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BIBLE
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
BIBLICAL CANON
CHRISTIANITY
EARLY CHRISTIANS
MATTHEW
APOCRYPHA
APOSTLES
APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS
ATHANASIAN CREED
AUTHOR
BALTIMORE CATECHISM
BAY PSALM BOOK
BISHOPS
BOOK OF ENOCH
BOOK OF KELLS
CATECHISM
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
CHURCHES
CODEX CALIXTINUS
CODEX SINAITICUS
CONFLICT OF ADAM AND EVE WITH SATAN
COUNCIL
DEAD SEA SCROLLS
DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS
DIDACHE
DOMINUS IESUS
EPISTLE OF BARNABAS
EXEGESIS
FASTS
FILIOQUE CLAUSE
FRAGMENTS
GOSPEL
GOSPEL OF BARNABAS
GOSPEL OF JAMES
GOSPEL OF MATTHIAS
GOSPEL OF PETER
GREEK
HEBREW NAME
HEIDELBERG CATECHISM
HEXAPLA
HISTORY
JAMES
JERUSALEM
JEWS
JOHN
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Bible

  1. The Bible is the book of the Church; she is not the Church of the Bible.
  2. The Bible is the greatest work of art with the greatest amount of substance ever put into words.
  3. The Bible was composed by men, yes, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
  4. The Bible was to be interpreted according to the sense given to it by the church over the centuries.
  5. The Bible was written in human language, and language has a certain structure and follows certain rules.

Books of The Bible

  1. The Books of The Bible is a ground-breaking new presentation of the Scriptures without all the additives.
  2. The Books of The Bible is a groundbreaking presentation of the Scriptures designed to accurately reflect the biblical authors--- intentions.

Biblical Canon

  1. A biblical canon is a list of books considered authoritative as Scripture by a particular religious community.
  2. A biblical canon is a list published by a religious authority of those books of the Bible that are considered inspired by God .
  3. The Biblical canon is the set of books Christians regard as divinely inspired and thus constituting the Christian Bible.
  4. The biblical canon is a list of books written during the formative periods of the Jewish or Christian faiths .

Christianity

  1. Christianity is a unique religion because it is not man made.
  2. Christianity is the easy way out and once I accept Jesus my life will be a breeze.
  3. Christianity is the monotheistic religion which considers itself based on the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  4. Christianity was legalized in the fourth century, when Constantine I issued the Edict of Milan in 313.

Early Christians

  1. The Early Christians is a term used to refer to the early followers of Jesus of Nazareth, before the emergence of established Christian orthodoxy.
  2. The early Christians were also aware of the name "ben Pandeira" for Jesus.

Matthew

  1. Matthew is the account that most deeply connects the life of Jesus with Judaism.
  2. Matthew was a tax-collector by trade, involving a VERY complex system of taxation and record-keeping.
  3. Matthew was probably written in Syria, perhaps in Antioch,[1] an ancient Christian center.

Apocrypha

  1. Also, your use of the term "Apocrypha" puts you in a Protestant camp and your neutral point of view is therefore compromised.
  2. Also, your use of the term "Apocrypha"?title=puts you in a Protestant camp and your neutral point of view is therefore compromised.
  3. Apocrypha is a Greek word (----------------, neuter plural of ------------------), from ----------------------, to hide away.
  4. Apocrypha is a great follow-up to Piper Maru.
  5. Apocrypha is a stage created by owners Chef Jodi Geiser and Keith Bernhard.

Apostles

  1. The apostles are never legendized and are portrayed as normal, human beings complete with the foibles that such humanity entails.
  2. The apostles were beginning to recognize the unaffected friendliness of Jesus.

Apostolic Constitutions

  1. The Apostolic Constitutions are an early Christian text, part of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, part of the Bible of the Ethiopian Orthodox.

Athanasian Creed

  1. The Athanasian Creed is a "Statement of faith dating from the fourth or fifth centuries.
  2. The Athanasian Creed is a succinct introduction to the Trinitarian God as revealed by Christ.

Author

  1. The author is the person whose ideas the book expresses, not necessarily the person who set pen to papyrus (Brown 1966: lxxxvii).
  2. The author was a Hellenistic Jew, and not improbably a Jew of Alexandria.
  3. The author was a Jewish historian whose native language was Aramaic but who wrote largely in Greek.
  4. The author was commissioned to write it by Clemens Romanus.

Baltimore Catechism

  1. The Baltimore Catechism is a fine document and worthy of continued usage, particularly for children.
  2. The Baltimore Catechism is a timeless classic.
  3. The Baltimore Catechism is an example of a minor catechism.

Bay Psalm Book

  1. The Bay Psalm Book is a product of this tradition.
  2. The Bay Psalm Book is a very important piece of history.

Bishops

  1. Bishops are almost always chosen from among monks, and those who are not generally receive the monastic tonsure before their consecrations.
  2. Bishops are always celibate.
  3. Bishops are assisted by priests and deacons.
  4. Bishops are equal in authority and cannot interfere in each others' territory.
  5. Bishops are often chosen from among monks, and those who are not generally receive the monastic tonsure before their consecrations.

Book of Enoch

  1. The Book of Enoch is a book written between the Old and New Testaments.
  2. The Book of Enoch is a hodgepodge of various materials.
  3. The Book of Enoch is a pseudepigraphical work (a work that claims to be by a biblical character).
  4. The Book of Enoch is a pseudo-epigraphal work that claims to be written by a biblical character.
  5. The Book of Enoch is a pseudoepigraphal work (a work that claims to be by a biblical character).

Book of Kells

  1. The Book Of Kells is a progressive rock album by Iona.
  2. The Book of Kells is a stunningly beautiful manuscript from the early Middle Ages containing the Four Gospels.
  3. The Book of Kells was written around the year 800 AD and is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world.

Catechism

  1. A catechism is a text which contains the fundamental Christian truths formulated in a way that facilitates their understanding.
  2. The Catechism is an historic document which the Holy Father considers one of the most outstanding achievements of his pontificate.
  3. The Catechism is a source book, a reference work and therefore has the stylistic characteristics appropriate to that form of writing.

Catechism of The Catholic Church

  1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a HUGE book and is therefore harder for me to approach and read.
  2. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a ground-breaking document.
  3. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a landmark in Catholic publishing.
  4. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journeys.
  5. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an example of a major catechism.

Churches

  1. Churches are listed in all of the 50 states and certain other parts of the world.
  2. The churches are very richly adorned with columns and pavements of marble, frescoed walls and cupolas, decorated screens, etc.; there are not many mosaics.

Codex Calixtinus

  1. Codex Calixtinus is a marvellous witness to the political, social, cultural, religious, musical and intellectual fabric of the medieval world.
  2. The Codex Calixtinus is a collection of such songs recounting histories and legends of Compostela and the apostle Santiago.
  3. The Codex Calixtinus is a source to which all scholars still turn for information.
  4. The Codex Calixtinus was intended to be chanted aloud and is of great interest to musicologists as an early example of polyphony.
  5. The Codex Calixtinus was written by a number of different authors and compiled as a single volume, probably between 1130 and 1140.

Codex Sinaiticus

  1. Codex Sinaiticus is a 4th century uncial manuscript of the Greek Bible.
  2. Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price.
  3. Codex Sinaiticus was originally a complete Bible.
  4. The Codex Sinaiticus is a late fourth-century manuscript of the Greek Bible.

Conflict of Adam And Eve With Satan

  1. The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan is a Christian pseudepigraphical work found in Ethiopic and Arabic, 5th century CE at earliest.
  2. The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan is a Christian pseudepigraphical work found in Ethiopic and Arabic, from the 5th century AD at the earliest.
  3. The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan is a Christian pseudepigraphical work found in Ethiopic and Arabic, from the 5th century CE at the earliest.

Council

  1. The council was accepted as ecumenical by all five patriarchs, including Pope John VIII of Rome.
  2. The council was virtually suspended between 1547 and 1551.

Dead Sea Scrolls

  1. The Dead Sea Scrolls are comprised of the remains of approximately 825 to 870 separate scrolls, represented by tens of thousands of fragments.
  2. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between the years 1947 and 1956.
  3. The term "Dead Sea Scrolls" has become the standard designation for fragmentary mss.

Deuterocanonical Books

  1. This list was very similar to the modern canon but also included the Wisdom of Solomon (now part of the Deuterocanonical books) and the Apocalypse of Peter.
  2. They are found, along with the deuterocanonical books, in the Apocrypha section of Protestant bibles.
  3. Jerome rejected the Deuterocanonical books when he was translating the Bible into Latin circa 450 CE, (see the Vulgate).

Didache

  1. The Didache is a church-manual of primitive Christianity or of some section of it.
  2. The Didache is a text that gives instruction on how a Christian community should treat itinerant Christian prophets.
  3. The Didache is a very ancient, possibly First Century, Christian document.

Dominus Iesus

  1. Dominus Iesus is a clear restatement of the Catholic Church---s deepest religious identity.
  2. Dominus Iesus is a forceful text, yet it is far from convincing.

Epistle of Barnabas

  1. The Epistle of Barnabas is a homily on the mistaken Judaistic conception of the Old Testament.
  2. The Epistle of Barnabas is a thoroughly Christian document, though it is not to be regarded as scripture.
  3. The Epistle of Barnabas is an epistle with twenty-one chapters, contained complete in the Codex Sinaiticus where it appears at the end of the New Testament.

Exegesis

  1. Exegesis is a "critical interpretation of a text or a portion of Scripture" according to Webster's Dictionary.
  2. Exegesis is a part of the process of hermeneutics, the science of interpretation.
  3. Exegesis is a procedure to refine the gene predictions that are produced for complex genomes, e.g.

Fasts

  1. Fasts are not to be on Monday and Thursday "with the hypocrites " (i.e.
  2. Fasts are not to be on Monday and Thursday "with the hypocrites" — presumably non-Christian Jews — but on Wednesday and Friday (chapter 8).
  3. Fasts are not to be on Monday and Thursday "with the hypocrites" — that is, the Jews — but on Wednesday and Friday (chapter 8).
  4. Fasts are not to be on Monday and Thursday "with the hypocrites" --- presumably non-Christian Jews --- but on Wednesday and Friday (chapter 8).
  5. Fasts are not to be on Monday and Thursday "with the hypocrites" --- that is, the Jews --- but on Wednesday and Friday (chapter 8).

Filioque Clause

  1. Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Filioque clause.
  2. THE FILIOQUE CLAUSE . This essay is an Appendix to the essay called CREED NICENE. It deals with one particular line of the Nicene Creed.
  3. The filioque clause consists of the words " and the Son " in the Nicene Creed : that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son .

Fragments

  1. Fragments were being smuggled to and fro in dirty wallets, in cigarette boxes, in assorted other makeshift containers.
  2. The fragments were the oldest Hebrew fragments known at that time which contained a portion of the biblical text, specifically, the Decalogue and the Shema.

Gospel

  1. The gospel is also the subject of Wilton Barnhardt 's 1993 novel, Gospel: a novel.
  2. The gospel is a message about God, a message about sin, a message about Jesus Christ, and a summons to faith and repentance.
  3. The Gospel is a narrative about a King sending his eldest son to rescue his brothers and sisters being held by kidnappers.

Gospel of Barnabas

  1. Gospel of Barnabas was declared a rejected book in the Decretum Gelasianum by Pope Gelasius [Pope of Rome 492-96].
  2. The 'Gospel of Barnabas' was translated into English by Lonsdale and Ragg from Italian scripts a long time ago and it is widely available.
  3. The Gospel of Barnabas is a 400 year old mystery.
  4. The Gospel of Barnabas is a medieval document claiming to be an account of the life of Jesus.
  5. The Gospel of Barnabas is a work purporting to be a depiction of the life of Jesus by his disciple Barnabas .

Gospel of James

  1. Infancy Gospel of James, attributed to James the Just, written by an unknown author c.140-170.
  2. This view is first found in the apocryphal Gospel of James from the 2nd century.
  3. The Gospel of James is also sometimes known as the Infancy Gospel of James or the Protevangelium of James.

Gospel of Matthias

  1. The Gospel of Matthias is a currently lost text from the New Testament apocrypha .
  2. The Gospel of Matthias is a currently lost text from the New Testament apocrypha, ascribed to Matthias, the thirteenth apostle.

Gospel of Peter

  1. The Gospel of Peter is a fragmentary gospel discovered in 1886 in Egypt.
  2. The Gospel of Peter is a second-century gospel known, like the Gospel of Thomas, from two separate discoveries.
  3. The Gospel of Peter was a prominent passion narrative in the early history of Christianity, but over time passed out of common usage.
  4. The Gospel of Peter was probably composed in the second half of the first century, most likely in western Syria.

Greek

  1. Greek is a wonderful pastime with its own private joys.
  2. Greek was the only other language which the rabbis permitted for the Scriptures (j.

Hebrew Name

  1. Since at least the 12th century the standard Hebrew name for Jesus has been Yeshu.
  2. See Yeshua for the similar sounding Hebrew name.
  3. Saadia Ben Joseph Gaon (892-942), the Hebrew name of Said al-Fayyumi, was a rabbi who was also a prominent Jewish exilarch, philosopher, and exegete.

Heidelberg Catechism

  1. The Heidelberg Catechism is a document taking the form of a series of questions and answers, for use in teaching Reformed Christian doctrine.
  2. The Heidelberg Catechism is the best known of the Reformed confessions.

Hexapla

  1. The Hexapla was an important work of biblical criticism, the magnum opus of Origen (185-254).

History

  1. History is a central element of the Old Testament.
  2. History is a chronicle of conflict that is written by the winners.
  3. History is a linear mode of experience, relating primarily to the left-brain literal knowledge.

James

  1. James is a committed and conservative young scholar who zealously defends the great essentials of the Christian faith.
  2. James is a fine example," said Lt.Gen.
  3. James was against foreigners.
  4. James was almost certainly with her.
  5. James was also appealed to as an authority by the Ebionites in the middle of the second century, where we think GThom was at its earliest.

Jerusalem

  1. Jerusalem was an important church center before the city fell in 70 (see Council of Jerusalem).
  2. Jerusalem was the very place, as well as the temple, that gave the Jews their sociological and theological identity.
  3. Jerusalem was where Jesus was executed by the Roman government at the behest of the Jewish community.

Jews

  1. Jews are awaiting the first coming of G-d's promised Saviour, Christians his second.
  2. Jews were obligated to speak the explanation and pass it on orally to students, children, and fellow adults.
  3. The Jews are accused of twisting the words of Scripture (4.46) .
  4. The Jews are alleged to have enthusiastically chosen Jesus Barabbas.
  5. The Jews were not in Egypt for 400 years, but the 400 years applied to their sojourn in Canaan as well which was controlled by Egypt.

John

  1. John is the gospel of belief.
  2. John is the most mystical.
  3. John is the only one of the Canonical Gospels that gives Thomas a speaking part - indicating respect for the Thomas community.
  4. John was an eyewitness present at each of these seven miracles.
  5. John was considered the last to be written, traditionally given a date between 90 and 100, though modern scholars often suggest an even later date.

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