Monday, March 08, 2021

Answer 1: Ecclesiastes.

Answer 2: Ecclesiasticus.

Answer 3: Sirach (Wisdom).

Answer 4: Job.

Answer 1: By heredity.

Answer 2: By casting of lots (bones).

Answer 3: By divination.

Answer 4: By calling.

Answer 1: To prepare for war.

Answer 2: To fix taxes.

Answer 3: To allot land among the tribes.

Answer 4: To ensure that all names were written in God's book.

Answer 1: It controlled lice.

Answer 2: It removed oily dirt (since they did not have soap).

Answer 3: It killed bacteria.

Answer 4: It protected silver from corrosion.

Answer 1: A golden calf.

Answer 2: A statue of Baal.

Answer 3: An altar of stone.

Answer 4: Barbecued pork sandwiches.

Answer 1: Stiff-necked.

Answer 2: Iron-willed.

Answer 3: Donkey-headed.

Answer 4: Wooden-eared.

Answer 1: No member of the body of the church is more important than someone else.

Answer 2: The pastor of a church.

Answer 3: A bishop.

Answer 4: An apostle.

Answer 1: Destroying the entire Hebrew nation.

Answer 2: Killing Pharaoh.

Answer 3: Requiring all the Hebrew women to cut off their hair.

Answer 4: Making priests wear fur robes in the desert.

Answer 1: They were engraved on both sides.

Answer 2: The entire text was engraved on the front; either four on one and six on the other, or five on each one.

Answer 3: The full text was engraved twice in full, once on each tablet.

Answer 4: The tablets did not contain the full text, but only a summary.

Answer 1: There was a battle occurring.

Answer 2: The Hebrews were having a celebration.

Answer 3: The Hebrews were cheering the return of Moses after his long absence.

Answer 4: The Hebrews were having a dispute among themselves and were about to divide into two factions.

Answer 1: People who treat rich or well-dressed church members more favorably than members wearing dirty clothes.

Answer 2: People who rush to eat the communal supper so that they can get their fill, not leaving enough for everyone.

Answer 3: People who judge the conduct of others.

Answer 4: People who believe that they can engage in immorality because Christ will forgive them for their sins.

Answer 1: Kill a large number of fellow Hebrews.

Answer 2: Go without food for forty days.

Answer 3: Lash one another with leather thongs.

Answer 4: Walk barefoot.

Answer 1: To be blotted out of His book.

Answer 2: Never to set foot in the Promised Land.

Answer 3: To step down as the leader and become a simple herdsman.

Answer 4: To leave the Hebrews and live in the desert alone.

Answer 1: He sent a plague on them.

Answer 2: The water stopped flowing from the rock and they had to move on.

Answer 3: He removed their invulnerability in battle, so that Hebrew soldiers would die like normal men.

Answer 4: He lengthened the time they would spend in the wilderness to 40 years.

Answer 1: The founder of Christian Scientists.

Answer 2: The leader of the Women's Temperance League.

Answer 3: A famous religious poet in early Colonial America.

Answer 4: A religious leader who was made to leave Massachusetts Bay Colony and live in what is now Rhode Island.

Answer 1: Take off their ornaments.

Answer 2: Sacrifice a bull.

Answer 3: Stay insides their tents.

Answer 4: Shave their beards.

Answer 1: 42.

Answer 2: 23.

Answer 3: 87.

Answer 4: 114.

Answer 1: In a temporary tent of meeting.

Answer 2: In the tabernacle.

Answer 3: In front of a burning bush.

Answer 4: At the altar of sacrifice.

Answer 1: Show Moses His face.

Answer 2: Give him a second wife.

Answer 3: Let Moses keep Joshua with him in the tent of meeting.

Answer 4: Allow Moses to wear ornaments.

Answer 1: He chiseled them before he went up Mt. Sinai and carried them up with him.

Answer 2: An angel of God chiseled them from stone on Mt. Sinai.

Answer 3: All that is said is that God gave them to him.

Answer 4: Joshua chiseled them from stone on Mt. Sinai.

Answer 1: Lazarus.

Answer 2: Nicodemus.

Answer 3: Joseph.

Answer 4: Peter.

Answer 1: Job.

Answer 2: Isaiah.

Answer 3: Psalms.

Answer 4: Matthew.

Answer 1: A veil.

Answer 2: A turban.

Answer 3: A multicolored belt of goat hair.

Answer 4: Gloves.

Answer 1: God appearing as a pillar of cloud and fire, just as when they left Egypt.

Answer 2: An angel of the Lord led them.

Answer 3: Moses led them.

Answer 4: Joshua led them.

Answer 1: Numbers.

Answer 2: Leviticus.

Answer 3: Exodus.

Answer 4: Deuteronomy.

Answer 1: 120.

Answer 2: 99.

Answer 3: 154.

Answer 4: 80.

Answer 1: Moab.

Answer 2: Beth-Peor.

Answer 3: Bethseda.

Answer 4: Mount Nebo.

Answer 1: Psalm 23.

Answer 2: Psalm 1.

Answer 3: Psalm 100.

Answer 4: Psalm 42.

Answer 1: The belt of truth.

Answer 2: The belt of righteousness.

Answer 3: The belt of self-control.

Answer 4: The belt of peace.

Answer 1: Michael.

Answer 2: Gabriel.

Answer 3: Raphael.

Answer 4: The guardian angel.

Answer 1: Revelation.

Answer 2: 1 Corinthians.

Answer 3: Ezekiel.

Answer 4: Psalms.

Answer 1: Idols.

Answer 2: Philistines.

Answer 3: Pharisees.

Answer 4: Scoffers.

Answer 1: C. S. Lewis.

Answer 2: Max Lucado.

Answer 3: St. Augustine.

Answer 4: G.K. Chesterton

"The Christian says, ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists.’ A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."

Answer 1: Paul.

Answer 2: Peter.

Answer 3: Isaiah.

Answer 4: John (the Evangelist)

Answer 1: Ephesians.

Answer 2: Galatians.

Answer 3: Romans.

Answer 4: Colossians.

Answer 1: 20 million.

Answer 2: 8 million.

Answer 3: 2 million.

Answer 4: 700,000.

Answer 1: Amorites.

Answer 2: Jebusites.

Answer 3: Pezzirites.

Answer 4: Philistines.

Answer 1: James and John.

Answer 2: Peter and Andrew.

Answer 3: Philip and James (the greater)

Answer 4: Peter and John.

Answer 1: While traveling on the road to Damascus.

Answer 2: In a closed room in Jerusalem.

Answer 3: Walking beside the Sea of Galilee.

Answer 4: During Jesus' trial.

Answer 1: He was knocked to the ground by a flash of blinding light and heard the voice of Jesus.

Answer 2: He was at prayer in a closed room in Jerusalem when Christ came to him.

Answer 3: He saw God in a burning bush and a voice that told him to repent and serve Him.

Answer 4: An angel appeared to him as he slept by the road, in a dream, and he saw a vision of heaven.

Answer 1: Paul.

Answer 2: Peter.

Answer 3: David.

Answer 4: Moses.

Answer 1: Blindness.

Answer 2: Deafness.

Answer 3: Lameness.

Answer 4: Paralysis.

Answer 1: 112.

Answer 2: 113.

Answer 3: 56.

Answer 4: 82.

Answer 1: The dripping of a leaky faucet (or roof).

Answer 2: A dog with an old bone.

Answer 3: A shoe (sandal) with a stone in it.

Answer 4: An insect that flies around your head.

Answer 1: Seven.

Answer 2: Eleven.

Answer 3: Forty.

Answer 4: Twenty-one.

Answer 1: 6.

Answer 2: 4.

Answer 3: 3.

Answer 4: 12.

Answer 1: The people of Nazareth having difficulty accepting Jesus' divinity.

Answer 2: The people of Jerusalem shouting for Jesus' crucifixion.

Answer 3: King Hezekiah exiling Isaiah from Jerusalem.

Answer 4: God telling Jonah to go to Ninevah.

Answer 1: Saint Catherine.

Answer 2: Saint Bernadette.

Answer 3: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

Answer 4: The Angel Gabriel.

Answer 1: Because it develops patience.

Answer 2: Because we suffer as Christ did, with whom we are crucified.

Answer 3: Because it builds character.

Answer 4: Because it shows the world the depth of our faith.

Answer 1: Mark.

Answer 2: John.

Answer 3: Matthew.

Answer 4: Luke.

Answer 1: All of these.

Answer 2: To establish that Jesus is Jewish.

Answer 3: To establish that Jesus has royal blood.

Answer 4: To establish that Jesus has the lineage prophesied for the Messiah in the Old Testament.

Answer 1: They could not prove that they were direct descendents of Aaron.

Answer 2: They had eaten food sacrificed to an idol.

Answer 3: They had cut their beards while living in Babylon.

Answer 4: They had taken Babylonian wives.

Answer 1: To make it easier to remember.

Answer 2: Three is the number of the Trinity.

Answer 3: Fourteen is the number representing Jesus and the apostles, including both Judas and Matthias.

Answer 4: Fourteen is the Kabbalistic number representing Joseph.

Answer 1: Herod.

Answer 2: Mary.

Answer 3: Jehoshaphat.

Answer 4: Solomon.

Answer 1: The Holy Spirit.

Answer 2: God.

Answer 3: A miracle.

Answer 4: The Father.

The connection of Christ to the Holy Spirit is a central theme of Matthew's Gospel.

Answer 1: The knowledge of God.

Answer 2: The wrath of God.

Answer 3: The fires of a great dragon.

Answer 4: The Hebrew people.

Answer 1: widely known in the Roman Empire.

Answer 2: believed by only a handful of devout Jews.

Answer 3: not specific as to where he would be born.

Answer 4: not believed except by inhabitants of Judea.

Answer 1: It does not say.

Answer 2: Three.

Answer 3: Four.

Answer 4: Five.

Answer 1: Hosea.

Answer 2: Isaiah.

Answer 3: Jeremiah.

Answer 4: Micah.

Answer 1: The place where Rachel was buried.

Answer 2: A day of fasting.

Answer 3: A town where Isaac dug a well.

Answer 4: A god of Sumeria.

Answer 1: Archelaus.

Answer 2: Herod the Great.

Answer 3: Herod Antipas.

Answer 4: Caiaphas.

Answer 1: None.

Answer 2: Isaiah.

Answer 3: Psalms.

Answer 4: Jeremiah.

Answer 1: Camel hair.

Answer 2: Goatskin.

Answer 3: Wool of a lamb.

Answer 4: Untanned cowhide.

Answer 1: Locusts and wild honey.

Answer 2: Bread and water.

Answer 3: Milk and roasted grass.

Answer 4: Pizza Israeli-style.

Answer 1: Sadducees who came to be baptized.

Answer 2: Pharisees who accused Jesus of breaking the Sabbath law.

Answer 3: Herod and his court.

Answer 4: The Sanhedrin in Jerusalem.

Answer 1: Not worthy to carry His sandals.

Answer 2: Like a child with a wise father.

Answer 3: A ragged child seeing a white lamb.

Answer 4: Like Aaron to Moses.

Answer 1: A dove.

Answer 2: A tongue of light or fire.

Answer 3: A shining cloud.

Answer 4: A halo.

Answer 1: Stones into bread.

Answer 2: Sand into water.

Answer 3: Bush into fire.

Answer 4: Rocks into gold.

Answer 1: . . . by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Answer 2: . . . by the living water of the Spirit of God.

Answer 3: . . . by the manna sent by the Father.

Answer 4: . . . by the spiritual food that proceeds from true faith.

Answer 1: Psalm 91.

Answer 2: Psalm 81.

Answer 3: Isaiah.

Answer 4: Ezekiel.

Answer 1: Satan offered Jesus a gift for succumbing.

Answer 2: It did not occur in Canaan.

Answer 3: It occurred in a populated area.

Answer 4: Satan threatened Christ with harm if He did not succumb.

Answer 1: Not to compromise with evil.

Answer 2: Not to judge other people.

Answer 3: Wealth is evil.

Answer 4: To keep the Sabbath holy.

Answer 1: Naphtali.

Answer 2: Dan.

Answer 3: Asher.

Answer 4: Judah.

Answer 1: On Lake Galilee.

Answer 2: On the Mediterranean coast.

Answer 3: On the River Jordan.

Answer 4: Just south of Nazareth.

Answer 1: Fisherman.

Answer 2: Tax Collector.

Answer 3: Scribe.

Answer 4: The Gospels do not give his occupation.

Answer 1: Psalm 119.

Answer 2: Psalm 105.

Answer 3: Job.

Answer 4: Exodus.

Answer 1: The Euphrates.

Answer 2: Syria.

Answer 3: The Decapolis.

Answer 4: Beyond the Jordan.

Answer 1: An old Anglican hymn.

Answer 2: Psalm 82.

Answer 3: Psalm 19.

Answer 4: Hebrews.

Answer 1: Matthew 5.

Answer 2: Luke 3.

Answer 3: Matthew 4.

Answer 4: Luke 4.

Answer 1: Matthew adds the words 'in spirit'

Answer 2: Luke adds the words 'in spirit'

Answer 3: In Matthew it is told to all twelve apostles.

Answer 4: In Luke, Jesus is sitting down.

Answer 1: Those who mourn.

Answer 2: Those are persecuted for righteousness.

Answer 3: Those who regret their sin.

Answer 4: Those who hunger and thirst.

Answer 1: They will inherit the earth.

Answer 2: They will be called the children of God.

Answer 3: They will be heirs to the Kingdom of God.

Answer 4: They will dwell with Christ.

Answer 1: 18th.

Answer 2: 19th.

Answer 3: 20th.

Answer 4: 16th.

Answer 1: They will be filled.

Answer 2: They will see God.

Answer 3: They will be called the Sons of God.

Answer 4: They will know peace.

Answer 1: People who show mercy to others.

Answer 2: People who have true faith in Christ.

Answer 3: All who ask for it in the name of Jesus.

Answer 4: Those who are born again.

Answer 1: Because they shall see God.

Answer 2: Because they will be called the sons of God.

Answer 3: Because they will live with Christ in paradise.

Answer 4: Because the will inherit the earth.

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

Answer 1: Psalm 51.

Answer 2: Psalm 53.

Answer 3: Psalm 35.

Answer 4: Psalm 50.

Answer 1: They will be called the children of God.

Answer 2: They will find peace.

Answer 3: Theirs will be the kingdom of heaven.

Answer 4: They will be satisfied.

Answer 1: A dam breaking.

Answer 2: A shoe slipping on a stone.

Answer 3: A lit twig.

Answer 4: A stone rolling down a mountain.

Answer 1: Theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Answer 2: They will be comforted.

Answer 3: They will see God.

Answer 4: They will be called the children of God.

Answer 1: Robert Browning.

Answer 2: William Butler Yeats.

Answer 3: John Keats.

Answer 4: Oscar Wilde.

Answer 1: The Hebrews.

Answer 2: Gentiles.

Answer 3: Romans.

Answer 4: Those who believed He was the Son of God.

Answer 1: It should be thrown out and trod underfoot.

Answer 2: It should be reinvigorated.

Answer 3: It should be poured down a well.

Answer 4: It should be fed to livestock.

Answer 1: Us.

Answer 2: Jesus.

Answer 3: John the Baptist.

Answer 4: The Holy Spirit.

Answer 1: None.

Answer 2: The ritual laws.

Answer 3: The sacrifice of animals.

Answer 4: The laws that called for stoning.

Answer 1: For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20)

Answer 2: There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. (Job 1:1)

Answer 3: During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. (Exodus 2:23)

Answer 4: I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. (1 Cor. 1:10)

Answer 1: Anger.

Answer 2: Lust.

Answer 3: Pride.

Answer 4: Greed.

Answer 1: He is liable for the fires of hell.

Answer 2: He should examine his own foolishness.

Answer 3: He must make amends.

Answer 4: Whoever hears him should correct him.

Answer 1: We should not seek out temptation to long for it.

Answer 2: Lusting for something is the same as the sin we are lusting for.

Answer 3: Sex is the root of original sin.

Answer 4: A man sins whenever he feels lust for a woman other than his wife.

Answer 1: They castrated themselves.

Answer 2: They refused to wear clothes.

Answer 3: They practiced group marriage.

Answer 4: They refused to cut their hair, fingernails and toenails.