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1. Many people may be familiar with the Israelite people wandering through the wilderness as they were led by Moses toward the promised land.
Marten (Birdman585), would like to know what happened to the rock from which Moses obtained water for the people and the animals (on at least two occasions). He told me that there was a clue to be found in the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians, chapter 10. Help me find out: according to 1 Corinthians, what happened to it?
2. Since Anne (the RedheadDane), is one of the female members of our team, she wanted to see if you could identify one of her favorite female Bible characters, based on the following telegram-style "message" to the character's aunt...
MAN WISHED TO MARRY ME (STOP) MY BROTHERS KILLED HIM AND HIS DAD (STOP) FATHER VERY UPSET WITH THEM ESP W/ LEVI AND SIMEON (STOP) WHAT TO DO NOW? (STOP)
Who might have sent a telegram of this sort (if such a thing had existed) to her aunt Rachel?
3. One of our teammates has informed me of his favorite New Testament character. David (Cowrofl), would like to see if you know who this person is, based on the following descriptions and characteristics:
Exhibits extreme loyalty
Displays modesty and is self-effacing
Records data for an acquaintance who may be a Greek living in Jerusalem
Likes to travel with other friends
Has excellent writing abilities
Is accurate even down to the smallest of details
Who is this New Testament character?
4. Our teammate, cal562301, Carol, said that she liked a good murder mystery, but that she didn't really want to focus on the standard "Cain-killing-Abel" story. So, in an effort to appeal to murder mystery fans everywhere, here goes...
A man was once killed by his armourbearer - at his own request! The man who made this request had himself been responsible for killing 70 other men, all of them his own brothers. Now, not even Charles Manson nor Jeffrey Dahmer did something like THAT!
What was the reasoning behind Abimelech pleading with his armourbearer to finish him off, according to the 9th chapter of Judges?
5. Leave it to Jimmy (j-zilch) to stump me on this one. I've spent a great deal of time trying to satisfy his topic, and have nearly lost my mind in the effort! Maybe you won't lose yours though, as we present you a question about shipwrecks in the Bible. No. Jimmy didn't want to address the one in the book of Acts, so after much hair-pulling research, I came up with this one...
Can you name the two men that Paul says caused the "shipwreck" of their own faith, because they failed to listen to their own conscience? (1st Timothy 1 - King James Version)
6. Clav411 (Claudia) has always been intrigued by an often over-looked reaction of the Old Testament character of Esau, when his younger brother Jacob received a greater blessing from his father than Esau did. How did Esau react when he found out that Jacob had received the better blessing?
7. Another team member, Ilona_Ritter (Carolyn), brought my attention to Jesus' temptation in the wilderness. She wants to know if there is any similarity to be found between the temptation of Eve in the garden of Eden and Christ's temptation in the wilderness of the desert. Can you help her find at least one thing the two temptations have in common?
(Clue: see Genesis 3:1-6 and Matthew 4:1-11)
8. NormanW5, aka Norman, wanted to explore a bit into the story of Lot and his daughters after Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt, but he is conscious that it needs to be handled tactfully and inoffensively.
Well, let's see if we can help him out, okay?
What were the names of the two sons raised by the daughters of Lot after his wife looked back in longing for city she loved so dearly, in spite of (or perhaps because of) all its evil?
9. Tiggerdb wanted to know what the source of the most massive flood in the history of the earth was. We're all pretty familiar with the story of the great flood, with the animals on the ark, with Noah and his family being saved from destruction, etc.
Which one of the following statements BEST describes what caused this flood?
10. One of our Australian teammates, happytalk (Del), was curious about something that I honestly don't know the answer to. She wants to know if the story in Luke 16:19-31 is a parable or if it represents a real-time event. Since I have no real way of knowing, and many commentaries present opposing viewpoints, I thought I would ask the next logical question.
What is the distinction that is made between the rich man and the poor man Lazarus, as Jesus told this story in illustration?
11. Now, wordwalker (Mary) gave me a tough one! I'll pass it on to you; maybe you can do better with it than I can.
She wants to know about end-time prophecies concerning the restoration of Israel; Jerusalem in particular. Most Christians and Jews alike believe that Jerusalem will be completely restored at some time in the future. What does the 12th chapter of Zechariah say about those who oppose this restoration of God's holy city?
12. HappyCamper48 (CJ) is a Sunday School teacher and her students love to study about David and Goliath. You may be familiar with the story from your childhood as well. What you might NOT know, though, was that Goliath had a brother who was also a giant. Apparently so was their father, based on information found in 1 Chronicles 20.
What was Goliath's brother's name?
13. Michael (rredman95) shared this with me. "One of my favorite stories in the Bible has got to be Elijah on Mt. Carmel with the showdown against the false prophets. God allowed one TRUE prophet to bring shame on, and then put to death, the false prophets of Baal."
How many of them died?
14. Our California teammate, die2bborn (Jesus), apparently likes the Biblical character of David, too! He would like to know about the adult David who served as the second king of Israel, not David as a shepherd boy.
In Psalm 16:8, what does David say about God?
15. Ricktho (Rick) would like to ask a different question about David and Goliath. Prior to the battle between the two of them, what sort of insulting threat did Goliath make to David, which David quoted back to him, saying that this would be the end result of the battle?
16. Watchkeeper (Stuart) would like for us to focus on Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, as told in John 11. Why did Jesus tell his disciples that he was glad that He had not been present when Lazarus had died?
17. Ricktho (Rick) wanted to ask another question of us, concerning the opposition to Christ by the Sanhedrin, the ruling political/religious body of the day. Many times the divisions between the teachings of Christ and the governing laws of the Sanhedrin presented such conflict that eventually they sought to put Him to death.
What example of discord is found in the 7th chapter of Mark?
18. Ricktho (Rick) has yet one more thing that he'd like to know. One of the Old Testament prophets, whose name means, "Yah is God," once predicted the end of a long drought. By what name do we know this prophet in the English language? Clue: See 1 Kings 18.
19. HappyCamper48 (C.J.), wants to know how many people Jesus fed with five loaves of bread and two fish, according to the 14th chapter of Matthew. I can't quite seem to remember, so you could you help her out?
20. J-zilch (Jimmy) wanted to ask about homeless folks in the Bible. There are many recorded instances of such people throughout the Bible, from the nomadic wanderings of the Jewish people in the Old Testament to those who went on mission trips in the New Testament. In the books of Luke and Matthew, what did Jesus have to say about the homeless and others who live in a position of disadvantage?
Source: Author logcrawler
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