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Man that God called out of his life as a sheperd/nomad and told him to go to Canaan; was promised countless descendants, that he would become a great nation and that his family would be blessed. Husband of Sarah, father of Isaac.
characteristic of something
angel's announcement to Mary that she would bear a child.
another name for the Book of Revelation, Greek word for revelation.
the seciton in some Protestant Bibles where the seven noncanonical books are given at the end of the Hebrew Scriptures. Means 'unknown' or 'of doubtful origin'.
Twelve of Jesus' closest friends that gave up their lives, work and family to follow Jesus. (Peter, Simon, John, Bartholomew, Matthew, Judas, Thomas, James, James, Philip, Thaddeus, Andrew)
Assumption that Jesus was more than human but less than divine.
Jesus' return to the Father, based on word 'ascend'
A Catholic Tradition that because Mary's unique role among all human beings, at the end of her life on Earth she was united with god without going through the corruption of death.
someone who does not believe in God, someone who denies the existence of God.
city where Jesus was born, "City of David"
Scriptures of the Christian Faith
The promised land that Abraham travelled to
official list of sacred scriptures
Christian Covenant, writings where the bond between God and Israleites is renewed and extended to all mankind.
Sheperd/Soldier chosen by God and annointed by Prophet Samuel, King of All Israel.
district under the bishop
followers of Jesus
The day Jesus rose from the dead
the mutual understanding and respect that is building between Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox Christians
the letters Paul sent to the church
Son of Isaac and Rebekah who had his birthright bought from him from his brother
The heresy that affirmed the union of two natures of Jesus into one
People who believe that we cannot know whether there is a God.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; the writers of the Gospels (word comes from a Greek word meaning 'good news' or 'gospel')
God's freeing the Israelites from slavery.
trusting in God and holding beliefs or convictions about God.
"Place of the Skull", the hill where crucifixions in Jerusalem took place
The day of Jesus' death, no Mass on this day.
The Bible for the Jews, consists of the Old Testament only.
false understandings of the essential truths of the Christian fath
The day that the Last Supper is commemorated or remembered.
"made in flesh" The understanding of Jesus was expressed as this doctrine.
Son of Abraham and Sarah, husband of Rebekah, father of Jacob.
Later renamed Israel, all that descended from jacob became known as the Israelites, father of Joseph and 11 others.
Jacob's favorite son, was sold as a slave to Egypt but instead gained authority and status in Egypt and invited his family from famine-stricken Canaan to Egypt.
Joseph of Arimathea
a wealthy disciple of Jesus who went to Pontius Pilate and asked permission to take Jesus' body away to be buried.
The Jews' religion (The Jew's are also referred to as the People of God)
Rachel's sister that Jacob ends up marrying because the older sister must marry first, they have children.
the heresy that denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit
The group of people, including the pope, that have the responsibility of bringing together and interpreting the experience and relections of the church's members into the essential Tradition of the church.
those who were killed for their faith
the belief that only one God exists
Gospel stories of Jesus' birth
town where Jesus had been brought up, Jesus' hometown.
the heresy that emphasized the human nature of Jesus.
the rememberance of when Jesus entered Jerusalem humbly on a donkey and was greeted with waving palm branches.
a story about ordinary, everyday reality that points to a greater truth.
community that belongs to a particular church
the reality that Jesus went from death to life.
Latin word for Passion that means suffering.
the terrible ordeal of suffering Jesus had to face
Greek word for Passion that means strong emotion or affection
First five books of the bible, means five books.
the coming of the Holy Spirit into the Apostles
the belief in many gods
wife of Jacob, mother of Joseph and one of the three matriarchs of the Jewish faith.
wife of Isaac, mother of Esau and Jacob (whom she favored) and one of the three matriarchs of the Jewish faith.
The last book of the Christian Testament, also called the Apocalypse and is filled with strange symbols of the end of time.
the history of the People of God
wife of Abraham, mother of Isaac, one of the three matriarchs of the Jewish Faith
when Jesus was scourged with a whip, probably made of metal and bone tipped strips of rawhide.
writings, special writings that each religion sees as revealing the wisdom of their God in unique and holy ways.
The Jewish feast of passover, the special meal.
Simon of Cyrene
the man who helped Jesus when he was carrying the cross to Golgotha
Son of David, made the Temple, but lost the connection of the covenant
the actual thing, what a thing is
the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; called this because when they are read side by side, parallels in structure and content can easily be seen.
the law of love, or the Catholic Church's moral teaching (Shall not have strange gods before Me, Shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, remember to keep holy the Lord's Day, Honor your mother and father, you shall not kill, shall not commit adultery, shall not steal, shall not bear false witness against your neighbore, shall not covet your neighbors wife or goods)
solemn promise between God and the people whom God has chosen
God bearer, mother of God
to hand over
change in substance
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit