Glossary for Lessons 1-2
Important terms used in Lessons 1 and 2.
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Brother of Moses. His family was selected to serve in the specialized office of priest.
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.
Name of the Garden where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. It 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.
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.