Special Sub-Topic: The Bible By The Numbers
|How many barrels of water did Elijah use to have the Israelites fill and pour on the altar of God? |
Four. In I Kings 18, Elijah wanted the Israelites to fill four barrels with water and pour them on an altar that he had made. After they filled the barrels up three times, the water poured over the altar and into the trench that had been dug around the altar. Elijah then prayed to God and God sent a fire down to consume the wet altar and the water in the trench. After Ahab's people saw what God had done, they brought all four hundred and fifty of Baal's prophets to Elijah so he could kill them.
|On what day did God create Adam? |
Sixth. When God created Adam on the sixth day of the week in Genesis 1, he gave Adam the ability to walk, talk, and take care of Adam's home. Only after God had rested on the seventh day, did He create Adam a wife.
|How many lepers did not thank Jesus for healing them after they had asked Him to?|
Nine. Jesus and his disciples were passing through Samaria and Galilee when they came upon ten lepers. The lepers cried out to Jesus to be healed and He healed them. However, as the lepers ran off to rejoice over their illness being healed, only one of the lepers returned to Jesus to thank him. Read Luke 17 for the full story.
|How many loaves of bread did the young boy have that ended up feeding five thousand people? |
Five. While Jesus was ministering at the Sea of Galilee he saw how many hungry people were standing around listening to him. He asked Philip how they were going to feed them and Philip didn't know how since they didn't have much money. Andrew brought a young boy who had five loaves of bread and two fish with him to Jesus. Jesus broke the bread and fish and gave it to the people. Miraculously, the five loaves of bread and two fish fed the five thousand people. This story can be found in John 6.
|How many stone tablets did Moses take up with him to Mount Sinai the second time? |
Two. In Exodus 34, God told Moses to make two stone tablets and take them up to Mount Sinai without anyone knowing where he was going. Moses brought the stone tablets up to Mount Sinai where God wrote His ten commandments on them for His people to follow.
|How many church locations were listed in Revelation 2 and 3? |
Seven. Chapters 2 and 3 in Revelation list the seven churches as located in the countries of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. These seven countries are today part of Eastern Turkey.
|How many years did Paul stay in Ephesus preaching and healing people on his third missionary trip? |
Three. Paul lived in an Ephesus synagogue for three months while he preached God's word and healed people. He lived in Ephesus for three years and when people became angry at what he was doing, Paul left for Greece. Paul's journey to Ephesus and Greece can be found in Acts 19 and 20.
|How many stars did Joseph see bowing down to him in a dream he had? |
Eleven. Joseph was the son of Jacob. He tended his father's sheep. After having a dream about the sun, moon, and stars bowing down to him, Joseph's brother became angry when he told them the dream that they and his parents would be bowing to him one day. Joseph's dream can be found in Genesis 37.
|In a parable Jesus told, how many coins did a woman have before she lost one? |
Ten. In Luke 15, Jesus tells the story of a widow woman that had ten coins and lost one. She searched her whole home for the coin and when she found it, she was happy and let her neighbors know so they could be happy with her.
|How many sons did Jacob have? |
Twelve. Jacob had twelve sons with Leah, Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpah. All of his sons were born in the country of Padanaram. Rachel gave birth to Joseph and Benjamin; Leah gave birth to Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun; Zilpah gave birth to Gad and Asher; and Bilhah gave birth to Dan and Naphtali. A list of Jacob's sons can be found in Genesis 35. His only daughter, Dinah, is mentioned in Genesis 30:21. She is the daughter of Leah and Jacob.
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