scrutiny (Lat. scrutinium). A term applied to the formal testing of *catechumens before their Baptism in the early Church. The 1972 RC Order for Adult Baptism includes three ‘scrutinies’ of catechumens; these comprise a homily, prayers, and laying on of hands, and take place after the *Gospel at
CONSIDER<kon-sid’-er>: In the New Testament the force of the word is brought out most vividly in Matthew 6:26 ([καταμανθάνω, katamanthano]), where it means to “examine closely,” as though the observer had to bend down for this purpose, and in Luke 12:27; Hebrews 10:24 (katanoeo, to “observe
scrutiny (scrutinium). An examination of those who were about to receive baptism as to their faith and dispositions. They were taught the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer, exorcised, &c., during those scrutinies. The days appointed for the different scrutinies varied in different places. At Rome the Creed
College-entrance examinationtest given by many colleges and universities, usually to high school students, as a requirement for admission; normally covers language ability, mathematics, reading, and science; some nations have identical tests for all students that determine level of higher education
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
SELF-EXAMINATION.—‘Our conclusion, then, is that the state of mind which is now most naturally expressed by the unspoken questions, Have I been what I should be? Shall I be what I should be, in doing so and so? is that in which all moral progress originates’ (T. H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, p. 337).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CONSIDER,kon-sidʹēr: In the NT the force of the word is brought out most vividly in Mt 6:26 (καταμανθάνω,katamanthánō), where it means to “examine closely,” as though the observer had to bend down for this purpose, and in Lk 12:27; He 10:24 (katanoéō, to “observe well”), while in He 13:7 the anatheōréō,