the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
the name for the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
Book of the Law
Name for first five books of the Old Testament
Third section of Hebrew scriptures including Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes etc.
Second section of Hebrew scriptures including Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel etc.
letters found in the New Testament to the early christian communities about God's revelation in Jesus Christ; third section
four books in the New Testament that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings, first section of NT.
Major and Minor Prophets differ in
size of books.
people "called" by God to act or speak for Him; fourth section of OT
Order: James, Matthew, Exodus, Proverbs and Ruth
Exodus, Ruth, Proverbs, Matthew and James
Order: Mark, I John, Psalms, I Samuel and Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy, 1 Samuel, Psalms, Mark and I John
Order: Leviticus, Joshua, Luke, I Kings, Hebrews
Leviticus, Joshua, 1 Kings, Luke and Hebrews
the dictation theory of inspiration
the theory of divine inspiration that states that God dictated exactly what man wrote in scripture.
positive assistance theory
the theory of divine inspiration that states that the Holy Spirit influenced the human writers in the process; a cooperative effort
negative assistance theory
the theory of divine inspiration that states that the Holy Spirit only corrected human errors, like an editor.
the special guidance that the Holy Spirit gave to the human writers of the Bible
God making himself known to us
The official collection or list of inspired books of sacred scripture that contain the witness and instruction for our faith
The doctrine that the books of the Scriptures are free from error regarding the truth God wishes to reveal through the Scriptures for the sake of our salvation.
the deeper meaning God wants to reveal to people through historical events; the truths of faith that will "save" us
an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
stages of Bible formation
event, oral tradition and written scripture
purpose of Old Testament
to tell the story of God's relationship and self-revelation with/to His people
the story of God's actions and the people's responses over many centuries
founding fathers, beginning of chosen people; Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph
a period of time that refers to events or objects that date before the written record existed; Genesis 1 -11 belong to this period
city to which Abraham moved from Ur
the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham
Sarah's servant, the mother of Ishmael
Son of Abraham and Sarah, Father of Jacob and Esau
Jacob is renamed Israel which means
"one who has contended with God"
the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus
Jacob's favorite among his 12 sons; envious brothers sold him as a slave; he rose to become prime minister of Egypt and saved his family from starvation
water to blood, frogs take over land, plague of flies, plague of gnats, egyptian cattle die, plague of boils, plague of hail, plague of locusts, darkness over land, passover (egyptian firstborn sons die), the plagues God inflicted on the Egyptian people in order to make the Pharaoh let the Jews go.
making a god out of anything other than God; persons or objects
Hebrew spelling of God's name
Where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments
Moses was on mt. Sinai the people became tired of waiting and built it to worship; Moses broke it, the 10 Commandment tablets and prayed for the people, after having the guilty slain
Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land
(Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)
(Old Testament) the 2nd and greatest king of the Israelites; he united the tribes into a single nation. May have written some of the Psalms
judge and prophet of the old testament; started a war against the Canaanites
Judge and leader, destroys altar built to Baal, father gives him an additional name "Jerrubbaal" meaning "Let Baal contend with him", leads attack against the Midianites with only 300 men.
(Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
David's son who was a great king. He built massive project in Israel including the Great Temple. His project cost the people a lot of money in taxes causing a division in Israel.
the result of the division of Israel into two separate nations: Israel and Judah
12 tribes of Israel
symbolic; 12 apostles in Christianity; spiritual completion or wholeness
Ark of the Covenant
sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
God promised never again to destroy the earth by flood. The sign of this covenant was the rainbow, standing for God's promise to all mankind.
God promises Abraham land, progeny, and blessings
God's covenant with the Israelites; "I AM your God, you are my people"; sign is the 10 Commandments.
this covenant is being fulfilled in Jesus Christ; one of David's descendants will always be on the throne in Israel
Samuel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Joel, Daniel...
the role of the prophet was to disturb the comfortable and...
comfort the disturbed.
How many Psalms are there?
Lament, praise, thanksgiving
types of Psalms
harp; songs to be sung with harp
The giant Philistine that David killed with a slingshot
The Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Wife of Uriah, a Hittite soldier working for King David, her adultery with David caused David to murder her husband and evoked the denunciation of the prophet Nathan. She becomes the mother of Solomon.