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´╗┐Title: A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible - Second Edition
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A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE BIBLE

[SECOND EDITION]

BY

FRANK NELSON PALMER

Instructor of English Bible, Winona Schools, 1903-1911

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

REV. J. WILBUR CHAPMAN, D.D.

(To First Edition)

CINCINNATI
MONFORT & COMPANY
1914

Copyright, 1914, by FRANK N. PALMER



TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                               PAGE
INTRODUCTION                                      7

PREFACE TO THE SERIES                             8

PREFACE TO THE BOOK                              10

CHART OF THE SIXTY-SIX BOOKS OF THE BIBLE        13

THE KINGDOM FORESHADOWED                         17

THE KINGDOM FORMING                              29

THE KINGDOM CONQUERING                           39

THE KINGDOM UNDIVIDED AND THE KINGDOM DIVIDED--
   The Historical Books                          47
   The Poetical Books                            55
   The Prophetical Books                         65

THE KINGDOM IN CAPTIVITY                         73

THE KINGDOM RESTORED                             79

THE KINGDOM'S TRUE KING                          89

THE KINGDOM CONQUERING THE WORLD                 97
   The Acts                                      98
   The Pauline Epistles                         103
   The General Epistles                         111

THE KINGDOM TRIUMPHANT                          117



INTRODUCTION

TO FIRST EDITION


The Bible is a Lamp to our feet and a light to our pathway. To know it
thoroughly is to be kept from stumbling, and to walk in the light is
fellowship with Him who is the heart of the Book.

The Bible is a Rock; to be familiar with its pages is to be established
in character, in hope and in faith, and while we may sometimes tremble,
the rock is immovable. The Bible is the true water of life. Mr. Moody
used to say that it comes down from on high and rises again in mighty
power to the throne on the principle that water seeks its own level. To
know the Bible is, therefore, to live a heavenly life and to be filled
with all the fullness of the spirit of Christ.

The author of this text book knows his Bible thoroughly and he has the
God-given ability of making it plain to others. What is here presented
he has worked out in the class room and in his own rich Christian
experience. I count it a privilege to write this line of introduction.
The members of the Young People's Societies in the churches, Christian
Associations, Bible study classes and Christian workers generally will
find it most helpful. A busy business man by means of it could think his
way through much of God's Word. It is a timely presentation of a great
subject. I am sure that God will bless it richly to all who attempt to
study it.

J. WILBUR CHAPMAN.



PREFACE TO THE SERIES

       *       *       *       *       *

SEARCH Series of Bible Study Text Books

       *       *       *       *       *

_"Be Ye Explorers of the Writings."_--JOHN 5:39

       *       *       *       *       *

Teachers of the Scriptures are issuing many valuable aids to Bible
study. This series of text books is based upon the "Search" idea. We
believe this idea is fundamental. It is commended to the student public
for the following reasons:

_It is the Divine Method._

"_Seek_ ye out of the book of Jehovah" is the God-given command in
Isaiah 34:16 "Search ye the Scriptures" is the command of the God-man in
John 5:39. The God who wrote the Book and the God who knows man will
prescribe the best method by which man shall become acquainted with the
Book.

_It is the Pedagogic Method._

"What seest thou?" One basic pedagogic principle is to train the pupil's
physical and mental eyes to see things for himself. The first and
largest gate to knowledge is the _eye_ gate.

_It is the Scientific Method._

The scientist searches for facts. He hunts for facts in the stars, in
the rocks, in the plants, in the animals. From these facts he deduces
principles. "What saith the Scriptures?"

_It is the Interesting Method._

The search of the hunter, the explorer, the experimenter, the excavator,
the student, is a joyous labor. Every sense is alert There is no
drudgery, no fatigue. The "eureka" stirs a song of gladness. There is
much joy in bearing this testimony: "I have found Micah 6:8, or Isaiah
12, or Jeremiah 45:5, or Philippians 4:19," etc.

Now this is a Workable Method. The teacher can apply it. Give every
pupil a certain definite Search task. The teacher can adapt it to every
age, and to every degree of Biblical knowledge. This series of text
books will suggest plans of applying this basic method of Bible study in
becoming acquainted with the rich contents of the verses, the chapters,
the books of this most practical Word of God.



PREFACE TO THE BOOK


1. THE PURPOSE

This book is designed to be used in Bible Study Classes in churches, in
communities, in academies, in colleges. The author has endeavored to
furnish a text book of outlines and questions that shall unfold the
general contents of the Word of God. Its primary aim is to impart a
swift and comprehensive acquaintanceship with the material of the books
of the Bible.

2. THE CHARACTER OF THE WORK

It is not an exhaustive study. From its aim it could not be such. Some
of the sixty-six books are passed over in brief space, and some (chiefly
in the prophecies and epistles) are omitted altogether. It is a surface
study. The title so suggests. It does not enter into the deeper things.
It simply aims to lay bare the surface facts. It is expressly designed
to serve as a foundation for later detailed searching of the Word. It is
flexible. The teacher can add or subtract as time or local conditions
demand, and is earnestly exhorted so to do. One book may be omitted and
another added at the teacher's discretion. A part of the questions may
be omitted, or additional ones inserted. The outlines may be enlarged or
diminished or changed to suit the needs of the class according to the
teacher's personal judgment.

3. REQUISITES FOR STUDY

Let each scholar be provided with a cheap tablet, a well-bound blank
book of two hundred pages, a small Bible Dictionary of recognized
merit, and a copy of the American Revised Version of the Bible.
(Standard Edition of Nelson & Sons, 1901, bourgeois 8vo, is good.) The
teacher should provide for reference, to which the pupils should have
constant access, a copy of the Rand-McNally Bible Atlas, by J.L.
Hurlbut, D.D., a copy of Young's Complete Analytical Concordance, and a
copy of a large and complete Bible Dictionary.

4. SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS

To secure the best results the following plan, tested by experience, is
suggested: Let the assigned lesson be wrought out and recorded by the
pupil in the cheap tablet. At the next recitation let this recorded
lesson be read and corrected. At the following recitation this lesson
first assigned and corrected is to be recited from memory. So at each
recitation the following will be the general order: (1) The assigning of
the advance lesson. (2) The reading and correction of the lesson
assigned at the previous recitation. (3) The reciting from memory of the
lesson corrected at the previous recitation.

The work as soon as corrected is to be recorded by the scholar in the
blank book according to a simple set of rules. The following rules have
been used with good results:

DIRECTIONS FOR BIBLE BOOKS

1. Record each lesson the evening after its correction. (Commit the
work, as you record, for recital.)

2. Begin each large division at the top of the page.

3. Capitalize and underline all headings.

4. Leave a vacant line between small divisions.

5. Where questions are used, record both questions and answers.

6. The books will be graded substantially as follows:

Correctness of record, 35. (Includes spelling and grammar.)

Fullness of record, 35.

Neatness and care, 10.

Mechanical accuracy, 10.

Originality, 10.

It would be well to place a printed copy of these rules in the hands of
each student, to be pasted in the front of the blank book. These blank
books should be examined and graded every four or six weeks and should
constitute at least a third of the student's grade. The recording of the
work in the blank books may be omitted in the community or church
classes, at the option of the teacher. But the record of the work by
pencil in a cheap tablet _should be insisted upon as absolutely
necessary for the best results_. In the academy and college classes the
painstaking record in ink has been found by experience to be a most
valuable portion of the study.

Let the teacher review constantly. Drill the students, singly and
collectively, in the recitation material. Emphasize the avoidance of
mechanical study. Secure as much consecutive reading of the Word as
possible. Feed upon rich truths. Make practical and personal
applications of the Word. "All Scripture is profitable."



CHART OF THE SIXTY-SIX BOOKS OF THE BIBLE



INTRODUCTORY LESSON. CHART OF THE SIXTY-SIX BOOKS

+--------------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+
|              |     I      |     II      |    III    |      IV       |      V       |
|NAMES OF      |THE KINGDOM | THE KINGDOM |THE KINGDOM| THE KINGDOM   | THE KINGDOM  |
|DIVISIONS     |FORESHADOWED|  FORMING    |CONQUERING |  UNDIVIDED    |  DIVIDED     |
+--------------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+
|Beginning and | 4004-1689  | 1571-1451   | 1451-1095 | 1095-975      | 975-606 B.C. |
|Ending Dates  |    B.C.    |    B.C.     |    B.C.   |    B.C.       |              |
+--------------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+
|Names of Books|Genesis     |Exodus       |Joshua     |I and II Samuel|I and II Kings|
|              |   ----     |Numbers      |Judges     |I Chronicles   |II Chronicles |
|              |Job         |   ----      |   ----    |    ----       +--------------+
|              |            |Leviticus    |Ruth       |Psalms         |    ISRAEL    |
|              |            |Deuteronomy  |           |Song of Solomon|   975-721    |
|              |            |             |           |Proverbs       +--------------+
|              |            | (Read Psalms|           |Ecclesiastes   |Jonah         |
|              |            | 8, 90,      |           |               |Amos          |
|              |            | 105-107)    |           |               |Hosea         |
|              |            |             |           |               +--------------+
|              |            |             |           |               |    JUDAH     |
|              |            |             |           |               |   975-606    |
|              |            |             |           |               +--------------+
|              |            |             |           |               |Joel          |
|              |            |             |           |               |Isaiah        |
|              |            |             |           |               |Micah         |
|              |            |             |           |               |Nahum         |
|              |            |             |           |               |Zephaniah     |
|              |            |             |           |               |Habakkuk      |
|              |            |             |           |               |              |
|              |            |             |           |               |              |
+--------------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+
|NUMBER OF     |            |             |           |               |              |
|BOOKS         |      2     |      4      |     8     |      7        |      12      |
+--------------+------------+-------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+

+--------------+------------+-----------+-------------+----------------+-----------+
|              |     VI     |    VII    |     VIII    |       IX       |     X     |
| NAMES OF     |THE KINGDOM |THE KINGDOM|THE KINGDOM'S|  THE KINGDOM   |THE KINGDOM|
| DIVISIONS    |IN CAPTIVITY|  RESTORED | TRUE KING   |  CONQUERING    | TRIUMPHANT|
|              |            |           |             |   THE WORLD    |           |
+--------------+------------+-----------+-------------+----------------+-----------+
|Beginning and | 606-536    | 536-420   | 4 B.C.-29   |    29 A.D.     |           |
|Ending Dates  |   B.C.     |   B.C.    |    A.D.     |                |           |
+--------------+------------+-----------+-------------+----------------+-----------+
|Names of Books|Daniel      |Ezra       |Matthew      |Acts            |Revelation |
|              |Esther      |Nehemiah   |Mark         |    ----        |           |
|              |   ----     |   ----    |Luke         |I Thessalonians |           |
|              |Jeremiah    |Haggai     |John         |II Thessalonians|           |
|              |Lamentations|Zechariah  |             |Galatians       |           |
|              |Obadiah     |Malachi    |             |I Corinthians   |           |
|              |Ezekiel     |           |             |Romans          |           |
|              |            |           |             |II Corinthians  |           |
|              | (Read Ps.  |           |             |Philemon        |           |
|              |  137)      |           |             |Ephesians       |           |
|              |            |           |             |Philippians     |           |
|              |            |           |             |Colossians      |           |
|              |            |           |             |Hebrews         |           |
|              |            |           |             |I Timothy       |           |
|              |            |           |             |Titus           |           |
|              |            |           |             |II Timothy      |           |
|              |            |           |             |James           |           |
|              |            |           |             |I Peter         |           |
|              |            |           |             |II Peter        |           |
|              |            |           |             |Jude            |           |
|              |            |           |             |I John          |           |
|              |            |           |             |II John         |           |
|              |            |           |             |III John        |           |
+--------------+------------+-----------+-------------+----------------+-----------+
|NUMBER OF     |            |           |             |                |           |
|BOOKS         |          6 |          5|           4 |         22     |          1|
+--------------+------------+-----------+-------------+----------------+-----------+


NOTES ON THE CHART

1. The sixty-six books are divided into ten groups, according to their
relation to the Kingdom. In this connection the word Kingdom is not used
in any restricted or technical sense. It is used to designate the
Kingdom of God instituted to redeem the race from sin, under whatever
form manifested.

2. Several of the books are not located in their exact places. Esther is
located in Division Six because it is Captivity narrative. The Kings and
Chronicles technically overlap two divisions. Lamentations and Jeremiah
chronologically belong to the preceding division, but are placed among
the books of the Captivity because their wails betoken that event.

3. The books in each division are arranged in chronological order. In
Division Nine the fourteen epistles of Paul are placed first, in the
order of their composition, then the seven general epistles in the order
of their writing.

4. Where the books of a division are separated into two groups by a
dash, those above the dash are historical, those beneath the dash are
biographical, or poetical, or legal, or prophetical, or epistolary.

5. The teacher may exercise his own judgment in requiring the committal
of this chart at the start, or part by part as the study proceeds.



I

THE KINGDOM FORESHADOWED

Genesis      Page

Job          Page


NOTES

1. Use full page in blank book, copying as above.

2. Place number of page on which above studies begin in blank book. This
serves as index.


OUTLINE FOR STUDY OF HISTORICAL BOOKS

1. Pictorial Device.

2. Kind of Literature.

3. Meaning of Name.

4. Author.

5. Beginning and Ending Dates.

6. Outline of Contents.

7. Key Verse.

8. Leading Thought.

9. Leading Phrases and Verses.

10. Leading Chapters with Names.

11. Leading Characters.

12. Leading Lessons.

13. What of Christ:

(a) Symbol.

(b) Type.

(c) Analogy.

(d) Prophecy.

14. Questions.

15. Items of Special Interest.

16. Individual Finds.


NOTES ON HISTORICAL OUTLINE AND ITS USE

Most of the books in the first four divisions will be studied with this
outline as a basis. In the pursuance of these lessons the numbers left
vacant in the outline are to be wrought out by the pupils. In recording
the work in the blank book the first page is to be given to the
pictorial device. One of these will be printed in its appropriate place.
Let students prepare the others. Urge the pupils to use originality of
thought and pen in producing them. The aim of the device is to impress
by a simple picture the contents of the book as a whole. Under No. 2 the
kind of literature may be described, as history, law, discourse,
biography, etc. Secure answers to Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 in Bible Dictionary.
As a rule, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 will be given. Under No. 10 part of the
chapters will be named, and part are to be read and named by the pupils.
After the pupils present the names of these chapters in class, one must
be agreed upon, so that the names will be uniform. When the names of
chapters are given in the outline, require the pupils to glance over the
chapters and verify them. Under No. 13 the foreshadowed facts of Christ
are given, so as to manifest Him as the living center of the Book. Only
the leading ones are selected. The teacher or pupil may add others. For
convenience sake they are classified as follows: (a) Symbol; (b) Type;
(c) Analogy; (d) Prophecy. Though the words symbol and type are not
technically distinct, we have agreed to use the word _symbol_ to
designate an _object_ or _animal_ that prefigures Christ, as "star" or
"lamb," and the word _type_ to designate a _person_ that prefigures
Christ, as Melchizedek or Moses. We have also agreed to limit the
symbols and types to those directly or indirectly mentioned in the New
Testament. By analogy we mean a person who, though widely differing from
Christ in many particulars, bears some one resemblance to Him in quality
or deed. These analogies are not mentioned in the New Testament. The
word _prophecy_ in the outline is confined, then, to _facts_ foretold
regarding Christ. Under No. 15 let the teacher call for five or ten
(suit the number to conditions) items of peculiar interest, touching the
literary form, events, facts, teachings, etc. This topic is in accord
with the first article of the Creed recorded on the opening page of the
book. Under No. 16 let the teacher assign at least one chapter rich in
contents for individual search upon the part of the pupils. Let the
pupils record and number their individual finds. This in accord with the
fifth article of the Creed. The purpose is to cultivate the "seeing eye"
and to develop originality in Bible research.



GENESIS

I. _Pictorial Device._

                      _____
                  ,-'| GOD |'-.
               ,-'  , ----- .  '-.
            ,-'   ,'   / \   '.   '-.
         ,-'    ,'    /   \    '.    '-.
      ,-'     ,'     /     \     '.     '-.
   ,-'      ,'      /       \      '.      '-.
,-'       ,'       /         \       '.       '-.
+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+
|2 |     |6 |     |12|     |21|     |25|     |37|
+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+
|A |     |N |     |A |     |I |     |J |     |J |
|D |     |O |     |B |     |S |     |A |     |O |
|A |     |A |     |R |     |A |     |C |     |S |
|M |     |H |     |A |     |A |     |O |     |E |
|  |     |  |     |H |     |C |     |B |     |P |
|  |     |  |     |A |     |  |     |  |     |H |
|  |     |  |     |M |     |  |     |  |     |  |
+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+-----+--+
|                   BEGINNINGS                  |
+-----------------------------------------------+
|                      GOD                      |
+-----------------------------------------------+


NOTE.--In order to make the work and the method of recording it as clear
as possible, the outline study of Genesis is printed in full, except the
answers to the questions.

II. _Kind of Literature:_ History.

III. _Meaning of Name:_ Beginning.

IV. _Author:_ Moses.

V. _Beginning and Ending Dates:_ 4004 B.C. to 1689 B.C., making 2315
years.

VI. _Outline of Contents:_

1. 1 to 11. God's Dealings with the Human Race.

2. 12 to 50. God's Dealings with the Chosen Race.

VII. _Key Verse:_ 1:1 in part: "In the beginning God--"

VIII. _Leading Thought:_ God before all and in all and over all.

IX. _Leading Phrases and Verses:_

4:9--"Am I my brother's keeper?"

15:1--"Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great
reward."

18:4--"Is anything too hard for Jehovah?"

X. _Leading Chapters with Names:_

1. The Six Days of Creation.

3. The Temptation, the Fall and the Promise.

4. Cain and Abel.

6 to 8. The Flood.

11. Babel.

12. Abraham.

22. The Sacrifice of Isaac.

23. The Wrestling of Jacob.

37. Joseph.

49. The Blessings of Jacob.

XI. _Leading Characters._ See Device.

XII. _Leading Lessons:_

1. God's Intimate Acquaintanceship with Man.

2. The Wide Influence of One Person. (Let teacher and scholar illustrate
these.)

XIII. _What of Christ:_

(a) Symbol: (The blood of Abel. Heb. 12:24.)

(b) Type: Adam. Rom. 5:14.

Melchizedek. Heb. 6:20.

(c) Analogy: Noah. Joseph.

(d) Prophecy: 3:15: "I will put enmity between thee and the woman and
between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shall
bruise his heel."

12:3: "In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed." See
Matt. 1:1.

49:10: "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff
from between his feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him shall the
obedience of the peoples be."

XIV. _Questions:_

1. Name the first two great institutions established by Jehovah.

2. Name the beginnings recorded in Chapters 3 and 4.

3. Name five facts mentioned about the Garden of Eden.

4. Name God's first recorded words, Satan's, Adam's.

5. Name the curses pronounced upon the serpent, upon the woman, upon the
ground for man's sake.

6. Name the first blacksmith, the first musician, the first piece of
poetry, the first city, the first and second tithers.

7. Give ages of Adam, Methuselah, Noah, Abraham, Joseph.

8. Name the cause of the flood and the number of people saved.

9. Name the three sons of Noah and the prophecies regarding the
descendants of each.

10. Why did the people build the Tower of Babel?

11. Name the seven promises made to Abraham in Chapter 15.

12. By what quality was Abraham saved? 15:6. See Gal. 3:8.

13. Who was Melchizedek? Hagar? Ishmael?

14. Name the wife and sons of Isaac.

15. In what two ways did Jacob mistreat Esau?

16. How long did Jacob serve for his wives and cattle?

17. Fill out the following diagram of Jacob's wives, concubines and
children. See 35:23.

+---------+---------+---------+---------+
|         |         |         |         |
+---------+---------+---------+---------+
|         |         |         |         |
|         |         |         |         |
|         |         |         |         |
|         |         |         |         |
+---------+---------+---------+---------+


18. Give origin, meaning and location of Mizpah.

19. Give the two chief reasons for the elevation of Joseph.

20. Name the dreams interpreted by Joseph.

21. Locate and give the substance of Judah's plea.

22. How many of the house of Jacob went down into Egypt?

NOTES ON THE QUESTIONS

These questions must needs be few in number. If the time permits, let
the teacher add others. They are designed to be mere surface questions,
to secure acquaintanceship with a few of the great facts. In assigning
the questions on each book of the Bible let the teacher go over them
with the class, seeking their knowledge (or imparting it) as to the
chapters in which the answers may be found. If the class has the time
and desires a more thorough acquaintance with each book, let each member
prepare two "large" questions on each chapter, or upon as many chapters
as they desire. The following questions on Chapter 1 will serve as
examples: (1) Name the seven purposes of the lights. (2) State the
number of times the word God occurs.

XV. _Items of Special Interest:_

1. The symmetry of the paragraphs in the record of the six creative days
in Chapter 1.

2. God's notice of the human countenance. 4:6.

3. The first piece of recorded poetry is degenerating, bloody. 4:23, 24.

4. The word for "rooms," 6:14, in the margin is "nests"--a primitive
description.

5. The richness of the historical prophecy in 9:27.

XVI. _Individual Finds:_

Chapters 10, or 23, or 37, or all. Or each of these three chapters could
be assigned to a third of the class.



JOB


SECTION I. INTRODUCTION

From personal knowledge and reading, from perusal of articles in Bible
helps and dictionaries, write out in your own language a
two-hundred-word description of the book as a whole, its purpose, its
nature, etc.

SECTION II. NARRATIVES

(To be memorized and told, with care in regard to all details.)

1. Description of Job and His Household. Chapter 1.

2. First Interview between Jehovah and Satan. 1.

3. First Test and Result. 1.

4. Second Interview between Jehovah and Satan. 2.

5. Second Test and Result. 2.

6. The Three Friends. 2.

SECTION III. GEOGRAPHY

Locate by chapter and verse, naming the thought, or fact, or person
connected therewith, the following geographical terms: Uz, Sabeans,
Chaldeans, Temanite, Shuhite, Naamathite, Buzite, Tema, Sheba, Ophir,
Rahab, Ethiopia. (Locate chapter and verse by reference to concordance.)
(Make record in blank book on same page as map.)

Draw full-page map, locating each place as far as known.

SECTION IV. NATURE OF JOB'S DISEASE

Write out the descriptions as narrated in the following verses: 7:5;
13:28; 19:20; 30:17, 18, 30. Describe in your own words the
characteristics of the disease as noted in these verses. Give name of
disease, as agreed upon by interpreters.

SECTION V. SPEAKERS AND SPEECHES

In order to secure a skeleton idea of the book write out the names of
the speakers in consecutive order and the chapters containing the
speeches. Space in each line could be reserved to fill in at a later
study the general thought of each speech. At the close make any
observations regarding the number and order of speeches. The following
is a sample of the first four speeches:

_Historical Introduction. Chapters I and 2_

1. Job. Chapter 3.

2. Eliphaz. Chapters 4 and 5.

3. Job. Chapters 6 and 7.

4. Bildad. Chapter 8.

SECTION VI. THE ARGUMENT

Analyze the argument of Chapters 3 and 4. The following is a sample:

_Job's First Speech. Chapter 3_

1. A curse upon the day of his birth. Verses 1-10.

2. He questions why he should not have died at birth. Verses 11-19.

SECTION VII. THE CONCLUSION

Give narrative, with details, as recorded in Chapter 42:7-17.

SECTION VIII. QUESTIONS

1. Name three general lessons taught in the book about suffering.

2. What two things did Job do at the close of the speeches?

3. How did Job's condition after the test compare with that previous to
the test?

4. Name eight facts regarding Satan gleaned from Chapters 1 and 2.

5. Locate and commit Job's two sublime statements of faith. (See
Chapters 13 and 19.)

6. Name five kinds of people that Job helped. 29:12-16.

7. Name six classes of people who spurned him in his trouble. 19:13-19.

8. What two general statements about man does Job make? 14:1.

9. Select any six phrases that serve to indicate the life and customs of
Job's time.

10. What writers of the Bible refer to Job and what is their estimate?

11. Read Chapter 38 and write out your impressions of it in concise
statements, using fifty words.

12. Give three general reasons why the narrative of Job is to be
received as an historical fact.



II

THE KINGDOM FORMING

Exodus         Page

Leviticus      Page

Deuteronomy    Page



EXODUS

I. _Pictorial Device._

Originate one, or omit.

II.

III.

IV.

V. 1706 B.C. to 1490 B.C., making 216 years.

VI. 1. 1 to 18. Israel Delivered.

2. 19 to 34. Israel Taught at Mount Sinai.

3. 35 to 40. Israel Prepared for Worship.

VII. Chapter 20.2.

VIII. God Delivering a Nation.

IX. 12:13: "And when I see the blood I will pass over you."

15:11.

X. 1. Bondage.

2.

3. Burning Bush.

7-11.

12.

14. Red Sea.

15.

16. Manna.

20.

25 and 35. The Tabernacle.

32.

XI. Select five.

XII. 1. God gives deliverance to the oppressed.

2. God assumes authority over the actions of men.

3. God desires to dwell in the midst of His people.

XIII. (a) Symbol: 1. Passover Lamb. 1 Cor. 5:7. Note three or four
likenesses between the lamb and Christ.

2. Manna. John 6:35.

3. Rock. I Cor. 10:4.

4. Tabernacle. Hebrews 9:11. John 1:14, marginal reading.

(b) Type. None.

(c) Analogy. None.

(d) Prophecy. None.

NOTES AND SUGGESTIONS

Under No. 5 fail not to compare length of time covered by different
books. Under No. 7 ask pupils to show the appropriateness. Under No. 9
teacher may require committal of location or not, as is deemed
advisable. Under No. 12 show the truth of these universal lessons
through the march of history. Under No. 13 copy the references, be able
to explain their meaning, and to show the likeness between the symbol,
the type, and Christ. In copying this outline work the pupil may or may
not omit the names of the fourteen topics, according to the teacher's
judgment. For the inspection of friends it would be preferable to have
the words of these topics repeated with each outline, as in Genesis. As
an aid to concert recitation let the teacher place the topics of the
outline upon the blackboard and repeat names and answers together.

XIV. _Questions._

1. In what ways had Moses acted as a deliverer in Chapter 2?

2. How is Moses described in Acts 7 and Hebrews 11?

3. Name the three excuses Moses gave in hesitating to become the
deliverer, and God's reply to each.

4. Fill out the diagram on page 33 regarding the ten plagues.

5. Name four expressed purposes of the plagues. 7:5; 9:14; 9:29; 10:2.

6. State Pharaoh's last three words to Moses.

7. Describe in full the host that went out of Egypt. Note 12:37 and
13:18.

8. Name the things the people of Israel took with them, out of Egypt.

9. Describe manna in full and name three purposes for its giving.

10. Describe in full the tables of stone on which the commandments were
written.

11. Name God's expressed purpose for having the Tabernacle built. See
25:8.

12. Name the various articles that the people were to offer for the
construction of the Tabernacle.

13. Name the men set apart for the oversight of its construction and
their qualifications.

14. Why are the details of construction recorded twice?

15. Record three leading lessons from the sin of worshiping the Golden
Calf.

16. After this heinous sin, who came over to the Lord's side in response
to Moses' call, and what was the reward?

17. Draw full-page map and locate and number the stations of the Exodus
journey from Rameses to Sinai.

XV. _Items of Special Interest._

Select ten.

XVI. _Individual Finds._

Chapters 2, 7, 20, 23, 35.

+-----------------+---------+---------------------+------------------+
|                 |         |                     | PHARAOH'S ACTION |
|      NAME       | CHAPTER |       EXTENT        |    FOLLOWING     |
+-----------------+---------+---------------------+------------------+
|  1 Water turned |    7    | The waters of Egypt | Pharaoh's heart  |
|    into blood   |         |                     |   was hardened   |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
|  2              |         |                     |                  |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
|  4              |         |                     |                  |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
|  5              |         |                     |                  |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
|  7              |         |                     |                  |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
|  8              |         |                     |                  |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
| 10              |         |                     |                  |
|                 |         |                     |                  |
+-----------------+---------+---------------------+------------------+



LEVITICUS


I. _Pictorial Device._

A full-page outline plan of the Tabernacle and Tabernacle court. Locate
the articles of the court and Tabernacle. Record the dimensions in
cubits in the appropriate places. The description of the Tabernacle is
in Exodus 25 to 30, but its services form the contents of this book.

II.

III.

IV.

V. _Date:_ One month of 1490.

VI. _Contents:_ Offerings, Feasts, and Ceremonial Laws.

VII. 20:26: "Ye shall be holy unto me, for I, Jehovah, am holy."

VIII. God Requires Holiness. (The word holy occurs eighty-seven times in
the book.)

IX. 17:11: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood."

19:18: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

23:10: "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof."

(Where in American history are these words recorded?)

X. 8 and 9. Consecration of Priests.

10. Punishment of Nadab and Abihu.

11. Clean and Unclean Animals.

12. Purification and Circumcision.

13 and 14. Laws regarding Leprosy.

16.

23. The Three Annual Feasts.

25.

XI. _Select four._

XII. 1. Absolute Necessity of Atonement for Sin.

2. God's Great Desire for Cleanness of Body and Soul.

XIII. (a) Symbol. The offering. Heb. 9:14.

(b) Type. Aaron, the High Priest. Heb. 9:11.

(c) Analogy. None.

(d) Prophecy. None.

XIV. _Questions:_

1. Glancing over the pages of the book, select what seem to you the six
most frequently-used words that emphasize the thought of the book.
Consult concordance, finding number of times that each word occurs.

2. Describe the offering in 1:1 to 1:4.

3. Name the five kinds of offerings mentioned in the first five
chapters.

4. Give names of the three annual feasts.

5. Questions on Chapter 16:

(a) What two things must Aaron do before entering the Holy Place?

(b) For whom and what did he make atonement?

(c) What did he do with the blood?

(d) What three things did he do with the scapegoat?

(e) What two commands rested upon the people for that day?

6. Describe the Year of Jubilee.

7. Name any six interesting laws recorded in Chapter 19.

8. What book of the New Testament should be studied in connection with
this book and why?

XV. _Items of Special Interest._

Select five.

XVI. _Individual Finds._

Chapters 1, 11, 23.



DEUTERONOMY


I. _Pictorial Device:_ Map.

Draw outline map of Palestine. This includes the Mediterranean shore
line, Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Locate Jericho
and Mount Nebo. Draw in miniature, opposite Jericho, the Tabernacle and
twelve small squares representing the camps of the twelve tribes, three
on each side. (See Numbers 2.) Place on map as key thoughts the words
"Remember" and "Seven Speeches." Make any original addition suggested in
the study.

II. Public Discourse.

III.

IV.

V. Ten days of the eleventh month of the fortieth year of the wandering.

VI. The Last Seven Speeches of Moses:

1. A Review of the Wanderings. Chapters 1 to 4.

2. Repetition of the Law. 5 to 20.

3. Blessing and Cursing. 27 and 28.

4. Covenant. 29 and 30.

5. Exhortation. 31.

6. Song. 32.

7. Blessing. 33.

NOTE.--Verify these, as well as names of all leading chapters, by
glancing over them and noting the correctness of the naming. This
prevents mechanical committal, and fastens the location more firmly.

VII. 5:33.

VIII. The keeping of the law means life and prosperity.

XI. 8:18: "It is He that giveth thee power to get wealth."

32:47: "It is no vain thing for you: because it is your life."

33:25: "As thy days, so shall thy strength be."

X. 5.

34.

XI. One.

XII. 1. God's Guidance in Human History.

2. God's Anxiety for Obedience.

XIII. (a) Symbol. None.

(b) Type. Moses, prophet, 18:15. Name five regards in which Christ was
like Moses.

(c) Analogy. None.

(d) Prophecy. None.

XIV. _Questions:_

1. Name ten things commanded to be done with the law. 6:6; 6:7; 6:7;
6:8; 6:9; 17:18, 19; 27:2, 3; 27:4-8; 31:9-13; 31:26.

NOTE.--Describe the Jewish phylacteries.

2. Select from Chapter 28 five striking prophecies regarding the Jews.

3. Note from Christ's temptation, Matt. 4, how many times Christ quoted
Scripture and from what books.

4. Be prepared to answer questions on Chapters 9 and 10

5. Prepare five questions on Chapter 34.

XV. _Items of Special Interest._

Select five.

XVI. _Individual Finds._

Chapters 5, 27, 32.



III

THE KINGDOM CONQUERING


Joshua    Page

Judges    Page

Ruth      Page



JOSHUA


I. _Pictorial Device:_ Map.

Draw map of Palestine, locating the tribes. See Map 3 in Bible. Make an
opening in the Jordan River, where the crossing occurred. Locate Jericho
and Ai, scenes of first victory and first defeat. Locate Mounts Ebal and
Gerizim. Place over the map an appropriate phrase from Chapter 1. Draw
two dotted lines in a general easterly and westerly direction through
the country to indicate the Northern, Central and Southern campaigns.

II.

III.

IV.

V. 1451 B.C. to 1427 B.C., making twenty-four years.

VI. 1. Preparations to enter Canaan. 1 to 5.

2. The Three Campaigns of Conquest. 6 to 12.

3. The Division of the Land. 13 to 22.

4. Joshua's Farewell Speeches. 23, 24.


VII. 1:6 in part: "Thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land."

VIII. Our Possessions Equal Our Conquests. (See Hurlbut's Bible Atlas,
page 53.)

IX. 1:8.

24:15 in part: "Choose you this day whom ye will serve."

X. 1. The Two Commissions.

2.

3 and 4. Israel at Jordan.

6.

7 and 8.

12. The Thirty-one Kings Smitten.

XI. Joshua, Rahab, Caleb, Achan, Eleazar.

XII. 1. The Wide Influence of One Sin.

2. The Lord Fights the Believer's Battles.

NOTE.--Let the teacher question as to the basis of these leading
lessons, also explain the thought, and render the same practical in
every-day life.

XIII. (a) Symbol. None.

(b) Type. Joshua. See derivation of word Jesus, also Matt. 1:21.

Note two likenesses between Jesus and Joshua.

(c) Analogy. None.

(d) Prophecy. None.

XIV. _Questions:_

1. In Joshua's commission, name the three promises of God. 1:1 to 1:5.

2. In what verses of the Bible does the word "success" occur? See
concordance.

3. Name the three conditions of "_good_" success in 1:8. State
difference between "good" success and "great" success.

4. Name the two occurrences in 8:32 to 8:35 and state the reason
therefor.

5. How, and by whom, and where was the land divided among the tribes?
See 14:1 and 2 and 19:51.

6. What was the lot of Levi? 13:33. (Psa. 16:5.)

7. What four things would the heathen nations become if not driven out?
23:13.

8. What strong statement does Joshua make in 23:14?

NOTE.--If the time permits, let the teacher add several questions,
especially about the battles.

XV. _Items of Special Interest._

Select ten.

XVI. _Individual Finds._

Chapters 2, 10, 22.



JUDGES


_Pictorial Device._

Originate one, or omit.

II.

III.

IV.

V. 1427 B.C. to 1095 B.C., making 332 years.

VI. The Rule of Thirteen Judges, containing Six Bondages of Israel, and
Their Six Deliverances.

VII. 2:16.

VIII. An unconquered enemy brings bondage.

IX. 7:20: "The sword of Jehovah and of Gideon."

X. 5.

6 to 8.

11.

13 to 16.

Give to each of these (save Chapter 5) the name of the person described
therein.

XI. Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson: the Six
Deliverers.

XII. 1. Environment counts.

2. The Lord delivers when His people cry unto Him.

XIII. No Symbol. No Type. No Prophecy. The work of each judge is
analogous to the work of Christ.

XIV. _Questions:_

1. Name the three signs by which Gideon was assured of his call.

2. What was Jephthah's vow?

3. Locate the word "_Shibboleth_", and narrate the historical event
connected therewith.

4. What was Samson to be and for how long? 13:7. Read the Numbers
chapter connected therewith.

5. Name and locate Samson's riddle.

6. State two reasons that account for the moral degradation of the
times. 1:27 to 1:30; 21:35.

7. Name three things in Chapter 17 that indicate how low the state of
religion had fallen.

8. How many times in the book does the following phrase occur and what
is the significance of the statement, "In those days there was no king
in Israel"

9. Name the judges mentioned in the catalogue of the faithful in Hebrews
11.

10. Name a piece of literature based on any one of the characters, and
the author thereof.

QUOTATION.--"This period has been called the Heroic age of Hebrew
history. It abounds in wild adventure and desperate feats of individual
valor. Personal activity, daring and craft were the qualifications which
raised the judges to their title and eminence. They appear as gallant
insurgents, or guerrilla leaders, rather than as grave administrators of
justice or the regular authorities of a great kingdom." Copy in blank
book.

XV. _Items of Special Interest._

Select ten.

XVI. _Individual Finds._

Chapters 5, 11, 16, 21.



RUTH


I. Read the book through thoroughly, thoughtfully, and record the length
of time required.

II. Name the eight leading characters.

III. Name seven interesting facts gleaned from the book.

IV. Prepare three questions upon the material of each chapter.

V. Give a phrase name to each of the four chapters.

VI. Record what you regard as the best verse.

VII. _Questions:_

1. Why, according to your opinion, is this story of Ruth recorded in the
Bible?

2. What two large modern problems would be solved by living as indicated
in this book?

3. Write a paragraph of one hundred words about gleaning, based upon
this book and other portions of Scripture.

4. In what part of what gospel is the name of Ruth mentioned?



IV and V

THE KINGDOM UNDIVIDED AND THE KINGDOM DIVIDED

THE HISTORICAL BOOKS:

I and II Samuel.

I and II Kings.

I and II Chronicles.

NOTE.--As these three pairs of books are so closely related in their
historical contents, it is deemed best to study them together, though
they overlap the two divisions of IV and V.



I. CHARTS

_Chart A. General Contents_

          +--------------------------+
          |    I AND II SAMUEL       |
          +-------------+-----+------+
          |Samuel       |Saul |David |
          +-------------+-----+------+----------------------------------+
          |             |     |      |         I AND II KINGS           |
          |             |     |      +---------+-----------+------------+
          |             |     |      |Solomon |20 Kings of |20 Kings of |
          |             |     |      |        |Judah       |Israel      |
          |             |     |      +--------+------------+------------+
          |             |     |      |        |            |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                  I AND II CHRONICLES                                  |
+---------+-------------+-----+------+--------+------------+------------+
|Genealogy|Courses of   |Saul |David |Solomon |20 Kings of |            |
|from     |Participants |     |      |        |Judah       |            |
|Adam     |in Temple    |     |      |        |            |            |
|         |Service      |     |      |        |            |            |
+---------+-------------+-----+------+--------+------------+------------+


NOTE.--Biblical scholars differ as to the number of kings in the divided
kingdoms. Twenty is assigned to each, based upon authority of Philip
Schaff.

NOTE.--Verify contents of above chart.

CHART B.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KINGS AND CHRONICLES

+------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
| KINGS                              |CHRONICLES                     |
+------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
| 1. Record of both Israel and Judah | 1. Record of Judah only       |
| 2. Tends toward the secular        | 2. Tends toward the religious |
| 3. Emphasizes the Acts of the King | 3. Emphasizes the Worship of  |
|                                    |    the Sanctuary              |
+------------------------------------+-------------------------------+

CHART C. SUMMARY OF THE KINGDOMS

UNDIVIDED KINGDOM | TRIBES | DIVIDED KINGDOM
+-------+----+----+--------+----------------+
|40 YRS | 40 | 40 |  1     |JUDAH. 20 KINGS |
|  S    | D  |  S |  2     |                |
|  A    | A  |  O +--------+----------------+
|  U    | V  |  L |  3     |                |
|  L    | I  |  O |  4     |                |
|       | D  |  M |  5     |                |
|       |    |  O |  6     |                |
|       |    |  N |  7     |ISRAEL. 20 KINGS|
+-------+----+----|  8     |                |
                  |  9     |                |
                  | 10     |                |
                  | 11     |                |
                  | 12     |                |
                  +--------+----------------+

CHART D. CHRONOLOGY OF THE KINGDOMS

+----------------------------------------+
|UNDIVIDED KINGDOM: 1095 B.C. to 975 B.C.|
+----------------------------------------+
|KINGDOM ISRAEL:    975 B.C. to 721 B.C. |
+----------------------------------------+
|KINGDOM OF JUDAH:  975 B.C. to 606 B.C. |
+----------------------------------------+

CHART E. KINGS OF DIVIDED KINGDOMS

NOTE.--Let the teacher assign as many kings as is deemed best, to be
wrought out on the chart from the books of I and II Kings. Work out the
kings of Israel on a like chart.

_Kings of Judah._

+-----------+---------+--------------+---------+----------------+--------+
|  NAME     |CHARACTER|  RELATION TO | PROPHET |   PHRASE       |KIND    |
|           |         |  PREDECESSOR |         |                |OF DEATH|
+-----------+---------+--------------+---------+----------------+--------+
|1. Rehoboam|Evil     |              |Shemaiah |And Judah did   |Natural |
|           |         |              |         |that  which was |        |
|           |         |              |         |evil in the     |        |
|           |         |              |         |sight of Jehovah|        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|2. Abijam  |Evil     |Son           |None     |His heart was   |Natural |
|           |         |              |mentioned|not perfect with|        |
|           |         |              |         |Jehovah his God |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |(If a usurper,|         |                |        |
|           |         |make such a   |         |                |        |
|           |         |record)       |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
|           |         |              |         |                |        |
+-----------+---------+--------------+---------+----------------+--------+

II. _Historical Setting:_

Narratives to be recited in class and to be recorded briefly.

1. The Beginning of the Undivided Kingdom. I Samuel 8.

2. The Selection of First King of Undivided Kingdom. I Samuel 10:17-24.

3. The Glory of Solomon's Kingdom. I Kings 4:20-34 and 10:14-29.

4. The Division of the Kingdom. I Kings 11:26-43 and 12:1-15.

5. The Beginning of Israel. I Kings 12:16-33.

6. The Beginning of Judah. I Kings 14:21-31.

7. The Captivity of Israel. II Kings 17.

8. The Captivity of Judah. II Kings 24 and 25.

9. Map of Divided Kingdoms.

Draw map, showing the two kingdoms and their capitals, also the regions
of Assyria and Babylon. Let the map include the Tigris, Euphrates and
Chebar Rivers. See Map 4, also Bible Atlas. Draw dotted lines from the
capitals of the two kingdoms to the countries into which they were taken
captives.

III. _Interesting Stories with Practical Lessons._

NOTE.--To be recited, but not recorded save the titles and references.

1. Jonathan and Friendship. I Samuel 18:1-4 and 19:1-7.

2. Mephibosheth and Mercy. II Samuel 9.

3. Absalom and Pride. II Samuel 15:1-6.

4. Solomon and Choice. I Kings 3:1-15.

IV. _Leading Chapters:_

1. Childhood of Samuel. I Samuel 1, 2 and 3.

2. Anointing of David. I Samuel 16.

3. David and Goliath. I Samuel 17.

4. Nathan's Parable of the Ewe Lamb. II Samuel 12.

5. Visit of the Queen of Sheba. I Kings 10.

6. Elijah and the Prophets of Baal. I Kings 18.

7. Elijah's Ascent into Heaven. II Kings 2.

8. Naaman the Leper. II Kings 5.

9. The Destruction of Jerusalem. II Kings 25.

10. Solomon's Prayer at Dedication of the Temple. II Chronicles 6.

V. _Leading Lessons:_

NOTE.--Name in a sentence, opposite the names given, a fact illustrating
the lesson.

1. The Value of Right Beginning.

(a) Samuel.

(b) Kingdom of Israel.

2. The Wide Influence of One Person.

(a) David.

(b) Jeroboam.

3. Righteousness Pays.

(a) David.

(b) Hezekiah.

4. Sin Destroys.

(a) Ahab.

(b) Kingdom of Israel.

VI. _Questions:_

1. Name some of the powers of the king. I Samuel 11:7; I Samuel
22:18,19; II Samuel 15:2; I Kings 5:13,15; I Kings 8; II Kings 23:35.

2. What kings did Samuel anoint?

3. How long was David hunted by Saul and at what age?

4. Where and how did David spare Saul?

5. What two sins did David commit? II Samuel 11.

6. After these sins what parable was spoken to him, and by whom?

7. What two psalms did David write after these sins?

8. Why was he called a man after God's own heart? I Samuel 13:14.

9. How many wives and concubines did Solomon have and what was the
effect?

10. Name the worst king in Judah and the worst king in Israel.

11. Name five bad things Manasseh did. II Kings 21.

12. Name five good things Josiah did. II Kings 22 and 23.

13. Name the first and last king of Israel, also of Judah.

VII. _What of Christ?_

(a) Symbol. The temple. John 2:19.

(b) Types. David. Matt. 9:27. Name two likenesses. Solomon. Matt. 12:42.
Name two likenesses.

(c) Prophecy. II Samuel 7:12,13.



IV

THE KINGDOM UNDIVIDED

THE POETICAL BOOKS:

Psalms              Page

Song of Solomon     Page

Proverbs            Page



THE PSALMS

I. _The Collection and Divisions:_

In all probability the book of one hundred and fifty psalms, as it now
stands, was compiled by Ezra about 450 B.C.

They are divided into five books, each closing with a benediction,
evidently added to mark the end of the book. Note the number of psalms
in Books 1 and 2.

II. _The Purposes:_

1. They were originally used as songs in the Jewish Temple Worship.

2. For centuries after Christ they formed the only Christian Hymnal.

3. They have comforted and supported the troubled hearts of all
believers in all ages.

III. _General Characteristics:_

1. They are _personal_.--Number the first personal pronouns in Psalm 23.
Note the frequent occurrence in others.

2. They are the expression of _heart_ experiences.--Note the frequent
use of the words heart and soul. These Hebrew poems are largely the
diaries of the inner life.

3. They express the _intimate relation_ between God and man.--Note in
Psalms 23, 103, 139 how many the phrases which contain pronouns and
words referring to both God and man.

IV. _Specific Characteristics:_

NOTE.--Select a sentence from any psalm, illustrating each
characteristic, and record the same in its appropriate place, giving the
chapter and verse.

1. Teaching.

2. Testimony.

3. Prayer.

4. Confession.

5. Praise.

6. Exhortation.

7. History.

V. _Leading Authors:_

Heman, author of the 88th; Ethan, 89; Moses, 90; Solomon, 72 and 127.
The sons of Korah (who were they?) wrote eleven. Examples 42 to 49.
Asaph (who was he?) wrote twelve. Examples 73 to 83. David wrote
seventy-three.

VI. _Names of Leading Psalms_

NOTE.--Select a phrase from the psalm, or state the reason, upon which
the name is based.

1. The Two Ways.

3. A Morning Hymn.

4. An Evening Hymn.

8. The Glory of the Creator in the Creature.

15. A Citizen of Zion.

16. The Blessings of the Believer.

22. A Psalm of the Cross.

23.

27. The Tonic Psalm.

32.

42. From Depths to Heights.

45. A Marriage Song.

46. A Battle Hymn.

51. A Sinner's Open Confession.

65. The Farmer's Psalm.

84.

90. The Funeral Hymn.

91. The Safety Psalm.

100. The Doxology.

103. God in Grace.

104. God in Nature.

105. God in History.

119. The Glory of the Word.

Name three peculiarities of this psalm.

121. The Traveler's Psalm.

137. The Patriot's Hymn.

139. The Psalm of Marvels.

146 to 150. The Hallelujah Psalms.

The word Hallelujah is the Hebrew for "Praise ye the Lord."

VII. _The Messianic Psalms:_

Study meaning and description in Bible Dictionary. Why would David be
fitted to write such psalms? Note three features of these psalms: 1.
Kingship. 2. Unlimited rule. 3. Unending dominion. Note also the basis
for the following names:

2. The Victorious King.

45. The Glorious King.

72. The Helping King.

110. The Conquering King.

VIII. _A Question Study on Psalm 8:_

1. Explain phrase: "In all the earth."

2. From what word might it be inferred that the author was a king?

3. What three phrases indicate the shepherd life of the author?

4. What historical event may be referred to in verse 2?

5. How many heavens are mentioned?

6. What two expressions indicate the exalted position of man?

IX. _An Analytic Study of Psalm 139:_

1. Name carefully the marvels in the following passages:

(a) Verses 1 to 6.

(b) Verses 7 to 10.

(c) Verses 14 to 16.

(d) Verses 17 and 18.

2. The Pronouns of the First Person.

(a) Underline and count.

(b) In what verses not found?

3. The Pronouns of the Second Person. (Or word referring to God.)

(a) Underline and count.

(b) In what verses not found?

4. Select an example of as many of the seven specific characteristics as
are found in this psalm.

5. Meaning of the following words or phrases: Verse 8, "Sheol." Verse 9,
"wings of the morning." Verse 16, "thy book."



THE SONG OF SOLOMON

I. _Author._

II. _Names:_

(1) Song of Solomon.

(2) Song of Songs.

(3) Canticles.

Give the meaning of each.

III. _General Description:_

It is probably an allegorical drama. It pictures the love of Solomon to
a princess, typifying, as many believe, the love of Christ to the
Church. Read Ephesians 5 and be prepared to answer questions thereon.
Richard Moulton describes it as containing seven idyllic poems.

IV. _Words of Explanation:_

1. Its Oriental tinge must be remembered. In the Occident uncovered
breasts would be an impropriety, but not in the Orient.

2. The revised version removes some questionable utterances. Compare in
the two versions 1:13 and 5:14.

3. Were we less sensual we could better appreciate its beauty. The
beautiful in art is greatly lost by the impurity of our fleshly nature.
So the beautiful in this poem.

4. It is a poem, hence the author uses the poetic license.

5. The poem needs a division into its parts, and a naming of parts,
places and speakers, for a clearer understanding. Students of the poem
have made this division. The following is a sample:

1. Antechamber of Palace.--Bride and Ladies.--Welcome to Home.--1:2 to
1:8.

2. Audience Room of Palace.--Bride: Groom: Attendants.--First
Interview.--1:9 to 2:6.

3. Palace Window.--Bride: Groom.--Serenade and Invitation.--2:7 to 2:17.

4. Private Chamber.--Bride.--Search: A dream.--3:1-4.

V. _Phrases Worthy of Remembrance:_

1. Three descriptions applied to Christ. 2:1. Find two others in Chapter
5.

2. Our Lord's banner. 2:4.

3. The double possession. 2:10.

NOTE.--Write these phrases in full, with locations.


PROVERBS

I. _Author_.

II. _Derivation and Meaning of Word._

III. _Literary Form and Arrangement:_

1. They are arranged in masses rather than logical groups. They are
poetical in form.

2. They are chiefly couplets of two kinds:

(a) Contrasted thoughts, joined usually by the connective "but."
Example, 28:1.

(b) Parallel thoughts, joined usually by the connective "and." Example,
27:26.

NOTE.--Select and record one proverb of each of the above kinds.

IV. _Leading Kinds:_

The proverbs may be largely classified under one of the following
topics: (1) Tongue. (2) Chastity. (3) Society (4) Business. (5) Wisdom.
(6) Home. (7) Character. (8) Law.

V. Select and record one proverb under each of the above topics, giving
location.

VI. _Outline of Contents:_

1. 1 to 24. The Proverbs of Solomon.

2. 25 to 29. The Proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah copied
out.

3. 30. The Proverbs of Agur.

4. 31. The Proverbs of King Lemuel.

VII. _Number of Solomon's Proverbs:_

1. How many proverbs did King Solomon write? See I Kings 4.

2. Find the number of his proverbs in the book. Add the number in each
chapter, omitting introduction and titles.

VIII. _Leading Contents:_

1 to 6. Introduction.

7. The Way of the Strange Woman.

8. The Call and the Testimony of Wisdom.

23:29 to 35. The Effects of Strong Drink.

30:7 to 9. The Prayer of Agur.

31:10 to 31. The Description of a Model Woman, Wife, Mother.

IX. _The Two Underlying Principles of the Book:_

1. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." 1:7.

2. "A wise man will hear and increase learning." 1:5. Both are A.V. Let
teacher and pupil amplify.

X. _Four Chief Reasons for the Profitableness of the Proverbs:_

1. They are brief, concise, epigrammatic.

2. They were born of observation and experience.

3. They were penned by the wisest man.

4. They were written by inspiration of God.

XI. _Miscellaneous Questions:_

1. Who were Agur, Lemuel, the men of Hezekiah?

2. Locate the proverbs that forbid one from becoming surety for another.

3. What modern evil may be spoken against in 11:26?

4. Give meaning of word wisdom, and why would this topic occupy large
space in the book?

5. Select from Chapter 16 one proverb on divine guidance, one on the
worth of self-control, and one on business honesty.

6. Select the three most helpful proverbs on friendship.

7. Name eight animals used in illustration, giving references, and give
reasons for the author taking so many illustrations from the animal
kingdom.

8. Where might the author have received the thought of 24:19 and 24:20?

9. Name the lesson for business men in 27:23.

10. In Chapter 11 mark with the letter "B" the verses whose truth may
affect one's business success.



V

THE KINGDOM DIVIDED

THE PROPHETICAL BOOKS:

Jonah     Page

Amos      Page

Isaiah    Page


OUTLINE FOR STUDY OF PROPHETICAL BOOKS

1. Class.

2. Commission of Prophet.

3. Biographical Description of Prophet.

4. Title of Prophet.

5. Historical Place.

(a) Name of Kingdom.

(b) Names of Kings.

6. Outline of Contents.

7. Prophecies of Earthly Kings or Kingdoms.

8. Prophecies of Christ.

9. Prophecies of Christ's Kingdom.

10. Leading Phrases.

11. Leading Chapters.

12. Leading Teachings.

13. Questions.

14. Items of Special Interest.

15. Individual Finds.

EXPLANATION.--Under No. 1 name whether major or minor. Under No. 2
secure the points of the commission in references given. No. 3 is to be
gathered from the contents of the prophecy itself. Under No. 4 work out
from the prophet's life, character or message an appropriate title by
which he may be remembered. Under letter (a) of No. 5 state whether the
message is to Israel or Judah. Under letter (b) name the kings during
whose reigns the message was delivered. Topics 14 and 15 are the same as
in the Historical Outline.

NOTES.--The first prophecy to be taken up, that of Jonah, will be
studied by a series of questions. In the succeeding prophecies the
outline will be followed, though not so rigidly as in the case of the
Historical Outline.



JONAH

NOTE.--The study of this book is by questions.

1. Draw full-page map, locating Joppa, Nineveh, Tarshish and his native
place, Gath-hepher. See II Kings 14:25.

2. Name the three commands given to Jonah.

3. What two things did the sailors do when the storm was severe?

4. The waking of Jonah recalls what incident in the New Testament?

5. According to the sailors, what caused the tempest?

6. What plan was used to find the offender?

7. What words of Psalm 139 are recalled by Jonah's attempt to flee from
God?

8. What four things do we know about the boat?

9. Who suggested the plan for calming the sea?

10. Name three results of the calm upon the sailors.

11. Give a name to the second chapter.

12. In what direction did he pray and why?

13. What phrase in Psalm 42 did he use in his prayer?

14. Mention three things named in the book regarding the size of
Nineveh.

15. Name Jonah's message.

16. What four things did the king decree?

17. What quality did Jonah manifest at the repentance of Nineveh?

18. Name the petition of Jonah's prayer in Chapter 4.

19. How did the Lord answer this petition?

20. Explain the object lesson of the gourd.

21. What six things did Jehovah do, as narrated in the book?

22. In what two ways was Jonah a type of Christ? See Matt. 12:38-41.

23. Why _must_ we accept the story as true?

24. State four leading lessons of the book.



AMOS

I. _Class._

II. _Commission:_ 3:1-9; 7:15. Analyze, narrate, record.

III. _Biographical Description:_ 1:1; 7:14; 7:10-17.

IV. _Title._

V. _Historical Place:_ See Bible Dictionary. Also 1:1, 2.

VI. Omit.

VII. _Prophecies of Earthly Kingdoms:_ Chapters 1 and 2.

1. Draw full-page map, numbering in order and locating the eight cities
and countries against which prophecies are uttered.

2. Name the prophecy common to all.

3. Prophecies against Israel.

(a) Name three sins. 2:6-8.

(b) Name the class of people to whom the prophetic word is especially
directed. 3:11 and 15 and 5:11.

(c) Name three reasons why this people should obey God's law. 2:10;
2:11; 4:6-11.

(d) Name the punishment prophesied. 5:27.

VIII. _None._

IX. _Prophecies of Christ's Kingdom._ 9:11-15. Name four leading
predictions therein. The teacher should mention the three possible
interpretations of this prophecy.

X. _Striking Phrases:_

Find one in each of the third, fourth and sixth chapters.

XI and XII. _Omit._

XIII. _Questions:_

1. Name five things mentioned in Chapter 4 that God said He had done and
yet they had not returned.

2. What is meant by the expression "cleanness of teeth" in 4:6?

3. What three parts of their worship did the Lord say He despised in
5:21-23? Why did He despise them?

4. What is meant by the expression "flood of Egypt" in 8:8?

5. What kind of famine is prophesied to come upon them in 8:11 and 12?

6. How many times does Amos refer to David?

7. By what four names does Amos describe the Northern Kingdom?

XIV. _Items of Special Interest:_

Select five.

XV. _Individual Finds:_

Chapters 1, 2, 6.



ISAIAH


I. _Class._

II. _Commission:_ Chapter 6. Analyze carefully.

III. _Biography:_ 1:1; 8:1 and 3; 7:3; 20:2-4; II Chron. 26:22 and
32:32.

IV. _Title._

V. _Historical Place:_ 1:1. Add the lengths of the reigns.

VI. _Outline:_

1. Dark Prophecies regarding Earthly Kingdoms. 1 to 35.

2. History of an Earthly Kingdom. 36 to 39.

3. Bright Prophecies regarding Christ's Kingdom. 40 to 66.

VII. _Prophecies of Earthly Kingdoms:_ Babylon, Moab, Damascus, Egypt,
Tyre.

Name the vivid descriptions, the predictions, fulfillment.

VIII. _Prophecies of Christ:_ Name the predictions found in the
following references. If time permits, classify them under these heads:
(a) Genealogy. (b) Name. (c) Event. (d) Characteristic. (e) Work.

7:14; 9:2, 6, 7; 11:1-5 and 10; 28:16; 32:1; 40:11; 42:1-4; 49:2; 50:4,
5, 6; 52:14, 15. Three facts in the closing days of Christ's life in
Chapter 53.

IX. _Prophecies of Christ's Kingdom:_

Note three leading characteristics predicted:

1. Chapter 35.

2. Chapter 60:1-14.

3. Chapter 60:15-22.

X. _"Exceeding Great and Precious Promises":_

1. Complete Cleansing. 1:18.

2. Perfect Peace. 26:2.

3. Refuge. 32:2.

4. Abiding Strength. 40:29-31.

5. Fruitage of the Word. 55:10, 11.

XI. _Leading Chapters:_

23. Destruction of Tyre.

35. Transformation.

40. The Greatness of God and the Littleness of Man.

53. The Cross and Atonement.

55. The Gracious Invitation.

60. The Coming of the Nations to Christ.

XII. _Leading Teachings:_

1. The Incarnation of Christ. 7:14 and 9:6.

2. The Atonement by blood. 53:6, 5.

(Called by Luther "the little gospel." Note the four parts, by reading
verse 6 first, then verse 5.)

3. The Transforming Power of Christianity. Chapter 35.

XIII. _Items of Special Interest:_

Select fifteen.

XIV. _Individual Finds:_

Chapters 1, 5, 12, 35, 36, 61.



VI

THE KINGDOM IN CAPTIVITY

Jeremiah        Page

Lamentations    Page

Daniel          Page



JEREMIAH

I. _Class._

II. _Commission:_ 1:4-10 and 18; 17:19 and 20. Time; manner; to whom;
what to do; quality required; pledges given.

III. _Biographical Description:_ 1:1; 16:2; 20:2; 32:2 and 3; 37:11-16;
43:6 and 7.

IV. _Title._ See 9:1.

V. _Historical Place:_ State length of prophetical office.

VI. _Omit._

VII. _Prophecies of Earthly Kingdoms:_ Chapters 46 to 51. Name seven.

VIII. _Prophecies Regarding Christ:_ 23:5 and 6 Name three contained
therein. Why so few prophecies of Christ?

IX. _Omit._

X. _Leading Phrases:_

13:23. The question.

45:5: "Seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not."

XI. _Leading Chapters:_

29. Letter to the Captives.

35. The Rechabites and Strong Drink.

XII. _Omit._

XIII. _Questions:_

1. Name and explain the two object lessons in 18:1-6 and in 24.

2. Name five things the prophet in his letter commanded the captives in
Babylon to do.

3. Name the strangely-worded statement regarding Jehovah in 25:4.

4. Give the prophecy of the return in 29:10.

XIV. _Items of Special Interest:_

Select fifteen.

XV. _Individual Finds:_

Chapters 1, 13, 22, 36, 38.



LAMENTATIONS


I. _Author._

II. _Name._ "A Funeral Dirge."

III. _Literary Form._ See Dictionary.

IV. _General Contents._ See Dictionary.

V. _Outline of Contents:_

1. The Wail of a Widow. Chapter 1.

2. The Picture of Jerusalem's Calamity. Chapters 2 to 4.

3. A Prayer. Chapter 5.

VI. _Questions:_

1. Give two figures of speech in Chapter 1 that describe Jerusalem's
distress.

2. Select six consecutive words in 1:9 that declare the greatness of her
fall.

3. Select six expressions in Chapters 1 and 2 that indicate the decline
in religion.

4. Select six expressions in Chapters 4 and 5 that indicate the severity
of the famine.

5. Select six expressions in Chapter 5 that indicate the terrors of the
siege and the severity of the ruin.

6. Name the two requests in the Prayer chapter.

7. Explain the truth contained in 3:27.



DANIEL


I. _Outline:_

1. 1 to 6. History.

2. 7 to 12. Prophecy.

II. Name three things known of Daniel when brought a captive. 1:3 and 4.

III. _Leading Narratives._

Recite, but record only titles and references.

1. Chapter 1. Daniel and Drink.

2. Chapter 2. Daniel and the Dream.

3. Chapter 5. Daniel and the Handwriting.

4. Chapter 6. Daniel and the Lion's Den

IV. _Chart of Two Chief Visions of Earthly Kingdoms:_ Chapters 2 and 7.

+----------------------+----------------------+------------------------+
|    PART OF IMAGE     |   NAME OF BEAST      |     NAME OF COUNTRY    |
+----------------------+----------------------+------------------------+
|                      |                      |                        |
|1                     |                      |                        |
|                      |                      |                        |
|2                     |                      |                        |
|                      |                      |                        |
|3                     |                      |                        |
|                      |                      |                        |
|4                     |                      |                        |
|                      |                      |                        |
+----------------------+----------------------+------------------------+

V. Draw full-page map, outlining with dotted lines the four countries of
above chart at time of their worldwide dominion. Locate the capitals,
record the conqueror in each under the capital, together with date.

VI. _Difficult Prophecy of the Messiah:_ 9:24-27.

VII. _Daniel's Prayer:_ 9:1-19.

1. With what acts is his prayer accompanied?

2. With what Old Testament books is he evidently acquainted?

3. What is the burden of his prayer?

4. Name the three leading requests.

5. Name the basis of his plea.

VIII. _Three Leading Lessons:_

1. Purpose is stronger than environment.

2. Prayer avails.

3. Sterling piety brings elevation.

Illustrate each of these by events in Daniel's life.



VII

THE KINGDOM RESTORED

Ezra      Page

Nehemiah      Page

Haggai      Page

Zechariah     Page



EZRA


The study of this book is by chapters. Commit the names of the chapters.

Chapter I. _The First Return Under Zerubbabel:_

1. Who issued the decree?

2. Name three commands in the decree.

3. Give the date.

4. Name number of gold and silver vessels returned.

Chapter II. _The Register of Returning Captives:_

1. Give the number.

Chapter III. _The Renewal of Worship:_

1. Name four things accomplished in the restoration of worship.

Chapter IV. _The Hindrance of Adversaries:_

1. State their request.

2. State reply of Zerubbabel.

Chapter V. _The Help of the Prophets:_

Prepare two questions.

Chapter VI. _The Dedication of the Temple:_

1. What kings aided?

2. What prophets helped?

3. What feast was observed?

Chapter VII. _The Second Return Under Ezra:_

1. Give the date.

2. State the number of returning captives.

3. State the distance of the journey.

4. Name length of time consumed in the journey.

5. Name three things Ezra had prepared his heart to do.

6. Name the double office of Ezra.

Chapter VIII. _At the River Ahava:_

Prepare two questions.

Chapter IX. Prepare a name and two questions.

Chapter X. Prepare a name and two questions.



NEHEMIAH

_Pictorial Device:_ A Broken Wall.

Draw three layers of stone forming lower part of wall. On this draw four
portions of the wall intact, with three breaks between. In these three
breaks place the words: "Temporal, 3 to 6;" "Civil, 5;" "Religious, 8 to
13." On the unbroken portion of the wall place the figure "52" and the
phrase: "A Great Work." Over the device place the word God. Add any
original touches suggested by the book.

I. Give a brief narrative of Nehemiah's return as recorded in Chapters 1
and 2.

II. _General Contents:_

1. Rebuilding the temporal wall.

2. Rebuilding the civil wall.

3. Rebuilding the religious wall.

III. _Leading Chapters:_

3. A list of the wall builders.

12. The dedication of the wall.

13. How a Mayor enforced the Sabbath law.

IV. _Striking Phrases:_

4:6: "The people had a mind to work."

8:10: "The joy of the Lord is your strength."

V. _Questions:_

1. Name Nehemiah's position and its duties.

2. Locate Shushan.

3. Measure the distance from Shushan to Jerusalem.

4. Name eight classes of people who aided in rebuilding the wall.

5. Name any three gates mentioned and note their location on Bible map
of the city of Jerusalem. Map No. 10.

6. Describe in brief the kinds of gatherings that occurred at the city
gates. Give examples from Bible history. Read articles in Bible
Dictionary on "Gates" and "Walls." Record references.

7. Name three hindrances to the rebuilding of the wall. Chapter 4.

8. Name four wise plans of Nehemiah as general.

9. Mention the ways in Chapters 5 and 6 in which Nehemiah proved his
intense patriotism.

10. In what length of time was the wall completed?

11. Name four things covenanted by the people. Chapter 10.

12. Name three leading features in the dedication of the wall.

13. Record and locate the ejaculatory prayers of the book. Name a lesson
therefrom.

14. Name five leading qualities of Nehemiah, giving an example from his
life to illustrate each.

15. Name four striking lessons for Christian activity gleaned from the
book.



HAGGAI


A STUDY OF THE FOUR BRIEF PROPHECIES OF THE BOOK

_Prophecy Number One: Chapter 1:1-15._

1. To whom spoken.

2. Name the reason assigned by the people for not rebuilding.

3. Name four reasons given by the prophet why the people should rebuild.

4. State the result of the prophet's appeal.

_Prophecy Number Two: Chapter 2:1-9._

1. To whom spoken.

2. State the evident feeling of those who had seen the former house. See
verse 3, also Ezra 3:12.

3. Name the three promises of Jehovah calculated to remove this sting of
disappointment.

_Prophecy Number Three: Chapter 2:10-19._

1. State moral condition of the people.

2. Name the three causes of material loss.

3. State the promise.

_Prophecy Number Four: Chapter 2:20-23._

1. To whom spoken.

2. Name the two prophecies in your own words.

_Questions:_

1. What word indicates the small number who had returned?

2. Commit words, with location, of a striking verse, 2:8.

3. In how many days did they begin to work after the first appeal was
made?

4. What length of time do the four prophecies cover?

5. What statement is accepted by many as a prophecy of Christ? Use the
marginal reading.

6. By what two terms is Haggai called?

7. What word does Haggai use, and how many times, to set the people to
thinking?

8. By what expression is God most frequently described?

9. Why, possibly, was no prophet sent to Nehemiah?

10. Give an appropriate title to Haggai.



ZECHARIAH


I. _The Visions of Chapters 1 to 6:_

Record and commit, with chapter location.

II. _The Striking Phrases and Verses:_

Commit and locate the following:

"Apple of the eye."

Give meaning. State what other books of the Bible contain the phrase.

"Prisoners of Hope."

"Who hath despised the day of small things?"

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts."

"Wounded in the house of my friends."

(Use concordance in finding location.)

III. _The Prophecies of Christ:_

Give the four names by which the Christ is described. See 3:8, 9:9,
13:7.

Name four events in Christ's life prophesied in the following verses:
9:9, 11:12, 13:1, 13:7.

IV. _General Questions._

1. Compare the beginning of Zechariah's prophecy with that of Haggai in
point of time.

2. Which of the major prophets and which of the minor prophets does
Zechariah resemble most?

3. By what name is Satan described in Chapter 3, and what other Bible
writers use the same description?

4. Name three general encouragements given by the prophet to Zerubbabel
in Chapter 4 to rebuild the temple.

5. Record the cities prophesied against in Chapter 9.

V. _Questions on Chapter 14:_

1. Of what is this a prophetic picture? Verse 9.

2. Name the facts about the capture of Jerusalem. Verses 2 and 3.

3. Name the three strange happenings in nature. Verses 4 to 8.

4. Name final result. Verse 11.

5. Name the two plagues to be visited.

6. What one of the feasts is to be kept and why?

7. Give words and meaning of the placard in verse 20.



VIII

THE KINGDOM'S TRUE KING

Matthew      Page

Mark         Page

Luke         Page

John         Page



THE FOUR GOSPELS


I. BRIEF INTRODUCTION

1. Name five portions of Scripture that are repeated.

2. Four reasons why the Lord's life is recorded four times:

(1) To emphasize its importance.

(2) To multiply the testimony to His life in the flesh.

(3) To present the different aspects of His character.

(4) To reach different classes of people.

NOTE.--The Gospels were originally sermons, and the authors preachers.
They are not designed as biographies. One has described them as "memoirs
of a life, to teach a religion." Hence one need not expect chronological
order. Their purpose is not to record the life of Christ, but to win a
lost world to the Savior.

II. AUTHOR CHART.

+---------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|               |   MATTHEW   |    MARK     |    LUKE    |    JOHN     |
+---------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|               |             |             |            |             |
|1. Business    |             |             |            |             |
|               |             |             |            |             |
+---------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|               |             |             |            |             |
|2. Nationality |             |             |            |             |
|               |             |             |            |             |
+---------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|               |             |             |            |             |
|3. Apostle     |             |             |            |             |
|or not         |             |             |            |             |
|               |             |             |            |             |
+---------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|               |             |             |            |             |
|4. Eye Witness |             |             |            |             |
|or not         |             |             |            |             |
+---------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+

To aid in filling blanks in this chart and in the following one, read
accounts of the four authors in Bible Dictionary.

III. CONTENTS CHART

+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|             |   MATTHEW   |    MARK     |    LUKE    |    JOHN     |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|             |             |             |            |             |
|1. For Whom  |             |             |            |             |
|    written  |             |             |            |             |
|             |             |             |            |             |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|             |             |             |            |             |
|2. Purpose   |             |             |            |             |
|   touching  |             |             |            |             |
|   Christ    |             |             |            |             |
|             |             |             |            |             |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|             |             |             |            |             |
|3. Keyword   |Kingdom      |Straightway  |Compassion  |Believe      |
|             |             |             |            |             |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+
|             |             |             |            |             |
|4. Quality   |             |             |            |             |
|   from      |Business     |             |            |             |
|   Standpoint|Accuracy     |Vividness    |Completeness|Warmth       |
|   of        |             |             |            |             |
|   Author    |             |             |            |             |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------+-------------+

IV. _Questions on Matthew:_

1. Name three expressions in Chapter 1 that manifest the author's
occupation.

2. Name one expression in each of the first three chapters that manifest
the kingship of Christ.

3. Why does Matthew record the fulfillment of prophecy?

4. Name the prophecies recorded as fulfilled in the first four chapters,
and the author of each prophecy.

5. Number and locate the word kingdom as recorded in the Sermon on the
Mount.

V. _Questions on Mark:_

1. Underline and number in Chapter 1 the words straightway, astonished,
amazed.

2. Select three other words in Chapter 1 that manifest vividness.

3. With what event in Christ's life does Mark begin? and state reason.

4. Name and number the miracles in the first five chapters.

5. Name and number the parables in the first five chapters.

6. Why would you expect such a result in answers to questions 4 and 5?

VI. _Questions on Luke:_

1. Name three words in the introduction that indicate the three
characteristics of the book.

2. What do you note by comparing 1:5, 2:1 and 2, and 3:1 and 2?

3. Name six expressions in Chapters 1 and 2 that indicate Luke's
occupation.

4. Record three expressions, and by whom spoken, in first three
chapters, that manifest that God's salvation is for all people.

5. Name contents peculiar to Luke in Chapters 10, 14, 15, 19 and 23 that
manifest God's salvation as world wide and for the lowest.

VII. _Questions on John:_

1. Name the phrase in Chapter 1 that describes the Lord's birth.

2. Name the "I am's" of Christ in Chapters 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15,
and give reason why possibly John alone of the four records them.

3. State the purpose of this gospel. See 20:30, 31.

4. Underline the words "sign," "believe," "life" (live), in Chapters 1
to 6.

5. Note the "signs" mentioned in first four chapters and the results.

6. Name the four witnesses to Christ's divinity mentioned by Him in the
closing paragraph of Chapter 5.

VIII. _Leading Chapters:_

_Matthew._

1. Genealogy and Birth of the King.

2.

4.

5 to 7. The Sermon on the Mount; or, The Principles of the Kingdom.

13. The Eight Parables of the Kingdom.

17.

25. The Judgment of the King.

_Mark._

1. A Busy Sabbath in Our Lord's Life.

_Luke._

2. The Birth and Boyhood of Jesus.

3. The Genealogy of Jesus.

4.

10.

14. The Three Parables of Hospitality.

15. The Three Parables of Lost and Found.

_John._

3. The New Birth.

10.

11.

14. Comfort.

15.

16. The Holy Spirit.

17. Christ's Intercessory Prayer.



IX

THE KINGDOM CONQUERING THE WORLD

Acts                             Page

Paul's Epistles                  Page

Outline for Study of Epistles    Page

I Thessalonians                  Page

I Corinthians                    Page

Romans                           Page

Philippians                      Page

II Timothy                       Page

The General Epistles             Page

Questions on the Book of James   Page

Studies in I and II Peter        Page

I John                           Page



THE ACTS


I. _Author:_

1. Name.

2. Number of books written by him.

3. Three reasons for his fitness to write this book:

(a) A Gentile.

(b) Devoted to Christ as the World's Savior.

(c) A companion of Paul during a portion of his missionary journeys.

II. _The Inscription:_ 1:1.

1. To whom?

2. Reference to what book?

III. _Chronology:_

1. Name beginning and ending dates.

2. Length of time of contents.

3. Contents during the reigns of what four Roman emperors.

IV. _Analysis of the Key Verse:_ 1:8.

1. Name the Divine Agent.

2. Name the Human Instrument.

3. Name the Equipment.

4. Name the Method.

5. Name the Threefold Division of the Field:

(a) City.

(b) Home Land.

(c) Foreign Lands.

NOTE.--This verse outlines the progress of the kingdom in this book
during one generation. It also outlines the plan of God touching the
work of each disciple, each individual church, and the church universal.
Here is the pattern. With hunger to know and willingness to do should
every disciple study this pattern book. Am I measuring up to the plan of
God? Is this church measuring up to the plan of God?

V. _Outline of Contents:_

1. The Kingdom's Witness in the City. Chapters 1 to 7.

2. The Kingdom's Witness in the Home Land. Chapters 8 to 12.

3. The Kingdom's Witness in the Uttermost Parts of the Earth. Chapters
13 to 28.

VI. _Pattern Chapters for Church Work:_

1. A Model Prayer Meeting.

2. A Model Sermon and Revival.

6. A Model for Church Officers.

8. A Model for Personal Work.

9. A Model Conversion.

10. A Model Minister.

VII. _Chapter Questions:_

The ten following questions are to be answered in the first ten
chapters, one in each consecutive chapter as numbered. If desired, ask
pupil to be ready to answer any question propounded by the teacher on
these chapters.

1. Name the apostle selected in the place of Judas, the method of
selection, and why disciples never afterward used this method.

2. Name the _immediate_ results of the outpouring of the Spirit.

3. With what three things touching Christ did Peter charge the Jews?

4. What three things did the magistrates note about Peter and John?

5. Name the offenders, the offense, the penalty and the reason for such
severe punishment.

6. Name the two classes of church officers, the number of each, and the
work of each.

7. Name the first martyr and state how the circumstances surrounding his
death resembled those surrounding the death of Christ.

8. Name the new city entered, the two chief converts mentioned, and the
three leading workers.

9. In Saul's conversion name three factors and three proofs, also three
trials following.

10. Name the change wrought in Peter through the vision.

VIII. _Outline Map of Paul's Life:_

Draw full-page map, locating thereon the following: (1) Place of Birth.
(2) Place of Student Life. (3) Place of Conversion. (4) Place of
Wilderness Sojourn. (5) Place of Pastoral Work. (6) Place of
Imprisonment and Death.

IX. CHART OF PAUL'S FIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY

1. Location in Bible: Acts 13 and 14. 2. Name the workers. 3. Name the
preparation.

+-------------+-----------+----------+----------+-----------+----------+
|    PLACE    |   TIME    |  PLACE   | KIND OF  | INCIDENTS |  RESULTS |
| (Only towns |   SPENT   | OF WORK  |  WORK    |   (Any    |   (Of    |
| and cities  |(Give only |(Building)|(Preaching|happening) | whatever |
| are given)  |    as     |          | teaching)|           | nature)  |
|             | recorded) |          |          |           |          |
+-------------+-----------+----------+----------+-----------+----------+
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|1. Seleucia  |           |          |          |           |          |
|2. Salamis   |           |          |          |           |          |
|3. Paphos    |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|4. Perga     |           |          |          |           |          |
|5. Antioch   |           |          |          |           |          |
|   in P.     |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|6.           |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|7.           |           |          |          |           |          |
|8.           |           |          |          |           |          |
|9. Lystra    |           |          |          |           |          |
|10. Iconium  |           |          |          |           |          |
|11. Antioch  |           |          |          |           |          |
|    in P.    |           |          |          |           |          |
|12. Perga    |           |          |          |           |          |
|13. Attalia  |           |          |          |           |          |
|14. Antioch  |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
|             |           |          |          |           |          |
+-------------+-----------+----------+----------+-----------+----------+

X. _Full-page Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey:_

Draw map of Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Locate the
provinces of Asia Minor, the fourteen places on the chart, and trace the
route.



THE PAULINE EPISTLES


I. _To Whom Addressed:_

Record the words of address as found in the opening of each epistle. The
following is given as an example:

Romans: "To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints."
1:7.

II. _Location of Churches Addressed:_

Draw full-page map of Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries,
locating the churches, seven in number.

III. _Names in the Superscriptions:_

Record the names addressing the epistles as given at the beginning of
each, together with descriptions attached. Describe the persons whose
names are made companion with Paul's. Note whether they are regarded as
writers, and why Paul adds their names. Note I Cor. 16:21, Phil. 1:21,
and II Thes. 3:17. The following two are given as examples:

Romans: Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians: Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, * * * and
Sosthenes, our brother.

Sosthenes was ruler of a Jewish synagogue (Acts 18:17). He was probably
converted later. He is not regarded as aiding in the authorship. It was
probably sent in his name to add weight.

IV. _General Contents:_

Secure these by reference to Bible Dictionary. The following is given as
an example:

Romans and Galatians: The doctrines of sin and grace.


OUTLINE FOR STUDY OF INDIVIDUAL EPISTLE

I. _Author._

II. _Place and Date of Writing._

III. _Description of Addressed Ones._ (The people, the city, the
church.)

IV. _Number of Chapters._

V. _Key Word or Verse._

VI. _Outline of Contents._

VII. _General Purpose._ (Or brief description of letter as a whole.)

VIII. _Three Leading Phrases._

IX. _Three Leading Verses._

X. _Leading Chapters._

XI. _Leading Thought About Christ._

XII. _Questions._


I THESSALONIANS

I.

II.

III. _Brief Description of Founding._ See Acts 17. Also a brief word
about the city.

IV.

V. _Wait._ _Comfort._

VI. _Omit._

VII. _To command, to exhort, and to describe the second coming of Christ
as a means of comfort, and as a stimulus to right living._

VIII. "_Pray_ * * *"

"_Quench not_ * * *"

"_Hold fast_ * * *"

(Complete the phrases and locate.)

IX. _Omit._

X. 1. A Model Church.

4 and 5. The Second Coming of Christ.

XI. _Christ is Coming Again._

XII. _Questions:_

1. Name three chief things commendable in these Thessalonian Christians.
Chapter 1.

2. By what two illustrations does Paul describe his relations to them?
Chapter 2.

3. By what two expressions does Paul describe the large place they
occupied in his heart? Chapter 2.

4. Why did not Paul visit them, according to his desire? Chapter 2.

5. What did Paul say would be life to him? Chapter 3.

6. For what two purposes did he send Timothy? Chapter 3.

7. What do you regard as the most striking exhortation of Chapter 4?

8. Is 5:16 possible? (See Phil. 4:4.)

9. What expression in Chapter 5 is taken from the words of our Lord?

10. Locate and write out one reference in each chapter to our Lord's
second coming.


I CORINTHIANS

I.

II.

III. _Description of Corinth and of Church at Corinth._

IV.

V. _Wisdom._

VI. _Omit._

VII. _Threefold purpose: (1) To restore unity; (2) To teach doctrines;
(3) To remove evils._

VIII. "_Ye are bought_ * * *"

"_O death, where_ * * *"

"_Quit you_ * * *"

(Complete the phrases and locate.)

IX. _Record these and commit them:_

3:16; 13:1; 15:58.

X. _Assign names to the following chapters:_

11; 13; 15.

XI. _Christ our Wisdom._

XII. _The questions are chapter questions:_

Chapter 1. Upon what four persons was the church divided?

Give total number of times the words "wise" and "wisdom" are found in
the first three chapters. Underline these two words in these chapters.

Chapter 4. Whom does Paul command the church to imitate, and is he
justified in so doing?

Chapter 6. What is the body called?

Chapter 7. What strong position does Paul take about the eating of meat?
State the principle in other words.

Chapter 9. How does Paul act in order to win people to Christ? What two
Grecian games does he use as illustrations?

Chapter 11. Why does Paul record the teaching regarding the Lord's
Supper?

Chapter 12. What comforting truth to the Christian worker in verses 12
to 25?


ROMANS

I.

II.

III. _Brief Description of Roman People._

IV.

V. 1:16 and 17.

VI. _Chapters I to II: Doctrine._

_Chapters 12 to 16: Practice._

VII. _To prove that sinful men are saved not by works, but by faith._

VIII. "_The wages_ * * *"

"_If God is for us_ * * *"

"_Overcome evil_ * * *"

(Finish the phrases and locate them.)

IX. _The three therefores:_ 5:1, 8:1, 12:1.

X. 1. The Fearful Picture of Sin.

7. The Christian's Wrestling Match with Sin.

8. Safety.

10. Missionary.

11. Conversion of the Jews.

12. Practical Religion.

13. Citizen and Ruler.

16. Salutations.

XI. _Christ, our Righteousness._

XII. _Questions:_

1. Locate as to book and chapter Paul's quotations from the Old
Testament in Chapters 3, 4 and 10.

2. Name three truths in Chapter 8 that are assurances of the believer's
safety.

3. Number the commands in Romans 12:9-21.

4. By what phrase is a civil ruler described in Chapter 13?

5. Whither did Paul expect to go? Chapter 15.


PHILIPPIANS

I.

II.

III. _Brief Description of the Founding._ (See Acts 16.)

IV.

V. _Gain and Joy._

VI. _Omit._

VII. _A personal letter of gratitude, testimony and exhortation._

VIII. "_To die_ * * *"

"_Work out_ * * *"

"_Rejoice in_ * * *"

(Complete the phrases and locate.)

IX. _Record and Commit these three verses:_

1:6. A promise.

2:5. An exhortation.

3:14. A personal testimony.

X. 2. _Paul's Double Picture of Christ._

3. _Paul's Marvelous Personal Testimony._

XI. _The Immeasurable Worth of Christ._

XII. _Questions:_

1. Underline the word "gain" and state number of times found in the
book.

2. Underline the words "joy" and "rejoice" and state number of times
each is found in the book.

3. How many times does the personal pronoun "I" occur in Chapter 1?

4. In Chapter 2 what two men's names are mentioned and what facts
regarding them?

5. In Chapter 3 what three things was Paul determined to know?

6. In Chapter 3 what four words or phrases are taken from the race?

7. In Chapter 4 what three things did Paul say he had learned?


II TIMOTHY

Read the book three times, slowly, thoughtfully, prayerfully. Enter as
far as possible into the surroundings and feelings connected with this
last letter of the martyr Paul--this personal letter to this loved son
in the faith. Then write your impressions and ideas regarding its
contents, using three hundred words.



THE GENERAL EPISTLES


I. _The Authors--A Brief Biography of Each:_

See Bible Dictionary.

II. _To Whom Addressed._

See the beginning of each letter. The following is an example:

James: "To the twelve tribes which are of the Dispersion."

III. _Place and Date of Writing:_

See Bible Dictionary. The following is an example:

James. Jerusalem. About 62 A.D.

IV. _General Purpose of Contents:_

See Bible Dictionary. The following is an example:

James. A book of practical morals. Also to comfort the scattered and
persecuted Jewish Christians.


QUESTIONS ON JAMES

_Chapter 1_

1. Why can a person be joyful when falling into temptation? Verses 2, 3
and 4.

2. How does temptation begin?

3. Give meaning of phrase: "Father of Lights."

4. What six words voice the author's strong exhortation regarding the
Word?

5. Name the two elements of pure religion.

_Chapter 2_

1. What charge is made against the wealthy worshipers?

2. Name the royal law.

3. What two factors are necessary to salvation and which does James
emphasize?

4. What do demons believe? Give proof.

5. What two illustrations are taken from Old Testament biography?

_Chapter 3_

1. Give a title to the chapter.

2. How large a part does the control of the tongue have in the making of
character? Explain.

3. To what two things is the tongue compared in verses 3 and 4?

4. What three things does the writer declare the tongue to be?

5. If no man can tame the tongue, what two things must follow on the
part of every one who desires to get it under control?

_Chapter 4_

1. Name the cause mentioned for unanswered prayer.

2. Give the author's recipe for causing the devil to flee.

3. Give the author's recipe for securing the presence of God.

4. What phrase must a believer use when speaking of a future act, and
why?

5. Give James' definition of sin and state how it differs from John's.
(See I John 3:4, Authorized Version.)

_Chapter 5_

1. What two illustrations are taken from Old Testament history?

2. What is meant by the phrase, "the end of the Lord," in verse 11?

3. What command resembles one in the Sermon on the Mount?

4. What are the sick exhorted to do?

5. What two results occur when one turns a sinner to Christ?


STUDIES IN I AND II PETER

The two letters of Peter afford splendid opportunity for noting the
impress of the writer's character and experience upon his writings. Let
the teacher judge as to the extent of this study. The following are
suggested:

1. Name ten chief events in Peter's life, recorded in the Gospels.

2. Name ten chief events in Peter's life, recorded in the Acts.

3. Name six leading qualities of Peter's character.

4. Note now in I Peter 1 and II Peter 1 any words or truths suggested by
the writer's character and experience. The following are given as
examples:

I PETER 1.

Verse 3: "Inheritance." See Matt. 19:27. "What shall we have?"

Verse 5: "Guarded through faith." See Luke 22:31, 32.

Verse 6: "Manifold trials." Name Peter's tests.


I JOHN

1. In the introduction, 1:1-4, record under the three following topics
the words of the writer:

1. John's Personal Experience with Christ.

2. John's Sharing this Experience.

3. The Purpose of Sharing this Experience.

2. Name the books written by John.

3. Name the purpose of this letter. Chapter 5:13.

4. Select five tests in Chapters 2 and 3 by which we may know that we
are the Lord's disciples.

5. In the following diagram of steps supply a verb after the pronoun "I"
that sets forth the thought of each respective book:

                                   I
                                  -----------------
                                  |John's
                                  |Revelation
                                  |
                  I               |
                 -----------------
                 |John's
                 |First Letter
                 |
 I               |
-----------------
John's
Gospel

6. Are there any signs in this book of the "Boanerges" remaining? If so,
mention them.

7. Name the two definitions of God and state why John would be enabled
to record them.

8. How many references to Old Testament characters in the letter? How
many in James? In I Peter? Why fewer in John?

9. Write out Chapter 4, underlining the word "love" and its derivatives,
numbering the same.

10. Where in the catalogue of graces is love placed by James, Peter,
John, Paul, Christ? Select and record the verses. (See concordance.)

11. In what ways may these cold hearts of ours be made to beat with
fervent love toward God and men?



X

THE KINGDOM TRIUMPHANT

The Revelation       Page



THE REVELATION


I. _Author._

II. _Place and Date of Writing._

III. _Leading Verses:_

The thought of the verse and the number of the chapter are given. Find
the verse and record it.

3. The Christian's Feast.

14. The Blessed Dead.

22. A Description of Christ.

22. The Last Invitation.

IV. _Leading Chapters:_

2 and 3. Letters to the Seven Churches.

20. The Millennium.

21, 22. The New Jerusalem.

V. _Questions:_

1. This book is a revelation of whom, to whom, sent by whom?

2. Who is described in Chapter 1?

3. Draw map of Asia Minor and locate the seven churches, also Isle of
Patmos.

4. What phrase and what sentence are common to the seven letters?

5. As you turn the pages of the book, by what name do you note that the
Lord is most frequently called?

6. Name the three chief events prophesied in the millennium chapter.

7. Name seven negative descriptions of "the holy city" in Chapters 21
and 22.

8. Name two occupations of the inhabitants of "the holy city" mentioned
in Chapter 22.





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