. Briefly summarize the formation of the New Testament canon. Why did the early church decide that it needed a Scripture comparable to the Hebrew Bible? Discuss the role events such as the Jewish revolt and the proposals of Marcion in this process.
2. Describe the concepts or beliefs common to most groups of first-century Judaisms. How was the ideal of Jewish monotheism related to Torah practice and the Temple cult?
3. After the Romans conquered Palestine, what role did Herod and his successors play in Jewish history? Describe the functions of Roman governors such as Pontius Pilate.
4. Define the term philosophy, and summarize Plato’s teaching about the immortality of the soul and eternal spirit world.
reference: Harris, S. L. (2015). The New Testament: A student’s Introduction (8th ed.). Mcgraw- Hill Publishing.