Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction

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Mark Roncace, Patrick Gray
Society of Biblical Lit, 2005 - Education - 440 pages
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While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.
 

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Contents

HERMENEUTICS
3
METHODOLOGIES
23
Historical Memory and Biblical Narrative
28
Mary F Foskett
30
Christine Shepardson
31
Textual Criticism Karoline Lewis
33
Text Criticism and Translations Elna K Solvang
35
Text Criticism with David and Goliath F V Greifenhagen
36
Imagery and the Psalms Rolf Jacobson
197
Psalm 13 and Psalms of Lament James K Mead
198
Lament Psalms Elna K Solvang
199
Lament and Praise Top Forty and Psychology
201
Brent A Strawn
203
Psalm 23 and Modern Worldviews Mark Roncace
205
Canonicity Musical Polyphony and the Book of Psalms
206
Sara Koenig
207

Colorful Semiotics Sara Koenig
37
Poetry and History Brent A Strawn
38
The Narrative Analysis of Episodes David Rhoads
39
APPROACHES AND RESOURCES 26 Introducing the Introduction to Biblical Literature Course Michael Barram
43
Bone Stone Bible Flag
44
Nicola Denzey
45
The Counterfactual Essay Michael Philip Penn
47
Taking a Stand Michael Philip Penn
48
Short Stories as Exegetical Tools Jaime ClarkSoles
49
Palestinian Geography Scott Shauf
51
Archaeology of the Bible Ronald A Simkins
54
An Approach to a Bible and Film Course
55
Mary E Shields
57
Visual Art as a Teaching Tool Ira Brent Driggers
58
The Educative Power of the Rhetoric of Biblical Stories
60
Heather A McKay
62
HEBREW BIBLE
65
Genesis 1 and Ancient Cosmology Joseph F Scrivner
67
13 Translation and Interpretation
68
Greifenhagen
69
Drawing the Israelite Cosmos
70
Michael R Cosby
71
Teaching the Creation Stories in Genesis
72
Glenna S Jackson
73
Runner Tod Linafelt
75
Comparison F V Greifenhagen
77
Criticism Donald C Polaski
78
Greifenhagen
80
1020 2018 26611
81
Ronald A Simkins
82
Reading Hagar Todd Penner
83
A Study Guide on Sarah and Hagar Mary E Shields
84
Kinship in Genesis 16 and 21 and Numbers 27 and 36
86
Ronald A Simkins
88
Kyle Keefer
90
Ronald A Simkins
91
Using the Quran in the Biblical Studies Classroom John Kaltner
92
When the Meaning is Not Moral
95
Roger Newell
97
The NearSacrifice of Isaac James K Mead
98
Limited Good in Genesis 23 Ronald A Simkins
100
Saint or Sinner? Michael Barram
102
Samuel 13 Nicolae Roddy
104
Ronald A Simkins
106
Debating Josephs Character Karla G Bohmbach
108
Universal Story of Freedom?
109
Greifenhagen
111
Israelite or Egyptian? Susanne Hofstra
112
15 Explaining Variation in Small Details
113
Greifenhagen
114
Julie Galambush
115
Acting Out Exodus 1920 Elna K Solvang
117
The Fourth Commandment and Etiologies
119
Mark Roncace
120
The Relevance of the Laws Mark Roncace
122
Exploring the Relevance of Law Codes Michael R Cosby
124
Decoding Laws Still on the Books of Moses Ryan Byrne
125
Why Leviticus is the Most Important Book in the Bible
127
Tod Linafelt
128
Remembering Deuteronomy Brad E Kelle
130
Learning About the Laws of Kashrut and Kosher Food
131
Heather A McKay
132
Teaching the Documentary Hypothesis to Skeptical
133
Students William L Lyons
134
Nave Jr
135
The Authorship of the Pentateuch T Perry Hildreth
136
The Conquest of Canaan Nicolae Roddy
137
The Book of Joshua and Issues of War and Peace
138
Leonard Greenspoon
139
The Book of Joshua and Popular Culture
140
Leonard Greenspoon
141
The Book of Joshua and Jewish Exegetical Traditions Leonard Greenspoon
142
A Short Story of the Judges Mark Roncace
144
Dramatization F V Greifenhagen
145
The United Monarchy Samuel and Kings Brad E Kelle
146
Who Decides Whats in the Bible? The Case of 1 Samuel 11
147
Megan Bishop Moore
149
Davids Rise to Power Sandie Gravett
150
The Structure of Ecclesiastes and the Views of
151
David at the Movies Michael R Cosby
152
The Ideology of Biblical Popular Culture Roland Boer
153
A Case of MisSent Power
155
F Scott Spencer
156
A Controversial King Nicolae Roddy
157
Patronage in 1 Kings 17 and 2 Kings 8
158
Ronald A Simkins
160
Nicolae Roddy
161
What is a Prophet? Rolf Jacobson
162
The Prophets and Two Good Doctors Brent A Strawn
163
On Becoming Prophets John R Levison
165
Prophetic Call Narratives Brad E Kelle
167
MMs Playdoh Plumb Bobs How You Got Your Nameand Prophets Rolf Jacobson
168
Modern Poetry and Prophetic Form Criticism
169
Heller
170
Victims Testimonies and Prophetic Literature
171
Ron Clark
172
Isaiah and Bob Dylan on the Watchtower
173
Mark McEntire
174
Second Isaiah and the Exilic Imagination
175
Brent A Strawn
176
Diagnosing Ezekiel Johanna Stiebert
178
Ezekiels Inaugural Vision Johanna Stiebert
179
The Abusive God L Juliana M Claassens
180
Hosea Meets Hank Williams Donald C Polaski
181
Amos and Economic Justice for All Michael Barram
182
The Rhetoric of Amos 13216
184
Yamada
185
An Introduction to Hermeneutics and Humility John R Levison
186
How the Bible Tells a Great Story
187
Megan Bishop Moore
189
The Many Voices of Prophecy Micah
190
D Matthew Stith
191
Creative Writing and Interpreting Biblical Poetry Rolf Jacobson
194
Searching Through the Psalms Mark McEntire
195
Introduction to Wisdom Literature D Matthew Stith
208
The Social Settings of Ancient and Modern Wisdom
209
Polaski
210
Proverbs and Proverbs of the World
212
Timothy J Sandoval
213
Putting God on Trial F V Greifenhagen
215
On Covering the Song of Songs and the Importance of Canonical Context Brent A Strawn
216
Reading the Song of Songs Mark Roncace
218
Performing the Book of Ruth Elna K Solvang
219
Questioning Ruth Kyle Keefer
220
What is the Angle? Nyasha Junior
222
Cultural Diversity and Levirate Marriage
223
Michael R Cosby
224
Entering Into Lamentations Anathea PortierYoung
225
Reading Poetry of Distress in Distressing
228
Times Johanna Stiebert
229
The Characterization of Qoheleth in Ecclesiastes
230
Yamada
231
Fooling Around with Esther Mark Roncace
233
VARIA
240
Ancient Near Eastern Parallels and Hip Hop Sampling
246
THE GOSPELS AND ACTS
255
Comparing Synoptic Texts Using Jesus Film Clips
261
Sensing Similarities and Differences
265
Emily R Cheney
266
Write Your Own Gospel Jeffrey L Staley
267
Gospel Genre Karoline Lewis
268
Whither History? John F Kennedy and the Gospels
270
Daniel E Goodman
271
Emily R Cheney
272
An Exercise in RedactionNarrativeFeminist
273
Criticism Jeffrey L Staley
274
in the Synoptic Gospels Emily R Cheney
275
Scholarship and the Search for the Historical Jesus Christine Shepardson
277
Helping Students to Think
278
Historically C D Elledge
280
Christology Slideshow Jaime ClarkSoles
282
Creating Comfort with Ambiguity about Jesus
284
Thomas W Martin
286
Richard Walsh
287
Jesus Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage
289
Skinner
292
Forgiveness Jaime ClarkSoles
293
Wealth and Poverty SermonStudy Series Michael Barram
295
Teaching about Women in the Gospel Stories
296
Glenna S Jackson
297
Parable Project Sandra Hack Polaski
299
Teaching the Parables of Jesus from an African Context
300
Glenna S Jackson
302
How to Write a Parable Kenneth L Cukrowski
303
Exegeting Christmas Nicola Denzey
304
Genealogies and Exegesis Susan E Hylen
305
Acting Out the Sermon on the Mount Roger Newell
306
Jesus and the Law Guy D Nave Jr
309
The Sermon on the Mount Nicole Kelley
310
The Rhetoric of Social Identification B Diane Wudel
312
Matthew 23 as Test Case
313
Ira Brent Driggers
315
Patrick Gray
317
John R Levison
318
The Ending of the Gospel of Mark Nicole Kelley
320
Film as a Resource for Theological Reflection on Biblical
321
Texts Carleen Mandolfo
324
Lukes Gospel and the Parable of the Good Samaritan
326
Kyle Keefer
327
Audrey West
328
Interpreting the Parable of the Prodigal Son Philip A Quanbeck II
329
Teaching the Unity of LukeActs John B Weaver
330
Acts 18 and Life in the Early Church
331
Karla G Bohmbach
332
Paul and The Amazing Race Sandie Gravett
333
Tracking the Plot of Acts Greg Carey
334
The Nature of History in Acts of the Apostles
335
John B Weaver
336
John Byron
338
Cukrowski
339
Reading Other Peoples Mail Bryan Whitfield and Patrick Gray
340
The Letters and Historical Context Gregory Stevenson
341
Will the Real Paul Please Stand Up? Jeffrey L Staley
343
Saint Paul? Richard Walsh
344
Debating Pauline Theology Mary E Hinkle
345
Conversion or Call?
346
Emily R Cheney
347
Epistle for Today Raymond H Reimer
349
2 Thessalonians as a Test Case Thomas D Stegman
351
Literary Analysis and the Question of Authorship
353
Gregory Stevenson
354
Pseudonymity and Pseudepigraphy in the
356
Testament John Byron
358
What Does Paul Mean by the Expression Pistis
359
Christou? Thomas D Stegman
360
Concepts Philip A Quanbeck II
362
17 Church and State
363
Cukrowski
364
Romans Thomas D Stegman
365
Church and the City Kenneth L Cukrowski
366
Discipline in Pauline Communities 1 Corinthians
367
Cukrowski
368
Recreating the Corinthian Community
369
Emily R Cheney
370
Second Corinthians and Partition Theories
371
Stegman
373
Citizenship Julia Lambert Fogg
376
Audrey West
377
Pauls Rhetoric in Philemon Emily R Cheney
378
The Pastoral Epistles L Stephanie Cobb
379
Guide to a Happy Home B Diane Wudel
381
Exploring Intertexture in the Letter to the Hebrews
383
David A deSilva
384
The Great Cloud of Witnesses in Hebrews 11
385
Introducing Revelation through the Visual Arts
398
The Importance of the Septuagint Scott Shauf
412
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Mark Roncace is Assistant Professor of Religion at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, and author of Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Fall of Jerusalem (T&T Clark). Patrick Gray is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and author of Godly Fear: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Greco-Roman Critiques of Superstition (Society of Biblical Literature).

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