Shaw University Divinity School

 

Tyrone Alston

 

Dr. Annie Tinsley

Instructor

 

 

BIB 510 801Biblical Exegesis

 

(Date of Submission)

 

(10-26-2022

 

(Degree Program)

 MACL

 

Surveying the Text

The Gospel According to John11:45=57

45 Many of the Jews, therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council and said, “What are we to do? This man is performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place[a] and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not understand that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed.” 51 He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the dispersed children of God. 53 So from that day on they planned to put him to death.

54 Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among the Jews but went from there to a town called Ephraim in the region near the wilderness, and he remained there with the disciples.

55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves. 56 They were looking for Jesus and were asking one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? Surely he will not come to the festival, will he?” 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus[b]was should let them know, so that they might arrest him. (NRSV)

 

 

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First Stage

Surveying the Text

 

 

Before beginning this assignment:

  • Read Chapter 3 of Gorman
  • Follow the directions at the end of the chapter “Practical Hints” (copied here)
  • Begin recording thoughts and questions during the very first encounter with the text.
  • Read three or more versions of the Bible. 
  • Remember that guessing is not a bad reading strategy – as long as you remember to allow your first impressions to be refined, expanded, and corrected.
  • Once you formulate a guess or working thesis, begin to note potential supporting evidence for and challenges to your hypothesis. Be prepared to be corrected.
  • Choose a one-volume commentary and learn as much as possible about the Gospel of John and the essential contents of John 11.
  • Make an initial guess at the gist of the message

 

Guidelines for submission:

Expectations

  • The student will perform a survey of this passage.
  • The survey is the means to produce the final paper.
  • The interpretation/paper should consist of clearly presented supporting statements by topic (labels help organize the paper for good flow and clarity).
  • Each supporting point should consist of at least one paragraph. Paragraphs consist of three or more sentences.
  • Paper format- double spaced, left justified, Times New Roman, 12-point font
  • Word count requirement: 500 words

 

Introduction

The student will, in three (3) paragraphs (Note – a paragraph consists of three or more sentences):

Paragraph one – general information about the Gospel of John, 

Paragraph two – general information focusing on John 11:45-57, 

Paragraph three – write a clear thesis statement and three statements that support the thesis. 

 

To Submit:

  • Thoroughly read the “Response Paper Rubric.” 
  • Fill in the necessary info on the title page.
  • Compose or copy and paste the assignment between Title Page and Grading Rubric.
  • Save the file: Last name – Survey of the Text – BIB 510 -F2022.
  • Download the Title Page, Assignment, and Grading Rubric. (Do not include this page).

 

Response Paper Rubric for BIB 510

 

Common Elements (30% of total grade)

Relevance (20%)

 

Excellent:

Excels in responding to the assignment, is complete and well balanced.

 

Good:

Responds appropriately to the assignment and is complete and balanced.

 

Acceptable:

Response to the assignment is complete; no more than one section is too long or short.

 

Marginal:

Partially responds to the assignment, no more than one part missing, and no more than two parts too long or short.

 

Poor:

Fails to respond adequately to the assignment, multiple parts missing or too long or short.

Comments: 

 

Spelling and grammar (10%)

 

Excellent:

No errors in spelling, grammar, or word choice.

 

Good:

No more than one error per page in spelling, grammar, or word choice.

 

Acceptable:

No more than two errors per page in spelling, grammar, or word choice.

 

Marginal:

Multiple errors per page in spelling, grammar, or word choice.

 

Poor:

Pervasive errors in spelling, grammar, or word choice.

Comments: 

 

Assignment-Specific Elements (70% of total grade)

Introduction (35%)

 

Excellent:

Introduction provides an excellent rendering of general information about the Gospel of John, general information focusing on John 11:45-57, a clear thesis statement, and three statements that support the thesis.

 

Good:

Introduction provides a good rendering of general information about the Gospel of John, general information focusing on John 11:45-57, a clear thesis statement, and three statements that support the thesis.

 

Acceptable:

Introduction provides an acceptable rendering of general information about the Gospel of John, general information focusing on John 11:45-57, a clear thesis statement, and three statements that support the thesis.

 

Marginal:

Introduction leaves out essential information to the general information about the Gospel of John, general information focusing on John 11:45-57, a clear thesis statement, and three statements that support the thesis.

 

Poor

Introduction does not contain general information about the Gospel of John, general information focusing on John 11:45-57, a clear thesis statement or three statements that support the thesis.

Comments: See the paper for comments.

 

Organization and Development (35%)

 

Excellent:

The paper is clear, logically organized, and flows well from point to point.

 

Good:

The paper is logically organized and flows well.

 

Acceptable:

The paper is clear, organized, and has a clear progression from point to point.

 

Marginal:

Parts of the paper are unclear, poorly organized, or not logically connected to the rest.

 

Poor:

The paper generally is poorly organized and unclear.

Comments:

 

Grade:

 

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