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Gospel Of John — Test 1: Apply The Historical Critical Method (Coursework Sample)

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Gospel of John —Test 1
Shawn Daggett, Fall 2017
Choose one of the following passages and apply the historical critical method. Answer using the space below. (A correct answer to each of the questions below is worth 2 points. 12 points total)
* John 1:12-13 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.” John 1:12, 13, NIV. 

* John 2:5-8 (or any verses in this section) “His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so,” John 2:5-8, NIV. 

* John 4:10 (or any verses in this section) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10, NIV. 

1. What is your interpretive question
2. What clues are there in the text/context that help you find an answer to this question?

3. How does the original language help explain the text?

4. What historical background information is helpful? 
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5. What are the possible solutions?

6. What does this mean for us today? 
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September 11, 2017
Gospel of John – Test 1
Choose one of the following passages and apply the historical critical method. Answer using the space below. (A correct answer to each of the questions below is worth 2 points. 12 points total)
* John 1:12-13 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.” John 1:12, 13, NIV.
* John 2:5-8 (or any verses in this section) “His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so,” John 2:5-8, NIV. 

* John 4:10 (or any verses in this section) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10, NIV.
1 What is your Interpretive question?
1 The interpretive question in the text of John 4:10 is: What is Jesus referring to as the “Gift of God” and who is it that “asks us for a drink”?
2 What clues are there in the text/context that help you find an answer to this

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