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Life and Teachings of Jesus Unit 1
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Gospel history is important because salvation for the Christian is based upon a person in history.
How many Greek manuscripts of the Gospels still exist.
More than a 1000
We can have confidence in the trustworthiness of the Gospel record because of this
Palestinian background and the picture that Christ presented.
Because the apocryphal gospels are not accepted as Scripture, they are not helpful as a historical witness
Jesus Christ is to Christianity what Mohammed is to Islam.
Josephus testified that Jesus was condemned to death on a cross and then rose the third day.
Tacitus was a Jewish historian who gave important historical information regarding the death of Christ.
False. (Tacitus was Roman)
The agrapha are the apocryphal gospels which are not included in the Scripture.
The Jewish Talmuds give a negative testimony concerning the historical Jesus.
The major inspired source of information on Christ outside the Gospels comes from the Early Church Fathers.
False (Acts/Writings of Paul)
In writing his Gospel, Mark was heavily dependent upon the following source:
Luke's major source for the writing of his Gospel was:
Matthew's gospel has been referred to as
The Gospel of Discourses
A realistic time frame for the writing of the synoptic gospels is 60-65 AD
Before the synoptic gospels were written little was known about the life and teachings of Jesus
In writing his Gospel, Matthew's specific goal was to demonstrate to the world that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecies.
False (Wrote it for the Jews)
Luke presents Jesus Christ as the Savior of all mankind
Mark places special emphasis upon the teachings of Jesus.
False (He places emphasis on the actions of Jesus)
Synoptic means to "see with the same glance."
The Gospel of John is not included with the synoptic gospels because it was written some 30 years later.
False (Because content is different)
In the Gospel of John, Jesus makes use of extensive use of
In writing his Gospel, John makes the following unique contribution/s to the Gospel records:
an accurate chronology, a defense of the real humanity of Jesus, a defense of the real divinity of Jesus, and an understanding of why the Jews rejected Jesus. (all of the above)
The ancient papyrus which was very important in reaffirming a first century date for the fourth Gospel is known as the:
There is internal evidence that the author of the fourth Gospel was
Palestinian, a Jew, and an eyewitness (all of the above)
A realistic date for the writing of the fourth Gospel is 90 AD.
All four Gospels mention the raising of Lazarus, but John's account is the most complete.
False (Only John mentions the resurrection of Lazarus)
John begins his Gospel record by emphasizing the humanity of Jesus.
The Church Father Ireneus testified that the fourth Gospel was written by the disciple John while he lived at Ephesus in Asia.
Unlike the synoptic gospels, the Gospel of John focuses in detail on the ministry of Jesus in Jerusalem
While John does not "see with the same glance" as the synoptic writers, the material he covers is basically the same.
Tried to destroy Judaism
Murdered the king's representative
Led the Jewish revolt
Herod the Great
Appointed the king of Judea
Murdered John the Baptist
The Roman Procurator was responsible for
collecting Roman taxes and maintain law and order
With the death of Alexander the Great, Palestine fell into the hands of:
Ptolemy, ruler of Egypt
During the Inter-Testament period Judaism was struggling for survival due to the influx of Greek culture.
A characteristic of Pontius Pilate was his refusal to bend no matter what the cost.
While the Jews believed in the use of force to gain independence from Antiochus Epiphanes, they later requested Roman rule in 63 BC.
the largest Greek monetary measure
equal to a day's wage
equal to 4 drachma
a Roman copper coin
Identify the disciple of Jesus who was a former Zealot
The resurrection of the dead was denied by the
Which group focused on secular interests
Which group lived in the desert?
Which group was identified as "teachers of the law" or lawyers?
The prophet Daniel is recognized as the founder of the synagogue while the Jews were in exile in Babylon
According to Josephus, John the Baptist
excerpted a great influence over the masses
John began his ministry
age 30, 6 months before Jesus, at the time priests start their service
John's dress was that of the ancient prophet
The wilderness where John made his home was probably
Herodias had John thrown in prison, but was afraid to kill him
Jesus recognized John the Baptist as the greatest prophet since Elijah
False (John the Baptist was the greatest prophet)
John the Baptist was dedicated as a Nazarene
John was such a powerful spiritual leader that some even wondered if he was the Christ
We are indebted to the Gospel writer Luke for information regarding the birth of John the Baptist
Zechariah was struck with blindness because he doubted the words of the angel Gabriel concerning the birth of a son
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