Reverberations of Scripture in the Gospels is an advanced New Testament seminar designed to heighten understanding of how the gospel writers were shaped by their interaction with the Scriptures of Israel. Topics include consideration of various forms of appropriation employed by the gospel writers and Jesus himself, forms such as quotations, allusions, echoes, the use of rabbinic techniques, and the crafting of narrative structures. The seminar begins with five weeks of lecture on prolegomena to the subject and an introduction to the use of Scripture in each of the canonical Gospels. This will be followed by two weeks of reading, analyzing, and discussing articles assessing some aspect of the use of the Jewish scriptures in the canonical gospels. The balance of the term consists of student presentations of critical research on the impact of the Scriptures on a pericope from the Life of Christ. This phase of the seminar will be conducted by a format of presentation-formal response-rejoinder-discussion.
This course has a maximum enrollment of 12 students.
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