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What is the clearest example of the way the New Testament is of personal significance?
It provides answers for the searching souls of human beings
In what way is the study of the New Testament of least significance to cultural literacy?
It provides a basis for comparison with Mohammed, who was a major influence in Eastern culture
Who is responsible for identifying the person before Christ as a praeparatio evangelium?
early Church Fathers
Which Old Testament prophet prophesied that swine's flesh would be offered at a pagan altar in the temple at Jerusalem?
Which term is not appropriate to use in describing the celebration that followed the cleansing and rededicating of the Temple Mount?
Feast of Tabernacles
In 44 B.C. the Middle East was thrust into turmoil because of
the struggle between Cassius and Octavian
Whom did Josephus describe as "a man of great barbarity towards all equally and a slave to his passion"?
Herod the Great
Who was responsible for making Mary and Joseph take Jesus to Nazareth rather than Bethlehem?
The phrase "it is written" as used as a reference to the Old Testament Scriptures means it
comes directly from God
By Jesus' time the parts of the Old Testament that were acknowledged as Scripture were
law, prophets, and writings
Approximately how many Old Testament prophecies about Jesus are recorded in the New Testament
The special material that Luke wanted to include in his Gospel had been obtained from
Mary, the mother of Jesus
To whom did Luke say, "Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us"?
Which does not provide an adequate reason for why the Gospels were written?
To have factual material to be used for the instruction of converts
What is the most important argument for believing that the Gospels are true?
They are supported by God's guidance
Until recent times the only question that had not been raised about the Gospel of Matthew was
whether Matthew was the author
The reasons some New Testament scholars give for Matthew not being the author of the Gospel of Matthew can best be said to be
New Testament critics suggest that the author of the Gospel of Matthew might be
To which place for the writing of the Gospel of Matthew does the Didache lend support?
If a Sunday school teacher wanted to emphasize the kingdom using what Jesus himself had taught, which reference would he or she use?
By including accounts about disease, demons, and destiny, Matthew was making a case for Jesus being
the supreme authority
Why has the Gospel of Mark become the favorite Gospel today?
It is a valuable source of information about the life of Jesus
Whose testimony is of greatest importance in establishing the authorship of the Gospel of Mark?
What is the name of the bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia at the beginning of the second century
Mark had to be dependent on other eyewitnesses for his information since he himself was personally not there to witness the events he recorded in his Gospel. Who is most likely to be the person on whom he relied?
On what type of grounds is the denial of Mark's authorship of the Gospel of Mark by contemporary scholars based?
What characteristic of the Gospel of Mark least points to Rome as the place where Mark wrote it?
There is a "Jewishness" about the Gospel of Mark
Mark demonstrates the importance of the death and resurrection of Jesus in the attention he gives it. Out of sixteen chapters, how many did he write that were devoted to the last week of Jesus' life?
Who made the statement at the Last Supper: "The Son of Man will go, just as it is written about him"?
What is the practice called when Jesus commanded those whom he healed not to disclose it?
Why did Jesus tell the disciples to be quiet about his messiahship?
because they didn't understand it
Which was not included in Luke's procedure for writing his Gospel?
evaluation of the materials by a group of early Christians
Which person of those who affirmed Luke's authorship of the Gospel of Luke was actually an opponent of the church?
Which is not one of the arguments critics use to support their case that the Gospel of Luke was written by someone other than Luke?
Luke's close friend, Paul, gives evidence that Luke did not write the Gospel of Luke
In treating the topics about Jesus proclaiming salvation, calling his disciples, and fulfilling his destiny in Jerusalem, Luke is emphasizing
the work of Jesus
When Jesus began his ministry in Nazareth, he read the passage that says:
The spirit of the Lord is on me
Luke made the point that Jesus' treatment of women was superior to the treatment given to them by
What warning did Jesus give about the Holy Spirit?
Consequences were grave if someone blasphemed the Holy Spirit
Matthew, Mark, and Luke contain similar stories, chronologies, and teachings. For this reason they are called
Approximately what percentage of the content of the Gospel of John is parallel to Matthew, Mark, and Luke
The geographical focus of Jesus' ministry as recorded in the Gospel of John is in and around
How does the content of John's Gospel relate to the content of Matthew, Mark, and Luke?
It supplements the content
While the Synoptic Gospels focus on a one-year ministry of Jesus, the Gospel of John focuses on a ministry of
Who said that if everything Jesus did was recorded the world could not contain the volumes of books
Which critical scholar demonstrated his belief that John was not the author of the Gospel of John by not discussing the subject of authorship?
The earliest source where the Gospel of John was clearly used was in the work of
Ignatius of Antioch
For John, the theological impact of Jesus' incarnation was that only one who was truly human could be a true
For which activity of Herod Antipas did John the Baptist's preaching cause his arrest?
marrying the wife of his brother
When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, he found his strength and guidance primarily from
If modern-day believers are to follow the example Christ set during his ministry in Galilee, they would do all except
build elaborate church buildings
Jesus told his disciples that if they were to really be great in the kingdom they would have to be like
In which Gospel do we find the most extensive coverage of Jesus' ministry in Judea during the winter of A.D. 29-30?
How did Judas identify Jesus to the temple police in the Garden of Gethsemane?
He greeted Jesus with a kiss
From the life of Christ, what lesson about death is most clearly taught
Death is the beginning of a new life for believers
What kind of language was Jesus using when he said, "Many who are first will be last and the last first"?
The most striking feature of Jesus' teaching was
the manner with which he related himself to his teaching
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