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Professor Thayer is doing a work with his Bible class which is worthy of consideration. American colleges today are paying more and more attention to the systematic study of the Bible and this study, though generally left optional, is being pursued more and more generally by college men. There was a time when the reading of the Bible among young college men was left very largely to the divinity students. This was before people felt that the Bible could be read and studied as simple literature. Now all this is changed, and the man who knows nothing of the stories of the Bible is as ignorant as the man who cannot tell anything about the best modern stories. It is just such classes as this one of Professor Thayer's and such courses as Semitic 12, under Professor Lyon, that are going to popularize the reading and the study of the Bible and make them a delight where once they were a burden.

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