New Testament, Exam #2, Study Guide Questions

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Who is Polycarp
Followed Jesus his whole life. He would not recant of his belief of Jesus so he was martyerd....
What books of the Bible are missing from Polycarp's letters
1 Thessolonians and Philemon
Slightly older then Polycarp.
Meaning of the word, "Diadache"
Greek for teaching. 
Purpose of Diadache
A summary of the 12 apostles and their teachings. It is not canon and does not claim to be...
Heretic at the time of canonization
Life of Marcion
Christian upbringing, was sent to a gnostic school, where he learned that we must obtain special...
Meaning of, "Tertuallion"
against Marcion
Purpose of Tertuallion
written to explain the bad doctrine of Marcion. This provides us with a good and accurate description...
What we know about Marcion's doctrine
He had a belief in two gods, the god of wrath from the Old Testament, and the god of grace...
Marcion view on Christian life
asectic life, meaning celebacy, no marriage, etc.
Why we have a canon
because Marcion made a false one. Our canon is a reaction to Marcion's edited version of the...
Four different types of manuscripts
P52, P45, P46, Sinactics
the physical original text. We don't have any of these. Which is probably good because we would...
Meaning of "P" in the P manuscripts
P meaning, papyrus, the material used to write on in this time period.
The number is irrelevant. It is a fragment of the book of John. Came from a codex (book) which...
A larger selection, we have portions of all 4 gospels. Accurately date to 3rd Century.
Earliest Pauline document, including 10 letters of Paul and Hebrews. 
Contains some of the O.T. and most of the N.T. found in the Sinide peninsula
Definition of, Uncial
all capital letters
Definition of Lengua Continua
no spaces between wording. Easy to see because of Greek regular endings. 
Definition of Lectionaries
portions of scripture. Organized for everyday scripture reading.
Definition of Hermaneutics
to interpret, translate and explain
4 Rules of Hermaneutics (in order)
#1 - the Bible is entirely truthful and authoratative in all it teaches. #2 - Notice the historical...
General Rule for Hermaneutics
Keep things in context. Time, history, genre, semantics, etc.
Non-Christian Sources of history of Jesus
Tacitus and Josephus
Roman write. Has given one statement about Jesus, "he was a cult leader, executed and lived...
Jewish historian. Explains Jewish traditons and culture to Roman audience. Writes with a more...
A scholars basis for not believing (in Jesus) is only speculation. Remember that they also...
Oxyrinhus Papyrus
Found in dry climate, this is how it survived. Contains sayings attributed to Jesus and some...
Na Hammadi Library
Found many texts, specifically the Gospel of Thomas - series of sayings, earliest extrabiblical...
source of information, gives statements of history of Jesus. 
Definition of, "Synoptics"
literally meaning with one view
books of the synoptics
matthew, mark, and luke.
Source Criticism
Asking, "what are the sources behind our gospels" 
4 different theories of Source Criticism
Total Independance theory, proto-gospel theory, common dependance theory, interdependence 
Total Independence Theory
An event happened, it was interpreted in different ways by each different author. 
Problems with the Total Independence Theory
Can't explain similar wording.
Proto-Gospel Theory
Meaning an event happened the proto-gospel was mad and authors interpreted from this proto-gospel. 
What are the problems with the Proto-Gospel Theory
Who wrote this Proto Gospel, wheres the evidence, Why don't we just use the proto-gospel?
Improvments of the Proto-Gospel Theory
can explain the similarities. 
Common Dependence Theory
meaning an event happened it was both oral and written, authors take from both of these 
Problems with C.D. Theory. And improvements with it.
can't explain similarities. fits better with what Luke says
Interdependence Theory
The gospels all have relationship to relationship to one another. Matthew to Mark, and Luke...
Interdenpend Theory #2 (2 Gospels Theory)
Matthew to Luke to Mark (Mark being a summary gospel)
Interdependence Theory #3 (2 Source Theory)
Mark and Q are the original sources. Matthew use Mark and Q, Luke use Mark and Q. Shows a not...
Form Criticism
Studying various forms of the gospels. looking for the development of stories and history of...
Two different types of form criticism
Dissimilarity and Redaction
a form crticism of learning what was historical. can't be anything like the Church, can't be...
Jesus Seminar
determines what Jesus really says by using dissimilarity form criticism
Redaction Criticism
How have gospel writers edited material and what can you get from their theological editions?
Theological Editor
Every historical writer is a ________ _______.
Historical editor
Problems with Redactor Theory 
it depends even assumes mark and Q theory of source criticism.
Kingdom to original audience
Thought it was an earthly kingdom in which they would kick out the Messiah and Jesus would...
Background of the kingdom
God gathered his people, declared them his kingdom, they were not perfect, went through period...
4 different kingdoms (and their stones)
Babylon - gold, the most precious metal. Medo-Persian - silver. Greek Empire - bronze, "covering...
3 things to look for in the Parables
The Interpertation, The Goal (to find the main point), and the surprise. 
The interpretation of the parables
interpret them as stories that illustrate a pint. we can't draw unnessescary things out of...
The goal of parables
to find the main point and what the illustration is. the details are only to draw listeners...
The surprise of the parables
something that would have caught the or. hearers attention. The catch is usually at the end...
Matthew 12:22-29
Jesus casts out demons and leaders suggest he is satan (beelzbub). This will not work because...
Matthew 12:26 Parable of the Strong man and the robber
Strong man is satan and the robber is God. he is bound so that he may be robbed of his followers...
Parable of the Sower
Seed - the message of the kingdom. 
four different soils in the parable of the sower
pathway that birds get to - those who hear and Satan snatches them. rocky soils - springs up...
Purpose of Parable of the Sower
variety of responses to the message. 
Parable of the mustard seed
from smallest to biggest. i
Illustratino of the parable of the mustard seed.
idea of growth. The kingdom will grow and develop. Encouragement to disciples and apostles
Parable of the Yeast
worked in through the dough. without it the bread won't rise.
Illustration of the parable of the yeast
prevasivness and it spreads. The kingdom was localized (israel) it is now globalized.
Parable of the weeds (wheat and tares)
sower of good seed - son of man. who is the good seed - those who respond to the message, what...

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