Glossary for Lessons 1-3

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A

Apocalyptic

Name give to Jewish groups at the time of Christ who believed that God would intervene in a miraculous way to destroy their enemies and initiate His kingdom

B

Barnabas

Cousin of Mark (the author of the second gospel). Accompanied Paul on his first missionary journey, along with Mark, who left them before they finished their trip. Since Paul did not want to take Mark with him on his second missionary journey, this man took Mark with him on a separate journey.

Boanerges

Aramaic expression meaning "sons of thunder," used by Christ with James and John.

C

Capernaum

City on the northern coast of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus often preached here and performed miracles early in His ministry.

Christos

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

E

Ecclesia

Greek term for assembly, people of God, church.

Elijah

Old Testament prophet who appeared along with Moses at the transfiguration of Jesus.

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.

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