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God initiates covenants and offers salvation; people fail to respond or are unfaithful
Testament or Covenant
solemn agreement between humans or between God and humans in which mutual commitments are made
the Divine assistance the Holy Spirit gave the authors of the books of the Bible so the authors could write in human words the salvation message God wanted to communicate.
the doctrine that the books of the Scriptures are free from error regarding the truth God wishes to reveal through the Scriptures for the sake of our Salvation
under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the synthesis in written form of the massage of salvation that has been passed down in the oral tradition
Life and Teachings of Jesus
son of God who walked this earth teaching and preaching, dying and rising from the dead
Palestine, Cana, Promised Land, Land of Milk and Honey, Israel
Names of the place where Jesus lived and died
Good News Translation
Version of the Bible that is very conversational and somewhat easier to understand
Vatican Council II
Council in which the Bible was translated into the vernacular and analysis of the bible and times periods and culture was encouraged
Apostolic Origin, Universal Acceptance, Use, Consistency with other writings
4 standards for a writing to be in the Canon of the Bible
the Church's living teaching office, which consists of all bishops, in communion with the Pope
Divino Afflante Spiritu, Dei Verbum, Interpretation of the Bible in the Church
3 Writings in Vatican Council II that encourage and help us to know the Bible
Analogy of Faith
awareness of whole of Revelation, content and unity of truths of the faith revealed in Old and New Testament
Narratives, Poetry, Prophecies, History, Wise Sayings, Moral lessons, Letters, Apocalyptic, and Teaching
obvious meaning of the words and events in light of culture, times, and literary genres
looks for moral and just living or right relationships with God, neighbor, self, and earth
interpretation of the Bible that takes into account the various contexts for understanding.
interpretation of the Bible and Christian Doctrine based on the literalist meaning of the Bible's words, Interpretation made without regarding historical setting or teachings when first developed
discovery of ancient texts, artifacts, and buildings in Israel which date back to the time of Christ and earlier
Dead Sea Scrolls
ancient scrolls containing the oldest known manuscript of books in the Old Testament in Hebrew; some of the deuterocanonical books were found in these
accounts of leaders, kings, judges, warriors, and prophets as Chosen People conquer the Promised Land
educated, strict interpreters of Scripture, believed in resurrection of the dead and angels
Jewish upper class, adhered to the Torah; preserved Sanctity of the Temple, rejected belief of resurrection and angels
like the "president" of Jews, spiritual leader, Political influence, and anointed much like a king
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