Description An Exegesis of Matthew 19:3-9
PhD level exegetical paper which will be an in-depth exegesis of Matthew 19:3-10 addressing divorce and remarriage. This exegesis should address all the issues in this passage that are relevant to determining its meaning. This could include manuscript issues, lexical issues, cultural issues, contextual issues, etc. You will also want to be sure to take each passage in its wider context in the book in which it is found to determine what the author was seeking to convey by the passage. In this paper, you will need to clearly argue for your interpretation and not just summarize the various positions. This is not an overview of the exegetical options, but your researched interpretation of the passage.
2. Exegesis Proper – Detail Analysis Outline
[Give a verse-by-verse detailed analysis of the passage. Elements to include are information gleaned from word studies, as well as an analysis of the passage’s form. Also essential is to begin developing the theology of your passage. In this section you should be “proving” the thesis statement.
a. The test and the question: divorce for any cause? In 19:3
b. Jesus’ creation metanarrative 19:4-6a cf. Gen 2:24
c. Moral and ethical obligation not to divorce – 19:4-5
d. Marital Union: Analysis of σαρκα μιαν [One flesh] in 19:6
e. The counterquestion and the reply – a ενετειλατο (command) vs επετρεψεν (permit) in 19:7-8
f. The exception clause πορνείᾳ (porneia): divorce and remarry? – 19:9, [5:31-32, Mark 10:5, and 1 Cor. 7]
The main thesis of this exegesis is that Jesus affirmed Moses’ exception clause concerning sexual immorality – which can be argued that it annuls the “one flesh” union – permitting divorce if the offender remains unrepentant. It is clear that divorce is permissible if there is marital unfaithfulness (extramarital sexual intercourse) by the other spouse or when an unbelieving spouse deserts the Christian spouse. Further argue that divorce is a sin and since all sins are forgivable (except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, Matt. 12:32), when a divorcee meets the exception clause and a deserting partner, he or she is free to remarry. It must be emphasized that Jesus never sanctioned divorce but permitted it.
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Writing from scratch
Pages / words: 5 / 1400
Number of sources: 2
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English
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