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1

What was the initial reason for collecting and preserving the books of the Bible?

They were prophetic. They must be valuable if they were written by an apostle or prophet of God

2

What is a manuscript?

A hand written copy of scriptures

3

Why did the Bible need to be translated into other languages?

Because of the rapid spread of Christianity

4

What edict called for the destruction of Scripture?

The edict of Diocletian

5

How early was an incomplete canon being used?

140 AD

6

What role did Bishop of Sardis, Melito play in the establishment of the OT canon?

He drew up the first known list of OT books

7

What word comes from the Greek word apokruphos?

apocrypha

8

Finish the following quote from the book. Without prophets, there can be...

no scriptural revelation

9

What are the 3 divisions of the Hebrew Bible?

the Law
the Prophets
the Writings

10

What are the last books written and recognized as canonical?

Malachi & Chronicles

11

Who never quotes the Apocrypha?

Jesus and the New Testament writers

12

Which Jewish historian explicitly excludes the Apocrypha?

Josephus

13

What are the 5 test for inclusion in the Canon?

was the book written by a prophet of God
was the writer confirmed by acts of God
did the message tell the truth about God
does the writing come with the power of God
was the writing accepted by the people of God

14

Who is the absolute authority in the church?

God

15

What quote did Ignatius make regarding the inspiration of scripture and his writings?

"I do not wish to command you as Peter and Paul; they were apostles."

16

What is the Talmud?

an ancient collection of rabbinical laws, law decisions and comments on the law of Moses

17

Who were the first and last martyrs recorded in scripture?

1st-Able
Last-Zechariah

18

What was the most common writing material in biblical times?

papyrus

19

Name the 4 common writing instruments used in biblical times

chisel
metal stylus
pen
ink

20

Define parchment

prepared skin of sheep, goats, antelope and other animals

21

Define vellum

calf skin, often dyed purple with gold/silver writing

22

Describe how papyrus was made

Papyrus reeds were stripped and cut lengthwise into thin narrow slices before being beaten and Impressed into two layers set at right angles of each other

23

T/F
the Church is the discoverer of Canon

true

24

T/F
The church is child of Canon.

true

25

T/F
The church is Minister of Canon

true

26

T/F
The church is recognizer of Canon

true

27

T/F
the churches witness of Canon

true

28

T/F
The church is servant of Canon

true

29

T/F
The church is determiner of Canon

false

30

T/F
the church is mother of Canon

false