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§ 41        I.  Introduction

 

§ 41A          A. The Supernatural Origin of the Bible

 

§ 41B          B. The Logical Organization of the Bible

 

§ 41B1             1. Old Testament

§ 41B1A                a. Torah -    The Law

§ 41B1B                b. Nebiim -  The Prophets

§ 41B1C                c. Kethubim - The Writings

 

§ 41B2             2. New Testament

§ 41B2A                a. The Gospels

§ 41B2B                b. The Acts

§ 41B2C                c. The Epistles

§ 41B2D                d. The Revelation

 

§ 41C          C. The Chronological Organization of the Bible

§ 41C1             1. Civilizations

§ 41C2             2. Dispensations

 

§ 41D          D. Words Used in the Bible Which Refer to Itself as the Bible

 

§ 41E           E.  Terminology Used to Refer to the Bible

 

§ 42       II.  Revelation

 

§ 42A          A. Introduction

§ 42A1             1. Revelation Defined

§ 42A2             2. Revelation versus Inspiration

§ 42A3             3. Revelation versus Illumination

§ 42A4             4. Revelation versus Rationalization

§ 42A5             5. Revelation versus Empiricism

 

§ 42B          B. Biblical Revelation

§ 42B1             1. The Doctrine Proper

§ 42B2             2. Divine Revelation is Christocentric

§ 42B3             3. Divine Revelation is Progressive (“Mystery”)

§ 42B4             4. Divine Revelation is Varied

§ 42B5             5. Divine Revelation is Accurate

§ 42B6             6. Divine Revelation Ceased with the Close of the Canon

 

§ 42C          C. Special Revelation

§ 42C1             1. Dreams

§ 42C2             2. Visions

§ 42C3             3. Miracles

§ 42C4             4. Theophanies / Christophanies

 

§ 42D          D. General Revelation

§ 42D1             1. The Heavens Declare the Glory of God – (However, Astrology is Satanic)

 

§ 42E           E. Errors With Respect to Revelation

§ 42E1              1. The Double Revelation Theory

§ 42E2              2. Continuous Revelation Theories

§ 42E3              3. Extra-Biblical Revelation and the Cults

 

§ 43      III.  Verbal, Plenary Inspiration

 

§ 43A          A. The Doctrine Proper

§ 43B          B. Objections Answered with respect to Verbal, Plenary Inspiration

§ 43C          C. Terminology

§ 43C1             1. Infallibility

§ 43C2             2. Inerrancy

§ 43D          D. Dual Authorship

§ 43D1             1. The Role of the Holy Spirit

§ 43D2             2. The Role of Human Writers

§ 43D2A               a. Human Authors’ Use of Language

§ 43D2A1                  (1). Human authors' literary genres

§ 43D2A2                  (2). Human authors' figures of speech

§ 43D2B                b. Human Authors’ Cultural Allusions

§ 43D2C               c. Human Authors’ Historical References

§ 43D2D               d. Human Authors’ Mythological Allusions

§ 43E           E. Errors and False Theories With Respect to Inspiration

 

§ 44      IV.  Illumination

 

§ 44A          A. Illuminating Work of the Holy Spirit

§ 44B          B. Spiritual Blindness, Darkness

 

§ 45       V.  Canonicity and Authority

 

§ 45A          A. Reasons for the Recognition of the Canon of Scriptures

 

§ 45B          B. Requirements for a Book's Acceptance as Canonical

§ 45B1             1. Old Testament Books

§ 45B2             2. New Testament Books

 

§ 45C          C. The Disputed Books

§ 45C1             1. The Homologoumena

§ 45C2             2. The Antilogoumena

§ 45C3             3. The Apocrypha

§ 45C4             4. The Pseudepigrapha

 

§ 45D          D. Why We Believe the Bible is the Word of God

§ 45D1             1. Introduction — Apologetics

§ 45D2             2. Internal Evidences

§ 45D3             3. External Evidences

 

§ 45E           E. How We Got Our Bible

§ 45E1              1. Languages Involved

§ 45E2              2. Manuscripts

§ 45E3              3. Preservation of the Scriptures

§ 45E4              4. Writing of the Scriptures

§ 45E4A                a. Old Testament Chronology

§ 45E4B                b. New Testament Chronology

 

 

§ 45F           F. Archaeology and the Scriptures

§ 45G          G. Translations of the Scriptures — Septuagint

§ 45H          H. Translating the Scriptures

§ 45I            I.  Sufficiency of the Scriptures

 

§ 46      VI.  Interpretation

 

§ 46A          A. Hermeneutics

§ 46A1             1. General Principles

§ 46A1A               a. The Relationship of Inspiration and Hermeneutics

§ 46A1B                b. Role of the Holy Spirit in Hermeneutics

§ 46A1C               c. The necessity of unified hermeneutics

§ 46A2             2. Considerations in Interpreting Prophecy

§ 46A2A               a. Date Setting

§ 46A2B                b. Prophetic Year

§ 46A3             3. Considerations in Interpreting Literary Genres

§ 46A4             4. Consideration in Interpreting Figures of Speech

§ 46A5             5. Dispensationalism

§ 46A6             6. Hermeneutical Issues Related to Mythology

§ 46A7             7. Hermeneutics Applied to Various Scripture Texts

§ 46A8             8. Hermeneutical Principles Related to Application to Life

 

 

§ 46B          B. Application of Hermeneutics—History, Languages, Categorization

§ 46B1             1. Isagogics—Historical Framework

§ 46B2             2. Exegesis

§ 46B3             3. Categorization

 

§ 46C          C. Dispensations and Dispensationalism

§ 46C1             1. Definition and Description, Essentials

§ 46C2             2. The Dispensations

§ 46C2A               a. Innocence or Freedom

§ 46C2B                b. Conscience or Self-Determination

§ 46C2C               c. Civil Government

§ 46C2D               d. Promise or Patriarchal Rule

§ 46C2E                e. Israel

§ 46C2F                f. Grace or Church Age

§ 46C2G               g. Kingdom or Millennium

 

§ 46D          D. The Covenants of the Bible

§ 46D1             1. Introduction

§ 46D2             2. Edenic Covenant

§ 46D3             3. Adamic Covenant

§ 46D4             4. Noahic Covenant

§ 46D5             5. Abrahamic Covenant

§ 46D6             6. Mosaic Covenant

§ 46D7             7. Palestinian Covenant

§ 46D8             8. Davidic Covenant

§ 46D9             9. New Covenant

 

§ 46E           E. Biblical Criticism (and Terminology)

§ 46E1              1. Higher Criticism

§ 46E2              2. Lower (or Textual) Criticism

§ 46E3              3. Systematic Theology

§ 46E4              4. Homiletics

§ 46E5              5. Exposition

§ 46E6              6. Rationalistic Criticism

§ 46E7              7. Scientific Biblical Criticism

 

§ 46F           F. Various Theological Systems or Attitudes Toward the Bible

§ 46F1              1. Neo-Orthodoxy - Barth, Brunner, Niebuhr

§ 46F2              2. Neo-Evangelicalism

§ 46F3              3. Social Gospel

§ 46F4              4. Neo-Pentecostalism

§ 46F5              5. Covenant Theology

§ 46F6              6. The Cults

§ 46F7              7. Post-Modernism

§ 46F8              8. Black Theology

§ 46F9              9. Rationalism

§ 46FA             10. Mysticism

§ 46FB             11. Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches

§ 46FC             12. Gnosticism

§ 46FD             13. Traditional


 

§ 47    VII.  Languages of the Bible

                        The Value of the Original Languages to Pastor-Teachers

 

§ 47A          A. Hebrew  [e.g.]

§ 47A1             1. Historical Background

§ 47A2             2. Grammar

§ 47A2A               a. Tense

§ 47A2B                b. Stems

§ 47A2C               c. Verbs

§ 47A2D               d. Synopsis

§ 47A3             3. Syntax

§ 47A4             4. Exegesis

 

§ 47B          B. Aramaic

 

§ 47C          C. Greek [e.g.]

§ 47C1             1. Historical Background

§ 47C2             2. Grammar

§ 47C2A               a. Tense

§ 47C2B                b. Voice

§ 47C2C               c. Mood

§ 47C2D               d. Case

§ 47C3             3. Syntax

§ 47C4             4. Examples Which Illustrate the Importance of the Original Greek

§ 47C5             5. Greek Abbreviations for Marking in Bible

§ 47C6             6. Exegesis

 

§ 48   VIII.  Personal Bible Study

§ 48A          A. Purpose and Aims of Personal Bible Study

§ 48B          B. Resources for Bible Study

§ 48C          C. Making Marginal Notes in One's Bible

§ 48D          D. Taking Bible Class Notes

§ 48E           E. Organizing a Bible Doctrine Notebook

§ 48E1              1. Categorical Structure

§ 48E2              2. Adding Your Own Documents to The Doctrine Notebook

§ 48E3              3. Adding Links to Bookmarks Within Documents

§ 48E4              4. Adding Links to Make Pop-Up Windows Containing Scripture Verses

                                      Try it here =>  Heb 4:12

§ 48F           F. A Biblical Framework

§ 48G          G. Word Studies - Words which Do Not Fit Anywhere Else

§ 48H          H. Glossary of Terms

 

§ 49      IX.  Science and the Bible

 

§ 4A      X.  The Influence of the Word of God — Animation

§ 4AA         A. The Importance of Bible Doctrine to the Saved

§ 4AB          B. The Conviction of The Word to the Unsaved

 

§ 4B     XI.  Background Materials for Personal Bible Study

§ 4BA          A. Geographical

§ 4BA1             1. Regional — Countries, …

§ 4BA2             2. Specific Places — Cities, …

§ 4BA3             3. Geological Features — Mountains, Rivers, Valleys, Seas, …

§ 4BA4             4. Maps

 

§ 4BB          B. People(s)

§ 4BB1             1. Individuals — Apollos, Balaam, Salome, …

§ 4BB2             2. Geographical Groups — Moabites, … 

§ 4BB3             3. Religious Groups — Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, …

§ 4BB4             4. Languages — (other than Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic)

§ 4BB5             5. Currency

§ 4BB6             6. Political Systems

 

§ 4BC          C. Things

§ 4BC1             1. Clothing

§ 4BC2             2. Dwellings

§ 4BC3             3. Personal Possessions

§ 4BC4             4. Food

§ 4BC5             5. Weapons

 

§ 4BD          D. Animals

§ 4BD1             1. Domesticated

§ 4BD2             2. Wild

§ 4BD3             3. Insects & Arachnids

§ 4BD4             4. Reptiles

§ 4BD5             5. Birds

§ 4BD6             6. Fish, Sea Creatures & Crustaceans