You will receive full credit for this assignment if you turn it in with the foll

You will receive full credit for this assignment if
you turn it in with the following checklist completed. Be sure to review
your feedback on this assignment to help you do future, similar
assignments well. You will receive partial credit if you do not complete
all the parts. Please copy and paste this list onto the end of your paper.
Type “Completed” after each portion that you completed.
Brief introduction with explanation
(10 points)
Exploration of the contents and
structure of the passage (20 points)
Use of two contexts to explain the
passage (20 points)
Conclusion with the main point of
the passage and an explanation (10 points)
Double checked writing and
formatting (10 points)
You are allowed to choose a passage of your
preference from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chs. 5-7 (e.g., the
section on oaths 5:33-37 or the section on asking in 7:7-11). Your passage
should contain a complete idea or story. You should not start in the
middle of something or cut a unit off early. Generally, your selection
should be at least 3 verses long but no longer than 10 verses.
Once you have chosen your passage. You will want to
read it closely, attending to its overall flow, the structure of
sentences, key nouns, key verbs, and any important descriptive elements.
Then you will want to consider the four contexts (immediate, literary,
cultural-historical, and canonical) and see how they may inform your
understanding of the passage. Remember that you can draw on the videos on
“Literary Styles in the Bible,” “Cultures in and of the Bible,” and “The
Story of the Bible” to help provide some material for these various
Compose a 550–650-word paper in proper APA format
that contains the following
A brief introduction that identifies your
passage and explains why you chose it (approximately 50-75 words).
A section that explores the details of the
passage’s flow, sentence structure, nouns, verbs, and descriptors
(approximately 200-250 words).
A section that explains the passage more fully
by using two of the following contexts with connections to details in the
passage: immediate, literary, historical-cultural, and canonical (approximately
250-300 words).
A short conclusion that states your main
takeaway from your interpretive work and how that point may apply to our time
and place (approximately 100-150 words).
Proofread your paper for content, organization, and
mechanics. Save a copy for yourself and upload a copy to Brightspace.