6.107 STM - Opening the Scriptures:
The Old Testament in the New
Online work beginning 9 May
- Introduction to course and review of Ancient Documents and Topics of
- Note some general
- Choose an
upon which you will report. <<< Suggestions listed on
the linked page
- Be considering a
topic of study
upon which you will present and also write your final paper. Finalized by
presentation schedule has been posted. Be sure to read this Rubrics
guide indicating what you need to know about making a quality
- We now have a blog
and a wiki for this class. I'm
hoping you all will become authors. You may need to create a (free) account
or contact the site administrator (i.e., me) to get permissions. Give them
both a try! I've already added some content to get us started.
- If you have not done so already, please
introduce yourself on the Discussion Board of FishersNet. (I encourage you
auditors to do this as well.)
- Note that you are asked to start providing
comments on the FishersNet Discussion Board based on your reading of Kugel
in Early Biblical Interpretation. More details are at the board.
MONDAY, 23 MAY - NOTE: Class
meets at 1:00PM in Valentine 308
- Introductory Matters
- More resources:
in Your Bible?
the Testaments - About as concise a summary of the situation you can
- Download site for OT
Quotes and Allusions in the NT for BW and Logos
In BW, after downloading the ZIP file, unzip the contents
into your \Program Files\BibleWorks8\init\ directory. You can access the
Synopsis files by opening the Synopsis tool, then using File>Open and
In Logos, after downloading the ZIP file, unzip the contents into
your \My Documents\Libronix\ParallelPassages\ directory. (If this
subdirectory does not exist, you may need to create it.) In Logos, use
Tools>Bible Comparison>Parallel Passages and Harmonies. Click on
the "Source" button to choose the synopsis you want to see.
In Accordance, use GNT-T Notes.
of Biblical Versions.pdf
of Versions of the Psalter.pdf
TUESDAY, 24 MAY - MORNING (Class starts at 8am)
- Psalm 22.1 and Mark 15.34
- Document Presentations
- Norma: Additions to Esther
- Laura: Psalms of Solomon
- Jean: Wisdom of Solomon
TUESDAY, 24 MAY - AFTERNOON (Class starts at 1:15pm
< note that we will be starting 15 minutes later than usual)
- Prophecy >< Typology
- Document Presentations
- Marlene: Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
- Julie: Joseph and Asenath
- Brian: Didache
- Amy: 1 Clement
WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY - MORNING
- Document Presentations
- Peter: Qumran
- Kris: Gospel of Peter
- Dennis: Origen's Hexapla
- Joel: Jerome's Vulgate
- Rabbinic Literature
WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY - AFTERNOON
THURSDAY, 26 MAY - MORNING
THURSDAY, 26 MAY - AFTERNOON
- Topic Presentations:
- Jesus and the "Sign of Jonah" - Jean
- Rejected Rock - Psalm 118:22f. - Joel
- 1 Peter 4 and Isa 11.2 - Peter
- Zech 13.7, Mark 14.27, and Mat 26.31:
"Strike the shepherd..." - Kris
FRIDAY, 27 MAY - MORNING
Regarding the final paper...
- Acts 2: Peter's Speech at Pentecost -
- Hosea 6.6 in the NT - Amy
- Ps 110: "The Lord said to my lord..." -
- Here are the
Final Paper Rubrics
- If you want to check out your thesis, email it
to me, and I will provide feedback.
- Remember to check the Discussion Board to help
each other out
As time allows in class...
general observations: There are a few
things to do to make your semester easier.
- If you have not already done so, get your computer ready to go with
- Adobe Reader - Download - You will need this if you don't already have it. Latest version of Adobe Reader is
- Bible Software and other Digital Resources - We will be doing a lot
with BibleWorks, Logos, and other digital resources. If you already
have BibleWorks or Logos, please go to this
Bible Software page and
follow the directions there to get everything set. If you do not have
software and are interested in getting it, that page has some
recommendations. LTSG will be offering a special 'buying window' for
LTSG students in September to get BW or Logos at significant price
- We will be able to use FishersNet for online discussion, but I
hope also to set up a
Blog for this
course. YOU are the editors. Send me a preferred email, and I will get
you signed in. You can't hurt
- Ancient Document Presentation:
According to the syllabus: Students will select an area of concentration from the list provided or in consultation with the instructor in advance of the first day of class. Presentations will be made at a scheduled time on Tuesday or Wednesday. The best presentations will likely include a distributable guide of some kind for the members of the class and pointers to other resources. Depending on the number of students in the course, these presentations will be 20-30 minutes long.
for your choice will be finalized by 23 May.
- Topics of Study:
Students will select a topic that will become the focus of their work from the list provided or in consultation with the instructor. Presentations on the preliminary work accomplished will be scheduled for Thursday or Friday. The best presentations will help the other members of the class understand the issues involved with your text or topic and the preliminary ways you are working with it. The presenter should keep in mind that a final paper will yet be written on this topic, and so feedback should be solicited that will contribute to that paper. Depending on the number of students in the course, these presentations will be 20-30 minutes long.
Decisions for topics will
be finalized by 23 May.
- Readings: Check the
syllabus linked above. The Early Biblical Interpretation and the Messianic Exegesis books are both in the bookstore.
It is my hope that you will be able to finish reading these as soon as
possible (i.e., before the 23rd) so that they may serve as background for our class discussions.
Read the Early Biblical Interpretation book first. IAlso note that you are required to read either Speigel's
The Last Trial or Kugel's The Bible As It Was.
These are intended to be 'leisurely' reading. I.e., don't focus on the
details. Read them quickly simply to get a sense of how biblical
interpretation is working in these Jewish/rabbinic contexts. I think you
will find them to be fascinating reading.