a record or history of the ancestors or descendants of a person, a people, or a nation
the entire body of Jewish literature, teaching, and law
a western Semitic language commonly spoken in Palestine, Syria, an Mesopotamia from the third century before Christ until AD 650. It was later replaced by Arabic
a deed or an event that cannot be explained by ordinary human intervention of known natural forces
Son of Man
a title Jesus used to refer to himself. It emphasizes both Jesus's humanity and divinity. Its origins are in Daniel 7:13:"I saw...one like a son of man coming on the clouds of heaven."
Who did Matthew write for?
Jewish- Christian audience
What did Matthew show that Jesus was a part of?
the Chosen people
Who did Matthew trace the lineage back to?
What did Matthew call Jesus Christ?
the son of David and the son of Abraham
What does the word son mean?
What did Matthew make clear about Jesus?
he was a legal heir to the throne of King David
What was God supposed to fulfill through Jesus?
the promises he made to the Chosen People
T/F Matthew's genealogy is particularly interesting because it includes five women - an inclusion that violated the usual pattern of Jewish genealogies.
Why did Matthew include these women in his genealogy?
Perhaps he did so to show that God is a God of surprises. God's action in Salvation History does not always coincide with preconceptions people have about how we should act.
Who did Luke write for?
Who did Luke begin his genealogy with and where did he go from that?
Jesus and moved backwards
Who did Luke trace his lineage back to?
What does Luke call Jesus?
the son of Adam and the Son of God
What were the 2 theological points that Luke made?
1- stressed that Jesus is indeed human, a descendant of the first humans
2- Jesus was in fact the Son of God
What is Jesus to every human being?
Who did Jesus come to redeem?
What fact does Luke's Gospel make clear about Jesus?
he is the Universal Savior
Where did Luke insert the genealogical background of Jesus?
right after his baptism
T/F Luke was making it clear that Jesus is the Son of God and a human being with a family tree.
T/F genealogies are meant to be comprehensive, tracing every ancestors of Jesus all the way back to the first human being, rather they are condensed short summaries
F - they are not meant to be comprehensive but they are condensed short summaries
What would the shortening of the genealogies aid?
How was the Good News passed on after the Death and Resurrection of Jesus?
from believer to believer only through oral recitation
T/F Joseph was the foster father of Jesus but not the biological father of Jesus.
Why was Jesus a legal heir?
because he was born into Joseph's family
What was Jesus known as before Joseph died?
carpenter's son and son of Joseph, from Nazareth
T/F It is likely that Joseph died before Jesus began his public ministry.
After Joseph died, what was Jesus known as?
the carpenter and son of Mary
How did Jesus earn a living and who taught him?
carpentry and Joseph
How did Jesus possibly meet his disciples?
building boats because 7 of them were fishermen
T/F One of the most warm invitations that Jesus extended to his followers involved a yoke.
Who was born into a pagan household in Poitiers, France in 315 AD?
Where did St. Hilary's search lead him?
the Christian Bible and the verse Exodus 3:14 "I am who am"
What did Hilary later discover about the Gospel of John?
another clear insight upon reading the words in the prologue: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
T/F Hilary was married and had a daughter.
What was most of Hilary's life devoted to along with St. Athanasius?
dispelling the heretical belief of Arianism
What did Arius accept?
Jesus was the Son of God, but he claimed that he Son was created by God and thus was not equal to God; he denied the divinity of Jesus
When was Hilary proclaimed a Doctor of the Church and what is he known as?
1851; Doctor of Christ's divinity
T/F Luke's Gospel also make it clear that Mary and Joseph raised Jesus in the Jewish faith and tradition.
What is Jesus' name also mean?
T/F Because they offered doves rather than a yearling lamb, its clear that Mary and Joseph were not wealthy.
When Philip declared that Jesus of Nazareth was the Promised One, what did Nathaniel question?
"Can anything good come from Nazareth?"
T/F Around the age of 5 or 6 Jesus would have begun to learn the written Torah and to read and write in general.
What is Jesus' primary language?
There were a number of Greek-speaking Gentiles who lived where?
What did the schooling that Jesus received have tremendous emphasis on?
T/F This helps to explain why the disciples of Jesus were able to repeat his teachings accurately for several decades before the Gospels were written.
What did Jesus challenge Satan with in the desert?
passages from the Old Testament
T/F All human beings have a human nature.
What are the 2 qualities that we posses being human?
a human body and an immortal soul
T/F to be human means having human body and an immortal soul.
T/F Jesus had both a human body and a glorified body.
When did Jesus have a glorified body?
after his Resurrection
What are the two powers the human soul has?
intellect and free will
What do our intellects enables us to do?
reason, learn, and grow in knowledge and to process and reflect upon our emotions
What do our free wills enable us to do?
to choose between good and evil; to choose the good of others; to act out of love
the inducement to sin that comes through some sort of persuasion or the promise of a good pleasure; not a sin itself
What does Jesus' experience of temptation make him?
an understanding Savior
Who was Jesus tempted by?
Satan and Peter
T/F - Jesus' human soul was endowed with true human knowledge that as such could not in itself be unlimited.
In Jesus' human knowledge who did he have immediate knowledge of?
the Father and the secret thoughts of people
T/F - He had a fullness of understanding of the eternal plan of Salvation that he came to reveal.
What is an example of Jesus weeping?
He cried at the death of Lazarus
What is an example of Jesus being joyful?
He was happy at dinner feasts, especially the Wedding at Cana
What is an example of Jesus being angry?
he never harmed anyone; he reprimanded Peter for suggesting he should not go the way of the cross
an emotion or passion
What is an example of Jesus needing time alone but also enjoyed human companionship?
He invited 3 of the Apostles to witness him raising a girl from the dead, his Transfiguration, and to pray with him
What is an example of Jesus being troubled, distressed, and sorrowful?
the Last Supper
What is an example of Jesus showing compassion?
He took pity on many people, as evidenced by the many cures he performed
What do many stories that Jesus told reveal?
a person that loved nature and was close to it
What did some religious authorities see Jesus as? Why/ What did they do?
a threat; taught under his own authority; criticized him openly
What do the Gospels and other books of the Old Testament clearly teach?
the divinity of Christ
T/F Jesus fulfilled all the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.
What does the fulfillment of the prophecies about Jesus strongly support?
his divine credentials
What does Jesus emphasize when he calls himself the Son of Man?
he is human like us but also divine and sent by God
What does the title "Son of Man" reveal about Jesus?
His humanity and the divinity
What was Isaiah's message when he wrote the Forth Suffering Servant Song?
Redemption comes through suffering
T/F Jesus suggested that God's people would reject the Messiah and that God would take his message to the Gentiles.
What did people think the Messiah would look like?
a flashy, forceful military leader
Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of God is?" what did they respond?
John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or other prophets
What did the answers that the diciples gave to Jesus about the Son of Man reveal?
the tremendous impact Jesus was making
Who did Jesus give a new name? What did it mean?
Simon to Peter; rock
How did Jesus show his divinity?
through what he did
What is the greatest miracle?
Why do some people not believe in miracles?
they deny that God can intervene in the natural world
What did some people say they power in Jesus' miracles was coming from?
What was the reason for the miracles?
to help us conclude that Jesus is the Son of God
T/F Jesus demonstrated his divine nature by forgiving sins.
T/F the healing of the paralytic and forgiving his sins at the same time was a dramatic example of Christ's power to heal a person, body and soul
Why did Jewish authorities sentence Jesus? What was Jesus guilty of committing?
he was claiming what no ordinary man could claim to be; blasphemy
Jesus never said the Jewish authorities were wrong to charge him with blasphemy, Why?
Jesus himself said that he was the Son of god