Jesus Christ-God's Revelation to the World-Chapter 3

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The title of chapter 3 is Surveying the Books of the Bible.

canon

The official list of inspired books of the Bible.Catholics list forty-six Old Testament books and twenty-seven New Testament books in their canon.

patriarchs

The"fathers of the faith,"male rulers,elder,or leaders.The patriarchs of the faith of Israel are Abraham,Isaac,and Jacob.

Septuagint

An important ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament.The word "Septuagint" comes from the Latin word for "seventy," referring to the legendary seventy (or seventy-two) scholars who translated the work in seventy-two days.

apocryphal books

Apocryphal is a Greek word that means "hidden." For Catholics,it refers to pious literature related to the Bible but not included in the canon of the Bible.Two examples from Old Testament times are 1 Esdras and the Book of Jubilees. However, Protestants and Jews also use this term to refer to several Old testament books that Catholics consider inspired-Sirach,Wisdom,Baruch,1 and 2 Maccabees,Tobit and Judith. These books were not part of the Jewish canon of the Hebrew Scriptures at the end of the first century,although they were found in the early Christian Greek translations of the Old Testament.Catholics refer to this listas "deuterocanical."

deuterocanonical

The Greek term for "second canon." It refers to those books in Old Testament that were not found in Hebrew scripture. These books are Sirach,Wisdom,Baruch,1 and 2 Maccabees,Tobit,Judith,and certain additions to Esther and Daniel.

idolatry

Giving worship to something or someone other than a true God.

major prophets

Four of the latter prophets-Isaiah,Jeremiah,Ezekiel,and Daniel-whose books in the Old Testament are quite lengthy.

minor prophets

The twelve prophets of the Old Testament whose recorded sayings are much briefer than those of the major prophets:Hosea,Joel,Amos,Obadiah,Jonah,Micah,Nahum,Habakkuk, Zephaniah,Haggai,Zechariah,and Malachi.

apocolypse

A Greek word for "revelation." It also refers to a type of highly symbolic literature that contains apparition about the future and the Final Judgement.This form of literature was used to give hope to a persecuted people that God's goodness will triumph over evil.

remnant

.The exiles and former exiles who remained faithful to YHWH during the time of captivity and who were expected to restore Jerusalem.

kerygma

The core or essential message of the Gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord.One example is found in Acts 2:14-36.

Evangelist

One who proclaims in word and deed the Good News of Jesus Christ."The Four Evangelists" refers to the authors of the four Gospels:Matthew,Mark,Luke,John.

didache

A Greek word that means "teaching." In Christian times this term refers to the earliest known writing in Christianity aside from the New Testament.

catechesis

Process of systematic education in faith for young people and adults with the view of making them disciples of Jesus Christ .

liturgy

The liturgy is the official public worship of the Church.The liturgy is first Church's work of Redemption as he pours out his blessings through the sacraments.The Holy Spirit enlightens our faith and encourages us to respond.In this way, the liturgy is the participation of the People of God in the work of the Trinity. The sacraments and the Divine Office constitute the Church's liturgy.Mass is the most important liturgical celebration.

Pentateuch

This is also known as the Torah.These sacred books contains the Jewish Law and important instruction on belief and practice.They recount the stories of Jewish slavery in Egypt,YHWH's covenant with the Chosen People,the Exodus,and Moses.They provide the Old Law,including the Ten Commandments.

Historical Books

The Historical books narrate how the Chosen People lived out the covenant in the Promised Land.The first six books have the same style

p.48

The Bible is filled with knowledge,wisdom, and truth, often applied in familiar sayings.

p.49

The Old Testament is the first part of the Christian Bible that recounts details of Salvation History through the story of the Jews, God's Chosen People, prior to the coming of Jesus.

p.50-53

A majority of the Hebrew Scriptures make up the Old Testament.

p. 52-60

There are four major divisions of the OldTestament:Pentateuch,Historical Books,Wisdom Books, and Prophetic Books.

p.61

The Gospels are at the heart of the New Testament =; they were recorded in three stages.

p.65

There twenty-seven books in the New Testament.

pp. 65-68

The books of the New Testament were written in different styles and composed from the latter half of the first century to the early second century.

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