Hurlbut’s Bible Lessons

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The Old Testament and the New Testament
Designed to carry one through the Old Testament in one year, and through the New Testament in one year








This lesson-book was prepared in order to meet a need realized in my own work as a pastor; a need which is felt by many pastors and workers among the young.

In the Home, Sunday-School and Church are children of all ages, from six to sixteen. It is found impracticable to give to all this varied company the same teaching. The lessons that are admirably adapted for boys and girls between ten and fifteen are utterly unsuited to the children between six and ten. Moreover after looking carefully, I have not been able to find satisfactory lessons which can be taught to the young children except by one especially trained for the work; and such instructions are hard to find.

After various experiments I adopted in my own teaching the following plan. We divided the children into two sections; the First Section including all over nine years old, the Second Section all those under nine.

I selected for twelve lessons, twelve Bible stories following in succession, beginning with the story of Adam and Eve. On each of these stories I prepared a catechism of very simple questions and answers, and printed them by a duplicating process. After the opening of "The Children's Hour," I told the story to all present in simple language, explaining that while the story was told to all it was for the special benefit of the smaller children; but I noticed even the oldest boys and girls listened to it with interest equal to the youngest.

After the Bible story and the singing of a hymn, the Second Section withdrew to another room. There the children were divided into classes, and taught the questions and answers. A copy of the leaflet containing the questions and answers of the story for the day was given to each child, to be taken home and reviewed by parents or the older members of the family.

By separating the children into two grades, the older young people can receive instruction suited to their age, and the little ones are also provided for.[4]

So many pastors and others have requested copies of the leaflets containing the questions and answers, that it has seemed desirable to publish them; and they are now completed upon the entire Bible story, and brought together in book form for the use of teachers of children.

These lessons may be used in classes of the Sunday School, by teachers who desire a more consecutive treatment of the Bible story than is given in the International Sunday School lessons, and by parents.

There are many families where "The Story of the Bible" has been read to the interest and profit of the children. Parents will find that these lessons will help to fix the important facts of the Bible story in the minds of the little ones.

It will be seen that the questions and answers do not embrace all the stories in the book. A selection has been made of what seem to be the most important subjects, affording weekly lessons for one year, with allowance for vacations, in the Old Testament, and another year in the New Testament.

In the hope that these lessons may aid the children of to-day, who are to be the men and women of to-morrow, to gain a definite knowledge of the Word of God these lessons are sent forth.

Jesse Lyman Hurlbut.



1. Let the teacher in advance read over the questions and answers of the lesson, note their relation to the story as told in "The Story of the Bible," and to some extent fit the story to the lesson which is to be taught.

2. Tell the story (or stories) of the day's lesson to the children, following the plan given in the book. Use very simple words and avoid all that are in any sense technical, or above the mind of a child.

3. After telling the story for the day, the children may be divided into classes, and assistants may teach the questions and answers. But before the close of the session it would be well to ask all the questions, and have the answers given by the children.

4. In order to complete each course, in the Old Testament and in the New, within a year, it may be necessary to omit some of the lessons, where classes take a vacation in the summer. To complete the course of each year in such classes the Reviews at the end of each series of lessons might be omitted, although they will be valuable as summaries of the important facts of the lesson. Some teachers might prefer to omit from the Old Testament lessons, some of the following in order to complete the course in a year. Lesson XXVIII David and Absalom; XXX The Temple; XXXVI Elisha and Jonah; XXXVIII, XXXIX The Kings of Judah; XLIV Queen Esther. These are suggested for omission not because they are unimportant or uninteresting, but in case some lessons must be omitted. In order to complete the course in one year in the New Testament lessons, the following might be omitted, if some must be. XVI The Mothers Prayer; XX The Good Shepherd; XXIII Jesus and the Children; XXVI, XXVII The Last Teachings.[6]



Lesson I. The Beautiful Garden.

(Tell Story 1 in "Hurlbut's Story of the Bible.")
To the Teacher:

Under the title of each lesson throughout these pages will be seen instructions to tell certain lessons, with numbers. These numbered lessons and parts correspond with the numbered lessons and parts in "Hurlbut's Story of the Bible."

Let the teacher begin by asking, "Who can tell us what is the first verse of the Bible?" When hands are raised, call on three or four children to repeat the verse in turn; then let all the class repeat it in concert. Explain what the verse means, that God made the world, and all the things in it. Tell the story of the creation of the world; of the first man and the first woman; the Garden of Ē´dĕn, and how Ăd´ăm and Ēve lost their home, and were driven out. Then teach the class the answers to the following questions. At the close of the lesson, see that every young pupil is shown just where the questions and answers on the lesson are found. The answers should be reviewed by parents, or older brothers and sisters, until the child can repeat them thoroughly, and can tell in his own language, the story of the lesson.

Questions and Answers.

1. What is the first verse in the Bible? "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

2. What does this mean? That God made all things.

3. In how many days does the Bible tell us that God made the world? In six days.

4. On what day did God rest from his work? On the seventh day.

5. Whom did God make as the first man? Ăd´ăm.

6. Who was the first woman? Ēve.[7]

7. What place did God give to Ăd´ăm and Ēve as their home? The garden of Ē´dĕn.

8. How long did Ăd´ăm and Ēve live in the beautiful garden? As long as they did what God told them to do.

9. What became of them when they did not obey God's word? They were driven out of the garden.

Lesson II. The Earliest People.

(Tell Stories 2 and 3.)
To the Teacher:

1. In the story of Cāin and Ā´bĕl, explain carefully what is meant by "an altar"; and how in early times people came to God in prayer. With little children, use the word "praying," rather than "worship," and "gift to God" or "offering," rather than "sacrifice."

2. In the story of "The Great Ship," explain what "an ark" was, properly a chest or box; in this story, a great ship, built not to sail fast, but to float on the water, and to hold a great amount. Perhaps it was made so large, not only to carry many animals and their food, but also very many people, if the people had been willing to be saved by it.

1. Who was the first child of Ăd´ăm and Ēve after they were sent out of the garden of Ē´dĕn? Cāin.

2. What was the name of Cāin's younger brother? Ā´bĕl.

3. What wicked thing did Cāin do when the two boys grew up to be men? He killed his brother Ā´bĕl.

4. What does the Bible tell of the earliest people who were on the earth? They lived to be hundreds of years old.

5. Who lived the longest of any of those people? Me̍̄-thṳ´se-lah, who lived more than nine hundred years.

6. Were those who lived at that time good people? Nearly all of them were very wicked.

7. What good man lived in those times? Ē´nŏch, who walked with God.

8. What was the end of Ē´nŏch's life? He did not die, but God took him to himself.

9. What came upon the earth on account of the wickedness of its people? A great flood.

10. What good man with his family was saved from the flood? Nō´ah who built the Ark.[8]

11. On what mountain did Nō´ah and his family leave the ark after the flood? On Mount Âr´a-răt.

Lesson III. Abram.

(Tell Stories 4 and 5. It might be well to end the story, for the present, at the foot of page 52, and leave the story of Lot for the next lesson.)

1. What was the name of the first large city built after the great flood? Bā´bel, afterward called Băb´y̆-lon.

2. What happened to the people who were building a great tower in this city? They could not understand each other's speech.

3. What did these people of different languages do? They went away to different lands.

4. Who was Ā´brăm? A good man, who prayed to God.

5. To what did all the other people of Ā´brăm's time pray? To gods of wood and stone.

6. What did God tell Ā´brăm to do? To go to a land far away.

7. What was God's promise to Ā´brăm? "I will be with thee and bless thee."

8. To what land did Ā´brăm go, obeying God's word? To the land of Cā´năan.

9. How did Ā´brăm and his family live in the land of Cā´năan? In tents, moving from place to place.

10. What did Ā´brăm build whenever he set up his tent? An altar for prayer to God.

Lesson IV. Abram and Lot.

(Begin at page 53 in Story 5; tell stories 6 and 8, omitting all of Story 7, except to tell that Abram's name was changed to Abraham.)

1. Who was Lŏt? He was Ā´brăm's nephew, who at first lived with Ā´brăm.

2. Where did Lŏt live, after he left his uncle Ā´brăm? Near the wicked city of Sŏd´om.

3. What happened to Lŏt and his family at Sŏd´om? They were carried away by enemies in war.

4. How was Lŏt saved from those enemies and brought back to his home? By Ā´brăm, who drove the enemies away.[9]

5. What new name did God give to Ā´brăm? The name of Ā´bră-hăm.

6. Who came to visit Ā´bră-hăm in his tent? Angels from God.

7. What good news did they bring to Ā´bră-hăm? That he should have a son.

8. What prayer did Ā´bră-hăm make to God? That God would not destroy the wicked city of Sŏd´om.

9. What did God promise to Ā´bră-hăm? To spare the city, if he should find ten good men in it.

10. How many good men did the angels of God find in Sŏd´om? Only one, Lŏt.

11. What came upon Sŏd´om, and the cities near it after the angels had sent Lŏt away? A rain of fire.

Lesson V. Isaac and his Sons.

(Tell Stories 10, 11 and 12.)

1. What was the name of Ā´bră-hăm's son? Ī´s̝aac.

2. What was done with Ī´s̝aac when he was a boy? He was laid on an altar.

3. For what purpose was Ī´s̝aac laid on the altar? To be given to God.

4. When Ī´s̝aac grew up, who became his wife? Re̍̄-bĕk´ah.

5. What kind of a man was Ī´s̝aac? He was a good man, who loved peace.

6. Who were the two sons of Ī´s̝aac and Re̍̄-bĕk´ah? Ē´sa̤u and Jā´cob.

7. To whom did Ē´sa̤u sell his right as the older son? To his brother Jā´cob.

8. For what price did Ē´sa̤u sell his birthright? For a bowl of food.

9. What else did Jā´cob get that was meant for Ē´sa̤u? His father's blessing.

Lesson VI. Jacob.

(Tell Stories 13 and 14.)

1. Who was Jā´cob? The younger son of Ī´s̝aac.

2. What did Jā´cob see in a dream at night, when he was going far from his home? A ladder from earth to heaven with angels on it.

3. Whom did Jā´cob see standing at the top of the ladder? The Lord God.

4. What did God say to Jā´cob at that time? "I am with thee and will keep thee."[10]

5. What promise did Jā´cob make after he saw the heavenly ladder and heard the voice of God? "The Lord shall be my God."

6. What other name was given to Jā´cob many years afterward? The name of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

7. What does the name Ĭs̝´ra-el mean? The prince of God.

8. How many sons did Jā´cob or Ĭs̝´ra-el have? Twelve.

9. What people came from Jā´cob or Ĭs̝´ra-el? The children of Ĭs̝´ra-el or Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes.

10. What are the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes called in the Bible? The people of God.

11. Why are they called "the people of God"? Because they prayed to God, when other people were praying to idols.

Lesson VII. Joseph in Egypt.

(Tell Stories 15 and 16.)

1. Who was Jō´s̝eph? One of the younger sous of Jā´cob.

2. How did Jā´cob feel toward Jō´s̝eph? He loved Jō´s̝eph more than his older sons.

3. How did Jō´s̝eph's older brothers feel toward him? They hated him.

4. How did Jō´s̝eph's brothers treat Jō´s̝eph? They sold him for a slave.

5. To what land was Jō´s̝eph taken and sold? To the land of Ē´ġy̆pt.

6. How was Jō´s̝eph treated as a slave in Ē´ġy̆pt? He was put in prison.

7. What is told of Jō´s̝eph in the prison? "The Lord was with Jō´s̝eph."

8. Who sent for Jō´s̝eph in the prison? Phā´raōh, the King of Ē´ġy̆pt.

9. What did Jō´s̝eph do for Phā´raōh? He told him the meaning of his dreams.

10. What did Jō´s̝eph tell Phā´raōh were coming upon the land? Seven years of great plenty.

11. What would come after the seven years of plenty? Seven years of great need.

12. What did King Phā´raōh do, when he heard these things? He made Jō´s̝eph ruler over all the land.

Lesson VIII. Joseph and his Brothers.

(Tell Stories 17, 18 and 9.)

1. What did Jō´s̝eph do after he became ruler of Ē´ġy̆pt, during the seven years of plenty? He saved up all the food.[11]

2. What was done with the food that was saved up by Jō´s̝eph? The people of Ē´ġy̆pt were fed in the years of need.

3. Where were Jā´cob and his other sons, the brothers of Jō´s̝eph, living at this time? In the land of Cā´năan.

4. What did Jō´s̝eph's brothers do to get food in the time of need? They went down to Ē´ġy̆pt.

5. How did Jō´s̝eph treat his brothers when they came to him? He gave them food but did not tell them who he was.

6. When they came the second time what did Jō´s̝eph do? He told them who he was, and forgave them.

7. What else did Jō´s̝eph do for his father and his brothers? He sent for them all to come down to Ē´ġy̆pt.

8. How many were the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes or people of Ĭs̝´ra-el, when they came down to Ē´ġy̆pt? Seventy people.

9. In what part of Ē´ġy̆pt did they live? In the land of Gō´shen.

Lesson IX. The Youth of Moses.

(Tell Story 20.)

1. How long did the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes stay in Ē´ġy̆pt? More than four hundred years.

2. How did the Ē´ġy̆pt-ians̝ treat the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes while Jō´s̝eph lived, and for a time afterward? They were kind to the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes.

3. What became of the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes in Ē´ġy̆pt? They grew into a great people.

4. How did the King of Ē´ġy̆pt who ruled many years after Jō´s̝eph's time treat the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? He was very cruel to them.

5. How did the King treat the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes cruelly? He made them work very hard.

6. What order did the King give, to keep the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes from growing in number? That all their boy babies should be killed.

7. What did one Ĭs̝´ra-el-īte mother do with her little baby-boy? She left him in a little boat on the river.

8. Who found the baby floating in the river? The daughter of Phā´raōh the King.

9. What did the daughter of Phā´raōh do with the baby? She made him her own son.

10. What was the name of this boy? Mō´s̝es̝.

11. To what land did Mō´s̝es̝ go after he grew up? To the land ot Mĭd´ĭ-an.[12]

Lesson X. The Israelites Leaving Egypt.

(Tell Stories 21, 22 and 23.)

1. How long was Mō´s̝es̝ in the land of Mĭd´ĭ-an? Forty years.

2. What was Mō´s̝es̝ at that time? A shepherd.

3. On what mountain did Mō´s̝es̝ see a wonderful sight? On Mount Hō´reb, called also Mount Sī´nāi.

4. What did Mō´s̝es̝ see on this mountain? A bush on fire, yet not burned up.

5. What spoke to Mō´s̝es̝ from the burning bush? The Lord God of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

6. What did God tell Mō´s̝es̝ to do? To bring his people out of Ē´ġy̆pt.

7. Who helped Mō´s̝es̝ in this work? His brother Aâr´on.

8. Who would not allow the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes to go out of Ĕ´ġy̆pt? Phā´raōh the King.

9. What came upon Phā´raōh and the Ē-ġy̆p´tians̝ until they were willing to let the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes go? Many plagues.

10. How were the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes at last led out of Ē´ġy̆pt? By a pillar of cloud and of fire.

Lesson XI. The Israelites in the Wilderness.

(Tell Stories 24, 25, 26 and 27, but make the account of the Tabernacle very brief.)

1. Through what sea did God lead the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes when they came out of Ē´ġy̆pt? Through the Red Sea.

2. Into what land did they go from Ē´ġy̆pt? Into the wilderness on the south of Cā´năan.

3. What kind of a land was this wilderness? A land without food or water.

4. What did God give to the people for food while they were in the wilderness? Bread from heaven.

5. How did God give water to the people? From a rock.

6. Where did God speak to the people? From Mount Sī´nāi.[13]


Lesson XV. How Jericho was Taken.

(Tell Stories 1 and 2 in Part Second.)

1. Who became the ruler of the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes after Mō´s̝es̝ died? Jŏsh´u-ȧ.

2. What did God say to Jŏsh´u-ȧ when he took charge of the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? "Be strong and of a good courage."

3. Where was the camp of the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes at that time? Beside the river Jôr´dan.

4. What land was in front of them across the river? The land of Cā´năan.

5. What city of Cā´năan was near to the river? The city of Jĕr´ĭ-chō.

6. Whom did Jŏsh´u-ȧ send to look at the city of Jĕr´ĭ-chō? Two spies.

7. What woman hid the two spies and saved their lives? Rā´hăb.

8. How did God help the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes to cross the river Jôr´dan? The river became dry.

9. How did God help them to take the city of Jĕr´ĭ-chō? Its walls fell down.

10. What became of Rā´hăb, who had helped the spies? Her life was saved.

Lesson XVI. How the Land of Canaan was Won.

(Tell Stories 3, 4, 5 and 7 in Part Second. Omit Story 6.)

1. To what place did Jŏsh´u-ȧ lead the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes after Jĕr´ĭ-chō had been taken? To Shē´chem, in the middle of the land.

2. What did Jŏsh´u-ȧ do near Shē´chem? He read God's law to the people.

3. Where was the great battle fought between Jŏsh´u-ȧ and the Cā´năan-ītes? At Bĕth=hō´rŏn.

4. What is told about this battle? The sun and moon stood still.

5. What did Jŏsh´u-ȧ and the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes do in this war? They took the land from the Cā´năan-ītes.

6. What was the land of Cā´năan called after this war? The land of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

7. Into how many parts did Jŏsh´u-ȧ divide the land? Into twelve parts for the twelve tribes.[14]

8. After whom were these tribes named? After the sons of Jā´cob.

9. Where, near the middle of the lands, did Jŏsh´u-ȧ set up the Tabernacle for the worship of God? At Shī´lōh.

10. What did Jŏsh´u-ȧ, before he died, tell the people they must do? Fear the Lord and serve him.

11. What promise did the people make to Jŏsh´u-ȧ? "We will serve the Lord, and the Lord only."

Lesson XVII. The Earlier Judges.

(Tell Stories 8, 9 and 10 in Part Second.)

1. Did the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes keep the promise which they had made to serve the Lord only? No, they forgot God, and served idols.

2. What came upon them because of their sins? They fell under the power of their enemies.

3. Who many times brought the people back to God, and set them free from their enemies? Rulers who were called Judges.

4. How many of these "judges" in turn ruled over the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? Fifteen.

5. Who was the first of the judges? Ŏth´nĭ-el.

6. What one of the judges was a woman? Dĕb´o-rah, the fourth judge.

7. What did Dĕb´o-rah do for the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? She led them to a great victory over the Cā´năan-ītes.

8. Who was the greatest of all the judges? Ḡĭd´e-on, the fifth judge.

9. What did Ḡĭd´e-on do for the people? He won victories over the Mĭd´ĭ-an-ītes.

10. Who helped Ḡĭd´e-on to win his first great victory? A band of three hundred brave men.

Lesson XVIII. The Later judges.

(Omit Stories 11 and 13. Tell Stories 12 and 14 in Part Second.)

1. What enemies gave to the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes the greatest trouble in the time of the judges? The Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝.

2. Who began to set Ĭs̝´ra-el free from the Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝? Săm´son.

3. For what was Săm´son famed? For his great strength.

4. What did Săm´son once carry away from a city? The gates of Gā´za.[15]

5. What did the Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝ do to Săm´son when they made him prisoner? They put out his eyes.

6. What did Săm´son do to the Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝ afterward? He pulled down a temple upon them.

7. What good woman came to live among the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes in the time of the Judges? Rṳth.

8. In what city did Rṳth live? Bĕth´=lĕ-hĕm.

9. What rich man married Rṳth? Bō´ăz.

10. What king was the great grandson of Bō´ăz and Rṳth? Dā´vid.

Lesson XIX. The Last of the Judges.

(Omit Stories 13 and 14 in Part Second. Tell Stories 15, 16, 17.)

1. Who was the fourteenth of the fifteen judges in Ĭs̝´ra-el? Ē´lī, who was also priest.

2. What woman brought her little child to Ē´lī in the house of God? Hăn´nah.

3. What was her little boy's name? Săm´u-el.

4. Where did Săm´u-el grow up? In the house of the Lord.

5. What came to Săm´u-el while he was a child? The voice of the Lord.

6. What did Săm´u-el answer when the Lord spoke to him? "Speak, for thy servant heareth."

7. What was Săm´u-el when he became a man? The last of the judges in Ĭs̝´ra-el.

8. What did Săm´u-el do as Judge? He brought the people back to God.

9. What did the prayers of Săm´u-el give to the people? Victory over their enemies.

10. What is said of Săm´u-el as a ruler? He was wise and good.

11. At what place did Săm´u-el live while he was judge? At Rā'mah.

Lesson XX. The First King of Israel.

(Tell Story 18 in Part Second.)

1. When Săm´u-el grew old, what did the people ask him to do? To give them a king.

2. Why did the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes wish for a king? To be like the others around them.[16]

3. Why was Săm´u-el not pleased at this? Because he wished God to be the king of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

4. What did God tell Săm´u-el to do? To let the people have a king.

5. Whom did God choose as the first king of Ĭs̝´ra-el? A young man named Sa̤ul.

6. How did Sa̤ul look when he was made king? He was the tallest man of all the people.

7. What did the people say when they saw their new king? "Long live the King."

8. What did Săm´u-el do for the king and the people? He wrote the laws of the land in a book.

9. Where did Sa̤ul live as king? At Ḡĭb´e-ah.

Lesson XXI. Review of Bible People, from Joshua to Saul.

(With each name, tell enough of the story to recall it to the minds of the pupils.)

1. Who was the ruler of the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes after Mō´s̝es̝ died? Jŏsh´u-ȧ.

2. What woman hid the spies and was saved by the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes when her city was taken? Rā´hăb.

3. Who ruled the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes in turn after Jŏsh´u-ȧ? Fifteen judges.

4. Who was the first judge? Ŏth´nĭ-el.

5. Who was the woman judge? Dĕb´o-rah.

6. Who was the greatest of the judges? Ḡĭd´e-on.

7. What judge offered up his daughter? Jĕph´thah.

8. What judge was a very strong man? Săm´son.

9. What old man was at the same time judge and priest? Ē´lī.

10. Who was the last of the judges? Săm´u-el.

11. Who was the mother of Săm´u-el? Hăn´nah.

12. Who was the first king of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Sa̤ul.

Lesson XXII. Review of Bible Places in Part Second.

(Tell enough of the story with each place to recall the name to the pupils.)

1. What land was won by Jŏsh´u-ȧ and the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes in war? The land of Cā´năan.

2. What river stopped flowing while the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes walked across its bed? The Jôr´dan river.[17]

3. What city was taken by the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes when its walls fell down? Jĕr´ĭ-chō.

4. Near what place did Jŏsh´u-ȧ read the law of God to the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? Near the city of Shē'chem.

5. At what battle do we read that the sun and moon stood still? The battle of Bĕth=hō´rŏn.

6. What name was given to the land of Cā´năan after it was taken by the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? The land of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

7. Where were the Tabernacle and the ark of God placed after the land was won? At Shī´lōh.

8. Where did Săm´u-el live while he was judge? At Rā´mah.

9. Where did Sa̤ul live while he was king? At Ḡĭb´e-ah.[18]


Lesson XXIII. Saul as King.

(Tell Stories 1, 2 and 3 in Part Third.)

1. How did Sa̤ul begin his rule as king of Ĭs̝´ra-el? He began by doing brave deeds.

2. What good things did Sa̤ul do soon after he became king? He drove away the enemies of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

3. Who helped Sa̤ul in his wars? His brave son Jŏn´a-than.

4. Over what enemies did Jŏn´a-than win a great victory? Over the Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝.

5. Who spoke to Sa̤ul the word of the Lord? Săm´u-el, the prophet.

6. What is a prophet? A man who speaks God's word.

7. What did Sa̤ul do that was wrong? He disobeyed God's words.

8. What did Săm´u-el say to Sa̤ul? "Obeying God is better than offerings."

9. What did Săm´u-el say that the Lord would do to Sa̤ul? That he would take the kingdom from him.

10. How did Săm´u-el feel when he saw that Sa̤ul would not obey the Lord? He wept for Sa̤ul.

Lesson XXIV. The Boy David.

(Tell Stories 4 and 5 in Part Third.)

1. To what place did God send Săm´u-el to find a king in the place of Sa̤ul? To Bĕth´=lĕ-hĕm.

2. Whom did God show to Săm´u-el at Bĕth´=lĕ-hĕm, as the one whom he had chosen? A boy named Dā´vid.

3. Whose son was Dā´vid? The son of an old man named Jĕs´se.

4. What was Dā´vid at this time? He was a shepherd.

5. What did Săm´u-el do, to show that Dā´vid was to be king? He poured oil on his head.

6. What did Dā´vid do while caring for his sheep? He made music on his harp.

7. Who sent for Dā´vid to play before him? King Sa̤ul.

8. With what people were the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes at war most of the time while Sa̤ul was king? The Phĭ-lĭs-tĭnes̝.[19]

9. What Phĭ-lĭs-tĭne dared the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes to choose a man to fight with him? A giant named Go̍̄-lī´ath.

10. Who fought the giant and killed him? The boy Dā´vid.

11. With what did Dā´vid fight the giant? With a sling and stone.

Lesson XXV. David and Saul.

(Tell Stories 6, 7 and 8 in Part Third.)

1. What did Sa̤ul do with Dā´vid after Dā´vid had killed the Phĭ-lĭs´tĭne giant? He made Dā´vid an officer in his army.

2. Whom did Dā´vid marry after this? A daughter of King Sa̤ul.

3. How did King Sa̤ul feel toward Dā´vid? He was very jealous.

4. How did Sa̤ul show that he was jealous? He tried to kill Dā´vid.

5. Who loved Dā´vid greatly? Sa̤ul's son Jŏn´a-than.

6. What promise did Dā´vid make to Jŏn´a-than? To be true to him and kind to his children.

7. What did Dā´vid do on account of Sa̤ul's hate? He hid in the wilderness.

8. How did Dā´vid treat Sa̤ul, when he found him asleep in a cave? He spared his life.

Lesson XXVI. The End of Saul's Reign.

(Tell Stories 9 and 10 in Part Third.)

1. What is said of Sa̤ul, in the latter part of his reign? The Lord had left Sa̤ul.

2. Why did the Lord leave Sa̤ul? Because Sa̤ul would not obey the Lord.

3. What showed that the Lord had left Sa̤ul? There was no one to help him in his need.

4. What people were at war with the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes nearly all the time that Sa̤ul was king? The Phĭ-lĭs-tĭnes̝.

5. Where was fought the last battle of Sa̤ul's reign? On Mount Ḡĭl-bō´ȧ.

6. Which side was beaten in the battle of Mount Ḡĭl-bō´ȧ? Sa̤ul and the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes.

7. What brave man was killed in the battle? Sa̤ul's son Jŏn´a-than.

8. What did Sa̤ul do after this battle? He killed himself.

9. How long had Sa̤ul ruled as king? Forty years.[20]

10. What did Dā´vid do when he heard of Sa̤ul's death? He mourned for Sa̤ul and Jŏn´a-than.

11. After Sa̤ul's death what tribe chose Dā´vid as its king? The tribe of Jū´dah.

Lesson XXVII. David, King of Israel.

(Tell Stories 11 and 12 in Part Third.)

1. How long did Dā´vid reign as king over the tribe of Jū´dah only? Seven years.

2. What did the people of the land do seven years after Sa̤ul was killed? They made Dā´vid king over all Ĭs̝´ra-el.

3. How did Dā´vid find the land when he became king? It was weak and in the power of enemies.

4. What great city did Dā´vid take from his enemies? The city of Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

5. On what mountain was the city of Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? On Mount Zī´ŏn.

6. What did Dā´vid do with Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm after he had taken it? He made it strong and lived in it.

7. What enemies did Dā´vid drive out of the land? The Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝.

8. What did Dā´vid bring to Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? The ark of God.

9. What did Dā´vid win by war? Rule over all the lands around Ĭs̝´ra-el.

10. Whose son did Dā´vid treat kindly after he became king? The son of Jŏn´a-than.

Lesson XXVIII. David and Absalom.

(Tell Stories 13, 14 and 15 in Part Third.)

1. What wicked thing did King Dā´vid do? He caused one of his brave soldiers to be killed.

2. For what purpose was this done? So that Dā´vid might marry the soldier's wife.

3. Who came to Dā´vid and told him that he had done wickedly? The prophet Nā´than.

4. In what story did Nā´than show the king how wickedly he had acted? In the story of a little lamb.[21]

5. What did Dā´vid say when Nā´than spoke to him? "I have sinned against the Lord."

6. What did Nā´than say should come to Dā´vid because of his sin? He should be made to suffer.

7. What son of Dā´vid tried to take his kingdom from him? Ăb´sa-lŏm.

8. How far did Ăb´sa-lŏm succeed? He drove Dā´vid away from Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

9. Where was the battle fought between the men of Ăb´sa-lŏm and the men of Dā´vid? In the wood of Ē´phră-ĭm.

10. What happened to Ăb´sa-lŏm in the battle? He was killed.

11. What came to Dā´vid? He reigned again as king.

Lesson XXIX. Solomon.

(Omit Story 16. Tell Stories 17 and 18 in Part Third.)

1. What did Dā´vid wish to do while he was king? To build a temple to the Lord.

2. Why would not God allow Dā´vid to build the temple? Because he had been a man of war.

3. What did God promise to Dā´vid? That his son should build the temple.

4. How long did Dā´vid reign? Forty years, seven over Jū´dah and thirty-three over Ĭs̝´ra-el.

5. What does the Bible say of Dā´vid as king? He was the greatest and best of all the kings of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

6. Whom did Dā´vid make king before he died? His son Sŏl´o-mon.

7. What did Sŏl´o-mon have through all his reign? Peace in all the land.

8. What did the Lord say to Sŏl´o-mon at night? "Ask what I shall give you."

9. For what did Sŏl´o-mon ask the Lord? For wisdom to rule the people.

10. What did God promise to give to Sŏl´o-mon besides wisdom? Riches, and honor, and long life.

Lesson XXX. The Temple.

(Tell Stories 19 and 20, in Part Third.)

1. What was the greatest work in the reign of Sŏl´o-mon? The building of the temple.[22]

2. For what purpose was the temple built? For the house of God.

3. Where was the temple built? On Mount Mo̍̄-rī´ah.

4. Of what older building was it a copy in its plan? The Tabernacle.

5. What stood in front of the temple? An open court.

6. What were the two rooms of the building? The holy place, and the holy of holies.

7. What was kept in the holy of holies? The ark of the covenant.

8. What was in the ark of the covenant? The ten commandments.

9. For what was Sŏl´o-mon known throughout the world? For his wisdom.

10. What queen came from a far country to see Sŏl´o-mon? The Queen of Shē´bȧ.

Lesson XXXI. Review of Part Third.

(Tell enough of the stories to help the pupils in answering the questions.)

1. Who was the first king of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Sa̤ul.

2. Where did Sa̤ul live as king? At Ḡĭb´e-ah.

3. What was the name of Sa̤ul's brave son? Jŏn´a-than.

4. Who spoke to Sa̤ul the word of the Lord? Săm´u-el.

5. Why was the kingdom taken from Sa̤ul? Because he disobeyed God.

6. Whom did God choose for king in place of Sa̤ul? Dā´vid.

7. Where did Dā´vid live as a boy? At Bĕth´=lĕ-hĕm.

8. What was the name of the giant whom Dā´vid killed? Go̍̄-lī´ath.

9. Where did Dā´vid hide from Sa̤ul? In the wilderness.

10. What people were at war with Sa̤ul and the Ĭs̝´ra-el-ītes? The Phĭ-lĭs´tĭnes̝.

11. Where was Sa̤ul killed? On Mount Ḡĭl-bō´ȧ.

12. Who became king after Sa̤ul? Dā´vid.

13. What city did Dā´vid take from enemies and make his home? Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

14. Who tried to make himself king in place of Dā´vid? Ăb´sa-lŏm.

15. Who was king after Dā´vid? Sŏl´o-mon.

16. What did Sŏl´o-mon build? The temple.[23]


Lesson XXXII. The Two Kingdoms.

(Tell Stories 1 and 2 of Part Fourth.)

1. What took place after King Sŏl´o-mon died? The kingdom was divided.

2. What was the larger part called? The kingdom of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

3. How many of the tribes were in the kingdom of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Ten of the twelve tribes.

4. Who was the first king of the Ten Tribes of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Jĕr-o-bō´am.

5. What was the smaller part called? The kingdom of Jū´dah.

6. What tribes were in the kingdom of Jū´dah? Jū´dah and Bĕn´ja-mĭn.

7. Who was the first king of Jū´dah? Rē-ho-bō´am the son of Sŏl´o-mon.

8. What wicked thing did Jĕr-o-bō´am the king of Ĭs̝´ra-el do? He led his people away from God.

9. What did Jĕr-o-bō´am lead his people to do? To pray to idols.

10. What is Jĕr-o-bō´am called in the Bible? "Jĕr-o-bō´am who made Ĭs̝´ra-el to sin."

11. What did the prophet of God tell Jĕr-o-bō´am? That the kingdom should be taken from his family.

Lesson XXXIII. Elijah.

(Read Story 3 in Part Fourth.)

1. Who was the most wicked of all the kings of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Ā´hăb.

2. What was the name of Ā´hăb's wife, who led him to wickedness? Jĕz´e-bĕl.

3. At what city did the kings of Ĭs̝´ra-el live? At Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ.

4. What great prophet came at the time while Ā´hăb was king? E̍̄-lī´jah.

5. What did E̍̄-lī´jah tell King Ā´hăb? That no rain should come upon the land.

6. Where did E̍̄-lī´jah hide from King Ā´hăb? By the brook Chē´rĭth.

7. Who brought him food while he was by the brook? Wild birds called ravens.

8. Where did God send E̍̄-lī´jah afterward? To the city of Zăr´e-phăth.

9. Who cared for E̍̄-lī´jah in that city? A poor widow.

10. What did E̍̄-lī´jah do for this widow? He brought her dead son to life.[24]

Lesson XXXIV. Elijah on Carmel and Horeb.

(Tell Stories 4 and 5 in Part Fourth.)

1. For how long did no rain fall on the land of Ĭs̝´ra-el? For more than three years.

2. At what place did E̍̄-lī´jah call for all the people to meet him after three years? On Mount Cär´mel.

3. What did E̍̄-lī´jah tell them to build on Mount Cär´mel? Two altars.

4. For whom were these altars? One for God, and the other for the idol called Bā´al.

5. What came upon God's altar when E̍̄-lī´jah prayed? Fire from heaven.

6. What also came in answer to E̍̄-lī´jah's prayer? A great rain.

7. Who tried to kill E̍̄-lī´jah after this? Queen Jĕz´e-bĕl.

8. Where did E̍̄-lī´jah go to escape from Jĕz´e-bĕl? To Mount Hō´reb in the wilderness.

9. Who spoke to E̍̄-lī´jah there? The Lord God.

10. What did the Lord give to E̍̄-lī´jah? A great work to do.

11. Whom did E̍̄-lī´jah call to go with him and help him? E̍̄-lī´shȧ.

Lesson XXXV. The Prophet Elisha.

(Omit Stories 6, 7, 8. Tell Stories 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 in Part Fourth. In Story 10, tell only about "The Spring Sweetened by Salt.")

1. How was the prophet E̍̄-lī´jah taken to heaven? In a chariot of fire.

2. Who took E̍̄-lī´jah's place as prophet? E̍̄-lī´shȧ.

3. How did E̍̄-lī´shȧ make the bitter water of a spring sweet? By pouring in salt.

4. How did E̍̄-lī´shȧ help a poor woman to pay a debt? By a vessel of oil.

5. What lady built a room in her house for E̍̄-lī´shȧ? The woman of Shṳ´nem.

6. What did E̍̄-lī´shȧ do for this woman? He raised her son to life.

7. What Sy̆r´ĭ-an general came to E̍̄-lī´shȧ? Nā´a-man.

8. What disease did Nā´a-man have? He was a leper.

9. What did E̍̄-lī´shȧ tell him to do? To wash seven times in the river Jôr´dan.

10. What took place when he had washed? He was made well.[25]

Lesson XXXVI. Elisha and Jonah.

(Tell Stories 14 and 17 in Part Fourth. Omit Stories 15 and 16.)

1. With what land was Ĭs̝´ra-el often at war in the time of the Kings? With Sy̆r´ĭ-ȧ.

2. Who greatly helped the king of Ĭs̝´ra-el by his power as a prophet? E̍̄-lī´shȧ.

3. At what place did the Sy̆r´ĭ-ans̝ send an army to make E̍̄-lī´shȧ their prisoner? At Dō´than.

4. What did the servant of E̍̄-lī´shȧ see around E̍̄-lī´shȧ to keep him safe from the Sy̆r´ĭ-ans̝? Chariots and horses of fire.

5. Who came to visit E̍̄-lī´shȧ when he was dying? Jō´ăsh the King of Ĭs̝´ra-el.

6. What did the dying E̍̄-lī´shȧ promise to the king? Victory over the Sy̆r´ĭ-ans̝.

7. What prophet was sent to preach to a great city? Jō´nah.

8. To what city was Jō´nah sent? To Nĭn´e-veh.

9. What wonderful thing happened to Jō´nah? He was for three days inside a great fish.

10. What did Jō´nah do afterward? He preached to the people of Nĭn´e-veh.

Lesson XXXVII. The Ten Tribes Lost; with Review of Part Fourth.

(Read Story 18 in Part Fourth, and recall of the other stories as much as may be needed for the Review.)

1. How many tribes were in the kingdom of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Ten.

2. Who was the first king of the Ten Tribes? Jĕr-o-bō´am.

3. How many kings ruled over Ĭs̝´ra-el or the Ten Tribes? Nineteen.

4. What is said of these kings? Nearly all of them were wicked.

5. Who was the most wicked of all the kings of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Ā´hăb.

6. Who was Ā´hăb's wife? Queen Jĕz´e-bĕl.

7. What was the chief city in the kingdom of Ĭs̝´ra-el? Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ.

8. What great prophet lived in the times of Ā´hăb and Jĕz´e-bĕl? E̍̄-lī´jah.

9. How was E̍̄-lī´jah fed while hiding by a brook? By ravens.

10. Where did he restore to life a widow's son? At Zăr´e-phăth.

11. Where did he call down fire from heaven upon an altar? On Mount Cär´mel.[26]

12. Where did God talk with E̍̄-lī´jah? At Mount Hō´reb.

13. How was E̍̄-lī´jah taken to heaven? In a chariot of fire.

14. Who was the prophet after E̍̄-lī´jah? E̍̄-lī´shȧ.

15. How did E̍̄-lī´shȧ make a bitter spring fresh? By pouring in salt.

16. What woman's son did E̍̄-lī´shȧ raise to life? The woman of Shṳ´nem.

17. What Sy̆r´ĭ-an general did E̍̄-lī´shȧ cure of leprosy? Nā´a-man.

18. Where were chariots and horses of fire seen around E̍̄-lī´shȧ? At Dō´than.

19. Who lived three days inside a great fish? Jō´nah.

20. To what land were the Ten Tribes carried away as prisoners? To Ăs-sy̆r´ĭ-ȧ.[27]


Lesson XXXVIII. The Early Kings of Judah.

(Tell Stories 1, 2 and 3 in Part Fifth.)

1. Where was the kingdom of Jū´dah? West of the Dead Sea.

2. What was its chief city? Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

3. How many kings reigned over the kingdom of Jū´dah? Nineteen kings and one queen.

4. To what family did all these kings belong? To the family of Dā´vid.

5. Who was the first king of Jū´dah? Rē-ho-bō´am.

6. Who was the greatest and strongest of the kings of Jū´dah? Je̍̄-hŏsh´a-phăt.

7. What wicked woman made herself queen and ruled the land? Ăth-a-lī´ah.

8. What little boy was crowned king after Ăth-a-lī´ah? Jō´ăsh.

9. What king became a leper? Ŭz-zī´ah.

10. What great prophet lived in Jū´dah at that time and saw the Lord in the temple? Ī-s̝ā´iah.

Lesson XXXIX. The Later Kings of Judah.

(Tell Stories 4, 5 and 6 in Part Fifth.)

1. Who was the best of all the kings of Jū´dah? Hĕz-e-kī´ah.

2. From what enemies did the Lord save the city of Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm in the time of Hĕz-e-kī´ah? From the Ăs-sy̆r´ĭ-ans̝.

3. What bad king became good after being put into prison? Ma̍̄-năs´seh.

4. What king while he was young chose the Lord and followed him? Jo̍̄-sī´ah.

5. What lost book was found in the temple in the time of Jo̍̄-sī´ah? The book of the law.

6. Who was the last king of Jū´dah? Zĕd-e-kī´ah.

7. What prophet warned the people by Jū´dah of evils that were coming? Jĕr-e-mī´ah.

8. What great king over many lands came against Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar.[28]

9. What did Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar do? He burned the city and the temple.

10. To what land did he carry away all the people of Jū´dah? To the land of Băb-y̆-lō´nĭ-a.

Lesson XL. The Jews in Babylon.

(Tell Stories 7, 8 and 9 in Part Fifth.)

1. By what name were the people of Jū´dah called, after they were taken to Băb´y̆-lon? By the name Jews̝.

2. What prophet among them saw a vision? E̍̄-zē´kĭ-el.

3. What prophet lived in the palace of King Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar? Dăn´iel.

4. What did Dăn´iel and his Jew´ĭsh friends in the palace refuse to eat? The meat and wine of the king.

5. What did God help Dăn´iel to do for King Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar? To tell him the meaning of his dreams.

6. What did three friends of Dăn´iel refuse to do? To bow down before a golden image.

7. What was done to these men? They were thrown into a furnace of fire.

8. Whom did King Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar see with those men in the fire? The Lord God.

9. What did God do for these men in the fire? He kept them alive.

Lesson XLI. Daniel.

(Tell Stories 10, 11, and 12 in Part Fifth.)

1. What came upon King Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar? He lost his mind for seven years.

2. What became of the Băb-y̆-lō´nĭ-an kingdom when Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar died? It lost its power.

3. Who was the last king in Băb´y̆-lon? Bĕl-shăz´zar.

4. What did Bĕl-shăz´zar see one night in his palace? A hand writing on the wall.

5. Who read the writing to the king? Dăn´iel.

6. What did the writing mean? That his kingdom was ended.

7. How was the kingdom ended? The city was taken and Bĕl-shăz´zar was killed.[29]

8. What kingdom took the place of the Băb-y̆-lō´nĭ-an kingdom? The kingdom of Pẽr´s̝iȧ.

9. What was done to Dăn´iel after this? He was thrown into a den of lions.

10. How was Dăn´iel saved from the lions? The Lord shut the lions' mouths.

Lesson XLII. The Return from Babylon.

(Tell Stories 13 and 14 in Part Fifth.)

1. Who broke up the Băb-y̆-lō´nĭ-an kingdom and formed the kingdom of Pẽr´s̝iȧ? Çȳ´rus.

2. How did Çȳ´rus, the new king, treat the Jews̝ who were in Băb´y̆-lon? He was kind to them.

3. What did Çȳ´rus allow the Jews̝ to do? To go back to their own land.

4. How long had the Jews̝ been in the land of Băb´y̆-lon? Seventy years.

5. What happy journey did the Jews̝ take? To the land of Jū-dē´ȧ.

6. What city did they begin to build again? The city of Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

7. What house did they build? The temple of God.

8. Who led the Jews̝ in their journey and their building? Ze̍̄-rŭb´ba-bĕl the ruler.

9. What prophet encouraged the people to build? Hăg´ga-ī and Zĕch-a-rī´ah.

Lesson XLIII. Queen Esther.

(Tell Story 15 in Part Fifth.)

1. In what city did the king of Pẽr´s̝iȧ live? In the city of Shṳ´shan.

2. What beautiful Jew´ĭsh girl lived in Shṳ´shan? Ĕs´thẽr.

3. Who cared for Ĕs´thẽr and brought her up? Her cousin Môr´de-cāi.

4. Who was the king of Pẽr´s̝iȧ at that time? A̍̄-hăs̝-ū-ē´rŭs.

5. What did king A̍̄-hăs̝-ū-ē´rŭs do when he saw Ĕs´thẽr? He made her queen.

6. Who stood next to the king in power? A man named Hā´man.

7. What law did Hā´man cause king A̍̄-hăs̝-ū-ē´rŭs to make? That all the Jews̝ should be killed.[30]

8. What did Queen Ĕs´thẽr do when she heard that this law had been made? She went to the king in his palace.

9. What did she ask the king to do? To spare the lives of her people.

10. What became of Hā´man, the Jews̝' enemy? He was put to death.

Lesson XLIV. The end of the Old Testament.

(Tell Stories 16, 17 and 18 in Part Fifth.)

1. What good man came to Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm soon after the time of Queen Ĕs´thẽr? Ĕz´rȧ the scribe.

2. What was a scribe among the Jews̝? One who wrote copies of God's laws.

3. What great work did Ĕz´rȧ do? He brought together the books of the Old Testament.

4. What did Ĕz´rȧ do at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? He taught the people to obey God's law.

5. What other good man came while Ĕz´rȧ was at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Nē-he-mī´ah.

6. What did Nē-he-mī´ah do? He helped the people to build a wall around the city.

7. Why did they need a wall around the city? To make it strong against enemies.

8. What was done at a great meeting of the people when the wall was finished? The law was read to the people.

9. Who was the last prophet of the Old Testament? Măl´a-chī.

Lesson XLV. Review of Jewish People.

1. How many kings reigned over Jū´dah? Nineteen kings and one queen.

2. Who was the first king of Jū´dah? Rē-ho-bō´am.

3. Who was the greatest king? Je̍̄-hŏsh´a-phăt.

4. Who was the youngest when he became king? Jō´ăsh.

5. Who was the best of the kings? Hĕz-e-kī´ah.

6. What prophet saw the Lord in the temple? Ī-s̝ā´iah.

7. What young king chose the Lord and followed him? Jo̍̄-sī´ah.

8. Who was the last king of Jū´dah? Zĕd-e-kī´ah.

9. To what land were the people of Jū´dah carried as captives? To Băb-y̆-lō´nĭ-a.[31]

10. What prophet saw the vision of the valley of dry bones? E̍̄-zē´kĭ-el.

11. What prophet lived in the palace of the king of Băb´y̆-lon? Dăn´iel.

12. Who was the great king of Băb´y̆-lon? Nĕb-u-chad-nĕz´zar.

13. What king of Băb´y̆-lon saw the hand writing on the wall? Bĕl-shăz´zar.

14. Who was kept alive when thrown into a den of lions? Dăn´iel.

15. How long were the Jews̝ captives in Băb´y̆-lon? Seventy years.

16. Who allowed the Jews̝ to go back to their own land? Çȳ´rus.

17. What queen saved the lives of her people? Ĕs´thẽr.

18. Who read the law of God to the people in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Ĕz´rȧ.

19. Who helped the Jews̝ to build a wall around the city? Nē-he-mī´ah.

20. Who was the last prophet of the Old Testament? Măl´a-chī.[32]



Lesson I. The Angel by the Altar and in Nazareth.

(Tell Story 1 of Part VI, in "Hurlbut's Story of the Bible.")
To the Teacher:

In beginning the lesson the teacher should state the subject of the lesson for the day, and ask one or two questions about it, to get the children interested at the outset. Then, the teacher should tell the story from "Hurlbut's Story of the Bible," explaining how God sent his Angel Gā´brĭ-el to Zăch-a-rī´as, the old priest in the temple, to tell him that his wife E̍̄-lĭs̝´a-bĕth should have a son, and that the name of the son should be Jŏhn. Explain that Jŏhn was to be sent into the world to prepare people for the coming of Chrīst. Then tell how the same Angel Gā´brĭ-el was sent to the City of Năz´a-rĕth to a young woman named Mā´ry̆ to tell her that she was to have a son who was to be called Jē´s̝us. Then teach the class the answers to the following questions on the subject of this lesson, and explain to the little pupils just where to find the answers to the questions of the first lesson, and have them answer the questions in class either singly or in chorus. The children should understand that the questions are to be asked them by parents or older brothers and sisters until they have fixed in their minds the story of the lesson, and are able to tell it in their own language.

1. What angel was sent by God to Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? The angel Gā´brĭ-el.

2. To whom was the angel Gā´brĭ-el sent? To a priest named Zăch-a-rī´as.

3. What did the angel tell Zăch-a-rī´as? That his wife should have a son.

4. What was the name of the wife of Zăch-a-rī´as? E̍̄-lĭs̝´a-bĕth.

5. What name was to be given to this son promised to Zăch-a-rī´as and E̍̄-lĭs̝´a-bĕth? The name of Jŏhn.

6. For what did the angel say that Jŏhn, when he grew up, should make the people ready? For the coming of the Lord.[33]

7. To what city was the angel Gā´brĭ-el sent after this? To the city of Năz´a-rĕth.

8. To whom did the angel speak in Năz´a-rĕth? To a young woman named Mā´ry̆.

9. What did the angel tell Mā´ry̆? That she should have a son.

10. What name was to be given to her son? The name Jē´s̝us.

11. Where did Jŏhn, the son of Zăch-a-rī´as and E̍̄-lĭs̝´a-bĕth, live while he was a boy? In the desert.

Lesson II. The Stable and Shepherds.

(Tell Story 2 in Part Sixth.)

Let the teacher ask, "Who can tell the name of the husband of Mā´ry̆, the young woman in Năz´a-rĕth to whom God sent his angel?" And after receiving an answer ask What place Jō´s̝eph and Mā´ry̆ went to and where Mā´ry̆'s child was born? After the answers have been given, tell the story of the lesson and teach the children the answers to the questions on the lesson. The subject should be reviewed in class until each child is able to answer the questions intelligently, and to be able to tell a connected story of the lesson. Reference may also be made to the preceding story in each class, so that the children learn to connect each lesson correctly with the others.

1. Who was the husband of Mā´ry̆, the young woman in Năz´a-rĕth to whom the angel came? A man named Jō´s̝eph.

2. To what place did Jō´s̝eph and Mā´ry̆ go? To Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm, near Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

3. Where was the child of Mā´ry̆ born? In a stable in Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm.

4. What name was given to this child? The name Jē´s̝us.

5. What does the word Jē´s̝us mean? It means "salvation."

6. Why was this name given to this child? Because he is the Saviour of the world.

7. To what people were brought the first news that the Saviour had come? To shepherds near Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm.

8. What did the shepherds do as soon as they heard the news? They went to Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm and saw the little child and his mother.[34]

9. Who saw the child when he was brought into the Temple, knew that he was the Saviour, and took him up in his arms? Sĭm´e-on.

10. What woman also saw the child and gave thanks to God? Ăn´nȧ.

Lesson III. The Wise Men and the Star.

(Tell Story 3 in Part Sixth.)

1. What men from a distant land came to see Jē´s̝us? Wise men from the east.

2. What led them on their journey to the land where Jē´s̝us was born? A star in the sky.

3. What question did the wise men ask? "Where is he that is born King of the Jews̝?"

4. Of whom did they ask this question? Of Hĕr´od the king.

5. To which place did Hĕr´od send them? To Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm.

6. What did they find in Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm? The little child and his mother.

7. What did they do when they saw the child? They gave him rich gifts.

8. What did an angel tell Jō´s̝eph to do after the wise men had gone away? To take the child to Ē´ġy̆pt.

9. Why must the child be taken to Ē´ġy̆pt? To save his life from King Hĕr´od.

10. How long did Jō´s̝eph, and Mā´ry̆, and the child Jē´s̝us stay in Ē´ġy̆pt? Until King Hĕr´od died.

11. Where did Jō´s̝eph and Mā´ry̆ take the child Jē´s̝us from Ē´ġy̆pt? To Năz´a-rĕth.

Lesson IV. The Boy Jesus.

(Tell Story 4 in Part Sixth.)

1. Where did Jē´s̝us live while he was a boy? In Năz´a-rĕth.

2. To what city was he taken when twelve years old? To Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

3. What place did the boy Jē´s̝us visit in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? The Temple.

4. What did Jē´s̝us do when Jō´s̝eph and Mā´ry̆ left Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm to go home to Nazareth? He stayed in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

5. How long was it before Mā´ry̆ and Jō´s̝eph found the boy Jē´s̝us? Three days.

6. Where did they find him? In the Temple.[35]

7. What was Jē´s̝us doing in the Temple? Talking with the teachers of the Bible.

8. What is said of Jē´s̝us as a boy? He was wise, and good, and loved by all.

9. How long did Jē´s̝us live in Năz´a-rĕth? Until he was thirty years old.

10. At what trade did Jē´s̝us work when he became a man? As a carpenter.

Lesson V. John the Baptist.

(Tell Story 5 in Part Sixth.)

1. When Jē´s̝us was a young man in Năz´a-rĕth who began to preach? Jŏhn the son of Zăch-a-rī´as.

2. Where did Jŏhn preach? In the desert near the river Jôr´dan.

3. Who went to hear Jŏhn preach? All the people of the land.

4. What did Jŏhn tell the people to do? To turn from sin and serve God.

5. Who did Jŏhn say was soon to come? One greater than himself.

6. What did Jŏhn do to those who were willing to serve God? He baptized them in the river Jôr´dan.

7. By what name was Jŏhn called? Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst.

8. Who came to be baptized by Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst? Jē´s̝us of Năz´a-rĕth.

9. What took place when Jē´s̝us was baptized? The Spirit of God came upon him.

10. What voice was heard from heaven? "This is my beloved Son."

11. What did this mean? That Jē´s̝us was the Son of God.

Lesson VI. Jesus in the Desert and by the River.

(Tell Story 6 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what place did Jē´s̝us go after he was baptized? To a desert place.

2. What happened to Jē´s̝us at that place? He was forty days without any food.

3. Who came to Jē´s̝us at that time? Sā´tan, the evil spirit.

4. What did Sā´tan, the evil spirit try to persuade Jē´s̝us to do? To live a selfish life.[36]

5. What did Jē´s̝us say to the evil spirit? "Leave me, Sā´tan, thou evil spirit."

6. Where did Jē´s̝us go after being tempted in the desert? To Bĕth=ăb´a-rȧ, the place of his baptism.

7. Who saw Jē´s̝us again at Bĕth=ăb´a-rȧ? Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst.

8. What did Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst say when he saw Jē´s̝us? "Behold the lamb of God."

9. What did some young men do, who had been following Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst? They followed Jē´s̝us.

10. What were these men who followed Jē´s̝us called? His disciples.

Lesson VII. The Water Turned to Wine.

(Tell Story 7 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what place did Jē´s̝us and his first disciples go from Bĕth=ăb´a-rȧ? To Cā´nȧ in Găl´ĭ-lee.

2. What took place at Cā´nȧ? A wedding.

3. Who came to Jē´s̝us at the wedding feast? His mother Mā´ry̆.

4. What did she say to Jē´s̝us? "They have no wine."

5. What did Jē´s̝us do? He turned water into wine.

6. What do we call such a work as this, which no one but God can do? A miracle.

7. Where did Jē´s̝us and his disciples go from Cā´nȧ? To Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

8. What did Jē´s̝us find in the temple at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? People buying and selling.

9. What did Jē´s̝us do to these people? He drove them out of the temple.

10. Who came to talk with Jē´s̝us at night? Nĭc-o-dē´mṳs.

11. What did Jē´s̝us say to Nĭc-o-dē´mṳs? "Ye must be born anew."

Lesson VIII. Jesus at Jacob's Well.

(Tell Story 8 in Part Sixth.)

1. What was done with Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst while Jē´s̝us was teaching at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? He was put in prison.

2. Who put Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst in prison? Hĕ´rod, the wicked king.

3. To what part of the land did Jē´s̝us go after this? To Găl´ĭ-lee.[37]

4. Where was Găl´ĭ-lee? In the north of the land.

5. What part of the land did Jē´s̝us go through on his way to Găl´ĭ-lee? Through Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ.

6. What were the people called who lived in that country? Sa̍̄-măr´ĭ-tans̝.

7. At what place in Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ did Jē´s̝us rest on his journey? At Jā´cob's Well.

8. With whom did Jē´s̝us talk at Jā´cob's Well? With a Sa̍̄-măr´ĭ-tan woman.

9. What did Jē´s̝us tell this woman that he could give her? Living water.

10. How did Jē´s̝us say that all should worship God? In spirit and in truth.

Lesson IX. Jesus at Cana and Nazareth.

(Tell Story 9 in Part Sixth.)

1. Where did Jē´s̝us go after his visit to Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ? To Cā´nȧ where he had made the water wine.

2. Who came to see Jē´s̝us at Cā´nȧ? A man of high rank.

3. What did this man wish Jē´s̝us to do? To cure his son, who was sick.

4. At what place was his son lying sick? At Ca̍̄-pẽr´na-ŭm.

5. What did Jē´s̝us say to this man? "Go home; your son will live."

6. What did the man find when he came to his home? His son was getting well.

7. To what place did Jē´s̝us go soon after this miracle? To Năz´a-rĕth, where he had lived as a boy.

8. For what purpose did Jē´s̝us go to Năz´a-rĕth? To preach to the people.

9. How did the people of Jē´s̝us' town feel when they heard his words? They were very angry.

10. What did they try to do? To kill Jē´s̝us.

Lesson X. Many Mighty Works.

(Tell Stories 10 and 11 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what place did Jē´s̝us go from Năz´a-rĕth? To Ca̍̄-pẽr´na-ŭm by the sea.[38]

2. From what did Jē´s̝us preach beside the sea? From a boat.

3. After preaching, what did Jē´s̝us help his followers to do? To catch many fishes.

4. What four fishermen became disciples of Jē´s̝us? Pē´tẽr and Ăn-drew, Jāmes̝ and Jŏhn.

5. Whom did Jē´s̝us cure from a great fever? The mother of Pē´tẽr's Wife.

6. Whom did Jē´s̝us heal by a touch? A leper.

7. How did they bring a sick man to Jē´s̝us? Through the roof.

8. What did Jē´s̝us say as he made the sick man well? "Your sins are forgiven."

9. Why had Jē´s̝us the right to forgive sins? Because he was the son of God.

Lesson XI.

(Tell Stories 12 and 13 in Part Sixth.)

1. What place did Jē´s̝us visit in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? The pool of Be̍̄-thĕs̝´dȧ.

2. Whom did Jē´s̝us find there, beside the pool? A man who could not walk.

3. What did Jē´s̝us say to this man? "Take up your bed and walk."

4. On what day did Jē´s̝us make this man well? On the sabbath day.

5. How did the Jews̝ of Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm feel toward Jē´s̝us, when he made the man well on the sabbath day? They were angry at Jē´s̝us.

6. What did Jē´s̝us say to them? "My Father works and I work."

7. What other good work was done by Jē´s̝us on the sabbath day? He cured a withered hand.

8. What did Jē´s̝us do on a mountain? He prayed all night.

9. Whom did he choose on the next day? His twelve disciples or apostles.

10. What did Jē´s̝us preach to them and to the people? The sermon on the mount.

Lesson XII. The Captain's Servant and the Widow's Son.

(Tell Story 14 in Part Sixth.)

1. Who sent to Jē´s̝us, asking him to cure his servant who was sick? A Centurion.[39]

2. What was a centurion? A captain in the Rō´man army.

3. How did the centurion say that his servant could be cured without having Jē´s̝us come to his house? By Jē´s̝us speaking a word where he was.

4. What did Jē´s̝us praise in this man? His faith.

5. To what place did Jē´s̝us go at one time with his disciples? To Nā´in.

6. What did Jē´s̝us meet at the gate of the city of Nā´in? The funeral of a young man.

7. What did Jē´s̝us do to the young man who was dead? He raised him to life.

8. What did a woman do to Jē´s̝us at a supper? She washed his feet.

9. What did Jē´s̝us say to this woman? "Your sins are forgiven."

Lesson XIII. The Parables, the Storm and the Wild Man.

(Tell Stories 15 and 16 in Part Sixth.)

1. How did Jē´s̝us teach the people by the Sea of Găl´ĭ-lee? In parables.

2. What is a parable? A story showing some truth.

3. What was the first parable given by Jē´s̝us? The parable of the Sower.

4. What was the next parable that Jē´s̝us gave? The parable of the Wheat and the Tares.

5. After teaching some parables, where did Jē´s̝us and his disciples go? Across the sea in a boat.

6. What came while they were sailing across the sea? A great storm.

7. What did Jē´s̝us say to the winds and the waves? "Peace, be still."

8. What came after Jē´s̝us had spoken these words? A great calm.

9. Whom did Jē´s̝us meet on the shore at the other side of the sea? A wild man.

10. What made this man wild? The evil spirit in him.

11. What did Jē´s̝us do to this man? He set him free from the evil spirit.

Lesson XIV. The Little Girl Raised to Life.

(Tell Story 17 in Part Sixth.)

1. After his visit to the other side of the sea, where did Jē´s̝us go with his disciples? To Ca̍̄-pẽr´na-ŭm again.[40]

2. Who came to meet Jē´s̝us at the shore of the sea? A man named Ja̍̄-ī´rus.

3. What did Ja̍̄-ī´rus ask Jē´s̝us to do? To cure his sick daughter.

4. Who met Jē´s̝us on his way to the house of Ja̍̄-ī´rus? A sick woman.

5. What did this woman do? She touched his robe.

6. What came to the woman after touching Jē´s̝us' robe? She was made well.

7. What happened while Jē´s̝us was going to the house of Ja̍̄-ī´rus? His little girl died.

8. What did Jē´s̝us say when he stood beside the little girl who was dead? "Little girl, rise up!"

9. What then took place? The girl opened her eyes and sat up.

Lesson XV. The Death of John the Baptist.

(Tell Stories 18 and 19 in Part Sixth.)

1. Where was Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst, while Jē´s̝us was preaching in Găl´ĭ-lee? In prison.

2. Who put Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst in prison? The wicked King Hĕr´od.

3. What did Jē´s̝us say of Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst while he was in prison? "No greater man than Jŏhn has lived."

4. What other wicked deed was done by King Hĕr´od? He put to death Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst.

5. Where did Jē´s̝us go with his disciples, when he heard that Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst was dead? To a quiet place by the Sea of Găl´ĭ-lee.

6. Near what city was this place? Near Bĕth-sā´ĭ-dȧ.

7. What great work did Jē´s̝us do at this place? He gave food to a great company.

8. How many people did Jē´s̝us feed at that time? Five thousand people.

9. With what did Jē´s̝us feed the five thousand people? With five loaves and two fishes.

10. After feeding the five thousand, how did Jē´s̝us go to his disciples? By walking on the water.

Lesson XVI. The Mother's Prayer, and the Four Thousand Fed.

(Tell Story 20 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what land did Jē´s̝us go with his disciples after feeding the five thousand? To the land of Tȳre and Sī´dŏn.[41]

2. Why did Jē´s̝us go to that country? To be alone with his disciples.

3. Who came to Jē´s̝us at that place? A woman praying for her daughter.

4. What did this woman ask Jē´s̝us to do for her daughter? To set her free from an evil spirit.

5. What did Jē´s̝us say to this woman when he cured her daughter? "O woman, your faith is great."

6. To what country did Jē´s̝us and his disciples go from the land of Tȳre and Sī´dŏn? To De̍̄-căp´o-lĭs.

7. Where was the country of De̍̄-căp´o-lĭs? East of the Sea of Găl´ĭ-lee.

8. What did the people in that land say of Jē´s̝us as they saw his great works? "He has done all things well."

9. To how many people in De̍̄-căp´o-lĭs did Jē´s̝us give food at one time? To four thousand people.

10. With how many loaves did Jē´s̝us feed the four thousand people? With seven loaves.

Lesson XVII. The Glory of Jesus on the Mountain.

(Tell Story 21 in Part Sixth.)

1. What question did Jē´s̝us ask his disciples? "Who do you say that I am?"

2. Who answered Jē´s̝us' question for all the disciples? Pē´tẽr.

3. What did Pē´tẽr say in answer to Jē´s̝us? "You are Chrīst, the Son of God."

4. What does the word "Chrīst" mean? The Anointed One, the King.

5. On what mountain did Jē´s̝us go with three of his disciples? On Mount Hẽr´mon.

6. What change came upon Jē´s̝us while he was praying on the mountain? He shone as bright as the sun.

7. What two men of the past were seen talking with Jē´s̝us? Mō´s̝es̝ and E̍̄-lī´jah.

8. What did a voice from a cloud say? "This is my beloved Son."

9. What did Jē´s̝us and the three disciples find when they came down the mountain? A child with an evil spirit.

10. What did Jē´s̝us do to the child? He set him free from the evil spirit.[42]

Lesson XVIII. The Little Child, the Ten Lepers, and the Two Sisters.

(Tell Stories 22 and 23 in Part Sixth.)

1. Whom did Jē´s̝us take in his arms and hold up before his disciples? A little child.

2. What did Jē´s̝us say to his disciples at that time? "Be like little children."

4. How did Jē´s̝us say we should treat those who have been unkind to us? We should forgive them many times.

5. Through what country did Jē´s̝us go on his way from Găl´ĭ-lee to Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Through Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ.

6. Who met Jē´s̝us while he was in that country? Ten men that were lepers.

7. What did Jē´s̝us do to these men? He made them all well.

8. How many of the men after they were made well, came and thanked Jē´s̝us? Only one.

9. At what town did Jē´s̝us stay while he was near Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? At Bĕth´a-ny̆.

10. With what two sisters in Bĕth´a-ny̆ did Jē´s̝us stay? With Mär´thȧ and Mā´ry̆.

Lesson XIX. The Man with Clay on his Face.

(Tell Story 24 in Part Sixth.)

1. Whom did Jē´s̝us and his disciples meet in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm one day? A man who had been born blind.

2. What did Jē´s̝us do to the blind man? He put clay on his eyes.

3. What did Jē´s̝us tell the blind man to do? To wash in the pool of Sĭ-lō´am.

4. What change came to the blind man after he had washed in the pool of Sĭ-lō´am? He could see.

5. On what day was this blind man made to see? On the sabbath day.

6. How did the Jews̝ feel toward Jē´s̝us when they found that he had done this on the sabbath? They were very angry.

7. What did they say of Jē´s̝us? "He is a sinner."

8. What did the man who had been blind say of Jē´s̝us? "He is a prophet of God."

9. What is a prophet? One who speaks the word of God.[43]

10. What did Jē´s̝us say to this man when he met him afterward? "Do you believe on the Son of God?"

11. How did the man answer Jē´s̝us? "Lord, I believe."

Lesson XX. The Good Shepherd and the Good Samaritan.

(Tell Story 25 in Part Sixth.)

1. What parable or story did Jē´s̝us tell while he was in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? "The Good Shepherd."

2. How did Jē´s̝us say the true shepherd goes into the sheepfold? By the door.

3. What did Jē´s̝us say of himself? "I am the door."

4. What else did Jē´s̝us say of himself? "I am the good shepherd."

5. What did Jē´s̝us say the good shepherd does for his sheep? He gives his life for them.

6. To what part of the country did Jē´s̝us go from Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? To Pe̍̄-rē´a.

7. Where was Pe̍̄-rē´a? East of the river Jôr´dan.

8. What parable or story did Jē´s̝us tell a man in Pe̍̄-rē´a? "The Good Sa̍̄-măr´ĭ-tan."

9. What did the good Sa̍̄-măr´ĭ-tan do? He helped a man who was in need.

10. What did Jē´s̝us say to the man to whom he told the story? "Go and do likewise."

Lesson XXI. Lazarus Raised to Life.

(Tell Story 26 in Part Sixth.)

1. Who sent for Jē´s̝us very suddenly, asking him to come to them? Mär´thȧ and Mā´ry̆.

2. To what place did they ask Jē´s̝us to come? To Bĕth´a-ny̆ near Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

3. Why did Mär´thȧ and Mā´ry̆ send for Jē´s̝us to come to Bĕth´a-ny̆? Because their brother was very sick.

4. What was the name of their brother? Lăz´a-rŭs.

5. What took place before Jē´s̝us went to Bĕth´a-ny̆? Lăz´a-rŭs died.[44]

6. How long had Lăz´a-rŭs been buried when Jē´s̝us came to Bĕth´a-ny̆? Four days.

7. What is told of Jē´s̝us, as he stood before the tomb of Lăz´a-rŭs? "Jē´s̝us wept."

8. What did Jē´s̝us say at the tomb of Lăz´a-rŭs? "Lăz´a-rŭs, come forth!"

9. What took place when Jē´s̝us had spoken these words? Lăz´a-rŭs came out of the tomb living.

10. What did many of the people do when they saw this mighty work of Jē´s̝us? Many believed on Jē´s̝us.

11. What did the rulers of the Jews̝ resolve to do? To kill Jē´s̝us.

Lesson XXII. Some Parables in Perea.

(Tell Story 27 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what country did Jē´s̝us go, soon after he brought Lăz´a-rŭs to life? To Pe̍̄-rē´a east of the river Jôr´dan.

2. What did Jē´s̝us do in Pe̍̄-rē´a? He went through the land teaching.

3. What was one of the parables or stories that Jē´s̝us told in Pe̍̄-rē´a? The Lost Sheep.

4. What did the shepherd do for the sheep that was lost? He went after it and found it.

5. Who seeks after us when we are lost from God? Jē´s̝us the good shepherd.

6. Of whom did Jē´s̝us tell in another parable or story? Of a young man who went away from home.

7. What happened to this young man? He became very poor.

8. What did the young man say when he was in need? "I will arise, and will go to my father."

9. What did the father do when his son came home? He made him a great feast.

10. Who is the one that forgives our sins and gives us blessings? Our Heavenly Father.

Lesson XXIII. Jesus and the Little Children.

(Tell Story 28 in Part Sixth, omitting "The Rich Man and Lazarus," "The Unjust Steward and the Unjust Judge.")

1. What parable or story did Jē´s̝us give about prayer? He told of two men who prayed.[45]

2. Where did these two men pray? In the temple.

3. How did one of these two men pray to God? He told God how good he was.

4. What did the other man say? "God be merciful to me a sinner."

5. Which of these two men did God bless? The one who asked for mercy.

6. Who were brought to Jē´s̝us? Little children.

7. What did Jē´s̝us say of the children? Of such is the kingdom of heaven.

8. What did Jē´s̝us do to the children? He put his hands on them and blessed them.

9. What question did a rich young man ask of Jē´s̝us? "What good thing shall I do?"

10. What did Jē´s̝us tell this man to do? To give all he had to the poor.

11. What else did Jē´s̝us say to him? "Come and follow me."

Lesson XXIV. Jesus at Jericho.

(Tell Story 29 in Part Sixth.)

1. What city did Jē´s̝us visit, as he was leaving the land of Pe̍̄-rē´a? Jĕr´ĭ-chō.

2. Whom did Jē´s̝us meet at the gate of Jĕr´ĭ-chō? A blind man.

3. What was this blind man's name? Bär-ti-mæ´us.

4. What did Bär-ti-mæ´us cry out as Jē´s̝us came near? "Have mercy on me."

5. What did Jē´s̝us do to blind Bär-ti-mæ´us? He gave to him sight.

6. With what rich man did Jē´s̝us stay while he was in Jĕr´ĭ-chō? With Zăc-chæ´us.

7. What did the people think that Zăc-chæ´us was? A sinner.

8. For what purpose did Jē´s̝us say that he came? To seek and to save the lost.

9. What parable did Jē´s̝us give at that time? The parable of the Pounds.

10. What does the parable of the Pounds show us that we should do? That we should work for Chrīst.[46]

Lesson XXV. Palm Sunday.

(Tell Story 30 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what place did Jē´s̝us go from Jĕr´ĭ-chō? To Bĕth´a-ny̆, near Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

2. What was made for Jē´s̝us in Bĕth´a-ny̆? A supper.

3. Who came to Jē´s̝us at this supper? Mā´ry̆, the sister of Lăz´a-rŭs.

4. What did Mā´ry̆ do to Jē´s̝us? She poured costly perfume on him.

5. What did Jē´s̝us say of Mā´ry̆? "She has done a good work."

6. Which of Jē´s̝us' disciples agreed to sell him to his enemies? Jū´das.

7. What did the enemies of Jē´s̝us promise to give Jū´das, if he would give Jē´s̝us to them? Thirty pieces of silver.

8. Over what mountain did Jē´s̝us ride, from Bĕth´a-ny̆ to Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? The Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝.

9. Who went with Jē´s̝us as he rode over the Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝? A great company of people.

10. What did the people carry and wave around Jē´s̝us? Branches of palm trees.

11. What did they call out together? Praises to Jē´s̝us as king.

Lesson XXVI. The Last Visits to the Temple.

(Tell Story 31 of Part Sixth.)

1. Where did Jē´s̝us go on the morning after he rode over the Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝? To the temple in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

2. What did he do in the temple? He drove out the people who were buying and selling.

3. What did Jē´s̝us say of the temple? "My house shall be called a house of prayer."

4. Who came to hear Jē´s̝us as he was teaching in the temple? The common people.

5. Where did Jē´s̝us stay at night, during those days while he was teaching in the temple? At Bĕth´a-ny̆.

6. What parable did Jē´s̝us give on the last day of his teaching in the temple? "The Wedding Feast."

7. Who were invited to the wedding feast? Everybody, both rich and poor.

8. Who came to the feast? A man without a wedding garment.[47]

9. What was done with the man who had no wedding garment? He was sent away from the feast.

10. Whose gift in the temple did Jē´s̝us praise? The gift of a poor woman.

Lesson XXVII. On the Mount of Olives.

(Tell Story 32 of Part Sixth.)

1. To what place did Jē´s̝us go with his disciples from the temple? To the Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝.

2. Of what did Jē´s̝us tell his disciples on the Mount? Of things to come.

3. What parable did he give to them at that time? "The Ten Young Women."

4. To what were these young women going? To a wedding at night.

5. What did Jē´s̝us say of these women? Five were wise and five were foolish.

6. Wherein were the five young women foolish? In not taking oil for their lamps.

7. Of what time to come did Jē´s̝us tell his disciples? Of the time when Jē´s̝us shall sit as king.

8. Who shall then stand before Jē´s̝us? All the people of the world.

9. What shall Jē´s̝us say in that day to those on his right hand, who have done his will? "Come, ye that are blessed of my Father."

10. What shall he say to those on his left hand? "Go away from me, ye wicked."

Lesson XXVIII. At the Supper and in the Garden.

(Tell Stories 33 and 34 in Part Sixth.)

1. What meal did Jē´s̝us take with his disciples one night? The last supper.

2. What did Jē´s̝us say at the supper as he gave his disciples the bread? "This is my body."

3. What did he say as he gave them the cup of wine? "This is my blood."

4. What did Jē´s̝us do after the supper? He washed the disciples' feet.[48]

5. Where did he go with the disciples on that night? To a garden.

6. What did Jē´s̝us do in the garden? He prayed to God.

7. Who came to the garden to find Jē´s̝us? Jū´das and the enemies of Jē´s̝us.

8. What did these enemies do? They bound Jē´s̝us and took him away.

9. To what place did they take Jē´s̝us? To the high-priest's house.

10. What did the disciples do at that time? They left Jē´s̝us alone.

Lesson XXIX. The Trial of Jesus.

(Tell Story 35 in Part Sixth.)

1. Before whom was Jē´s̝us brought for trial? Before the high-priest Cā´ia-phăs.

2. What did the high-priest ask Jē´s̝us? "Are you the Chrīst, the Son of God?"

3. How did Jē´s̝us answer the high-priest? "I am."

4. What was agreed by the rulers of the Jews̝? That Jē´s̝us should be put to death.

5. Before whom did they bring Jē´s̝us for another trial? Before Pī´late the governor.

6. What did Pī´late say to the Jews̝ after he had talked with Jē´s̝us? "I find no evil in this man."

7. To whom did Pī´late send Jē´s̝us, to be tried again? To Hĕr´od the King of Găl´ĭ-lee.

8. What did Hĕr´od do with Jē´s̝us? He sent him back to Pī´late.

9. What did the crowd of people cry out about Jē´s̝us? "Let him be crucified."

10. What did Pī´late at last order? That Jē´s̝us should be put to death.

Lesson XXX. Jesus on the Cross.

(Tell Story 36 in Part Sixth.)

1. To what place was Jē´s̝us led to be put to death? To Căl´va-ry̆.

2. What did they try to make Jē´s̝us carry? His cross.

3. What was done with Jē´s̝us at Căl´va-ry̆? He was fastened to the cross.[49]

4. What writing was put upon the cross above the head of Jē´s̝us? "This is Jē´s̝us, the King of the Jews̝."

5. How long did Jē´s̝us live on the cross? Six hours.

6. How many times did he speak from the cross? Seven times.

7. What were the last words of Jē´s̝us before he died? "Father, into thy hands I give my spirit."

8. Who took down the body of Jē´s̝us from the cross? Jō´s̝eph of Ăr-ĭ-mă-thæ´ȧ.

9. Where was the body of Jē´s̝us buried? In Jō´s̝eph's own tomb.

10. How long was the body of Jē´s̝us in the tomb? From Friday evening until Sunday morning.

Lesson XXXI. The First Easter Day.

(Tell Story 37 in Part Sixth.)

1. What took place two days after Jē´s̝us died on the cross? He became alive and came out of his tomb.

2. Who brought the news that Jē´s̝us had risen from the dead? Angels at his tomb.

3. Who first saw Jē´s̝us after he rose from the dead? Mā´ry̆ Măg-da-lē´ne̍̄.

4. Who saw the risen Jē´s̝us soon after Mā´ry̆ had seen him? Some other women.

5. Who met the risen Jē´s̝us and walked with him on that morning? Two of his followers.

6. To whom did Jē´s̝us show himself next on that day? To Pē´tẽr.

7. How many of the disciples met that afternoon in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Ten.

8. Who came suddenly among them, talked with them, and ate before them? The risen Jē´s̝us.

9. What did Jē´s̝us say when he came among the disciples? "Peace be unto you."

10. What is the day of the year called on which Jē´s̝us rose from the dead? Easter Sunday.

Lesson XXXII. Jesus on the Shore and on the Mountain.

(Tell Story 38 in Part Sixth.)

1. After the first Easter day, when did the risen Jē´s̝us show himself again to his disciples? On Sunday, a week later.[50]

2. Which of the disciples saw Jē´s̝us then for the first time? Thŏm´as.

3. Where did the disciples of Jē´s̝us go to meet him? To Găl´ĭ-lee.

4. Where was the risen Chrīst first seen in Găl´ĭ-lee? At the shore of the Sea of Găl´ĭ-lee.

5. What did Jē´s̝us say to Pē´tẽr at that time? "Feed my lambs."

6. Where was the risen Jē´s̝us seen again by many of his followers? On a mountain in Găl´ĭ-lee.

7. How many saw Jē´s̝us at that time? More than five hundred.

8. What did Jē´s̝us tell his disciples to do? To preach his gospel to all the world.

9. Where was Jē´s̝us seen by his disciples for the last time? On the Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝.

10. What did the risen Jē´s̝us do on the Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝? He went up to heaven.

11. What promise was then given to the disciples? That Jē´s̝us will come again.

Lesson XXXIII. Review of People in the Gospel Story.

1. What great prophet was born a few months before Jē´s̝us? Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst.

2. Who was the father of Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst? Zăch-a-rī´as.

3. Who was the mother of Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst? E̍̄-lĭs̝´a-bĕth.

4. Who brought the news that Chrīst would soon come? The angel Gā´brĭ-el.

5. Who was the mother of Jē´s̝us? Mā´ry̆.

6. Who heard the first news that Jē´s̝us Chrīst was born? Shepherds.

7. Who came from a far country and brought gifts to the child Jē´s̝us? Wise men.

8. Who took up the child Jē´s̝us in the temple and gave thanks to God? Sĭm´e-on.

9. Who baptized Jē´s̝us? Jŏhn the Băp´tĭst.

10. Who tried to tempt Jē´s̝us to do wrong? Sā´tan, the evil spirit.

11. Who talked with Jē´s̝us at night in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Nĭc-o-dē´mus.

12. Who met Jē´s̝us by a well? The Sa̍̄-măr´ĭ-tan woman.

13. With what two sisters did Jē´s̝us stay near Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? With Mär´thȧ and Mā´ry̆.

14. What brother of these two sisters did Jē´s̝us raise to life? Lăz´a-rŭs.[51]

15. To what blind man did Jē´s̝us give sight at Jĕr´ĭ-chō? To Bär-ti-mæ´us.

16. What rich man at Jĕr´ĭ-chō took Jē´s̝us to his house? Zăc-chæ´us.

17. Who poured costly perfume on the head of Jē´s̝us at a supper? Mā´ry̆, the sister of Lăz´a-rŭs.

18. What disciple of Chrīst sold him to his enemies for money? Jū´das.

19. What ruler ordered that Jē´s̝us should be put to death on the cross? Pī´late.

20. Who first saw Jē´s̝us after he rose from the dead? Mā´ry̆ Măg-da-lē´ne̍̄.

Lesson XXXIV. Review of Places in the Gospel Story.

1. Where was Jē´s̝us born? At Bĕth´lĕ-hĕm.

2. To what land was he taken, that his life might be saved from King Hĕr´od? To Ē´ġy̆pt.

3. Where did Jē´s̝us live as a boy? In Năz´a-rĕth.

4. In what place was he found when twelve years old? In the temple.

5. In what river was he baptized? In the river Jôr´dan.

6. Where was he tempted by Sā´tan? In the wilderness.

7. Where was his first miracle? At Cā´nȧ in Găl´ĭ-lee.

8. In what land did Jē´s̝us preach during the first year of his teaching? In Jū-dē´ȧ.

9. Where did Jē´s̝us talk with a woman by a well? In Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ.

10. Where did Jē´s̝us preach during the second year of his teaching? In Găl´ĭ-lee.

11. Where did he live while he preached in Găl´ĭ-lee? At Ca̍̄-pẽr´na-ŭm.

12. On what sea did he still the storm? The Sea of Găl´ĭ-lee.

13. At what pool in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm did he heal a man who could not walk? The Pool of Be̍̄-thĕs̝´dȧ.

14. To what other pool at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm did he send a blind man to wash? To the Pool of Sĭ-lō´am.

15. At what place in Găl´ĭ-lee did he raise to life a widow's son? At Nā´in.

16. Where did he feed five thousand people? Bĕth-sā´ĭ-dȧ.

17. On what mountain did he show his glory? On Mount Hẽr´mon.

18. At what place did he raise Lăz´a-rŭs to life? At Bĕth´a-ny̆.

19. At what place did Jē´s̝us die on the cross? At Căl´va-ry̆.

20. From what mountain did Jē´s̝us go up to heaven? From the Mount of Ŏl´ĭves̝.[52]


Lesson XXXV. The First Days.

(Tell Story 1 in Part Seventh.)

1. Where did the followers of Chrīst meet after Jē´s̝us went away to heaven? In Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

2. What day came ten days after Jē´s̝us left the earth? The Day of Pĕn´te-cŏst.

3. What seemed to fall from heaven on all the followers of Chrīst on the day of Pĕn´te-cŏst? Tongues of fire.

4. What power came upon them all? Power from God.

5. What did they all begin to speak? The wonderful words of God.

6. Who preached to the people on that day? Pē´tẽr.

7. What new name was given to Pē´tẽr and the other eleven disciples of Chrīst? They were called apostles.

8. What did the apostle Pē´tẽr tell the people to do? To believe in Chrīst as their Saviour.

9. How many were added to the church on that day? Three thousand.

10. How did all these people act toward each other? Like brothers.

Lesson XXXVI. The Beautiful Gate, and the Apostles in Prison.

(Tell Stories 2 and 3 in Part Seventh.)

1. Whom did Pē´tẽr and Jŏhn meet at the Beautiful Gate of the temple? A lame man.

2. What did Pē´tẽr say to the lame man? "In the name of Jē´s̝us Chrīst, walk."

3. What did the lame man do? He walked and leaped and praised God.

4. Who did Pē´tẽr say had given to this man power to walk? Jē´s̝us Chrīst.

5. What did the rulers of the city tell Pē´tẽr and Jŏhn? That they must not preach Chrīst.

6. How did Pē´tẽr and Jŏhn answer the rulers? "We must speak of what we know."[53]

7. What good man gave his money to the poor in the church? Bär´na-băs.

8. Who died because they told a lie? Ăn-a-nī´as and Săp-phī´rȧ.

9. What did the rulers of the Jews̝ do to Pē´tẽr and Jŏhn? They put them in prison.

10. How were they set free from the prison? By an angel of the Lord.

Lesson XXXVII. Stephen and Philip.

(Tell Stories 4 and 5 in Part Seventh.)

1. What good man preached in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? Stē´phen.

2. What is told of Stē´phen? His face shone like an angel's.

3. What did the Jews̝ do to Stē´phen? They stoned him to death.

4. What young man helped in the stoning of Stē´phen? A young man named Sa̤ul.

5. What did Sa̤ul do to the followers of Chrīst? He beat them and put them in prison.

6. What worker for Chrīst was driven out of Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm by Sa̤ul? Phĭl´ĭp.

7. To what place did Phĭl´ĭp go preaching the gospel? To Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ.

8. Where did an angel send Phĭl´ĭp from Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ? To the desert.

9. Whom did Phĭl´ĭp meet in the desert? A man riding in a chariot.

10. What did Phĭl´ĭp do when he met this man? He preached Chrīst to him.

Lesson XXXVIII. The Voice that Spoke to Saul.

(Tell Story 6 in Part Seventh.)

1. To what place did Sa̤ul go, that he might break up the church there? To Da̍̄-măs´cus.

2. What took place when Sa̤ul was near Da̍̄-măs´cus? A light shone from heaven.

3. Who spoke to Sa̤ul from out of the light? The Lord Jē´s̝us Chrīst.

4. What did the bright light do to Sa̤ul? It made him blind.

5. Who brought sight to Sa̤ul in Da̍̄-măs´cus? A follower of Chrīst named Ăn-a-nī´as.[54]

6. What else did Ăn-a-nī´as do to Sa̤ul? He taught him how to be saved.

7. What did Sa̤ul do at once when he became a believer in Chrīst? He began preaching Chrīst.

8. What did the Jews̝ of Da̍̄-măs´cus try to do when they found that Sa̤ul was preaching Chrīst? They tried to kill him.

9. How did Sa̤ul get away from the city of Da̍̄-măs´cus? In a basket.

10. Where did Sa̤ul go from Da̍̄-măs´cus? To Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

11. Where did he afterward go? To his home in Tär´sus.

Lesson XXXIX. About the Apostle Peter.

(Tell Story 7 in Part Seventh.)

1. To what place did the Apostle Pē´tẽr go? To Jŏp´pȧ, by the Great Sea.

2. What did Pē´tẽr do by a prayer at Jŏp´pȧ? He raised a woman to life.

3. Who was this woman whom Pē´tẽr raised to life? A good woman named Dôr´cas.

4. What did God teach Pē´tẽr in a dream at Jŏp´pȧ? That people of every land and nation might be saved.

5. What did the Jews̝ call the people of every nation except themselves? Ġĕn´tīles̝.

6. To what Ġĕn´tīle did God send Pē´tẽr to preach the gospel? To Côr-nē´-lĭ-us a Rō´man officer.

7. What did Pē´tẽr and the church at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm learn from this? To preach Chrīst to the Ġĕn´tīles̝.

8. What was done to Pē´tẽr after this at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? He was put in prison.

9. What did the king intend to do with Pē´tẽr on the next day? To put him to death.

10. What happened to Pē´tẽr on that night? He was set free by an angel.

Lesson XL. The First Missionaries.

(Tell Story 8 in Part Seventh.)

1. Where did a great church of Chrīst grow up? At Ăn´tĭ-och in Sy̆r´ĭ-ȧ.[55]

2. Who preached and taught in the church at Ăn´tĭ-och? Bär´na-băs and Sa̤ul.

3. For what work were Bär´na-băs and Sa̤ul sent out from Ăn´tĭ-och? To preach the gospel in other lands.

4. What are those who go out to other lands to preach the gospel called? Missionaries.

5. To what island did the missionaries and Bär´na-băs first go preaching the gospel? To the island of Çȳ´prus.

6. By what name was Saṳl called after this time? Pa̤ul, the apostle.

7. In what land did the missionaries, Pa̤ul and Bär´na-băs, preach after they left the island of Çy´prus? In Ā´s̝iȧ Mī´nor.

8. In what city of Ā´s̝iȧ Mī´nor did they begin preaching the gospel? In Ăn´tĭ-och of Pi̍̄-sĭd´ĭ-ȧ.

9. In what place were they first worshipped as gods and then stoned? At Ly̆s´trȧ.

10. What did Pa̤ul and Bär´na-băs do in all the places which they visited on this journey? They planted churches of Chrīst.

11. To what place did they go again after their journey? To Ăn´tĭ-och in Sy̆r´ĭ-ȧ.

Lesson XLI. Paul's Second Journey.

(Tell Stories 10, 11 and 12 in Part Seventh.)

1. Who went with Pa̤ul on his second missionary journey? Sī´las and Tĭm´o-thy̆.

2. What great land did they visit on this journey? Europe.

3. In what city of Europe did they begin preaching the gospel? In Phĭ-lĭp´pī.

4. What was done to Pa̤ul and Sī´las at Phĭ-lĭp´pī? They were beaten and put in prison.

5. How were they set free from the prison at Phĭ-lĭp´pī? By an earthquake.

6. What did the jailor of the prison at Phĭ-lĭp´pī ask Pa̤ul and Sī´las when the earthquake came? "What must I do to be saved?"

7. What did Pa̤ul and Sī´las say to the jailor? "Believe on the Lord Jē´s̝us Chrīst."

8. In what city after Phĭ-lĭp´pī did they preach the gospel? In Thĕs-sa-lo̍̄-nī´cȧ.[56]

9. In what city did Pa̤ul preach a sermon on a hill? In Ăth´ĕns̝, on Märs̝' Hill.

10. Where did Pa̤ul stay two years, preaching? At Cŏr´inth.

Lesson XLII. Paul's Third journey.

(Tell Stories 13 and 14 in Part Seventh.)

1. In what great city of Ā´s̝iȧ Mī´nor did Pa̤ul preach on his third missionary journey? In Ĕph´e-sŭs.

2. What did Pa̤ul do in Ĕph´e-sŭs? Many great works of healing.

3. How long did Pa̤ul stay in Ĕph´e-sŭs preaching? Three years.

4. What arose in Ĕph´e-sŭs a little before Pa̤ul left the city? A great uproar against Pa̤ul.

5. To what places in Europe where Pa̤ul had preached before, did he go after leaving Ĕph´e-sŭs? To Phĭ-lĭp´pī and Cŏr´inth.

6. Where did Pa̤ul make a young man well, after he had fallen out of a window? At Trō´ăs.

7. At what place did Pa̤ul send for the leaders of the church at Ĕph´e-sŭs? At Mī-lē´tus.

8. What did Pa̤ul speak to these leaders of the church? His farewell words.

9. What words of Jē´s̝us did Pa̤ul tell them to remember? "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

10. Where did Pa̤ul end his third missionary journey? At Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

Lesson XLIII. Paul a Prisoner.

(Tell Stories 15, 16 and 17 in Part Seventh.)

1. What happened to Pa̤ul while he was worshipping God in the temple at Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? He was taken by his enemies.

2. What did these enemies of Pa̤ul try to do? To kill him.

3. Who took Pa̤ul out of the hands of his enemies? Rō´man soldiers.

4. Where was Pa̤ul taken to be kept from his enemies? Into the castle.

5. What did the Lord Jē´s̝us say to Pa̤ul at night while he was in the castle? "Be of good cheer, Pa̤ul!"[57]

6. To what place was Pa̤ul sent to be safe from the Jews̝? To Çæ̆s-a-rē´ȧ.

7. Before what ruler was Pa̤ul brought to be tried? Before Fē´lĭx the governor.

8. How long was Pa̤ul kept in prison at Çæ̆s-a-rē´ȧ? Two years.

9. Before what other governor was Pa̤ul brought after two years? Before Fĕs´tus.

10. What king listened to Pa̤ul as he told how Chrīst had saved him? King A̍̄-grĭp´pạ.

Lesson XLIV. Paul in the Storm.

(Tell Story 18 in Part Seventh.)

1. To what place was Pa̤ul while a prisoner sent for another trial? To Rōme.

2. How did Pa̤ul and many other prisoners leave Çæ̆s-a-rē´ȧ to go to Rōme? On board a ship.

3. What did Pa̤ul tell those on the ship that they would meet in the voyage? Great trouble and danger.

4. How did the trouble and danger come to those that were in the ship? From a great storm.

5. How long did the storm last? Two weeks.

6. What did an angel say to Pa̤ul in the night while the storm was raging? That all on the ship would be saved.

7. What did Pa̤ul say to those on the ship? "Be of good cheer."

8. How were the lives of the people saved from the storm? They were thrown upon an island.

9. What was the name of this island? Mĕl´ĭ-tȧ.

Lesson XLV. Paul at Rome.

(Tell Story 19 in Part Seventh. Stories 20 and 21 may be omitted.)

1. What happened to Pa̤ul on the shore at the island of Mĕl´ĭ-tȧ? He was bitten by a poisonous snake.

2. What did Pa̤ul do, when the snake bit him? He shook it off and was not harmed.[58]

3. What did the people of the island think when they saw no harm come to Pa̤ul? They thought that he was a god.

4. Who treated Pa̤ul and his friends kindly at Mĕl´ĭ-tȧ? Pŭb´lĭ-ŭs, the ruler of the island.

5. What did Pa̤ul do for the ruler Pŭb´lĭ-ŭs? He made his sick father well.

6. To what land did they sail from the island of Mĕl´ĭ-tȧ? To the land of Ĭt´a-ly̆.

7. At what great city did Pa̤ul's long journey end? At Rōme.

8. How long was Pa̤ul a prisoner at Rōme? Two years.

9. What did he do while a prisoner? He preached the gospel.

10. What did Pa̤ul write at the end of his life? "I have fought a good fight."

Lesson XLVI. Review on the Early Church.

1. In what city were the followers of Chrīst after Jē´s̝us went to heaven? Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

2. On what day did the Holy Spirit come upon the disciples? The day of Pĕn´te-cŏst.

3. Who was the leader of the church in its early days? The Apostle Pē´tẽr.

4. Who died because they told a lie? Ăn-a-nī´as and Săp-phī´rȧ.

5. What good man was stoned to death? Stē´phen.

6. What young man helped in the stoning of Stē´phen? Sa̤ul.

7. Who preached in Sa̍̄-mā´rĭ-ȧ after Stē´phen was killed? Phĭl´ĭp.

8. Where did Sa̤ul become a believer in Chrīst? At Da̍̄-măs´cus.

9. What good woman was raised to life through the prayer of Pē´tẽr? Dôr´cas.

10. To what Ġĕn´tīle or foreigner was Pē´tẽr sent to preach the gospel? To Côr-nē´lĭ-ŭs.

11. How was Pē´tẽr set free from prison in Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm? By an angel.

12. What church sent out the first missionaries to preach the gospel? The church at Ăn´tĭ-och.

13. Who were the two missionaries sent out? Bär´na-băs and Sa̤ul.

14. What island did Bär´na-băs and Sa̤ul first visit in preaching the gospel? Çȳ´prus.[59]

15. By what name was Sa̤ul known after this? Pa̤ul.

16. Where were Pa̤ul and Bär´na-băs first worshipped and then stoned? Ly̆s´trȧ.

17. In what city was the gospel first preached in Europe? In Phĭ-lĭp´pī.

18. Where was Pa̤ul made a prisoner? In Je̍̄-rṳ´sa̍̄-lĕm.

19. On what island was Pa̤ul shipwrecked? Mĕl´ĭ-tȧ.

20. To what city was Pa̤ul taken as a prisoner after being shipwrecked? To Rōme.[60]

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