SELF-TEST: You will need to remember the correct answers for the quiz at our next session and for the final exam!

1. Write the Key Verse (2 Pet 1:21) from memory:

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2. What do the letters in the CSER Structure mean?

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3. Why do the Dead Sea Scrolls help us trust the CEB?

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4. What are the two major divisions of the Bible?

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5. How many books are there in each major division of the Bible?

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6. Name the four major groups into which Old Testament books are divided:

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7. What are four main purposes of the Bible? Give a Bible reference to support your answer.

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8. What is meant by the “unity of the Bible”?

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9. What is meant by the “diversity of the Bible”?

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10. Read each statement. If the statement is TRUE put the letter T on the blank in front of it. If the statement is FALSE put the letter F on the blank in front of it:

a._____The Bible is the written Word of the one true God.

b._____Although God inspired the Bible, he used people to write down his words.

c._____We should always interpret the Bible literally.

d._____There is no united theme of the Bible. It is just a collection of books on different subjects.

e._____The Major Prophets of the Old Testament are more important than the Minor Prophets.

f._____Because the Bible is inspired by God, we don’t need to understand the cultures of the people who first received it.

g._____The CEB uses older manuscripts, so it is less reliable than the KJV.

h._____The OT contains events and objects which point us to Jesus.

 

Answers to this test are provided here.

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FOR FURTHER STUDY: Learn the abbreviations on the next page for the quiz at our next session. We will use them during the entire course, so you will need to know them well.

 

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