Exam2 - Introduction to the Bible 25. List the six acts of...

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Introduction to the Bible 25. List the six acts of the biblical drama (including all the different scenes of Act 3) as Act 1: creation o Act 2: fall and redemption begun o Noah Act 3 o Scene 1: Israel’s Patriarchs Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Joseph o Scene 2: Israel’s people Moses o Scene3: Israel’s land Joshua, Judges, Samuel o Scene 4: Israel’s Kingdom-Established, divided, and ended (exiled) Kings: Saul, David, Solomon, Hezekiah, Josiah Prophets: Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah o Scene 5: Israel’s kingdom restored and expanded Leaders in Judah: Ezra, Nehemiah Leaders in the Gentile world: Esther, Daniel Act 4: Coming of King Jesus: Redemption accomplished and Kingdom renewed o Jesus, 12 disciples Act 5: Church: Redemption continues and Kingdom grows o o Jesus, Church (= humanity) 26. Define the meaning of “canon” and “inspiration” in relation to the Bible. Briefly list and explain the criteria that the Church used to determine which books to include in the New Testament canon. Canon: Rule, standard. Collection of authoritative writings that define right belief and practice. Bible functions as Christian canon. Inspiration: God worked thru human authors to reveal himself. o Two-fold authorship- divine and human (Bible) Criteria for canon 1. Authorship- written or sanctioned by apostle 2. Content- fidelity to apostolic tradition 3. Use- wide circulation 4. Church authority- approval Methods of Interpreting the Bible 27. According to the Vatican II document Dei Verbum , what is divine revelation and what are the different forms or means of revelation? What is the relationship between revelation, the Church, and sacred Tradition?
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28. Briefly define the different senses of Scripture used to interpret the Bible. Include within your answer the three most important questions or methods for determining the literal sense. 29. Briefly explain how modern approaches to interpreting the Bible differ from pre- modern assumptions and methods. 30. Define covenant, and briefly explain the covenant blessings and obligations/roles that Covenant: personal structured relationship of life and love consisting of blessings and
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