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Theology Chapter 1 Vocabulary and Study Guide

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salvation history
story of God's actions and the people's responses over many centuries
patriarch/matriarch
mothers and fathers of faith
Exodus
when the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt; "going out"
Moses
who led the Israelites out of Egypt
Yahweh
"I am the One who is always present"; name God revealed to Moses
Israelites (Hebrews)
the people of God
covenant
sacred promise, usually between God and his people
judges
military leaders
David
second and greatest king of Israel
prophet
someone who speaks for God
exile
time when the Israelites were taken captive by the Babylonians and forced to move from their land around 600 B.C.
Messiah
Savior promised to the people by God
Catholic Canon of the Old Testament
46 books of the Old Testament that the Catholic church recognizes as the inspired word of God
Pentateuch
first five books of the Bible
Torah
"law"
four main sections of the Old Testament
Pentateuch, historical, wisdom, prophetic
() books are in the Pentateuch
5
names of the books in the Pentateuch
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
inspired text
written by the authors in their own words, but God inspired the writings to make sure they included all the truth needed for salvation
two examples of historical books
1 Samuel and 2 Samuel
two examples of wisdom books
Psalms and Proverbs
two examples of prophetic books
Jonah and Daniel