What Gospels contain the birth narrative?
Matthew and Luke
What is a major theme in the first three Gospels?
Conflict between Jesus and the authorities.
How many Passovers does John speak of?
At least three.
How old does Luke say Jesus was when He began his ministry?
What does Matthew's birth narrative assert?
The divine origin of Jesus.
Who orders the empire-wide census in Luke?
Who excutes it?
When was Jesus most likely born?
Sometime in the dry season due to the nearness of the shepherds.
Who visits the infant Jesus in Matthew?
Astrologers, or magi from the east, emphasizing making disciples of all nations.
Who visits the infant Jesus in Luke?
Shepherds, emphasizing the importance of the Gosple for the poor and marginalized in Luke.
What does John's baptism not convey?
The Holy Spirit
When is the rainy season?
December through February.
How long is Jesus' ministry if we go by the three Passovers in John?
What was a defining characteristic in first century Judaism?
Observance of the Torah.
How long is the Upper Room discourse in John?
John 13:31 to John 17:26.
What do parables do?
Use metaphors drawn from daily life in Roman agrarian Palestine to illustrate the reign of God.
What does the black mustard seed grow into in Palestine?
What are the miracles of Jesus called in the New Testament?
"Works" or "mighty deeds" or "signs and wonders."
They are never called miracles.
What type of noteworthy acts (miracles) did Jesus perform?
Healing the sick
Acts in the natural world.
What do the divine acts (miracles) illustrate?
A struggle between the divine and demonic.
What are the four classes of characters in the New Testament?
people on the margins
What three disciples were closest to Jesus?
Peter, James, and John
Where is Jesus anointed?
What are the critical events as Jesus sets His face to Jerusalem?
The entry into Jerusalem on a donkey.
Cleansing the temple.
Exchange between Jesus and the religious authorities.
Whose image was on the denarius?
The Roman emperor.
What two important actions did Jesus perform within the context of the Passover?
Washed the feet of the disciples.
Gave them the new commandment to love one another.
John 14 - 17
Does the name Garden of Gethsemane occur in the NT?
After the Last Supper where did Jesus take His disciples?
Across the Kidron, to the Mount of Olives to a place called Gethsemane (oil press).
At the conflict in the garden, what is central in Mark versus what is central in John?
Mark - human
John - divine
Who is on the Sanhedrin?
Chief priests, elders and scribes.
Who was crucifixion reserved for?
Criminals and people of the slave class.
What was the Jewish method of capital punishment?
Who was released instead of Jesus?
Barabbas ("son of the Father")
What was the place of crucifixion identified as?
Golgotha, the place of the skull.
What do all four Gospels end with?
Resurrection accounts and appearances.
What does the crucifixion lack in Luke?
It lacks the darkness and dereliction.
What do Matthew and Mark stress at the crucifixion?
Violence and abandonment.
What does John stress at the crucifixion?
The glorification of Jesus.
Why does the martyrdom of Stephen mark a major transition?
It brings to a close the focus on the community in Jerusalem. Severe persecution leads to a scattering of the Jerusalem community.
79 - Who was Philip who met the Ethiopian and where did he meet him?
Philip was one of the seven set aside to help with the distribution to the widows in Acts 6.
"The road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place" found in Acts 8.
What was "The Way?"
An early designation for Christians.
80 - Who is Cornelius and why is he important in Acts 10?
A God fearing centurion.
To lead Peter across the cultural boundary to the Gentiles.
80 - What happened when Peter went to Cornelius at Caesarea and spoke to the Gentiles?
Acts 10: 44 - The Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God.
81 - Where did the mission journeys in Acts have their starting point from?
81 - Who is John Mark?
A relative of Barnabus.
Went along with Barnabus and Saul on the first mission journey to the island of Cyprus.
83 - What happens at the start of the Paul's second missionary journey?
There is a falling out between Paul and Barnabus over whether they should take John Mark or not.
Paul didn't want to.
They then split and Paul and Silas go into Syria and Cilesia.
82 - Where is Antioch of Pisidia?
In the southern part of the Roman province of Galatia.
82 - When was Galatians written?
Sometime after his first mission journey.
83 - When Paul revists the churches in southern Galatia, who goes with him?
84 - Who did Paul meet in Philippi?
Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth and a God-fearer, she welcomed them into her home and was baptized.
85 - How long did Paul stay in Corinth?
A year and a half.
85 - Who did Paul meet at Corinth?
And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
86 - In Corinth, where did Paul set up a house church?
The house of a man named Titius Justus, ia worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue. 8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
87 - In Acts 18:26, who helped Apollos under the way of God more clearly?
Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
According to Acts 19, when Paul met some disciples in Ephesus, does he say that John the Baptist's baptism was the same as Jesus'?
“Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.” 4 And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
87 - According to Acts 19, how long did Paul work in Ephesus?
This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
89 - When was the fire in Rome?
89 - When was the temple in Jerusalem destroyed?
A.D. 70 after the revolt of the Jews.