Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Victor Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 13:34; 2 Timothy 3:15; Matthew 15:3; Matthew 22:36; Mark 10:5; Luke 1:6; Romans 7:8; Ephesians 2:15; John 1:1ff; John 10:18; John 12:50; John 14:31; John 15:10; John 11:57; Luke 15:29; Acts 17:15; Colossians 4:10; Titus 1:14; John 14:21; 1 John 2:3f; 1 John 5:2f; John 13:35; 1 John 2:7; 1 John 4:21; 1 John 3:22; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 14:12; Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:21; Matthew 27:60; Mark 1:27;


The story is told of a visit that Bishop Ussher made to a certain Nobleman’s home. During the course of the evening meal the subject of religion was thoroughly discussed. One of the questions that, his host put to the Bishop was this: "How many commandments are there?" Without hesitation the bishop replied, "Eleven," and quoted, as an addition to the Decalogue, the passage in St. John’s Gospel that is to serve as the basis for this thesis: "A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

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