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and Warfield. Students learn to use Novum Testamentum Graece by
Tischendorf. Thus independent work is called for from the student.
Students acquire ability to select and compare readings so as to get
the best. A number of important passages are studied. Required
parallel work is the Minor Epistles.
Three hours a week; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
Bs. The spring term is given to Romans or to II Corinthians.
Sandy and Headlam will be used in the study of Romans; Plummer, in
the study of II Corinthians. Outlines and exegetical notes are required.
This quarter calls for full use of the latest scientific equipment.
Themes and sermon outlines are suggested. Tasks for men
of ability and daring will be suggested in the field of New Testament
studies. Parallel required is the General Epistles and any other part
of the New Testament left unread.
Three hours a week; spring term. Credit: Three hours.
BIBLICAL INTRODUCTION
BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY AND TOPOGRAPHY
A. In the main the purpose of the course is to make the Scripture
narrative more intelligible and real. It shows how geography affected
character, life, and religion. The best texts are used with charts,
maps, and references. We hope to supplement the class work with
occasional stereoptical and stereoscopical views.
Three hours a week; fall term. Credit: Three hours.
B. Biblical Antiquities. The course considers the laws, life, customs,
and institutions of peoples mentioned in the Bible, especially
Israel and Palestine world in the time of Christ. Light is thrown on
many otherwise obscure passages, and no small help is gained to the
correct interpretation and appreciation of the Bible.
Three hours a week; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
C. A study of "How we got our Bible." Smith's book by this title
is read. Special assignments are made on the several phases of the
subject. Attention is given to the sources of the various manuscripts
of value and to the processes by which they have yielded the several
translations we have. Particular notice is given to the English versions
and revisions.
Three hours a week; spring term. Credit: Three hours.
CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS
D. Course in Christian Evidences. The several schools of modern
thought are considered in their history, their values, and their relation
to Christianity. The place of the Supernatural and the mission
of Jesus are studied. The place and power of Christianity is noted.
The moral value of faith and the Christian virtues is considered, and
the content of Christian experience is inductively evaluated. The essentials
or fundamentals of the Christian faith are pointed out.
Three hours a week; fall term. Credit: Three hours.
E. The Canon and the Text. A more advanced course thax Introduction
C. The problems of historical criticism are dealt with. The
date and authorship of books of the Old Testament are discussed dur

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