Glossary for Lessons 1-2

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C

Christos

Greek word (transliteration) for Messiah, literally "The Annointed One."

E

Ecclesia

Greek term for assembly, people of God, church.

Eschatology

Theological term for the study of the "last things."

Euangelion

Greek word (transliteration) for "gospel." Literally means "good news."

Eusebius

Early Christian historian (263-340). Wrote Ecclesiastical History, in which he quotes Origen's comments about the four gospels, as well as comments from other writers.

I

Irenaeus

Early Christian writer (130-202). Wrote Against Heresies, in which he says affirms the validity of the four gospels, and also makes the following comment on the Gospel of Matthew: "Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundations of the Church."

J

Joseph

The legal father of Jesus (not physical), husband of Mary, descendant of David.

Josephus

Jewish historian from the 1st century A.D. Mentions Jesus Christ in his writings.

K

Kahal

Hebrew term for assembly, people of God

Kingdom of Heaven

Phrase used only by Matthew to refer to the new spiritual realm established by Jesus. Matthew uses this phrase without the name "God" to follow the Jewish custom of avoiding using His name.

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