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Greek class please add Greek fundamentals as well VII. Historical background –(2 pages) You can choose from the following options 1) Background of the Gospel of John (authorship, date, recipient, purpose, etc.) 2) Specific background study (examples, viticulture, Capernaum, Pool of Bethesda, Feasts in John, religious leaders such as Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, Essenes, etc.). References to consult Dictionary of Jesus & the Gospels Dictionary of Paul and His Letters Anchor Bible Dictionary New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon) Commentaries on John See – Bock & Fanning (pp. 167-96) for background studies VIII. Exegetical and Theological Issues (3-5 pages) 1. According to John 15:1-11, is it possible for a true believer to lose salvation after having believed in Jesus? Do a careful exegesis of the passage, and come up with your own conclusion on this issue. 2. What does the apostle John say about assurance of salvation (eternal security) in the Gospel of John? Give some passages on the assurance of salvation, and do a brief explanation of them. 3. What are some passages in the New Testament that speak of the assurance of salvation, or the possibility of losing salvation? Briefly describe your understanding of these passages. 4. Also, compare with the Gospel of John (and John 15:1-11, and see if there are similarities or differences between the Gospel of John and other passages of NT. 5. What is your position on the eternal security of believers? 3 Articles & Essays to consult (Note: you may be able to search and download these articles by going to Biola Library > Databases > ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials • Dillow, Joseph C. “Abiding Is Remaining in Fellowship: Another Look at John 15:1- 6.” Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (January 1990): 44–53. – Posted in Canvas (Go to Modules > Articles on John 15 • Derickson, Gary W. “Viticulture and John 15:1-6.” Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (January 1996): 34–52. Posted in Canvas (Go to Modules > Articles on John 15 • Laney, J Carl. “Abiding Is Believing?: The Analogy of the Vine in John 15:1-6.” Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (January 1989): 55–66. Posted in Canvas (Go to Modules > Articles on John 15 • Peterson, Robert A. “The Perseverance of the Saints?: A Theological Exegesis of Four Key New Testament Passages.” Presbyterion 17 (Fall 1991): 95–112. Posted in Canvas (Go to Modules > Articles on John 15 • Johnston, George. “Allegory of the Vine?: Exposition of John 15:1-17.” Canadian Journal of Theology 3 (July 1957): 150–58. Commentaries on John – Posted in Canvas. Go to Modules > Commentaries on the Gospel of John (TNT 503).docx. See if you can check out these books from the library. IX. Application (Double space) – 1-2 pages. Describe the precise nature and composition of your audience. What are their needs (felt and real)? How would you apply the timeless truth you have discovered from the text into your life situation? If you wish, you may include the application as you do the exposition in the main body of your paper. X. Bibliography Please list all the references you have used for this project.