BIB 310 Synoptic Gospels Instructor: Bruce Terry
Section: 01 Office: Stotts, Room 20A; Box: 121
Day/Time: MR 9:30-10:45am Telephone: 304/485-7384 ext. 153
Room: 143, North Campus Office Hours: TWF 10:00-11:00am
EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org TR 11:00-12:00am
MTWRF 1:00- 2:00pm
Do NOT miss class simply because you do not have an assignment finished. Do NOT miss class if you can possibly come; save any absences for sickness or death in the family. If you have an extended illness, please contact me to let me know.
Kindly try to be a class on time. If you are consistently tardy for no good reason, I reserve the right to count three tardies as an absence.
If you have to leave early, please inform me before class. Do not schedule extra work, doctor's appointments, etc. during class time if at all possible. If you are too frequent in leaving early, I reserve the right to count early departures as a partial absence, adversely affecting your grade.
Absences may be excused if you bring me documentation that you were ill, involved in an accident, on school business, or there was a death in the immediate family. More than three hours of unexcused absences will result in your being dropped from the course. You may pay a fine and petition to be reinstated. Additional unexcused absences will result in your being dropped without future reinstatement. No credit will be given for a course in which absences, both excused and unexcused, total more than 25% of the hours of the course (i.e., as many as 12 class hours, counting each class as 1½ hours).
Class will be excused for students attending the World Missions Workshop at LCU. Students will be expected to attend at least a one hour class for each hour missed and turn in a one- page report on the class attended. The reports will count as attendance grades.
Ten points will be given for attendance. One point will be deducted for each class missed, including those missed for illness. The only exception to this will be those who miss on official school business and have an official notice to this effect. Two grace days will be given to allow for absences due to illness and excused absences for official school business. Note well: Grace days will be applied first to excused absences.
Additional readings/quizzes/essays/maps may be assigned.
The final grade will be based on your work in the following way:
Synopsis Marking and Map 10% Attendance 10% Pop Quizzes/Homework 10% Exegesis 12% Sermon/Lesson 8% Major Tests 30% Final Exam 20%
The only extra credit which will be allowed to exceed these percentages will come from up to three one-page reports on the Inman Forum. Your final grade will be A, B, C, D, or F. An A will be given for an average of 100-90, a B for 89-80, a C for 79-70, a D for 69-60, and an F for any average below 60.
All work is expected to be turned in on time. If for some reason you cannot make the due date, please ask my permission to turn the work in late. Late homework is not accepted, since the answers will often be given in class. Realizing that other teachers may assign work due at the same time, I will not dock your grade on papers and maps if they are no more than two weeks late; however, if they are later than two weeks, expect to have your grade on that assignment lowered by half.
Students who are absent on exam days with good reason may schedule a make-up exam within the next week. You must ask to take a make-up exam.
Students who score less than a 70 on a major exam may petition to retake the exam within a week after grades are returned on it. The highest grade on any retake exam will be 70. Once again, you must ask to retake an exam. There will be no retakes on the final exam. Study hard for it.
modified Barr Farmer/Stein Found in Matt., Mark and Luke pink blue Found in Matthew and Mark orange yellow Found in Mark and Luke yellow green Found in Matthew and Luke blue red/pinkThe passages may either be highlighted or underlined. If highlighting is used with the first system, parallels to John may be underlined in green.
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Extra credit may be given for neatness, detail, and good use of color.
N.B. In lieu of drawing or tracing, it is acceptable to photocopy an outline map of the region and fill it in with the above; however, it is not acceptable to photocopy a map which has any of the above marked on it. You must fill it in.
MAJOR EXAM DATES: Exam 1 -- Monday, September 21, 1998 Exam 2 -- Thursday, October 29, 1998 Final Exam -- TBA, December 14-18, 1998 Course Plan WEEK ONE: 8/27/98 -- Introduction to the Course WEEK TWO: homework: read an introduction to Matthew write a one-page summary of what you read 8/31/98 -- Introduction to Matthew homework: read an introduction to Mark write a one-page summary of what you read 9/ 3/98 -- Introduction to Mark WEEK THREE: homework: read an introduction to Luke write a one-page summary of what you read 9/ 7/98 -- Introduction to Luke homework: read chapters 1-3 in McKnight 9/10/98 -- The Synoptic Problem WEEK FOUR: homework: read chapters 4-10 in McKnight 9/14/98 -- Exegesis and Critical Approaches homework: read pp. 25-31, 82-88, 124-125, 388-394, 407-410, 480-487, 497-501, 512-519, 521- 526, 527-536, 539-546 in Ferguson's Backgrounds of Early Christianity 9/17/98 -- Old Testament and Intertestamental Backgrounds WEEK FIVE: homework: study for test 9/21/98 -- Major Exam homework: read Matt. 1:18-2:23; Luke 1-2 9/24/98 -- The Birth of Jesus WEEK SIX: homework: read Matt. 3:1-4:11; Mark 1:1-13; Luke 3:1- 22; 4:1-13 9/28/98 -- The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus homework: read Mark 1:14-3:6; Luke 4:14-6:16 draw a map of first century Palestine 10/ 1/98 -- Early Encounters of Jesus Inman Forum WEEK SEVEN: homework: read Matt. 5; Luke 6:17-49 10/ 5/98 -- The Sermons on the Mount and Plain homework: read Matt. 6-7 10/ 8/98 -- The Sermon on the Mount (continued) WEEK EIGHT: homework: read Matt. 8-12; Mark 4:35-5:43; Luke 7; 8:19-9:6 10/12/98 -- Various Miracles and the Sending out of the Twelve homework: read Matt. 13:53-15:39; Mark 6:1-8:10 10/15/98 -- Other Various Miracles World Mission Workshop--LCU Huffard Forum WEEK NINE: homework: read Matt. 13:1-52; Mark 4:1-34; Luke 8:1- 21 10/19/98 -- The Kingdom Parables of Jesus homework: read Matt. 16:13-17:23; Mark 8:27-9:32; Luke 9:18-10:20 write 4-page sermon or lesson 10/22/98 -- Peter's Confession and the Transfiguration WEEK TEN: homework: read Luke 10:25-37; 12:13-21; 15:1-16:31; 18:1-14 10/26/98 -- Special Parables found only in Luke homework: study for test 10/29/98 -- Major Exam WEEK ELEVEN: homework: read Matt. 19:1-20:16; Mark 10:1-31; Luke 18:15-30; 19:1-10 11/ 2/98 -- Later Encounters of Jesus homework: read Matt. 21:1-23:39; Mark 11-12; Luke 19:28-21:4 11/ 5/98 -- Events of the Final Week WEEK TWELVE: homework: read Matt. 24; Mark 13; Luke 17:20-37; 21:5-36 11/ 9/98 -- The Synoptic Apocalypse homework: read Matt. 25 11/12/98 -- The Synoptic Apocalypse (cont.) WEEK THIRTEEN: homework: read Matt. 26:1-56; Mark 14:1-52; Luke 22:1-53 11/16/98 -- The Last Supper and Arrest of Jesus homework: read Matt. 26:57-27:26; Mark 14:53-15:15; Luke 22:54-23:25 11/19/98 -- The Trial of Jesus Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W"--Stick with it to the end! THANKSGIVING BREAK WEEK FOURTEEN: homework: read Matt. 27:27-66; Mark 15:16-47; Luke 23:26-56 11/30/98 -- The Crucifixion of Jesus homework: read Matt. 28; Mark 16; Luke 24 12/ 3/98 -- The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus WEEK FIFTEEN: homework: read "Another Look at the Ending of Mark" write 6-page exegesis 12/ 7/98 -- The Long Ending of Mark homework: finish color-coding 10 pericopes in Aland turn in photocopies of this work 12/10/98 -- The Events of the Resurrection WEEK SIXTEEN: Final Exam Week homework: study for final exam 12/__/98 -- Final Exam (schedule available in November)N. B.: Homework is listed before the class for which it is due!
THIS SYLLABUS MAY BE MODIFIED AS THE TEACHER FEELS NECESSARY!