STUDY GUIDE FOR ADDITIONAL READING ASSIGNMENT 3
John Gresham Machen, The Literature and History of New Testament Times, chapters 27-39, pages 145-215.
Answer the following review questions:
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?
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.
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?
30.1 What does tradition say about the following information regarding the Gospel of John?
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?
31.1 Does Machen think that there are contradictions between the synoptic gospels and John?
32.1 What was the purpose of the Epistle of James?
32.3 The Epistle of James teaches that true faith leads to ______.
33.1 According to Machen, who was the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews?
34.1 What is the key theme of 1 Peter?
35.1 What is the key purpose of 2 Peter and Jude?
36.1 The Epistles of John warn about what false doctrine?
36.2 What is the teaching of "Docetism"?
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?
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?
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.?