causa

Ioannis Karmiris, Professor Emeritus of the University of AthensNovember 14, 1973
Archbishop Iakovos of AmericaApril 17, 1975
Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the EastFebruary 20, 1976
Rev. Dr. Dumitru Staniloae, Professor of the University Theological Institute of BucharestMay 13, 1976
Nicholas Dimitrijevic Uspensky, Professor Emeritus of the Leningrad Theological AcademyNovember 29, 1979
Elder Metropolitan of Chalcedon MelitonMarch 15, 1984
Metroplitan Maximos of SardisMarch 15, 1984
Metroplitan Chrysostomos of MyraMarch 15, 1984
Metroplitan Damaskinos of SwitzerlandMay 20, 1985
Metropoltan Panteleimon II of ThessalonikiNovember 12, 1996
Ecumenical Patriarch BartholomewOctober 1, 1997
Panagiotis Angelopoulos, Archon Great Benefactor and Grand Logothete of the Ecumenical PatriarchateJune 15, 1998
Anastasios Marinos, Vice-President of the Council of State (Greece)May 27, 1999
Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria and All AfricaMay 24, 2001
Metropolitan Sava of Warsaw and All PolandOctober 8, 2002
Rev. Dr. George Dragas, Professor of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of TheologyJune 2, 2005
Metropolitan Nikephoros of Kykkos and TellyriaJune 3, 2008
Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of DiokleiaJune 3, 2015
Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All GreeceNovember 10, 2016
Erich Lamberz, Honorary Professor of the University of MunichJune 19, 2019
Metropolitan Anthimos of ThessalonikiJuly 15, 2019
Vlasios Pheidas, Professor Emeritus of the University of AthensMay 26, 2022

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