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Texts and Traditions 2018: Book of Luke especially
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:38:47 pm »
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Because T&T is such a small subject, to get the best out of it the few people who do it need to help and support each other, and in my entire time on AN I haven't yet seen any active thread about T&T, so if you are doing it in 2018, please use this thread for some discussion and questions.
To start with, who out there is doing the Book of Luke, and how much work should I be doing in the holidays in reading and annotating?
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Re: Texts and Traditions 2018: Book of Luke especially
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 06:52:35 pm »
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Hi there  :)

I completed T&T in 2017 with Luke as my text, so I thought Iíd share my two cents. Apologies for the intrusion as a former T&T student and not a 2018 one!  :P

Regarding the question about holiday work, I think this can depend on the resources provided to you by your teacher. In my case, my class received a few powerpoints to skim over on the holidays in preparation for the first outcome relating to the sociocultural and historical contexts.

Itíd be worthwhile making a note of the areas youíre required to learn about in accordance with the study design, such as this excerpt from AOS1 of Unit 3:

- The social, cultural, religious and political conditions and institutions of the society out of which the tradition emerged and developed during its foundational period
- The historical context, that is, people, places and events that relate to the origin and early development of the tradition
- The ways that the historical context and social, cultural, religious and political conditions and institutions influenced the early development of the tradition


This could encompass topics such as the political system, religious life (including worship, festivals, and the locations at which these acts/celebrations would occur), etc. Having an understanding of the timeline of Jewish history would not hurt either.

The scope of information you research to prepare for this outcome should also be relevant to the passages for special study in 2018. What I mean by this is that perhaps you could have a read over all the selected passages for this year and make a note of areas that might be worth exploring if you haven't already. For instance, the concept of cleanliness, relationships between ethnic groups, and even parables as a literary form were each topics pertinent to the Parable of the Good Samaritan (a selected passage in 2017) in some way, so these of course were beneficial to look into.

Maybe first have a read over the 2018 selected passages and compile a list of topics that come under those key areas outlined in the study design: the social, cultural, religious and political conditions, institutions, historical context, etc.

In relation other forms of assessment in T&T, like essays and exegeses, I think itíd be up to you individually to determine what the most valuable methods of preparation are. Youíve mentioned annotating as one method, which I found instrumental in helping me achieve a high mark in the end (especially colour coding!) but itís also important to consider the level of detail youíd be able to annotate passages with now compared to, say, a few months into heavy exegetical work having read multiple commentaries. If you set out to annotate every selected passage now, attempting to incorporate themes, literary forms and techniques, the sociocultural and historical contexts and so on, the workload may feel pretty insurmountable. This was my experience anyway!

Personally, I didnít do too much work over the holidays aside from note-taking for 3AOS1 and making brief notes on themes after skimming over the selected passages (where the themes appear over the course of entire text, how they are developed, and jotting down particular references). Perhaps you could also read commentaries for the first few chapters and note down anything in relation to the sociocultural/historical context and themes to help your future self out a little.

Iíd also recommend making a note of theological terminology that crops up in your readings too, as this is an area I think some people tend to neglect, but it often adds a degree of sophistication to your writing (and of course illustrates that youíve done your research!)

Hopefully this assisted you in some way, but if Iím reiterating tips youíve heard before, let me know if I can help in any other way.

Best of luck for this year  :)


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Re: Texts and Traditions 2018: Book of Luke especially
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 07:07:13 pm »
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Hi there  :)

I completed T&T in 2017 with Luke as my text, so I thought Iíd share my two cents. Apologies for the intrusion as a former T&T student and not a 2018 one!  :P
Not a problem, insights from T&T students are rare and very valuable, so thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated. :)
2017-2018: VCE
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