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Religion First Exam 10/3


Sacred Scripture: the books that contain the truth of God's revelation and were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible contains both the forty-six books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament.


A literary device in which human qualities (e.g., sadness, anger) and physical traits (e.g., eyes) are attributed to God.


the Church's complete list of sacred books of the Bible.


Those books and passages of the Old and New Testaments about which there was controversy in early Christian history.

Old Testament

The forty-six books of the Bible, which record the history of salvation from creation thought he old alliance or covenant with Israel, in preparation for the appearance of Christ as Savior of the World.

Oral Tradition

The living transmission of the message of the Gospel in the Church. The oral preaching of the apostles is conserved and handed on as the deposit of faith through the Church.


The first five books in the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers)


- Those books of the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, whose inspired character has never been questioned (by any Church Father). Can be misleading because it was not the Church Fathers, but the Magisterium under the Pope that was divinely authorized.


God's communication of himself, by which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan. A gift of God's self-communication which is realized by deeds and words over time, and most fully by sending us his own divine Son, Jesus Christ.


A pre-Christian Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures made by Jewish scholars and later adopted by Greek-speaking Christians.


(J) Writer that uses YHWH as the name for God, and employs a vivid, earthy style of writing with an anthropomorphic view of God.


(P) Writer that is known by its singular census lists and genealogies; numbers and dates; proper ways to worship; and clean and unclean animals. Refers to God as Elohim.


a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH; Used by Yahwist writer and is Jahweh is German


Abraham's Son


"the one who laughs"


Murder Victim of Cain and other one of Adam and Eve's children

Tower of Babel

Tall building built by Ha-mites

Great Flood

Destruction of World by water


Survivor who saved family in Great Flood

Image and Likeness of God

Capable of loving, free will, intelligence


Difference between us and God. Not like God.


God doesn't have to _____ the covenant if us humans fail to keep our side of the promise


Most important Book to Jews


Writer of Torah/Pentateuch


Genesis; Numbers; Exodus; Deuteronomy; Leviticus


Writers wrote too much than what God wanted and writers made mistake, even if inspired by God


Physical sign of covenant with Abraham and Moses


"First good news"; Jesus will come to strike Satan

Results of Fall of Humanity

Toiled Work; Loss of immortality; Painful Childbirth


Blood; Frogs; Flies; Locusts; Gnats; Boils; Disease on livestock; Hail; Darkness; Death of Firstborn


the inclination to sin


promise when God binds himself to man

Honor God

First three Commandments

Love your neighbor

Last 7 Commandments

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