The history of interpretation paper will detail the use of a particular verse in Christian exegesis across the centuries. Students will select a single verse from the list of Scripture verses assigned as reading for the first week (excepting 1 Tim 2:4)— or you may bring another text to my attention. This paper should trace the history of the interpretation of this verse, noting at least three significant interpretations. The final version of this paper should be 1200 to 1800 words (approximately 4-6 pages, not counting cover page or bibliography). Sources used regularly in this course, like the Anchor Bible Commentaryand Sacra Pagina will provide students with ample resources to find theologians not listed on the syllabus. Students must state their choice of a verse during the 3rd module, along with a bibliography of projected sources. The essay is due at the end of the 7th week of the course. Consider working with SmartThinking, our online tutoring service. Please plan ahead of time to make use of this resource and develop not only individual papers, but yourself as a writer.
Also the verse Iam using is “that death is ultimately “swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor 15:54),