Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outreach/Biblical Researcher
| South American Division
|| Skill Level 1
Year of Introduction: 2012
- 1 1. Read, at least once, the Bible completely.
- 2 2. Name out loud the names of the Old and New Testament books from memory.
- 3 3. Research individually, or by unit, the history of at least 20 Bible characters, presenting a paper on each in your own words.
- 4 4. Give an oral presentation to your unit or staff members the story of three characters of your choice, using only the Bible (unmarked) including lessons learned character.
- 5 5. Be able to say in which books of the Bible the stories of Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Elijah, Peter and Jesus and be found.
- 6 6. Read at least one book on stories of Biblical characters (suggestions: The Bible Story, Jesus' life, Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings).
- 7 References
1. Read, at least once, the Bible completely.
You can accomplish this enlightening task several ways:
- Read cover to cover, starting with Genesis and ending in Revelation
- Read chronologically following one of the plans arranged in the rough order that events actually happened.
- Read thematically
- Some other plan that works for you
Pray before you read each time, asking God to give you new insights Set a time to read daily, and pick times to read extra to make up for the times you get busy Carry your Bible and record sheet everywhere so you can use waiting time to read a little further. In no time you will have read the whole Bible.
2. Name out loud the names of the Old and New Testament books from memory.
Many Pathfinders find it easier to learn the 66 books via a song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENT6HD58yA4 quite traditional https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ZtWRSCH7E with a good beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KTyRsGbWko
3. Research individually, or by unit, the history of at least 20 Bible characters, presenting a paper on each in your own words.
Choose your own Bible characters
4. Give an oral presentation to your unit or staff members the story of three characters of your choice, using only the Bible (unmarked) including lessons learned character.
Presumably these 3 characters are some of the 20 you researched.
5. Be able to say in which books of the Bible the stories of Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Elijah, Peter and Jesus and be found.
Genesis, especially Genesis 1-3
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Though Moses wrote Genesis as well, his story starts in the beginning of Exodus and continues through Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, where his death is recorded, likely by a scribe or Joshua in Deuteronomy 34. Moses is also mentioned throughout the Bible, and Jesus quotes Moses.
We first hear about David when he is mentioned in the Book of Ruth, which tells the story of David's great-grandparents. Ruth was the mother of Obed, who was the father of Jessie, who was the father of David.
1 and 2 Samuel are primarily about David. David dies in 1 Kings 2. David wrote many of the Psalms. David, or the house of David, are mentioned almost a thousand times in the Bible 2 Kings (18), 1 Chronicles (179), 2 Chronicles (63), Ezra (3), Nehemiah (7), Proverbs (1), Ecclesiastes (1), Song of Solomon (1), Isaiah (10), Jeremiah (15), Ezekiel (4), Hosea (1), Amos (2), Zechariah (5), Matthew (15), Mark (7), Luke (13), John (1), Acts (14), Romans (4), 2 Timothy (1), Hebrews (2)and Revelation (3)
We meet Elijah in 1 King 17 when he told King Ahab there would be no rain. Elijah dominates the story until taken to heaven in 2 Kings 2. Elijah is also mentioned in 2 Chronicles 21 and as a type for John the Baptist in Malachi. Remember Elijah never died, and he shows up again in the Bible story appearing with Jesus and Moses in Matthew 17/Mark 9/Luke 9. See also Luke 4
The story of Peter is found in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as Acts. Peter wrote 1 Peter and 2 Peter. Paul writes about his interactions with Peter in Galatians 1-2 and Peter gets 4 mentions in [1 Corinthians].
A Pathfinder will quickly tell you the story of Jesus is found in the four gospels, but that is only part of the story. Jesus can be found in every single book of the Bible either doing things, pictured in the lives of other characters, typified or prophesied about.
Jesus is the Creator in Genesis, the Passover lamb of Exodus, the High Priest in Leviticus, the Star of Jacob in Numbers, and a phrophet fortold in Deut 18:15-19.
Jesus appeared to Joshua as The Captain of the Lord's Army. Template:Bible link". Jesus is the true Judge of the living and the dead, typified by the Judges of Israel. Jesus is the true redeemer in Ruth.
In 1 and 2nd Samuel Jesus is the Lord who "thunders against His enemies from heaven; judges throughout the earth and ...gives power to his king" 1 Sam 2:10 who is given all power in heaven and earth Matt 28:18) Jesus is our Rock 2 Sam 23:2-3 and Jesus is typified in the life of David, as well as our true friend as shown in the life of Jonathan.
In Kings 1 & 2 and 1 & 2 Chronicles, we see Jesus in Solomon's temple with the whole temple pointing to His life and sacrifice. We see the life of Jesus foreshadowed in the life and miracles of the Elisha (multiplying bread 2 Kings 4:42, and healing a leper Template:Bible link".
Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther all show us sides of Jesus through the lives of key characters.
Jesus is shown in heaven speaking to Satan and being ultimately in control of blessing Job.
Key Messianic Psalms include Psalms 2, 8, 16, 22, 45, 69, 89, 109, 110, and 118. Many prophesies about Jesus.
Proverbs & Ecclesiastes show us God's wisdom, and contains the claim that Proverbs 30:4 Jesus is the Son of God!
Jesus is the true bridegroom in Song of Solomon, perhaps why Jesus choose to tell a parable about the Bridegroom who waited (Himself).
Isaiah, Jeremiah & Lamentations, and Ezekiel all contain extensive prophetic statements pointing to Jesus.See especially Isaiah 53
Daniel finds Jesus not only in prophecy (the stone that shatters the image for example) but walking around in real life in a fiery furnace.
The balance of the prophets all contain direct statements about Jesus, his ministry and soon coming.
Beyond the Gospels, the early church was all about spreading the good news of Jesus. This Bible concludes with the Revelation of Jesus Christ,
based roughly on http://www.jesusplusnothing.com/jesus66books.htm
6. Read at least one book on stories of Biblical characters (suggestions: The Bible Story, Jesus' life, Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings).
Ellen White books are all available for free online at http://www.whiteestate.org/search/search.asp Be prepated to discuss your reading with your instructor or submit a book report if required.