← Vocab A-C Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Alexander the Great
- a traditionally the visible departure of Jesus into heaven forty days after His resurrection
- b a term originally applied to a measuring reed, later used of books or writings that became authoritative for early Christians
- c the Macedonian military leader (356-323 B.C.E.) whose armies conquered much of the Eastern Mediterranean and was responsible for the spread of Hellenism
- d abbreviation of the Latin Anno Domini, which means "in the year of our Lord" Alternatively, one may speak of C.E. (common era)
- e the abbreviation of "before Christ"
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a Roman form of execution in which the victim was nailed or bound to a wooden cross and left to die
- the group of rabbinical scholars who settled in the costal town of Jamnia shortly before the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and helped to standardized the Jewish region
- a reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"
- an uncovering or revelation (e.g., the Apocalypse or Revelation to John), applied to a type of literature that is pessimistic about humanity's possibilities and hence discloses God's plan for the last days
- noncanonical books such as the Gospel of Peter that claim apostolic authorship, but were known in antiquity to be in authentic
5 True/False Questions
cynics → Greco-Roman philosophers, commonly portrayed as street preachers who harangued their audiences and urged them to find true freedom by being liberated from all social conventions
Agrapha → literally, unwritten words or sayings, term refers to words and sayings of Jesus not contained in the canonical Gospels
Apostolic Fathers → a term meaning "one who is sent"
Aramaic → Semitic language of Palestine during the time of Jesus
apostle → a reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"