The themes of the historical books revolve around God’s activity in calling, choosing, punishing, redeeming,and using the ______as his covenant people to accomplish his global purposes
Nation of Israel
Hebrew poetry is rich in its use of figurative language
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In which language are the books of the New Testament written
The threefold divisions of the Hebrew canon are the law, the prophets, and the writings
How do the major, and minor prophets still speak to us today
all of the above
To live out a biblical worldview a person must seek to understand and then to apply
In what way does the Pentateuch (Torah) lay the foundation for western civilization
both a and c
Today many Christians frequently employ an intuitive or feels right approach to interpretation
Towns and Hindson tell us to interpret every verse in light of the authors….
What are some basic rules of interpretation that we reviewed that we should apply to reading the bible
all of the above
A biblical worldview does not require the belief that the bible is authoritative
The bible is written in a variety of literary genres
Historical-cultural context refers to the biblical writer, biblical audience, and any other historical cultural elements touch on by the passage itself
The context of a biblical passage is very important
Regarding to the reliability of the old testament documents, according to Towns and Hindson no other documents from the ancient world were as accurately copied, preserved, and transmitted ad the old testament scriptures
The Holy Spirit helps us understand scripture, but he doesn’t eliminate knowing the rules, grammar, understanding the meaning of words, or studying the historical background of the text.
According to Hayes and Duval ” The Bible is not a book of abstract, technical information. It is a book about relationships, primarily between
God and people
According to Hayes and Duval “sometimes the author will introduce an idea with a general statement that is, an overview or summary of their man idea.
The author will then follow this general statement with the _____of the idea
What is the function and purpose of textual criticism?
Finding the theological principle in the biblical text is perhaps the most challenging step in the Interpretive Journey
NT consist of how many books?
Four main segment of the NT.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Term referred to Greek culture as spread by Alexander the Great?
What was “lingua Franca” of NT times?
Another term for tax collector who became special objects of class hatred.
Earliest manuscripts of NT date to what century?
What is “Septuagint”?
Translation of OT from Hebrew to Greek
December 168 BC
Alexander the Great
How did the pagan gods compare to human beings?
Pagan gods only excelled in power, intelligence, and immorality. (Not morality)
How did “Rising gods” of Mystery Religions compare to Jesus?
There gods did not thought to purchase redemption for human beings. They did not fully rise bodily from the dead.
The Gospel of Thomas is an early representative of what religious perspective?
What Greek philosophy taught that the universe was pervaded by cosmic “Reason”?
Who are the Ptolemies?
Series of rulers who governed the Ptolemaic Empire.
Who are the Seleucids?
Seleucus and Antiochus rulers together. Seleucid centered in Syria.
What were text falsely written under the name of OT literary figures called?
What text comprised of the Misnah, or oral law, and the Gemarah, or commentary upon the law?
What was the nature of Jewish messianic expectation?
They were looking for God to use a purely human figure in bringing military deliverance from The Romans. Or God himself would deliver his people.
What Gnostic teacher rejected the OT and the God of the OT?
What criteria were used to determine NT canonicity?
Agree with the oral tradition of apostolic tradition. Must meet apostolicity. Authorship by an apostle or apostle associate.
The original documents
A writing secretary
Greek for “contradicted”
Letters that are all capital
“Separated ones”. Made up of the largest Jewish religious sects.
They controlled the priesthood which gave them political influence. “Members of supreme council”. They regarded on the first 5 books of the OT.
Their legalism exceeded the Pharisees. Regarded themselves as Gods elect remnant living in the last day.
“Dispersion”. Fell into 2 classes.
Hebraist and Hellenist
Have been identified as assassins who carried concealed daggers.
A professional class. Taught and interpreted OT law
Full converts. Monotheistic belief in one God. Opposed idolatry.
Gentiles willing to practice Judaism but unwilling to be circumcised and follow stricter Jewish law.
People of the Land
People who remained unaffiliated with religious sects and political parties.
In his travels spreading the gospel, Paul apparently made it to Spain.
Modern Scholars have solidly concluded that Paul did write Hebrews.
Peters 1st letter is sent to a church experiencing suffering and persecution.
The book of Revelation is meant to be one of encouragement to the readers.
The pastoral epistles focus mainly on deep theological matters.
How many times does John reference the Old Testament in Revelation?
The 1st letter to Timothy seems to show that Timothy was overwhelmed in his work.
In one of the main themes of the book of Revelation is telling the original readers that the church and state are on a collision course and that the initial victory will appear to go to the state.
The primary focus of the book of Hebrews is Jesus is better.
According to Stuart and Fee what are the three literary types that we see in Revelation?
apocalypse, prophecy, letter
The historical context of the letter to the seven churches Revelation is suffering.
Which chapter is the theological key to the book of Revelation according to Stuart and Fee?
1st Timothy and Titus reinforce each other in that they both emphasis developing leadership within the church.
A lack of sound exegetical principles has been the cause of much of the bad speculative interpretations of the book of Revelation.
What are the weaknesses of the Documentary Hypothesis?
Wrong Answer: The documentary hypothesis is built on unfounded assumptions and speculation.
A biblical worldview does not require the belief that the Bible is authoritative.
To live out a Biblical worldview, a person must seek to understand and then to apply God’s truth.
What are some basic rules of interpretation that we reviewed that we should apply to reading the Bible?
All of the above
In which language are the books of the New Testament written?
What does the term canon mean in relation to biblical books?
It is derived from the Hebrew word meaning a reed or a measuring stick.
Regarding the reliability of the old testament documents, according to Towns and Hinson, no other documents from the ancient world were as accurately copied, preserved, and transmitted as the Old Testament scriptures.
The process in which the canon was formed is rather complicated. However, some offer the following three tests for a book to be considered part of the canon: apostilicity, rule of faith, and being heavily debated and contested.
The Bible is written in a variety of literary genres.
In what way does the Pentateuch (the torah) lay the foundation for Western Civilization?
Both a and c
Finding the theological principal in the biblical text is perhaps the most challenging step in the interpretive journey.
According to Hayes and Duvall, the Bible is not a book of abstract, technical information, it is a book about relationships, primarily relationships between …
God and people
The three-fold divisions of the Hebrew canon are the law, the prophets, and the writings.
The themes of the historical books revolve around God’s activity in calling, choosing, punishing, redeeming, and using the ________________ as his covenant people to accomplish his global purposes.
Wrong Answer: Philistines Jewish or Hebrew people should be the right answer.
According to Hayes and Duvall, most of us read the Bible too quickly and we skip over the details of the text.
The context of a Biblical passage are very important.
Towns and Hindson tell us to interpret every verse in light of the author’s…
Wrong Answer: Style of writing
Historical Cultural context refers to the Biblical writer, Biblical audience, and any other historical cultural elements touch on by the passage itself.
What is the function and purpose of textual criticism?
Wrong Answer: It brings to light the many handwritten mistakes that were made in the transmission process over the years.
How do the major and minor prophets still speak to us today?
All of the above.