Important Events in Salvation history
Dates in Salvation History
|Date||Historical Events||Scriptural Events|
( Before the Common Era )
|Time of Abraham||Beginning of oral tradition of Scriptures.|
|1290||Exodus form Egypt||Oral stories of Israel shaped.|
How Scripture Came to Be
Formation of the Oral TraditionWe live in a culture formed and dependent upon written material. This has grown in importance from handwritten texts and legal documents through printed books through the information age.
An ancient nomadic people depended upon oral tradition. Formation of Sacred Scripture, Oral Tradition, and How Scripture came to be
The Canon of Scripture and Salvation
By Frederick P. Pogorzelski, Catholic Catechist
The Bible came out of the Catholic ( Universal ) Church and so does Salvation.
After the death of Christ on the cross, and in the centuries before 419 A.D., there were many, perhaps hundreds of writings, and some forgeries that had to be sorted out and decided upon as to if they were canonical ( canon = rule or official list ) or not. The Canon of Scripture and Salvation. Where we got the Bible.
Making a Covenant
The historical background to the stories of the patriarchs:
The stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob may have come from a collection of legends, some influenced by contact with the Canaanites. These stories were woven together into a single "family epic".
These characters in the legends became, especially in Abraham, the personification of the whole people. Abraham stood for the people who came to acknowledge YHWH as their God. The Historical Background of The Patriarchs and a collection of Legends.
In Brief on Consequences on Interpreting the Bible and the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
"The Authority Having Jurisdiction"
By Frederick Pogorzelski, Licensed Electrician/Catholic Catechist
( A Brief Analogy on Authority Interpreting the Bible and Authority Interpreting the National Electrical Code and Consequences. )
The Magisterium: "This teaching office is not above the word of God but serves it..."
The process of recognizing the written word of God involved a human process of discernment by the Magisterium ( teaching authority ) of the Catholic Church over many centuries of time. Quoting from one of the 16 documents of Vatican 11, Dei Verbum* ( Word of God ) "...but the task of authentically interpreting the Word of God, whether written or handed down, has been entrusted exclusively to the living teaching office of the Church, whose authority is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ." The Written Word of God and The Authority Having Jurisdiction. The Magisterium.