God making Himself known to us
influence of the Holy Spirit on the human writers of Sacred Scripture
belief that Bible is without error with regard to that which is necessary for our salvation
Regions of Palestine in Jesus' time
Galilee in north, Samaria in central part and Judea in south
circle of Gentiles
language spoken in the temple in Jesus' time
language spoken by Romans of Jesus' time
language spoken by most people in Jesus' time around the Mediterranean; used for commerce and trade
language spoken among Jews of Jesus' time
God with us
story of Jesus' birth and infancy
list of ancestors
using Old Testament references in the New Testament
(New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus
(New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion
a Catholic teaching that the Son of God took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ
the Church teaching that God favored Mary by preserving her from all stain of original sin from the first moment of her conception
the core teaching about Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
wealthy Jews of the temple who did not believe in the afterlife
legalists that make people follow Moses's law, so concerned w/ letter of law, forget meaning
Monastic Jews who were living communally, apart from the world, about the time of Jesus
God's love and salvation revealed to us through the life, passion, death, resurrection and glorification of his son Jesus Christ.
symbol of John's Gospel
winged desert lion
symbol of Mark's Gospel
symbol of Matthew's Gospel
symbol of Luke's Gospel
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which, because of their similarities, can be "seen together" in parallel columns and mutually compared.
an extraordinary event, beyond human power to affect, brought about by God within the context of faith
One of the twelve, "sent out" to preach the Gospel
one of the 72 "followers" of Christ commissioned to preach the Gospel
three-day liturgy that celebrates, remembers, the redeeming work of Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection
previously persecutor of Christians, now the Pharisee and Roman citizen who is the "Apostle to the Gentiles"
letters found in the New Testament to the early Christian communities about God's revelation in Jesus Christ
Acts of the Apostles
a New Testament book describing the development of the early Church from Christ's ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
The Book of Revelation
Symbolic literature which was readily understood by first century Christians who were being persecuted; apocalyptic literature
4 kinds of miracles
nature, exorcism, raising back to life and healing
Structure of miracle story
Introduction, request for help, response by Jesus, result of His intervention, reaction of the crowd
Characteristics of a parable
story that uses everyday experiences to teach a deeper religious truth and often has a twist or a surprise in it
participation in the life of God
author of the Acts of the Apostles
history of early church
a. going to Damascus, struck by lightning and heard God saying, "Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?" Ananias baptizes him, and he changes his thinking
a literary form that uses dramatic events and highly symbolic language to offer hope to a people in crisis
Revelation ends how?
all eyes fixed on the second coming of Christ
"puppet" leader of Palestine, working for Rome
Jerusalem in which region?
belief in many gods
critical intepretation of scripture
northernmost region of Palestine in Jesus' time
middle region ...
group desiring Jewish independence, caused uprising in 70 A.D.
Jewish scholars of Jesus' time, knowing how to read and write
group most mentioned in the Bible
Which apostle was a Pharisee?
Cousin to John the Baptist?
reading scripture in its context means paying attention to the...
culture and time
Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as a "life-giving messiah"?
Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as a "suffering messiah"?
Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as "compassionate and merciful messiah"?
Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as the "teaching messiah"?
John's Gospel is lacking which of the following?
a. an infancy narrative
b. the multiplication of loaves and fish
c. a passion narrative
d. a definite audience for whom the Gospel is directed.
a. an infancy narrative
The miracle of turning the water into wine at the wedding in Cana is which kind of miracle?
John's Gospel has Jesus making "I AM" statements suggesting his messiahship, or Godliness. Name some "I AM" statements.
"I am the bread of life." "I am the Good Shepherd." "I am the light of the world." "I am the way, the truth and the life."
After being under house arrest in Rome, what happened to St. Paul?
He was beheaded.
What is "The Sermon on the Mount?"
A long speech containing many lessons that Jesus delivered on a hilltop, featured in Matthew's Gospel.
The early "church" of the apostles kept all their goods in common. True or False?