NBST 515 Exam 2

NBST 515 Exam 2 Liberty University

  1. The purpose of New Testament textual criticism is to recover the original text of the New Testament from the available evidence.
  2. The Gospel of Thomas shows that collections of Jesus’ sayings, absent any narrative, did circulate in the ancient world.
  3. Scholars define “Q” strictly speaking as material common to Matthew and Luke, but not found in Mark.
  4. According to the PointeCast presentations, the Hasidim or “pious ones,” put aside their differences to fight the Seleucids, but when victory was achieved they began to fragment into various sects.
  5. Of the three events typically used to date the birth of Jesus (Herod’s death, the census of Quirinius, and star in the East), the easiest to document historically is the census of Quirinius.
  6. According to the PointeCast presentations, the Pharisees’ oral law is referred to in the New Testament as “the traditions of the elders.”
  7. What type of criticism focuses on the literary or written materials a particular Gospel writer may have employed?
  8. Which of the following is not one of the four phases of the Jewish worldview:
  9. According to the PointeCast presentations, another name for the sayings source “Q” is the “double tradition.”
  10. The term scholars use to describe a self-contained, individual unit of material in the Gospels is
  11. According to the PointeCast presentations, while some scholars have argued for Markan priority, and some for Matthean priority, no scholars have ever argued for Lukan priority.
  12. Which of the following was normally made from a plant found growing by the Nile in Egypt?
  13. According to the PointeCast presentations, the primary intention of the oral law was to protect the written laws from being violated.
  14. Gentiles who fully converted to Judaism, including submitting to circumcision, were called God-fearers.
  15. According to the PointeCast presentations, the Zealots were likely the “radical wing” of which group:
  16. Which Gospel opens with a description of the ministry of John the Baptist?
  17. According to the PointeCast presentations, the key idea in understanding who the Pharisees were is the concept of “holiness” or “separateness.”
  18. Who coined the term “synoptic” to describe the similarities among the first three Gospels?
  19. There is evidence in the New Testament that New Testament writers viewed the Law and the Prophets of the OT Scriptures as a closed canon.
  20. What type of criticism focuses on the literary and theological contributions of the authors of the Gospels?
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