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Bible Dictionary Project 2 Mary E. Edwards
Bible 104
05/10/2014
Dr. Tom Davis
Liberty University

The book of Romans
The book of Romans was written by the apostle Paul. The readers of Romans know this because he identifies himself as “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ.” The literary genre of Romans is epistle. Paul is writing a letter to the Christians of churches in Rome. Many believe that Paul wrote Romans around the year of 57 A.D. They believe this because Romans were written towards the end of Paul’s third missionary journey and his arrest in Jerusalem. Paul wrote this letter to the churches in Rome in order to prepare them for his ministry there. He must have met many of them through his travels and missions in the past because he names some of them. He wanted to present the elements of true Christian living and the great righteousness of God. Paul’s personality shines through the passages in this book. The readers of Romans can get a full idea of how much Paul loves God and his desire for every soul to follow the teachings of Romans. Paul ranks God as the highest of righteousness and refers back to scriptures of new and old testament to prove his teachings. Paul then expands his teaching onto the behaviors that true Christians should abide by. Paul also touches on how Christians can obtain personal growth in righteousness.

The person Judas
Judas Iscariot was the son of Simon Iscariot from the town of Kerioth (Joshua 15:25). Judas is best known for his betrayal to Jesus Christ. Judas was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus and a great example of how Jesus loves and chooses people from many walks of life. Judas was a thief. He would take the coins collected in the community for himself (John 12:6). Jesus knew this and still allowed him to be the disciples’ treasurer; responsible for the group’s money. In John 6:70 Jesus states that he knows what…...

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