A type of literature usually written in times of Persecution, used to persuade believers that God is in charge of the universe. Consists of heavenly visions explained by an angelic mediator along with other features.
One of the Twelve, chosen by Jesus to “be sent,” and who ultimately become the leaders of the early Christian communities after the Death and Resurrection.
A letter; in the NT, an epistle is written to a specific community in response to a controversy and question.
future time when God's promises will be completely fulfilled
The good news proclaimed by Jesus and the Church; later the genre that tells the deeds, teachings, and meaning of Jesus of Nazareth.
Technical term used in NT studies to refer to a statement of faith. Ex: the basic kerygmatic statement of the early Church was “Jesus is the Christ.”
A story, usually dealing with the Kingdom of God, told by Jesus which uses traditional images to teach the crowds truth.
Litterally, “to arrive.” Specifically refers to the Second Coming of Christ into the World.
A proposed common source for the Gospels’ of Matthew and Luke. It is seen as a source of sayings of Jesus and is defined as the material in Matthew and Luke but not in Mark
Son of Man
A phrase used by Jesus to describe himself as the Messiah. In John’s Gospel, nearly every occurrence of the phrase is connected to the Passion.
ecclesiastics writer and connected to Solomon. claims to be solomon? Wisdom
has his own book
was put to trial because satan/Accuser said only worshiped him because of all the good things God gave him.
not what we usually think
biggest tattle-teller in the history of histories
mother of John the Baptist
barren her entire life and conceived child through the miracle of spirit.
holy spirit tells him that he will not die until he sees the Messiah.