Exegetical Paper of Ephesians 2:14-22
In Ephesians 2:14-22, Paul writes a letter to the people of Ephesus both Jews and Gentiles of the time, telling them that Christ had broken down the wall of hostility so that they can live in peace and unity. Within this paper, there will be an extensive exegetical look at the history of the passage; what the significance of this passage is to the biblical audience, and the differences between the biblical audience and today’s audience. By studying this passage…
thesis is a study of imagination as related to exegesis in preaching.
The content of preaching has been emphasized and studied in Seminaries, but the method for effective preaching has been treated in generalities. Now it is the time to think more specifically about processes which can help the preacher deliver biblical and powerful sermons that transform the lives of the hearers. One such process is that involving human imagination in relation to the exegesis and exposition of biblical texts for preaching…
well known teacher and conference speaker who has a burden to see the renewal of the church.
Stuart is a seminary professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he teaches Old Testament studies. He also has expertise in biblical languages, exegesis, and interpretation. He serves as the senior pastor of Linebrook Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Stuart has authored commentaries and articles in journals and magazines.
The authors acknowledge that many books have been written on this topic…
Exegesis of the Gospel according to Matthew Chapter 5:3-12
The Eight Beatitudes
In Matthew's Gospel, starting with Chapter five verses three through twelve, Jesus tells us of the Eight Beatitudes. These verses are much like The Ten Commandments in nature, but more philosophical:
· "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven."
· "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
· "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth."
· "Blessed are those…
Exegesis and Critique of Nietzsche’s Conception of Guilt In The Second Essay of On the Genealogy of Morality
In the Second Essay of On the Genealogy of Morals (titled ““Guilt,” “Bad Conscience,” and the Like”), Nietzsche formulates an interesting conception of the origin and function of guilt feelings and “bad conscience.” Nietzsche’s discussion of this topic is rather sophisticated and includes sub-arguments for the ancient equivalence of the concepts of debt and guilt and the existence of an…
After conquering northern Israel in 722 B.C.E., the Assyrians engendered centuries of political intrigue and laid the foundation for future unscrupulous kingdoms and idolatrous people.1 Once the Babylonian empire overthrew Josiah, the King of Judah, Habakkuk began to compose a prophetic book, questioning the ways of God. Above all, Habakkuk could not comprehend why “the evil circumvented the just”2; he thought that the impiety of the world did not correlate with a supposedly just God.3 Throughout…
nearly the same period of time people have struggled for the right interpretation of that what was written in these 27 books and letters. How should one handle a book that is "God's Word"?
Before looking at the pro and contra of historical-critical exegesis it is necessary to define this method. One of the many textbooks teaching the historical-critical method "Methodenlehre zum Neuen Testament" by Wilhelm Egger method gives us this definition, "Diese Methoden lesen den Text vor allem unter diachronem…
some challenges to the contemporary audiences. It is important to understand the purpose and theme of the book in order to better understand the text in its context. Many Christian scholars and audiences’ alike eisegesis the text instead of using exegesis therefore there have been many misconceptions regarding Esther. The book of Esther is a very important book for it is the only book in the bible to be without the name of God in its entire text. Though there is no reference to God or Torah in the…
Hillel is "remembered not for his inspired exegesis but for his rationalistic exegetical techniques," (Brewer 219). These rational exegetical techniques have been codified into the Seven Rules of Hillel, which many claim predate Hillel himself ("The Seven Rules of Hillel"). Regardless of when, how, and with whom the Seven Rules of rabbinical exegesis emerged, it is clear that Paul relied on these rules when conveying the teachings of Jesus Christ to the Jews. As Cohn-Sherbok points…
An Exegetical Research Paper
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
ESTABLISHING THE TEXT
The text is a passage known as the Shema (“Hear”) which has become the fundamental dogma of the Old Testament and was also identified in the New Testament (Mark 12:29-30) as the most important of all the commandments…
and do. Second, he wants the reader to see that in order to truly know Jesus he must understand the story of the OT. The former seeks to unveil how Jesus understood himself; the latter seeks to unveil how Christians understand Jesus today. In his exegesis of Matthew 1:1-17, Wright proves that the OT is not merely “Jewish” history: “[Matthew] is pointing out that Old Testament history falls into three approximately equal spans of time between the critical events...Jesus is thus ‘the end of the line’…
Babylon probably lost their ability to read and understand Hebrew. We see evidence of this in Nehemiah 8:8 as the Israelites implore Ezra to read to them. This event signaled the beginning of the science and art of biblical interpretation.
Rabbinic exegesis and hermeneutics had developed into four primary methods by the time of Christ: literal, midrashic, pesher, and allegorical. The Literal interpretation, also known as “peshat”, is the basis for many modern types of biblical interpretation. It involved…
age of 77.
Frederick Douglass's narrative is considered to be the greatest among the rich genre of slave narratives. Houston Baker Jr. writes, "Douglass's work is an American classic that has only recently received the sophisticated scholarly exegesis (criticism) it so richly deserves."
Chesebrough, David. Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. New York:…
Church. However, the context of this paper will focus at a more in depth look at the nature of Mystagogy and its essential relationship to the liturgical life of the Church. In doing this I will also show the relationship between Mystagogy and exegesis, the sacraments as mysteries and the vital place of narrationes in Mystagogy. Before an attempt to delve into Mystagogy can begin, we must consider the context and ask ourselves “why” Mystagogy is important at all, what is the goal of Mystagogy…
In the verses leading up to John 3:16 through 3:21, we see Jesus in conversation with Nicodemus, who is not yet willing to accept Jesus as the son of God or as his lord and savior, and who is equally unwilling to make a decision on such a topic. We see a man who has not yet seized the opportunity to enhance his own life by letting Jesus into it. Nicodemus only sees the greatness of his own life and does not see the wisdom, truth, or virility that can be provided…
the time of his writing. However, he sends Timothy, and also Epaphroditus, with a message that he hopes to be coming to them as well. This all pends upon the will of Christ, which Paul explicitly states he follows regardless of his own desires.
19 Ἐλπίζω δὲ ἐν κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ Τιμόθεον ταχέως πέμψαι ὑμῖν, ἵνα κἀγὼ εὐψυχῶ γνοὺς τὰ περὶ ὑμῶν. 20 οὐδένα γὰρ ἔχω ἰσόψυχον ὅστις γνησίως τὰ περὶ ὑμῶν μεριμνήσει, 21 οἱ πάντες γὰρ τὰ ἑαυτῶν ζητοῦσιν, οὐ τὰ [a]Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. 22 τὴν δὲ δοκιμὴν αὐτοῦ γινώσκετε…
occur during the development of children, and the implications those processes have on the creation of our psyche. According to Freud, our conscious and unconscious minds are split into areas called the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. In a simplified exegesis, the Id holds our desires, the Superego is our conscience, and our Ego is the gateway between our Id, Superego, and the reality that is the outside world. Formation of these areas happen during various stages (oral, anal, phallic) and culminates…
the Puritans felt a zeal for acquisition and gain...Their strong work ethic to glorify God resulted in an overload of produce that was shipped off to Europe for profit...the sermons attended that day usually mixed in business concerns with biblical exegesis." Overwhelmed from the profit the they generated, people's religious enthusiasm faded, and the ministers stopped preaching of "working for the glorify of God." Americans thus became more greedy and self-interested. "In pre-industrial America…
happened to the various false prophets who presented themselves before. God is not mocked, He will take out his vengeance on those who try to lead His children away.
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Robinson, B. A. (2011). The eight "General" epistles. Retrieved from http://www.religioustolerance…
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Principles of Biblical Interpretation RELI 3305 02
Instructor: W.B. Tolar
December 8, 2011
Jordan R. Laessig
The book of Ephesians was written by the apostle Paul (Ephesians 1:1) while in jail (Acts 28:16-31) between A.D. 60 and A.D. 62. While most agree that this letter was written to address the church of Ephesus, some scholars believe that because the name Ephesus was not mentioned in the book, Paul was writing to all churches in Asia Minor, and Ephesus was…
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Lewis, Bernard. The crisis of Islam: holy war and unholy terror. New York: Random House, 2004.
Najarzadegan, Fathullah. "An examination of the Literary Miracle of the Qur'an as Evidence that a Science of Qur'anic Exegesis is Possible." Jurnal Of Shi'a Islamic Studieas 4, no. 2 (2011): 199-217.
Oussani, Gabriel. Koran. Robert Appleton Company. October 1, 1910. (accessed November 22, 2011).
Rabasa, Angel M. "Overview." In The Muslim World after 9/11, by Angel M Rabasa…
uncovers the theological riddles of the Fourth Gospel, both “incidental” and “highly significant.” For the twelve theological riddles presented in chapter 2, Anderson conveys the work of Johannine scholarship as well as presents his own incisive exegesis. Anderson does likewise in his presentation of the historical and literary riddles in chapters 3 and 4. The first part successfully establishes the needed foundation for the forthcoming engagement of the riddles by familiarizing the reader with the…
like me would have never thought about the reasons of Moses’ hesitation. I never tried to go after the logic behind his excuse because I just trusted the Bible being “The Bible”. But now, I plan to address this logic and find out the reason in my exegesis paper by focusing on the settings of this particular narrative. I believe that it changes the way I have been reading this passage. Hence, in it historical context, this narratives makes a logical sense and provides a valid reason to understand Moses’…
Exegesis of James
The exegete of Holy Scripture in order to properly understand the full meaning of the passage must have a thorough knowledge of the background of the passage. It is important to know the author, intended readers and hearers, date, place of writing, occasion and purpose, and the literary genre of the passage. This paper will do all of these in a way that will give the reader a clear understanding of all that is necessary and important to know and understand…
Description: Exegesis on Matthew 16: 13-19 A. Literary Criticism
Context. What follows and precedes your passage? Is your passage affected by this context?
Matthew 16: 13-19 is where Jesus explains to the disciples for the first time that he is really the Messiah, which they had not known before, while Matthew had made his readers aware of the fact in the first chapter. Peter receives this knowledge as a revelation from God, which is why Jesus blesses him and commissions him as the new high…
rape episode, without denying access to broader context of information, and she openly admits this interpretational purpose: "Someday the dairy may be published. What follows in no sense is a substitute for it; it is an interpretation, a kind of exegesis" (Ulrich, 1991). In order to construct the context surrounding the event, Ulrich turns to other sources than the diary, which serve to shape the setting for Rebecca Foster's plight. In this sense, the historian diligently delves into Minister Foster's…
Temple period: Pharisee, Sadducees, Essenes, and Zealots, describe the religious philosophy and political philosophy of each sects, it will also describe how the Messianic expectation differ from the Messianic role that Jesus presented, and include an exegesis of the temptation of Jesus and how other sects defined the Messiah.
The Kingdom of God defined by the Israelites as a physical place here on earth. The Kingdom of God is also called the “Kingdom of Heaven.” It means God’s rule in the lives of His…
Interpretive Essays”, the parallel between Aristotelianism and Aquinas (Nussbaum, 1978) the author finds:
“The most striking example of an attempt to associate Aristotle with moral deductivism has been the Aristotelianism of Aquinas and the tradition of exegesis descending from it (1978)”
While it is the best choice as a Christian, to offer the option for partial order fulfillment of Scuppernongs, the aid of contract negotiations with other suppliers, or financial accommodations for any shortcomings until…
Haile 11:00 T/TH
Exegetical Analysis of Mark 10:17-31
17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 18Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19You know the commandments: “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother…
religion, but hold onto their Christian faith by interpreting the Bible for themselves in new unique ways. "This is what Rastafarian "theology" is about: taking the discourse into intellectual landscapes beyond narrow theological hermeneutics and exegesis, whose methods of argumentation are considered Christian-specific and predetermination in that tradition." (Nettleford 313)
Haiti and Jamaica were both colonized for economic purposes. Like the other Caribbean islands that were initially inhabited…
set an example in composing Divina Commedia in Italian, thus establishing spoken dialect for use in serious epic poetry. According to him, secular poetry also had hierarchy of four levels of meanings corresponding to the four levels of scriptural exegesis – the literal, the allegorical, moral and spiritual. He maintained that it was essential for a practicing critic to analyse and understand the literal sense first before he moved on to more appealing and edifying senses of higher levels of symbolic…
another article by Thomas R. Schreiner which offers us another perspective on the complementarian view.
The general argument against Blomberg’s view from the critics is that his view is considered to general or middle of the road. More exegesis of the scripture is needed. Blomberg’s view is that the roles of man and women living in perfect harmony, with man having dominion over creation and serving as the head above women has been clouded due to the Fall. However critics of Bloomberg…
Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version…
religion in terms of technical and critical expertise.
o Secondly, the publication of a critical Greek text of the New Testament provoked opposition from the same sources and for the same reasons as the Praise of Folly. Erasmus wanted Scriptural Exegesis. The Greek text challenged the supremacy of the Latin Vulgate. ‘The publication of Lorenzo Valla’s notes had given notice that Erasmus did not regard even the text of scripture as exempt from the application of rational critical norms’.
principles of hermeneutics and exegesis to facilitate a better understanding of biblical texts. Before we can determine what a given text might mean for us today, we must establish what it meant for its original audience. 1
Hermeneutics and exegesis are inter-woven in the perspective of considering them as the science of biblical interpretations. Therefore hermeneutics cannot be said to be complete without exegesis. The relevance of the principles of hermeneutics and exegesis cannot be over emphasized…
Second Theory Statement: Hermeneutics
“Hermeneutics is a disciplined approach to interpretation that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks studying literature and to biblical exegesis in the Judeo-Christian tradition.” (Crotty, 1998, p. 88-89). According to the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, “hermeneutics is the method of interpretation first of texts, and secondly of the whole social, historical, and psychological world.” ("Hermeneutics," n.d.). This paper will discuss the central idea of…
OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS
November 28, 2012
Table of Contents
Nineveh and Jonah’s Decision…………………………5
Jonah’s Rebellion and God’s Grace………...…………11
1. Content Analysis: Jonah 1:11-17…
Saint Leo University
June 22, 2014
Table of Contents
When the thought of God’s purpose for us comes to mind, you think of what God’s will is for us all. Throughout the bible you can read that we were put on this earth for the glory of God and strive to give Him glory. God…
Exegesis of Genesis 22:1-19
The book of Genesis forms part of a series of ‘historical’ books that begins with the creation story and ends with the destruction of the kingdom of Judah (6BCE.) These narrated events are in a chronological sequence (Barton 2001:38).It is the first book of the Old Testament and Pentateuch (Barton 2001:12) . Jews name these five books the Torah or ‘the law’(Holdsworth 2005:71). The passage(Gen22:1-19) reveals God’s relationship through a trial with a major character,…
relate most fully, since the atheist may read the Scriptures but will
not necessarily become a Christian as a result. A genuine desire for
closeness to God is needed for God to guide a believer reading the
Bible. Issues of exegesis are overcome since interpretation is
undertaken with the help of divine intervention. Furthermore, if the
meaning of passages remains unclear, then it would seem that they are
of little importance or God would have clearly revealed their…
to be reinterpreted for today. Traditionalists place a lot of emphasis on the process of exegesis. However, after establishing the intended meaning of the author the next step in the traditional approach is the question of how it should be applied to Christian today. However, whereas fundamentalists believe that the true meaning of a text should be clear to each reader; traditionalists believe that exegesis is more of a complex process. Another characteristic of the traditionalists is that they are…
understanding of the Trinity, recognizing once again the role played by the Spirit in the teaching and living of the church communities under Paul’s ministry as well as Paul, himself. The author’s excellence in scholarship as well as his consistent exegesis as he considers each of the supporting Pauline texts concerning the Spirit allows the reader to feel that he is not being led through an academic exercise or a diverse display of opinions and prejudices, but through the New Testament itself in a…
In interpretation of Mark’s gospels it is important to take into account various elements of historical, theological, and literary context. Mark sets out to appeal to his audience by conveying messages that the audience can relate to. Mark 6: 30-44 is an example of a miracle story with a message that can impact many. There seems to be direct correlation among other gospels and stories throughout the Old and New Testament (NRSV, 1989).
Mark is the shortest Gospel and is typically thought to be…
first book of the New Testament canon, it was not considered the first gospel genre to be written. Matthew’s gospel gives an account of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. In this essay, I intend to look at how the exegesis and interpretation of this gospel may be affected by our understanding of the authorship, its intended readership and where and when it was written. Although all these categories are important in their own right, I will focus more of the intended…
of beasts, dragons, plagues, and cataclysms have inspired poets and artists while confounding more traditionally minded scholars for centuries. England in the early seventeenth century proved an exception to this rule. The flowering of apocalyptic exegesis in this period among academic circles bestowed a new respectability on the book of Revelation as a literal roadmap of church history from the time of Christ to the present, and on into the eschaton. The principal writers in this field, including…
Bible Exegesis: Exodus 20
Prior to beginning this assignment, I had already found a passionate interest in theology, primarily the logical historical analysis of the Old Testament. I had read several books on the topic, but still had a thirst for more knowledge. With that said, my preceding assumptions predominantly consisted of skepticism towards the religious interpretation of the Old Testament. I believed that Exodus 20 was a prime example of the religious establishment interpreting an ancient…
dependent on man, she is made second, she is made to be his helper, she sins and leads him into sin, and she is punished by having him as a master over her. However, Trible offers a possible feminist reading of the text which ignores the traditional exegesis of the story and returns to the text afresh. She says that Eve is the same substance as man, because she is taken out of his, they are made to be together and be united as one. She argues that God did not create man then woman, he created humankind…
should not be sacrificed on the altar of economic prosperity.
MY TEXT-DEPENDENT INTERPRETATION
Explication in Light of Modernist Vista
FORMALISM (Elemental Analysis)
(A Short Story)
Dely - the wife
Mente’s old mother and father, kuya Bestre
Narrator (taxi driver)
In the house of the narrator
The following are lines lifted from the text that clarify its message:
…si Dely ‘to, ang…
Matthew 6: 9-13
Matthew 6: 9-13
9Pray then like this:
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed by thy name.
10Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread;
12And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from evil1
Matthew 6:9-13 is commonly referred as the “Lord’s Prayer”. In this paragraph…
Bible into the contemporary vernacular is a significant part of exegetical activity. The second area is a focus on the sequence or coherence of the biblical text. Innovations in grammar and syntax made this a particularly creative field of Jewish exegesis. . As philosophical or scientific developments in non-Jewish culture became the subject of controversy, the genre of biblical interpretation became a significant locus for Jewish self-expression and polemics about the boundaries of the secular world…