Sunday, December 17, 2017

Answer 1: Bread and water.

Answer 2: A tent and two sheep.

Answer 3: His blessing.

Answer 4: Twenty pieces of silver and thirty days of provisions.

Answer 1: Israel.

Answer 2: Syria.

Answer 3: Egypt.

Answer 4: Oz.

Answer 1: The Wilderness of Paran, in the Negev.

Answer 2: An unnamed wilderness southeast of Canaan, probably in modern-day Jordan.

Answer 3: The Sinai Peninsula.

Answer 4: The Syrian desert.

Answer 1: They were saved by the Lord and lived in the desert, to become a great nation.

Answer 2: They traveled to Egypt, where Ishmael was favored by Pharaoh.

Answer 3: They traveled east and founded the nation of Edomites.

Answer 4: They perished of hunger and thirst, in the Negev, as punishment for their rebellion.

Answer 1: The Arabs.

Answer 2: The Edomites.

Answer 3: The Moabites.

Answer 4: The Ottomans.

Answer 1: Herman Melville.

Answer 2: Charles Dickens.

Answer 3: Washington Irving.

Answer 4: Ernest Hemingway.

Answer 1: He swore an oath of peace with Abimelech there.

Answer 2: He dug seven wells there.

Answer 3: He met with Queen Beersheba there.

Answer 4: God spoke to him from the bottom of a well there.

Answer 1: Philistines.

Answer 2: Moabites.

Answer 3: Canaanites.

Answer 4: Edomites.

Answer 1: A town in southern Israel.

Answer 2: A woman who consorted with King David.

Answer 3: A queen who traveled to the court of Solomon.

Answer 4: A beverage brewed in Israel.

Answer 1: Isaac.

Answer 2: Sarah.

Answer 3: Esau.

Answer 4: Barry Bonds.

Answer 1: Moriah.

Answer 2: The oaks of Mamre.

Answer 3: Beersheba.

Answer 4: Paran.

Answer 1: God himself will provide a lamb for the sacrifice.

Answer 2: That Isaac himself would have to sacrifice his life.

Answer 3: That a ram would be found in a thicket.

Answer 4: That the two men traveling with them would bring a lamb to sacrifice.

Answer 1: His son, Isaac.

Answer 2: An unblemished lamb.

Answer 3: One-tenth of all he owned.

Answer 4: The pot roast his wife had cooked for supper.

Answer 1: A ram.

Answer 2: A bull.

Answer 3: A calf.

Answer 4: A goat.

Answer 1: The Lord will provide.

Answer 2: The Lord was merciful.

Answer 3: The Lord gave a ram.

Answer 4: Holy mountain of the Lord.

Answer 1: Ishmael and Isaac.

Answer 2: Cain and Abel.

Answer 3: Jacob and Esau.

Answer 4: Romulus and Remus.

Answer 1: Nahor.

Answer 2: Milcah.

Answer 3: Bethuel.

Answer 4: Tebah.

Answer 1: Beersheba.

Answer 2: The oaks of Mamre.

Answer 3: Egypt.

Answer 4: Zoar.

Answer 1: Genesis.

Answer 2: Leviticus.

Answer 3: The excavation of Hebron.

Answer 4: An accidental discovery when digging the foundation of a building in Damascus.

Answer 1: Hebron.

Answer 2: The oak of Mamre.

Answer 3: Beersheba.

Answer 4: Ur.

Answer 1: All of these.

Answer 2: Hittitles.

Answer 3: Philistines.

Answer 4: Egyptians.

Answer 1: The West Bank

Answer 2: The Gaza Strip

Answer 3: The original borders of Israel from 1948.

Answer 4: Jordan.

Answer 1: Hebron.

Answer 2: East Jerusalem.

Answer 3: Beersheba.

Answer 4: Nazareth.

Answer 1: 400 shekels of silver.

Answer 2: 100 pieces of silver and 30 sheep.

Answer 3: 100 sheep.

Answer 4: 50 sheep, 3 asses and a tent.

Answer 1: Tel Aviv.

Answer 2: Jaffa.

Answer 3: Hebron.

Answer 4: Jerusalem.

Answer 1: Kiriath-arba.

Answer 2: Beer-lahai-roi.

Answer 3: En-Gedi.

Answer 4: Shechem.

Answer 1: A place where one meets friends.

Answer 2: A place made holy by God.

Answer 3: A place disputed.

Answer 4: A town where giants live.

Answer 1: Abraham.

Answer 2: Moses.

Answer 3: David.

Answer 4: Curly.

Answer 1: Methuselah.

Answer 2: Noah.

Answer 3: Moses.

Answer 4: Paul.

Answer 1: He sent his head servant to Chaldea.

Answer 2: He sent Isaac to Chaldea.

Answer 3: He sent his wife to Chaldea.

Answer 4: He sent Isaac to Hebron.

Answer 1: By putting his hand under his thigh.

Answer 2: By killing a pigeon and burning it.

Answer 3: By holding one hand over his heart.

Answer 4: By throwing three handfuls of wheat into a fire.

Answer 1: Six.

Answer 2: Seven.

Answer 3: Five.

Answer 4: One.

Answer 1: Ten.

Answer 2: One.

Answer 3: Two.

Answer 4: Three.

Answer 1: The city of Nahor.

Answer 2: The city of Terah.

Answer 3: Elam.

Answer 4: Hebron.

Answer 1: Mesopotamia.

Answer 2: Egypt.

Answer 3: Israel.

Answer 4: New Jersey.

Answer 1: It names her mother.

Answer 2: It skips a generation.

Answer 3: It goes all the way back to Adam.

Answer 4: It names her children and grandchildren before they are born.

Answer 1: She offered to water his camels.

Answer 2: She was the prettiest girl among those who came to fetch water at sunset.

Answer 3: She was the only girl wearing sandals.

Answer 4: She knew that Abraham was her uncle.

Answer 1: The son of Abraham.

Answer 2: The father of Abraham.

Answer 3: The son of Moses.

Answer 4: The father of Joshua.

Answer 1: A gold ring and two gold bracelets.

Answer 2: A letter from Abraham.

Answer 3: A painting of Isaac.

Answer 4: Three camels.

Answer 1: Laban.

Answer 2: Bethuel.

Answer 3: Milcah.

Answer 4: Nahor.

Answer 1: An old measurement of weight, often used for precious metals.

Answer 2: A flowing headress worn in the Mideast.

Answer 3: A religious supper held at sundown on certain Jewish holidays.

Answer 4: A Borscht Belt comedian.

Answer 1: Her nose.

Answer 2: The fourth finger on her left hand.

Answer 3: The middle finger on her right hand.

Answer 4: Her thumb.

Answer 1: Isaac.

Answer 2: Adam.

Answer 3: Moses.

Answer 4: Paul.

Answer 1: They said nothing for or against it, because they though it was God's will.

Answer 2: They were in favor of it because Isaac was her cousin.

Answer 3: They were initially against it, but agreed because of all the gold offered by Abraham's servant.

Answer 4: They left it up to Rebekah.

Answer 1: Abraham gave expensive gifts to Rebekah and her mother and brother.

Answer 2: Abraham gave gold jewelry to Rebekah and gold and livestock to her father.

Answer 3: Bethuel gave livestock and land to Abraham, and Abraham gave ornaments to Rebekah.

Answer 4: Laban gave 100 gold shekels to Abraham, and Abraham gave Rebekah a ring and two bracelets.

Answer 1: Books that are not really part of the Holy Bible but are sometimes included with it.

Answer 2: A group of spurious religious books that should not be read because they are un-Christian.

Answer 3: A section of the Bible describing the Day of Judgment.

Answer 4: A heavy metal band from Norway.

Answer 1: The wife of Abraham.

Answer 2: The mother of Absolom.

Answer 3: The handmaid of the Queen of Sheba.

Answer 4: The younger sister of Judith.

Answer 1: They were given gifts and sent to live somewhere to the east.

Answer 2: They were given small pieces of land as their inheritence.

Answer 3: They became part of the Hebrew nation and served Isaac.

Answer 4: They rebelled against Isaac and were driven into the desert.

Answer 1: Abraham.

Answer 2: David.

Answer 3: Moses.

Answer 4: Pilgrims on the Mayflower.

Answer 1: In a cave he bought from Ephron the Hittite.

Answer 2: At Beer-lahai-roi.

Answer 3: In a mausoleum in Jerusalem.

Answer 4: In Egypt, where he died.

Answer 1: Beer-lahai-roi.

Answer 2: Beersheba.

Answer 3: Hebron.

Answer 4: Mamre.

Answer 1: All of these.

Answer 2: Jacob.

Answer 3: Moses.

Answer 4: Isaac.

Answer 1: Twelve.

Answer 2: Two.

Answer 3: One.

Answer 4: Five.

Answer 1: 137.

Answer 2: 184.

Answer 3: 99.

Answer 4: 67.

Answer 1: Locusts.

Answer 2: Rabbits.

Answer 3: Pigeons.

Answer 4: Wild goats.

Answer 1: Covered her face with a veil.

Answer 2: Blessed God for giving her a young husband.

Answer 3: Wept into her hands.

Answer 4: Smiled.

Answer 1: He led her into the tent of his mother and took her as his wife.

Answer 2: Isaac stamped an earthen jug and declared that he took her as his wife.

Answer 3: There was a feast from midday until sundown.

Answer 4: They exchanged vows under a canopy of sheep wool.

Answer 1: There were two nations in her womb.

Answer 2: She would give birth to two brothers who would never be at peace.

Answer 3: She had twins who were evenly matched in strength.

Answer 4: The elder of her twins would force the younger to submit.

Answer 1: Aramean.

Answer 2: Hebrew.

Answer 3: Chaldean.

Answer 4: Akkadian.

Answer 1: Esau.

Answer 2: Moses.

Answer 3: Solomon.

Answer 4: Cain.

Answer 1: Esau.

Answer 2: Jacob.

Answer 3: Cain.

Answer 4: Absalom.

Answer 1: A bowl of lentil stew.

Answer 2: Twelve sheep and one ram.

Answer 3: The right to marry beautiful Judith.

Answer 4: A field and a cave.

Answer 1: Abimelech.

Answer 2: Pharaoh.

Answer 3: Nebuchadnezzar.

Answer 4: Ur of the Chaldeans.

Answer 1: Famine.

Answer 2: To find his brother, Ishmael, whose mother was Egyptian.

Answer 3: The Lord came to him in a dream and told him to go there.

Answer 4: To find a second wife, as his father had done.

Answer 1: Noah and Shem.

Answer 2: Cain and Abel.

Answer 3: Jacob and Esau.

Answer 4: Simon Peter and Andrew.

Answer 1: Psalms.

Answer 2: Proverbs.

Answer 3: Galatians.

Answer 4: Matthew.

Answer 1: He pretended his wife was his sister, so that he would not risk being killed over her.

Answer 2: He spent a long period of time without trimming his hair or his beard.

Answer 3: He lived in Egypt and (at least for part of the time) pretended to be an Egyptian.

Answer 4: He refused to live in a house he had built for his wife, instead staying in a tent.

Answer 1: Northwest of Beersheba on a wadi.

Answer 2: On a wadi in the Sinai Peninsula, between Israel and Egypt.

Answer 3: Just south of the Dead Sea, on a dry riverbed flowing into it.

Answer 4: North of Ur on the Euphrates River.

Answer 1: He had become too prosperous and the locals feared his power.

Answer 2: A leader named Abimelech desired his wife, Rebekah, and Isaac wanted to avoid a fight.

Answer 3: A famine occurred and he had to move to Egypt to feed his household.

Answer 4: His brother Ishmael claimed the land in that area and Isaac desired to live in peace with him.

Answer 1: Intermittant.

Answer 2: Muddy.

Answer 3: Clear and fast-flowing.

Answer 4: Placid.

Answer 1: They filled in the wells he had dug.

Answer 2: They took over the land he had improved and prospered.

Answer 3: They turned farmland into pasture.

Answer 4: They left it alone, believing that Abraham would return some day to claim it.

Answer 1: Matthew.

Answer 2: Acts.

Answer 3: Genesis.

Answer 4: John.

Answer 1: The Revelation of Saint John the Divine.

Answer 2: Revelations.

Answer 3: Acts.

Answer 4: Malachi.

Answer 1: That it had taken so little time to get the food.

Answer 2: That Jacob had so little hair on his skin.

Answer 3: That Jacob did not have red hair.

Answer 4: That the food did not taste like wild game.

Answer 1: Put goat skins on his hands and neck.

Answer 2: Dyed his hair.

Answer 3: Made him put pebbles in his mouth.

Answer 4: Had him stand on a stool to seem taller.

Answer 1: Rebekah.

Answer 2: Jacob.

Answer 3: Sarah.

Answer 4: Ishmael.

Answer 1: Goat meat.

Answer 2: Mutton.

Answer 3: Wild boar.

Answer 4: A great fowl that had gotten trapped in a thorn bush.

Answer 1: But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Answer 2: And shows a peaceful spirit.

Answer 3: But gives the unrighteous rein.

Answer 4: But a sharp reply gives the truth.

Answer 1: He married two Hittite women.

Answer 2: He refused to stay in camp to oversee the household.

Answer 3: He cursed his brother Jacob and struck him.

Answer 4: He sold his birthright for a bowl of stew.

Answer 1: Jacob.

Answer 2: Abimelech.

Answer 3: Abraham.

Answer 4: Isaac.

Answer 1: The commander of Abimelech's army.

Answer 2: The primary adviser of Isaac.

Answer 3: A friend of Paul mentioned at the end of Romans.

Answer 4: The owner of the donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem.

Answer 1: He dug wells in places where the Philistines claimed all the water.

Answer 2: He grazed his flocks in the Valley of Gerar.

Answer 3: He pulled down an idol of Moloch and built an altar to the Lord.

Answer 4: The Philistines wanted his wife, Rebekah.

Answer 1: A well dug by Isaac.

Answer 2: A holy mountain west of the Jordan Valley.

Answer 3: The wooded area where Noah raised his tent after coming down from Mount Ararat.

Answer 4: One of the rivers bordering the Garden of Eden.

Answer 1: His brother.

Answer 2: David.

Answer 3: Solomon.

Answer 4: Joshua.

Answer 1: Moses.

Answer 2: David.

Answer 3: Abraham.

Answer 4: Aaron.

Answer 1: The Fox and the Grapes.

Answer 2: The Good Samaritan.

Answer 3: The Prodigal Son.

Answer 4: The Seven Wise Virgins.

Answer 1: Two.

Answer 2: Five.

Answer 3: Three.

Answer 4: Four.

Answer 1: Paul.

Answer 2: Matthew.

Answer 3: John the Divine.

Answer 4: Peter.

Answer 1: Jacob.

Answer 2: Esau.

Answer 3: David.

Answer 4: Saul.

Answer 1: His voice.

Answer 2: His skin.

Answer 3: The food he brought.

Answer 4: The way he smelled.

Answer 1: He who grabs the heel.

Answer 2: He who reigns.

Answer 3: Founder.

Answer 4: Smooth skinned.

Answer 1: Because he could only bless one son and he had already blessed Jacob by mistake.

Answer 2: Because Esau was never in camp but spent all his time away hunting.

Answer 3: Because an angel of the Lord had come to him in a dream and told him not to bless Esau.

Answer 4: Because Hebrew fathers traditionally blessed only the elder son.

Answer 1: That he might some day be free of obligation to his younger brother.

Answer 2: That he would inherit the lands to the east of Canaan.

Answer 3: That he would enjoy the dew of heaven.

Answer 4: None, because Esau was outcast for selling his blessing to Jacob.

Answer 1: He wept.

Answer 2: He was satisfied, for he had already sold his blessing to Jacob.

Answer 3: He was glad to be free of obligation, since he loved to be alone in the wilderness.

Answer 4: He was furious and almost struck Isaac.

Answer 1: Esau.

Answer 2: Abraham.

Answer 3: Cain.

Answer 4: Ishmael.

Answer 1: Joseph.

Answer 2: Daniel.

Answer 3: Jacob.

Answer 4: Moses.

Answer 1: To escape Esau, who meant to kill him.

Answer 2: Because Abimelech, the local rule, told him that he had become too powerful to stay in the area.

Answer 3: To honor the grave of his grandparents, Abraham and Sarah.

Answer 4: Because he had a dream about a ladder that rose to heaven from a spot near Haran.

Answer 1: A Hittite.

Answer 2: An Assyrian.

Answer 3: A virgin.

Answer 4: A woman with soft hands.

Answer 1: He rode a donkey (and a colt).

Answer 2: He rode a white horse.

Answer 3: He was carried by members of the crowd.

Answer 4: He drove a Corvette convertible.

Answer 1: The Sunday before Easter.

Answer 2: The first Sunday in Lent.

Answer 3: The Sunday before Christmas.

Answer 4: The first Sunday after June 15.