Read Chapter 5 of Magdalene’s Lost Legacy (The Spirit and the Law, pages66-83). Copy and paste the questions below to a new e-mail, answer them,then send to the Abbey Councilwith the following subject line: MLL 5 from ____________ (your magikal name).

1. Why were some writings not accepted as “canonical”?

2. Did any of the gospel writers, as far as we know, actually know Jesusin person?

3. What two individuals wrote the earliest canonical texts?

4. What are the synoptic gospels?

5. T/F King Herod was revered by the Jews.

6. Name some of the religious factions in Jesus’ time (at least 4 are listed).

7. One issue of great concern to the later followers of Jesus was how to____________ his more _______ ___________ and ____________ recorded in theGospels with Jewish law as stated in the _________.

8. How do you reconcile these supposed differences? Give a brief descriptionof your personal opinion here.

9. T/F Jesus was in favor of the repression of women.

10. What cluster of numbers in gematria refer to the law?

11. What is the number on which references to Satan, Beelzebub, evil, thedragon, and Hell are built?

12. What type of covenant did Jesus preach?

13. T/F Jesus did not repudiate the entire law of Moses.

Essay: Do you believe Paul preached the teachings of Jesus, or his own mixtureof beliefs? Why or why not? Explain briefly.

Questions by Deborah Diakonissa