Friday, October 28, 2016

Answer 1: Job.

Answer 2: Paul.

Answer 3: Peter.

Answer 4: David.

Answer 1: Ephrathah.

Answer 2: Pisidia.

Answer 3: ben Judah.

Answer 4: of Jordan.

Answer 1: A shepherd.

Answer 2: The captain of a ship.

Answer 3: The mayor of Jerusalem.

Answer 4: A stonemason.

Answer 1: Tanakh.

Answer 2: Talmud.

Answer 3: Mishnah.

Answer 4: Midrash.

Answer 1: He was struck mute.

Answer 2: He was blind.

Answer 3: He sang a song of praise and died.

Answer 4: He fell unconscious and did not awaken for three days.

Answer 1: None of these.

Answer 2: The Archangel Gabriel.

Answer 3: The Archangel Michael.

Answer 4: An unnamed angel.

Answer 1: John the Baptist.

Answer 2: Elijah.

Answer 3: Joseph.

Answer 4: Isaiah.

Answer 1: She was one of the party who went to the tomb of Christ after his burial.

Answer 2: She was a relative of the Virgin Mary.

Answer 3: She was the mother of John the Baptist.

Answer 4: She was the wife of Zechariah.

Answer 1: Six.

Answer 2: One.

Answer 3: Three.

Answer 4: None. She became pregnant three months after Mary.

Answer 1: Hebrew.

Answer 2: Greek.

Answer 3: Egyptian.

Answer 4: Arabic.

Answer 1: Her baby leaped inside her womb.

Answer 2: She fell to her knees.

Answer 3: She was struck speechless.

Answer 4: She saw a halo around Mary.

Answer 1: Nazareth.

Answer 2: Jerusalem.

Answer 3: A small town in Judah (southern Israel)

Answer 4: Bethlehem.

Answer 1: To praise.

Answer 2: To use a microscope.

Answer 3: To write in large letters.

Answer 4: To make a piece of iron into a magnet.

Answer 1: Three months.

Answer 2: Two weeks.

Answer 3: Three days.

Answer 4: Until Elizabeth had given birth.

Answer 1: Elizabeth.

Answer 2: Ruth.

Answer 3: Naomi.

Answer 4: Lady Gaga.

Answer 1: Because it was not a name in either of their families.

Answer 2: Because Elizabeth had always said she hoped to name her first son Andrew.

Answer 3: Because John was a name associated with the Philistines.

Answer 4: Because the name of the town tax collector was Johannas.

Answer 1: He was able to speak.

Answer 2: An angel appeared.

Answer 3: He died.

Answer 4: The baby stopped crying.

Answer 1: John the Baptist.

Answer 2: Jesus.

Answer 3: They were both born on Christmas day.

Answer 4: John was not born; they found him under a cabbage leaf.

Answer 1: 12 or 13.

Answer 2: 14.

Answer 3: 16.

Answer 4: 18.

Answer 1: Yes, but an angel appeared to him in a dream and explained the situation.

Answer 2: Yes, but he loved her so much he did not care.

Answer 3: No, and he was going to divorce her until an angel came to him to explain the situation.

Answer 4: No, he thought Jesus was the child of his body until he was born.

Answer 1: French (Menuit, Chretiens)

Answer 2: English

Answer 3: German (O Heilele Nacht)

Answer 4: Italian (O Santa Notte)

Answer 1: Isaiah.

Answer 2: Jesus.

Answer 3: Paul.

Answer 4: Peter.

Answer 1: The conquest of Israel by Babylon.

Answer 2: The destruction of the first tablet of the ten commandments.

Answer 3: The great flood.

Answer 4: The rise of King David.

Answer 1: A Bible passage used as a song in a worship service.

Answer 2: A group of connected chapters in a book of the Bible.

Answer 3: A psalm set to music.

Answer 4: A poem written by a saint.

Answer 1: In the wilderness.

Answer 2: Nazareth.

Answer 3: In a hill town near Jerusalem.

Answer 4: Bethlehem.

Answer 1: A canticle taken from the Gospel of Mark.

Answer 2: A psalm.

Answer 3: A passage from the Song of Songs.

Answer 4: A book of the Apocrypha.

Answer 1: The story of Noah.

Answer 2: The baptism of Jesus.

Answer 3: The ascension of Elijah into heaven.

Answer 4: A miracle worked by St. Peter.

Answer 1: Augustus

Answer 2: Julius Caesar.

Answer 3: Tiberius.

Answer 4: Nero.

Answer 1: Quirinius.

Answer 2: Antiochus.

Answer 3: Caiaphas.

Answer 4: Cornelius.

Answer 1: They went to Bethlehem for a census, so they could be taxed.

Answer 2: They went to Bethlehem to visit Elizabeth, a relative of Mary.

Answer 3: They were traveling to Jerusalem for Passover.

Answer 4: Joseph had two weeks coming at work and needed to take it before the end of the year.

Answer 1: Shepherds.

Answer 2: Farmers.

Answer 3: Priests.

Answer 4: Carpenters.

Answer 1: Glory to God in the highest.

Answer 2: Glory be to the son of God.

Answer 3: God has given us glory.

Answer 4: Glory has been sent by God.

Answer 1: Unknown.

Answer 2: Three.

Answer 3: Four.

Answer 4: Twelve.

Answer 1: Matthew.

Answer 2: Mark.

Answer 3: Luke.

Answer 4: Acts.

Answer 1: Amber.

Answer 2: Myrrh.

Answer 3: Frankincense.

Answer 4: Gold.

Answer 1: January 6.

Answer 2: December 26.

Answer 3: December 28.

Answer 4: December 25.

Answer 1: Colonial America.

Answer 2: Elizabethan England.

Answer 3: Bavaria.

Answer 4: Sweden.

Answer 1: Feast of the Epiphany.

Answer 2: Candlemas.

Answer 3: Boxing Day.

Answer 4: Feast of the Annunciation.

Answer 1: Because it was the first pregnancy of Mary, Jesus was dedicated to God under Jewish law.

Answer 2: Because he was the first child of Mary, Jesus was dedicated to God under Jewish law.

Answer 3: Because Mary was a virgin, Jesus was known to be the son of God.

Answer 4: Because Mary had not slept with Joseph, Joseph had to legitimize Jesus in a ceremony.

Answer 1: Simeon.

Answer 2: Joseph of Arimethea.

Answer 3: Quirinius.

Answer 4: Zechariah.

Answer 1: Moses.

Answer 2: Aaron.

Answer 3: David.

Answer 4: Solomon.

Answer 1: Her soul would be pierced as if by a sword.

Answer 2: She would be revered by Jews and Gentiles alike.

Answer 3: She would live to see her son born again.

Answer 4: She would be called the Mother of God.

Answer 1: Nazareth.

Answer 2: Jerusalem.

Answer 3: Egypt.

Answer 4: Bethlehem.

Answer 1: An angel told Joseph that Herod was going to kill all the male children in Bethlehem.

Answer 2: Jewish religious traditions encouraged parents to take firstborn children to Egypt.

Answer 3: The parents of Mary lived in Memphis, a town in Egypt.

Answer 4: The three wise men had told Caiphas, the high priest, about Jesus and Joseph was afraid of him.

Answer 1: The Holy Innocents.

Answer 2: The Childrens Crusade.

Answer 3: The Littlest Angels.

Answer 4: The Infants of Sacrifice.

Answer 1: Hosea.

Answer 2: Isaiah.

Answer 3: Jeremiah.

Answer 4: Habukkuk.

Answer 1: A wife of Jacob.

Answer 2: The mother of Judah.

Answer 3: The mother of Ruth.

Answer 4: The mother of Samuel.

Answer 1: Amos.

Answer 2: Hosea.

Answer 3: Habbukuk.

Answer 4: Nahum.

Answer 1: He killed all the male babies in Bethlehem.

Answer 2: He stole the gold from the three wise men.

Answer 3: He burned down the inn and stable where Jesus had been born.

Answer 4: He killed all the shepherds and stole their sheep.

Answer 1: Jeremiah.

Answer 2: Amos.

Answer 3: Isaiah.

Answer 4: Ezekiel.

Answer 1: Archelaus.

Answer 2: Herod Antipas.

Answer 3: Pontius Pilate.

Answer 4: Herod Antipater.

Answer 1: Galilee.

Answer 2: Israel.

Answer 3: Judea.

Answer 4: Samaria.

Answer 1: He needed to go about his fathers business.

Answer 2: He went to sleep when they were departing.

Answer 3: He wanted to study the books there.

Answer 4: He was listening to a long sermon and lost track of time.

Answer 1: None.

Answer 2: The Dead Sea Scrolls.

Answer 3: The works of Plautinus.

Answer 4: The Annals of Tacitus.

Answer 1: Isaiah.

Answer 2: Psalms.

Answer 3: Joshua.

Answer 4: Mark.

Answer 1: It is swept away through injustice.

Answer 2: They sleep too late.

Answer 3: The rich take it for themselves.

Answer 4: They spend their time in idleness.

Answer 1: 12.

Answer 2: 7.

Answer 3: 40.

Answer 4: 3.

Answer 1: Eat only vegetables for that meal.

Answer 2: Instruct him about the passage in Genesis, where God declared humans could eat meat.

Answer 3: Point out to him that the Jewish dietary laws no longer apply to us and we can eat what we want.

Answer 4: Consider what he says and think about becoming vegetarians.

Answer 1: Consider ourselves fortunate.

Answer 2: Tell others about the benefits of our diet.

Answer 3: Write a book.

Answer 4: Open up to our friends and tell them why we eat as we do.

Answer 1: The walls fell down.

Answer 2: The inhabitants converted to Judaism.

Answer 3: The city burned to the ground.

Answer 4: An angel opened the city gates at night.

Answer 1: To bear with the weak.

Answer 2: To please themselves.

Answer 3: To become the leaders of society.

Answer 4: To make a lot of money.

Answer 1: Elvis Presley.

Answer 2: John Lennon.

Answer 3: Neil Diamond.

Answer 4: Joan Baez.

Answer 1: Paul.

Answer 2: Peter.

Answer 3: Stephen.

Answer 4: Patrick.

Answer 1: Paul.

Answer 2: Luke.

Answer 3: John.

Answer 4: Peter.

Answer 1: John was six months older.

Answer 2: Jesus was six months older.

Answer 3: John was two years older.

Answer 4: Jesus was two years older.

Answer 1: From Jerusalem to Illyricum.

Answer 2: Throughout Anatolia and Asia.

Answer 3: In the known world between Jerusalem and Rome.

Answer 4: In every town his foot had taken him.

Answer 1: In places that had never heard of Christ.

Answer 2: In places where there were at least a few Jews.

Answer 3: In places where small groups of Christians were struggling.

Answer 4: To places he had never seen before.

Answer 1: The Red Sea.

Answer 2: The Nile River.

Answer 3: The Persian Gulf.

Answer 4: The Dead Sea.

Answer 1: Spain.

Answer 2: Provence (France).

Answer 3: Germany.

Answer 4: Syria.

Answer 1: He was carrying donations from the Greeks.

Answer 2: Peter wanted to consult with him.

Answer 3: He wanted to report his progress in starting new churches to the Council of Jerusalem.

Answer 4: He needed to discuss issues concerning Gentiles in the church with the Council.

Answer 1: Greece.

Answer 2: Turkey.

Answer 3: Italy.

Answer 4: Israel.

Answer 1: He felt some trepidation, because the powerful high priests were his enemies.

Answer 2: He felt relief, because he had wanted to return for many years.

Answer 3: He felt total joy, because it was the place where Jesus had died and risen.

Answer 4: He felt like it was somewhat a waste of time, because his mission was to the Gentiles.

Answer 1: Probably in Rome or Jerusalem, although there is some disagreement.

Answer 2: Probably in Rome or Antioch, although there is some disagreement.

Answer 3: Jerusalem.

Answer 4: Antioch.

Answer 1: Nobody is sure.

Answer 2: He was martyred with Peter in Rome.

Answer 3: He was strangled in Rome several years before Peter was crucified.

Answer 4: Almost certainly in Spain.

Answer 1: Phoebe.

Answer 2: Prisca (Priscilla).

Answer 3: Aquila.

Answer 4: Tertius.

Answer 1: Prisca and Aquila.

Answer 2: Peter and Tertius.

Answer 3: John Mark and Tertius.

Answer 4: Barnabas and Tertius.

Answer 1: With a holy kiss.

Answer 2: By shaking hands as brothers.

Answer 3: With the name of Jesus on their lips.

Answer 4: "Yo!"

Answer 1: Corinth.

Answer 2: Florence.

Answer 3: Jerusalem.

Answer 4: Las Vegas.

Answer 1: Avoid them.

Answer 2: Show them a Bible verse.

Answer 3: Pray for them.

Answer 4: Take them before a group of elders in the church and discuss matters with them.

Answer 1: Crush him under our feet..

Answer 2: Overcome him for all eternity.

Answer 3: Drive him from the face of the earth.

Answer 4: Imprison him in a place from which he cannot escape.

Answer 1: A short prayer or hymn of praise to God.

Answer 2: A canticle that closes a worship service.

Answer 3: The short form of a creed.

Answer 4: A musical setting of Psalm 100.

Answer 1: Tertius.

Answer 2: Timothy.

Answer 3: Barnabas.

Answer 4: John Mark.

Answer 1: A letter that contains a lot of general information about something.

Answer 2: A poem written for someone who has died.

Answer 3: A poem that tells people about God.

Answer 4: A letter to someone describing a long journey.

Answer 1: A book in the Bible describing the life of Christ.

Answer 2: A book that is considered absolutely true.

Answer 3: Any book in which somebody comes back to life after he dies.

Answer 4: An editorial in the New York Times.

Answer 1: The appearance of a god on earth.

Answer 2: A sudden realization or insight.

Answer 3: The first time a god is worshiped.

Answer 4: Creation of a new invention unlike anything seen before.

Answer 1: The visit of the three wise men to baby Jesus.

Answer 2: The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.

Answer 3: The appearance of the angel to Mary, telling her that she will bear the child of God.

Answer 4: Moses leading the Hebrews out of Israel.

Answer 1: Another miracle, so that they might believe in Him.

Answer 2: To call him the Son of God and worship Him.

Answer 3: More food.

Answer 4: To follow Him wherever he went.

Answer 1: Psalm 78

Answer 2: Psalm 23.

Answer 3: Psalm 119.

Answer 4: Psalm 45.

Answer 1: (Roman) Catholic.

Answer 2: Orthodox.

Answer 3: Baptist.

Answer 4: Anglican.

Answer 1: True statements will always come from people who confess Jesus in the flesh.

Answer 2: True statements will come from people who lead pure lives.

Answer 3: True statements will not come from people who have self interest in what they say.

Answer 4: True statements will come from people who base their doctrine on a verse of the Bible.

Answer 1: Hebrews who were tested by being thrown into a fiery furnace.

Answer 2: The three wise men who visited the baby Jesus.

Answer 3: High priests who presided over the trial of Jesus.

Answer 4: The original Three Stooges.

Answer 1: A shepherd.

Answer 2: A bricklayer.

Answer 3: An eagle.

Answer 4: A farmer.

Answer 1: Psalm 23.

Answer 2: Proverbs 12.

Answer 3: Psalm 10.

Answer 4: Ecclesiastes 1.

Answer 1: Job.

Answer 2: Paul.

Answer 3: Jesus.

Answer 4: Isaiah.

Answer 1: Job.

Answer 2: Moses.

Answer 3: Ruth.

Answer 4: Mr. Bill

Answer 1: He scraped himself with a piece of pottery.

Answer 2: He made a salve of mud by spitting in the dirt.

Answer 3: He thanked God that he did not lose his hair.

Answer 4: He tried to figure out what he had done wrong.

Answer 1: He separated the waters that were above the expanse from the waters above the expanse.

Answer 2: He separated the light from the darkness and called the light "Day".

Answer 3: He gathered the waters under heaven into one place.

Answer 4: He separated the waters from the dry land.

Answer 1: Between the waters above and the waters below.

Answer 2: Above the waters.

Answer 3: Above the earth and all creation.

Answer 4: We are not told where it is, only that is was separated from the earth.

Answer 1: He gathered the seas together.

Answer 2: He made the dry land rise above the sea.

Answer 3: He made the sea level lower until the land appeared.

Answer 4: He made water fall on earth until the seas were formed.

Answer 1: Plant life.

Answer 2: The stars.

Answer 3: The oceans.

Answer 4: The sun.