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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. When were the apostle Paul's letters written?
2. Which historian claims that Matthew and Peter are the authors of the gospels?
3. Who believes Jesus did not say 82 percent of what is attributed to him in the gospels?
4. How far back do some manuscript fragments date the book of John?
5. Which centuries decided almost unanimously which books to include in the New Testament?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the writings of the apostle Paul corroborate the New Testament accounts?
2. What does the work of Tacitus explain?
3. What is the purpose of the author's intention test?
4. What sparks the author's interest in the case for Christ?
5. When was the nonbiblical manuscript known as 4Q521 written, and in what language was it written?
6. Who makes up the Jesus Seminar?
7. According to the author's witness testimony, why was Jesus reserved about telling the public that he was the Messiah?
8. Who was John Mark and what did he write?
9. How does the author's witness explain inaccuracies found in the New Testament?
10. In what language are the four languages of the secondary manuscripts written that authenticate the reliablity of the gospels?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define Christianity. Given this definition, why is it important for the author to prove or disprove the resurrection of Jesus?
Essay Topic 2
What is an anecdote, and what is its role in nonfiction? Specifically, what is the importance of anecdotes in this story?
Essay Topic 3
What initiated the author's interest in "The Case for Christ"? Discuss his fears and his revelations regarding the matter.
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