from jesus to christ - the first christians

A Biblical History Quiz

1. The earliest writing in the New Testament is

Paul's letters
none of the above

2. The earliest Christian congregations met in

3. The most Jewish of the Gospels is

4. The Gospels

reflect the growing tensions between the followers of Jesus and other Jews
were written for particular Christian communities in the aftermath of the First Revolt
present distinctive stories of the life and death of Jesus
all of the above
none of the above
5. The region of Galilee during the time of Jesus' career was ruled by

Herod the Great
Antipas, a son of Herod
Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor
6. The Gospel of Thomas is

another account of the death of Jesus
a collection of Jesus' sayings attributed to the apostle Thomas
a lost book of the Bible
none of the above
7. Masada was

a fortified city built by Herod the Great
the scene of the final conflict of the First Jewish Revolt
a symbol of Jewish resistance and freedom
a later story told by the Jewish historian Josephus
all of the above
8. The growth of the Christian canon in the second century reflects

growing concerns over Christian unity
the beginning of the printing press
official Roman sanctioning of Christianity
the birth of university education
9. Pax Romana refers to

a Jewish protest against Roman rule
Roman imperial policy for administering the provinces
an Italian cheese dish
all of the above
10. Roman persecution of Christians

resulted from Jewish attacks
resulted from the Christians becoming separate from Judaism
became an official law in 30 CE
killed many thousands of martyrs

symposium . jesus' many faces . a portrait of jesus' world . storytellers . first christians . why did christianity succeed?
maps, archaeology & sources . discussion . bible history quiz . behind the scenes
teachers' guide . viewers' guide . press reaction .  tapes, transcripts & events

published april 1998

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