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New Testament Survey Exam #1
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What does testament mean in the titles Old Testament and New Testament?
Testament means to witness, so in the titles Old and New Testament it means to witness what happen before and after the birth of Jesus.
What is the relationship of the Old Testament to the New?
The relationship of the Old Testament to the New is that the New Testament fulfills what the Old Testament promises.
What is cultural literacy? What part does the New Testament play in acquiring it?
Cultural literacy is knowledge of history contributions and perspective of different cultural groups. There was time when our society was influenced by the teachings of the Old Testament.
What is canon? What are the ancient divisions of the Old Testament canon?
Canon is an authoritative collection of documents. The ancient division of the Old Testament canon is the Pentateuch history poetry or writings major prophets and minor prophets.
Give three reasons for special study of the New Testament canon.
Three reasons for study of the New Testament canon is to avoid the tyranny of preformed personal opinion, to avoid misguided rebalance on the holy spirit, and to enable historical theological interpretation.
What are the bases of our high level of certainty regarding the text of the New Testament?
The bases of our high level of certainly regarding the text of the New Testament is the book is by far the best attested writing of antiquity over 5,000 manuscripts containing at lease a fragment of the New Testament have been cataloged.
What other subjects have you found it necessary to study in order to master? What differences are there, If any, between study of the New Testament?
Psychology is something I have to study in order to master it. I don't think there are really any differences because in order to understand both subjects you have to take the time to review and study them so you know what's going on.
What elements of the life of Jesus were included in the preached gospel message of the early church?
The Kerygma reveals that certain other facts and doctrines are also included.
What is the "Gospel form" ?
Justin Martyr is where we get the earliest description of the Gospels which he calls "memoirs".
Cite five reasons why the Gospels were written.
1. To instill courage in Christians
2. To speed up the process of spreading the Gospel
3. As time went on, the apostles passed away
4. Early believers were looking to the future
5. The need for factual material to use in the instruction of new converts
Why may the Gospels be trusted?
Because the people that wrote the Gospels had known Christ personally or the apostles and the information was written and took place while Jesus was still alive.
The message that Jesus died and rose again for our salvation is the heart of the gospel but not the ______of it.
2. The core content of the preached word is called the ________.
3. The New Testament records ___Old Testament prophecies.
4. One of the reasons that Luke wrote his Gospel was so there would be an account that was _______.
5. The earliest description of the Gospels refers to them as _______.
6. The Gospels can best be described as what form of literature?
7. By the time three of the Gospels were written, the Word of God had spread across the __________.
8. Of the four Gospel's how many were directly linked to the apostles?
1. What were the main theological beliefs of the Pharisees?
Hillel and Shammai had views that were based on Old Testament and oral traditions and believed a lot like early Christians.
What factors unified Judaism in Jesus' day?
The Jews relationship with God and their sense of uniqueness in world history.
What is the Apocrypha?
It's a group of 14 books in Greek that appeared between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D.
Why did the Jewish war of A.D. 66-70 take place?
That was a time of bad procurators over the territories of Judea and Samaria. Two of the leaders were very greedy and ruthless and the country was in uproars. There was a lot religious unrest. The Jews stuck to their beliefs and wouldn't change their minds.
Why was the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 significant for Christianity?
It caused them to move out of Jerusalem.
What are the major geographical regions of Palestine?
The main regions are coastal plain, the Shepheiah, of foothills, the central mountain range, the wilderness and the Jordan Valley and the eastern mountain range.
7. Who were the Hasmoneans and why were they important?
The Hasmoneans were a family that resisted Antiochuss's attempt to force pagan worship on all the Israel by killing th e king's representive.
What were the strengths and weakness of Herod the Great?
Herod was a very jealous person and caused a lot murders, wars, and brutality. He also was a generous person on occasion.
How was the land of the Palestine divided after Herod the Great, and what was the rule his sons like?
He divided the land three ways. During the rule of his sons the sons the riots that were occurring all over the country were brutally put down; Sepphoris in Galilee was destroyed, the temple in Jerusalem was burned and looted, thousands were crucified by the Romans.
What are the distinctive features of apocalyptic?
They contain special revelation from God the unveiled that hidden secrets of the universe. They took form of extravagant vision high symbolic nature that mapped out events to come.
1. How does Luke describe his writing of his Gospel?
Luke describes his writing as an orderly account
2. Who was Luke?
Luke was a well-educated Gentile, a doctor and a close friend of Paul
3. When was the Gospel of Luke written?
Luke was written in the 60's
4. How does Luke emphasize the universal nature of Jesus' work?
The first distinctive characteristic of Luke is its emphasis of the universal or comprehensive nature of God's dealings with the world
5. What special place did woman plays in Jesus' ministry?
He accorded them a dignity and respect among the rabbis of Palestine
6. How is the Holy Spirit emphasized in Luke's Gospel?
Luke shows a special interest in the work of the Holy Spirit.
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