Bible 11   Second Semester Exam  Review 2010                             Name: ____________________________ 
Teacher: Mr. Cap
    You can use your Bibles for reference. Updated: April 29, 2011

Where is the land of the Bible? the middle east

What is the Hellenistic Age?  represents the zenith of Greek influence in the ancient world from 323 BC to about 146 BC

What language was spoken during the time of Jesus? Aramaic before Alexander, then Koine Greek became the dominant language in politics, culture and commerce in the Near East

Who ruled Palestine after the Greeks?  Jews through the Herodian rulers and Rome.

How did Herod the Great stay in the favor of Roman Emperors? sacrificing all scruples, and committing monstrous crimes

What crime did Herod the Great commit in Matthew 2:16? had every Hebrew child under 2 yrs murdered

What were the factors that led to the rapid spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 1. good military roads,  2.  the use of Koine Greek as the general language of culture, 3. Pax Romana, order was kept through the province system led by a governor.

How did the Roman Empire get so large? 1. Pompey added Asia Minor and Syria, 2. Caesar added Gaul, 3. The generals of Augustus overran the northwest Portion of Spain and the country between the Alps and the Danube, 4. Hadrian conquered Britian.

What was the population of the empire in the time of Augustus?  has been calculated at 85,000,000.

What did the provinces provide for Rome? 1. Money  (taxes),  2. Slave labor, 3. material resources.   

What was the condition of  the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus? 1.  Paul's expression that the "fullness of time had come." Ga 4:4 The general peace (pax Romana)

How big is Palestine? Jesus lived and ministered in the land of Palestine, an area of about  1. 12,000 square miles.  Palestine proper is about 2. 175 miles from north to south (from Mount Hermon to the southern end of the Dead Sea) and is about 3. 50 miles wide (from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River).

What is the climate of Palestine?  The climate of Palestine is directly related to the radical differences in topography.  Basically the climate of Palestine resembles the southwestern part of the U.S.

How is the climate and topography of the land reflected in the gospel narratives?

   For example, with all the arid regions in Palestine, 1. John the Baptist centered his ministry in the Jordan River valley because "there was much water there" for his baptizing ministry John 3:23.  2. Jesus' temptation was all the more significant becuase it took place in the barren, desolate Judean wilderness

What 5 geographical regions are mention as Jesus went about and preached? from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan

Where is Galilee? Galilee is the name applied to the northern district of Israel that was surrounded on three sides by foreign nations.

How is Galilee divided? According to Josephus' description of Galilee, the territory was divided into upper and lower regions. (1) Upper Galilee, being mountainous and isolated, does not enter much into biblical history. (2) Lower Galilee served as the location for most of Christ's ministry

Where is Judea? Judea is the name used to refer to the southern region of Palestine

How many cities made up decapolis? As indicated by the name, the number of cities was originally ten,

Why was Palestine important to the Jews? The Jews expected the Messiah to appear in the home of David

Where did Jesus spend his pre-ministry life? The greater part of the life of Jesus was spent at Nazareth in Zebulun,

What happened at Chorazin? also. The two miracles of feeding the 5,000 and the 4,000 are both described as occurring' East of the Jordan, the

Where was the home of the "mad man"? Country of the Gerasenes. The place where the swine rushed down a steep place into the lake

What did John call the Sea of Galilee? John twice refers to it as the “Sea of Tiberias.”

How important is the Sea of Galilee to Israel? is the primary source of water

Where does the Sea of Galilee get its water? The Jordan River is the main source of water for the lake, supplying about 75 percent of the lake’s annual intake.

What are angels? angels are "ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation" -

Were angels created before man?  Yes, 'Sons of God' (angels?) shouted for joy at the Creation -

Which group of people did Jesus primarily minister to? Jesus' ministry was confined almost entirely to Jewish centers free from Gentile influence. His ministry was primarily to the Jews.

What is obedience? the act or practice of obeying; dutiful or submissive compliance

How is the Christian responsible to obedience? The Christian individual is still responsible... 1. to listen in order to discern or hear that still small voice of God "My sheep hear My voice" - Jn. 10:27        2. to act upon what you have heard

How do I balance my freedom in Christ with my witness for Christ? Your freedom in Christ ends when your behavior begins to harm your relationships with God and/or other people.

What is Cheating? ) is defined as the practice of fraud or trickery.  To violate rules dishonestly.

What about not giving 100%?  Is that cheating? Yes. You cheat yourself and your team mates.

What is integrity?  Honesty. To follow a code of moral or artistic values.

What is gossip? a person who reveals personal or sensational facts.  Spreading rumors

How does a word of gossip betray confidence?  the person trusted you with the secret and now they have no confidence that you'll keep a secret

How do you keep a secret? You realize it's better to have the trust or confidence of someone rather than betray them

What is a wife of noble character? A wife that is honest, fair and kind.

What does it mean to "wear your feelings on your sleeve"? You let other people know how you're feeling or what you're thinking.

are 'reckless words' the same as small talk? No, reckless words are hurtful words.

What is a good name? To be well spoken of: A name (that is, a good name, a name for good things with God and good people) 

Look at verse 1.  How can a good name be more valuable than riches?  is rather to be chosen than great riches; that is, we should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name than that by which we may raise and increase a great estate

So how do we achieve a good name? We do so by choosing righteous behavior over wicked action.

How important is light? Light gives us life. Keeps plants alive, we can see, gives us energy. Our Light shines before men, Gets rid of the darkness. Light inspires art, religion, science .

What is light? is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength that is visible to the human eye.  Light is composed of elementary particles called photons.

How many different meanings are there for light? a beacon, an adjective for weight, waving photon, color, year

What did he say about light?  that it streams toward us.

Who discovered how light bends?  Roger Bacon 

What did he invent?  glass lenses

Find and write down the scripture in Genesis that gives mention of a rainbow.  Genesis 9:13-16

What was Newton's word on the colors of light? Spectrum

Newton found that prisms don't change colors they analyze colors.

When you try to settle a conflict how important is it to seek common ground?

Let's talk about corporal (spanking) punishment.  Look at verse 24  He who spares the rod hates his son,
       but he who loves him is careful to discipline him