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The "Old Testament" is referred to by Jewish readers as
The Hebrew Bible
The Hebrew Bible is divided into the following
Law (Torah), Prophets (Neviim), and Writings (Ketuvim)
Textual Criticism for the Old Testament is based on which of the following "base texts"?
The Masoretic Text (MT)
The term "formal correspondence" means
A fairly literal approach to translation, or a "word for word" translation
The term "exegesis" can be described as
The process of extrapolating meaning from the text in an objective way, reading "out" of the text rather than in
The term used to describe a culture's story of origins
Which of the following best describes the concept of "authorial intentionality"?
The author's original intent for his/her original audience
The Book of Jonah is contained in what part of the Hebrew Bible?
To what city is Jonah instructed to go and proclaim "judgement"?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of history writing in the ancient world?
History writing focused primarily on dates
What is one way in which scholars interpret Jonah?
Genesis 1-11 is referred to by scholars as
The Primeval History
Which of the following is NOT contained in Genesis 1-11?
The call of Abraham
In which story is "sin" first explicitly mentioned?
When Cain kills his brother
What are the two primary ways scholars have interpreted Genesis 1-3 theologically?
Creation & Fall and The Maturation Myth
The Patriarchal History includes which of the following?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph
According to the Old Testament, God's personal name is
Scholars have access to _______ of the original manuscripts of the Bible
In the Book of Exodus, the Israelites are enslaved by what group of people?
Moses receives the Law at what location?
In which book are offerings and sacrifices mentioned most prominently?
Which of these is NOT one of the four major kinds of sacrifices?
Which of the following describes the laws recorded in Exodus 21-23?
The Laws given to the people by the LORD are based on what kind of relationship?
Suzerain and Vassal
Which of the following books is named "second giving of the law"?
In the books of Samuel, Israel's primary enemy is
"Hannah's Song" appears in which of the following books?
David is responsible for all of the following EXCEPT
Building the temple
In which book is the Levite's concubine raped and killed?
David's story can be divided into which of the two major narratives?
David's Rise and The Succession Narrative/David's Fall
Which of the following comes to David to condemn his sin with Bathsheba?
Which of the following kings is blamed for the breakup of the northern kingdom of Israel?
Assyria devastates Israel in the north in what year?
Under what king is Israel said to experience a "Golden Age"?
The Deuteronomistic History is based on the theological and social expectations of the book of
Which of the following is NOT one of the expectations of Yahweh for when the people enter the land?
Peaceful intermarriage with the surrounding nations
The commandment in Deuteronomy 6 for the people to love Yahweh alone is called
The Great Shema
The Deuteronomistic History includes each of the following EXCEPT
First Isaiah corresponds to which of the following texts?
Which of the following contains the "suffering servant songs"?
Which of the following is NOT one of the major prophets?
What Persian king is most closely associated with the return of God's people to the land of Yehud? (Judah)
Which of the following exiles the southern kingdom of Judah?
Which of the following functions as a priest in Judah after the exile?
The first temple is destroyed in which of the following years?
Ruth is from the land of
Which of the following is NOT among the Wisdom literature in the Old Testament?
What are the two female figures in the book of Proverbs?
Lady Wisdom and the Forbidden Woman
Which of the following are the "two faces" of wisdom in the Wisdom literature?
Conservative and Progressive/Skeptical
Who tells Job to "curse God and die"?
The timer period covering the Jews' return to their land through the destruction of the Second Temple is called
The Second Temple Period
The Second Temple Period covers what time span?
539 BC-70 AD
According to the video we watched, Paul felt like the Gentiles
Should be included among the Jewish Christians as followers of Jesus
What foreign dictator is most associated with exiling the children of Israel in the 6th century BC?
Which of the following prophets told the children of Israel to "seek the welfare of the city" in which they found themselves?
Which of the following foreign leaders is most closely associated with the return of the children of Israel to their own land?
According to the video we watched, what area became a place for extremists to hide out during the Jewish war?
The ushering into the land of Greek language, ideas, and way of life is called
What figure is most closely associated with the spread of Hellenization?
Alexander the Great
The spread of Hellenization is most closely associated with which of the following dates?
Which of the following empires gains control of the Jews in the 2nd century BC?
Which of the following figures sets up an altar to Zeus in the Jewish Temple?
Which of the following refers to the time in the 2nd century BC when Jewish priests fight for religious liberty and political freedom?
The Maccabean Period
According to the video we watched, who is the first writer of the New Testament?
The Idumean ruler who makes major alterations to the Jewish Temple is
Herod the Great
According to the video we watched, the Gospel of Mark was written soon aster the failure of the
Which group of Jews believed in a resurrection, a combination of free will and predeterminism, and get a really bad rap in the Gospels?
Which group of Jews didn't believe in a resurrection, angels and demons, and also gets a really bad rap in the Gospels?
Which group of Jews thought they were the sole inheritors of eternal life and hid in caves, waiting for the end?
Which group of Jews thought society needed to be reformed using any means possible, even violence?
Which of the following Gospels was written first?
Which of the following Gospels contain both a birth story and a genealogy?
Matthew and Luke
Which of the following Gospels contain neither a birth story nor a genealogy?
Mark and John
Which of the following Gospels contains the Sermon on the Mount?
In Matthew, was is Jesus' relationship with the Law?
He wants to fulfill it
Which of the following is written as part of a two-volume work?
Luke and Acts
The Synoptic Gospels refer to which of the following?
Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Which of the following is considered the most "Jewish" of the Gospels?
Which of the following Gospels has three different endings?
Which of the Gospels contains many examples of what scholars refer to as the "messianic secret"?
According to the video we watched, Paul has an intense face off with __________ related to how to treat the Gentiles
Which of the following is commissioned by a man named "Theophilus"?
According to the video we watched, Paul saw __________ as the initiation ceremony for joining the Jesus movement
According to church tradition, the only Gentile author in the New Testament is
According to the video we watched, the turning point in Paul's career is
The dispute over eating with the Gentiles
According to church tradition, the author of John's Gospel is
John, Son of Zebedee, and one of the Twelve
According to the video we watched, it was from _________ that Christianity spread
The term "Logos" means what?
Which of the following Gospels makes the claim that the Word became flesh?
Which of the following Gospels contains 7 "I AM" statements?
Which of the following Gospels contains 7 signs?
Which of the following miracles occurs in all four of the Gospels?
The feeding of the 5000
Which Gospel places the most emphasis on Jesus' abandonment and suffering?
Which Gospel claims that Jesus comes to "fulfill" the Law?
According to the video we watched, Paul had to encourage Christians in Thessalonica because
Some of them had died and the Lord had not yet returned
According to the video we watched, the first New Testament writing is
The Gospels (mostly) affirm that the following figure baptized Jesus
John the Baptist
In which of the following Gospels does Jesus cry from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
The term "Q" is a hypothetical source believed to contain
A list of Jesus' sayings
In John 3, Jesus has a conversation with a man named
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