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1. Who is the one who reveals himself? 2. Who were the people to whom he revealed himself? 3. Who is the man through whom God revealed himself? 4. What can we infer/deduce or conclude as the nature or quality of the Revealer Himself?
5. What do you call the book that contains the stories and events of God’s revelation? 6. What makes this book different from any other book that we know? 7. What do you call the agreement or alliance which God made with his people? 8. What is God’s aim in revealing himself to man through these people?
9. What are the two main parts of the Christian Scriptures? 10. Which part is initially the Scriptures used by Jesus himself? 11. Whose story is written in the gospels? 12. How long did it take for the Old Testament to be compiled in the present composition?
It refers to the list of books of the Bible officially accepted by the Church for being inspired. .13.Who’s national history is written in the Old Testament? 14.What are the books that were included in the Catholic Christian Scriptures but were not included in the Hebrew Bible? 15.
What is the first and what is the last book of the Bible? 18.How many books are there in the Catholic Bible? 17.What do you call the acceptability of books of the bible believed to have been inspired? 20.16.What do you call our response to the Divine Revelation? .Which is the original language of the Old Testament Scripture? 19.
fr. (CFC 101) . the Greek word apokalupsis translated as “revelation” which means “unveiling” it is God’s personal loving communication to us of who He is and His plan to save us all in His love.
4.Revelation – from the word revelare which means to “unveil” or take away the cover of It is the "taking away the veil.) ." God making Himself known through words and deeds in salvation history. (Cf. DV 2. 6-11.
God reveals himself to the Chosen People God Revealed Himself through the Scriptures God Revealed Himself in fullness through His Son. and the firmament proclaims His handiwork" (Ps 19:1). God Reveals Himself through Creation The first way God reveals Himself to us is through creation. "The heavens declare the glory of God. Jesus Christ .
God Reveals Himself through Christ present in the Church God continues to Reveal Himself through the Sacraments .
he wants to save us from self-destruction: SALVATION .PURPOSE: GOD’S PLAN to make all of us united with Him: COVENANT to make of humanity One FAMILY with God as the Father and all of us brothers and sisters To make know His love for humanity notwithstanding its UNFAITHFULNESS And because He loves us.
A religious covenant is a belief shared by members of a religious community that God has made a formal alliance or agreement with them or with humanity in general. This sort of covenant is an important concept in Judaism and Christianity. derived in the first .COVENANT It is a solemn agreement between two parties.
Examples of a covenant relationship Covenant with Noah: God will not destroy humanity again Covenant between Abraham: God will make him the father of a great nation Covenant with between God and the Israelites – “I will be your God and you will be my people.” Leviticus 26:12 Between Jesus and his apostles – the New Covenant” in which Jesus' sacrifice on the cross would atone for the sins of all mankind. (Matthew 26:28) .
or LIBERATION from. such as suffering or the punishment of sin – also called DELIVERANCE. something. being saved for something. salvation can mean three related things: being saved from. such as an afterlife or participating in the Reign of God – also called REDEMPTION. .SALVATION In theology. or SOCIAL LIBERATION and healing. as in liberation theology.
even I.Salvation Experienced by Israel Joseph-sold as a slave in Egypt to save his people from famine Moses – saved by the Egyptian princes to be able to save Israel from Slavery Cyrus I. and beside me there is no Savior.” Isaiah 43:11 . am Yahweh. King of Persia-gave Israel the freedom to return from Babylon to Judea But in all these “ I.
Finally God made Himself known to us by coming to live among us as Jesus Christ. .God Reveals Himself God has made Himself known to us through Creation but also through the Old Testament. We call this Divine Revelation.
. Later to the Israelites They gave us the Old Testament which tells of God’s revelation to them. not all at once. This revelation began with Adam and Eve who used to walk with Him in the Garden.Divine Revelation God has chosen to reveal Himself bit by bit to us.
the gospel. [Jn 3.Divine Revelation All of the Revelation of the Old Testament lead to God’s greatest Revelation. was entrusted to those twelve and . This revelation to them. For God so loved the world that he sent His only Son…Jesus Christ.16] Jesus chose Twelve Apostles and taught them everything they needed to know for salvation.
though always valuable. One without the other is lacking. .Divine Revelation The Apostles passed this revelation in two forms. and our Creed. With the death of the last Apostle (John ~100AD) there will be no further revelation. Together Scripture and Tradition form the deposit of faith. Sacred Tradition includes teachings on the Trinity. Sacraments. The Church simply looks deeper and deeper into what we have been given by Christ and his Apostles. the full revelation of Christ. Scripture and Tradition (Preaching).
The Magisterium The teaching office of the Church is called the Magisterium. that is all the things God revealed to us. There have been many explanations of the truth over 2000 years but the truths of our faith have . The Church has the sacred duty to protect the deposit of faith. This is composed of the Pope and all the bishops in union with him. They cooperate with the Holy Spirit to teach all we know about God without error.
There are twenty-seven of these books.Finally our Lord Jesus Christ. came to earth to reveal Divine truths to men. His Apostles and disciples wrote about Him and His teachings.1. With the forty-six books of the Old Testament the Church gathered them together into one Book called Holy Scripture. After His death. . Son of God. composing the New Testament. or the Bible.
.3. and not written down till after the death of Christ's Apostles and disciples. the latter being composed of the truths passed down by word of mouth. The deposit of faith which Jesus Christ entrusted to the Church is made up of two parts: a] Holy Scripture and b] Sacred Tradition. principally by the Fathers of the Church.
These rolls were made of papyrus and skins of animals. Though the Bible contains 73 books. far from being a library of books as it claims to be. In the ancient world literary works are written on rolls which were bulky and unwieldy. yet it appears to be only one book. Papyrus is made from the papyrus plant. was durable when kept dry but became increasingly brittle. Accept the Bible as the Word of God The Bible is a library of books. emerged only about a . The book form called codex is either made of papyrus or skin animals.Towards a Complete Approach to the Bible 1.
poems. The Scriptures are sacred because it is written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Sacred Scriptures therefore are the WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE LANGUAGE OF MAN. events. hymns of God’s Revelations to his people is contained in the SACRED SCRIPTURES. .Sacred Scriptures The stories.
3. they. as true authors. ch.” (Vatican II. Constitution on Divine Revelation.The Bible is Inspired “ The Holy Bible as the word of God written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit they have God as their author… In composing the sacred books. God chose men and while employed by Him they made use of their own powers and abilities. consigned to writing everything and only those thing which He wanted. 11) . so that with Him acting in them and through them. no.
1300 BC Kingship of David – 1000 BC Babylonian Exile – 586 BC Birth of Jesus – 0-4 AD Death of Jesus – 27-30AD .THE FORMATION OF THE SCRIPTURES The Scriptures however was not formed in one sitting. Beginning with Abraham-2000 BC Moses and the Exodus. It took 1000 years and countless authors before God’s Revelation was committed into writing.
The Development of the Bible The Old Testament 1. . songs. poetry. epics and other forms of communication common to them. 2. This oral tradition of divine revelation was the longest of the stages of scriptural development. First stage: Word acted out: God’s actual revelation of Himself in the history of His people. They communicated these experiences orally – in prose. sermons. Second stage: Oral tradition: The Jewish people naturally desired to communicate and preserve their memorable experiences with God.
For example. oral tradition continued side by side with the written accounts. the story from Abraham to the threshold of the Promised Land in the first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch) was written in . Third stage: Writing and Editing Gradually some Jewish writers wrote a few accounts of some important events in their history. It was common then that one important event had several oral accounts and a few written ones circulating in different parts of the country. Even so.
the Old Testament and the new Testament for the Christian Scriptures . Acts of the Apostles and the epistles and end with the Book of Revelation Together.Two Parts of the Scriptures Old Testament – or Hebrew Scriptures – it contains the stories from the Creation up to the Maccabees when the corrupt Hasmonean dynasty rules Israel New Testament – It contains the gospels.
Old Testament divisions Torah or the Law-composed of the first five books of the OT commonly called the “Books of Moses” namely. Genesis. Exodus. Leviticus. Numbers and Deuteronomy Nevi’im or the Prophets = This division includes the books which cover the time from the entrance of the Israelites into the Land of Israel until the Babylonian captivity of Judah (the "period of prophecy") Kethubim or the Writings sometimes also known by the Greek title "Hagiographa" and .
Jude.New Testament Divisions Gospels – the book that contains the words and deeds of Jesus.The name given to the Epistle of St. Peter and the first three of St. the Christ Acts – the narrative that contains the life of the early Church Pauline epistles . John Book of Revelation – the last book of the Bible also called Apocalypse and deals with the themes of the end times . to that of St. to two Epistles of St.letters written either by Paul or for Paul addressed to the communities and persons of the early Christian Churches Catholic epistles . James.
How many are the books of the Bible? Catholic Version=73 Old Testament = 46 New Testament = 27 Protestant Version = 66 Old Testament = 39 (plus 9 Apocrypha or Deuterocanonicals) New Testament = 27 Hebrew Bible = 24 (Some books are considered as one like Chronicles 1 & 2) .
Canonicity The word canon comes from the Hebrew word “kaneh” meaning a reed which can be used as a ruler. The Greek word for it “kanon” means a measuring rod. So CANONICITY refers to the acceptability of certain list of books by the Church as be inspired and to contain a rule of faith and morals while CANON refers to the books accepted as authoritative by the Church. . the term canon refers to a norm of revealed truth. Applied to the Bible. a rule of faith.
Jerome in about 400 AD (Ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of God) .Original Biblical Languages Hebrew Bible.Hebrew – this is the Bible of the Jews which probably Jesus read and studied. Septuagint – Greek – this is the Hebrew Bible as translated into Greek in about 200 BC New Testament – Greek Koine or the common Greek of the New Testament era Vulgate – Latin – the Christian Bible translated into Latin by St.
Because of faith we commit our whole self to God. our acceptance of His revelation is acceptance of God Himself. That is our Faith. our response to God. .Faith as Our Response to God’s Revelation If God make Himself known through revelation. therefore. Faith therefore is our acceptance and response to what God revealed to us through the Sacred Scriptures.
Faith brings joy and ease to love God. . Faith brings people together to form a community.Characteristics of Faith Faith is a free act. Faith brings a deeper understanding of revelation. It is never forced upon us.
. and fidelity we experience in family and friendships. accept.What does "faith" mean in daily life? Faith in general means the way we know. love. and relate positively to others. especially the mutual trust.
What is meant by "Catholic faith"? Catholic Faith is "to know. It is that attitude. our understanding and our whole will to God who reveals Himself and His plan. To offer our liberty. love. empowered by God's grace: To freely commit our entire selves to God. and process by which we. DV 5). . and follow Jesus Christ in his Body. and To willingly assent to His Revelation (cf. activity. the Church" (PCP II 36).
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