Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (34)
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
What is a manuscript?
A hand written copy of scriptures
Why did the Bible need to be translated into other languages?
Because of the rapid spread of Christianity
What edict called for the destruction of Scripture?
The edict of Diocletian
How early was an incomplete canon being used?
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
What word comes from the Greek word apokruphos?
Finish the following quote from the book. Without prophets, there can be...
no scriptural revelation
What are the 3 divisions of the Hebrew Bible?
What are the last books written and recognized as canonical?
Malachi & Chronicles
Who never quotes the Apocrypha?
Jesus and the New Testament writers
Which Jewish historian explicitly excludes the Apocrypha?
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
Who is the absolute authority in the church?
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."
What is the Talmud?
an ancient collection of rabbinical laws, law decisions and comments on the law of Moses
Who were the first and last martyrs recorded in scripture?
What was the most common writing material in biblical times?
Name the 4 common writing instruments used in biblical times
prepared skin of sheep, goats, antelope and other animals
calf skin, often dyed purple with gold/silver writing
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
the Church is the discoverer of Canon
The church is child of Canon.
The church is Minister of Canon
The church is recognizer of Canon
the churches witness of Canon
The church is servant of Canon
The church is determiner of Canon