divine revelation

God making Himself known to us

divine inspiration

influence of the Holy Spirit on the human writers of Sacred Scripture

inerrancy

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

Galilee

Hebrew

language spoken in the temple in Jesus' time

Latin

language spoken by Romans of Jesus' time

Greek

language spoken by most people in Jesus' time around the Mediterranean; used for commerce and trade

Aramaic

language spoken among Jews of Jesus' time

Jesus means

God saves

Yahweh means

I Am

Emmanuel means

God with us

infancy narrative

story of Jesus' birth and infancy

genealogy

list of ancestors

midrash

using Old Testament references in the New Testament

transfiguration

(New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus

resurrection

(New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion

incarnation

a Catholic teaching that the Son of God took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ

Immaculate conception

the Church teaching that God favored Mary by preserving her from all stain of original sin from the first moment of her conception

Gospel

"Good News"

Sadducees

wealthy Jews of the temple who did not believe in the afterlife

Pharisees

legalists that make people follow Moses's law, so concerned w/ letter of law, forget meaning

Essenes

Monastic Jews who were living communally, apart from the world, about the time of Jesus

Paschal Mystery

God's love and salvation revealed to us through the life, passion, death, resurrection and glorification of his son Jesus Christ.

Gentiles

non-Jewish people

soaring eagle

symbol of John's Gospel

winged desert lion

symbol of Mark's Gospel

winged human

symbol of Matthew's Gospel

winged ox

symbol of Luke's Gospel

synoptic Gospels

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which, because of their similarities, can be "seen together" in parallel columns and mutually compared.

miracle

an extraordinary event, beyond human power to affect, brought about by God within the context of faith

apostle

One of the twelve, "sent out" to preach the Gospel

disciple

one of the 72 "followers" of Christ commissioned to preach the Gospel

Triduum

three-day liturgy that celebrates, remembers, the redeeming work of Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection

St. Paul

previously persecutor of Christians, now the Pharisee and Roman citizen who is the "Apostle to the Gentiles"

Epistles

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

grace

participation in the life of God

author of the Acts of the Apostles

Luke

Acts records...

history of early church

Paul's "conversion"

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

apocalyptic literature

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

Herod

"puppet" leader of Palestine, working for Rome

Jerusalem is in which region?

Judea

polytheism

belief in many gods

exegesis

critical intepretation of scripture

northernmost region of Palestine in Jesus' time

Galilee

middle region ...

Samaria

southern region...

Judea

zealots

group desiring Jewish independence, caused uprising in 70 A.D.

Scribes

Jewish scholars of Jesus' time, knowing how to read and write

group most mentioned in the Bible

Pharisees

Which apostle was a Pharisee?

Matthew

Cousin to John the Baptist?

Jesus

reading scripture in its context means paying attention to the...

culture and time

Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as a "life-giving messiah"?

John

Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as a "suffering messiah"?

Mark

Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as "compassionate and merciful messiah"?

Luke

Whose Gospel portrays Jesus as the "teaching messiah"?

Matthew

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?

nature

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?

True

Galilee means...

circle of Gentiles

What was used for God's name, which was too holy to be spoken?

LORD or Adonai in the Hebrew

Who made up 90% of the population at the time of Jesus?

the poor

annunciation

1. An announcement; a proclamation. 2. In Christian thought, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to the son of God.

epistles are

letters written to the new Christian communities

Pentecost

50 days after Easter, the Holy Spirit is given to the disciples and the disciples empowered by the Holy Spirit begin to preach the good news of Jesus. Celebrated as "Birthday of the Church" (the day the Church was born).

Beatitudes

Blessings given by Jesus during the Sermon on the mount.

blasphemy

Insulting God . An offense against God. An offense against the work of God

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