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The Greek word biblia, from which the word Bible is

derived, simply means "the books."


1. The Bible is a collection of books. Both Christians and Jews take

their doctrines from these books.

2. These books were written over a period of more than one

thousand years. During that time, numerous authors contributed

their own styles and perspectives.

3. The Old Testament is the longer of the Bible's two sections.

Judaism is based on the Old Testament.

4. According to the Bible, God's revelation to Moses included 10

commandments. Most Western legal codes are founded on the


5. The New Testament has twenty-seven writings completed

during the first century A. D. Christianity derives its teachings

from the New Testament.

6. Its gospels, revelations, and letters were written by many

authors. We get a variety of perspectives on the life and

teachings of Jesus from these authors.


Exercise 54: Review of Adjective Clauses

Combine the following sentences by using which, whose,orthat.

Form adjective clauses from the second sentence in each pair.

Omit or change words and add commas when necessary.


1. The name Christianity was not used during the lifetime of Jesus.

The name Christianity includes all Christian sects.

2. Jesus is the Greek name for Joshua. Joshua means "Jehovah is

salvation" in Hebrew.

3. Christ comes from a Greek word. The Greek word means "messiah"

or "anointed one."

4. Christ was a name. The people of Antioch, Syria, gave the name

to Jesus.

5. The ending -ian was added to Christ. Ian comes from Latin.

6. The name Christian appeared in later portions of the New

Testament. Christian was soon adopted by the followers of


7. Many words in Christianity come from Greek. The Romans used

Greek as the common language of their empire.

8. The great missionary St. Paul wrote in Greek. Saint Paul's thirteen

letters are an important part of the New Testament.


Exercise 55: Review of Adjective Clauses

Combine the following sentences by using who, which, whose, that,orwhen.

Form adjective clauses from the second sentence in each pair.

Omit or change words when necessary and pay close attention to punctuation.

Christianity Today

1. Christianity has three major branches: Roman Catholic,

Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. Christianity has over one

billion followers.

2. The largest group is the Roman Catholic church. The Roman

Catholic church is headed by the pope, the bishop of Rome.

3. The sources of Christianity's three major branches were two

historic movements. The attempts of these movements to make

reforms divided the Roman Catholic church.

4. The first branch, Eastern Orthodox, dates from 1054. The

"great schism" occurred between East and West (Greek and

Latin Christianity) in 1054.

5. Actually, differences had begun centuries before 1054. These

differences centered around authority and control.

6. The second branch developed from a sixteenth-century

movement. The movement is called the Reformation.

7. The Reformation began as a protest against some Roman

Catholic practices. The result of the Reformation was Protestantism.


Exercise 56:

In the following sentences, change the adjective clauses to appositive phrases.

The Koran

Example:The Koran, which is the sacred book of the Muslims, is

viewed as a perfect revelation from God.

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