Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Dominic Crossan
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Part Two?

2. How did people view mustard during the time of Jesus?

3. Who helped Moses lead the Israelites out of the desert?

4. What do Matthew and Luke both agree on in their testaments?

5. What does the Hebrew word Almah mean in English?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the class structure during Roman times?

2. How does the author think the Old Testament was important in the writing of the New Testament?

3. What does the author say are his intentions in this book?

4. What does the author think Jesus meant by "focus not just on personal or individual abuse of power but on such abuse in its systemic [form]."?

5. What does the title "The Trojan Caesar Comes refer to?

6. What were the differences between the Baptists and Jesus' teachings?

7. What did ancient society believe about children that were not accepted by their father?

8. Describe the author's process of research.

9. What did Jesus say to the author in an imaginary dialogue the author wrote as part of an article?

10. In One Like a Son of Man what does the author say the original biblical text suggested was a key component of Jesus' teachings?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why was society so in need of a spiritual leader like Jesus? How did Jesus take advantage of this need?

Essay Topic 2

How did Josephus represent John the Baptist? In what way and why was Josephus's representation of John the Baptist restricted by the government at the time?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following historical figures in Crossan's book and discuss how Crossan represents them in the book and why he represents that person in that manner? Are there people who would argue against Crossan's representation of that person's life?

1. Jesus Christ.

2. John the Baptist.

3. James the Just.

4. Herod Antipas.

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