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Naboth’s Vineyard & Land in Ancient Israel

The goal of this assignment is to explain various perspectives on the land through the study of a biblical passage.

Read the narrative about Naboth and his vineyard in 1 Kings 21:1-29. Note that there are 4 significant characters in this narrative: Naboth, Ahab, Jezebel, and Elijah. The assignment is to view the land through the eyes of each of these characters. What was his or her perspective of the land? Make sure that you know a little bit about each individual as you read the narrative and then determine their view of the land in this situation.

Write 1 short paragraph on each of the 4 individuals that summarizes their perspective of the land in this situation. How does each individual visualize or think about the land? Feel free to interject your own evaluation of the land of Israel during Old Testament times as you interact with each of these characters.

Cultural Backgrounds & the Meaning of a Biblical Passage

The goal of this assignment is to demonstrate how an understanding of ancient culture enhances the understanding of a biblical passage. This assignment provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate how an understanding of ancient culture, including the environmental aspects of ancient Israel, and the daily life and times of the Old Testament people aids in the understanding of a biblical passage.

For this assignment you will need to select 1 of the biblical passages listed below:

Isaiah 5:1-7Song of the vineyard (agriculture: wine and vineyards)
Isaiah 28:23-29Parable of the farmer (agriculture: farming)
Isaiah 44:12-17Idolatry polemic (craftsmen and idol making)
Jeremiah 32:6-16Sign of land purchase (land transaction)
Jeremiah 36Burning Jeremiahs scroll (writing: literacy, scrolls)
Ezekiel 27:4-9Sinking of Tyre (ship building, ships)
Ezekiel 34:1-19Good and evil shepherds (shepherding and herding)
Hosea 7:3-9Israels sins (baker and bread making

GLST 220-D07 Discussion 1 – Reply

Replies: 1. The purpose of these replies is to provide an opportunity for you to thoughtfully and actively interact with your peers. Therefore, statements like Good posting or I agree will not count as replies and will not be factored into the word count. Make sure that your reply reflects and builds upon what was written in the thread to which you are responding. Reply to your classmates in a way which contributes to further conversation about the subject matter. (Suggested ideas of how to respond: What do you agree/disagree with in their post? Why? What examples have you seen of the concepts your classmate shared? What details would you add to the things they have shared? How can you expand the perspective given or provide a new perspective on the topic?)

2 Replies (at least 200 words each) due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday.

Religion of Islam

Which philosophical or mystical figure from this weeks readings resonates with you? What aspects of his/her teachings do you find to be especially interesting? Why? (Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the readings.)

Please answer this question correctly from the reading
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Religion

Summarize this understanding in your post. What is interesting, significant, surprising, challenging, and/or meaningful to you? (One point to pay special attention to is that God sends a message directly not just to Abraham but also to Sarah and to Hagar. What might the significance of this be?) How is this understanding of all three faiths as siblings important for our world today? (Think about how Abraham is buried. What do his sons do? And how might this relate to contemporary issues?)

you choose topic

Choose a religion that is not covered in class. The religion you choose has to be an existing religion.
Write an essay (Font size 12, double spaced) on a general introduction to that religion.
Your essay should include the following information:
Introduction to the religion (1 paragraph)
Core Beliefs of the religion (1 paragraph)
Historical background of the religion (2 paragraphs)
Geographic distribution (1 paragraph)
How the religion reacts/interacts with modern society (1 paragraph)

In addition, you will choose one of the 7 religions covered in class (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and write a paragraph on how it is similar to your essays religion, and a paragraph on how it is different.
In total, your essay should have 8 paragraphs.
At the end of your essay, show your references (where you got your information from). This part is very important.


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RLGN 360-D02 – F1 – Reply

General Instructions - Replies

Select 2 of your classmates threads and interact with the thoughts and ideas. The content of your reply must reflect an excellent knowledge of the topic and must interact with the concepts articulated in your classmates posts. Your replies must also expand on the thread and relate issues to Scripture, biblical principles, and pertinent personal experience. Finally, each reply must meet the required word count of 150300 words and be submitted on time.

Examine the term transubstantiation as it pertains to the Roman Church of the Middle Ages.

Please use APA style citations in their writing assignments.  Please use World RELG4 Introduction to World Religions, Robert E. Van Voorst, 2020, Cengage, ISBN.13: 978-1-337-40505-8, as one of your citations.  Please submit an original paper (not previously written), between 350-500 words (1-2 pages).

Examine the term transubstantiation as it pertains to the Roman Church of the Middle Ages.

Please use APA style citations in their writing assignments.  Please use World RELG4 Introduction to World Religions, Robert E. Van Voorst, 2020, Cengage, ISBN.13: 978-1-337-40505-8, as one of your citations.  Please submit an original paper (not previously written), between 350-500 words (1-2 pages).

Explain Daoist views on immortality.

Please use APA style citations in their writing assignments.  Please use World RELG4 Introduction to World Religions, Robert E. Van Voorst, 2020, Cengage, ISBN.13: 978-1-337-40505-8, as one of your citations.  Please submit an original paper (not previously written), between 350-500 words (1-2 pages).