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(a) 2 KINGS; (b) ST. MARK; (c) 2 CORINTHIANS; (d) CHURCH
(a) 1. How was Joram related to Abaziah ? What was Ahaziah's place in the line of the kings of Israel ?
2. Where were the following places, and with what events were they connected ? Jericho, Bethel, Carmel, Jezreel, Gaza.
3. Senior Paper, No. 1.
4. Explain the following passages by reference to the events to which they allude:
(i) “I am as thou art, my people as thy people.” (ii) “Make this valley full of ditches.” (iii) “I dwell among my own people.”
(6) 5. In what language and at what place is it supposed that this Gospel was written?
6. What parable and what cures are related by St. Mark alone ?
7. State what you know about the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Herodians, and the Scribes. What two Schools existed within the party of the Pharisees?
(c) 8. Senior Paper, No. 9.
9. What facts does St. Paul appeal to as evidence of the deep interest he took in the Corinthian Church? 10. Give some account of Silas, Titus, and Timotheus.
(d) 11. What is the meaning of the word “ Creed”? What creeds are there besides the Apostolic Creed? When were they drawn up, and by whom? Give Scripture proofs of the articles of the Apostles' Creed.
12. What does the Baptismal vow include ? Give the derivation and meaning of the following words as used in the Catechism : renounce, pomps, article, quick, collect, canticle.
13. Explain the passages : “Descended into hell,” “ the Catholic Church," "state of salvation."
(a) 2 KINGS; (6) ST. MARK; (c) 2 CORINTHIANS; (d) PRAYER
BOOK; (e) HORÆ PAULINÆ.
(a) 1. Write out a list of the kings of Israel and Judah who are connected with the history of this book. Relate the circumstances connected with the death of Ahaziah. On account of what sin is his death spoken of as a judgment ?
2. What are the theories with regard to the authorship of the books of Kings ?
3. Give a short account of the life of Elisha. What was the meaning of Elisha's plea that a double portion of Elijah's spirit might rest upon him?
(6) 4. What are the special characteristics of the Gospel of St. Mark? What information about St. Mark do we glean from the Acts of the Apostles? From what sources is St. Mark supposed to have derived his information ?
5. Give several instances in which St. Mark gives in his narrative additional particulars, not mentioned by the other Evangelists, in relating different events.
6. Explain the meaning of the following words as used in St. Mark's Gospel : coasts, chief estates, corban.
(c) 7. Divide this Epistle into three main portions, giving the prominent subject taken up in each portion. What were some of the chief complaints made by St. Paul's enemies against him? Where is it supposed this Epistle was written ?
8. Comment on the following passages :
"By the grace of God we have had our conversation in the world."
(d) 9. Where are the first and second Baptismal Collects taken from? Give instances from Scripture of the administration of this rite.
(e) 10. According to Paley, are coincidences valuable in respect of their clearness, or their obscurity ? Give the reason for your
THE HISTORICAL PARTS OF JEREMIAH; EZRA; NEHEMIAH;
I. 1. “Many of the Psalms, while commemorating actual events in Jewish history, are yet prophetic and Messianic.” Give examples.
2. On what occasions, and by whom, were the following Psalms supposed to have been written ? xlv., li., lv., lxi.
3. What verses from the second book of Psalms are quoted in the New Testament? What use is made of each quotation ?
4. Explain, stating the context:
(i) “They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charms, charming never so wisely."
(ii) “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”
5. What is there remarkable in the complaint contained in Psalm xliv., verses 17—22? How far do these verses help us in determining the date of this Psalm ?
6. What is the great lesson to be learnt from Psalm 1. ? Mention other places in the Scriptures where the same lesson is taught.
7. Explain the geographical and historical references of the following Psalms: 1x., lxviii., lxxii.
8. Explain the following figures, and mention other places in the Scriptures where they occur :
(i) “Through thee will we push down our enemies.”
(ii) “Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice."
(iii) “And let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.”
9. Compare Psalms lvi. and lvii. Give a brief summary of Psalm lxviii.
II. 10. Discuss the authorship and date of the general Epistle of St. James. Supposing that the author be James, the brother of our Lord, what are we told in the Scriptures concerning him ?
11. Give St. James's argument concerning the connexion between faith and works, and compare it with the sayings of St. Paul on the same subject.
12. “In reading this Epistle we are continually reminded of the Gospel according to St. Matthew.” Give examples.
13. To whom was this Epistle addressed ? What are the special lessons which it is designed to teach?
III. (a) 14. What did Bishop Butler consider would be the result of his treatise (i) on believers in Christianity, and (ii) on unbelievers ?
15. In Chap. III., Bishop Butler speaks of “our incapacity of judging what things were to be expected in a revelation." Shew that this seems to be opposed to the general drift of his argument, but is not really so opposed.
16. “There are several ways of arguing, which, though just with regard to other writings, are not applicable to Scripture.” Discuss this point, giving Butler's opinion and your own.
17. “If in revelation there be found any passages, the seeming meaning of which is contrary to natural religion, we may most certainly conclude such seeming meaning not to be the real one." How far do you consider that this is true? What dangerous use might be made of this statement ?
18. In what way may the sacrifices of the heathen world be regarded as a proof that it was necessary that Christ should die for us?
(6) 19. What error seems to have prevailed in Thessalonica with regard to those who died before Christ's coming ? How does St. Paul correct it?
20. What difference do you find in the manner of St. Paul's teaching when addressing Jews and Gentiles ?