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Effective Study Habits for University Students

Posted: July 17, 2003

A SERIES OF FOUR LESSONS GENERAL STUDY HABITS by Doug Jacoby, 1997 Lesson A We all want to be effective as students. At the same time, nearly every student is… Read More

Science and the Bible

Posted: July 17, 2003

While the Bible is certainly not a science book, occasionally it does touch on matters scientific. While I am not a trained scientist, I have always loved science, and make… Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls Overview

Posted: July 17, 2003

The most significant biblical find of the century is undoubtedly the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS), discovered in the 1940s by the Dead Sea, not far from Jerusalem. The scrolls contain… Read More

Silver Bible

Posted: July 17, 2003

Silver BibleThe Bible was translated into many languages other than the original Hebrew and Greek. Latin was the major secondary translation language as the official language of the Roman Empire…. Read More

The Red Heifer Sacrifice and the Crucifixion

Posted: July 17, 2003

Dr. Douglas Jacoby(1997, Revised 2001) If you have an appetite for something "meaty,"1 I believe you will enjoy the following study, which investigates the Red Heifer sacrifice – a relatively… Read More

The Dead Sea Scrolls — 30 questions and answers

Posted: July 17, 2003

1. How many DSS are there? 870 manuscripts, from 15,000 scraps. 2. When were they discovered? Initial discovery of seven scrolls in 1947. Last one (cave 11) in 1956. 3…. Read More

Campbell Bible Study

Posted: July 17, 2003

Campbell Study MILLENNIAL HARBINGER, NEW SERIES. VOLUME III.—–NUMBER I. ================================================================= B E T H A N Y, VA. JANUARY, 1839. ================================================================= BIBLE READING NOTHING is more talked about amongst professors, and nothing… Read More

Conclusion on Prophecy

Posted: July 17, 2003

In our study of biblical prophecy, we have seen that Jesus Christ richly fulfilled the words of the Prophets, and in fact the words of the Law and the Writings… Read More

Bible on Trial

Posted: July 17, 2003

Prejudice against the Word Very soon we will enter into a new millennium. This should be a time of hope, progress, greater openness to truth and to change. And yet… Read More

Greek p52

Posted: July 16, 2003

Greek, anyone?What were your favorite subjects in school? I have always loved languages, both "living" and "dead." The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew (with a few chapters in… Read More

Accuracy in Prophecy

Posted: July 16, 2003

Accuracy in a prophecy is closely related to the specificity of the prophecy (the subject we covered in the last unit). Details of purported prophecies often claim to be accurate… Read More

Circumcision

Posted: July 16, 2003

One bulwark against disease was circumcision, or the removal of the foreskin from the male sexual organ. The command to practice circumcision (Genesis 17) was far from a barbaric practice… Read More

Statistics and Church Growth

Posted: June 1, 2000

Dr. Douglas Jacoby examines the use of statistics as a measure of church growth. He discusses positive aspects as well as the pitfalls inherent in their use. When he first… Read More

Rethinking Television and the Media

Posted: July 17, 1998

The following is an adaptation of a paper written for a Politics class in the course of D.Min. studies at Drew University. It has been shortened and simplified. A revolution… Read More

What Ministers Need to Know about Members in the Medical Field

Posted: May 5, 1997

ETHNOGRAPHY OF CHRISTIAN MEDICAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON DC CHURCH OF CHRIST The following study is an ethnography of some of the most energetic and committed members of my congregation; as Christians… Read More

Tithing

Posted: July 17, 1994

PREVIEWHere are the main passages, and you’re familiar with all of them:* Leviticus 27 * Malachi 3* Matthew 23Secondary passages, also addressing the tithe but not used so often for… Read More

The Women’s Role and Current [1993] Practice

Posted: June 6, 1993

Note: In December 1990 the first edition of this paper was written and sent to a group of 50 brothers and sisters around the world for their consideration. This group… Read More

Smoking

Posted: November 11, 1986

“Smoke pours forth from his nostrils” (Job 41:20). “And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever” (Revelation 14:20). Whether the verses above have been properly exegeted or… Read More