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40 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Ezekiel, latter portion of Jeremiah's prophecies and experiences;
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi; Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.
A brief outline study of the poetical books-Job, Psalms, Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon.
313.-Interpretation and Exegesis. The fall term is given to a study -
of the principles of interpretation (Lockhart's text). Close touch is had
with the books and the text of the Scriptures. The texts selected will
be from the Old Testament. Particular attention will be given to
323.-Following Bible 313 which gives principles and examples of/
interpretation, this course makes a similar study in the Gospels an.'N\
Acts. McGarvey's outlines are followed largely from the harmony of
McGarvey and Pendleton. This course is more exegetical than Bible
383, but is not so comprehensive and does not touch the problems of
criticism or historical interpretation. The Sermon on the Mount and
other great passages are closely outlined. Considerable memory work
333.-The spring term in this course is devoted to studies in the
Epistles. Grubbs' Exegetical Analysis is used as the basis of study.
Vital passages are selected from several of the letters of Paul, Hebrews,
or the other books. The year closes as it began; the principles of interpretation
are applied in consideration of some safe and sane problems
of the Apocalypse by John.
343.-From Creation through the period of the judges.
This, with course 353 and 363 is a comprehensive study of the 7\
entire Old Testament. The events will be considered in l
their chronological order and in connection with special '
history showing the gradual unfolding of God's revelation with
special emphasis upon His great redemptive work. Schools of criticism
will be discussed and questions as to the origin and composition
of the books will be touched on. From the archeological and historical
data we shall learn much of the political, social, and religious environments.
Synopses of all the books must be mattered. The various
periods of Old Testament history will be traced in order, and the
prophecies preparing for the Messiah and pointing to His coming will
be especially pointed out. The course closes with a study of postexilic
history and the last of the minor prophets.
353.-From Samuel to Nehemiah.
363.-Prophetical books; poetical books; post-exilic history. Ai
373.-Inter-Biblical History. This part begins with the close of Old
Testament history, where Course 363 leaves off. By syllabus outline an
orderly study is made of the entire period, particularly of the land cf
Palestine. Besides references to Josephus and encyclopediae there is
short connected reading of political changes through Persian, Greek, (/
Maccabean, and Roman periods up to the beginning of the gospel age.
Considerable consideration is given to the apochrypha and other extracanonical
books as to the religious, social, and political conditions,
The rise of the Jewish sects is traced. The "Kingdom of God" and the
teaching of apocalyptic writers are discussed by lecture in the class.
Angus' Early Environment of Christianity is read along with select
chapters from other manuals.
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920, book, July 1919; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45903/m1/42/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.