Theology Chapter 1 Vocabulary and Study Guide

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salvation history

story of God's actions and the people's responses over many centuries

patriarch/matriarch

mothers and fathers of faith

Exodus

when the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt; "going out"

Moses

who led the Israelites out of Egypt

Yahweh

"I am the One who is always present"; name God revealed to Moses

Israelites (Hebrews)

the people of God

covenant

sacred promise, usually between God and his people

judges

military leaders

David

second and greatest king of Israel

prophet

someone who speaks for God

exile

time when the Israelites were taken captive by the Babylonians and forced to move from their land around 600 B.C.

Messiah

Savior promised to the people by God

Catholic Canon of the Old Testament

46 books of the Old Testament that the Catholic church recognizes as the inspired word of God

Pentateuch

first five books of the Bible

Torah

"law"

four main sections of the Old Testament

Pentateuch, historical, wisdom, prophetic

() books are in the Pentateuch

5

names of the books in the Pentateuch

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

inspired text

written by the authors in their own words, but God inspired the writings to make sure they included all the truth needed for salvation

two examples of historical books

1 Samuel and 2 Samuel

two examples of wisdom books

Psalms and Proverbs

two examples of prophetic books

Jonah and Daniel

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