• Salvation

    The restoration of all humanity and all creation by God's action in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.
  • Scribes

    Scholars of the Torah
  • Senses of Scripture

    The multiple meanings of Biblical texts.
  • Shavout

    A Jewish religious holiday marking the wheat harvest in Exodus 34 and the anniversary of the day God have the Torah at Mt Sinai.
  • Source criticism

    Analysis that identifies the oral and written source materials of Biblical texts, especially the Gospels.
  • Synagogue

    A Jewish place of communal prayer and religious instruction.
  • Synoptic Gospels

    The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, which have similarities in content and style when 'looked at together' (from the Greek, synopsis).
  • Synoptic Problem

    The question of how to explain the similarities and differences among the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). The most accepted view is the Gospel of Mark was written first and that the authors of Matthew and Luke drew on it and a hypothetical collection of sayings of Jesus known as Q.