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Hebrew Scriptures
the books of the bible that come from the Jewish people before the time of Jesus
Salvation History
the saving action of God through human history
Old Testament
all fo the Hebrew scriptures plus the Dueteronomical books of Tobit, Judith, 1+2 Macabees, Sirach, Baruch, and additions to the books of Esther and Daniel
Evangelists
the Gospel writers; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Q Document
a souce used by Matthew and Luke to write their Gospels
Acts of the Apostles
a sequel to the Gospel according to Luke; follows the Apostles' missionary journies
Shema
Hebrew word meaning "hear" - Jewish profession of faith to love God with your whole heart, soul, and mind
Parousia
the official visit of a ruler or the appearance of a God; in the New Testament it is referring to the second coming of Christ
Hannah
has a song in the Old Testament that is similar to Mary's canticle
anawim
a Hebrew word referring to those who are materially or spiritually poor and are seeking God
Levite
priest in the parable of the Good Samaritan
Cleopas
did not immediately recognize Jesus on the road to Emmaus, but later did
Elija
a powerful prophet of the poor and oppressed; present at the Transfiguration
Beatitudes
show how people should act in relationships with one another; do not reject the law of the Ten Commandments - both teachings offer practical guidance for living in faithfulness to God
Christ
Greek word meaning "anointed"
Parables
stories that teach a lesson; derived from the Greek word parabole meaning "to place beside
Incarnation
"God made flesh"
Pharisees
well-educated lay, religious leaders whose main focus was to keep the Jews faithful to the law
Scribes
the interpreters and teachers of the law
Sadducees
priests who saw no harm in compromising the Jewish laws with the Greek and Roman laws in order to keep peace
Zealots
a rebellious movement of militant Jews who yearned and battled for the recovery of Jewish independence
Essenes
members of a Jewish sect that thought they were among God's elect and were waitinf for the end of the world to claim their place with God
Theophilus
means "friend of God"
Stephen
noted as the first person to die for his belief in Jesus; first martyr
Gentile
person of non-Jewish faith or origin
Antioch
the first community to accept both Jewish and Gentile converts; where followers of Jesus were first referred to as Christians
Diaspora
dispersion/scattering of Jews
Qumran
the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 11 caves west and north of this dry river bed
Judea
province in Palestine; Jerusalem was in Judea
Galilee
province in Palestine that Jesus was from
Jerusalem
political and spiritual capital of Palestine; "city of David"
Bethlehem
town where Jesus was born
Nazareth
town in Galilee where Jesus lived
polytheism
belief in many Gods
monotheism
belief in one God
Messianic Mystery
the fact that Jesus, though son of God, would have to suffer, die, and then be raised in glory
Shalom
Jewish word meaning "peace"
Synoptic Gospels
the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke; so labeled because of their similar vision
Revelation
symbolic literature which was readily understood by first-century Christians who were being persecuted