61. Section K, Chapter 61 - Jerusalem and its Walls

Demonstrate your understanding of the walls of Jerusalem by explaining the following: 
  • Why is the original City of David (Jerusalem) outside the present walls of the Old City of Jerusalem 
  • Why is the temple site outside the walls of David's Jerusalem but inside today's walls
  • Why is the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial (Church of the Holy Sepulcher) within the walls of today's Old City of Jerusalem

60. Section J, Chapter 60 - Eschatology, the Study of Things to Come

After defining premillennialism, amillennialism and postmillennialism compare these views and explain which one you can defend as the framework for correct biblical eschatology.

59. Section J, Chapter 59 - Ecclesiology, the Study of the Church

Scripture establishes principles for local church leadership and government but it does not provide a reproducible pattern that can be exactly duplicated. Briefly describe six forms of local church government and present one as superior. 

58. Section J, Chapter 58 - Pneumatology, the Study of the Holy Spirit

Research and compare "baptism of the Holy Spirit" with "filled with the Holy Spirit." Are they synonyms or two different concepts? 

57. Section J, Chapter 57 - Soteriology, the Study of Salvation

What is the difference between positional relationship with God and temporal fellowship with God? How does personal sin effect each of these? Are either one of these eternal?

56. Section J, Chapter 56 - Christology, the Study of Christ

Explain the meaning of kenosis in Philippians 2:7. How did Jesus' humanity effect his deity? How does Scripture balance these two natures of Christ?

55. Section J, Chapter 55 - Hamartiology, the Study of Sin

Why is the sin nature (or, flesh sarx) more than the physical body? To what level does total depravity infect a human?

54. Section J, Chapter 54 - Anthropology, the Study of Man

To the best of your ability define and identify the immaterial parts of man. Include in your answer these terms: soul, spirit, heart, conscience, mind, flesh, will.

53. Section J, Chapter 53 - Angelology, the Study of Angels

How much authority does Satan have? Does God give him permission to act or is Satan an outlaw angel? How is Satan limited and when does he demonstrate his own volition?

52. Section J, Chapter 52 - Bibliology - the Study of Scripture

Contrast inspiration of Scripture and illumination of Scripture. Do either of these occur in your life? Explain both God's and man's involvement in the process of canonicity.

51. Section J, Chapter 51 - Theology, the Study of God

Provide scriptural evidence for the deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Create your own precise definition of the concept of the Trinity.

50. Section J, Chapter 50 - Introduction to Theology

What is meant by the statement, "every person has a theology."

49. Section I, Chapter 49 - The Healthy Doctrine Glossary

Discuss the importance of "healthy" or correct doctrine. What is its source? How is it developed? How is it communicated? Why does it matter? Present a real life example of the consequences that come from false doctrine?

48. Section I, Chapter 48 - The Prophetic Book

Compare scriptural references to Jesus Christ with references to the Anti-christ found in the book of Revelation. Which one receives the most attention in the text? How are the two similar and how are the vastly different? Describe the lifestyle and the production of the people that choose to follow them.

47. Section I, Chapter 47 - The General Epistles

Briefly discuss the theme of each of the general Epistles and site verses from each book that support the theme. How does the focus placed on these themes supplement and compliment Paul's teaching?

46. Section I, Chapter 46 - The Letters of Paul

Notice the difference in the way Romans and First Corinthians were written. Describe the style and purpose of each of these books. Compare the two books. Explain how the local situations and the direction of Paul's ministry made these two letters different from each other.

45. Section I, Chapter 45 - The New Testament Books

Present information that solidifies the dating of Galatians to around 49 AD and Second Timothy to around 67 AD.

44. Section H, Chapter 44 - Study Sample: Demonstration of How to Study

Use the following online study links (or, others sites or books if you prefer) to present a word study of the Greek word translated "citizenship" in Philippians 3:20 (NIV).

New Testament Interlinear

Parsing - 1 Parsing - 2

Lexicon - 1 Lexicon - 2

Word Study (click "lookup by verse" or "lookup by word")

Strong's Concordance

Vincent's Word Study

General Comments

How to do a word study Already done word studies

43. Section H, Chapter 43 - The Study Process: I.C.E.

Why is it important to study the Bible using isagogics, categories and exegesis (I.C.E.)? What do each of these words mean? Why is it impossible to correctly study the scriptures without these three?

42. Section H, Chapter 42 - The Greek Study Tools

Find each of the following online and bookmark it for yourself as a source for a useful word study tool:
  1. Greek Text
  2. Greek/English Interlinear
  3. Greek Grammar
  4. Greek Concordance
  5. English Concordance
  6. Greek Lexicon
  7. Greek Dictionary
  8. Greek Reference or Greek Word Study
  9. Greek Linguistic Keys or Tools

41. Section H, Chapter 41 - Greek Verbs

Greek verbs are written to show a tense, a voice and a mood. What do these mean?
  1. Tense
  2. Voice
  3. Mood
Provide your own definition of the following:
  1. Imperfect Tense
  2. Aorist Tense
  3. Perfect Tense
  4. Pluperfect Tense
  5. Present Tense
  6. Future Tense
More information concerning verbs:

40. Section H, Chapter 40 - The Greek Article

Learn more about Greek Articles at these sites:



Why is the following translation by the Jehovah's Witnesses of John 1:1 very, very wrong and purposefully misleading? (Clue: we are looking at the Greek articles so find the Greek text in an interlinear to look at John 1:1:
Originally the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.
(An erroneous translation.)

39. Section H, Chapter 39 - Greek Nouns

Explain the meaning of the following forms of nouns:
  1. Nominative
  2. Genitive
  3. Dative
  4. Accusative
  5. Vocative
Use these flashcards, match games and more to improve your Greek vocabulary.

38. Section H, Chapter 38 - Greek Prepositions

Write the Greek preposition with its matching letter.

37. Section H, Chapter 37 - Recognizing the Conditions of "if

Describe the four meanings of "if" or ei in the Greek language. Define the subordinate clause and the conclusion clause.

More information:


36. Section H, Chapter 36 - Transliteration and Translation

35. Section H, Chapter 35 - Greek Vocabulary

To work on your Greek vocabulary go to this site, click "New Testament Greek", then click "vocabulary."

Many more online Greek games and quizzes here (scroll down to see large list of interactive games.)

34. Section H, Chapter 34 - The Greek Alphabet

Play the online Greek letter game

33. Section H, Chapter 33 - Greek and the New Testament

Research the Oxyrhynchus Papyri discoveries. Briefly describe these excavations and express the importance of this linguistic goldmine. How has recent papyri discoveries changed the Greek lexicon?

32. Section G, Chapter 32 - Words to Know from Chruch History

Select any ten words from this list that are not part of your vocabulary, or that are unfamiliar to you. Write each of these 10 words with a brief, personalized definition and begin using them in your conversation. Try to use each of the ten words you select in a conversation in the next week. (Try not to be boorishly odd or clumsily obvious as you throw these words out during the next 7 days.)

31. Section G, Chapter 31 - Church History Events

Create the following lists or time lines in chronological order:
  • Church history's top ten events list with a brief explanation of each event
  • Add to that list Church history's next top twenty-five events (list only the year with the event)
  • Church histories twenty most influential (not necessarily "best Christian") people

30. Section G, Chapter 30 - Periods of Church History

Why are the following years often listed as breaking points when church history is divided into periods:
  • 98 AD
  • 312 AD
  • 590 AD
  • 1517 AD
  • 1700 AD
  • 1900 AD

29. Section F, Chapter 29 - Timeline of Acts and the Early Church (30-100 AD)

Outline in chronological order the details you can discover concerning the Apostle John's logistics and activities between the years 30 -100 AD.

28. Section F, Chapter 28 - The Church in Antioch, Syria (Acts 11:19-13:41)

27. Section F, Chapter 27 - The Book of Acts, Chapters 1-12 (30-43 AD)

26. Section E, Chapter 26 - Chronology of Jesus' Ministry

25. Section E, Chapter 25 - Herod the Great and His Sons

24. Section E, Chapter 24 - The History of the Apostles

23. Section E, Chapter 23 - The Four Gospels

Describe the many ways that Herod the Great is one of the most impressive and most successful people in history? What were the good things about Herod?

22. Sectioin D, Chapter 22 - 640-4 BC, Jeremiah to Jesus

Describe the Maccabean Revolt.

21. Section D, Chapter 21 - 930-586, The Kings of Judah

Research and then describe Hezekiah's tunnel. Include the historical situation, the engineering methods and some physical details concerning this public works project from 700 BC.

20. Section D, Chapter 20 - 930-721, The Kings of Israel

Research and provide historical and archaeological evidence of Israel and Judah's interaction with the surrounding nations during the time of the kings.

19. Section D, Chapter 19 - 1446-931 BC, Exodus Through Solomon

Compare and contrast the tabernacle with the temple. How was the furniture different? What features were added? What are some events and elements that were similar?

18. Section D, Chapter 18 - Genesis and the Beginning

Discuss the fall of Lucifer and the Gap Theory. Piece together the best details of Lucifer's rebellion revealed in Scripture. Use biblical evidence to defend or condemn the Gap Theory.

17. Section D, Chapter 17 - Overview of the Old Testament

Research and then provide insight into the Mishna and the Talmud. How were they created? Why were they made? How are they used? Have they effected Christianity? How are they useful to you today?

16. Section C, Chapter 16 - Bible Translations

Describe and discuss the translation that you personally use. What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses?

15. Section C, Chapter 15 - Timeline of the English Bible

Discuss John Wycliffe and William Tyndale's motivation and opposition.

14. Section C, Chapter 14 - Textual Criticism

13. Section C, Chapter 13 - Greek New Testament

12. Section C, Chapter 12 - New Testament Greek Manuscripts

11. Section C, Chapter 11 - Bible Languages

The major portions of the Old Testament were written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. Give examples of Aramaic appearing in the text of both the Old and New Testament. Why does this occur? What insight does this give us concerning the writing of the Bible?

10. Section C, Chapter 10 - Writing the Bible

Research and identify the earliest examples of mankind writing. Develop a simple timeline, with archaeological examples, of the history of writing. Disprove the erroneous teaching of higher education (that occurred through out most of the 1900's) that writing was not developed before the time of Moses.

9. Section B, Chapter 9 - Principles of Proper Hermeneutics

Compile and briefly discuss your own list of proper hermeneutic practices. What are your top three principles of hermeneutics?

8. Section B, Chapter 8 - History of Biblical Interpretation

Identify superior exposition practices. Discuss the weakness of extreme literalism. Why is it ridiculous to consider allegorism a legitimate form of hermeneutics? Identify some modern examples of faulty hermeneutics that you have experienced yourself.

7. Section B, Chapter 7 - Hermeneutics, the Science of Interpretation

To properly interpret any document what must be considered? What common errors occur when interpreting Scripture?

6. Section A, Chapter 6 - Scientific Proof for the Existence of God

Discuss the difference between theology and Scripture. Discuss the difference between science and Creation. Why are some of these absolute? Which of these are concepts change as man's insight and understanding develop? Do Scripture and Creation agree? Will theology and science ever agree?

5. Section A, Chapter 5 - Philosophical Proof for the Existence of God

Why is it advantageous for Christianity to be challenged and questioned? Use the cosmological, teleological, anthropological and ontological arguments to prove the existence of God.

4. Section A, Chapter 4 - Authenticity of the Old Testament

Discuss JEPD and state your views. Refute higher criticism's claims against the authenticity of the Old Testament concerning the development of writing, cultural development and its presuppositions against miracles and prophecy.

3. Section A, Chapter 3 - Authenticity of the New Testament

What information would you present to the Jesus Seminar in order to contradict their assumptions concerning the authenticity of the Gospels. Provide information to prove that the New Testament is composed of authentic first century documents written by the apostles.

2. Section A, Chapter 2 - Uniqueness of Christianity

List several ways that Christianity is unique in comparison with other religions. Include information concerning Christianity's historical basis, cosmogony and claims of uniqueness. How was Jesus Christ unique when compared to other men and other religious leaders?

1. Section A, Chapter 1 - Introduction To Apologetics

Contrast faith and reason. Are they compatible in the Christian's soul? Does reason nullify faith? Can defending (or, apologia) Christianity increase faith? Can reason alter presuppositions? Could a person's "faith" dismiss "reason" in order to sustain a presupposition?