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Aaron - [PDF] - Moses' older brother, the first high priest. According to the genealogical lists he was third in descent from Levi (Ex. 6:16-20; 1 Ch. 6:1-3). [FEB 2013]
Abomination of Desolation - [PDF] - In Matthew 24:15-20, our Lord Himself spoke of the "abomination of desolation". [FEB 2013]
Abrahamic Covenant- [PDF] - "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." This is the beginning of the covenant with Abram. [FEB 2012]
Absalom- [PDF] - David's third son by Maacah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur (a small country between Hermon and Bashan). [FEB 2013]
Acts, Historical Background - [PDF] - chronology, and some of the political background of the Acts of the Apostles. [DEC 2008]
Acts, Introduction - [PDF] - an introduction to the study of the Acts of the Apostles. [JUN 2004]
Acts, Outline - [PDF] - outline of the book of Acts. [JUN 2004]
Acts, Survey - [PDF] - a survey of the Acts of the Apostles. [NOV 2011]
Adam - [PDF] - It is fitting that we start with Adam, because Adam was the first head of the human race. By looking at Adam's life we can discover the beginnings of our problems... and solutions. [JAN 2013]
Adoption - [PDF] - From Eph. 1:5, Gal. 4:5, etc., notes on the believer's spiritual adoption. [FEB 2013]
Advocacy- [PDF] - Christ, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are our advocates with the Father, protecting us against the lies of Satan. [JUN 2007]
The Agape Feast- [PDF] - The brotherly common meals of the early Church. [FEB 2013]
Agriculture in Palestine- [PDF] - Israelites learned farming during 400 years in Egypt. Description of farming practices and OT laws regulating them. [JUN 2004]
Alexandria - [PDF] - City in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great. Birthplace of Apollos. Work site for the Septuagint version of the Old Testament. [NOV 2011]
Amalekites - [PDF] - Amalek was the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12, 16), and as a collective noun, the Amelekites, were his descendants. [FEB 2013]
Ambassadorship - [PDF] - Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ. [JUN 2004]
Amorites - [PDF] - The name Amorite is used in the OT to denote (1) the inhabitants of Palestine generally, (2) the population of the hills as opposed to the plain, and (3) a specific people under a king of their own. [FEB 2013]
Amos - [PDF] - A prophet of the 8th cent B.C., and the third book of the Minor Prophets. [FEB 2013]
Anabasis - [PDF] - by Xenophon, The March of the Ten Thousand. The most famous work of the Greek professional soldier and writer Xenophon. The journey it narrates is his best known accomplishment and "one of the great adventures in human history." [AUG 2011]
Angels - [PDF] - a categorial study of the Doctrine of Angels. [FEB 2012]
Anger - [PDF] - What the Bible says about anger, ours and God's. How to deal with sinful anger. [NOV 2011]
Antichrist - [PDF] - In the Church Age, antichrist refers to any believer who resides and functions in the world system of Satan. [JUN 2004]
Antinomianism - [PDF] - Antinomianism is the view that Christians are exempt from the demands of the moral law by reason of their reliance upon divine grace alone for salvation. [FEB 2013]
Antioch - [PDF] - where followers of Christ were first called Christians, is located some three hundred miles north of Jerusalem, on the west bank of the Orontes River. [FEB 2013]
Apocrypha and non-Canonical Writings - [PDF] - The word Apocrypha means "hidden", or "secret". The term "Apocrypha" is usually applied to a collection of books, from eleven to sixteen in number, which appeared during the interim between the Old and New Testaments. These books have come down to us in more or less close connection with the canonical books of the Bible. [DEC 2012]
Apollos - [PDF] - a short account of what the Bible has to say about this friend of the apostle Paul. [JAN 2012]
Apostleship - [PDF] - Qualifications, credentials, and function of apostles. [JAN 2012]
Apostolic Age, The - [PDF] - The apostolic period extends from the Day of Pentecost to the death of St. John, and covers about seventy years, from AD 30 to 100. [FEB 2012]
Apostolic Church, The - [PDF] - The beginnings of the Church in the times of the Apostles. [JUN 2004]
Apostolic Fathers, The - [PDF] - at least a partial listing, including brief biographies of the successors to the Apostles. [FEB 2013]
Aquila and Priscilla - [PDF] - Two friends of Paul whom he met in Corinth, who traveled to Ephesus with him, and were instructors of Apollos. [JAN 2012]
The Aramaic Language - [PDF] - Aramaic is a language or group of languages of the Semitic family, closely related to Hebrew. Biblical Aramaic, formerly called Chaldee, is the name given to the Aramaic occasionally found in the Old Testament. [FEB 2013]
Areopagus - [PDF] - The Areopagus is a hill northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, where the apostle Paul preached to the intellectuals. [FEB 2013]
Ark of the Covenant - [PDF] - The Ark of the Tabernacle, its history and typology. [FEB 2013]
Armageddon - [PDF] - a review of the final battle. [FEB 2012]
Armor of God - [PDF] - An exposition of Eph. 6:10-17; a discussion of demon organization and tactics; history of Roman armor to explain vocabulary. [OCT 2011]
Armor of God, Using - [PDF] - "If training in arms ceases, there is no difference between a soldier and a civilian! and No matter how many years he has served, an unexercised solder is a raw recruit!" - Vegetius [DEC 2012]
Ascension of Christ - [PDF] - Scripture passages related to the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. [FEB 2012]
Asia Minor - [PDF] - The land to which this name has been applied plays an important part in some periods of Bible history, and a central part in the history of the earliest Christian mission. [FEB 2013]
Assyria- [PDF] - Capsule history of the Assyrian Empire. [FEB 2012]
Assyria (Rawlinson)- [PDF] - a thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014] [FEB 2012]
Athens - [PDF] - one of the greatest cultural centers of Paul’s day, grew up around a 520-foot-high rocky plateau called the Acropolis. [NOV 2011]
Atonement, The Day of - [PDF] - The Day of Atonement was the fourth of the five annual feasts of pre-exile Israel. [FEB 2013]
Augustus (Octavian) - [PDF] - a brief biography of the Roman Emperor who sent out the decree at the time of Jesus' birth that "all the world" should be taxed. [JAN 2013]
Authority, God's Chain of Command - [PDF] - Authority of God as delegated to the apostles, and from the apostles to us via the Scriptures; proper responses to civil, ecclesiastical, and family authority. [FEB 2012]
Baal - [PDF] - The supreme fertility-god of the Canaanites. [FEB 2013]
Babel, Tower of - [PDF] - The popular designation of the tower (Heb mig?d?l) described in Gen. 11, which people migrating from the East built in the midst of their city in the plain of Shinar. [MAR 2013]
Babylon - [PDF] - Babylon lay on the bank of the Euphrates in the land of Shinar (Gen. 10:10), in the northern area of Babylonia (now southern Iraq) called Accad (as opposed to the southern area called Sumer). [MAR 2013]
Babylonia - [PDF] - detailed ancient history of the Babylonian empire, by George Rawlinson, MA. [JUN 2012]
Balaam - [PDF] - Short description of Balaam's career with reference to the Doctrine of Balaam [JAN 2012]
Baptism - [PDF] - The seven types of baptism in the Bible; the baptism of the Holy Spirit; believer's baptism. [NOV 2011]
Barnabas - [PDF] - The Acts of the Apostles describes Barnabas as 'a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith' (Acts 6:24). [NOV 2012]
The Barrier, Reconciliation, Justification - [PDF] - The doctrines of Reconciliation, Propitiation, and the removal of the barrier between God and man.
Beatitudes - [PDF] - The eight blessings in the Beatitudes, related to the Christian life.
Beer-Sheba - [PDF] - The name of this venerable town means literally "the well of seven." {MAR 2013]
Benjamin - [PDF] - The youngest of Jacob's sons, the only one to be born in Palestine; and the tribe named for him. The tribe of the Apostle Paul. [MAR 2013]
Berea - [PDF] - When they were driven out of Thessalonica, Paul and Silas came to Berea, where they preached in the synagogue of the Jews.
Berenice - [PDF] - the sister of Herod Agrippa II; features in trial of Paul in Acts 25.
Bethlehem-Judah - [PDF] - The home of Ruth and Boaz, the city of David, the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Bible Exegesis and Exposition - [PDF] - a Bible teacher's study notes must be converted into exposition which can be understood by his audience.
Bible Study - [PDF] - by Drue Freeman. How to study the Bible with understanding.
Bithynia - [PDF] - Bithynia was a Roman province in the northwest corner of Asia Minor. 1 Peter 1:1.
Bitterness - [PDF] - Bitterness is one of the most crushing mental problems in a person's life; the Bible has solutions.
Blessing - [PDF] - Bible origins of the New Testament word "blessing", applications.
Blood of Christ - [PDF] - Teaching on the representative analogy which the Blood of Christ forms with the death of the animal on the altar.
Body of Christ - [PDF] - Every Christian is a member of the Body of Christ.
Bunyan, John - [PDF] - the life of the great Christian author of Pilgrim's Progress.
Busybody - [PDF] - A busybody is a person who inserts himself uninvited into some else’s life, who meddles or pries into the affairs of others. The Bible is very clear that this is wrong, totally inappropriate behavior, especially in a local church congregation.
Canaan - [PDF] - Canaan is an ancient name for the area that includes all of the land west of the Jordan and Syria to the level of Lebweh. [MAR 2013]
Capernaum - [PDF] - The most important city on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was here that Jesus established His headquarters for the major part of His public ministry (Mt. 4:13). [MAR 2013]
Caesarea Palestine - [PDF] - Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea in the time of Christ and Paul, was located by the sea, thirty-two miles north of Joppa, and some sixty miles northwest of Jerusalem.
Caesarea Philippi - [PDF] - Caesarea Philippi was located at the foot of Mt. Hermon ... one of the most beautiful localities in all the Holy Land.
Carchemish, Battle of - [PDF] - A description of the battle for this ancient capital of the Hittite empire, with Bible references
Chaldea - [PDF] - the history of the ancient kingdom where Abraham was born and which later was the locale of the Babylonian empire.
Chaldea - Rawlinson - [PDF] - a thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014]
Chapter Titles - [PDF] - a title for each chapter in the Bible.
Chastisement (Divine Discipline) - [PDF] - Whom the Lord loves, He chastens; the study of Divine Discipline
Children, Goals for, [PDF] - Some ideas regarding setting Biblical goals for nurturing and training children in the plan of God.
Chios - [PDF] - mentioned on Paul’s third missionary journey. Chios was especially noted in antiquity for its claim to be the birthplace of Homer, for its school of epic poets, and its sculptors.
Christ the Rock - [PDF] - This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Christian at Work - [PDF] - Suggestions for a believer's attitude and function on the job.
Christian Worker Qualifications - [PDF] Biblical qualifications for Christians in the Lord's service.
Christians of the Early Church - [PDF] - A description of the life of Christians in the early church, as found in the Epistle to Diognetus, by an unknown author of the 2nd Century. [AUG 2014]
Chronology of New Testament Times - [PDF]
Chronology of the World from the Christian perspective - [PDF]
Church, the Body of Christ- [PDF] - Many people think of church in terms of brick and mortar, program and form. But in these passages you will learn that the Church is a spiritual organism, dear to the heart of God the Father.
Circumcision - [PDF] - The importance of the doctrine of Circumcision in Church Age teaching.
Citizenship of the Believer - [PDF] - Verses describing the Christian's transfer of citizenship from the world to the heavenly kingdom through union with Christ.
Claudius - [PDF] - Tiberius Claudius Drusus Caesar, the fourth Roman Emperor (40 to 54 AD).
Colossae - [PDF] - overview of the city of the Colossians. [AUG 2014]
Communion - [PDF] - the Lord's Supper; derivation from the Passover
Confession of Sin - [PDF] - The principles of biblical confession of sin; how the Lord's grace provision makes it possible for a Christian to stay in fellowship.
Coos (Cos) - [PDF] - Coos is an island mentioned in connection with Paul’s third missionary journey in Acts 21:1, and in its relations with the Jews in 1 Macc. 15:23; Josephus Ant. xiv.7.2; 10.15.
Corinth - [PDF] - A brief summary of the history of the Greek city where Paul stayed 18 months.
Cornelius - [PDF] - A Roman centurion converted by Peter after both had seen divine visions (Acts 10:1–11:18), the first Gentile known to become a Christian. [AUG 2014]
Cosmic System - [PDF] - Satan's plan and process for controlling the world, and his attempt, using his organization of fallen angels, to counteract the plan of God in all respects.
Covenants - [PDF] - An extensive study of God's Covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David; and the New Covenant.
Crete, Brief History - [PDF] -  An outline history of Crete and historical comments on the character of the people; a historical supplement to the study of the Epistle to Titus
Cyprus - [PDF] -  An island situated near the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea, in angle formed by the coasts of Cilicia (modern Turkey) and Syria. [AUG 2014]
Cyrus the Great - [PDF] -  Properly Cyrus II, the Great, founder of the Persian empire. He reigned from 559 to 530 B.C., and his empire flourished until its conquest by Alexander the Great (331 B.C.). [MAR 2013]
Daily Bible Reading - [PDF] -  This is a daily Bible reading listing for the year 2012. With this arrangement, you read the whole Bible in a year, but in the chronological order of events. So, for example, many of the Psalms are included with the readings for historical books, because they were written at the time of those events. Likewise, the writings of prophets are included with contemporary historical events.
Damascus - [PDF] - an outline study of this oldest city in the world; of central interest to Bible events. [AUG 2014]
Damascus, Roads to - [PDF] -  description of the various roads which Saul could have used to travel between Jerusalem and Damascus.
Darkness in the Soul - [PDF] - an exposition of Ephesians 4:17-24.
Day of Atonement - [PDF] - an exposition of Leviticus 16; Keil and Delitzsch
Deacons – [PDF] -  a Greek word study (Kittel) on diakonos
Dead Sea Scrolls – [PDF] -  The name generally given to the manuscripts and fragments of manuscripts of the Bible discovered in caves near the northwestern end of the Dead Sea in the period between 1946 and 1956. [MAR 2013]
Death, Seven Types - [PDF] - Seven types of death in the Bible.
Death of Christ - [PDF] - The death of Jesus Christ was an act of obedience to God the Father's plan of salvation. [AUG 2014]
Deborah and Barak - [PDF] - a fresh oppression of the Israelites, and the glorious victory which they obtained over Sisera, Jabin's general, through the judge Deborah and the heroic warrior Barak. [MAR 2013]
Deity of Christ [PDF] - Scripture references to the deity of Christ in which divine essence is attributed to Christ. [JUL 2013]
Demons, Intro. to Study of - [PDF] - Outline of Bible references to demons; descriptions of identity and functions
Depression - Bible Solutions - [PDF] - A discussion of the problem of depression - Bible's advice.
Deuteronomy - Introduction - [PDF] - The book of Deuteronomy contains not so much "a recapitulation of the things commanded and done, as related in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers" (Theod.), as "a compendium and summary of the whole law and wisdom of the people of Israel, wherein those things which related to the priests and Levites are omitted, and only such things included as the people generally required to know" (Luther). [DEC 2012]
Disciples, Christ's - [PDF] - biographies of the twelve and other disciples.
Dispensations - [PDF] - A dispensation is a period of time which is identified by its relation to some particular purpose of God.
Dispersion - [PDF] - The term used to designate the Jews living outside Palestine and maintaining their religious observances and customs among the Gentiles. [FEB 2013]
Divine Decrees - [PDF] - The classic definition comes from R.B. Thieme, Jr.: “The decree of God is His eternal (always existed), holy (perfect integrity), wise (the application of omniscience to creation), and sovereign purpose, comprehending simultaneously all things that ever were or will be in their causes, conditions (status), successions (interaction with others that leads to certain decisions), relations, and determining their certain futurition.”
Divine Discipline, Five Cycles - [PDF] Jehovah chastens nations which are out of fellowship.
Divine Guidance - [PDF] - The divine guidance of Christ; divine guidance for the Christian believer.
Divisions in the Early Church - [PDF] - divisions and heresies in the Church in the time of the apostle Paul.
Doctrine, The Importance of - [PDF] - The believer must give the highest priority in life to learning Bible facts and principles, and applying them to every situation.
Doctrine Test - [PDF] - A test of basic doctrinal knowledge - test your own progress in Bible academics. [APR 2014]
Doubtful Things - [PDF] - The doctrine of Doubtful Things refers to those issues that are not directly dealt with in the Scriptures. It is primarily related to the believer's attitude toward the weaker Christian.
Early Church - [PDF] - Details of the organization and activities of the Church, from Pentecost to the beginning of Paul's ministry.
Ebionites - [PDF] - A Jewish-Christian heretical sect flourishing in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cents A.D. [MAR 2013]
Edification - [PDF] - the doctrine of growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, leading to productivity in the Christian way of life.
Edomites - [PDF] - Historical summary of the Edomites.
Egypt - Herodotus - [PDF] - Among Herodotus' descriptions of countries the most fascinating to the modern reader, as it was to the ancient, is his account of the marvels of the land of Egypt.
Egypt - Rawlinson - [PDF] - a thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014]
End Time Events - [PDF] - A review of all the happenings and activities which accompany the end times.
Enemies, Witnessing to - [PDF] - Every Christian has a duty to love his enemies and to witness to them.
English Language, Origins of the - [PDF]
Enoch - [PDF] - the man who "was not, because God took him."  
Ephesus- [PDF] - overview of the city of the Ephesians.
Epicureans - [PDF] - Epicurus and his followers devoted themselves primarily to the pursuit of personal, individual happiness.
Essence of God - [PDF] - many scripture verses describing all of the characteristics of the personality of God. [JUL 2013]
Essenes - [PDF] - A description of the ascetic religious sect of the Essenes, the forerunner of the monastic orders.
Eternal Life - [PDF] - Three stages of everlasting life, "now" and "forever".
Eternal Security - [PDF] - An understanding of these concepts is required before there can be stability in our Christian lives.
Eternity - [PDF] -  We don’t know much in detail about eternity, what it’s like, or what we will be doing there. However, the Bible does have some information from which we can draw some inferences.
Eucharist (Lord's Table) - [PDF] - The history of the relationship between the Passover and the Lord's Supper.
Evil, Doctrine of - [PDF] - A thorough study of the doctrines related to Satan's strategy, his attempt to discredit the Lord Jesus Christ during the Church Age.
Exhortation - [PDF] - Christians are commanded to "exhort" one another. Sometimes that calls for a comforting ministry, and sometimes it calls for straight talk.
Exorcism - [PDF] - Exorcisms are acts of liberating afflicted persons from the influence of demons.
Ezra - [PDF] - Ezra returned to Jerusalem with a group of repatriates and others in the seventh year of Artaxerxes. [MAR 2013]
Faith - [PDF] - Faith as a means of learning compared to rationalism and empiricism; how Christian faith works; how to grow in faith.
Faith-Rest - [PDF] The practice of enjoying the peace of God. How to claim promises; how to be stable and relaxed; how to enjoy happiness that doesn't depend on people, circumstances or things.
Faith-Rest and Stability - [PDF] - applying Faith-Rest. [FEB 13]
Faithfulness of God - [PDF] The faithfulness of God to the believer is expressed in many ways in the Bible.
False Prophet, The- [PDF] The False Prophet of the end times.
Felix Antonius- [PDF] A Roman procurator of Judea, appointed by the emperor Claudius. Dealt with Paul in Caesarea. [AUG 2014]
Fellowship, Christian - [PDF] Four areas of relationship [koinonia] for believers in a local church: doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer.
Festus- [PDF] The Roman governor or procurator who succeeded FELIX ANTONIUS in the province of Judea (Acts 24:27). [AUG 2014]
Forgiveness - [PDF] The test of Grace living is a forgiving spirit.
Four Gospels, The - [PDF] An introduction to the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Freedom - [PDF] What it means to be set free from "the law of sin and death."
Friendships - [PDF] Every meeting with another person is a divine encounter.
Gabriel - [PDF] - Gabriel is a celestial being or personage who is mentioned by name only four times in Scripture. [AUG 2014]
Galatia - [PDF] - the location of much of Paul's travels; occupied by Gauls from Europe.
Galilee - [PDF] - The northern portion of Palestine, scene of most of the earthly ministry of Jesus. [AUG 2014]
Galilee, Sea of - [PDF] - The most common name in the Gospels for that lake where so much of Jesus’ ministry took place, taken from the district in which it was located. [AUG 2014]
Gamaliel - [PDF] - The great Talmudic scholar of the 1st Century; and the teacher in Judaism of the Apostle Paul. [AUG 2014]
Gaul, Christianity in - [PDF] - from Guizot's History of France.
Gauls of Galatia - [PDF] - from Guizot's History of France; the Galatians were Gauls from Europe.
Genealogy of Jesus Christ - [PDF] the complete listing of all the forbears of Jesus, from Adam to Joseph and Mary.
Gideon - [PDF] A brief history of the life of Gideon, the judge of Israel.
Giving - [PDF] A brief study of Christian giving - comments on 2 Corinthians 8 and 9.
Glory of God - [PDF] Word study of the word "glory" as it refers to the nature of God.\
Gnosticism and the Colossian Heresy> - [PDF]
Godliness - [PDF] The study of the Greek Word eusebeia, "inner piety", spiritual maturity in believers.
Golden Calf, The - [PDF] The golden calf represents the failure of the children of Israel at the Holy Mountain of God.
Gospel, The - [PDF] The use of the term "gospel" in the New Testament - the "good news" of salvation.
Gossip - [PDF] In its biblical setting, "gossip" is used to designate the spreading of secrets or rumors, usually for the purpose of slander. [MAR 2013]
Grace - [PDF] A thorough treatment of the most important doctrine of the Christian life. The work of God and the Plan of God are completely based on Grace.
Grace Provision - [PDF] God the Father provides logistical supply for believers.
Greek History - [PDF] - a short history of ancient Greece (24 pages).
Hannah's Song of Praise - [PDF] The prayer in which Hannah poured out the feelings of her heart, after the dedication of her son to the Lord, is a song of praise of a prophetic and Messianic character. [MAR 2013]
Hannibal - [PDF] When Hannibal was twenty-eight years old he had received a soldier's training through nineteen years in camp. He had disciplined his body to hardship, his appetite to moderation, his tongue to silence, his thought to objectivity. [MAR 2013]
Happiness - [PDF] The joy of God; a happiness that does not depend on people, things, or circumstances.
Haran - [PDF] - a stopping point on Abraham's journey to Canaan.
Harmony of the Gospels - [PDF] - this is a table showing the correlation between events in the four gospels.
Heaven - [PDF] The word heaven, or the heavens, is used in the Scriptures in a number of different senses. [FEB 13]
Heavenlies, The - [PDF] Brief notes on the locations known as the heavenlies or heavenly places.
Hellenism - [PDF] - a short study of the Greek thinking that influenced the thinking and culture of those Jewish people who were educated in Greek philosophy and culture.
Hellenists and Arameans - [PDF] - the differences between traditional Judaism and the "modern" Greek culture of the 1st century, affected even the early Christian congregations (Acts 6:1 ff).
Heresy and Apostasy - [PDF] Definitions, and the Biblical solution to the problem of apostasy in the local church.
Hermeneutics - [PDF] The science and art of Biblical interpretation, by Pastor Drue Freeman.
Hermeneutics, Syllabus of Studies in - [PDF] - A classical study in Hermeneutics, by Rollin Thomas Chafer. Used in Pastor's Ministry Workshop of Austin Bible Church
Herod, The Family of - [PDF] - The Herod mentioned in Matthew 2 and in Luke 1, is known to history as Herod the Great. His family was Jewish, by race, but the were actually Idumeans (Edomites).
Herod Agrippa II - [PDF] - He was the son of the first and better-known Herod Agrippa, the brother of Berenice, Mariamne, and Drusilla (second wife of the Roman procurator Antonius Felix). Conducted trial of Paul in Caesarea. [AUG 2014]
Herodotus - The History - [PDF] - “These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due share of glory.”
Hillel - [PDF] - An eminent Jewish scholar and rabbinic leader in Jerusalem in the early Herodian period. Contemporary with Gamilel. [MAR 2013]
Hittites - [PDF] - The Hittites are a Hamitic people. They are the descendants of Heth, Gen 10:15. [JUL 2013]
Holy Spirit - [PDF] The Person and work of God the Holy Spirit; the indwelling of the Spirit; the filling of the Spirit; the fruit of the Spirit.
Holy Spirit, Baptism of the - [PDF] The Holy Spirit’s work by which he places each believer into Union with Christ.
Holy Spirit, Indwelling of the - [PDF] The Holy Spirit indwells the body of the believer at the moment of salvation, 1 Cor 6:19-20, 3:16.
Holy Spirit, Filling of the - [PDF] The empowering ministry brought about by the Holy Spirit's control of the believer's life.
Holy Spirit - Salvation Ministry - [PDF] God the Holy Spirit did seven things for each Church Age believer at the time of salvation.
Holy Spirit - Sustaining Ministry - [PDF] The Holy Spirit sustained Christ during His time on earth, and the Holy Spirit sustains believers in the Christian life.
Homosexuality - [PDF] - a thorough treatment of what the Bible says about this issue.
Hope - [PDF] The Christian's confidence is much more than just wishful thinking.
Husbands - [PDF] How to be the husband of a happy wife.
Iconium - [PDF] Iconium was a city in the southwest part of central Asia Minor located about 95 miles (153 kilometers) from the Mediterranean coast.
Idolatry - [PDF] an outline discussion of the various forms of idolatry prevalent in Old Testament and New Testament times. [MAR 2013]
Imputation - [PDF] How God the Father "credits" our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.
Inerrancy - [PDF] A comparison of the views of both sides of the issue of inerrancy in the Bible.
Inheritance - [PDF] A study of the Christian's heritage in Christ.
Inspiration - [PDF] The verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible.
Intertestamental Period - [PDF] - denotes the history of Judaism from the time of the completion of the book of Malachi to the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem (A.D. 70). [MAR 2013]
Iron Age - [PDF] - The Iron Age is the period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron, dates roughly 1300 BC to 700 AD. [AUG 2014]
Isaac - [PDF] - An OT patriarch, son of Abraham and father of Jacob and Esau. [MAR 2013]
Isaiah - [PDF] - Of all the prophets of Israel, Isaiah stands out as incomparably the greatest. [MAR 2013]
Israel, The Pre-Eminence of - [PDF] Study of the place of the nation of Israel in the Biblical historical framework.
Jacob - [PDF] - Jacob was an OT patriarch, son of Isaac and father of the twelve named ancestors of the tribes of Israel (from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia).
James I, King of England, and the Early Stuarts - [PDF] - from English history, a thorough treatment of Elizabeth I, James I, Edward VI, and Charles I.
James the brother of Jesus - [PDF] - After the death of James the brother of John, there is frequent mention in the Acts and the Pauline epistles of another James, the brother of the Lord Jesus.
Jealousy - [PDF] - Jealousy is a mental attitude or emotional sin which is characterized by resentment of another person's accomplishments, recognition, attractiveness, or possessions, or by hostility towards someone else who is believed to be enjoying some advantage.
Jerusalem - [PDF] A study of the chief city of Israel.
Jewish Civilization - [PDF] A holy religion the characteristic of the civilization of the Jews, and their religious feelings were directed to something in the future. All the circumstances of their national life tended to fix their thoughts on One that was to come.
Jewish Law in the 1st Century - [PDF] - All jurisdiction was either civil, criminal, or ecclesiastical, according as questions of private right, public morality, or religious duty were to be decided.
Jewish Literature - [PDF] - a brief outline of ancient Jewish theological literature (Alfred Edersheim).
Jewish Religious System - [PDF] A description of each of the main Jewish organizations: the Scribes, the Pharisees, the Sadducees; and the Sanhedrin, and a brief description of the Jewish Talmud.
Jewish Teaching, Categories of Work - [PDF] - The thirty-nine categories of the Law making up the basis for Sabbath laws regarding work.
Jewish Teaching, Messiah - [PDF] - Jewish teaching regarding the Messiah.
Jewish Theological Writings - [PDF] - This article is an outline introduction to the major lines of Jewish theological literature.
Jews and Hellenism - [PDF] The Jews of the Dispersion interacting with Greek thought and culture.
Jews Relationship to Gentiles - [PDF] A few examples from extensive Jewish writings of early times of their regulations concerning contact with Gentile people - from Edersheim.
Jews, Sects and Parties - [PDF] - a description of the various Jewish parties in the time of Christ, including Pharisees, Sadducees, Hellenists, Arameans.
John the Baptist - [PDF] -a complete exposition of all of the teaching in the Bible about the great prophet and his relationship to Jesus Christ.
Joseph of Arimathea - [PDF] - In all four Gospels the man who steps forth to bury Jesus' body is Joseph of Arimathea. [MAR 2013]
Josephus - [PDF] - Jewish historian and general in the war of the Jews against the Romans in A.D. 66-70. [MAR 2013]
Jubilee, Year of - [PDF] - the fiftieth year was to be announced as a Jubilee Year. It possessed the function of an ordinary sabbatic year, thus allowing the land to lie fallow for two successive years. [MAR 2013]
Judaism 101 - [PDF] - Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs, by Tracey Rich, a Jewish scholar.
Judea, History of - [PDF] An outline history of the land of Israel from the time of Alexander to Herod the Great; details of the activities of the Hasmonean family (Maccabees); profile of Herod the Great.
Judges, Introduction - [PDF] - from Commentary on the Old Testament - Leviticus, by C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch. [MAR 2013]
Judgment, Justice, and Judging - [PDF] God's Judgment and Justice; a discussion of discernment vs. judgmentalism.
Judgment Seat of Christ - [PDF] A brief study of the thrones upon which Christ will sit, in heaven and on earth, after the Church Age.
Justification - [PDF] Outline of the doctrine of Justification.
Koine Greek, History of - [PDF] - how the common Greek of the New Testament was formed.
Law of Moses - [PDF] - A discussion of how the Law of Moses relates to Church Age doctrine.
Leaven - [PDF] A study of the concept of leaven in the Bible
Legalism - [PDF] The greatest distortion to Grace is religious legalism.
Leper - [PDF] - A leper suffers from a specific form of mycobacterial infection that was dreaded in antiquity and that until A.D. 1960 was regarded as intractable and incurable. [MAR 2013]
Leprosy - [PDF] - a study from the Old Testament on how leprosy was identified and treated. An exposition of Leviticus 13 and 14, Commentary on the Old Testament, by C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch
Levitical Priesthood - [PDF] A discussion of the institutions of the Jewish religion.
Levitical Sacrifices and Offerings - [PDF] Descriptions and Christian typology of the Levitical sacrifices and offerings; isagogical support to study of New Testament epistles.
Life of Christ - [PDF] - the Person and Work of Christ, from His presence in eternity past, through His ministry in the feeding of the 5000.
Local Church - [PDF] a collection of Bible references dealing with the basic attitude and activities which are present in a local church.
Locusts - [PDF] Four different types of locusts are mentioned in Joel 4:1.
Loyal Love - [PDF] Another look at the subject of AGAPE love.
Lydda - [PDF] - the city where Peter healed Aeneas.
Lydia - [PDF] - Lydia, being convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, and having made a profession of her faith, was forthwith baptized.
Maccabean Revolt - [PDF] - the great Jewish warriors struggle against the Greek ruler Antiochus Epiphanes.
Maccabees (Hasmoneans) - [PDF] - The Jewish family that ruled Judea during most of the 400 silent years. [MAR 2013]
Macedonia - [PDF] - the Greek province; home of Alexander the Great.
Malta - [PDF] - The island where Paul was shipwrecked. [AUG 2014]
Manna - [PDF] Manna means "What is it?" in the Hebrew.
Marriage, Christian - [PDF] Thorough treatment on the subject of marriage in the Bible.
Mary's Song - [PDF] - Luke's narrative now turns to the story of Mary, the mother of our Lord.
Mastery of the Details of Life - [PDF] - Mastery of the details of life means that you look to the Lord for every detail, that you accept with calm fortitude either the gain or loss of details of life. [MAR 2013]
Media and the Medes - [PDF] - An ancient people and land SW of the Caspian Sea, between the Zagros Mountains and the Salt Desert.
Media - Rawlinson - [PDF] - a thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014]
Mental Attitude - [PDF] A thorough article on the problems of mental attitude and how to grow into stability in the Christian Way of Life; how to have a relaxed mental attitude; how to avoid many kinds of neurosis.
Messiah in the Old Testament [PDF] - from The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim, Appendix IX.
Methusaleh - [PDF] The oldest man is the world may also be the most famous.
Miletus - [PDF] - Paul summoned the Ephesian elders to meet him at the major seaport city of Miletus in order to give them his final charge (Acts 20:15, 21:1).
Moses Early Life - [PDF] - exposition of Exodus 2 (Keil and Delitszch).
Moses in Egypt - [PDF] - notes from history about Moses and the Pharoahs in Egypt.
Moabites - [PDF] A description of the descendants of Lot, geography, history, religion, relationship to Judges and Ruth. The Moabite Stone.
The "Much More" Care of God - [PDF] The Lord Jesus did the most for us when He died on the Cross. In the Christian life He does much more than the most for us.
Music, Christian - [PDF] What the Bible says about Christian singing; psalms, hymns, spiritual songs; doctrinal content of a few well-known hymns. [AUG 2014]
Mystery Doctrines - [PDF] - The word "mystery" in the New Testament refers to the doctrine which is specific for the Church Age. It is called "the mystery" because there things were never revealed in Old Testament times.
Names of God - [PDF] - notes from the Scofield Reference Bible on the names of Jehovah.
Nazarites - [PDF] - The Nazarites were an ancient order of persons consecrated to God by means of a vow.
Nebuchadnezzar - [PDF] - King of Babylon (605-562 BC) and conqueror of Jerusalem. [MAR 2013]
Negative Volition - [PDF] Stern warnings to believers "not to walk as other Gentiles walk".
Nehemiah - [PDF] - A postexile governor of Judah and writer of the memoirs in the book called by his name. All that is known from contemporary sources about this Jewish patriot is found in the book of Nehemiah. [MAR 2013]
Nelson, Horatio - biography - [PDF] - by Sir William Beechy, a contemporary of the great British hero of the Battle of Trafalgar.
Nicodemus - [PDF] - Nicodemus is a Greek name meaning "Victor of the People".
Novice Christian - [PDF] - Any Christian believer is either winning or losing in the attempt to live as a Christian. A believer is either living according to the revealed plan of God, or is serving “the ruler of this world.” There is no in-between or middle ground.
Occupation with Christ - [PDF] the primary focus of the Christian life is the Lord Jesus Christ, and we know Him from the Word of God.
Old Age - [PDF] The doctrinal truth behind dying grace. How the last years of your life are the best years. Growing old and gracious at the same time.
Old Testament History - [PDF] A history of the period from Solomon to the return of the Jews from exile.
Palestine Provinces - [PDF] - The geographical position of Palestine gave it a political importance greater than that to which its extent and population would otherwise have entitled it.
Papyrus - [PDF] - A plant and the writing material that was made from it. [MAR 2013]
Parables - [PDF] - by Pastor Mark Perkins. A thorough study of the parables of Jesus, with expositional notes.
Parthia - [PDF] - a region of north-eastern Iran, best known for having been the political and cultural base of the rulers of the Parthian Empire.
Parthia - Rawlinson - [PDF] - a thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014]
Passover - [PDF] - Notes on the Jewish ritual that was the Lord's Supper.
Pastor-Teachers - [PDF] the pastor-teacher has a spiritual gift that he does not deserve and cannot earn.
Paul and Silas in the Philippian Jail - [PDF]
Paul the Apostle - [PDF] Paul's education and career. [AUG 2014]
Paul in Athens - [PDF] - an account from Conybeare and Howson, The Life and Epistles of St. Paul of Paul's ministry in Athens.
Paul in Corinth - [PDF] an account of the apostle Paul's ministry in Corinth.
Paul in Ephesus - [PDF] an account of the apostle Paul's ministry in Ephesus.
Paul - First Letter to Corinth - [PDF] narrative surrounding Paul's writing from Ephesus his first epistle to the Corinthians, by Conybeare and Howson, along with their translation of the letters.
Paul - Missionary Labors - [PDF] - The public life of Paul, from the third year after his conversion to his martyrdom, A.D. 40-64, embraces a quarter of a century, three great missionary campaigns with minor expeditions, five visits to Jerusalem, and at least four years of captivity in Caesarea and Rome.
Paul - Second Letter to Corinth - [PDF] - narrative surrounding Paul's writing from Macedonia his second epistle to the Corinthians, by Conybeare and Howson, along with their translation of the letter.
Paul - Letter to the Galatians - [PDF] - narrative surrounding Paul's writing from Macedonia his epistle to the Galatians; by Conybeare and Howson, along with their translation of the letter.
Paul - Letter to the Romans - [PDF] - narrative surrounding Paul's writing his epistle to the Romans, from Corinth, prior to his departure for Judea; by Conybeare and Howson, along with their translation of the letter.
Paul - to the Thessalonians - [PDF] an account of the events surrounding Paul's writing the two Thessalonian epistles, along with translations by Conybeare and Howson.
Paul's Childhood at Tarsus - [PDF] - His infancy; the Tribe of Benjamin; Social Position of Paul's Family; Paul’s Boyhood.
Paul's Education - [PDF] - His journey to Jerusalem; his education at the school of Gamaliel
Paul: Chronological Table - [PDF] A time table of Paul's life, with matching contemporary events.
Peace of God, and Peace with God - [PDF] How to have peace with God and the peace of God. One of the important stability doctrines and Biblical treatments for depression.
Pentecost - [PDF] - The ascension of Christ to heaven was followed ten days afterwards by the descent of the Holy Spirit upon earth and the birth of the Christian Church.
Pentateuch - [PDF] - Concluding Remarks on the Composition of the Pentateuch, from Commentary on the Old Testament, C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch.
Persecution in the Early Church - [PDF] - a description of the life of early believers under Jewish persecution.
Persecution, Roman - [PDF] - by Philip Schaff, the treatment of Christian believers by Roman authority and citizens.
Persia - [PDF] - an ancient history of the Persian Empire, by George Rawlinson, MA. [AUG 2014]
Peter, the Apostle - [PDF] - A disciple of Jesus and apostle of the early Church.
Philip the Evangelist - [PDF] - The “deacon” who brought the Gospel to the Samaritans and to the Ethiopian eunuch.
Philippi - [PDF] - Roman provincial city; important trade center; location of the Philippian church.
Phoenicia - [PDF] - Phoenicia designates the Syrian coast, and Phoenicians the Northwest Semitic inhabitants of that region in the period from 1200 b.c. to about the end of the Roman era.
Phoenicia - Rawlinson - [PDF] - a thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014]
Pilgrim's Progress - [PDF] - “From This World To That Which Is To Come, Delivered under the similitude of a dream”, BY JOHN BUNYAN
Pilgrim Church, The - [PDF] - A concise history of the Church compared with the principles taught in the New Testament.
Pilate - [PDF] - Pontius Pilate was the fifth governor of the Roman province of Judaea. His rule began in 26 AD and lasted until early in 37 AD.
Poor, The - [PDF] - The Lord Jesus said "The poor you will have with you always" (Mark 14:17), and the Bible has extensive teaching on the subject of poverty and how a Christian's duties include responsibility and care for poor people.
Prayer - [PDF] Practical teaching on how to pray to God and what to expect from Him.
Prayer, Principles of- [PDF] prayer is communication with God.
Preaching, Doctrine of - [PDF] Word study beginning in Titus 1:3 - KEIRUGMA; the true practice of Bible presentation.
Predestination - [PDF] How the word "predestination" is used in the Bible.
Pride (Arrogance) - [PDF] Whenever a Christian fails to execute the plan of God for his life, sinful pride is the primary reason and motivating cause.
Priesthood, The Officiating [PDF] - Among the most interesting glimpses of early life in the church is that afforded by a small piece of rapidly-drawn scenery which presents to our view 'a great company of the priests,' 'obedient to the faith' (Acts 6:7).
Privacy [PDF] - Privacy is that principle of freedom whereby an individual has the right to retire from the company of others, remaining in seclusion from the knowledge or observation of others.
Promotion - [PDF] Personal advancement in the Bible; if God does not promote you, you're not promoted!
Prophets and Prophesying - [PDF] An outline study of the Old Testament Prophet and his ministry.
Prophetical History of the Old Testament - [PDF] - an outline description of the historical books of the Bible, Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings.
Propitiation - [PDF] Jesus Christ is our Mercy Seat, our place of propitiation!
Psalms, Introduction to - [PDF] An introduction to the study of the Psalms, and an outline of the First Psalm.
Purity in the Christian Life - [PDF] The apostle Paul told Timothy, "Keep yourself pure..." Good advice for all of us. A study of KATHAROS.
Puteoli - [PDF] A maritime city of Campania in Italy where Paul landed on his voyage to Rome; the modern name is Pozzuoli. [AUG 2014]
Pythagoras - [PDF] - brief biography of the Greek mathematician, Born: about 569 BC in Samos, Ionia.
Qualifications for Ministers - [PDF] - an exposition of Titus 1:5-9.
Rabbinical Exegesis - [PDF] -from Talmud scholars, a brief description of the rules to be observed in deducing Halakhah (Jewish law) from the texts of Scripture.
Rabbinical Schools - [PDF] - Until the formation of the later Rabbinical colleges, which flourished after the Jews were driven from Jerusalem, the instruction in the divinity schools seems to have been chiefly oral.
Rahab and the Grace of God - [PDF] Rahab, Salmon's wife, Ruth's mother-in-law, David's great-great-grandmother, a trophy to the Grace of God.
Rapture, The - [PDF] A description of the carrying away of believers at the end of the Church Age; a comparison between Rapture and Second Coming events.
Reconciliation - [PDF] How God the Father changes (reconciles) us to His own standards and righteousness.
Red Heifer Offering – [PDF] - When a person became ceremonially unclean by some contact with an unclean animal or person or by contact with a dead person, he was required to go through a ritual cleansing. comprehensive study of the doctrine showing how the Lord deals with recalcitrant and implacable Christians.
Redeeming the Time - [PDF] A Christian is obliged to make the most of time here on earth, living with eternity's values in view.
Redemption - [PDF] A study of the doctrine of redemption, God's special intervention for the salvation of mankind.
Refreshment - [PDF] Romans 15:32 says, "So that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed."
Regeneration - [PDF] What does it mean to be born again? A discussion of the words referring to a believer's new life in Christ.
Religions of the World - [PDF] Brief descriptions of the major non-Christian religions of the world, including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
Repentance - [PDF] - "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Responsibility - [PDF] - The present responsibilities of those who wait for the Kingdom of Christ.
Restoration of the Jews - [PDF] - After the Second Advent of Christ, He will assemble and restore Israel.
Resurrection of Christ - [PDF] An outline study of the main features of the resurrection of Christ, including a description of the resurrection body of Christ and the events surrounding the resurrection.
Reversionism - [PDF] - a comprehensive study of the doctrine showing how the Lord deals with recalcitrant and implacable Christians.
Rhegium - [PDF] - A city on the east side of the Sicilian Straits, the modern Reggio di Calabria, where Paul’s ship stopped on the way to Rome. [AUG 2014]
Rhodes - [PDF] - The capital city of Rhodes is mentioned in Acts 21:1 as one of Paul's stopping places on his final journey to Jerusalem. Though the port city had once been one of the most powerful commercial centers of the Mediterranean, by the time of Paul's visit it was little more than a beautiful city with a glorious past.
Roads - Jerusalem to Damascus - [PDF] - a description of the roads Paul probably traveled from Jerusalem to Damascus.
Rock, Jesus Christ the Rock - [PDF] - Scriptures referring to Jesus Christ as the Rock.
Roman Army, Soldier Training - [PDF] - from Vegetius, Epitome of Military Science.
Roman Commerce - [PDF] - Great development had been given to commerce by the consolidation of the Roman Empire. [AUG 2014].
Roman History - [PDF] An outline history of the period of time leading up to the birth of Christ; The Republic, the Punic Wars, the rise of the Caesars; the city of Rome in New Testament times; the Catacombs.
Roman Kings - [PDF] - a list of the men who ruled Rome from its founding in 754 BC until the beginning of the Roman Republic.
Roman Law - [PDF] - The source of Roman law is the family or gens. The proprietary rights of the pater familias as head of this primitive unit of organization are fundamental in private law, and the scope of the criminal jurisdiction of the state was limited by the power of life and death exercised by the head of the family over those under his authority. [MAR 2013]
Roman Names - The names of Roman citizens had four parts. Paul's Roman name was Saulus Benjaminus Tarsus Paulus.
Roman Persecution - [PDF] - an extended account of the persecution of Christians by the Romans, and details of the siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Roman Provincial System - [PDF] - from the time when Augustus united the world under his own power, the provinces were divided into two different classes.
Romans - Conybeare and Howson - [PDF] - translation of Romans by C&H, extensive comments and footnotes.
Rome in BibleTimes - [PDF] -what was the city of Rome like in the times of the early church?
Rome, Paul's Journey to - [PDF] - description of Paul's journey to Rome and his sojourn there, places and events..
Sabbath, Jewish Teaching - [PDF] - The importance of the Sabbath in Jewish life is stressed from the story of Creation in Genesis, to the Ten Commandments, which state that people are to refrain from labor on the 7th day.
Sacrifices in the Old Testament - [PDF] - The first of the revelations of God to the people of Israel related to the sacrifices, in which the Israelites were to draw near to Him, that they might become partakers of His grace.
Sadducees [PDF] - brief article describing this sect.
Salamis - [PDF] - the city on Cyprus, visited by Paul and Barnabus. Traditional place where Barnabas, a native of Cyprus, was martyred.
Salvation Doctrines - [PDF] Teaching about our union with Christ; and a listing, with verses, of more than 50 basic doctrines of the Bible which describe all that happens to a believer at the moment of salvation.
Salvation in the Old Testament - [PDF] How people got saved before the death of Christ on the Cross.
Samaria - [PDF] - a brief but thorough political history of Samaria.
Samaritan Woman - [PDF] - exposition of John 4:1-42; Christ's dealings with a troubled woman.
Samos - [PDF] - When Paul "touched" here after passing Chios on returning from his third missionary journey (Acts 20:15), Samos was a "free city" in the province of Asia.
Samson - [PDF] - From Commentary on the Old Testament, Leviticus 13 to 16, by C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch. [MAR 2013
Samuel, Introduction - [PDF] - Introduction to the books of Samuel, from Commentary on the Old Testament, by C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch [MAR 2013]
Sanhedrin - [PDF] - a brief description and history of this ruling Jewish organization.
Sassanians - Rawlinson [PDF] - The New Persians. A thoroughly researched study by George Rawlinson, from The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World. [AUG 2014]
Satan - [PDF] What the Bible says about Satan and his strategies.
Saul - [PDF] The son of Kish of the tribe of Benjamin, the first king of Israel. [FEB 13]
Second Advent of Christ - [PDF]
Self Deception - [PDF] - by Paton James Gloag, minister of the Parish of Dunning, Blantyre and Galashiels, early 20th century. "The greatest care and caution are necessary in examining the evidences of our conversion. We ought to exercise a holy jealousy over ourselves, and to avoid arriving at any definite conclusion as to the safety of our condition, except on sure and scriptural grounds."
Sennacherib - [PDF] - King of Assyria and Babylonia (705-681 B.C.), son of Sargon II and father of Esarhaddon. He besieged Jerusalem in the days of Hezekiah. [FEB 13]
Separation - [PDF] A Christian lives in the world, but is not "of" it.
Septuagint - [PDF] - Septuagint (sometimes abbreviated LXX) is the name given to the Greek translation of the Jewish Scriptures.
Sergius Paulus - [PDF] - the Roman official whom Paul and Barnabas met in Cyprus on their first missionary journey.
Servants and Slaves - [PDF] A description of the condition and treatment of servants and slaves in Bible times.
Servants of God - [PDF] God commands Christians to be faithful and obedient servants.
Seutonius - the Twelve Caesars - [PDF] - history of the first twelve Emperors of the Roman Empire. [MAR 2013]
Sexual Health in the Bible - [PDF] Extensive study of what the Bible says about non-marital sexual activity.
Shepherds of the Flock of God - [PDF] the qualifications and duties of spiritual shepherds; Jehovah as Shepherd; Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd.
Ships and Navigation - [PDF] the ships and navigation techniques of ancient times, especially relating to the voyages of Paul. [AUG 2014]
Sidon - [PDF] A city-state on the Mediterranean coast, 40 km (25 mi) N of Tyre, the modern city of Ṣaidaʾ. [AUG 2014]
Sin, Doctrine of - [PDF] a comprehensive topic study of the Doctrine of Sin.
Sin, Greek Words [PDF] - the Greek words for all the sins mentioned in the New Testament.
Sin Nature - [PDF] - Sin Nature: part of the essence of the soul acquired at Adam's fall and passed on to every person at birth.
Sin Unto Death - [PDF] - The final stage of divine discipline - with examples.
Sins of the Tongue - [PDF] - One of the worst sins; how to recognize it; how to have victory!
Solomon [PDF] - Son of David and third king of Israel. [FEB 13]
Soul, The Human [PDF] - Man is aware of his own existence and is able to relate to both animate and inanimate life on earth.
Stephen [PDF] - an excellent study of the first martyr!
Spiritual Gifts - [PDF] - the divine power which is given to each Christian at the time of salvation.
Standing - [PDF] - The advanced Christian, the person who has "attained to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ," has completed basic preparation, is standing firm, and is ready to be promoted into mature production in the Lord.
Stoicism - [PDF] - the only direct reference to the Stoics in the Bible occurs in Acts 17:18, where Paul is reported to have addressed Epicurean and Stoic philosophers in Athens.
Substitution - [PDF] The unlimited substitutionary atonement for sin. Christ bore our sins in His own body...
Suffering - [PDF] A discussion of the suffering experienced by believers and unbelievers; deserved and undeserved suffering; how to avoid some forms of suffering; suffering for blessing.
Synagogues - [PDF] - a discussion of the makeup and organization of synagogues in the times of the early church; from Sketches of Jewish Social Life, by Alfred Edersheim, Chapters 16 and 17; also from Conybeare and Howson, The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.
Syracuse - [PDF] - A city on the east coast of Sicily, about midway between Catania and the southeastern extremity of the island; Paul stopped there three days on his voyage from Malta to Rome (Acts 28:12). [AUG 2014]
Tabernacle Furniture - [PDF] A description of function and typology of the laver, candlesticks, table of bread, altar of incense, veil, and ark of the covenant.
Talmud: Eruvin - [PDF] -  How can Israelites on the Sabbath move about from one private domain to another? By use of an eruv, symbolic food that legally commingles privately owned domains.
Talmud: On Christ - [PDF] -  what the Talmud teaches about Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity; and about his followers, the Christians.
Talmud, Origins - [PDF] - The name "Talmud" means "teaching" or "study" and refers to the oral law which has been taught to the children of Israel since the time of Moses.
Talmud, Organization - [PDF] -The rabbis of the 2nd and 3rd centuries after Christ organized the Talmud in the form we find it today.
Talmud, Tractate Shabbath - [PDF] - the portion of the Talmud dealing with Sabbath categories of work. (Order Moed, Tractate Shabbath, Chapter 7)
Talmud, Structure of - [PDF] - The rabbis of the 2nd and 3rd centuries after Christ organized the Talmud in the form we find it today.
Teaching in the Local Church - [PDF] - A study of the mission of the local church with respect to "feeding the flock".
Temple: Description and Measurements - [PDF] - from Edersheim, Alfred, "Sketches of Jewish Social Life", Appendix I.
Theology of Biblical Criticism - [PDF] [MAR 2013]
Thessalonica - [PDF] - the second city in Europe to hear the preaching voice of St. Paul, and probably the first church to receive an epistle from him..
Thyatira - [PDF] - location of one of the seven local churches of Revelation; home of Lydia, the seller of purple.
Thorns - [PDF] - Thorns are associated with the curse of mankind and nature at the time of the Fall. Man has to contend with thorns in his work and in his spiritual life.
Timothy - [PDF] - a brief biography of Paul's companion.
Titus in Three Versions (KJV, NASB, and NIV) - [PDF] - this PDF file has the book of Titus in three parallel columns; this allows for comparing these three versions while you are studying.
Torah, Jewish Teachings on - [PDF] - In its most limited sense, "Torah" refers to the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. But the word "torah" can also be used to refer to the entire Jewish bible (the body of scripture known to non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written Torah), or in its broadest sense, to the whole body of Jewish law and teachings.
Traditionalism - [PDF] - Its Origin, Character, and Literature, the Mishnah And Talmud - from Alfred Edersheim, "The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah"
Trinity - [PDF] - The doctrine of the trinity recognizes God as being one in essence but three persons who possess equal, perfect, eternal and infinite identical essence.
Troas - [PDF] - On the second missionary journey, Paul and Silas came to Troas after being forbidden to preach the Word of God in Asia (Acts 16:6).
Truth - [PDF] The Word of God is Truth; examples of eagerness for God's truth.
Twelve Caesars - [PDF] - brief biographies of the first twelve emperors of the Roman Empire, by Seutonius.
Twelve Tribes of Israel - [PDF] - "All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them. He blessed them, every one with the blessing appropriate to him." (Gen. 49:28).
Tyre - [PDF] - When Paul and Barnabas traveled from Antioch to Jerusalem, they went through Phoenicia to tell the believers how God had brought Gentiles to faith (Acts 15:3).
Uncleanness in the Levitical System - [PDF] Notes on the concept of ceremonial uncleanness in the Old Testament Jewish system.
Union (davaq) - [PDF] a study of the Hebrew word DAVAQ, "union".
Union with Christ (Positional Truth) - [PDF] Teaching related to all of the benefits and responsibilities of being "in Christ".
Ur of the Chaldees [PDF] - a brief description of Abraham's birthplace
Walk, The Christian - [PDF] The Christian Walk; obedience to the command to "walk worthy of the calling wherewith you are called". [AUG 2014]
Widow's Mite - [PDF] - an essay on Christian giving and support of Christian work, based on the Bible narrative of this story.
Widows - [PDF] - In the New Testament, a widow is a woman who has lost her husband by death or is divorced from her husband.
Witnessing - [PDF] - from a discussion of Ephesians 6:15, "And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace."
Worry, the Sin of - [PDF] - The mental attitude sin of worry, its cause and cure.
Workers, Qualifications for Christian - [PDF] A list of qualifications for every type of Christian worker, from personal worker to missionary to pastors and teachers.
Zacharias Presenting Incense in the Temple - [PDF] A description of the duties of the priest who was chosen by lot each day to perform the burning of incense in the Holy Place, as Zacharias did in Luke 1:5-25.
Zacharias' Prophecy - [PDF] - the praise and prayer of Zacharias when his son, John the Baptist, was born.
Zion - [PDF] – one page study giving the Bible references and definitions for Zion, a word that means "grace."