2 The Lord Reigns The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns let the earth rejoicelet the earth rejoice let the earth rejoiceLet the people be glad;that our God reigns.(repeat)
3 The Lord Reigns The heavens declare His righteousness. The people see His gloryFor You, O Lord, are exaltedover all the earthover all the earth.
4 The Lord Reigns The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns let the earth rejoicelet the earth rejoice let the earth rejoiceLet the people be glad;that our God reigns,our God reigns,our God reigns.
5 viiCourse DescriptionA survey of biblical geography and political, socio-economic, religious, and literary developments of the intertestamental period that prepared for Christ's coming as well as factors in the first century that influenced the early church and affect us in our world mission today.
6 viiCourse ObjectivesBy the end of this course each student will be able to…Show how the geography of Israel and the Roman world enables a better comprehension of the NT and the modern church's world mission.Place the NT writings in their historical mould, which includes political, sociological (esp. economic), religious, and linguistic backgrounds for interpreting the NT and present society.Show how cultural values and practices in Roman, Hellenistic, and Jewish societies aid understanding of the NT and find parallels in the church and society today.
7 Course Requirements Research Paper /Translation Project (30%) viiCourse RequirementsResearch Paper /Translation Project (30%)Readings (20%)Quizzes (20%)Final Exam (30%)
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13 Other Matters Copying Class Notes Contacting Me xviOther MattersCopying Class NotesContacting MeAt SBC box L19 or phone ( )Home address is Block 2-302Mobile:My office hours are after chapel (except Tuesdays)Let's have lunch too!
14 Socio-Economic Context xvNTS vs. NTBGeographyLiterary ContextNT SurveyAuthor, date, argumentChronology of booksUnique characteristicsPolitics (History)Religious ContextSocio-Economic Context
15 You will read mostly primary sources Our Main TextsYou will read mostly primary sources