Glossary for Lessons 1-4
Important terms for lessosn 1-4
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Brother of Moses. His family was selected to serve in the specialized office of priest.
The one with whom God made a national "covenant of promise"
Term used to explain how an infinite God speaks to us in finite terms. He must adapt His communication so that we can understand it.
The one with whom God made a universal "covenant of foundations"
In theology, it means authoritative standard.
In the Bible, this is an agreement between God and His people, in which God makes certain promises and establishes certain requirements.
The one with whom God made a national "covenant of kingship"
Occurring across a period of time
Name of the Garden, which means "plain" or "steppe."
Term used to describe one of the tendencies that people exhibit when comparing the OT to the NT and making epochal adjustments. This tendency focuses on the continuity between the OT and the NT. If the NT does not mention a change, we should follow the OT as closely as possible.
Isaac’s son who continued the line of descent and became the familial head of the twelve tribes of Israel
Term used to describe a false view of the inspiration of the Bible. It would mean, as some people believe incorrectly, that the Holy Spirit used the authors of Scripture simply as passive conduits of information.
The one with whom God made a national "covenant of law"
The one with whom God made a universal "covenant of stability"
Term used to describe the kind of inspiration used to compose the Bible. It means that the Holy Spirit employed the personalities, experiences, and intentions of the human authors to communicate His truth.
Term used to describe an erroneous view of biblical inspiration. It would mean, as some people believe incorrectly, simply that the Holy Spirit motivated the biblical writers to say lofty religious things.
Term used to describe one of the tendencies that people exhibit when comparing the OT to the NT and making epochal adjustments. This tendency stresses the differences between the OT era and our own day. If the NT does not mention it, we do not need to apply it.
Son of Noah chosen to continue the family line
The more powerful party of a covenant, the one to whom it was necessary to submit
Occurring at the same point in time
The weaker party of a covenant, the one who had to submit to the suzerain