Bible 101 | Week One | What Is The Bible | What is the Story of the Bible

What is the Bible

  1. During what time in the Israelites’ history were their texts compiled together?
  2. What does TaNaK stand for?
  3. What does the Hebrew Scripture (The Old Testament and the other second Temple writings) seek to
    communicate?
  4. What is Jesus’ claim about the TaNak?
  5. What are the three types of writings of the New Testament? Who wrote them?

What is the Story of the Bible

  1. What does Adam mean in Hebrew?
  2. What is the purpose of humanity when we were created in Eden?
  3. What happens when we try to take the power away from God and claim it for ourselves?
  4. What is the importance of Abraham and Sarah?
  5. What are some of the big claims that Jesus makes?
  6. What is the connection between the fruit tree in the garden and the cross?

Homework

Literary Styles in the Bible

  1. What are the three main types of Biblical literary styles that are mentioned in the video? What are the percentages each literary style occupies in the Bible?
  2. Are the Biblical characters the perfect example of who we should be? Why or why not?
  3. What reason does the video give for the importance of poetry in the grand Biblical narrative? What are the three types of poems the video gives?
  4. What is Pros Discourse?

Jewish Meditation Literature

  1. Why is it important to understand that the Bible was not written in the 21st century, and is not a part of western culture?
  2. What is the importance of reading the Bible slowly and methodically? 
  3. What are you first thoughts about everything in the Bible being connected (think about the word “offspring” that the video used)? Have you ever thought about this before?
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