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Junior. (a) GENESIS XII. TO THE END; EXODUS 1.-XX., XXIV., XXXI.
XXXIV., XL. ; (6) GOSPEL OF ST. MATTHEW (CREDIT BEING
(a) What further step in God's dealings with man is recorded Gen. xii.? Give the leading events of Abram’s life previous to his change of name. Where was the promise first made and afterwards renewed ? Why did Lot separate from Abram ? Give the circumstances of the covenant, chap. xv. What was then foretold? What portion had Ishmael in the covenant on his receiving the appointed sign? Who are his descendants ? Who were the priests of these patriarchal times ? Comment This shall not be thine heir ; “Beer-lahai-roi ; " "His hand will be against every man ; “I have lift up my hand unto the Lord.”
(6) What do you know of this Evangelist? For what converts was his Gospel written, and what is its predominant object ? Compare Christ's genealogy as given here with that recorded by St. Luke, and explain their difference. In what different order do the two place the temptations of Christ ? Contrast them with the temptation of Eve. Who was Herod the Great ? Why did devout Jews confidently expect the speedy coming of the promised Messiah? (See Gen. xlix. v. 10.) Name four incidents of the infancy of Christ narrated in this Gospel only. Explain 6 Shiloh ; 66 Wise men from the East.”
(C) What work is recorded in the appointed portion of the Acts ? What city may be regarded as the centre of the New Church ? where is it first mentioned ? How were its founders appointed, and what was their rank? Name an early convert and teacher. Give some notice of the famine at Jerusalem. How far did the first apostolic journey extend, and in what manner was the testimony received? Comment on the mission in Cyprus. Distinguish between Antioch chap. xiii. vv. 1 and 14.
(d) When and where did the Catechism first appear in our PrayerBook, and from what sources was it chiefly derived? Who were its compilers, and what important addition was made at the Hampton Court Conference? What does its name import, and to what rite should it lead? Whence is the practice of naming children derived ? Give other names for god-parents. What is pre-supposed of the catechumens?
* Students are advised to make use of both sets of questions for the coming examination.
XXXIV., XL. ; (6) St. MATTHEW (CREDIT BEING GIVEN FOR A
AND EVENING PRAYER AND THE LITANY IN
THE APOSTLE'S CREED ; (e) PALEY's HORÆ
(a) What other book of the Bible is generally supposed to be contemporary with this period? Where would you place Ur of the Chaldees? What disastrous physical change occurred at the overthrow of the cities of the plain? what is said of their former fertility ? In what respects was Melchisedek a type of Christ? what did his offerings signify? Which was Abram's first resting-place after entering Canaan, and what occurred there? Comment on, “Say thou art my sister ;” “ The angel of the Lord said unto her.”
(6) Can you trace much chronological arrangement in this Gospel, or do you conclude that St. Matthew classifies his subjects ? Give reasons and quote examples for your opinion. On what portion of Christ's ministry does he principally dwell? Give some of his prevailing expressions. Account for the limit of age determined on by Herod in the Slaughter of the Innocents. (See also Junior Paper.)
(c) Give the substance of St. Paul's discourse at Antioch. To whom was it addressed ? and why was his mission ultimately rejected ? What order does he seem to have observed in preaching the Gospel in those towns where Jews dwelt? What devout family was probably converted at Lystra during this first journey? (See also Junior Paper.)
(d) In what does the efficacy of common prayer consist, and what end does it promote? From what period (with trifling changes) have we retained our Book of Common Prayer in its present form? Whence was it chiefly compiled? What great point was conceded in Henry the Eighth's Primer? Name our principal reformers. What is the general character of the Introductory Sentences ? When were they added ?
(e) Without assuming the good faith of either St. Paul's Epistles or of the history recorded in the Acts, Paley is prepared to prove the genuineness of both by a comparison of them. He allows that conformity between the two would not answer his purpose. Why so ? and on what does he rely as the means of attaining his aim ? What is the essential mark of the coincidences which he can employ?
Higher Local. I. OLD TESTAMENT : THE FIRST AND SECOND BOOKS OF SAMUEL ;
PSALMS LXXIII.-CVI. II. NEW TESTAMENT : ST. JOHN; THE EPISTLES TO THE COLOSSIANS AND THESSALONIANS (CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR A KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK). III, (a) BUTLER'S ANALOGY, INTRODUCTION AND PART I. (6) HOOKER'S ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY, PREFACE AND BOOK I. (C) PALEY'S HORÆ PAULINÆ, CHAP. I.–V.
Three of David's ancestresses were Gentiles : name them. What did this foreshadow ? Give the leading events of David's reign over Judah alone. How was his right to the kingdom strengthened, chap. iii. ? Comment on the reign of Ishbosheth ; how long did it last? what was his capital ? Account for the deceitful murder of Abner, and why it remained unpunished ? Explain David's lament for him, giving similar instances of Zoab's cruelty. Which of David's sons were born in Hebron ? Was his plurality of wives in accordance with the Mosaic law ? (See Deut. xvii. v. 17.) Comment on, “He bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow ; " “ The book of Jasher;" “And cut off their hands and their feet ;” “Now then do it;" “Which against Judah do show kindness this day unto the house of Saul.'
(6) Comment on Ps. lxxxii. v. 6, giving instances when the same meaning is applied to the word "gods” in the Old Testament. On what occasion, and with what purpose, was this verse quoted by Christ? It has been conjectured that Ps. lxxxiii. refers to a heathen invasion recorded 2 Chron. xx. in the time of Jehoshaphat. Give a brief notice of the deliverances referred to vv. 9—12. What metaphor seems employed Ps. lxxxiv. ? Explain “The valley of Baca ;” “Make them like a wheel ;” “ The Lord-God is a sun and shield ;” “They have holpen the children of Lot." ”
What circumstances connected with the curing of the impotent man at Bethesda roused the anger of the Sanhedrim? Show that they had the letter of the law on their side Jer. xvii. vv. 21, 22 ; Neh. xiii. Why did Christ's discourse and assertions still further exasperate them?
After another hiatus occurring between chaps. V., vi., St. John resumes his account of Christ's manifestation of His divinity by the miraculous feeding of 5,000, and