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The Jewish high priest who declared himself king in Jerusalem. He was a Levite, not a descendant of David.
Aristobulus
The land that had been the northern part of ancient Israel, on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Galilee
A wickedly ambitious king who took over the government of Palestine with the support of the Romans
Herod the Great
The Jewish high priest who conquered almost all the territory of the ancient Davidic kingdom and "Judaized" the whole country.
Hyrcanus, John
A Jewish set that believed in keeping separate from the Gentiles. They followed the Law of Moses strictly and added many traditional interpretations and regulations of their own.
Pharisees
Gentiles who worshipped the True God and knew the Jewh Scriptures, but were not circumcised and did not keep the whole Law of Moses.
Proselytes of the Gate
A Jewish set that believed in accomodating Judaism to modern life. They held most of the positions of power in the priesthood. Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection and denied the xistence of angels and spirits.
Sadducees
The division of Herod the Great's kingdom among his four sons.
Tetrarchy
The visit of the angel Gabriel to Mary to tell her that she would be the mother of the Messiah. The story of the Annunciation is found in Luke.
Annunciation
One who is sent. The Twelve Apostles were chosen by Jesus Christ to spread his message throughout the world; they are the foundation upon which the Church is built. The word "apostle" is used to describe the twelve and St. Paul.
Apostle
Universal. The Catholic Epistles are the epistles written to the whole Church.
Catholic
Good News. Specifically, a book that tells the Good News. The four gospels were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Gospel
A slave who acted as a private tutor for the Master's children. Until the children reached adulthood, the Pedagogue had absolute authority over them. According to St. Paul, the Law of Moses acted as out Pedagogue until the coming of Christ.
Pedagogue
A hypothetical collection of Jesus' sayings that many scholars think was used by the Gospel Writers. No one knows for certain whether the document ever existed; all the evidence for it comes from scholarly analysis of the Gospels.
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Matthew, Mark, and Luke. They are called "synoptic: (Greek for "seeing together") because the have a similar point of view when contrasted with the Gospel of John.
Synoptic Gospels