The Olivet Discourse is a conversation Jesus had with his disciples shortly before his crucifixion. As they sat on the Mount of Olives looking across at the temple, Jesus explained many things about the coming destruction of the temple. While Matthew provides the fullest account, this teaching is found in all three synoptic gospels.
The Hebrew word hesed is an important word in the Old Testament. If you picture this word hesed as a recipe, it would have three ingredients.
Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek verb for to believe, pisteuó
Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek word for apostle, apostolos
Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek verb: to save, sōzō
Watch for these things when you’re making an analytical outline.
The Essenes are the third major “philosophical school” identified by Josephus. Little is know about them with certainty.
The Zealots were a revolutionary movement that arose in response to Jewish oppression by the Roman empire (but they were not the only revolutionary movement).
The Sadducees were linked with the high priesthood and power. The party grew out of the aristocratic Sanhedrin.
Just as it’s helpful to know something about the culture and history of Jane Austin before you read Pride and Prejudice, it’s helpful to know the culture and history of each book of the Bible. These resources will give you the big picture.