[BIBLE HISTORY] A Class-Book of Old Testament History by George Frederick Maclear-Leni

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Post by silverquill » October 23rd, 2020, 9:03 pm

A Class-Book of Old Testament History by George Frederick Maclear (1833 - 1902).

This is classic book by scholar, educator, theologian and preacher George Frederick Maclear, headmaster of King's College School, London, and later warden of St. Augustine's Missionary College, Canterbury. Each short chapter is a nugget of events and persons of the Old Testament, giving a very accessible overview of history from the Earliest Times to those of Ezra and Nehemiah. ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by KevinS » October 23rd, 2020, 9:35 pm

Boy, this project looks great. Very interesting.

I'm not sure I'm ready to read all the book, chapter, verse references that seem to be in every paragraph. Are you/we wedded to having them all?
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Post by Owlivia » October 23rd, 2020, 9:59 pm

Whooo hooo! This looks great!


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Post by silverquill » October 23rd, 2020, 11:37 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:35 pm
Boy, this project looks great. Very interesting.

I'm not sure I'm ready to read all the book, chapter, verse references that seem to be in every paragraph. Are you/we wedded to having them all?
Yes, I think so, Kevin. Most paragraphs have one at the end, some none, and a few multiples, of course. I think they are integral to the work. It is not that the listener is likely to stop to look up the references, but it keeps the work grounded and gives the biblical flow which I think is important. The biggest challenge for me is the use of Roman numerals which make my head ache sometimes. :lol:

It is a large project and will not be completed quickly, I suspect, but I think it is worthwhile. It is a bit heavier than the Yonge's Bible stories that we're finishing up.

I'm trying to decide if I need to do word counts for all 77 sections. :hmm:

Stay tuned.
~ Larry

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Post by Leni » October 25th, 2020, 4:17 pm

Hi, Larry

I seem to be one always entangled in long projects :lol: So I will set this up for you. Be right back.

Edit: your window is up. :)
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Post by silverquill » October 26th, 2020, 10:32 am

Well, thanks, Leni.
I'll do my best to keep this running smoothly, but it will take awhile to complete, I'm sure.

The MW is populated.
I may add word counts in a bit. But, most sections are about the same length and shouldn't be more than 10-15 min of reading.

For now, we are ready for readers.

A DPL would be most welcome.
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Post by KevinS » October 26th, 2020, 10:39 am

Section 2, please. (I'll be recording this with a pitchfork in hand. I'm not too fond of snakes. Most importantly, I can pronounce all the names in this section.)
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Post by silverquill » October 26th, 2020, 10:43 am

KevinS wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 10:39 am
Section 2, please. (I'll be recording this with a pitchfork in hand. I'm not too fond of snakes. Most importantly, I can pronounce all the names in this section.)
You're in!
Thanks, Kevin.
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Post by Owlivia » October 26th, 2020, 6:46 pm

Section 12, Note: Survey of the Patriarchal Age

and

Section 23, Holy Times and Seasons


please. :)

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Post by silverquill » October 26th, 2020, 8:23 pm

Owlivia wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Section 12, Note: Survey of the Patriarchal Age

and

Section 23, Holy Times and Seasons


please. :)

Owlivia/Deborah
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A great beginning!
Thank you.
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Post by Leni » October 27th, 2020, 7:08 am

Moving to Readers Wanted!
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Post by KevinS » October 27th, 2020, 4:12 pm

Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by silverquill » October 27th, 2020, 6:35 pm

Thanks, Kevin!
Hope we can find a DPL for this project.
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Post by KevinS » October 29th, 2020, 12:40 pm

A friend told me I should do more of these. (I guess she knows this work.)

May I have Section 3, please?
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Post by silverquill » October 29th, 2020, 8:43 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 12:40 pm
A friend told me I should do more of these. (I guess she knows this work.)

May I have Section 3, please?
You've got it!
~ Larry

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