Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1923-1924 Page: 55
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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
safe and sane problems of the Apocalypse by John. Continuation
343.-Comprehensive study of Old Testament history
from the Creation through the period of the judges, considering
event in chronological order. The relationship to secular
history given special attention, particularly the bearing of
recent archeological and historical data upon the interpretations
of the Scriptures. The origin and composition of the
various books discussed; the various schools of criticism
noticed. Thorough synopsis of all books covered. Stereopticon
views used to acquaint the student with the geographical
and topographical background of the events.
353.-A continuation of above course, covering the books
from Samuel to Nehemiah. Particular attention to the various
schools of criticism.
363.-Prophetical books, the poetical books and post-exilic
history studied in detail, with special emphasis on the Messianic
prophecies. A continuation of Bible 353.
373.-Inter-biblical History. By syllabus outline an orderly
study is made of the entire period, particularly of the land
of 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 extra-canonical 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 apocalypic writers are discussed by lecture in the class.
Angus' Early Environment of Christianity is read along with
select chapters from other manuals. This course is the connecting
link between the Testaments.
383.-The Gospel and the Acts. The gospels are studied
from Broadus' Harmony of the Gospels, this being simply a
parrallel arrangement of the text of the gospels in chronological
sequence. Use is made freely of commentaries on the leading
features of the subjects dealt with. A manual on the life
of Jesus is required as parallel reading. Independent historical
exegesis of various passages required. While the
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