The Gospels

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  1. What have the gospels of Matthew Mark and Luke been referred to since 1780?
    Synoptic Gospels
  2. What does the word Synoptic mean?
    The term “synoptic” comes from the Greek “syn” meaning "together", and “optic” meaning "seen.”
  3. Why where the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke called the synoptic Gospels?
    Because they include many of the same stories, often in the same sequence, and similar wording.
  4. Which of the synoptic gospels do most commentators believe was written first?
    Most commentators believe that Mark was written first, and then Matthew and Luke used Mark as their major source.
  5. Who is the author of Mark?
    John Mark
  6. John Mark was the son in the faith to which apostle?
    Apostle Peter
  7. When was the Gospel of Mark written?
    It was most likely written in the 50's AD
  8. Where is the only reference to John Mark in the gospel of Mark?
    In Mark 14:51-52, A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. (Mark 14:51, 52 NIV)
  9. Who is the author of the gospel of Matthew?
    The Apostle Matthew
  10. John Mark was the son in the faith to which apostle?
    Apostle Peter
  11. When was the Gospel of Mark written?
    It was most likely written in the 50's AD
  12. Where is the only reference to John Mark in the gospel of Mark?
    In Mark 14:51-52, A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. (Mark 14:51, 52 NIV)
  13. Who is the author of the gospel of Matthew?
    The Apostle Matthew
  14. Who is the Apostle Matthew also known as?
    Levi, the tax collector
  15. Who was the gospel of Matthew's target audience?
    The Jewish people
  16. How is it evidenced that Matthew's gospel was targeted to the Jewish people?
    This is evidenced in the opening “genealogy of Jesus” as well as the generous number of Old Testament references. There are 43 separate references to the Old Testament, far more than in Mark or Luke. 
  17. Even though there are a wide variety of dates suggested for when the gospel of Matthew was written, when was it most likely written?
    In the 50's or 60's AD. 
  18. Who is Luke the companion of?
    The Apostle Paul
  19. Who is the target audience for the gospel of Luke?
    The Gentiles
  20. What is the most likely date of when the book of Luke was written?
    57-59 AD
  21. What was happening to Paul during the time that the book of Luke was being written?
    He was imprisoned in Caesarea as the book was most likely written in 57-59 AD
  22. Which author of which gospel has it been said that “carefully investigated everything” and uses “eyewitness accounts.”?
    Luke
  23. Who is the book of Luke addressed to?
    Theophilus
  24. Which other book was written by Luke and also addressed to Theophilus?
    Acts
  25. What does Theophilus literally mean?
    Friend of God
  26. Why is the assertion that the book of Luke is written to friends of God?
    Because it was addressed to Theophilus which literally means friend of God and there are no formal greetings at the end of the book or that of Acts either (2 Luke)
  27. Who is the book of John written by?
    The Apostle John
  28. Which two people is John referred to being related to?
    His brother James and his father Zebedee (referred to as son of Zebedee)
  29. In Mark 3:17, James and John are referred to as...?
    The sons of thunder
  30. "James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”),..." Is found where in the bible?
    Mark 3:17
  31. Who was given the name Boanerges?
    James and John
  32. What does Boanerges mean?
    Sons of thunder 
  33. Who does John identify himself as 5 times within the book of John?
    "the disciple whom Jesus loved"
  34. In the book of John, where can we find the five scriptures where John refers to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”?
    13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7; 21:20 
  35. What is the most likely date that the gospel of John was written?
    80's AD
  36. What are the five New Testament books that John is the author of?
    The Gospel of John, the three Epistles of John, and Revelation
  37. Who wrote the most NT books and how many did he write?
    Paul wrote 13 NT books
  38. Who wrote the second most NT books and how many did he write?
    John wrote 5 NT books
  39. Who greatly influences Luke in his gospel and book of Acts? 
    Paul
  40. Who does Church history hold that after having spent time imprisoned in Rome during the reign of Emperor Domitian, was sentenced sentenced to be boiled in oil at the Coliseum. However he endured no harm from the scalding oil. It is said that all in the entire Coliseum audience were converted to Christianity upon witnessing this miracle.
    John
  41. When John was imprisoned in Rome, who was reigning during that time?
    Emperor Domitian
  42. Where was John sent to by Roman authorities after they boiled him in oil at the coliseum and he didn't die or even get hurt?
    To the Greek island of Patmos
  43. Where was John when he wrote Revelation?
    The Greek island of Patmos
  44. What Scripture in Revelation was it where John wrote that he was on the Greek Island of Patmos?
    1:9
  45. Was John eventually freed?
    Yes
  46. In his older years, who did John train who later became Bishop of Smyrna? 
    Polycarp
  47. What did Polycarp become after being trained by John?
    Bishop of Smyrna
  48. Who did Polycarp teach who became the Bishop of Lugdunum?
    Irenaeus
  49. Where in France did Irenaeus serve as Bishop of Lugdunam?
    In Gaul although now it is known as Lyons
  50. What is the place in France called now, which was previously called Gaul?
    Lyons
  51. Who did Irenaeus become?
    The Bishop of Lugdunum
  52. Who was an early church father?
    Irenaeus
  53. Who was an apologist?
    Irenaeus 
  54. Who's writings were formative in the early development of “Christian theology”?
    Irenaeus
  55. Who was the only one of the twelve who was not martyred?
    John
  56. Surrounded by his closest friends in Ephesus, who died at age 94 in 100 AD?
    John
  57. At what age, what year and where did John die? 
    At age 94 in 100 AD in Ephesus. He was surrounded by his closest friends.
  58. How many chapters does the gospel of John have within it?
    21
  59. What was the purpose for why the gospel of John was written?
    To prove the deity of Jesus (John 20:30-31, “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”)
  60. What type of views does the gospel of John have on Jesus?
    Jesus' views of his divinity and humanity (John 1:14, The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.)

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