First United Methodist Church
Rogers, Arkansas

Old / New Testament 101

Interesting and compelling class on the Old & New Testaments, taught by Dr. Spencer Allen during Spring of 2014.

Class Date Class Notes / Syllabus Audio
Documentary Hypothesis
Creations in Genesis 1-2
Noah's Flood and Source Theory
(Genesis 6-9)
4000 year old tablet found with specifications for an ark
Joseph and Source Theory (Genesis 37)
Revolt(s) in the Wilderness (Nuimbers 16)
Reconciling Modern Biblical Scholarship With Traditional Orthodox Belief
Israel and Israel's Contemporaries
The Mesha Inscription and 2 Kings 3
The Del Tan Inscirption and 2 Kings 9
"Trapped Like a Bird in a Cage"
(Sennacherib of Assyria) and 2 Kings 18-19
Characters Common to the Bible and Koran
Noah in the Koran (Sura 11)
Abraham and Lot in the Koran (Sura 11)
Moses in the Koran (Sura 20, 26, 28,and 40)
  -------- Beginning Study of New Testament --------  
The Gospel of Peter
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
A Non-Canonical Look at Jesus' Family
The Proto-Gospel of James (Part 1)
The Proto-Gospel of James (Part 2)
The Proto-Gospel of Thomas
The Gospels of Mary and of Jesus' Wife
Paul and His Christianity
On The Road to Damascus
(Galatians 1; Acts 9, 22, and 26)
Christ's Imminate and Earthly Return
(1 Thessalonians 4-5 and 1 Corinthians 7)
1 Corinthians 11:2-16: The Eucharist, the Transvestites, and Mankind's Order of Creation

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