GOD'S STORY RESEARCH PAPER: PART2

NEED THESIS STATEMENT, INSTEAD OF ABSTRACT PAGE.
1.How does the topic (Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden Calf) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and

redemption within the overarching story of the Bible?
2.What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding this person or concept?
3.What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person within Exodus/Deuteronomy?
4.What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today?
MUST INCLUDE THESIS, INTRODUCTIONS , AND CONCLUSION
Please follow instructions for Part 2
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW INSTURCTIONS FORM ATTACHED FILE SPECIFICLLY PART 2; I HAVE ALSO ATTACHED TWO SUPPORTING ARTICLES TO HELP REFERNCE
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God’s Story Research Paper
BIBL100 Signature Assignment Instructions
Assignment Overview
In this course, we are learning that the stories in Exodus and Deuteronomy are an integral part
of the grand story of Christian Scripture. In many ways, God’s action in and through Moses and
the Israelites are a microcosm of the overarching themes of creation, fall, and redemption that
find meaning and movement throughout the entirety of the Bible. Exodus and Deuteronomy are
of particular importance because it is here that God initiates his plan of redemption among the
Israelites. In order to better understand the meaning and implications of God’s redemptive work
in the Old Testament, you will choose a person or concept that is highlighted in the course for
further research and analysis. The topic choices for research and analysis are Moses, Miriam,
Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden Calf. Note that each of these topics has a
corresponding article posted in the course from Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch.
The Signature Assignment affords you an extended time to explore Exodus/Deuteronomy in
light of the following four questions:
1. How does the topic (Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden Calf)
connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the overarching
story of the Bible?
2. What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding this
person or concept?
3. What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person within
Exodus/Deuteronomy?
4. What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today?
Assignment Instructions
Your research, analysis, and response to these questions will take the form of a research paper,
and the project will be completed in three stages:
1. Part 1: Project Plan – Topic, Thesis, Resources, and Outline.
2. Part 2: First Draft – Introduction, plus body paragraphs addressing Questions 1, 2, and 3.
3. Part 3: Final Paper – Revisions of first draft, plus body paragraphs addressing Question 4,
and a conclusion.2
Assignment Requirements
Part 1: Project Plan
Submit a Project Plan, to include the following:
 Topic – Choose one: Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden Calf.
 Thesis – What is the central message/argument of the paper? See the APU Writing
Center resource Thesis Statements for help.
 Resources – The paper must reference:
o The Drama of Scripture.
o The accompanying topic article found in the course from Dictionary of the Old
Testament: Pentateuch.
o Two additional sources from the APU Library; see the APU Writing Center’s
Research Tips and Resources for suggestions about finding good resources.
o NOTE: In APA style, classical works – including the Bible – are not listed in the
References page. Embed biblical citations within the text as follows: “Then
Moses turned and went down the mountain, carrying the two tablets of the
covenant in his hands” (Exod 32:15, NRSV). Only indicate the Bible version in
the first citation; it is not necessary to identify each citation as NRSV.
 Outline – Organize the paper to address the following four assignment questions:
1. How does the topic (Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden
Calf) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the
overarching story of the Bible?
2. What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding
this person or concept?
3. What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person
within Exodus/Deuteronomy?
4. What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today?
Assignment Expectations
 Submit the assignment in Times New Roman 12-point font.
 The Project Plan is 2 pages in length.
 Outline identifies the introduction/thesis statement, at least four main ideas, and 3-4 subpoints beneath each main idea.
 List references in APA format.3
Part 2: First Draft
Submit a first draft, to include the following:
 Introduction with thesis statement. See the APU Writing Center resources Thesis
Statements and Introductions and Conclusions for help.
 Body paragraphs that address the following three (out of four) assignment questions:
1. How does the topic (Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden
Calf) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the
overarching story of the Bible?
2. What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding
this person or concept?
3. What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person
within Exodus/Deuteronomy?
 Body paragraphs embed research and analysis from scholarly sources and contain intext citations.
 References page, formatted in APA style, minimally includes:
o The Drama of Scripture.
o The accompanying topic article found in the course from Dictionary of the Old
Testament: Pentateuch.
o Two additional sources from the APU Library.
o NOTE: In APA style, classical works – including the Bible – are not listed in the
References page. Embed biblical citations within the text as follows: “Then
Moses turned and went down the mountain, carrying the two tablets of the
covenant in his hands” (Exod 32:15, NRSV). Only indicate the Bible version in
the first citation; it is not necessary to identify each citation as NRSV.
Assignment Expectations
 Written in Times New Roman 12-point font and double spaced.
 Approx. 1,000 to 1,200 words in length, plus a References page.
 Paper includes an introduction and thesis statement, addresses the first three (of four)
assignment questions, and engages with the required scholarly sources.
 Lists references in APA format.
 Contains minimal grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.4
Part 3: Final Paper
Submit a final paper, to include the following:
 Revisions as indicated by the professor.
 Introduction with thesis statement. See the APU Writing Center resources Thesis
Statements and Introductions and Conclusions for help.
 Body paragraphs that address all four assignment questions:
1. How does the topic (Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden
Calf) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the
overarching story of the Bible?
2. What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding
this person or concept?
3. What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person
within Exodus/Deuteronomy?
4. What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today?
 Body paragraphs embed research and analysis from scholarly sources and contain intext citations.
 References page, formatted in APA style, minimally includes:
o The Drama of Scripture.
o The accompanying topic article found in the course from Dictionary of the Old
Testament: Pentateuch.
o Two additional sources from the APU Library.
o NOTE: In APA style, classical works – including the Bible – are not listed in the
References page. Embed biblical citations within the text as follows: “Then
Moses turned and went down the mountain, carrying the two tablets of the
covenant in his hands” (Exod 32:15, NRSV). Only indicate the Bible version in
the first citation; it is not necessary to identify each citation as NRSV.
Assignment Expectations
 Written in Times New Roman 12-point font and double spaced.
 Approx. 1,500 words in length, plus a References page.
 Paper includes an introduction and thesis statement, addresses all four assignment
questions, engages with the required scholarly sources, and includes a conclusion. See
the APU Writing Center resource Introductions and Conclusions for help.
 Incorporates improvements based on instructor feedback from Part 2.
 Lists references in APA format.
 Contains minimal grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Review the Grading Rubric for further details as to how your project ultimately will be scored.

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