You are required to write a thematic paper that traces one of the biblical themes discussed in the course.
The paper should be 1000-2000 words in length and follow MLA style. Choose one of the options below:
Option A. Trace one of the biblical themes from the list below noting developments of that theme
in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Show how New Testament writers reinterpreted
the theme. Show the continuity in the development of the theme as well as any changes in
meaning. Note any areas of disputed understanding. This paper must be accompanied by an
outline. Length: 1000-2000 words.
Justice Love Jerusalem
Wrath Christ Son of God
Lord Priest Prophet
Servant Son of Man Shepherd
Chosen People Kingdom of God Elijah
Righteousness Faith Obedience
Redemption Salvation Resurrection
Law Death Passover
Sin Repentance Compassion
See the course Doc Sharing area for a bibliography for source material. Be sure to use some of
those biblical reference books in the bibliography for your paper, especially those by Bauer,
Buttrick, Freedman, Kittel and Friedrich, Leon-Dufour, McKenzie, and Sackenfeld. Avoid using
other sources found on the Internet unless cleared in advance with the instructor. Publically
available digital sources may not always be of high quality. The paper needs to be well
documented. Be certain to distinguish between paraphrase and quotation.
Option B. Describe the intended audiences (readers) for the Gospels according to Mark,
Matthew, Luke, and John. Show how specific words and/or passages in each Gospel imply