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School • Scribes and Schools
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
schools1 Institutions for formal education. In antiquity many wealthy families provided tutors at home for their children, and all families passed on occupational skills, cultural information, and values to their children, but these wider educational processes must be distinguished from what took place
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SCHOOL. The only place this word occurs in the Bible is Acts 19:9, where Paul is said to have left the synagogue in Ephesus and continued his ministry in the “school of one Tyrannus.” The word comes from Gr. scholē, meaning leisure, and indicates a place where men would take the time to listen to learned
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Schools. (In the early ages most of the instruction of young children was by the parents. The leisure hours of the Sabbaths and festival days brought the parents in constant contact with the children. After the captivity schools came more into use, and at the time of Christ were very abundant. The schools
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Schoolschool, an institution outside the home in which teachers instruct students. In antiquity many wealthy families provided tutors at home for their children and all families passed on occupational skills, cultural information, and values to their children, but these wider educational processes
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Parochial Schools
Parochial Schools. The establishment of schools with religious and secular instruction, organized and controlled by parishes and supervised by the clergy, can be traced back to the sixth century, although the first official enactments regarding such schools seem to have been issued in the seventh century
A Catholic Dictionary
schools. A boy is usually sent to school in order that he may obtain, with greater ease and fewer interruptions than would be possible at home, knowledge which will be serviceable to him in after life. This is a motive which acts on parents independently of State instigation; it filled the school of
Compton’s Encyclopedia
academyBefore the time of Plato ambitious young Athenians depended for their higher education upon the Sophists. The Sophists were traveling lecturers who went from city to city giving instruction in oratory and philosophy. They were always sure to find an audience in one of the three great public gymnasiums
alternative school
alternative schoolA public or private school that offers an unconventional learning experience, usually characterized by innovative teaching methods and nontraditional curricula, is an alternative school. Such institutions may serve students ranging in age from preschool to young adult. They are usually
Correspondence school
Correspondence schoolmeans of education, mostly for adults, whereby lessons, exercises, and tests are transmitted by mail between teachers and students; a means of independent study used for advanced training in business, industry, government, the military, and other vocations; originated 1840 in England
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Schools.The six old schools: Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Charterhouse, Westminster, and Rugby. Some add St. Paul’s, Merchant Taylors’, and Shrewsbury.The six modern schools: Marlborough, Wellington, Clifton, Cheltenham, Repton, and Haileybury. Charterhouse has been removed to the hills of Surrey.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Schools and Universities.—Among the many sources of education created by the Church was the parochial school system. In its first essays this system surely did not embrace the full range of primary studies, nor the gradation of them, such as it is, in many countries, in our time. There were, in those
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Saumur School
Saumur SchoolBecause of the views of some of its professors, the French Protestant school at Saumur is associated with three main departures from the orthodox Reformed faith: mediate imputation,* mediate regeneration,* and hypothetical universalism.* The name of Joshua Placæus is most closely identified
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SCHOOL Place and agency for education, particularly of children. The word “school” is not mentioned in the OT and only once in the NT where the reference is to a Greek school (Acts 19:9). Until the exile in Babylon (586 b.c.), the education of children was like that of all ancient peoples: it was centered
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