Glossary for Lesson 1
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Greek word (transliteration) for Messiah, literally "The Annointed One."
Theological term for the study of the "last things."
Greek word (transliteration) for "gospel." Literally means "good news."
Early Christian historian (263-340). Wrote Ecclesiastical History, in which he quotes Origen's comments about the four gospels.
Early Christian writer (130-202). Wrote Against Heresies, in which he says the following about the four gospels: "It is not possible that the Gospels can be either more or fewer in number than they are... He who was manifested to men [that is, Jesus], has given us the Gospel under four aspects, but bound together by one Spirit."
Jewish historian from the 1st century A.D. Mentions Jesus Christ in his writings.
Greek word (transliteration) for "Lord."
Early Christian writer (185-232 AD), who argued that only the four gospels we now have were authentic. Eusebius quotes him as saying, "The four Gospels...are the only indisputable ones in the Church of God under heaven."
Secular Greek historian, A.D. 46-120. Wrote Life of Cicero.
Means "seen together." The term is used for the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, because of their similarities.