7th-8th History – Egypt – Week 1

EGYPTIAN DYNASTIES – MENSES b/w
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.

SUMERIA & ANCIENT NEAR EAST
CIVILIZATIONS
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.

THE TABLE OF NATIONS & THE TOWER OF BABEL
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.

THE FLOOD

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.    

 

CREATION – EDEN- FALL

– 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.