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Ecclesiology - Ch. 1 God Prepares his Way for His Church in the Old Testament
Terms in this set (28)
Ark of the Covenant
An ornate box that held the tablets of the Law, the rod of Aaron, & some manna; It represented God's throne on earth.
The land of the Canaanites, which was to become the Promised Land for the Israelites.
Greek for "anointed." This is used in reference to JEsus because he accomplished perfectly the divine mission of priest, prophet, & king.
The sign of God's covenant with Abraham. Circumcision set the People of God apart from other nations.
The unity of the faithful as one Body in Christ; also refers to the reception of the Eucharist at Holy Mass
The act of separating someone or something apart as holy and devoted for a particular purpose.
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
The fifth book of the Bible. It contains the second set of laws given by God to the Israelites.
Greek for "going out"; the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt into the Promised Land by the saving acts of God.
The first book of the Bible that begins with Creation and ends with the death of Joseph
The worship of idols
Latin for "image of God," which refers to the fact that God created man in his own image and likeness.
Israelites, the people chosen by God to be his people and inherit the promises of Abraham.
Men and women appointed by God to govern the Israelites and return them to righteousness after they had fallen into sin and idolatry after the death of Joshua; also, the Old Testament book describing this period in Israel's history.
The third book of the Bible, primarily an enumeration of the laws given to the Hebrews by God.
The priestly class of Israel, members of the tribe of Levi
Hebrew word for "anointed one"
For the Israelites, the Ten Commandments and other laws given by God revealing how he wants his people to conduct themselves.
The mountains around Jerusalem where Abraham offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice.
The mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.
The hill on which the oldest part of Jerusalem was built. A poetic name for the city of Jerusalem.
Mystical Body of Christ
The faithful People of God, who in a supernatural way become one body, with Christ as its head.
the fourth book of the Bible that tells about 2 censuses taken at the beginning and end of the Hebrews' time in the desert and more of the laws in which the Hebrews lived.
The part of the Bible, containing 46 books, that tells the story of salvation history through God's covenant with Israel in preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ
The expected Messiah (Jesus Christ), the one whom God promised would come and save his people from their sins.
the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.
God's free decision to make himself known to us in a way that is beyond our natural capacity to learn of him by the use of human reason alone.
The story of God's saving action in human history
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