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Bible studies - term two
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What great world empire ruled when jesus was born?
Who was the emperor of the great world empire that ruled when Jesus was born?
List two things the Romans did that made it possible of Christian missionaries to travel all over the world telling people about Jesus?
They built roads and made travel on land and sea safe (destroyed pirates).
Who ruled as a governor for the Romans in Judea and Perea?
Herod the Great.
Who did Herod the Great try to kill at birth?
Who did Herod the Great try to kill because he thought they wanted his kingdom?
One of his wife's and her children.
What are the three languages did many Jews speak when Caesar Augustus was the emperor?
Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic.
In 167 BC why did the Jews turn against the ruler who was over them?
He ordered them to worship false gods.
Who was able to establish a small Jewish Kingdom?
What was the nickname of Judas Maccabaeus?
Who overthrew the little Jewish Kingdom Judas Maccabaeus established?
How long before Jesus was born was the little Jewish Kingdom established by judas Maccabaeus overthrown?
About 60 years.
What did the Jewish people dream of?
A time when the messiah would come and they would be free.
Where did a Jewish boy go to school?
At what age did a Jewish boy go to school?
What are the five things Jewish boys learned at school?
Reading, writing, maths, rituals and a trade.
What was a synagogue?
A Jewish place of worship.
On what day did the Jewish people gather to worship God?
The sabbath - 7th day or the week (Saturday)
What is the Jewish religious holiday that celebrates in remembrance of freedom from Egyptian slavery.
What is the Jewish religious holiday that is celebrated at harvest time?
What is the Jewish religious holiday that is the day of a special sacrifice was made for the sins of the people?
The day of atonement.
What is the Jewish religious holiday that is when living in tents where they remembered their journey from Egypt to the promise land?
The feast of tabernacles.
What are the first four books of the New Testament called?
Why were the gospels written?
To tell the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
What four men wrote the gospels?
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
When was Jesus born?
5-7 BC (according to a corrected calendar).
Why is 5-7BC used as the time of Jesus' birth?
Dionysius who designed the calendar in AD 525, miscalculated the date.
What four things were special about the birth of Jesus that make him different from every other person?
He existed before he was conceived, he has no human father (born a virgin), his birth was announced by an angle and his birth was marked by a star.
Who were Jesus' earthy parents?
Joseph and Mary.
Who were Jesus' real parents?
God (the holy spirit) and Mary.
What was unusual about Jesus' mother when he was born?
She was a virgin.
In what city was Jesus born?
Why did Mary and Joseph have to go to Bethlehem?
To register in a census ordered by the roman government.
What prophet did God send to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus?
John the Baptist.
What great prophet was John the Baptist like?
What are the three ways John the Baptist is like Elijah?
He dressed in rough clothes, he ate simple goods and he lived in the desert.
Where did John the Baptist preach?
In the desert area around the Jordan river.
What did John encourage the people to do?
Repent (change and serve God).
What did John say was near?
What didn't Jesus need to be baptised?
He never sinned.
Why was Jesus baptised?
To fulfil all righteousness.
What two unusual things happened at Jesus' baptism?
The spirit of God descended like a done and God spoke from heaven.
How long did Jesus fast before be was tempted?
40 days and 40 nights.
How did Jesus overcome Satan's temptation?
By knowing and obeying Gods word.
What was Jesus' first miracle?
Turning water into wine and a wedding.
Who did Jesus bring back to life after the man had been dead for four days?
What are the four areas that Jesus has power over?
Nature, disability and disease, evil spirits (demons) and death.
What are the three things that Jesus' miracles prove?
Gods love for us, gods power and that the claims of Jesus are true (he is God and was sent by God).
What happened to Jesus that proves he has power over death?
He was raised from the dead (the resurrection).
What is a parable?
A short story which makes a point or teaches a lesson.
Like 10:30-37 - what is the parable about?
Parable of the Good Samaritan. A Jewish mean was robbed, two religious Jews (priest and Levite) refused to help but an enemy helped.
What is the lesson of the Good Samaritan parable?
We should do good for everyone.
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