There are 9 essay prompts with several questions in them. You shall write an essay of 600-700 words per prompt. So for number 1= 600-700 words number 2= 600-700 words ETC ETC….. Questions 1. Why is it important to know about Judaism for the study of Jesus and the New Testament? What, in your view, are the three most important aspects of Judaism for this study? What were the Jewish sects that formed in response to the Maccabean revolt’s political crisis, and what were the primary characteristics of each? How do these groups respond to the Roman Empire? 2. What is the Synoptic Problem? What is the four-source hypothesis? How is Jesus portrayed as the Messiah in Mark’s Gospel? How is this depiction similar to and different from typical first-century Jewish understandings of the Messiah? What is meant by the term “messianic secret”? How might it function in Mark’s Gospel? Discuss the possible reasons Jesus sought to keep his identity hidden from his listeners? 3. One could say that the Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as a Jewish Messiah. Discuss any four reasons to support the idea that Matthew presents Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Use examples from the Gospel of Matthew to defend your position. 4. In Matthew’s Gospel (the sermon on the Mount), what is Jesus’ view of the Law of Moses? Does he do away with it all? Should his followers keep it? How? Why? Matthew’s Gospel presents a saying commonly referred to as the Golden rule (Matthew 7:12). Explain this ethical principle and discuss any three reasons why it has so much popularity in Christianity, other religions, and philosophies globally. What accounts for its relevance in today’s world? THRS 106-01-Ajer 2 5. What is distinctive about Luke’s genealogy of Jesus? Why is it significant in understanding Luke’s message? How is it different from Matthew’s genealogy (any two reasons)? Using examples, discuss why one might appreciate Luke’s Gospel as a gospel of social justice? Scholars often refer to Luke as the Gospel of social justice. Explain any five reasons to support this view. Examples from the Gospel of Luke will help to keep yourideas. 6. Jesus tells his parables in response to the lawyer’s questions, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (10:25) and “who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29). Are these the right questions? How does the parable address all these questions? Is the parable a warning against prejudice? Why or my not? If so, what message might the story give about bias? What modern equivalents would you cast in the parable to replace the Samaritan? What about the priest and the Levite? How could you make this story pack a punch in today’s world? 7. Discuss the differences between the Synoptic Gospels and John. What does John mean by the phrase “the Jews”? How do “the Jews” function in this Gospel? How do Jesus’ “I am” sayings reflect John’s portrayal of Jesus throughout his Gospel? Explain what is meant by high and low Christology. Which of the two is predominant in John’s portrait of Jesus. 8. What does it mean to say that Paul’s letters are occasional? What are the three classifications of Paul’s letters? Explain how the division of Paul’s letters depends on the concept of pseudepigraphy. What does it mean to refer to Paul’s letters as “occasional”? Discuss how Paul’s encounter with the risen Jesus affected his theological views. Which views were confirmed? Which ideas were adjusted? What were the implications for Paul’s mission? 9. Discuss the criteria scholars use to test the authenticity of a Gospel tradition. What is the logic behind each? Please choose one or two examples from the Gospels and appbcqly the criteria to them.
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