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
Androgynous Pauline: Queering Gender Expressions in 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction At Abilene Christian University, the predominating discourse towards biblical exegesis circulates around two methodologies, the synchronic (social-rhetorical) and diachronic (historical-critical) approaches.1 Although both methods are required for valid exegesis, the tendency to gloss over nontraditional hermeneutics could tentatively result in detrimental ministry, specifically to nontraditional people groups. Failure
the scripture’s fallible authors, however upholds that despite the humanity of the biblical witness it is a form of the word of God relay by the Holy Spirit. His affirmation that Christ is the very subject of scripture summons an Christological exegesis (p. 60). He approaches the validity of the biblical witness through the subject and content of the Bible. Ultimately, all infallibility and authority is due to God through faith; Christ is the subject of scripture, therefore, the one who gives
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
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Heen/ NT 1
The Martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 7:54-8:3)
The death of Stephen in Acts chapters seven and eight is an interesting passage that can leave readers quite perplexed – so much takes place in such a short narrative. Stephen’s martyrdom bears an uncanny similarity to the death of Christ in Luke chapter twenty-three; it seems as if the Greek-speaking Jews that condemned Stephen are the same as those who were in favor of executing Christ. Perhaps the most
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
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
of the bible. Once Paul became a follower of Christ, he began to spread the word of God and he traveled all over the world in order to do so.
Based off of unit three lecture notes, exegesis involves extracting meaning “out of” the text rather than putting meaning into it. Using grammatical-historical exegesis allows you to search for the original meaning of the passage based on the grammar and historical context. Each text was written for a specific situation and being able to place the text
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
As a pastor, the exegetical process of scripture is highly important. As humans, exegesis is a daily practice in our lives; we just don’t realize we are doing it! “Interpreting the Bible differs from reading a letter from a friend, an article in a contemporary magazine, a newspaper account of some event of a modern novel or short story.” As we dissect a Book of the Bible, we must be careful to not take scripture out of context. It is important to determine who wrote the book (if available)
The Exegesis of Exodus 21:1-11
The Law concerning Slaves
1These are the ordinances that you shall set before them:
2When you buy a male Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, but in the seventh he shall go out a free person, without debt.3If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him.4If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master 's and he shall go out alone.5But
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’
clear and distinguished manner an interpretation of the book of Daniel and apocalyptic prophecy in general. Thorough, historical research forms the basic solid formation of this book, combined with thorough and expansive exegesis of the concepts; although the details of the exegesis are not clearly written out so as to promote the central ideas of the book more thoroughly.
Given the central concept of this book is so expansive it is hard to nail down a few points so I start with the
themselves out of the research, allowing the research to speak for itself. Biblical exegesis can influences one’s research; a researcher should acknowledge their assumptions, taking steps to mitigate them from the research.
Biblical Exegesis, Orthodoxy, Orthopraxy, and Research
One’s level of biblical exegesis and interpretation influences one’s believes and behaviors. Woodbridge (2010) provides three elements of biblical exegesis: 1) the world of the writer, 2) world of the original audience, 3) and the
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
Augustine’s, who “interpreted ‘the justice of God’ in a similar way.” This quotation helps to establish another core belief behind the Protestant Reformation—that the Bible has the ultimate authority. By introducing the tradition of close linguistic exegesis as shown above, Luther established the Bible as the ultimate authority, not the traditions of the Church. This parallels to Johannes Gutenburg’s invention of the printing press, which allowed for the Bible to be printed in vernacular. This enabled
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
Constructing the Identity of the Foreign Women in a Patriarchal Culture Exegesis of Ezra 9:1-15
Most readers pass over the mention of the foreign wives who the narrator suggests were practicing abominations as past enemies of the Israel. Most people assume that these women were strange and foreign just because Ezra and the narrator said so. In this exegesis paper I will ask three questions Why was there opposition to the strange and foreign women? Were they foreign women
refer to the past life of the church and result of the world outside the church. In turn, verses 4-7 explain the result of God’s mercy and grace given to those who call on his name (Lincoln, 1990). These passages in Ephesians 2:1-7, through an exegesis of the scripture, sheds light onto how the grace of God is paramount in a relationship with Jesus.
The letter to the Ephesians, considered by many to be one of the greatest works of Paul the apostle, is one of thirteen Pauline epistles
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
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.
Guthrie, G. H. (2002). New Testament exegesis of Hebrews and the Catholic epistles, in Handbook to exegesis of the New Testament. S. E. Porter, Ed. Boston: Brill.
Niswonger, R. L. (1992). New Testament history. Dallas, TX: Zondervan.
Robinson, B. A. (2011). The eight "General" epistles. Retrieved from http://www.religioustolerance
Ephesians 5:21-33 p
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
that for Paul with was not enough to just accept the gospel, but that by accepting the gospel one must live out or “become the gospel.” Directly connected with “becoming the gospel” is partnership with the mission Dei. Using current scholarship, exegesis and a missiology hermeneutic Gorman seeks to support his thesis. The evidence presented by Gorman shows there is substance to this view of Paul’s letters. His main body of evidence is the preeminent place of mission statements in the letters of
For this assignment I have decided to write an exegesis of Matthew 17:1-13. I have chosen the New International Version (NIV) as it is easier to read and understand. The New Spirit Filled Life Bible commentary explains that the book of Mathew was written around A.D 50-75 (Hayford 1321). The author is not exactly known, but it is attributed to Matthew. The major theme of this book is that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament, and that he is the Son of God.
The Bible passage, Matthew 17:1-13
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
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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
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
never been disappeared; on the contrary, it was one the most important exegesis tradition in the history of Chinese Protestant Church. Many fundamentalist theologians and church leaders were influenced by this method, while Jia Yuming is one of the representative figures. The aim of this paper is to present the characteristic of Jia Yuming` s allegorical biblical interpretation, and to explore the contribution of his exegesis in Sino-Christian theology.
Jia` s allegorical biblical interpretation
abandon scripture’s special revelation. This exegetical paper will discover the constant power of scripture. The saying of Jesus within Matthew 16:24-28 will be studied. The literary and historical contexts of the passage will be deduced. Finally, exegesis on all five verses will be done. How does one follow Christ? Will the literary context of this passage affect its interpretation? These questions and more will be answered below.
In order to properly interpret the cost of discipleship
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
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 a Law Paper
Southern Nazarene University
Leviticus became part of the English translation because of the Greek Septuagint around the time of the third century (Peisker, 1969). The translation of the Hebrew name is “And He called” (Peisker, 1969). This translated name of Leviticus is important since it shows believers how to follow and keep a relationship with God.
Location of where the law was discussed is unclear. The chapter
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,
Criticism and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America written by Richard A. Krause. In addition, I will analyze Timothy Ward’s book Words of Life and Dr. Francis Martin’s contribution to Carl, Scott ed. Verbum Domini and the Complimentarity of Exegesis and Theology, in order to formulate my theology of Holy Scripture. Although, some scholars continue to use the historical-critical method, other scholars believe that it is a failing method, which undermines the authority and veracity of Scripture
Exegesis of James 1:1-11
A Paper Presented to
Dr. Leroy Thompson
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course
Principles of Biblical Research and Writing, Min 1123
April 24, 2016
James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have
An Exegesis of Philippians 3:12-21
I chose to write my paper on Philippians 3:12-21. Before writing this paper I was not entirely familiar with the reasons for Paul’s letters to the church of Philippi. It was an interesting study once I understood the background and reasoning for Paul’s writings. Paul writes a thank you letter to the Christians at Philippi for their contributions and support in his hour of need, and he uses the occasion to send along some instructions on Christian unity. Paul is
Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer)
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
This is the teachings of Matthew to the Jewish people about how to
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
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
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
dividing the book into three sections: central concerns, extensions, and creed/dogma and Scriptural exegesis. In lieu of these sections, a trace of the argument will follow the same pattern, covering the depth and breadth of Jenson’s book. Broadly speaking, “The Central Concerns” section deals with the historical development of canon and creed, while “Extensions” and “Creed/Dogma and Scriptural Exegesis” carry more of a theological tone from the first section.
“The Central Concerns” carries most of
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
through his loving and caring heart for his apostles and his death which he foretold to the people proves that he is the Messiah who would indeed come to die for the all of our sins. This passage solely fits in the immediate context along with the exegesis of the time period approximately around A.D. 80 and 95. Due to the miracles and teachings that Jesus was performing for mass crowds and attracting many of the jews in the surrounding communities of which included often high up people in the ranks
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