Glossary for Lessons 1-4

Important terms for lessosn 1-4


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Aaron

Brother of Moses. His family was selected to serve in the specialized office of priest.

Abraham

The one with whom God made a national "covenant of promise"

Accommodate

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.

Adam

The one with whom God made a universal "covenant of foundations"

Canon

In theology, it means authoritative standard.

Covenant

In the Bible, this is an agreement between God and His people, in which God makes certain promises and establishes certain requirements.

David

The one with whom God made a national "covenant of kingship"

Developmental

Term used to describe one of the tendencies that people exhibit when comparing the OT to the NT and making epochal adjustments. This tendency looks at both the continuity and the changes between the OT and the NT. The whole OT is relevant, but must be applied in the light of the NT.

Diachronic

Occurring across a period of time

Eden

Name of garden meaning "pleasant"

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