BIBL-104 Quiz 1, BIBL 104 Exam 1

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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
True

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In which language are the books of the New Testament written
common Greek

The threefold divisions of the Hebrew canon are the law, the prophets, and the writings
True

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
True

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
True

Towns and Hindson tell us to interpret every verse in light of the authors….
purpose

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
False

The bible is written in a variety of literary genres
True

Historical-cultural context refers to the biblical writer, biblical audience, and any other historical cultural elements touch on by the passage itself
True

The context of a biblical passage is very important
True

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
True

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.
True

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
True

NT consist of how many books?
27

Four main segment of the NT.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Term referred to Greek culture as spread by Alexander the Great?
Hellenism

What was “lingua Franca” of NT times?
Common trade

Another term for tax collector who became special objects of class hatred.
Publicans

Earliest manuscripts of NT date to what century?
Second century

What is “Septuagint”?
Translation of OT from Hebrew to Greek

Cyrus
539 BC

Titus
70 AD

Antiochus IV
December 168 BC

Judas Maccabaeus
164 BC

Herod the Great
20 BC

Alexander the Great
339 Bc

Joseph Caiaphas
18 AD

Pontius Pilate
26 AD

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?
Gnosticism

What Greek philosophy taught that the universe was pervaded by cosmic “Reason”?
Stoicism

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?
Pseudepigrapha

What text comprised of the Misnah, or oral law, and the Gemarah, or commentary upon the law?
Talmud

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?
Marcion

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.

Define autograph
The original documents

Define amanuensis
A writing secretary

Antilegoumena
Greek for “contradicted”

Define uncial
Letters that are all capital

Define Pharisees
“Separated ones”. Made up of the largest Jewish religious sects.

Define Sudducees
They controlled the priesthood which gave them political influence. “Members of supreme council”. They regarded on the first 5 books of the OT.

Define Essences
Their legalism exceeded the Pharisees. Regarded themselves as Gods elect remnant living in the last day.

Diaspora
“Dispersion”. Fell into 2 classes.

Hebraist and Hellenist

Zealots
Have been identified as assassins who carried concealed daggers.

Sanhedrin
Local courts

Scribes
A professional class. Taught and interpreted OT law

Proselytes
Full converts. Monotheistic belief in one God. Opposed idolatry.

Self baptism

God-fearers
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.
True

Modern Scholars have solidly concluded that Paul did write Hebrews.

False

Peters 1st letter is sent to a church experiencing suffering and persecution.
True

The book of Revelation is meant to be one of encouragement to the readers.
True

The pastoral epistles focus mainly on deep theological matters.
False

How many times does John reference the Old Testament in Revelation?
Over 250

The 1st letter to Timothy seems to show that Timothy was overwhelmed in his work.
True

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.
True

The primary focus of the book of Hebrews is Jesus is better.

True

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.
True

Which chapter is the theological key to the book of Revelation according to Stuart and Fee?
12

1st Timothy and Titus reinforce each other in that they both emphasis developing leadership within the church.
True

A lack of sound exegetical principles has been the cause of much of the bad speculative interpretations of the book of Revelation.
True

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.
False

To live out a Biblical worldview, a person must seek to understand and then to apply God’s truth.
True

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?
Common Greek

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.
True

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.
True

The Bible is written in a variety of literary genres.
True

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.
True

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.
True

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.
True

The context of a Biblical passage are very important.
True

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.
True

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.

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