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

Charles Foster KENT (1867 - 1925)

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. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri)

Genre(s): Antiquity, Other religions

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction: The Rediscovery of the Bible; The Object of these Studies; The Plan of Work; Books of Reference hearhis
00:14:24
Play 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 TriciaG
00:10:19
Play 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 TriciaG
00:06:08
Play 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 Steven Rushing
00:07:40
Play 04 Study II: MAN'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTS Pt. 2: 4. The Effects of Sin upon the Wrong-Doer; 5. God's Attitude Toward the Sinner; 6. The Effect of Sin upon Society Steven Rushing
00:06:36
Play 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 Tim Perkins
00:09:09
Play 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 Tim Perkins
00:08:37
Play 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 Joseph Finkberg
00:16:16
Play 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 Joseph Finkberg
00:17:15
Play 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 BenW
00:13:30
Play 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 BenW
00:10:18
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:09:24
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:12:47
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:11:52
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:10:29
Play 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 Ian Hatley
00:16:35
Play 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 hearhis
00:19:21
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:12:22
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:11:21
Play 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 Steven Rushing
00:16:57
Play 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 Megan Kunkel
00:10:05
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:12:30
Play 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 Celena Arter
00:13:01
Play 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 TriciaG
00:16:01
Play 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 TriciaG
00:13:02