Greek Exegesis: Galatians – NGRK 643

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A careful investigation in Greek of the argument of the book of Galatians.

Prerequisite

NGRK 620

Rationale

This course seeks to enable students to understand and properly communicate God’s Word, which is a foundational function for ministry. One goal of Liberty University Baptist School of Divinity is “to develop cognitive skills for ministry and scholarship through rigorous interaction with the biblical text...” This course will help the student further develop these skills through the study of biblical exegetical methods and the application of these methods to the book of Galatians in the Greek New Testament.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply proper syntactical and exegetical principles.
  2. Evaluate various interpretations of the text.
  3. Interpret the critical apparatus of the Greek New Testament.
  4. Develop exegetical findings into teaching and preaching content.
  5. Develop an in-depth exegetical study of a select portion of the book.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Word Study

The student must write a 900–1,100-word research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on 1 or 2 Greek word(s) from Galatians selected by the student. The paper must include at least 2 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Phrase Diagramming

The student will be required to produce a phrase diagram of Galatians 3:19–29. It is not essential that a student cite scholarly sources, but the student must be familiar with and use conventional syntactical terminology. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Exegetical Paper

The student must write a 1,500–2,000-word research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on an exegetical analysis of Galatians 3:19–29. The paper must include at least 3 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Application Paper

The student must write a 1,000–1,400-word research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on practical application of Galatians 3:19–29. The paper must include at least 3 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned as well as all previously assigned Reading & Study material. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions, and have a 45-minute time limit. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)