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Four Gospels Part II
"A further look at the style, content, context, and history of the four canonical Gospels."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which two Gospel writers are not traditionally considered to have been among the original twelve disciples of Jesus?
John and Luke
John and Matthew
Matthew and Luke
Mark and Luke
Which of the four Gospels is known as "the Gospel of the church" because of its frequent liturgical use?
Short sayings, like those often found in the Gospels, were a staple of both Jewish and Greco-Roman sages. What are these short sayings called?
The prologue of what Gospel poetically juxtaposes light and darkness?
When were the Gospels most likely written?
Between 180 - 280 AD
Before 65 AD
Between 280 - 380 AD
Between 65 - 180 AD
Some verses in the gospels are thought by scholars to be later additions because they are not included in the oldest manuscripts we have. Which of the following is thought to be a later addition?
The parable of the prodigal son (in Luke)
The story of the woman taken in adultery (in John)
The parable of the sower (in Matthew)
The parable of the talents (in Luke)
While most modern biblical scholars argue that Mark was written before Matthew, a minority maintain that Matthew came first.
Which of the four Gospels is the greatest source of Christian doctrine about Jesus?
The 13th chapter of Mark, in which Jesus predicts, among other things, the destruction of the temple, is often called what?
The parable of the stones
The little apocalypse
The prophecy of doom
The parable of destruction
In the Gospel of Mark, what do Jesus' opponents and followers both call him?
Son of Man
In his Gospel, Mark uses the death of what man to foreshadow the passion of Jesus Christ?
John the Baptist
In which Gospel's infancy account is Mary, rather than Joseph, the main character?
In the Gospels, what does the term "disciple" mean?
In his Gospel, Matthew tells many of the same stories as Mark, but he typically shortens them.
In its tone and in what it chooses to emphasize, Matthew's Gospel most reflects the concerns of what Jewish group?
All of the Gospels use the term "church."
Which of the Gospels most reflects the genre of history because of its broad historical focus?
In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus is recognized as the "Son of God" by his executioner. What does his executioner call him in the Gospel of Luke?
Son of God
A righteous man
In John's Gospel, Jesus work's seven signs. Which of these is not one of the signs?
Walking on the water
Changing the water into wine
Raising the centurion's daughter from the dead
Feeding the multitude
Which Gospel begins "in media res," with the baptism of Jesus?
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