22329 Time and Location: Monday 7-10 pm, ACW104 Office Hours: Monday 5-6 pm (or by appointment), Rm. Course description: The Synoptic Gospels comprise the first three books of the New Testament—i.e., the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Assignments All written work in this course is expected to be of high quality—i.e., it must conform to the style and format guidelines typical of Humanities courses—and it must be your own.They are so named because, together () the story of Jesus in a similar way. To help ensure that these requirements are met, you are urged to visit the on-line guides listed below.Logos 7.0 Platinum Edition (Almost ,000 worth of books if purchased in print version.) Logos has discounted this product for our students since we are requiring the program as the textbooks for the entire Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) program. This is a small, scholarly pastor’s library on your laptop with easy searches of all these materials. Volume 1 Genesis Volume 2 Exodus and Leviticus Volume 3 Numbers and Deuteronomy Green, William Henry. Studies in the Mosaic Institutions: The Tabernacle, the Priesthood, the Sacrifices, the Feasts of Ancient Israel. An Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament.
An Introduction to the Old Testament, Critical, Historical and Theological. William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. If Pilate rebuffed the Jews, then one wonders why this part of the story be told at all; but if the Jews really did go to Pilate, then perhaps this detail was remembered.He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Jan and their two teenage children Charity and John. If Pilate gave them a guard it is strange that Matthew does not make this explicit, like the Gospel of Peter, as this would strengthen his apologetic.Things have now begun to change again with regard to views on the Fourth Gospel as a legitimate source for information about Jesus’ life and ministry. Smalley and serves as a useful starting point for a discussion of the Fourth Gospel: In 1978 Dr. (II) That his backgound differs from that of the tradition he reports.(III) That his work is a serious witness not to the Jesus of history but to the Christ of faith. The story serves an apologetic purpose: the refutation of the allegation that the disciples had themselves stolen Jesus' body and thus faked his resurrection.The fact that Roman guards could be executed for sleeping on watch and taking a bribe would further point to a Jewish guard. Of the canonical gospels, only Matthew relates the intriguing story of the setting of a guard at the tomb of Jesus (Mt. ' Jew: 'No, his disciples stole away his body.' Christian: 'The guard at the tomb would have prevented any such theft.' Jew: 'No, his disciples stole away his body while the guard slept.' Christian: 'The chief priests bribed the guard to say this.' Though Matthew alone of the four evangelists mentions the guard at the tomb (John mentions a guard in connection with Jesus' arrest; cf. According to Matthew's version, on Saturday, that is, on the Sabbath, which Matthew strangely circumnavigates by calling it the day after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees ask Pilate for a guard to secure the tomb to prevent the disciples from stealing the body and thus 'fulfilling' Jesus' prediction of rising on the third day. From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until 1994. Behind the story as Matthew tells it seems to lie a tradition history of Jewish and Christian polemic, a developing pattern of assertion and counter-assertion: Christian: 'The Lord is risen! 44), the gospel of Peter also relates the story of the guard at the tomb, and its account may well be independent of Matthew, since the verbal similarities are practically nil.Once one determines which gospel was written first, it is possible to identify the subsequent writers’ editorial interests (or “redactional” tendencies”). We will look at the history of the study of the Synoptic Problem, examining the range of hypotheses raised for solving this dilemma but focusing primarily on the dominant Two-Source Hypothesis. For formatting notes and bibliographies, you may appeal to this guide. Your assignment is to examine the Wikipedia site, become a member, and craft and mount a page on one of the following topics: Your topic must be chosen by September 28 (inform the instructor of your choice via e-mail; first come first serve). The paper must be mounted to the Wikipedia site by Dec.We will then turn to examining the gospels one-by-one and apply to them a variety of methodologies used in the discipline, including redaction criticism, form criticism, source criticism, and rhetorical criticism. For additional writing assistance, visit the following web sites: For more guidance on scholarly book reviews read the samples available HERE. Be sure to attach the essay style sheet available HERE. You will also provide a summary of your research in an informal 15-minute seminar in one of the classes running Nov. 11 and e-mailed to the instructor in proper essay format. Research Paper: you will prepare a paper on a research area of your choice. Participation: to encourage an optimum of instructor/student interaction, a portion of your final grade is allocated to class participation. Missing papers: In the event that papers go missing, it is your responsibility to keep a hard copy of all written work submitted for the course.