7th-8th History – Israel – Week 2


Day 1 – Read 1 Samuel 8 & 9; Saul’s death, 1 Samuel 31; A House For My Name, pp. 129-135.
Look up Deuteronomy 17:14-20. Did Saul violate any of these requirements for kings?

Day 2 – David’s anointing, 1 Samuel 16-18; A House For My Name, pp. 136-141.

Day 3 – David’s reign, 2 Samuel 1-10; A House For My Name, pp. 141-153.

Day 4 – David’s downfall, 2 Samuel 11-18.

RECITATION – “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” by Lord Byron, & Hezekiah’s Prayer – 2 Kings 19:15-20.

Nation of Israel- Week 1

Day 1 – Deborah, Judges, ch. 4 & 5.

Day 2 – Gideon, Judges, ch. 6,7,8.

Day 3 – Abimelech, Judges, ch. 9; A House For My Name, pp. 114-119.

Day 4 – Jephthah & Manoah, Judges, ch. 10-13; A House For My Name, pp. 122-126.
Why do you think Israel suffered so many difficulties during the period of Judges?

If you have time, please try to read about Samson & Deliah in Judges ch. 14-16 to complete your study of Judges.



Take home Opportunity #2 will be handed out in class on Friday.

Recitation due Friday as well.  

Don’t miss my favorite song about Ancient Egyptian history:  😉  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYbavuReVF4

Day 1 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 53-57.
Pick one of the above Pharaohs, and research everything you can find about him or her. Write a one-page paper about him, and turn it in on Friday.

Day 2 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 58-62.
Who was the chosen wife for the Pharaoh?

Day 3 – Read The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, pp. 80-96, Hatsheput. (On the 3rd- 6th grade book list. If you don’t have a copy, I will either e-mail it or post it on the website).

Day 4 – Read The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, pp. 119-152, Amenhotep. Ditto from yesterday.

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.

Recommended reading – The Golden Goblet.


Day 1 – Read Jewish historian Josephus Flavius’ account of the Hyksos people, (attached.)

Day 2 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 47-49.

Day 3 – Read A Biblical Antiquity attached, pp. 19-21.

Day 4 – Read http://orvillejenkins.com/peoples/hyksosandhebrews.html.

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.

“To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.”
-John Buchan (1875 – 1940)

This day in history – 54 A.D. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the Roman emperor who extended Roman rule in North Africa & added Britain as a Roman province, died October 13. He was poisoned by his wife! Also, the Roman poet Virgil, author of The Aeneid, was born October 15, 70 B.C.


Day 1 – Read Exodus ch. 1 & 2; Streams of Civilization, pp. 52-58.
What happened after Joseph & his brothers died?
What is the new Pharoah worried about?

Day 2 – Read Exodus ch. 3-12;
Make a chart of each plague. Research – who do you think was the Pharoah during the Exodus? Be able to defend your position. How long was the period of captivity? Look up Exodus 12:40 & Gal. 3:17. What is the conflict?

Day 3 -Exodus, ch. 13-15; A House For My Name, pp. 72-81.
How do you believe the Red Sea was parted? Can you find any scientific explanations to confirm it?
Note the geographical descriptions of the flight from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, the route to & description of Mt. Sinai.
(Gal. 4:25).

Day 4 – Exodus ch. 19 & 20.
List what God reminds Moses He has done, and what He will do. What does God ask Israel in return?

Video Recommendation – “In Search of the Real Mt. Sinai,” by Bob Cornuke; “The Ten Commandments,” starring Charlton Heston; and the animated “Prince of Egypt.”

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.


Day 1– Read Genesis 12, 13, 15 & 17; & The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 52-60.
What is God’s promise to Abram? (Gen. 15:13).
Why does God change Abram’s name? What does his new name mean?

Day 2– Read Genesis 2, & 29-30; The Riddle of Rosetta Stone, pp.61-71.
Who do the Egyptians believe is God? What then, do they believe about man?

Day 3– Read Genesis 37-40 (Joseph in slavery).
Joseph entered Egypt approx. 1875 B.C. Why do you think God allowed Joseph to be taken as a slave? Look ahead to Gen. 50:20.

Day 4– Read Genesis 41-47 (Famine in Egypt).

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.

“Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.” –King Solomon

This day in history – Aristotle is believed to have died Oct. 2.

3100 & 2350 B.C.

Day 1 – Read Pyramid, pp. 1-21; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 3-14; Streams of Civilization, pp. 42-46.

Day 2 – Read Pyramid, pp. 22-41; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 14-21.
Begin a list of names & dates of Egypt’s dynasties.

Day 3 – Read Pyramid, pp. 41-59; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 22-29.

Day 4 – Read Pyramid, pp. 60-79; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 30-42. Read “A Biblical Antiquity,” pp. 10-13, attached.

Recitation – Exodus 20: 1-17 NKJV, The Ten Commandments.

Video recommendation – Pyramid (available at Lee Co. Library).

This week in history – 19 B.C. The author of the epic poem, The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Marco, known simply as Virgil, died on September 21; 63 B.C. The founder of the Roman Empire, Caius Octavias, later known as Caesar Augustus, was born in Rome, September 23rd.

Creation – Week 4


Day 1 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 34-38.
Did you know – during the excavation of Ur, a clay tablet was discovered with a mathematical theorem similar to the Pythagorean theorem? What is the Sumerian King List?

Day 2 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 61-63.
Research the discovery of Ur by Leonard Wooley.
Sumeria later became Babylonia & Assyria.

Day 3 – Read A Biblical Antiquity, pp. 22-27 (attached).
Why do you think God called Abram out of Ur?

Day 4 – Read A Biblical Antiquity, pp.28-29 (attached).
What distinct advances in their culture set Sumerians apart?

RECITATION – Psalm 148.

Study for TEST.

This week in history – 331 B.C. Alexander the Great crossed the Tigris River and began his assault on the ancient empire of Persia.

Creation – Week 3

Day 1 – Read Genesis 10.
List the ten patriarchs from Shem to Abram. After each man’s name, write his age when his named son was born, and write his age at death. (To figure Abram’s birth date, use 11:32 with 12:4 and Acts 7:4. Terah died in Haran at age 205, then his son Abram left Haran at age 74. So you can calculate Terah’s age at Abram’s birth.)

Day 2 – Read A House For My Name, pp. 58-66.

Day 3 – What is necessary to plan & build a city? Noah’s grandson, Nimrod, built 3 cities uncovered by archeologists – Babylon, Nimrod, & Nineveh. Find out where these are today.

Day 4 – Genesis 11; A Biblical Antiquity (attached).
What language did the descendants of Noah speak? What changes did God make among men? What do we learn about Abram’s family in 11:26-32?

Recitation – Psalm 148.


Day 1 –Read Genesis 6. 

          Were giants real in history?

Read II Peter 3:3-7.

Did the Flood come in the year Methuselah died?  Use the numbers in 5:25-29 and 7:6 to check this out.  Lamech was Noah’s father.  Did he perish in the Flood or die before it came?  Use the numbers in 5:28-31 and 7:6 to figure it out.  In what year of Noah’s life was Shem born?  Use 7:6 and 11:10 to figure it out.


Day 2 -Read Genesis 7.

Riddle – Methuselah was the oldest man that ever lived, yet he died before his father.  How can that be?


Day 3 -Read Genesis 8.

Circle the word “seven” every time it appears in the Flood story.  What do you think it means?

Two theories exist as to the present day location of the ark.  The traditional theory is that it rests on Mount Ararat in Turkey, the other is Bob Cornuke’s.  See if you can find out what he thinks.


Day 4 -Read Genesis 9.

Compare Gen. 9:3 and 1:29.  What different diet instructions did God give before the flood and after the flood?  What was the prophetic curse on Canaan?  See Gen. 9:25-27.  Who are Ham’s descendants?  Who are Shem’s descendants?  Who are Japeth’s descendants?


Recitation – Psalm 148.


Recommended reading for the ambitious – The Genesis Flood, John Whitcomb & Henry Morris.

Recommended video – “In Search of Noah’s Ark,” Bob Cornuke.    



– Week 1


Day 1 – Read Genesis 1:1 – 2:4.

Make a chart listing the order of events during the creation week.

Using a concordance, find New Testament references to creation.  Do the writers indicate they believe the Bible account of creation was literal history?

Did you know that this is where we get a 7-day week in every culture in the world, and that it is not connected with any sky sign?

What is the theory of evolution?  Is it consistent with this passage?

Day 2 – Read Genesis 2:4 – 3:24; & A House For My Name, pp. 43-50.

Gen. 3:15 is the first prophecy in the Bible.  What is it?  Read Rev. 22:2 to see where the tree of life is found again.

Day 3 – Read Genesis 4.

                   Are these pre-flood people “pre-historic” cave-men?

Based on this passage, do you believe they were intelligent? What are the indications of intelligence?

Day 4 – Read Genesis 5 & A House For My Name, pp. 50-57.

Read Jude 14 & 15 to see what Enoch preached.

Where did Cain get his wife?

Look in an encyclopedia or on-line or find a book of myths at home and read the story of Pandora’s Box.


Recommended further reading: Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe; Darwin on Trial, Phillip Johnson.


Recitation- Psalm 148.