Excerpt from Biblical Introduction: Syllabus of Lectures 1. Definition: Biblical introduction is that branch of theological science which is occupied with the records of sacred Scripture. 2. Its Province. It proposes to lead us into the scientific and fruitful study of the Bible. As a means to this result it seeks to furnish all necessary preliminary information. (1). As to the Bible itself. (a). The origin of its several parts. Who wrote these books? When? Where? For what purpose?(b). Their organization into a Can. When? By whom? By what standard?(c). The subject matter.(a). As to form; - history, poetry, prophecy, etc.(b). As to substance. What truths?(d). Its claims and character.(e). Its general history. The means of its preservation; its spread; its position and influence. (2). As to the best facilities for its study. (3.) As to the qualifications needed for this study. (a). Good general scholarship.(b). Spiritual earnestness, (c). Teachableness.(d). Breadth of intellectual sympathy.(e). Faith, or spiritual receptivity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.