The Case for Christ Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lee Strobel
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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. Which elements are to blame for inconsistencies in the gospels, according to Blomberg?

2. Who is credited with the most important reference to Jesus outside of the New Testament?

3. What historic figure, other than Jesus, was said to have raised people from the dead?

4. What is the Q source?

5. How does the Chicago crime leader in the author's example get a not-guilty verdict in court?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the author's intention test?

2. What is the Q source?

3. Why are stories about Apollonius raising the dead looked upon as legend while the same types of stories about Jesus are viewed as truth?

4. According to the author's witness testimony, why was Jesus reserved about telling the public that he was the Messiah?

5. Why is the work of Tacitus important to the case for Christ?

6. What is the importance of "The Antiquities" to the case for Christ?

7. What does the work of Tacitus explain?

8. What is the goal of the Jesus Seminar?

9. What is the transfiguration of Christ?

10. In what language are the four languages of the secondary manuscripts written that authenticate the reliablity of the gospels?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the importance of the historian Tacticus to Strobel's investigation into the case for Christ.

Essay Topic 2

What does the tone of "The Case for Christ" say about the author? Support your answers and include the definition of tone in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the promises and challenges of translations of ancient literature. How does the author justify the translations of the Bible?

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