For this paper, A research question needs to be generated from this passage (lev

For this paper, A research question needs to be generated from this passage (leviticus 11) in the old testament bible. Then a thesis statement needs to answer the research question. This paper is a thesis driven paper and needs to be 10 pages with 5 sources and 2 which are good biblical commentaries. The paper will be crafted to answer the specific research question since it is a thesis driven paper.
Here are somes notes from the syllabus:
– sources that look promising for addressing the research question;
there should be at least five sources, at least two of which are good
biblical commentaries. The research paper must make use of good,
scholarly sources, such as recently published scholarly commentaries
(generally within the last 30 years; the strongest commentaries are
typically found in the Anchor Bible, Hermeneia, Word Biblical
Commentary, or New Testament Library series) or introductions to the
New Testament. Any Internet-based sources must have adequate sourcing
(that is, the author must be indicated and the author must have verifiable
scholarly credentials) and must draw upon the author’s area of scholarly
competence.
A. What Kind of Question?
There are multiple kinds of research questions: Historical, ethical, and theological questions are probably the most common.
Historical: What did this text (or part of this text) mean?
Ethical: What should this text cause a person to do?
Theological: How does this text (or part of this text) contribute to understanding God, self, or world?
(This might also be historical, if the paper is interested in the history of interpretation — How did John Calvin understand this text? How do contemporary North American Catholics understand this text?)
B. General Resources
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
The ATLA database is the best option (search by passage and/or key words)
JSTOR is almost too broad (searches all the humanities; ATLA is limited to religious periodicals)
Be prepared to use InterLibrary Loan
Thus, it may take a few days to get a journal article or scanned book chapter — PLAN AHEAD!
Monographs
(Relevant books by biblical scholars)
As needed
Commentaries: Books that address the text and interpretation of a particular book of the Bible
What makes a good commentary?
Current: generally written within the last 30 years
Scholarly: the strongest commentaries are typically found in the Anchor Bible, Hermeneia, Word Biblical Commentary, or Old Testament Library series
C. Internet Resources
Any Internet-based sources must have adequate sourcing (that is, the author must be indicated and the author must have verifiable scholarly credentials) and must draw upon the author’s area of scholarly competence. If you have a question about sources, speak to me early in the process (in this case it is better to ask for permission than for forgiveness).
AVOID: David Guzik’s Enduring Word commentaries. Guzik’s FAQ indicates that he has no academic training in biblical studies. Thus, he is dependent upon the work of others for even basic insight into the technical details of the biblical text.
– A clear thesis statement that comes at the end of the introduction.A structured argument; that is, the pieces of the paper must build the case for the reader’s agreement with the thesis statement.
Thorough and consistent citation of sources. (A paper with fewer than one citation per page will be summarily rejected.) An up-to-date bibliography.

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