the "good news" about Jesus
the word "synoptic" comes from a Greek word meaning "seen together". The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Like are called synoptic because they share many similarties. Beyond this thought they differ in some significant ways. The term "synoptic problem" refers to the difficulties in trying to understand and determine the precise historical and literary relationships among these three gospels
14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible
Phrase that refers to Jesus having commanded his followes not to reveal to others that he is the Messiah.
An abbreviation for Quelle (German for "source"), a common source of sayings of Jesus used by the Evangelists Matthew and Luke in the composition of their Gospels.
Son of Man
A title Jesus used to refer to himself. It emphasizes both Jesus' humanity and divinity.
the awaited king of the Jews
the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
people trained to write using the earliest forms of writing before literacy was widespread
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
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945
letters found in the New Testament to the early christian communities about god's revelation in Jesus Christ
a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired
Gospel of Mark
the first account of jesus' life teachings to be written down, sometime around the year 65- 70 AD