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1st paper

September 29, 2007

Just finished typing the draft of my first on-campus seminary education (a short 2 pager for NT502, Interpreting the New Testament, aka How to Write a Gordon-Conwell type exegesis paper). Both the professor and various people I’ve talked to have said this will be the hardest class of my seminary education. Because, once I get this class down (which thus far is far from easy), the rest of my classes basically use what this class teaches.

To be honest, this paper scared the snot out of me. It’s something I’ve never done before, something I never thought I would do: Textual Criticism. As it turns out, textual criticism is completely counter-intuitive.

~~The remainder of this post has been removed due to academic integrity issues… I am a freakin’ idiot~~

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2007 2:22 am

    This is one of those areas that probably kept me from seminary. My ceiling, so to speak. Also difficult to provide a non-relativistic answer when pointed out as a weakness in scripture. How can argue about (much less know) the meaning if we haven’t figured out what parts say for sure? I would be interested to read your findings.

  2. October 2, 2007 9:10 pm

    Me, too.

  3. October 2, 2007 11:24 pm

    ok, you’ve got me curious. what was the academic integrity issue?

  4. October 3, 2007 8:19 am

    I posted a summary of my paper. And then the paper itself. And the morning it was due, my prof emails me asking me to take it down so that people don’t use it to cheat.

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