Is it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?
No, they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.
REL 107: midterm examination
The midterm exam will consist of the following:
- terms (30%): identify 10 of 12 terms for which a brief description will be given (a list of all the terms will be provided)
- 6 passage identifications (30%): identify the book of the Bible from which a passage is quoted
- short-answer questions (40%): you may be given some options from which to choose (more details the better; focus on being able to discuss the main issues covered so far)
- Materials covered from through week 7 (focus on significant issues, especially as presented and discussed in class)
- review the focus texts (bolded)
- Brown chs. 1–14
- highlighted terms on R-drive
- books of the Protestant Bible in order and spelled correctly
Questions you should be ready to answer:
N.B.: Focus on mastering the content, characteristic features, and (theological) themes of each Gospel (e.g., a general awareness of the issues regarding authorship and the date and place of writing will suffice).
- major literary forms/genres
- Greco-Roman world
- Judaisms: be able to compare Pharisees, Sadducees & Essenes; concept of Messiah
- oral tradition and "biography"
- Synoptic Gospels; 2-source hypothesis (= Mark-Q hypothesis); Griesbach Hypothesis; Farrer Theory
- distinctive features and (theological) tendencies of each Synoptic Gospel: be able to compare
- Gospel According to John, 1–3 John