ESSAY QUESTIONS FOR B415 - NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY II

Please answer each of the following questions in the form of a one page essay and submit them to the Quartz Hill School of Theology for evaluation and grading. Use the Bible and the reading assignments as sources for your answers.


1. Describe the similarities and differences between the Pharisees, Essenes, and Sadducees.

2. Describe the significance of the "mystery" religions for Christian thought.

3. Describe the contributions of Paul to Christian theology and history.

4. Write a brief biography of Jesus.