Thursday, June 23, 2016

Introduction, Part 2

C. The Genre of Gospel
Read: Raymond E. Brown, Introduction to the New Testament (New York: Doubleday, 1997), 99-107).

D. The Synoptic Problem
Read: Frans Neirynck, "Synoptic Problem," in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary: 587-595.
You can also download (or read online here) the book of Professor Mark Goodacre.
File 1: The Synoptic Problem (pdf)
File 2: Priority of Mark (pdf)
File 3: The Q Source

A short note on Biblical Exegesis, pls. click here (handout given in class)

N.B. For good introduction to the methods of interpreting the New Testament:

Raymond E. Brown, "How to Read the New Testament," in An Introduction to the New Testament (NY: Doubleday, 1997),  20-29.


H. Conzelmann and A. Lindemann, Interpreting the New Testament: an introduction to the principles and methods of New Testament Exegesis (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson,1988). Arnoldus Call number: BS 2330.2 C6613 1988 (on Reserve).

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Fr. Randy teaches theology & biblical courses and Biblical Hebrew at the Divine Word Seminary, school of theology, Tagaytay City. He holds a doctorate from the Ateneo de Manila University (Ph.D., 2015) and from the Loyola School of Theology (S.T.D., 2014). He finished his licentiate in Sacred Scripture (SSL, 1999) at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He is a visiting professor for the School of Christian Studies at the University of St. Joseph in Macau, China. He served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (CBAP); as chairperson of the Tagaytay Religious Association (TRA) and was Dean of Studies (Divine Word Seminary). He is also co-editor for the Diwa: Studies in Philosophy and Theology; founder of the Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) at the Divine Word Seminary; founder and site coordinator of the SVD Tagaytay Alternative Learning System (SVD-ALS), an educational program for the out-of-school youth.