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Vocab A-C Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. A.D.
  2. ascension
  3. Alexander the Great
  4. B.C.
  5. canon
  1. a traditionally the visible departure of Jesus into heaven forty days after His resurrection
  2. b a term originally applied to a measuring reed, later used of books or writings that became authoritative for early Christians
  3. 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
  4. d abbreviation of the Latin Anno Domini, which means "in the year of our Lord" Alternatively, one may speak of C.E. (common era)
  5. e the abbreviation of "before Christ"

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a Roman form of execution in which the victim was nailed or bound to a wooden cross and left to die
  2. 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
  3. a reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"
  4. 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
  5. 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

  1. cynicsGreco-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

          

  2. Agraphaliterally, unwritten words or sayings, term refers to words and sayings of Jesus not contained in the canonical Gospels

          

  3. Apostolic Fathersa term meaning "one who is sent"

          

  4. AramaicSemitic language of Palestine during the time of Jesus

          

  5. apostlea reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"

          

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