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70 years

How long did it take for the books of the Christian Testament to be written?

faith source

Is the Bible a faith source or a historical source?


How many books are in the New Testament?


When is the Jewish Sabbath?


What kind of society did Jesus live in? (patriarchal / matriarchal)

farmer, fishermen, carpenter

What were some common jobs in Jesus' time?


What language did Jesus primarily speak?


What languages were most of the original New Testament writings written in?


Which Gospel does NOT have an infancy narrative?


Which Gospel's infancy narrative does not tell a story, but announces the truth that Jesus always was?


Which Gospel's infancy narrative starts with a genealogy?


Which Gospel's infancy narrative includes the most information?

45 - 96 AD

During what range of years was the New Testament written?

physical healings

Jesus caused the blind people to see, deaf people to hear, and lame people to walk. He cured many dreaded skin diseases, healed a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years, and relieved the sufferings of many others.

nature miracles

Jesus demonstrated mastery over the elements. He calmed a storm and walked on water. His cursing of a fig tree caused it to wither. He fed five thousand when he multiplied the loaves and fish. He changed water into wine.


Jesus expelled a legion of spirits from a crazy man, sent the evil spirits into a herd of swine which then ran off a cliff, healed epileptics, a possessed blind and mute man, and a demoniac who was in the local synagogue.

raising from the dead

Jesus brought many dead people back to life: the widow's son at Nain; the daughter of Jairus; and his friend, Lazarus, whose corpse lay rotting in the grave.

Matthew, Mark, Luke

What are the Synoptic Gospels?


Who was Matthew's Gospel written for?

Greek-speaking Gentiles

Who was Mark's Gospel written for?


Who was Luke's Gospel written for?

Jesus the Suffering Servant

What was the theme of Mark's Gospel?

Jesus the Teacher

What was the theme of Matthew's Gospel?

Jesus the Savior

What was the theme of Luke's Gospel?

Council of Jerusalem

the first church council, which was called to resolve the growing controversy over whether or not Gentile Christians would have to observe Jewish law


What religious sect did Paul come from?


How many books of the New Testament are attributed to Paul?


How many letters of Paul are considered "authentic"?


Secondary Pauline writings penned by disciples, secretaries, or admirers of Paul. These letters -- 2 Thessalonians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus -- have different vocabulary, style, theological themes, content, and historical context than the letters indisputably written by St. Paul.


Which letter is the oldest New Testament writing?


Being made right (righteous) with God. It is a free and undeserved gift of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.


a group of Jewish-Christians who believed that Chritstians still needed to follow the law of Moses/circumcision in order to be saved

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