-What are the Christian Scriptures? -The Canon: content, genre, authorship, dating, language -Historical background: 500BCE-325CE -First Century Jewish Groups -Jesus of History, the Christ of Faith -The origins of the four canonical gospel narratives
BOOKS: -The New American Bible (any other translation with the instructor's permission). -Gustin, Marilyn. Discovering God's Word: An Introduction to Scripture -copies of scriptures in scroll/codex formats in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, Spanish POWERPOINTS -archaeological slides of first century Jewish groups
-Writing Assignments -Tests at end of Unit -Bulletin Board Contributions
Students will be able to: -Explain what the Christian Scriptures are. -Be familiar with the Canon: content, genre, dating, authorship, and language. -Know the historical background and trajectories: 500BCE-325CE -Identify first century Jewish groups. -Differentiate the Jesus of History from the Christ of Faith. -Be familiar with the origins of the four canonical gospel narratives.