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Give an account of the Passover, the Pentecost, the Feast of Tabernacles, the Feast of Purim, and the Feast of Dedication.
What was meant by the Sabbatical Year, and the Year of Jubilee ?
Give some account of the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and the Targums and Talmud. What is the Mishna? what the Gemara? how many Talmuds and Gemaras were there? what was their difference?
Describe the Tabernacle, the Temple, the Ark of the Covenant, the Mercy-Seat, and the Altar of Incense.
What were the Great Synagogue, and the Sanhedrim?
How long was it prophesied that the Jews should remain captive at Babylon?
By whose decree were they permitted to return? Who conducted them back to their country? Relate the circumstances of the rebuilding of the Temple?
How was the second Temple deficient in splendour to the first? By whom was the first destroyed? What things were held sacred by the Jews? What times and seasons were observed by them? Mention their different sorts of vows.
Give an account of the purifications of the Jews. Also an account of the Jewish mode of treating the dead, and their funeral rites.
To what is attributed the origin of idolatry?
Give critical authority for the introduction of psalm singing into public worship.
By whom were the Proverbs, the book of Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon written?
Who were the great Prophets? why were they so called?
Why was Isaiah termed "the evangelical prophet?" When did he prophesy ?
Who was Jeremiah? In whose reign did he prophesy?
Jeremiah foretold that Zedekiah should behold with his eyes the king of Babylon. Ezekiel prophesied that he should not see Babylon: reconcile the apparent inconsistency.
What is the meaning of the following prophecy : "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former ?"
Who was the Tirshatha? and why was he so called?
Was leave given to all, or only to a part of the Jews to return from captivity? Produce your authority.
Who were Nehemiah and Ezra?
Who was Malachi? Why is his book put the last among the prophets? When did he prophesy? Mention his prophecies relating to our Saviour.
Compare some of the prophecies relating to the
Messiah, with their fulfilment.
What is meant by a type?
Give the names of those persons who are said to have been typical of the Messiah.
Mention some of the miracles that Jesus performed?
Who were St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John? when were their Gospels written? and in what language? and where?
Does the Gospel of St. Matthew bear marks of having been written in a tongue different from the others?—if so, by whom was it translated?
Prove by Scripture, the Eternity, the Divinity, and the Humanity of Christ.
What are the significations of Christ, Jesus and Messiah?
Prove the Trinity.
How did Christ prove to John's disciples that He was the Messiah?
How many Herods are mentioned in the New Testament? Give some account of them.
What was the Transfiguration? where did it take place? and who were present?
How do you prove, that in prophecy we are not fully justified in deciding between the literal and figurative senses before the event?
What is meant by a parable?
What is the meaning of the word εὐαγγέλιον ?
What institutions in the Christian Church correspond to circumcision, and the Passover? Give a full account of them, both as to the biblical and rabbinical accounts.
What sects existed at Jerusalem at the time of our Lord? What were their tenets?
How do you account for the resemblance in the Gospels, as to matter and style?
Which of the Evangelists were not Apostles?
Mention the dates of the four Gospels.
By whom was the birth of John the Baptist foretold?
Did John the Baptist perform any miracles?
Why was John the Evangelist banished to the
isle of Patmos ?
How came Christ to be born in Bethlehem?
Why was Ephratah attached to the name of Bethlehem ?
Who were the doctors whom Christ addressed in the Temple?
At what age was our Saviour baptized? What particular event took place at his baptism?
When did He commence his ministry?
Why did He not sooner enter upon his work? Give an account of the first miracle, that Jesus
performed; what institution does it tend to strengthen? Explain the conversation that took place between Christ and Nicodemus. Who was Nicodemus ?
What was there particular in the conversation, that took place between our Saviour and the woman of Samaria? What national allusions are in it?
Give an account of the Temptation. In what form did the tempter appear? What was there remarkable in our Saviour's refutations? And what did He gain by resisting the temptation?
Did the tempter continue with our Saviour, or return to Him at times, during the Temptation? Give the grounds of your opinion.
What doctrines did our Saviour teach in his Sermon on the Mount?
Prove the divine mission of our Saviour.
Was it prophesied that Christ should perform miracles? By whom? Were any especially men
It is said that two of our Lord's miracles bore marks of harshness: confute the opinion.
Why did Christ exhort those who were healed to tell no man of it?
How did our Saviour show that it was lawful to do good upon the Sabbath-day?
Did Christ perform miracles, that were not recorded?