Flashcards in Final Vocab Deck (58)
Those books viewed by the church as authoritative and so fit to be included in the Bible?
“Setting in Life," referring to the original cultural and historical contexts in which an episode or narrative arose?
Sitz Im Leben
Complex and often unpredictable narrative characters with multiple traits?
Simple, one-dimensional, and predictable characters in a narrative?
Inverse parallelism, a concentric pattern in which a series of things repeats itself in reverse order?
A "bookend" structure in which a similar statement or episode begins and ends a narrative sequence?
A "sandwiching" technique, similar to inclusio, where one episode is inserted into the middle of another.
The two episodes are generally related to a common theme?
The spread of Greek culture and language, whether by coercion, force, or natural appeal?
The dispersion of Jews living outside Israel?
A Latin term referring to the period of relative peace and stability established by Caesar Augustus?
The Jewish high priest during Jesus' public ministry?
Experts in the Law of Moses?
A religious and political party in first-century Judaism made up mostly of the priestly leadership and aristocracy?
religious and political party in first-century Judaism which strictly adhered to purity laws and the law of Moses (written & oral)?
The earliest of the rabbinic writings, put into written form about AD 200, composed of the rulings of rabbis on a wide range of issues related to the application of Torah to everyday life?
The complete body of Jewish oral traditions?
Values in first-century Mediterranean culture which relate to gaining or losing status and esteem from others in the community
Honor and Shame
Likely the patron who sponsored the writing of Luke-Acts.
A Greek title given to Jesus in the prologue of John's Gospel which has conceptual roots in both Judaism and
Hellenisitc philosophy and which stresses Jesus' identity as the self-revelation of God?
A description (Advocate, Counselor, Comforter) Jesus gives to the Holy Spirit in His Farewell Discourse in John's Gospel
The philosophical perspective which claims that reason is the sole test of truth?
German theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician whose magisterial Quest for the Historical Jesus criticized
the First Quest for the Historical Jesus for merely reimagining Jesus as a 19th century rationalist?
The most influential New Testament scholar of the 20th century.
he sought to "demythologize" the New Testament in order to discern its true existential message?
A 19th century German school of thought which sought to study religion in terms of its evolutionary development from simple polytheistic religions to complex monotheism?
History of Religions Schools
History of Religion Schools
A rabbinic-style interpretation of the biblical text often associated with fictional expansions of Old Testament narrative?
The practice or requirement of nuptials between a widow to the brother of her deceased husband
in order to produce an heir for the dead man?