Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bible Life and Death
Saul. The correct answer is Saul, who would later become known as Paul and serve as the apostle to the Gentiles. The stoning of Stephen is told in the sixth and seventh chapters of Acts. He was the first recorded martyr of the early church. Acts 7:58 tells of a mob dragging Stephen out of the city and stoning him while the "witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul." In Acts 22:20, Paul tells people in Jerusalem of overseeing the killing of Stephen.
Adonijah requested permission to marry Abishag, a young woman who had been caring for King David.. The correct answer is Adonijah requested permission to marry Abishag, described in 1 Kings 1:3 as a "beautiful young" woman who cared for King David when he was elderly and frail. Adonijah requested Bathsheba to get permission from her son Solomon for the marriage and when she approached Solomon about the matter, it appears to have been the final straw.
1 Kings 2:23-25, in the NKJV Bible, states: "Then King Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, 'May God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life! Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has confirmed me and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has established a house for me, as He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today!' So King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he struck him down, and he died."
Previously, Adonijah had attempted to replace his father David as king, but lost out to Solomon when Bathsheba intervened. Notes in the NKJV Study Bible suggest Adonijah's request came with serious ramifications. "Taking a member of the king's harem would normally be interpreted as a claim to the throne," the notes state.
|Sisera, the leader of the Canaanites, was assassinated after a woman drove a tent peg through his head while he was sleeping. What was the woman's name?||Here's a Bible Quiz that's Pure Murder
Jael. Canaanite leader Sisera was the one to die the unusual death. Scripture states Sisera hid in the tent of Heber and after he fell asleep, Jael killed him by driving a tent peg through his skull. Jael's actions are celebrated in the Song of Deborah (Judges 5:24-27). Sisera had sought refuge in the tent after his stinging defeat by the Israelites under the leadership of Deborah and Barak.
Joab. Joab murdered his cousin Amasa by stabbing him in the stomach with his left hand. 2 Samuel 20:9-10, in the NIV Bible, records the killing this way: "Joab said to Amasa, 'How are you, my brother?' Then Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him. Amasa was not on his guard against the dagger in Joab's hand, and Joab plunged it into his belly, and his intestines spilled out on the ground. Without being stabbed again, Amasa died."
The tension between the two started brewing when David replaced Joab as commander of his army with Amasa, as per 2 Samuel 19:13. Later it would be a case of what-goes-around, comes-around, with Joab being murdered by Benaiah. (see 1 Kings 2:34.)
|David too was guilty of murder as he masterminded the death of Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba. How did David orchestrate the death of Uriah, a soldier who was involved in a battle at the time?||Here's a Bible Quiz that's Pure Murder
Ordered a surge in troops with all of them to retreat, leaving Uriah alone at the hands of enemy soldiers. (Instructed poisoned food to be served to Uriah., Instructed an Israelite archer to shoot Uriah while in battle so it would appear he was killed by the enemy., Had the commanding officer suffocate Uriah while he was sleeping.). David was guilty of orchestrating the death of Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba. Uriah was a faithful soldier and David, the king, orchestrated his death when Bathsheba became pregnant as a result of an adulterous affair he had with her. The affair happened while Uriah was away in battle. 2 Samuel 11:15 states David ordered Uriah be put at the front where the fighting was the fiercest and then to have all the other men withdraw so he would be killed. The scheme worked but David's murder plan would later become known and he would suffer immense guilt.
|Joash was a king who was assassinated by two of his officials after he made a controversial peace deal with Hazael king of Aram. What were the names of the two assassins?||Here's a Bible Quiz that's Pure Murder
Jozabad and Jehozabad. The two assassins were Jozabad and Jehozabad. Scripture reports Jozabad was the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad was the son of Shomer. According to 2 Kings 12:20, Joash was assassinated at Beth Millo, on the road down to Silla. Joash was buried with his ancestors in the City of David and Amaziah his son succeeded him as king. Scripture reports Joash reigned in Jerusalem 40 years. His mother's name was Zibiah and she was from Beersheba. One of his major mistakes appears to be a peace treaty he signed with Hazael, King of Aram. 2 Kings 12:18, in the NIV Bible, states: "...Joash king of Judah took all the sacred objects dedicated by his predecessors -- Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah, the kings of Judah -- and the gifts he himself had dedicated and all the gold found in the treasuries of the temple of the LORD and of the royal palace, and he sent them to Hazael king of Aram, who then withdrew from Jerusalem." Shortly afterward, he was assassinated by Jozabad and Jehozabad.
|The daughter of Ahab and Jezebel was a mass murderer who killed her grandchildren to ensure she would ascend to the throne after the death of her son Ahaziah. What was her name?||Here's a Bible Quiz that's Pure Murder
Athalia. The sordid story of Queen Athaliah is found in the 11th chapter of 2 Kings as well as the 22nd and 23rd chapters of 2 Chronicles. She was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel (2 Kings 8:18) and she makes convicted killers Susan Smith and Diane Downs look like pussycats. When her son Ahaziah died, she was unstoppable in her demented mission to have herself instilled as queen. To this end, she killed all Ahaziah's children except Joash, the youngest, as per 2 Kings 11:1-2. (The only reason she didn't kill Joash is the fact he was placed in hiding). In other words, she killed her own grandchildren to cement her hold on power. She reigned for six years and was killed in an insurrection. 2 Kings 11:20 states "all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm" when the news was announced Athalia had been killed with the sword at the palace.
Eglon. Eglon is the correct answer. According to Judges 3:15, Ehud was a left-handed Benjaminite who was a "deliverer" from God. The second judge of Israel is known for killing Eglon, the "very fat" king of Moab. Scripture goes into some gory details about the king's death. Judges 3:20-22, in the NIV Bible, states: "Ehud then approached him (Eglon) while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, 'I have a message from God for you.' As the king rose from his seat, Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it."
|Moses is another murderer from the early days of the Old Testament. According to Exodus 2:11-12, he killed an Egyptian beating a Hebrew worker and hid the body in the sand. When Moses found out there was a witness to the murder and the Pharaoh wanted him dead, he fled to a foreign land. Where did he flee to, as per Exodus 2:15?||Here's a Bible Quiz that's Pure Murder
Midian. Moses fled to Midian after he murdered the Egyptian. According to Wikipedia, Midian is believed to be in northwest Arabia on the east shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and the northern Red Sea. It was here that Moses married Zipporah, who gave birth to a son and according to Exodus 2:22, Moses named the boy Gershom, saying, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land." Some time later, Moses would return to Egypt and be instrumental in leading the Israelites to the promised land.