(Solution) - Overview of the Bible: 6-10 page paper


The students will write a critical introduction to a book of Bible. Each student will select a biblical book, read it in its entirety, and research its historical background, literary structure, major themes, place in the biblical storyline, and theological message. 

 


 

Students should cite at least 6 non-internet, academic sources (books, journal articles, etc.). 

 


 

The paper should be 6-10 pages long (Times New Roman, 12-point font with 1” margins all around) and should include a bibliography (which is not counted toward the page total). APA format.

 


 

The paper should contain the following sections:

 


 

a.) Critical Issues (author, date, provenance, occasion, sources, etc.)

 

b.) Literary structure (two-level outline the major sections of the book and then a   1-2 paragraph summary)

 

c.) Place in the storyline of the Bible (use Roberts here)

 


 

d.) Major themes and theological message

 

e.) Personal reflection on the book

 


 

Suggested resources: ESV Study Bible, New International Commentary on the Old Testament, New International Commentary on the New Testament, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology

 

   

 







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