This six-volume set, now available after years of being out of print, contains a multiyear course of study with a uniquely Swedenborgian view of the Bible.

Originally written for Sunday school teachers, the course is divided into five age groups: primary (ages 6-8), junior (ages 9-11), intermediate (ages 12-14), senior (ages 15-17) and adult. The lessons from each Bible story are geared toward the life experience and level of understanding of that particular age group, and Dole gives practical advice in each lesson for helping children—and adults!—relate to the Bible. Each lesson contains an overview of the points to be discussed, notes for parents and teachers, text with discussion questions for each age group, related readings from Swedenborg, and questions that review and test students’ understanding.

Now back in print after a three-year hiatus, this classic study tool is perfect for group study and individuals who want a structured approach to learning from the Bible.

Vol. 1: Genesis
Vol. 2: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges
Vol. 3: 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Psalms
Vol. 4: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew
Vol. 5: Mark, Luke
Vol. 6: John, Revelation

About the Author

Anita S. Dole (1889-1973) graduated from the University of Chicago. She was first exposed to Swedenborg while teaching at Urbana College in Urbana, Ohio, and joined the church in 1917. In 1919 she married the Reverend Louis A. Dole, and moved with him to Fryeburg, Maine, where he served as pastor to a New Church congregation. Among a wealth of volunteer positions, she taught Sunday school at the church, developing the course that would be published as Bible Study Notes. She lived most of her adult life in Fryeburg and Bath, Maine.


William Ross Woofenden was a leading Swedenborgian scholar. He held an MA and a PhD from St. Louis University and was a professor at the Swedenborg School of Religion, where he taught theology and philosophy for twenty years. He served as founder and editor of the journal Studia Swedenborgiana and series editor for the Redesigned Standard Edition of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg.

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