Origins Final ID Possibilities
: In Judaism and Christianity, a solemn and binding agreement or
contract between God and his followers.
: The dispersion of the Jews from their homeland in ancient
Palestine, a process that began with the Babylonian Captivity in the 6
century BCE and continued over the centuries
: The concern with final events or the end of the world, a belief
popular in Jewish and early Christian communities and linked to the concept
of the coming of a Messiah.
: In Jewish and early Christian thought, the expectation and hope
of the coming of God and his final judgment; also closely identified with the
last book of the New Testament, Revelation, in which many events are
foretold, often in highly symbolic and imaginative terms.
: A Hebrew word meaning “the anointed one”, or one chosen by God
to be his representative on earth; in Judaism, a savior who will come bringing
peace and justice; in Christianity, Jesus Christ
: The sacred writings of any religion, as the Bible in Judaism and
: The approved and authoritative writings that are accepted as divinely
: The first four books of the New Testament, which record the life
and sayings of Jesus Christ; the word itself, from Old English, means “good
news” or “good tales”.
: Term generally used for those who preach the Christian religion
more specifically, the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who
wrote about Jesus Christ soon after his death in the first four books of the
: The application of philosophy to the study of religious truth,
focusing especially on the nature of the deity and the origin and teachings of
an organized religious community.
: A rite or ritual, such as prayers or ceremonies, practiced by a
religious group in public worship.
: A marble or stone coffin or tomb, usually decorated with
carvings, used first by Romans and later by Christians for burial of the dead.
: A colonnade around an open courtyard or a building.
: In Roman architecture, a circular decoration often found on
triumphal arches enclosing a scene or portrait