John Gresham Machen, The Literature and History of New Testament Times, chapters 27-39, pages 145-215.

Answer the following review questions:


Chapter 27

27.1 The author asserts that the Gospel of Matthew was originally written in _______.

27.2 According to the author, what was the ultimate purpose of the Gospel of Matthew?

Chapter 28

28.1 Does the Gospel of Mark contain mostly material which is not contained in any other Gospel?

28.2 According to Machen, which Gospel presents the events in more of a chronological order?

28.3 How does the author describe the Gospel of Mark?

28.4 The author states that Mark presented in his Gospel the teachings of ______ about the life of Christ.

Chapter 29

29.1 What is the purpose of the Gospel of Luke?

29.2 Was Luke an eyewitness of the life of Christ?

29.3 According to Machen, what is the key meaning of the story of the Prodigal Son?

Chapter 30

30.1 What does tradition say about the following information regarding the Gospel of John?

a. author

b. place of writing

c. time of writing in relation to the other Gospels

30.2 Was John an eyewitness of the life of Jesus?

Chapter 31

31.1 Does Machen think that there are contradictions between the synoptic gospels and John?

Chapter 32

32.1 What was the purpose of the Epistle of James?

32.3 The Epistle of James teaches that true faith leads to ______.

Chapter 33

33.1 According to Machen, who was the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews?

Chapter 34

34.1 What is the key theme of 1 Peter?

Chapter 35

35.1 What is the key purpose of 2 Peter and Jude?

Chapter 36

36.1 The Epistles of John warn about what false doctrine?

36.2 What is the teaching of "Docetism"?

Chapter 37

37.1 Does Machen think that the Apocalypse was written by a different John than the Gospel?

37.2 Which two Old Testament books influenced the imagery of the Apocalypse?

Chapter 38

38.1 Describe the four views of the interpretation of the Apocalypse.

38.2 What is the author's view of the interpretation of the Apocalypse?

38.3 How does Machen interpret the 1,000 years of Revelation 20?

Chapter 39

39.1 What roman emperor was thought to have started a fire in Rome in A.D. 64, then blamed the Christians for it?

39.2 What important event occurred in 70 A.D.?

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