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The Bible concists of both the old and new testament. true or false
true
Religious truth is the same as historical accuracy or scientific explaination. true or false?
false
The word "Torah" only means the law. true or false
false
Ancient concepts of authorship are approxinately the same as modern day concepts of authorship. true or false?
false
Ancient people thought of history differently than we do today. True or False?
true
A biblical editor is sometimes called a redactor. true or false?
true
Exegesis of a biblical passage means the same thing as studying for personal spiritual reflection. true or false?
false
The Bible was created by a kind of collaboration of God with human beings. true or false?
true
there are many puroposes for scripture study. true or false?
true
The best scripture scholars always agree of their findings and theories.
false
Jerusalem was both a political and religious capital
true
The kings of Israel participated in a kind of government called a theocracy.
true
Most of the Jews of the first century C.E. became christian.
false
Judiasim looks for an unknown messiah to come.
true
It is important for christians to know and respect the hebrew scriptures in order to understand the New Testament
true
The catholic cannon has a few texts that are not part of the protestant or jewish cannon
true
the hebrew scriptures were formed over a period of over 1000 years
true
Christians believe that the scriptures were formed through the inspiration and guideance of the holy spirit
true
God's promise to abraham is that his descendants would reveal the one true god to the world, and would be given the land of cannan.
true
In the first years of christianity the hebrew scriptures were not concidered important to the christian community
false
the bible is:
a. the story of gods love for us
b. the word of god
c. inspired by the holy spirit
d. all of the above
d
The New Testament:
a. replaces the old testament
b. is the fulfillment of the old testament
c. cannont be understood without undrestanding the old testament
d. both b and c
d
To say that the bible is inspired by god means that:
a. everything in it is factually correct
b. god dictated the words to the bible writers
c. god ensured that it contains all that is necessary for our salvation
d. all the people in the bible are ideal models of who god wants each of us to be
c
To understand what a biblical author meant we need to
a. merely read the words
b. understand the circumstances in which the scriptures were written and handed down
c. reach at least a graduate level of thological education
d. read at least five different bible translations
b
The god revealed in the old testament is
a. always angry
b. always unforgiving
c. involved and active in human history
d. impersonal
c
the time period of the creation falls into the category of
a. prehistory
b. history
c. the biblical era
d. ancient history
a
at verious times in their history, the Israelites were ruled by
a. the persians
b. the greeks
c. the romans
d. all of the above
d
the catholic teaching on judiasim is that
a. christians cannot attend jewish worship services
b. christians are forever linked with the jewish people
c. god's covenant and special relationships with the jews still stand
d. both b and c
d
what types of writings are found in the old testament
a. laws
b. prayers
c. poems
d. all of the above
d
the hebrew scriptures told of the jews dispersion in their own language
a. how best to life a faithful life in unfamiliar surroundings
b. that their people still loved them
c. that the god of their people would be with them always
d. all of the above
d
The catolic cannon of the old testament consists of how many books
a. 17
b. 28
c. 46
d. 53
c
major themes that run throughout the bible are:
a. love and promise
b. heaven and hell
c. forgiveness and revenge
d. creation and destrustion
a
Sin is essentally refusing to acknowledge god as god and ourselves as dependant on god
true
God sometimes creates suffering and injustice in the world
false
Adam and Eve were tricked by the serpent so they did not really have a free choice to sin or not
false
The two creation stories differ but they both contain religious truth
true
like polution the wide spread effects of original sin are impossible for individuals to fully control
true
god offers the first covenant to adam and eve
false
the first part of genesis explains why things went wrong in the world that god had created to be good
true
the authors of the story of noah were primarily interested in figuring out the floods historical causes
false
circumcision is a sign of gods covenant with noah
false
Abraham is concidered the ancestor of judiasim islam ans christianity
true
Isralites were reminded that being chosen means being more worthy
false
Haggar emerges from genesis more nobel than abe and sarah
true
Rebekah believes esau is destined to be the heir to isaac
false
Joseph fails to prepare egypt for the famine
false
through the creation story we learn that god wants us to
a. be happy
b. be his slaves
c. preserve the environment
d. a and c
d