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The Making of a Nation: The Beginnings of Israel's History

Charles Foster Kent

00:00(1/25) 00 – Introduction: The Rediscovery of the Bible; The Object of these Studies; The Plan of Work; Books of Reference00:00
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1. 00 – Introduction: The Rediscovery of the Bible; The Object of these Studies; The Plan of Work; Books of Reference
2. 01 – Study I: MAN’S PLACE IN THE WORLD Pt. 1: 1. The Different Theories of Creation; 2. The Priestly Story of Creation; 3. The Early Prophetic Story of Creation
3. 02 – Study I: MAN’S PLACE IN THE WORLD Pt. 2: 4. A Comparison of the Two Accounts of Creation; 5. Man’s Conquest and Rulership of the World; 6. Man’s Responsibility as Ruler of the World
4. 03 – Study II: MAN’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTS Pt. 1: 1. The Nature of Sin; 2. The Origin of Sin According to the Story in Genesis 3; 3. The Different Theories Regarding the Origin of Sin
5. 04 – Study II: MAN’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTS Pt. 2
6. 05 – Study III: THE CRIMINAL AND HIS RELATION TO SOCIETY Pt. 1: 1. The Meaning of the Story of Cain; 2. The Making of a Criminal; 3. The Criminal’s Attitude toward Society
7. 06 – Study III: THE CRIMINAL AND HIS RELATION TO SOCIETY Pt. 2: 4. The Ways in which Society Deals with the Criminal; 5. How to Deal with Criminals; 6. The Prevention of Crime
8. 07 – Study IV: THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Pt. 1: 1. The Two Biblical Accounts of the Flood; 2. The Corresponding Babylonian Flood Stories; 3. History of the Biblical Flood Stories
9. 08 – Study IV: THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Pt. 2: 4. Aim of the Biblical Writers in Recounting the Flood Stories; 5. The Survival of the Fittest in the Natural World; 6. In Social and Political Life
10. 09 – Study V: THE PIONEER’S INFLUENCE ON A NATION’S IDEALS pt. 1: 1. The Prophetic Stories about Abraham 2. The Meaning of the Early Prophetic Stories about Abraham 3. The Prophetic Portrait of Abraham
11. 10 – Study V: THE PIONEER’S INFLUENCE ON A NATION’S IDEALS pt. 2: 4. The Tendency to Idealize National Heroes 5. The Reasons for Migration 6. The Permanent Value and Influence of the Abrahamic Narratives
12. 11 – Study VI: THE POWER OF AMBITION Pt. 1: 1. The Two Brothers, Jacob and Esau; 2. The Man with a Wrong Ambition; 3. Jacob’s Training in the School of Experience
13. 12 – Study VI: THE POWER OF AMBITION Pt. 2: The Invincible Power of Ambition and Perseverance; 5. The Different Types of Ambition; 6. The Development of Right Ambition
14. 13 – Study VII: A SUCCESSFUL MAN OF AFFAIRS Pt. 1: 1. The Qualities Essential to Success; 2. The Limitations and Temptations of Joseph’s Early Life; 3. The Call of a Great Opportunity
15. 14 – Study VII: A SUCCESSFUL MAN OF AFFAIRS Pt. 2: 4. The Temptations of Success; 5. The Standards of Real Success; 6. The Methods of Success
16. 15 – Study VIII: THE TRAINING OF A STATESMAN Pt. 1: 1. The Egyptian Background; 2. The Making of a Loyal Patriot; 3. The School of the Wilderness
17. 16 – Study VIII: THE TRAINING OF A STATESMAN Pt. 2: 4. Moses’ Call to Public Service; 5. The Education of Public Opinion; 6. The Training of Modern Statesmen
18. 17 – Study IX: THE ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF LAW Pt. 1: 1. The Needs that Give Rise to Law; 2. The Growth of Customary Law; 3. The Authority Underlying all Law
19. 18 – Study IX: THE ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF LAW Pt. 2: 4. Moses’ Relations to the Old Testament Laws; 5. The Development of Modern Law; 6. The Attitude of Citizens Toward the Law
20. 19 – Study X: THE FOUNDATION OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP Pt. 1: 1. The History of the Prophetic Decalogue; 2. Obligations of the Individual to God; 3. The Social and Ethical Basis of the Sabbath Law
21. 20 – Study X: THE FOUNDATION OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP Pt. 2: 4. The Importance of Children’s Loyalty to Parents; 5. Primary Obligations of Man to Man; 6. The Present-Day Authority of the Ten Commandments
22. 21 – Study XI: THE EARLY TRAINING OF A RACE Pt. 1: 1. The Wilderness Environment; 2. Influence of the Nomadic Life upon Israel’s Character and Ideals; 3. The Influence of the Wilderness Life upon Israel’s Faith
23. 22 – Study XI: THE EARLY TRAINING OF A RACE Pt. 2: 4. The Significance of the East-Jordan Conquest; 5. The Significance of Moses’ Work; 6. The Early Stages in the Training of the Human Race
24. 23 – Study XII: A NATION’S STRUGGLE FOR A HOME AND FREEDOM Pt. 1: The Crossing of the Jordan; 2. The Canaanite Civilization; 3. The Capture of the Outposts of Palestine
25. 24 – Study XII: A NATION’S STRUGGLE FOR HOME AND FREEDOM Pt. 2: 4. Ways by which the Hebrews Won their Homes; 5. Deborah’s Rally of the Hebrews; 6. The Final Stage in the Making of the Hebrew Nation

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Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the turn of the century. He was particularly well-known for his comparisons of early Christianity to its Jewish roots. He also wrote several distinguished histories of Israel, the Jewish people, Torah studies, and the development of oral Torah.