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|Which two men never experienced physical death? |
Enoch and Elijah. Genesis 5 says that Enoch had such a close relationship with God that he was taken to heaven without experiencing physical death. He was the father of Methuselah. Little more is said about this man. Elijah, an Old Testament prophet, was transported to heaven in a whirlwind in a chariot of fire led by horses of fire (2 Kings 2:11)
|Where did Mary and Joseph take Jesus shortly after his birth to protect him from Herod? |
Egypt. Herod the Great, concerned about the prophecies regarding the coming of a new king, ordered the murder of all boys under the age of two living in the vicinity of Bethlehem. An angel of the Lord told Joseph to take his family and flee to Egypt (Matthew 2:11-18).
|Who was the Jewish Queen of Persia who was used by God to save his people from annihilation?|
Esther. Esther was orphaned as a child and raised by her cousin Mordecai. She became queen after the king did away with the previous queen, Vashti, who refused his command to attend a party. Esther courageously but discreetly won the king's trust and eventually alerted him of a plot that would have destroyed her people. The Feast of Purim was started to celebrate this deliverance and it is observed annually in the Jewish faith. This story can be read in the Old Testament book bearing the queen's name.
|Which book of the Bible contains the Ten Commandments?|
Exodus. Exodus is the second book on the Bible. It tells the story of God liberating his people from Egyptian slavery. It gives the history of the birth of the Hebrew nation. The Ten Commandments can be found in chapter 20.
|What do the crucifixion of Jesus and God giving the Law of Moses to his people have in common?|
Both events were accompanied by an earthquake. In Exodus 19:18, just before Moses once again ascended Mount Sinai in order to receive God's commandments, the mountain "trembled violently". When Jesus died, the Bible says that the "earth shook" (Matthew 27:51). Earthquakes were also connected to the resurrection of Jesus (Matthew 28:2), Elijah's sulking under a juniper tree (I Kings 19:11) and during Korah's rebellion (Numbers 16:31-33).
|What group joined Peter as he addressed the crowd on the Day of Pentecost after the ascension of Jesus?|
The Eleven. Acts 2:14 says that "Peter stood up with the Eleven". The Eleven became the designation of the 12 Apostles after Judas committed suicide and after the resurrection of Jesus (See Mark 16:14 and Luke 24:9, 33).
|Who fell out a window and died while Paul was preaching? |
Eutychus. Eutychus fell asleep while sitting on a window ledge in Troas. He fell three stories and was killed. According to Scripture Paul brought the man back to life and then he went back upstairs where he preached until dawn (Acts 20:7-12).
|What do Elihu the Buzite and Eliphaz the Temanite have in common?|
They were both friends of Job. Eliphaz tried to help Job by teaching him that he was being punished because of sin in his life (Job chapters 4-5,15,22). That was the orthodox view of the day. Elihu came along later and told Job that his suffering was a form of discipline (Job 32-37). Both missed the mark and failed to be of much comfort to their friend.
|Who rescued Jeremiah from a cistern, after he had been left there to die?
Ebed-melech. Ebed-melech was an Ethiopian eunuch serving in the court of King Zedekiah. He sought out and received permission to rescue the prophet after Jeremiah was lowered into the cistern to die (Jeremiah 38:6-13). Because of his courage God promised Ebed-melech that he would be kept safe during the fall of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 39:16).
|What book concludes that mankind should "fear God and keep his commandments"? |
Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is one of the "wisdom" or "poetry" books found in the Old Testament. The book seeks to answer the meaning of human existence. Solomon is generally considered to be the author. The book seeks to show the meaninglessness of a world view that does not include God. After exploring several areas of life, the author concludes that meaningful life comes by "fearing God and keeping his commandments".
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