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Sacred Scripture Unit 1: What is the Bible?

Sacred Scripture Unit 1: What is the Bible?

Author: Jon McGurran
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Tutorial

U1 Day 2: What is the Bible?

1.) Who is the central Person found in Sacred Scripture?
2.) Why should people study Sacred Scripture?
3.) What does inspired mean?
4.) What does inerrant mean with respect to the Sacred Scriptures?
5.) What does it mean to say the Bible is literature?
6.) What is the first rule to understand the Bible as literature?
7.) What does it mean to describe a Sacred Author’s intention?

D3 Salvation History and the Senses of Scripture

1.) What are the three spiritual senses of scripture? Define them.
2.) What is the relationship between the literal and spiritual senses of scripture?
3.) What is salvation history?
4.) What does the word “Covenant” mean?
5.) List the six covenants, their mediator, role, form and sign. (Make a chart)

D4 Canon of Scripture

1.) What keeps people from making serious mistakes when interpreting Scripture?
2.) What is the Catechism?
3.) How should a person begin each reading of the Bible?
4.) What are the three things to receive the Word of God in fullness?
5.) What is the canon?

D5 The Law of the Old Testament

1.) Write the names of all the Law books in the Old Testament (5)

2.) Why does St. Matthew begin his Gospel with a genealogy?

3.) How many books are in the Old Testament?

4.) What are the four basic genres of books found in the OT?

5.) What is the Jewish term for the first five books of the Bible?

D6 The Writings of the Old Testament

1.) Write all the names of the History books.
2.) Write all the names of the Wisdom books.
3.) Write all the names of the Prophecy books.
4.) What are the three types of Prophecy books?

D7 Law of the New Testament

1.) What is the relationship between the Old and New Testaments?
2.) Tell me about Matthew
3.) Tell me about Mark
4.) Tell me about Luke
5.) Tell me about John
6.) What is typology?

D8 Writings of the New Testament

1.) What do archaeologists and historians think about St. Luke's details?
2.) Who wrote most of the Epistles?
3.) What was the purpose of the Epistle to Philemon?
4.) What is the importance of the Epistle to the Hebrews?
5.) Why are some epistles called "Catholic"?

Unit 1 Study Guide

8th Sacred Scripture

Unit 1 What is the Bible

Study Guide

 

  1. Define these words: Bible, Inerrant, inspired, infallibility, salvation history, covenant, canon, Torah, Pentateuch, Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, Deposit of Faith,
  1. What is the purpose of the Magisterium?
  1. Who is the author of the Bible?
  1. List and define the different “senses” of the Bible. (4 things)
  1. List and explain each of the 6 covenants. (include mediator, role, form, sign)
  1. Why do we study the Old Testament?
  1. What are the four types of books in the Old Testament?
  1. What are the three different types of prophecy books? Why are they called these?
  1. What is typology? Give an example.
  1. What are the four gospels? Tell me a little about each of them.
  1. Which book gives us a reliable history of the early Church?
  1. Who wrote the majority of the epistles?
  1. Why are some epistles called “catholic”?
  1. List and describe the four factors for determining the canon of the New Testament.
  1. How does prayer and the Mass help with a reading of scripture?
  1. What do the historical books of the Old Testament describe?
  1. What is the purpose of the wisdom literature in the Old Testament?
  1. What is the purpose of the prophetic books of the Old Testament?