Critical interpretation and explanation of biblical text
Biblical scholar who attempts to interpret biblical texts
Truth that deals with goodness or evil of human acts
Various types of writings determined by their literary technique, content, tone, and purpose.
Method that enables us to analyze text by examining the culture and world in which the text was written
Analogy of Faith
The coherence of individual doctrines with the whole of Revelation. In other words, as each doctrine is connected with Revelation, each doctrine is also connected with all other doctrines.
Literary form that uses events and dramatic symbolic language to offer hope to a people in crisis
Method by which we analyze text by examining how our own worldview shapes our interpretation of Scripture.
Method by which we examine a text by looking at its genre, plot, character and symbolism.
Senses of Scripture
Literal and spiritual senses; the spiritual senses are the allegorical, the moral and the anagogical
Greek word meaning “arrival” or the second coming of Christ.
Also called the Q Source, a theoretical collection of ancient documents of the teaching of Jesus shared among the early followers of Christianity.
Mark, Matthew and Luke
Son of Man
Messianic title lifted from the Book of Daniel
A word that means “teaching” that described oral teaching to those who had already accepted Jesus
Ones associated with the Pharisees and Sadducees, skilled copyists, letter writers and interpreters of the Law.
Greek word meaning to “proclaim.” Usually used to announce the Gospel.
The supreme council of the Jews
Writings about Jesus not accepted as part of the canon of scripture.
Jesus genealogy traced back to Adam
Symbol is a Man
Jesus genealogy traced back to Abraham
Jesus is placed in a manger
Jesus is the New Moses and Teacher of the New Law
Jesus is merciful, compassionate and concerned for poor and marginalized.
Written about AD 80.
Written primarily for Jewish Christians
Sources were Mark, Q and L-Source
The angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah to announce the birth of John
Gospel of John has nothing to do with the synoptic gospels
In the Gospel of John, Jesus is divine, not human
The Gospel of John emphasizes Jesus divinity
The Gospel of John promotes hatred of and discrimination of Jewish people
The Gospel of John begins with a poem
The Gospel of John contains signs not miracles.
The Gospel of John was written during a time of great turmoil and transition in the early Christian community