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New Testament Story 
 
Created Oct 25, 2011
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Apocrypha
Hidden works
Pseudepigrapha
Forged Writing
Qumran
Produced the dead seas scrolls
Syllogism
A logical statement consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion
Theme
Total impression it makes
James
Jesus' brother
Partnership
In Roman law created an extended family
Natural Order
Assumption that certain things are givin in nature and could not be otherwise
Rabbis
Scholar teachers of the Jewish people
Messiah
The anointed one
Martin Luther
Father of Protestant reformation
Logos
reason, manifested in the world as natural order and in the individual as the intellectual life
Diatribe
 bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
Immortality
Bodiless afterlife, with seperate destinies for good and bad
Isis
Egyptian Goddess of life
Asclepius
Greek God of healing
Philosophy
religious movement rather than an academic movement
Magic
certain people can manipulate the forces of the other world to produce effects in this world...
Hellenistic Age
A blend of east and west
Stoicism
Self denial
Epicureanism
mystical practices
Septuagint
A greek translation
Astrology
Movement of stars revealed events to happen on earth
Torah
Scroll of the law
Incarnation
Process of God becoming human in Jesus
Interpolation
A later translation into the letter by someone else
Pseudonymity
By a falsely named author 
Worldview
General way of looking at life
Apocalypse
Written account intended to unveil the events of history
Syncretism
Combining elements from several religious systems t
Synagogue
Jewish house of prayer
Parousia
To be present
Wisdom
as a person, someone who calls out to humans and offers them understanding
Messiah
The anointed
Apostles
those "sent"
Prophets
Through them Christ spoke
Parables
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach sometruth
Epicureans
taught men to seek as their highest aim apleasant and smooth life.
Dualism
Imagines only two spiritual forces, with the added idea that they are opposites: good vs. evil
Piety
Showing people the respect they deserve 
Honor
Public acknowledgement of the power and prestige due to one's class etc.
Charter Story
A story that provides the warrant or foundation for a group
Canon
A fixed list of works that belong to a certain category
Story
A series of events that are or may be narrated 
Feminist Reading
Any reading grounded on women's life experiences 
Genre
A kind or type (of literature)
Historical-critical method
An approach to the text that seeks to reconstruct the setting or situation of author, reader(s),...
Rhetoric
The art of and training in public speaking and argumentation 


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