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The Bible
An inspired book about God and the people of God.
Law and Love
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and will all your mind.
Book of Revelations
Last book of the New Testament written to give a message of hope and strength during times of persecution and suffering.
Apostle
The New Testament books written as letters giving explanations of Christian beliefs and offering guidance on living the Christian life.
Arc of Covenant
A small wooden chest in which the Isrealites kept the 2 stone tablets of the 10 commandments.
Idoltry
Putting something other than the one true God first in our lives. Idoltry is a sin against the first commandment.
Covenant
In the Bible a special agreement made between God and people.
The Exile
The period from 587 to 539 bc when the people of Judah were captive in Babylon.
Parable
Imaginative story based on a familiar life experience, used to teach a spiritual lesson.
Creation
The Act of God the Creator making everything.
Oral Tradition
The passing on of stories by word of mouth.
Disciple
One who learns from and follows Jesus' way of life.
Manna
A special food that God provided for the Isrealites in the desert.
Inspiration
The help and guidance of the Holy Spirit given to the writers of the Bible.
Vision
An inner experience by which people encounter God's presence in a special way.
Idol
An object that is worshipped in the place of God. It is a false God.
Original Sin
The sinful condition into which all human beings are born. It is the loss of Grace passed on from our first parents to all generations.
Literary Forms
Different types of writing used by human authors of the Bible to express their faith in God.
Yahweh
God's name as it was given to Moses. It means "I am who I am".
Judges
Leaders and national heroes of the Isrealites before they had a central government and king.
10 Commandments
Laws that tell us how to love, honor and respect God and others. God gave the 10 commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
Gospels
The first four books of the New Testament, they are the written memory of the words and deeds of Jesus.
Old Testament
Inspired collection of sacred books that expresses the faith of the Isrealite people. There are 46 books in the Old Testament, divided into the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings.
Kingdom of God(Reign of God)
God's live and love made visible in Jesus, the church and everyone who does God's will.
Mass
The celebration of the Eucharist in which bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Christ. It is both a meal and a sacrifice.
Passover
A feast in which the Jews celebrate the deliverance of their ancestors from slavery in Egypt.
Prayer
Directing one's heart and mind to God.
New Testament
The inspired collection of sacred books written by members of the early Christian community. There are 27 books in the New Testament, divided into the 4 Gospels; the Acts of the Apostles; Letters or Epistles; and the book of Revelation.
Temple of Jerusalem
The great center of worship in Isreal.
Scripture
The written word of God; another name for the Bible. Also referred to as Sacred Scripture.
Pharisee
A name meaning "Separated One". Pharisees were scholars who studied the Law of Moses and lived it exactly.
Prophet
One who speaks for God with courage. Prophets are people who tell us God's truth. They remind us about the meaning of living our covenant with
God.
Palestine
The land where Jesus was born. It was divided into 3 provinces: Galilee, Samaria and Judaea.
Revelation
God making known to us who God is. God tells us about God, ourselves, the world, the meaning of our lives, and living as God's people.
Torah
The first five books of the Bible; also called the Pentateuch.
Scribes
Jewish teachers who were experts in the Law of Moses and the tradition of the Jewish religion.