Monday, 8 December 2008

The funny things people write in exams and essays

The following are all genuine material from exams and essays which I have marked over the last few years.
  • Paul tells the Genitals in Galatians that if they adopt circumcision they should just go the whole way and castrate themselves.
  • Walter Buggerman [should be ‘Walter Brueggemann’]
  • Rudolph Buttman [should be ‘Rudolph Bultmann’]
  • The Psalms are a section of the Old Testament which are often called “scared songs”
  • The Abyssinian Empire attacked northern Israel in the 8th Century BCE
  • Acts 15 describes how Paul and Peter debated at the Apoplectic council of Jerusalem.
  • The doctrine of the vaginal conception explains how God came into the world and became man.
  • As Paul says in collations 1:18…
  • The influence of Jewish Christina can be detected here.
  • Marconi was an early church theologian.
  • At the Passover meal, John has Jesus wash the disciples’ food.
  • In his article “On Dispensing with Q”, Austin Farrar agues that scholars should dispense with Q.
  • Philippi was originally in Greenland, however it became Romanised after the land was won during battle.
  • When discussing the Old Testament, perhaps it is best to first define what constitutes the Old Testament. It is the first five books of the Bible.
  • The gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synaptic gospels because they all think in the same way.
  • Irene, writing in 200AD…
  • Mark is very keen to show that the old convenient was now over
  • Jesus told cryptic parables in order to separate the wheat from the chaff. [cf. Mt. 3.12]
  • The parable of the sower crops up in all three synoptic gospels.
  • The psalms are a collection of songs which can be classified according to the work of Hermann Garfunkel
  • John’s gospel has seven masonic signs.
  • Indeed, almost all know of perhaps the most famous ‘false’ Jewish prophet: Jesus Christ.
  • The Psalms were composed after the Babylion Exile.

1 comment:

Simon Woodman said...

One of my colleagues can add the following:

The 1300s were a time of great change and redefinition. The expanding middle classes, social upheaval and the move away from the fuddle system typified the atmosphere.