Friday, March 25, 2011

Draft of History Plan

* What is History:  SW p 1
* What is Archaeology:  SW p 3

Premortal life week:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4
Day 5
* FHE/ Flannel Board: Creation Story flannel-board figures
Creation Coloring Page

* Scripture Memorization: Article of Faith #1
* Scripture Reading: Genesis 1

* Scripture Reading: Gen 5: 3-4,
* Story: Story about Adam and Eve
* Scripture Memorization: Article of Faith #2
*Song: Follow The Prophet Music, Follow the Prophet Youtube
Prophets of the Old Testament
Like Adam and Eve

Cain, Able and Seth:

Gen 4:1-2, 8-10, 17-22, 5:9-11,
Scripture story about Adam and His Family
Adam Teaches his Children


Gen 5:9-11

Gen 5:12-14

Gen 5:15-17


Gen 5: 21-24,
Scripture Story about Enoch,
Enoch Story flannel-board figures#1, Enoch Flanel-board figures #2


Gen 5: 22, 25-27


Gen 5:26, 28-31
Cain and his descendants:

Gen 4

Gen 5:32, 9:18, 19, 28, 29,
Scripture story about Noah,
Noah Flannel-Board Figures
Noah Coloring Page


Gen 11:10-11,

Gen 5:32, 9:18-24

Gen 5:32, 10:2

Creation Week

Day 1
Day 1

* Scripture Reading: Genesis 1

How did the Earth flood in Noah's time?

Genesis 7
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

From this short verse we learn the the flood waters came from three sources.

  • fountains of the great deep were broken up (or burst open, see cross reference)
  • windows of heaven were opened
  • rain upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
What are the fountains of the great deep?

1828 dictionary - Fountain : A spring, or source of water; properly, a spring or issuing of water from the earth.

What are the Windows of Heaven?

1828 dictionary - Window: An aperture; or rather the clouds or water-spouts. - The windows of heaven were opened. Genesis 7.

How much clouds and moisture in the sky would it take to rain for 40 days and nights?

What does the scriptures say about the Dinosaur?


Job 40

15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Bible Dictionary
Apparently the intensive plural of behemah, meaning “beast.” A large river animal (possibly the hippopotamus), described in Job 40: 15-24.

1828 Dictionary

BE'HEMOTH, n.]Heb. a beast or brute; from an Arabic vert, which signifies, to shut, to lie hid, to be dumb. In Eth.dumb.]
Authors are divided in opinion as to the animal intended in scripture by this anme; some supposing it to be an ox, others, an elephant; and Bochart labors to prove it the hippopotamus, or river horse. The latter opinion is most probably. [See Hippopotamus.] The original word in Arabic signifies a brute of beast in general, especially a quadruped.


Deuteronomy 32: 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Psalms 74: 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Psalms 91: 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Bible Dictionary
Dragon - Two Hebrew words are thus rendered though they are sometimes translated whale, serpent, jackal, or sea-monster. Probably a large snake or snakelike animal in Deut. 32: 33; Ps. 74: 13; Ps. 91: 13. A jackal in Job 30: 29; Isa. 13: 22; Isa. 27: 1; Isa. 34: 13; Isa. 35: 7; Isa. 43: 20; Isa. 51: 9; Jer. 9: 11; Jer. 10: 22; Jer. 51: 34; Mal. 1: 3. Used figuratively in Ezek. 29: 3. In the New Testament it is always used figuratively, as in Rev. 12: 3, 7, 9, 13, 16; Rev. 13: 2, 4, 11; Rev. 16: 13; Rev. 20: 2. Cf. Mosiah 20: 11; Alma 43: 44.

1828 Dictionary
DRAGON, n. A genus of animals, the Draco. They have four legs, a cylindrical tail, and membranaceous wings, radiated like the fins of a flying-fish.

Scriptorial History and Classical Literature

Over a hundred years ago the Bible was considered real history by Christians.  It was taught to their children as the foundation for truth.  Today as I persue Scriptorial History it can feel like I am discovering new things, until I come across old Christian novels and I am reminded that there is not much new under the sun.  Today Christian and Biblical beliefs are being challenged from many sides.  Most noteably the public school system professes to teach a "nutural" curriculim all the while teaching concepts that challenge biblical thought.  To combat these challenges many of us turn back to our roots, the scriptures and classical literature.  As we study classical literature we learn again that... the more things change the more they stay the same.

PreFlood History
  • Walks From Eden - Join Tiny and his family as they discuss Biblical Stories and Concepts.  In this beautiful story the family will discuss the pre flood events in the bible in great detail and continue the dialogue through to Abraham and his children, thus covering all the major themes in Genesis.   
History of the first Civilizations

Book Review: After the Flood by Bill Cooper

Throughout history knowledge of God has been challenged and these challenges have been overcome by believers.  The book After the Flood by Bill Cooper sheds some wonderful light on the theological attacks and advancements among early pegans. In the Introduction - In the Beginning Bill Coper talks about his questions about the Bible and how he resolved them.
On the one hand I had the Bible itself claiming to be the very Word of God, and on the other I was presented with numerous commentaries that spoke with one voice in telling me that the Bible was nothing of the kind. It was merely a hotch-potch collection of middle- eastern myths and fables that sought to explain the world in primitive terms, whose parts had been patched together by a series of later editors. 
 In Chapter 1 The Knowledge of God amongst the early Pagans Bill Cooper examins the early Pagans beliefs in God.  The most interesting thing learned in this chapter is that the arguments of today have been used against belivers of God in the past.
Popular thought seems never to have considered the possibility that pagan man was indeed aware of God and of His attributes and power, and that this awareness had existed and flourished for centuries without any recourse at all to the scriptures. So it is with something of a surprise that we meet with exactly that, a profound knowledge and appreciation of an eternal and almighty Creator God, His fatherhood of the human race and His infinite attributes in the writings of various historians in the ancient world and amongst the teachings of the earliest philosophers.

So profound was the concept and knowledge of God amongst certain pagan peoples in the ancient world, and in particular the Greek and Roman worlds, that a controversy eventually arose and was to rage for many centuries between those who propagated and preserved that knowledge of God as the Creator, and those who sought to destroy it by attributing the creation of the universe to purely natural forces. The marked similarity between that pagan controversy and the controversy that rages today between creationists and evolutionists is surprising...
Here is an example of similar arguments between creationiss and evolutionists from Bill Cooper.
Plato's model was of a higher concept altogether. For him, the Creator turned chaos into order simply because it was His good nature, and His good pleasure, so to do. He loved order rather than chaos, and to ensure the maintenance of that order everything He created was made according to an eternal and flawless pattern, Plato's justly famous Theory of Forms.
Epicurus argued that it was insufficient to contend for the divine creation of the universe, as Plato did, from the assumption of a well-ordered cosmos, simply because the cosmos, in Epicurus' eyes, was not well-ordered. (16) It had culminated from a long, perhaps infinite, series of accidents resulting from the random jostling of atoms.
In my earlier post Religion, History and Education I discuss my own process of finding truth in God and in the scriptures.
Thankfully I was learning about ancient history at this time in school.    It fascinated me, I loved learning what ancient cultures were like.  I started to realise a pattern.  Every ancient culture we learned about believed in the existence of a God or Gods.  In fact I could not find any society that ever existed where the culture of people did not have some sort of belief in a Deity.  I concluded that the belief in God or Gods is ingrained in us, something we know, lets say instinctively.
This is just the same conclusion that Bill Cooper comes to
the knowledge of God is in fact and indeed innate within the human soul.  It is a built-in awareness that may well be awakened and perfected with the reception of God's Word, but it is certainly something that exists quite independently of a knowledge of scripture.
In this chapter Bill points out this pattern, as the Pagan belief in the one true God is challenged the believers have to adapt and overcome the challenge.  As the believers adapt they learn even more fundamental truths about God.
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