The New Testament A Student’s Introduction 8th Edition By Stephen Harris – Test Bank
The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus
Multiple Choice Questions
- (p. 262)The Council of Nicaea in 325 CE did all of the following except
A. reject the idea that Jesus was entirely human.
B. create a formal statement of orthodox Christian belief.
C. initially reject the Gospel of John because it did not fit with the other three Gospels.
D. assert that there was never a time when Jesus did not exist.
- (p. 264)The Roman government’s first official recognition of the new faith of Christianity was when
A. Jesus was crucified.
B. Paul was arrested in Jerusalem.
C. Nero persecuted the Christians in Rome.
D. John’s Gospel was banned.
- (p. 264)The only Jewish writer of the first and early second centuries to allude to Jesus was
C. Pliny the Younger.
- (p. 267)According to the criterion of multiple attestation, if a saying appears in _________ it is likely to be genuine.
A. Mark, Matthew, and Luke
B. Mark, Q, and Luke
C. Mark, Q, and Thomas
D. Mark, Thomas, and Luke
- (p. 266)A terse, snappy pronouncement that typically overturns conventional wisdom is a(n)
- (p. 266-269)All of the following are criteria for assessing the authenticity of Jesus’ words and deeds, except
- (p. 269-270)After years of sifting through the evidence, Jesus Seminar members concluded that only about ______ percent of the words that the Gospel writers attribute to Jesus probably originated with him.
- (p. 269-270)The Jesus Seminar concluded that during his lifetime Jesus was known as all of the following, except as a(n)
- (p. 273)Jesus often referred to God by the Aramaic word _____________, which means “father.”
- (p. 263)The Nicene Creed, an early statement of orthodox Christian belief, repeatedly stresses
A. Jesus’ absolute equality with God.
B. Jesus compassion for sinners.
C. the reality of Jesus’ miracles.
D. the fulfillment of prophecies in the Hebrew Bible about the Messiah.