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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What Philistine woman lured Samson to ruin?
2. What church has made Pilate's wife a saint?
3. From how many demons did Jesus heal Mary Magdalene?
4. Why did Martha become upset with her sister Mary while Jesus visited their home?
5. What were the names of Elkanah's two wives?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the concept of polygamy in the Old Testament using at least three of the following men and their wives as examples: Lamech, Jacob, Elkanah, King David, and King Solomon. How did the practice of polygamy affect women? How did the practice of polygamy affect children and their ability to inherit? In what ways was polygamy a metaphor for idolatry? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the role of women in the early church. Were women allowed to preach or teach, or was their role a supportive one? Were women in the New Testament allowed a greater leadership role than women during the Old Testament era were? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast at least three of the following mothers: Hannah, Rebekah, Elisabeth, Mary the mother of Christ, and Herodias. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
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