BP Questions - Powell Intro and Chap 1

BP Questions - Powell Intro and Chap 1 - Biblical...

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Biblical Perspectives UCBP 101 Reading Guide : Powell, Introduction and Chapter 1 1. Indentify the following terms/groups: (see Intro and glossary) Pharisees A Jewish subgroup at the time of Jesus whose religious practice was closely associated with the study of scripture in synagogues Sadducees A Jewish subgroup at the time of Jesus whose practice of religion was closely associated with the Temple sacrifices in Jerusalem Hellenism The influence of Greco-Roman culture on the rest of the world Gnosticism Taught that people’s spirits could be saved from the evil material world through the acquisition of secret knowledge 2. What are the pros and cons of classifying the Gospels under the genre of "ancient biography?" A pro to classify the Gospels under the genre of “ancient biography” is that the gospels resemble other biographies of this time, focusing on the philosopher or person’s teachings, and then spent a great amount of time describing their death. These biographies of ancient times were worshipful in tone. However, though some ancient biographies did present the philosopher-hero as a divine
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