Bib Lit Part 1: Intro

  1. traditional (conservative view)
    • accepts the biblical documents at face value
    • allows for supernatural
    • acknowledges the authority of the church fathers
    • takes the bible as revelation
  2. modern (liberal) view
    • doesn't accept the biblical claims at face value
    • does not allow for supernatural
    • the authority of the tradition rejected
    • takes the Bible as the product of evolution
  3. JEDP theory is also know as the?
    Documentary Hypothesis
  4. Who came up with the JEDP theory?
    Julius Wellhausen
  5. What does the "J" in JEDP stand for?
    Jahwist; written in Judah 950 BC
  6. what does the "E" in JEDP stand for?
    Elohist; written in Israel 850 BC
  7. what does the "D" in JEDP stand for?
    Deuteronomist; written in Jerusalem 621 BC
  8. what does the "P" in JEDP stand for?
    Priestly 450 BC
  9. What are 3 problems with Wellhausen's theory
    • faulty assumptions
    • no evidence
    • no consensus
  10. What are some examples of the OT proven true
    • the existence of Ninevah
    • Belshazzar and his position
    • existence of the Hittites
  11. Where did Moses write down the first 3 books of the OT
    on Mount Sinai
  12. what did "canon" originally mean?
    "reed" and then "measuring stick"
  13. How long did it take for the canon to develop?
    1,500 years
  14. What does "to this day" imply when we read the text
    that there were editorial comments were added
  15. when with the OT canon completed
    about 400 BC
  16. How many books are there in the OT
    39 books
  17. What other books were written that were not added to the OT canon?
    • apocrypha
    • pseudepigrapha
  18. What is apocrypha also known as?
    deuterocanonical- officially accepted by the Roman Catholis Church; second canon
  19. what does pseudepigrapha mean?
    falsely attributes authorship to a well-known biblical figure
  20. What is the septuagint (LXX)
    Greek translation on the OT
  21. How many Jewish scholars translated the Septuagint?
  22. Where was the Septuagint translated and when?
    • Alexandria, Egypt
    • 3rd c. BC
  23. How much time did it take to collect the NT writings?
    early 2nd c.
  24. When did they close the new canon
    at the 3rd coucil of Carthage in AD 397
  25. until 1948, when were the oldest Hebrew manuscripts from?
    AD 900
  26. What happened in 1948 that had a huge effect on the bible?
    the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
  27. How many different scrolls were there?
    about 825 to 870
  28. Who were the dead sea scrolls written by?
    Essenes during 200 BC-68 AD
  29. What were the dead sea scrolls found in?
    pottery jars
  30. How many manuscripts are from the NT?
  31. how identical is the current NT to the oldest manuscripts?
    98-99% accurate
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Bib Lit Part 1: Intro
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