Brother of Moses, he is Moses' "spokesman" or "mouth piece"
What Jesus calls YHWH. Means "Papa" or "Daddy"
Patriarch, founding father, father of Isaac and Ishmael and wife of Sarah. His name means "the father is exalted."
Abraham's name before it was changed
Egyptian cry of homage
Aka chaos, primeval waters at Creation
Acts of the Apostle
written by Luke
"Lord" in Hebrew, means "slave or property owner"
Latin for lamb
Alexander the Great
Led the Hellenistic Invasion
First writing prophet
one of the first apostles in Matthew
a "messenger of God"
A collection of various forms of literature
attributing to God, human characteristics.
a prophetic rebelation
refers to "hidden" texts that are important parts of Christian history, but are not part of the canon.
What was the name of the other man whom some in the church at Corinth were saying they followed?
"one who is sent"
Followers associated most closely with Jesus
Ark of the Covenant
the wooden container that held the twelve commandments
the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
wife of Joseph
son of Jacob and Zilpah
the attack on the Northern Kingdom of Israel by the nation of Assyria
In 364, he choose the books of the New Testament and compiled them together
belief in no god
Canaan's god of fertility
A period of time in which the Jews were removed from Isreal and taken as slaves
was in jail with Joseph and the cupbearer
Baptism of John
the event in the life of Jesus that begins the Gospel of Mark
means child of joy
means child of pain
abode of God
house of bread
the sacred writings of the Christian religions
maidservant of Rachel who gave birth to Dan and Naphtali
The inheritance of the eldest son earned at birth
an insult to something holy
An ancient way to measure distance
The week after a couple are wed in which the wife is expected to become pregnant
The celebration of circumcision
A scene in which a major biblical character first encounters God
"land of milk and honey"
The official list of books in the Bible
Greek word for universal
(ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
Waters at creation (also known as abyss and primordial waters)
Greek for "God's saving will"
The first two letters of the Greek word for Christos; a symbol of Jesus Christ
a title given to Jesus that means "anointed one"
sunset Saturday- sunset Sunday every week which is meant to be treated as a day of rest
The official name of the New Testament
The adj. form of Christology
the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ
Greek for anointed one
one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
Church Order Discourse
Physical sign of the covenant
A dry well
Way to locate passages within the Bible
City of David
Another name for Bethlehem
A book with complete exegesis of the Bible
Characteristics of God
Communal, Consistent, Covenental, Unitive, Good, Liberating, Reveals, Dynamic
A secondary wife or sex partner
Another name for a secondary wife or sex partner
Emperor of Rome who adopted the Christian faith and stopped the persecution of Christians (280-337)
When a couple first has sexual intercourse after being wed
When a person observes SIL, redaction, etc. when reading scripture
aka pre-existent Christ
Council of Jerusalem
first Council called around 50 AD, determined that Gentiles could convert to Christianity without first becoming Jewish
Council of Nicea
meeting of bishops in 325 where they formulated the Nicene Creed
an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
Gen. 15 Ex. Circumcision
Something repeated in order to maintain a covenant
Cows of the Nile
When everything came into existence
a list of beliefs
was in jail with Joseph and the baker
the opposite of a blessing
Cut a Covenant
A ceremony that sealed an agreement or covenant. In this ritual, both parties would walk between the split carcasses of an animal(s) to pledge their life in faithfulness to the covenant.
Life repeats and a spirit is "recycled"
Cyrus of Persia
Persian king who defeated Babylonia and thereby freed the Jews. Responsible for the Diaspora
Son of Jacob and Bilhah
D of JEDI (JEDI being an acronym of the major prophets)
Signals the coming of God
2nd, and the greatest, king of the Isrealites
Days of Ornamentation
The last three days of Creation
Days of Separation
The first three days of Creation
Another name for the Ten Commandments
The belief in a God that does not reveal
The idea that the second coming would probably not occur within the lifetime of those waiting for it, but that it would in fact occur in the future.
Destruction of Jerusalem
term meaning "second canon," It includes the Catholic Old Testament but not in the Hebrew Bible. These additions are 1 and 2 Maccabees, Judith, Tobit, Baruch, Sirach, Wisdom, and parts of Esther and Daniel
Means "Second Isaiah"
Greek for "second law." 5th book of the Old Testament
the scattering of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity.
The only daughter of Jacob who was raped
An example of this can be when the intestines of an animal that was cut during holocaust are thrown onto the ground and read to predict the future etc
a Greek word for a community of people; also means Church
adj of ecclesiology
the theological investigation into the nature and function of the Church
a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
Brother of Jacob. Means "red and hairy"
The descendants of Esau
an ancient empire west of Israel
Means "God of Vision"
Means "God of the Mountian"
a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols. He challenged the prophets of Ba'al
a non writing prophet of the northern kingdom, carried on the mission of Elijah and performed many works of wonders and becomes known for his healing power
hebrew word for god as "Creator"
Means God is with us
Based on faith, not science
Youngest son of Joseph/Zapenath-Paneah and Asenath, his name means "God has made me fruitful"
Another name for Bethlehem
oldest son of Isaac; twin of Jacob; his name means "red and hairy"
adj. form of eschatology
the theological investigation into the nature and function of eschaton
The return of Christ, the end of the world, the apocalypse, the future
An apocalyptic group. They believed God would usher in his kingdom through a dramatic, even catastrophic event.
mother goddess born from chaos, in charge of all things, lays the 'Universal Egg of creation' on the ocean
Greek word which means "good news."
the opposite of the Good characteristic of God
an explanation of a text; a critical interpretation
To criticize or explain text
example for liberator and communal god
departure of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery under the leadership of Moses
the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
To be kicked out of the community without food or shelter Ex. the Habiru
outside of the Bible and outside of the NT pointing to the existence of Jesus.
Another major prophet. E of JEDI (JEDI being an acronym) prophet who sees a valley full of dry bones, which he sees turned into "Sons of Abraham" before his eyes
sign to continue to the end of a chapter after a citation
derived from experience and reflection
Type of criticism which focuses on the structure, genre etc of text
Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings
Four Key Points of Isaiah
1. the king is the agent of YHWH's righteousness
2. the king has superhuman qualities
3. the king receives the spirit of YHWH to make hima virtous ruler
4. the Messianic age will be a restoration of paradise
the citation of OT scripture in certain passages of Matthew, where the OT is said to have been "fulfilled" in something that Jesus did or experienced.
A literal take on scripture. Also known as literalism
Seventh son of Jacob who was mothered by Zilpah
The place in Israel where Jesus grew up.
Gen. 12: 10-20
Citation of the pericope of Abram and Sarai's time in Eygypt
"I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers. He will strike at your head while you strike at his heel."
Citation for covenant of circumsicion
Citation where Abraham is told to sacrifice Isaac
Citation of the call story of Abram
account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation. Means beginning or origin
"Let us make man in our image"
Prologue to the bible
A Christian that was not originally Jewish
The first son of Moses
Greek for knowledge
The first Christian heresy
Hosea's wife, depicted as a harlot, and their marriage symbolic of the failing marriage of God (husband) and Israel (wife)
Region in Egypt where Jacob and his family lived
Formed from the word "Evangelion" and means "good news"
occurred afteer the Diaspora and before the Roman Occupation; is when Alexander the Great tried to conquer the world (and failed)
Pre-Israelite Hebrews. Unacceptable in society
Sarah's servant, the mother of Ishmael
Father of Sheckem
Realm where one is at the greatest level of union with God
sunset Friday- Sunset Saturday every week and is treated as a day of rest
another name for the Old Testament
one who inherits
the infulence of Greek culture
the crime of holding a belief that goes against the church
someone who goes against accepted religious beliefs
opposed to an established religious belief
the puppet king
These books deal with the history of Israel. Part of the OT
An approach to literature that uses history as a means of understanding a literary work more clearly. Examines the SIL.
The process of cutting a sacrifical animal in half and then burning it
Means "Mountain of God"
an allegorical and literal book of love and commitment. a prophet who married an unfaithful wife. He forgave his wife for her sins and redeemed her when she lived in poverty and disgrace. Just as he forgave his wife, God forgives us when we commit adultery against him by putting anything other than him first in our lives.
Means an army ready for battle
Ex. God of Abraham, God of Israel, God of Jacob
Something that applies to every human unconditionally
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
The union of the two natures of Jesus in one body
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
The idea that the second coming would occur within the lifetime of the apostles
to pierce with a sharp stake through the body
God becomes "incarnate" or "in flesh" so he becomes human in Jesus
a story about the birth and early life of Jesus
Greek for peace
Son of Abraham. His name means "laughter"
The I of JEDI (JEDI being an acronym for the major prophets)
Abraham's son by Hagar, Sarah's servant. Name means "God has heard"
The descendants of Ishmael
Jacob's new name which means "one who struggles with God"
Ninth son of Jacob, mothered by Leah
Refers to sperm
Son of Isaac
the dream that Jacob had of angels ascending and descending on a ladder to heaven (shows the renewal of the covenant with Abraham)
James bar Alpheaus
He is often identified with James the Less and commonly known by that name in church tradition. One of the Twelve Apostles
James bar Zebedee
One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater.
James the Greater
One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James bar Zebedee
James the Just
Jesus' assumed brother and leader of the Church in Jerusalem
James the Lesser
One of the Twelve Apostles who is also known as James bar Alpheaus
Where the Pharisees went
The J in JEDI (JEDI being an acronym of the major prophets)
Translated the Bible into Latin
Capital of Israel
Religious leader and founder of Christianity
father-in-law of Moses; a Midianite priest
jews who believed the prophesies were fulfilled in jesus
John the Baptist
cousin of Jesus who preached repentance; Jesus was baptized by him in the river Jordan. Hypothesized to be an Essene
John the evangelist
The "beloved disciple" - the ONLY apostle present at the foot of the cross. Was given Mary to care for.
Joseph of Nazareth
"Father" of Jesus who was told to be descended from Abraham and David in Matthew's genealogy
Joseph the Patriarch
First son of Jacob that was born by the wife he loved
And Extra-biblical writer
Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land
Fourth son of Jacob mothered by Leah
disciple who betrayed Jesus
the southern part of the ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah
Old and New Testament values
Temporary leaders appointed by God to lead the people of Israel when enemies oppressed them.
Greek for "core" or "center"; Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again
group of people related by blood or marriage
people descended from a common ancestor
Kinsman of Isaac
god of Isaac
an understanding gained through study or experience
Greek for intimate relationship with God and implies equality
Greek equivalent of Adonai
space or cavity
A division of the Hebrew Bible containing the three "major" prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) and the Book of the Twelve.
Jacob's first wife
son of Jacob from whom Moses descended
the third book of the Old Testament
The theory that history is on going and leads to a final end being eschaton
any approach to a scriptural text that locates its primary sense in the "literal" meaning of words
the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
a term used to specify the distinct types or categories into which literary works are grouped; also known as a genre
Greek for "public assembly"
relating to public worship
the official public worship of the Church.
son of Hosea, name means "Not mine" To show Israel would no longer be God's people
a Greek term that means "word"
God's form on Earth. Also known as an "angel"
Hosea's second child name meaning "she is not pitied"
author of acts of the apostles
source from Matthew himself
the men in Matthew who brought the baby Jesus frankincense, myrrh, and gold.
the official teaching authority of the church
Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Isaiah cough cough JEDI cough cough
Last book of the OT
First son of Joseph by his Egyptian wife, Asenath, and his name means "God has made me forget"
plants which were thought to make people fruitful
the chief Babylonian god
This was the first Gospel written
one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
hebrew for anointed one
This Gospel emphasizes Jesus Christ as King and was directed especially to the Jews.
the opening words of a prophetic speech, attributing what follows to God, as in "Thus says the Lord..." or "The Lord said..."
English word for anointed one
the messiah will bring peace among all nations, perfect harmony and abundance in nature, all Jews return from exile to Israel, universal acceptance of the Jewish god and religion, no sin or evil; all Israel will obey the commandments, reinstatement of the temple
A belief or movement focused on the Messiah or Anointed One who would deliver the Jewish people and usher in an era of peace. For Christians, the same beliefs were directed towards Jesus Christ. Military term
a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
Moses fled here after killing an Egyptian
In an area of odd redaction this tribes name is used rather than the Ishmaelites
a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
belief in one God
A belief in one God that is in control of all elements
The Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus
oil used for anointing/preparation for burial
those who are members of the church, united with christ as head of the body
Greek word meaning "myth, story, legend, plot"
Form of Metanoia
Jacob's 6th son, with Bilhah
Narrative [in Matthew]
Precedes each discourse [in Matthew]
That which makes something what it is
Navel of the Earth
Concept that the Earth is flat and that heaven lies directly about the _____________________________
a historic town in northern Israel that is mentioned in the Gospels as the home of Joseph and Mary
First Roman Emperor to persecute Christians
the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other Epistles, and Revelation
major egyptian river runs north south close to red sea
the Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain
Also called Israel
Elijah; Elisha; Amos; Hosea
the fourth book of the Old Testament
The Western way of thought
The first half of the Bible containing the Jewish Torah, Law and Prophets
words of wisdom or advice given by God through a spokesperson
pass down from one generation to another by word of mouth
The Eastern way of thought
depicted as a primal serpent coiled himself around the Universal Egg to incubate and hatch it. Impregnated Eurynome.
Another name for Canaan
Belief that trees and water or not water but that gods control trees and water, etc.
Belief in things in nature as god
A vivid short story told to convey religious truth; usually with a surprise ending
holiday commemorating the Exodus
a Christian missionary to the Gentiles
another name for saul
the name for the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
Birthday of the Church
a defined selection or passage from a larger literary work
mistreatment or punishment of a group of people because of their beliefs. Big influence on many writings in the New Testament beginning with the martyrdom of Stephen
disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles
the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
"Seperated ones" They believed in strict overservance of the Law which they thought kept them from sin, lukewarm religious practice, and Gentile influence.
Letter writer in ancient Rome; Extra-biblical writer
The study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit
belief in multiple Gods
Roman General who won Palestine for Rome
of or relating to the period in Jewish history after 539 BC (after the Babylonian Captivity)
Master over Joseph before throwing him in jail for supposed rape of his wife
Lied that she was raped by Joseph
Primary Theological Conclusions
Waters at Creation (also called chaos and abyss)
introductory remarks in a speech, play or literary work, introductory action
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Prophets of the Exile
Ezechiel and daniel
Prophets of the Northern Kingdom
Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Hosea.
stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
Hebrew word for "song"
one of the midwives that refused pharaoh's order to kill the Hebrew babies
Other writings about Jesus. Comes from the German word quelle
an ancient Essene monastery on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. Near it were found the Dead Sea scrolls
the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
King of Egypt at the time of the Hebrew's Exodus
wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
analysis of a text in relation to the editing undergone
The exiles and former exiles who remained faithful to YHWH during the time of captivity and who were expected to restore Jerusalem.
the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion
Jacob's oldest son
father of Zipporah
Act of Revelation
the speech act of making something evident
Book of Revelation
the last book of the New Testament
the condition of being right, moral, just, or legal
any customary observance or practice
"spirit" or "breath"
When Romans persecuted the Christians
That which makes something implicit, explicit
Mostly priests and aristocrats who cared for Temple practices and worship, they centered their activities in Jerusalem.
translated the bible into latin from Hebrew and Greek.
the saving action of God throughout human history
Means "princess". Wife of Abraham
the original name of Sarah. Also means "princess"
the first king of the Israelites
(Deutero-Isaiah) Prophet of the Exile. Knew the Cyrus would return the Jews home. Preached the restoration of Isaiah.
Secondary Theological Conclusion
God is blank sooooo
blank is blank
Greek translation of the Old Testament
Sermon on the Mount
the first major discourse delivered by Jesus (Matthew 5-7)
the form taken by satan in the garden of eden. Phallic symbol
Who was the son of Ramsses?
Roman biographer; Extra-biblical writer
Seven Disputed Books
another name for the Deuterocanonical Books
Hebrew word for peace
bundle of stalks of grain
The Hebrew place of the dead
son of Hamor; layed with Dinah (daughter of Jacob) by force; killed by Levi and Simeon
one of the midwives that refused pharaoh's order to kill the Hebrew babies
Jewish terrorists who stabbed people with knives and hated everything Roman (a.k.a. Zealots)
something which indicates something but does not participate in what it is indicating
A ring that held the stamp or seal of Pharaoh
an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
The mountain where Moses received the Law from God
2nd son of Jacob and Leah
Sitz im Leben
German for "situation in life"
Skin of Water
An animals stomach was used as a container for water and was called this
Son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom. He built the great Temple
Son of Abraham, Son of David
Titles to make Jesus seem royal
Son of God
A name or title for Jesus.
Son of Man
a name for Jesus; the name Jesus most often uses for himslf in the Gospels
Means "to save"
adj. of soteriology
the theological investigation into the nature and function of salvation
Judah, capital Jerusalem
not active or moving
Obadiah, Joel, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Micah, Isaiah and Jeremiah
First Christian martyr
Something that indicates something and participates in that which it indicates
the fusion of originally different inflected forms
a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus
Judah's daughter-in-law that served as his prostitute for a night
Women that had sexual intercourse in temples on the alters in a way to praise the god of fertility, Ba'al. All of their children would be sacrificed by holocaust.
2nd story in Genesis
4th story in Genesis
5th story in Genesis
any belief in god or gods
any expression of god
Combo of "theos" and "logos"
Theology of Creation
1. God is Creator
2. creation is good
Theology of Human Nature
1. god is creator
2. human nature is good
Theology of Sin
1. sin is choice
2. sin is communal
Greek for "god"
Message was of hope. These chapters take place after return from exile.
the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
Believing in one god that is of a certain people only
laid by Eurynome in dove form on the ocean, hatched after Ophion coils around it 7 times, creation hatches from the egg
Believing in one god for all people
characteristics that can be observed in every human culture and society such as ethich, gestures, and superstitions
Valley of the Dry Bones
representation of the house of Israel, long gone, but a symbol of hope for bringing them back to life
Latin for Truth
Describes human want
Latin translation of the Bible
process of substituting other foods for the milk produced by the mother
Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes
Isaiah, Ezekial, Jeremiah, Daniel
the name of God that he revealed to Moses. means "I AM"
the Hebrew letters for the name of God that he revealed to Moses
Joseph's Egyptian name
Despised Roman rule and fomented violence to overthrow it.
6th son of Jacob born by Leah
the father of apostles James and John
Leah's maidservant, bore two sons to Jacob: Gad and Asher