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Religion Chapter 3 Test Questions
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What is an amazing truth about the Bible?
-God is revealing himself to you through the Bible just as he did to Biblical readers hundreds and thousands of years ago
-yet he is revealing something new at the same time
What aspect of the Bible does, in fact, change? What remains the same?
-the Bible's languages, features, media, covers, and prices may change, but God's Revelation does not change
The Old __________ is the inspired record of __________ History prior to the coming of __________. It centers on the __________ God entered into with the __________ People.
Testament, History, Jesus Christ, covenant, Jewish
What are the four divisions of the Old Testament?
Why is the oral tradition important to the recounting of Salvation History?
It preserved the history and wisdom of the Chosen People until God inspired authors to record the material in writing
A period of __________ tradition preceded the physical writing of the Old Testament. These traditions came from the people's __________ with God and with each other. In order to _________ their religious heritage, the Chosen People told _________ to pass them down to younger __________.
Oral, experiences, preserve, stories, generations
True or False? Oral storytelling is unreliable among illiterate people.
False. Oral storytelling is very reliable among illiterate people
Why do many historians believe God's Chosen People began to preserve their stories in writing during the reign of King Solomon?
Because Solomon's court would have been wealthy enough to employ scribes who did the actual writing.
What was the job of editors of the Old Testament?
In 6th century they collected, combined and improved texts
True or False? The first things scribes wrote were the oral traditions about Israel's history up to the conquest of Canaan and stories about the creation of the world.
True or False? A complication is the work of a single writer of editor.
False. A complication is the work of several writers and editors
The Old Testament was formed over the course of about __________ years. Some books like the __________ and Proverbs are really __________ of wisdom from many __________ over the years.
900, Psalms, collections, people
True or False? The Old Testament prepares the people for the coming of the prophets.
False. The Old Testament prepared the people for the coming of the savior Jesus Christ.
Focuses on holiness and particulars of the Law.
Continues the story desert wandering a of the Israelites.
Literally means "beginning"
Literally means "second law"
Relates the stories of the patriarchs
Repeats much of the material found in the Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers
As one who touted God totally, __________ is a symbol of faith. He is "the father of a __________" and both Christians and __________ consider him the father of their faith. __________ understand him to be the father of the Arab people and a __________ on the same level as Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.
Abraham, multitude of nations, Jews, Muslims, prophets
What do the historical books describe?
The Narrate the events of salvation history, namely how God made they go to the covenant and how the Israelites struggled over time to live according to the Law
Focuses primarily on the southern kingdom from the time of king David until the conquest of Judah by the Babylonians
First and second Chronicles
Tells how the Israelites fell into apostasy and how God sends leaders called judges
The story of the Gentile woman who showed great faithfulness to it her mother-in-law
Tells the stories about Saul and David's rise and kingship in Israel
First and second Samuel
Gives an account the revolt among the Jews and a period of Jewish independence
First and second Maccabees
These writings encourage the Jewish people through inspiring works of fiction
Tobit, Judith and Esther
Tells of the rise of king Solomon and the division of the united kingdom of Israel
First and second Kings
Tells the story of the return of the Jews from the Babylonian exile
Ezra and Nehemiah
Story of a military leader who led the Israelites into the promised land
What does the story of Ruth show about God?
This story shows that God's love extends not only to the chosen people but to everyone
A sage who recalls many wise sayings and lessons
Encouraged the Jews living in Egypt to remain faithful to their religious heritage
Qoheleth teaches lessons about living through questions, sayings and proverbs
This story raises the questions as to why bad things happen to good people
A collection of 150 song lyrics or concrete at praise and thank God, ask God for help, and express sorrow and repentance
An allegory of God's love for his people which celebrates the ideal of romantic love
Songs of songs
Short sayings that educate one about how to live a good life
True or false? Proverbs uses parallelism, in which the second line of a couplet restates, contrasts, or advances the thought of the first line
A __________ spoke to the people of ___________ on behalf of God to encourage them to stay __________ to their covenant with him. Prophets tried to keep the Chosen People or __________ in line when they strayed from the __________.
Profit, Israel, faithful, Kings, covenant with God
A profit in Babylon who promised salvation and a new covenant if the Jews returned to God
Christians initially interpreted this as a prophetic literature although it's an apocalyptic book
An expression of deep sorrow over the fall of Jerusalem
This book serves as a reminder that the Exile was a result of the peoples unfaithfulness to God
Written by a prophet and his disciples over a period of three centuries
Offered a message of both warning and hope to the Jews living in Jerusalem prior to the Babylonian Exile and then those living in Egypt during the Exile
Explain the difference between the major profits and the minor prophets
The profits discussed above are considered the "major prophets" because their works are longer than the minor profits books, not necessarily because they're more important
What does it mean to say that the new testament describes its content
These books describe the good news of Jesus Christ and his new covenant with humanity
Why are the gospels the heart of the whole Bible
The Gospels are the heart of the new testament--and of the whole Bible--because through them you can know Jesus Christ, the son of God, and learn how to live as his disciple
List the three stages in the formation of the gospels
1. The time of Jesus' own life
2. The years when the apostles and early disciples of Jesus Orally preach the good news
3. The actual writing of the Gospels
Scholars date the birth of Jesus at around __________ BC before the death of __________. He lives the life of a typical Jewish boy growing up in __________ where is likely learn the __________ trade from __________, his foster father
Six, Harold the great, Nazareth, Carpender, Joseph
Jesus' __________ Life probably began in AD __________ when is he began to travel the country side and small __________ where he taught, __________, and proclaim the coming of God's __________.
Public, 28, towns, healed, kingdom
True or false? The apostles follow Jesus command to "go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature" because they believe that he was the Messiah and son of God
True or false? The apostles first announced the marvelous things that had accomplished in Jesus to the Gentile's and then to their fellow Jews
Bulls. The apostles first announced the marvelous things God had accomplished in Jesus to their fellow Jews and then to the Gentiles
List the three key forms of the preaching by the apostles
1. The kerygma, or preaching to unbelievers
2. The didache, or further teaching to those who have excepted Jesus
3. The liturgy, or Christian worship
True or false? The apostles use passages from the Hebrew Scriptures to show how Jesus would fill the Messianic prophecies
What sources did for evangelist drawn to help compose their gospels
Some disciples begin to assemble collections of material about Christ, such as miracle stories, his parables, and the passion narratives
True or false? The didache was catechetical instruction for those who were still debating about whether or not to become disciples of Jesus
False. The didache was catechetical instruction for those who had already excepted Jesus
What was the early church is primary interest?
To interpret the meaning of Jesus's main deeds and sayings and to share the good news with as many people as possible
Some of the first __________ testament books written were the __________ of St. Paul. The four Gospels, acts of the apostles, and __________ were written in the later __________ of the first entry to the early __________. The gospel writers told the story __________ to different communities of __________.
New, letters, revelation, half, differently, Christians
Explain what each of the four evangelists emphasize in there respective gospels
Mark highlighted Jesus is suffering, portraying a man who freely gave his life for humidity. Matthew emphasize Jesus as a teacher perfectly for filled that she was probably sees made about him. Luke presented Jesus as a savior for all people, one who reaches out especially to the poor and neglected. John's Gospel, written approximately 10 to 30 years later than the others, focused on Jesus' divinity
What were the three main reasons the early Christians realize that the good news about Jesus had to be committed to writing?
1. The end of the world was not coming as quickly as anticipated
2. Some people were distorting the true gospel
3. Christians needed more instruction
Church __________ had discerned that God had __________ The four Gospels, The Pauline __________, Acts, and some other epistles by the year 200 A.D. By __________, The Canon consisted of __________ books in the New Testament and the Council of __________ reemphasize that this Canon was God's inspired __________.
Leaders, inspired, epistles, 367, 27, Trent, word
True or false? The acts of the apostles is really the second part of the gospel of John
Bowls. The acts of the apostles is really the second part of the Gospel of Luke
What is the story told in the ax? What was one of the central debates in the early church?
Ask tells the history of the early church and reports the spread of the gospel from Pentecost to the imprisonment of St. Paul in the late 50s. One of the central the base in the early church was whether Gentile could join the church without becoming Jewish
True or false? Each of Paul's writings addressed the needs of the community to what he was writing
Paul instructs The community of the resurrection and the Eucharist
First and second Corinthians
Paul insists that the Gentiles also receive the gospel because the love of Christ extends to everyone
Paul stresses faith in Jesus and over the instructions about how to live as a Christian
A letter said by Paul for president in which he emphasizes price which is the meaning of true humility
Emphasizes the images of the church as bride of Christ and body of Christ
Paul tells converts how to live until Christ returns
First and second Thessalonians
"Pastor letters" between the "Shepard" and the community of Christians
First and second Timothy, Titus
Instruct the Christian community to reject false teaching circulating about Jesus Christ
True or false? The letter to the Hebrews emphasizes how Christ is the high priest who is perfect sacrifice on the cross fulfilled all the promises in the old testament
The __________ epistols contain general advice to help all of the __________. The letter of __________ emphasize that Christians should __________ Jesus when they suffer. And the letters of __________ Focus on love as proof of__________ in Jesus and the letter of __________ once against false teachers.
Catholic, churches, James, Peter, imitate, John, faith , Jude
What is the purpose of the book of revelation? What reassurance does he offer his readers?
The purpose of the book was to encourage Christians who are undergoing persecute The purpose of the book was to encourage Christians who are undergoing persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ. Using apocalyptic language, the author reassures his readers that Christ forward the faithful with the heavenly home at the end of time
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