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1

Inspiration literally means what in the Greek?

God Breathed.

2

Inspiration is a compound word made from what two Greek words?

God (Theos), Breathed (Pnuestos).

3

When describing the Bible, the word infallible indicates what?

That Scripture contains an objective truth and as such is reliable in its assertations.

4

What are the 4 misconceptions?

Blind Faith, Just Be Sincere, The Bible is Full of Myths, The Jesus of History is Unknowable

5

My heart cannot _____ in what my mind _____?

Rejoice, Rejects

6

The Christian faith is an_____ faith, therefore it must be object

Objective

7

What’s the difference between Hercules and Jesus?

Eyewitness

8

According to McDowell, a basic definition of history is?

A knowledge of the past based on testimony

9

What are the 3 I’s?

Inerrant, Infallible, Inspired

10

The Old Testament has how many books?

39

11

What are the 4 categories of the OT?

Pentateuch, Historical, Poetry/Writings, Major/Minor Prophets

12

The NT has how many books?

27

13

What are the 5 categories of the NT?

Gospels, Acts, Pauline Epistles/ Hebrews, General Epistles, Revelations

14

What are the literary styles used in the Bible?

Poetry, Narrative, Song, Romance, Didactic treatise, Personal correspondence, Memoirs, Satire, Biography, Law, Prophecy

15

What are the literary devices used in the Bible?

Alliteration, allusion, chiasm, hyperbole, idiom, Merism, paradox, simile, symbolism, type

16

The Bible writings span how many years?

1500

17

True or false. The Bible has over 40 authors.

True

18

What three languages was the Bible written in?

Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic

19

How many continents was the Bible written on?

3

20

The Bible is unique in circulation how?

It is in constant circulation.

21

How many languages is the Bible translated into?

2,200

22

True or False. After being copied and recopied the Bible has diminished in style and correctness.

False

23

Scripture was first written on what three things?

Papyrus, parchment, vellum

24

Scripture was first written on what type of material?

Perishable

25

What book has civilization been most influenced by?

Judeo- Christian scripture

26

How many books is the Bible composed of?

66

27

What is a manuscript?

a handwritten copy of scripture

28

Finish quote: "inspiration without..."

preservation is useless

29

The New Testament has how many manuscripts?

24,633

30

Inspiration without blank is useless?

Preservation

31

Internal evidence is what?

Allegations of error in the Bible are usually based on failure to recognize basic principles of interpreting ancient literature.

32

The unexplained is not necessarily unexplainable true or false?

True

33

Fallible interpretations do mean fallible revelation true or false?

False

34

A text without a context is a blank for a blank text?

Pretext and proof

35

Do you need to understand the context of the passage yes or no?

Yes

36

Interpret difficult passages in light of clear ones true or false?

True

37

Do base teaching on obscure passages true or false?

False

38

The Bible communicates with human language true or false?

True

39

Incomplete reports do equate to false reports true or false?

False

40

Old Testament citing in the New Testament need to be exactly true or false?

False

41

The Bible does not approve of all that it records true or false?

True

42

The Bible does not use non-technical everyday language true or false?

False

43

The Bible uses only exact numbers true or false?

False

44

Note when different literary devices are used true or false?

True

45

Erroneous copies do equate to erroneous originals true or false?

False

46

General statements do not mean universal promises true or false?

True

47

Later revelation Builds on and confirms previous ones true or false?

True

48

Who is Papius?

A generation removed from John

49

Who is Eusebius?

An author of ecclesiastical history quoted Papias recalling the accuracy of Peter’s interpreter.

50

Who is Irenaeus?

A Bishop of Lyons

51

Clement of Rome acknowledged the NT scripture as reliable.

True

52

Who is Ignatius?

Bishop of Antioch, knew all of the apostles and was a disciple of Polycarp.

53

Who is Polycarp?

Disciple of John, burned at the stake at 86 years old

54

List a non-Christian witness:

Tacitus – 1st century Roman
Josephus – Jewish historian, testifies to the canon of the OT, and confirms the existence and martyrdom of John the Baptist
Thallus – Confirms darkness and an earthquake at the time of Jesus death in Judea

55

Luke names 32 countries, 54 cities, and 9 islands without error

True

56

Three ways Josh McDowell suggests the OT is proven reliable.

Textual transmission (Accuracy)
Confirmation of hard evidence – archeology
Documentary evidence

57

Who was Cornelius Tactus?

Greatest historian of Ancient Rome

58

Most acclaimed works are Annals and the Histories.

True

59

Yeshu means Jesus.

True

60

So then _____ is from God, and the apostles are from Christ.

Christ

61

Are there any other holy books that are able to point with accuracy to fulfilled prophecy?

False

62

List one example of prophecy fulfilled:

Destruction of Edom
Destruction of Tyre and Nineveh
Fall of Babylon

63

Isaiah 40:22 says “_____ of the earth”

Circle

64

The galaxies are moving further apart.

True

65

The number of stars is ______________.

Immeasurable

66

Energy and mass cannot be created or destroyed.

True

67

Biblical Hebrew is a _____ language.

Pure

68

Manuscripts of the Old Testament from 1000+ years apart show change.

False

69

In the Egyptian book of the dead what was missing?

Whole sections

70

No ancient historical documents are able to come close to the Bible's accuracy.

True

71

For the discipline of the Talmudists how were the scrolls with errors dealt with?

They were buried, burned, or used as reading books.

72

The Masoretes developed a system for copying the mss that eliminated ______ if not all risk of error.

Most

73

When were the Dead Sea Scrolls found?

1947

74

The Dead Sea Scrolls provided the oldest existing mss of the Old Testament.

True

75

With Old Testament manuscripts did the Jews think the older compared to the new manuscripts were better?

No

76

Translation Theories:

Word for word
Dynamic equivalent
Paraphrase

77

Tripartite Communication:

That which is said
That which is understood
The culture in which what was said was said.

78

In the NIV Bible over ___ scriptures were deleted.

40