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Protoevangelium

From the Greek word proto, meaning first, and the evangelion, meaning good news. This first message of Good News-the first Gospel- s found in Genesis 3:1, wherein the promise of a redeemer is announced.

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Decalouge

From the Greek for "ten words"; the Ten Commandments given by God through Moses.

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Ark of the Covenant

An ornate box that held the tablet of the Law (Ten Commandments), the rod of Aaron, and some manna; it was a visible sign of God's invisible presence on earth.

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Isaiah

The great prophet who guides the reforms of Hezekiah. His prophecies often refer to the coming of the Messiah.

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Isaiah

The great prophet who guided the reforms of Hezekiah. His prophets often refer to the coming of the Messiah.

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Exodus

Greek for "going out"; the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt into the Promised Land by the saving acts of God. This is a type of the liberation from slavery to sin unto eternal life wrought by the saving actions of Jesus Christ through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

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Who was Sarah?

The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac.

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Cain

Adam and Eve's first son and murderer of his brother. His descendants carried a line of evil in contrast to the descendants of Seth.

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Cain

“Adam and Eve’s first son and murderer of his brother, Abel. His descendants carried a line of evil in contrast to the descendants of Seth (Adam and Eve’s third son):"

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Covenant

A solemn agreement between people or between God and man involving mutual commitments and guarantees

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Felix Culpa

“Latin for “happy fault.” The liturgy of the Church proclaims, “O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer!”

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Exodus

“Greek for “going out”; the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt into the Promised Land by the saving acts of God. This is a type of the liberation from slavery to sin unto eternal life wrought by the saving actions of Jesus Christ through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

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Promised Land

The land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants, the Israelites. This land stretched from the “river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates” (Gn 15:18-21).

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What is Felix culpa and what does it mean in a biblical sense?

"Happy fault" which is original sin allowing for a greater good to enter into the world (Christ) who would not have been as glorious if the Fall never occured

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Cain

Adam and Eve's first son and murderer of his brother, Abel. His descendants carried a line of evil in contrast to the descendants of Seth (Adam and Eve's third son).

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Seth

Adam and Eve's third son and eventual heir. His line carried on the true worship of God in contrast to the line of evil of Cain.

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“Son of Abraham and Sarah born when they were very old. Though Isaac was not Abraham’s first son (he fathered a son, Ishmael, with Hagar, Sarah’s handmaid), he was the firstborn of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, making Isaac the heir of God’s promises.


Excerpt From: Peter V. Armenio. “The Mystery of Redemption.” v1.1. Midwest Theological Forum, 2013. iBooks.
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Isaac

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Chosen People

The Jews; the people chosen by God to be His people and inherit the promises of Abraham. They are named after the Tribe of Judah, one of the sons of Israel (Jacob).

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Polygamy

Marriage between more than two people (one man and one woman) at the same time. Polygyny refers to the marriage of one man to more than one wife; polyandry refers to marriage of one woman to more than one husband. These are sins against the unity of marriage and are forbidden by the Sixth Commandment.

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David

second King of Israel, a "man after God's own heart." made a new covenant with all the nations through David.

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Idolatry

The worship or adoration due to God alone paid to images “made with hands” or any created object. This is forbidden by the First Commandment. Idolatry is distinct from veneration given to saints and holy objects, which is implicitly allowed by the Incarnation as solemnly defined at the Second Ecumenical Council of Nicæa (AD 787).

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What is the Decalogue?

From the Greek for “ten words”; the Ten Commandments given by God through Moses.

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Covenant

A solemn agreement between people or God and man involving mutual commitments and guarantees.

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I am who I am

Ywh or Yaweh

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Isaiah

The great prophet who guided the reforms of Hezekiah. His prophesies often referred to the coming of the Messiah.

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Decalouge

From the Greek for “ten words”; the Ten Commandments given by God through Moses

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Moses

As an infant, he was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in Pharaoh’s court. He fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian taskmaster, only to return as God’s chosen agent to liberate the Hebrews from slavery and give the Chosen People God’s Law

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Lamech

A descendent of Cain and the first bigamist. His seventy-sevenfold revenge demonstrates how far evil had developed in the world

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Lamech

A descendant of Cain and the first bigamist. His seventy-sevenfold revenge demonstrates how far evil had developed in the world.

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Passover

“Pesach or Pascha, a Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of their firstborn males from the Angel of Death by the blood of the lamb sprinkled on the doorposts, which allowed them to leave bondage in Egypt for the Promised Land. This was a type of the sacrificial Passion and Death of Christ, which saved man from bondage to sin. The Eucharist celebrates Christ’s Passover”