use the following texts for your exegetical study: Acts 17:16-34. For your introduction, apply Gorman’s ch. 3 Using Gorman’s exegetical steps (see also his examples in Appendix B – esp. 2 Cor. 12:1-10) make an exegetical study of Acts 17:16-34. Eng

use the following texts for your exegetical study: Acts 17:16-34. For your introduction, apply Gorman’s ch. 3 Using Gorman’s exegetical steps (see also his examples in Appendix B – esp. 2 Cor. 12:1-10) make an exegetical study of Acts 17:16-34. Eng

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use the following texts for your exegetical study: Acts 17:16-34. For your introduction, apply Gorman Michael ch. 3
Using Gorman’s exegetical steps (see also his examples in Appendix B – esp. 2 Cor. 12:1-10) make an exegetical study of Acts 17:16-34. Engage and compare the views of the different commentaries in their understanding of the verses and/or text unit. Make sure you argue your own position in the understanding of the text. For this essay, use not only the curriculum literature but also supplementary literature and other commentaries. Use at least 3 different commentaries.
Use Gorman’s book as a framework for your exegetical study. Not all the texts selected require the use of all the steps, the student has to use his/her own judgment to decide which steps. Parameters of Evaluation:
1) Clarity of Presentation (Introduction, body and conclusion) 20%
2) Clarity of Thought 20%
3) Content/Substance 60%
3.1. Comprehension of key issues/problems 20%
3.2. Ability to engage, analyze and criticize key issues/problems 20%
3.3. Argumentation – ability to support his/her point(s) of view(s) 20% more relevant for the text in hand.
When analysing your selected text, you should take into account Gorman’s exegetical steps (see Gorman’s book).

It is recommended that you use the following structure in your essay:
INTRODUCTION:
Mention what is the purpose of your assignment and the main points that you will be developing in the body of your assignment.

BODY:
These are some points that you should take into consideration when writing the body of your assignment:
1) Do not use “Body” as the title for this part of your essay but develop chapters and subchapters with the titles referring to the content of your discussion.
2) If possible, develop a line of thought throughout your subchapters that you may bring to a close in your conclusion.
CONCLUSION:
Recapitulate what was the purpose of this assignment and the conclusion(s) you arrived at in regards to the questions answered in the body of your assignment.

CURRICULUM LITERATURE
?Gorman, Michael J. (2009): Elements of Biblical Exegesis. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, pp. 63-179.
?Green, Joel B. and Turner, Max (eds.) (1999): Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, p 23-71, 88-107, 123-142, C

COMMENTARIES
Johnson, Luke Timothy (1996): The Acts of the Apostles (Sacra Pagina 5). Collegeville, Mi.: Liturgical Press, 124 pages.

NEW TESTAMENT TEXT
At least three distinctly different translations of the New Testament:
?King James Version
?The New International Version
?One by choice of the student

SUPPLEMENTARY LITERATURE
?Achtemeier, Paul J., Green, Joel B. and Thompson, Marianne M. (2001): Introducing the New Testament, Its Literature and Theology. Grand Rapids, MN: Eerdmans.
?DeSilva, David A. (2004): An Introduction to the New Testament. Contexts, Methods and Ministry Formation. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic
?Stambaugh, John E. and Balch, David L. (1986): The New Testament in its Social Environment. Philadelphia, Pa.: The Westminster Press
?Pervo, Richard I., (2009): Acts. A Commentary (Hermeneia). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
?Peterson, David G., (2009): The Acts of the Apostles (Pillar New Testament Commentary). Grand Rapids, Mi: Eerdmans.
?Witherington, Ben (1998): The Acts of the Apostles. A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

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