Quarter 1 Scripture Exam
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Accepted list of things that are divinely inspired (Ex: The Biblical Canon.)
God's call to Abraham to go to Canaan / God's call to Moses to free + lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
The removal of a male's foreskin as a sign of God's covenant with them. This started with the Covenant of Circumcision between Abraham and God.
A covenant is a mutual agreement between God and humans. There are many covenants throughout the bible, such as Abraham's covenant with God. In this covenant, Abraham is required to leave his home to go to the promised land, show faith in God, and practice circumcision on all males in his household, and in exchange he will be the father of nations. Also, he will be blessed. Another example of a covenant is God's covenant with Noah in which God said that he would never destroy the earth with a flood again as long as humans practiced some simple rules. A final covenant is God's covenant with Moses, in which God gives Moses the 10 commandments and other minor laws
"Ten words," another term referring to the Ten Commandments
One of the 4 sources in JEDP theory. The Elohist editor can be recognized through the use of the word "Elohim," which often is translated to "God"
One of the two original languages of the Old Testament. This is the language that most of the Old Testament was written in, and thus it is collectively referred to as the ____ Bible.
God's steadfast love, loving kindness, and mercy.
The inspiration of people through the Holy Spirit and God the Father. Catholics believe that the Bible is divinely inspired, meaning that the authors were inspired by God and through them his word is written
The first 11 books of Genesis - they are a primeval history and do not reflect actual historical events and are therefore part of a myth. They are also very folkloric.
The period of the Bible's development when it was passed along by word of mouth before being written down for the first time
The holiday commemorating God's angel sparing the Israelites in Egypt from the tenth plague, the slaughter of the firstborn. Ritually, it involves the same rite that happened that night - i.e. Slaughtering a lamb and smearing its blood on the door, eating only unleavened bread
The first five books of the Hebrew bible, from Greek meaning "five books"
One of the JEDP editors, whose stile is distinctly dry and formulaic. They did things such as list genealogies, ritual observances, lineages, dates, etc. The stuff we didn't have to read
God revealing his divine plan to human beings
Jewish declaration of faith in one God
The seventh day of the week which we are told to keep holy on which one rests to commemorate God resting on the seventh day of creation.
Means "Jewish Bible" / "Jewish Scripture"
The manifestation of the face of God to humans
The Hebrew name for the first 5 books in the Bible.
Descended from the twelve sons of Jacob
Part J of the JEDP theory, editor is more folkloric and vibrant styled
The official name of God. It is revealed to Moses when he saw the burning bush.
The Father of Nations. He was called by God to moved to the promised land.
The event in which the people left Egypt lead by Moses.
The first human ever. He means dust or ground. He ate the apple because of Eve and doomed humans/.
Abraham / Abram
Considered the Father of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, married Sarai/Sarah, made the covenant with God for his successful heritage
Moses' brother, his spokesperson
Cain's brother, killed by Cain out of jealousy for God's love
Abel's brother, killed him out of jealousy
Abraham's son, married Rebekah, had son's Jacob and Esau
Isaac's youngest son, took Esau's birthrights, father of the Joseph and the Twelve Tribes
Moses' stepfather, brought the idea of commanders for Moses
The youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, brought the Israelites to Egypt, his story has many examples of divine justice
Abraham's nephew who goes to live in Sodom. He is almost killed when God destroys Sodom, but two angels help him to escape.
The man that led the people out of Egypt and got the 10 Commandments
The man that built the ark.
Pharaoh (In Exodus)
Ruler of Egypt, given a cold heart by God, eventually released the Israelites only to regret it
The first women. A snake convinced her to eat the apple, and she doomed humanity.
Miriam / Myriam
Moses' sister, sang with him
Jacob was tricked into marrying her, still had 6 children with her
Rebecca / Rebekah
Isaac's wife, mother of Jacob and Esau
The wife Jacob loved the most, mother to Joseph and Benjamin, died at his birth
Sarah / Sarai
Abraham's wife, gave birth to Isaac despite originally being infertile
Kingdom north of the Tigris River, Nineveh is the capital
City on the plain of Shinar on the Euphrates River, founded by Nimrod in Gen. 10
The holy land promised by God to the Israelites.
The land in which Joseph was sold as slave, Moses was called by God to lead the Israelites out of it.
The nation of God's chosen people. Abraham is the patriarch.
Kingdom split between Israel to the north and Judah to the south
Nation created by Judah, Joseph's brother, southern part of Jordan
Mt. Sinai / Mt. Horeb
The place where the Israelites camped during the Exodus and where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
Moses split the Red Sea led the Israelites through it, bringing it down on Pharaoh's army as they pursued him.
The place where Abraham and his family were from originally
J: Yahwist (More human source)
E: Elohist (Distant view of God)
D: Deuteronomist (Practices and traditions)
P: Priestly (Writes lists, laws and explanations)
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