Flashcards in Unit 1: Introduction and Pre-History Deck (29):
The word "Bible" comes from the Latin "biblia" meaning
The Catholic Church believes the Bible to be...
the inspired Word of God
The old testament was written primarily in what language?
The New Testament was written entirely in what language?
The Jewish term for the first five books of the bible is:
The compilation of the books of the Bible agreed on by 70 scholars is called:
Approximate number of books in the Christian Bible:
The term for "measurement" of which books are included in the Bible.
The name of the LORD God which translates as "I am who am"
From the Prologue to John's Gospel: What is the Greek word for "Word" and who or what is the word?
What is the term for Almighty God used by the Priestly source?
Jonah is sent to the city of ____, proclaiming that YHWH will destroy them because of their wickedness.
In a psalm-like prayer from the belly of a great fish, Jonah prays:
Out of my distress I cried to Yahweh...
YHWH is amazed that Jonah is more worried about ____ than people.
A castor-oil plant
The two primary sources of our Scriptures are the Priestly source and...
The Yahwist tradition
The first story of creation comes from the ____ and the second from the ____.
Priestly source, Yahwist tradition
"And God saw that it was ____."
According to the first story of Creation and Jewish tradition, each day begins:
"God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, _____________ he created them."
Above all other creatures
Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat the fruit of which tree?
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Abel was a _____ and Cain was a ____.
shepherd, tiller of the soil
When YHWH asks Cain "Where is your brother Abel?" Cain replies:
In the fields with his sheep.
A biblical unit of measurement used by Noah to build the ark.
What is the covenant sign that God will never destroy the earth by a flood again?
a bow in the clouds
Famous tower built by proud people who spoke the same language
Three Division of the Jewish Bible
torah, histories, wisdom.
What are the three approaches to studying the bible ?
Contextual/Historical, Theological, Inspirational
What are the First five books in the bible?
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy