Exegesis Part II: Exodus 12:29-36
Information for Part II of Exegetical Paper (Spring 2015)
- Connections (1 FULL PAGE MINIMUM)
- Connections: Chapter 3 of Tom Long book, A WITNESS OF PREACHING. Page 86, #6(attached), “Look for connections between the text and what comes before and after the text” (opening sentence to this section). See SAMPLE(attached).
-Do not go outside of Chapter 7. Stay within chapter 7. Material used outside of chapter 7 will result in heavy deduction of points.
–Be very, very specific in how the verses before verse 24 and after verse 27 relate to verses 24-27, not going outside Luke chapter 7.
-Look for similar or exact words and phrases, as well as repeated phrases. Repeated words or phrases often point one toward the meaning and depth of the passage.
- Text As An Answer To An Important Question (1 FULL PAGE MINIMUM)**what exactly are the 4 verses about? Ask a question then answer it, how the ‘text’ helps answer the question in detail.
- Text As An Answer To An Important Question: Chapter 3 of the Tom Long book, A WITNESS OF PREACHING. Page 87, #8(attached), “Think of the text as J. Randaal Nichols suggests, ‘as someone’s attempt to reflect on the answer to some important question” (opening sentence). See sample.
- What is the Text Doing/Song (1 FULL PAGE MINIMUM)
- What is the Text Doing/Song: Chapter 3 in the Tom Long book, A WITNESS OF PREACHING. Page 87-88, #9(attached), “Biblical texts often speak of events in history, such as the reign of a king or the destruction of Jerusalem” (opening sentence). See sample.
- For the SONG PORTION: Select a respectful song of your choosing. A song matching the message of the text, discovered after writing Part I, after completing the CONNECTION, TEXT AS AN ANSWER TO AN IMPORTANT QUESTION and the WHAT IS THE TEXT DOING section. See sample.
- The song can be any genre, as long as the song is RESPECTFUL. Genres include: Classical, Country, Jazz, Instrumental, Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, etcetera. Please, please see sample. **Any kind of song that is NOT Christian. No curse words.
- Past artists: Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye, Mariah Carey, Mozart, The Police, STYX. The list goes on and on.
- Paper must be three pages minimum and no more than four pages maximum (does not include TITLE PAGE or WORKS CITED page)
- Please use descriptive words to originally, colorfully, creatively and eloquently illustrate your point of view in each section.
- Double Spaced, 12 Point Font, Times New Roman, standard/default MSWORD margins
- Paginate (insert page numbers at bottom right corner, but not on the TITLE PAGE and WORKS CITED page)
- Paper MUST have a TITLE PAGE with CLASS TIME on Title Page
- Do not use: contractions (I’m, isn’t, we’re, etc.)
- Do NOT use: “we” “us” “our” or “you” and others (see below). This should help keep “YOU” from PREACHING.
- Do not use an introductory sentence(s) in the sections.
- DO NOT GO OUTSIDE CHAPTER 7. STAY WITHIN THE CHAPTER.
- Please use headings for each section.
- DO NOT PREACH. DO NOT PREACH. DO NOT PREACH.
**Penalties (Points Lost):
- “we” “us” “our” “she” “he” “you” or “they” -4 points for each found, unless used in a quote.
- “That” -4 point for each use, unless in a quote.
- Contractions -5 points for each found unless in a quote
- No title page -10 points
- No Works Cited page -10 points
- More than ONE question of TEXT AS AN ANSWER TO IMPORTANT QUESTION section -20 points
- Not Paginated -10 points
- (Please insert page numbers at bottom right of paper, but not on the TITLE PAGE and WORKS CITED page)
- Preaching -5 points each time
- No headings – 10 points “CONNECTIONS” “TEXT AS AN ANSWER TO IMPORTANT QUESTION” and “WHAT IS THE TEXT DOING/SONG”
- Papers without a 1-PAGE MINIMUM for each section: -10 points.
- Luke 7:24-27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
- 24 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 25What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who put on fine clothing and live in luxury are in royal palaces. 26What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
- 27This is the one about whom it is written, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’
- Luke 7:24-27 King James Version (KJV)
- 24And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
- 25But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
- 26But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
- 27This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
- Luke 7:24-27 New International Version (NIV)
- 24After John’s messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 25If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces. 26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is the one about whom it is written:
- “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’