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BIBL 104 STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 6 As you read this weeks textbook reading assignments, take notes in response

to these questions and statements. This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz. Harbin: Chapter 18 1. Why would someone who claimed to be Messiah have to prove it? 2. What is the genre called gospel? 3. What is the synoptic problem? 4. What is the difference between the two-source and the four-source theory? 5. What is Q, and why is it significant? 6. How does this book suggest that the gospel accounts originated? 7. How and why was the birth of John unique? 8. How and why was the birth of Jesus unique? 9. Trace the activities of Jesus up to the peak of His popularity. 10. What are parables, and why did Jesus use them? 11. Why did many people stop following Jesus after He fed the five thousand? Chapter 19 1. Why did Jesus refuse to give a sign to the Pharisees when He returned to the region of Galilee?
2. What was the Mount of Transfiguration, and why was it significant?

3. Why did Jesus refuse to travel with His brothers to the festival of Sukkoth, but went by Himself later? 4. Why did Jesus wait three days before going to the home of Lazarus when He heard Lazarus was sick? 5. How do we determine the date of the crucifixion? 6. What was the triumphal entry?

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BIBL 104 7. Trace the events of Jesus last week. 8. Describe the last night of Jesus life. 9. Why were the trials of Jesus mockeries? 10. How do we know that Jesus really died? 11. What are the evidences that Jesus was resurrected?
12. What did Jesus do after the resurrection?

Chapter 20 1. Why was the last question the disciples asked Jesus about the kingdom? 2. Trace the events of Pentecost. 3. Describe the conflict between the Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah and those who did not. 4. What are some of the problems the early church faced? 5. Why was Stephen stoned? 6. What led to Sauls conversion? Chapter 21 1. Describe the conversion of Cornelius. 2. Why did Peter have to go to Jerusalem to defend his ministry to Cornelius? 3. How did James die, and what happened to Peter at the same time? 4. Why was the letter of James written? 5. How did Paul end up as a missionary? 6. Describe Pauls first journey as a missionary. Chapter 22 1. What factors indicate the date and audience of the letter to the Galatians? 2. What was the purpose and process of the Jerusalem Council?

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BIBL 104 3. How did the Jerusalem Council end? 4. Why did Paul and Barnabas split up for their second journey? 5. Why did Paul and company at this stage plan on going to Europe Fee and Stuart, pp. 107-125: 1. What is the hermeneutical difficulty the authors of the text mention about Acts? 2. True or False: Much of the division in the church today, and throughout history, comes from lack of precision in interpreting the events chronicled in Acts? 3. True or False: To understand Acts one must consider its historical elements and its theological intentions. 4. Understand the what and why of Acts and detailed by the textbook. 5. Who has the leading role in the book of Acts? 6. True or False: Acts covers the expansion of the church from Jerusalem to Rome. 7. Understand the principles mentioned on pp. 121-125 on the teaching intensions of historical narratives. Fee and Stuart, pp. 127-148 1. What is the major hermeneutical difficulty of the Gospels the authors mention?
2. Why do we have four Gospels according to the text?

3. What do the writers say is the nature of their [the Gospels] genius?
4. Why is it important that todays readers of the Gospels understand 1st century Judaism? 5. How were Jesus deeds and saying preserved prior to the writing of the Gospels? 6. Know the need for understanding historical context as it relates to the Gospels. 7. What are periscopes referring to in the Gospels? 8. What do the authors mean by thinking horizontally? 9. Which Gospel do they advocate was written first? What other two Gospels used Mark as a

basic source? Who wrote independently?

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10. What do the authors mean by thinking vertically? 11. According to the text what three principals were at work in the composition of the

12. Which principle best explains the discrepancies among the gospels?

13. The basic theological framework of the New Testament is _____________? Why is this clarification important? Fee and Stuart, pp. 149-162. 1. True or False: Since parables or so simple they generally are not misinterpreted. 2. True or False: One problem with interpreting parables is endless allegorical misinterpretations. 3. One key to understanding parables lies in understanding the __________ ___________ to whom they were spoken.
4. True or False: When Jesus used parables in his teaching he fully intended to be understood.

5. What is the story parables function? 6. What do Stuart and Fee mean by points of reference as it relates to parables?
7. Understand the nuances of Luke 7:36-50 (The parable of the money leader).

8. Understand the difference between parable and allegory. p. 154

9. Understand the three points on the task of interpretation at the top of page 155.

10. Who were they likely original audience of the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard? 11. Understand the key themes of the Kingdom of God parable

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