The student will choose 1 passage from the list provided in the course. The student will indicate which passage he or she has chosen for the Exegetical Paper and provide a bibliography of at least 7 scholarly sources related to your passage and generate a bibliography that will be incorporated in the final Exegetical Paper. The course textbooks do not count toward the total number of required sources, and all sources must be in current Turabian format. (MLO: B, C, D)
Exegetical Paper Instructions
You must submit an Exegetical Paper on a passage of your choosing. The instructor will provide a list of possible passages from which you may choose. The paper must follow current Turabian format. The paper must be 2,500–4,250 words (Note: Your title page, table of contents, and bibliography are not included as part of your total word count). You must include at least 7 scholarly sources (Note: Your textbooks do not count toward this total). Proper citation and use of sources is expected. You will also be graded on style and content.
You will find instructions for a basic exegetical paper in Appendix 2 of the textbook Grasping God’s Word. Submit a .doc or .docx file of your paper by uploading it to Blackboard. Submit your paper as an attachment rather than pasting it into the comments box.
See the Exegetical Paper Grading Rubric for details on how the paper will be evaluated.
Exegetical Paper Passages
You may choose 1 of the following passages to use for your Exegetical Paper. Do not use a passage not indicated on the list below, and once you have chosen a passage, you must use the full passage.
Hebrews 6:1-8 (pay attention to context)
1 John 5:13-21