Using Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics by Kaiser and Silva as a reference guide, you will write an Exegesis Research Paper submitted in 3 parts. You will choose between 3 biblical passages listed below on which to write the paper.
· Psalm 1:1–6
· Mark 4:26–34
· Ephesians 4:7–16
Each part of the paper will begin the process of helping you gain experience with submitting an Exegesis Research Paper through the following stages:
Part 1: Introduction and Context of the Passage
You will write an introduction that serves as an overview of the content of the paper, providing background and cultural information about the setting of the book in which the selected passage occurs. You will write a thesis/purpose paragraph that alerts the reader as to what you plan to achieve in the writing of the paper. Identify the literary context of the selected passage and discuss its relevance for interpreting the passage. Each section will have its own heading following current Turabian style. Be sure the paper uses the School of Divinity Standardized Title Page and reflects a graduate level of vocabulary.
Part 2: Meaning of the Passage and Bibliography
Rewrite Part 1 as needed, taking into consideration any feedback provided by the professor. In addition, address the meaning of the passage, utilizing resources identified in the accompanying bibliography. List 10 sources relevant to the paper, cited in current Turabian format as interpreted by the School of Divinity Writing Guide. The sources must be current and scholarly (written by academics with credentials that qualify them to write, not popular treatments written for laity) using those found in the ATLA database as a guide.
Part 3: Significance of the Passage (Final Version)
Rewrite Parts 1 and 2 as needed, taking into consideration any feedback provided by the professor. In Part 3 of the paper, address the significance and application of the passage to the Christian life and church ministry. Each paper must have a coherent conclusion that summarizes the content of the textual analysis. Submit a 2,500–3,000-word final version of the paper (double-spaced, in 12-point font). You must carefully edit the final version for spelling, grammar, and syntax. Perfection in the implementation of current Turabian format is expected.
Exegesis Research Paper – Part 1 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.
Exegesis Research Paper – Part 2 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 5.
Exegesis Research Paper – Part 3 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.