NBST 640 Exam 2

NBST 640 Exam 2 Liberty University

  1. Darrell Bock is negative about form criticism as a historical tool but more positive about it as a literary tool.
  2. Redaction criticism is concerned with how Gospel authors edited their sources.
  3. The central passage in first-century Judaism that demarcates a strict line between God and everything else is:
  4. According to Köstenberger et al., the gospel writers meant to give an exhaustive account on the details of Jesus’ life.
  5. According to Köstenberger et al., the concept of “canon” was an unexpected Christian development.
  6. Which of the following is not true concerning Gnosticism?
  7. According to Köstenberger et al., differences in the Gospels do not necessarily equate to contradictions.
  8. The three most prominent criteria of authenticity include all except:
  9. According to Bock and Köstenberger et al., the various historical criteria can bolster or deny an event’s historical likelihood.
  10. Which is not an integrative motif found in the writings of all the major New Testament authors (as stated in your Köstenberger et al. reading)?
  11. Which answer is not one of two suggested ways in which the alleged contradiction in Mark 2:26 could possibly be resolved?
  12. According to Köstenberger et al., acknowledgement of theological development from Jesus to Paul is a sign of conflicted theologies and thus should be avoided as a conclusion.
  13. The Gospels are like modern biographies.
  14. The “Synoptic Problem” asks how one accounts for the agreement and diversity in Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
  15. The Gospels were always intended by the original authors to be understood as being presenting in chronological order.
  16. The most credible historians are impassionate.
  17. According to Köstenberger et al., the New Testament documents show signs of diversity and unity.
  18. The Augustinian hypothesis argues that the order of Gospel composition is Matthew, Luke, and then Mark.
  19. Bock is negative concerning the use of narrative criticism by conservative scholars.
  20. In the Gospels, we have Jesus’:
  21. Choose one of the alleged contradictions offered up by Ehrman and use the course readings to respond in your own words.
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