NBST 618 Exam 1

NBST 618 Exam 1 Liberty University

  1. The content of 1 Cor 2:6-3:4 closely resembles the text of which Pauline letter?
  2. Although it is difficult to discern, the most common theory is that the quotation in 1 Cor 2:9 (“No eye has seen, no ear has heard…”) is from one or more passages in which Old Testament writing?
  3. Paul notes in 1 Cor 4 that he had sent which individual to Corinth in order to encourage and admonish the church?
  4. Paul rejected the notion that one is justified in divorcing their spouse if the spouse is an unbeliever.
  5. Which individual did Paul note had joined him in practicing self-support?
  6. What event was Paul likely referring to when he mentioned the death of 23,000 people who had committed sexual immorality (1 Cor 10:8)?
  7. According to Taylor, Paul’s assertion in 1 Cor 3:8 that “each one will be rewarded according to his own labor” was primarily meant to emphasize that the leaders of the church should receive financial compensation.
  8. What festival is Paul referring to (metaphorically according to Taylor) when he instructs the Corinthian church to “keep the Festival” with sincerity and truth (1 Cor 5:8)?
  9. According to Taylor, in what sense do Christians “participate (1 Cor 10:16)” in the blood and body of Christ?
  10. During Paul’s initial stay in Corinth, he remained in the city for how many months?
  11. Some scholars hold that the agricultural language used by Paul in 1 Cor 3:6-8 echoes which Old Testament tradition/metaphor?
  12. According to Taylor, Paul’s statement that he speaks “as a concession, not as a commandment (1 Cor 7:6) likely refers to the whole of 1 Cor 7:1-5.
  13. Paul’s primary criticism of the secular court system in 1 Cor 6 was that it is by nature unjust and incapable of upholding Christian standards.
  14. In 1 Cor 4:1-5, what was Paul’s primary rationale for making the assertion that he cared very little about the human judgments against him?
  15. Corinth was a principle city in which Roman province?
  16. According to Taylor, Paul’s instruction to “not even eat” with believers living in open rebellion should not be understood as complete exclusion from private meals.
  17. According to Taylor, Paul’s statement that he “became like a Jew” suggests that he had experienced a break from his Jewish heritage.
  18. In what situation did Paul instruct the Corinthians not to eat meat sacrificed to idols?
  19. Commentators routinely recognize a passage from which prophetic writing as a possible background for Paul’s conclusion that the saints will one day judge the world?
  20. An individual by the name of Sosthenes is also mentioned in which other New Testament writing?
  21. In addition to the information obtained from Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, Paul also received news about the situation in Corinth from members of the household of which individual?
  22. According to Taylor, who are “virgins” addressed by Paul in 1 Cor 7:25-40?
  23. According to Taylor, the formula “now for” in 1 Cor 7:1 indicates that each of the subjects discussed by Paul in the second half of his epistle are in response to matters raised by the Corinthians in a letter to Paul.
  24. In Pauline usage, the term “fellowship” carries the idea of participation and sharing.
  25. When Paul first arrived in Corinth, He took up residence with whom?
  26. Paul first arrived at Corinth during which of his three missionary journeys?
  27. What is significant about Paul’s allusion in 1 Cor 8:4-6 to the Shema?
  28. According to Taylor, Paul’s description of the Corinthians as “worldly” (1 Cor 3:1) suggests that he did not view them as genuine believers.
  29. Who are the “weak” in 1 Cor 8:9-13?
  30. According to Taylor, Paul was grateful that he baptized only a small number of individuals for what reason(s)?
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