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NBSTe 515e Coursee Syllabus
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COURSEE SYLLABUS
NBSTE 515
NEWE TESTAMENTE ORIENTATIONE I
COURSEE DESCRIPTION
Ae generale introductione toe thee Newe Testamente Gospels,e Generale Epistles,e ande Revelation,e
emphasizinge matterse ofe text,e canon,e authorship,e date,e authoriale purpose,e ande themee
development.e Alsoe ae speciale introduction,e involvinge currente issuese ofe criticisme ande
interpretation,e suche ase thee synoptice problem.e Thee generale principlese ofe interpretatione
(hermeneutics)e wille bee introducede ase welle ase thee speciale principlese concerninge parables,e
symbolse ande types,e ande prophecy.
RATIONALE
Thise coursee wille providee thee studente withe ane overviewe ofe bothe thee backgrounde ande contente
ofe thee Newe Testament.e Ae broade looke ate thee Newe Testamente ase welle ase thee historical,e
cultural,e political,e ande religiouse contexte allowse thee studente toe seee howe thee specifice messagee
ofe ae Newe Testamente documente interfacese withe thee whole.
I. PREREQUISITES
None
II. REQUIREDE RESOURCEE PURCHASES
Lea,e Thomase D.,e ande Davide A.e Black.e Thee Newe Testament:e Itse Backgrounde ande
Message.e 2nde ed.e Nashville:e Broadmane &e Holmane Publishers,e 2003.e ISBN:e
9780805426328.
Scott,e J.e J.,e Jr.e Jewishe Backgroundse ofe thee Newe Testament.e 2nde ed.e Grande Rapids:e
Bakere Books,e 2000.e ISBN:e 9780801022401.
Disclaimer:e Thee abovee resourcese providee informatione consistente withe thee lateste
researche regardinge thee subjecte area.e Libertye Universitye doese note necessarilye endorsee
specifice personal,e religious,e philosophical,e ore politicale positionse founde ine thesee
resources.
III. RECOMMENDEDE RESOURCE
Turabian,e Katee L.e Ae Manuale fore Writerse ofe Researche Papers,e Theses,e ande
Dissertations.e Currente ed.e Chicago:e Thee Universitye ofe Chicagoe Press.
IV. ADDITIONALE MATERIALSE FORE LEARNING
A. Computere withe basice audio/videoe outpute equipment
B. Internete accesse (broadbande recommended)
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C. Blackboarde recommendede browsers
D. Microsofte Word
E. Thee Holye Bible.e Ae studye Bible,e suche ase thee NIVe Studye Biblee ore NASBe Studye
Bible,e ise recommendede bute note required.
V. MEASURABLEE LEARNINGE OUTCOMES
Upone successfule completione ofe thise course,e thee studente wille bee ablee to:
A. Describee thee social,e economic,e geographical,e ande politicale contexte ofe thee Newe
Testament.
B. Describee thee majore Jewishe religiouse beliefse ande religiouse movementse ofe first-
centurye Judaism.
C. Explaine thee Synoptice Probleme ande thee maine scholarlye theoriese thate resolvee it.
D. Describee thee majore eventse ofe Christ’se lifee ande ministry.
E. Definee thee maine characteristicse ofe eache Newe Testamente booke covered.
F. Demonstratee ane understandinge ofe thee historicale setting,e majore themes,e
interpretivee issues,e ande literarye genrese ofe thee Newe Testamente documentse
coverede ine thee course.
G. Demonstratee ane abilitye toe thinke criticallye ande performe evidence-basede researche
ine writtene assignments.
VI. COURSEE REQUIREMENTSE ANDE ASSIGNMENTS
A. Textbooke readingse ande lecturee presentations/notes
B. Coursee Requirementse Checklist
Aftere readinge thee Coursee Syllabuse ande Studente Expectations,e thee studente wille
completee thee relatede checkliste founde ine Module/Weeke 1.
C. Discussione Boarde Forumse (3)
Discussione Boardse aree collaborativee learninge experiences.e Therefore,e thee
studente ise requirede toe createe ae threade ine responsee toe thee providede prompte fore
eache forum.e Eache threade muste bee ate leaste 400e wordse ande demonstratee course-
relatede knowledge.e Ine additione toe thee thread,e thee studente ise requirede toe replye
toe 2e othere classmates’e threadse excepte fore thee finale forum,e whiche onlye requirese
1e reply.e Eache replye muste bee ate leaste 200e words.e Ife sourcese aree used,e thee
studente muste usee parentheticale citation.e Acceptablee sourcese includee thee
following:e thee Bible;e coursee textbooks;e ande othere peer-reviewed,e scholarlye
sources.e Populare sourcese ande Internete sourcese aree note allowed.
D. Biographicale Study
1. Topice Approval
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Thee studente wille choosee ae biblicale charactere frome ae providede liste one
whiche toe writee his/here Biographicale Study.e Thee studente wille submite
his/here topice toe thee instructore fore approval.
2. Bibliography
Thee studente wille preparee ae bibliographye withe ae minimume ofe 6e peer-
reviewed,e scholarlye sources.e Ate leaste 1e ofe thee scholarlye sourcese muste
bee ae scholarlye commentary.
3. Outline
Thee studente wille writee ane outlinee toe includee ae workinge titlee ofe thee
Biographicale Study,e ae paragraphe describinge his/here researche
methodology,e thee outline,e ande his/here revisede bibliographye frome thee
previouse module/week’se assignmente ine currente Turabiane format.e Thee
outlinee itselfe muste includee ane overalle introductione ande conclusione toe
thee studye ase welle ase ae descriptione ofe alle thee lessonse ore sectionse thate
thee studye wille contain.
4. PowerPoint
Thee studente wille createe ae PowerPointe presentatione ine conjunctione withe
his/here Biographicale Studye toe bee usede ine churche settings.e Theree ise noe
requirede numbere ofe slides,e bute thee PowerPointe muste includee thee
following:e ae titlee slide,e ane introductione slide,e ate leaste 1e slidee fore eache
lessone ore sectione ofe thee study,e ae conclusione slide,e ande ae bibliographye
slide.
5. Paper
Thee studente wille writee ae 10–20-pagee research-basede papere ine currente
Turabiane formate thate focusese one thee Biographicale Studye he/shee hase
beene workinge one throughoute thee course.e Thee papere muste includee ate
leaste 6e scholarlye sourcese ine additione toe thee coursee textbookse ande thee
Bible.
E. Examse (4)
Eache exame wille covere thee Readinge &e Studye materiale fore thee modules/weekse
ine whiche ite ise assigned.e Eache exame wille bee open-book/open-notes,e containe 20e
multiple-choicee ande true/falsee questions,e ande havee ae 40-minutee timee limite
excepte fore Exame 4.e Exame 4e wille containe 2e essaye questionse ase welle ase 18e
multiple-choicee ande true/falsee questions.
VII. COURSEE GRADINGE ANDE POLICIES
A. Points
Coursee Requirementse Checklist
10
Discussione Boarde Forumse (3e ate 100e ptse ea)
300
Biographicale Study
Topice Approval
0
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Bibliography
30
Outline
40
PowerPoint
30
Paper
200
Exame 1
(Modulese 1–2)
100
Exame 2
(Modulese 3–4)
100
Exame 3
(Modulese 5–6)
100
Exame 4
(Modulese 7–8)
100
Total
1010
B. Scale
Ae =e 940–1010e e e A-e =e 920–939e e e B+e =e 900–919e e e Be =e 860–899e e e B-e =e 840–
859
C+e =e 820–839e e e Ce =e 780–819e e e C-e =e 760–779e e e D+e =e 740–759e e e De =e 700–
739
D-e =680–699e e e Fe =0–679
C. Latee Assignmente Policy
Coursee Assignments,e includinge discussione boards,e exams,e ande othere gradede
assignments,e shoulde bee submittede one time.
Ife thee studente ise unablee toe completee ane assignmente one time,e thene hee ore shee
muste contacte thee instructore immediatelye bye email.e
Assignmentse thate aree submittede aftere thee duee datee withoute priore approvale frome
thee instructore wille receivee thee followinge deductions:
1. Latee assignmentse submittede withine onee weeke aftere thee duee datee
wille receivee ae 10%e deduction.
2. Assignmentse submittede moree thane onee weeke ande lesse thane 2e
weekse latee wille receivee ae 20%e deduction.e
3. Assignmentse submittede twoe weekse latee ore aftere thee finale datee ofe
thee coursee wille note bee accepted.
4. Groupe projects,e includinge groupe discussione boarde threadse and/ore
replies,e ande assignmentse wille note bee acceptede aftere thee duee date.
Speciale circumstancese (e.g.e deathe ine thee family,e personale healthe issues)e wille bee
reviewede bye thee instructore one ae case-by-casee basis.
D. Stylee Guidelines
Alle assignmentse fore thise coursee aree toe bee formattede ine accordancee withe thee
LBTSe Writinge Guidee ande thee lateste editione ofe thee Turabiane stylee manuale (Ae
Manuale fore Writerse ofe Researche Papers,e Theses,e ande Dissertations).e Discussione
assignmentse ande essaye examinationse maye usee thee parentheticale citatione style.e
Alle othere writtene assignmentse shoulde usee thee footnotee citatione style.e
Supplementale writinge aidse aree availablee viae thee Onlinee Writinge Center.
E. Extrae Credit