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REL 213 - Writing an Exegetical Paper

What is a Biblical Exegetical Paper?

What is a Biblical Exegetical Paper?

                                                                               

 

According to the Ashland Theological Seminary Writing Handbook,

"An exegetical paper focuses analysis on a passage of Scripture (often called a pericope), using either English only or original language resources to draw out the meaning of the passage. An exegetical paper follows a specified method of analyzing the text in order to inform proper interpretation." pg.12-13

 

or another way to put it:

 

According to Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers:

 

"Biblical Exegesis may be defined as the careful historical, literary, and theological analysis and explanation of a text." *

 

*Gorman, Michael J. Essay. In Elements of Biblical Exegesis: a Basic Guide for Students and Ministers, 4. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2020.*

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