Quiz about Another Bible Variety Quiz From The BBB
Quiz about Another Bible Variety Quiz From The BBB

Another Bible Variety Quiz From The BBB


Responses were so numerous from our first Bible Believer's Brigade variety quiz that we've decided to post another one. Once again, the team contributed the topics; I give the questions; YOU provide the answers. That is Teamwork!

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 10 mins.
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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?
Hint

it followed them around
it closed up and stopped flowing when the people left the area
it disintegrated into tiny pieces
it continued flowing and eventually became the Dead Sea

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?
Hint

Leah
Dinah
Rebecca
Zipporah

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?
Hint

Demas
Mark
Titus
Luke

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?
Hint

he didn't want people to think that a woman was responsible for murdering him
his armourbearer misunderstood the orders, killing the wrong man
he was nearly beside himself with grief over the murders he had committed
both of his legs were broken, and he had a stake in his chest

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)
Hint

Theophilus and Benjamin
Dumas and Bartholomew
Hymenaeus and Alexander
Dedalus and Icarus

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? Hint

he forgave his brother instantly and offered him some of his own blessing
he cried with a loud voice while begging for blessing and began plotting to kill Jacob
he argued with his father and seized him by the throat, demanding a blessing
he shrugged off the manipulations of his brother and went back to the fields to hunt

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)
Hint

temptation with food
temptation with clothing
temptation with wealth
temptation with stealing

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?
Hint

Benoni and Seth
Moab and Benammi
Marduk and Simeon
Lamech and Korah

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?
Hint

it rained a lot and the springs within the earth burst forth
no rain was actually recorded, but an extremely heavy dew fell
it rained torrentially and a huge earthquake caused the oceans to heave over land
God spanked the angels and made them cry

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?
Hint

the rich man had a poor attitude towards his fellow man
the poor man should have worked harder and saved his money
the poor man was a better man because he was poor
the rich man was a better man because he was rich

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?
Hint

that God welcomes the opposition forces to punish Israel
that those who live in Jerusalem will feed and clothe their enemies
that any nation that comes to fight against Jerusalem will be honored
that all who burden themselves with it will be cut in pieces

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?
Hint

Marnon
Grastern
Lahmi
Prondlu

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?
Hint

757
1800
450
20

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?
Hint

He follows behind David; watching over him
He is at David's right hand
He is concerned with David's physical appearance
He stands at David's left hand for guidance

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? Hint

Each threatened to feed the other's body to the birds and the beasts
Both stated that they would beat the other within an inch of his life
They both said they would "chop off your head and serve it to your king"
Both shouted: "I will squash you like an insect on my pillow"

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? Hint

in order for the high priest to be able to arrest Him for blasphemy
because He felt that Lazarus was under Satanic influence
so that they would believe in Him as the Saviour
so that He would have opportunity to preach to the mourners

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?
Hint

temple worship vs. worship in nature
healing on the Sabbath vs. allowing people to suffer
the law of Moses vs. the law of the Holy Spirit
outward cleanliness vs. inward cleanliness

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. Hint

Eli
Elijah
Elisha
Elohim

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? Hint

only 7
more than 5,000
about 35
less than 1,108

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? Hint

He said that they were not worthy of consideration
He compared Himself to them
Jesus never referred to people that had disadvantages
His answer to the homeless was to instruct them to apply for public assistance


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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?

Answer: it followed them around

Marten points out that to have satisfied the thirst of all those people and all their livestock, it was no mere trickle of water that would have emanated from that rock. It most likely would have been akin to a mighty river, as opposed to a tiny fountain of water. According to the scripture found in Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth (1 Corinthians), Jesus Christ Himself was figuratively that Rock.

The fourth verse of chapter 10 says this: "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (King James Version)
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?

Answer: Dinah

The entire account may be found in Genesis 34. Here's a synopsis of the story:

Shechem had a 'relationship' with Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah. Her brothers, at the urging of Levi and Simeon in particular, were furious when Shechem's father came to seek marriage for his son and Dinah. Jacob's sons deceived him into thinking that they would go along with the plans; then a few days later, they attacked the city in which they lived, killing him and his son, Shechem.

Jacob, Dinah's father, was very upset with their actions. He felt that no good would come from it, and felt threatened by the potential of more violence. He soon moved to Bethel, at God's instruction.
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?

Answer: Luke

The physician, Luke, wrote two letters that made it into the Bible; the books of Luke and The Acts of the Apostles, or simply "Acts". He wrote the first of these letters, the book of Luke, to an acquaintance, Theophilus. His intent was to record the life of Christ from an historical perspective, so that Theophilus could better understand recent events as they had influenced the Jewish people. Later, in Acts, he recorded his own experiences and those of fellow Christians as he travelled with the apostle Paul.
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?

Answer: he didn't want people to think that a woman was responsible for murdering him

Horrors! Imagine a 'mere' woman being responsible for killing someone. Oh, the shame!

Read this passage taken from the 9th chapter of Judges. (King James Version)

"And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire. And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull. Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died. And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man unto his place."

(Agatha Christie might've been proud...)
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)

Answer: Hymenaeus and Alexander

The King James Version of 1 Timothy 1:18 - 20 says this.

"This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme."

Apparently, these two men had possessed some type of faith at some point in time, but due to their neglecting to listen to their own consciences, they caused irreparable damage to their own faith. Perhaps something may have been salvaged from the "shipwreck" of their faith, but by implication much was lost in the process.
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?

Answer: he cried with a loud voice while begging for blessing and began plotting to kill Jacob

In Genesis 27, specifically in Genesis 27:34-38, we find Esau wailing in anger at the deception of his brother (who had been aided by their mother), in deceiving their father into thinking that the youngest son was the eldest.

Esau's own description of events is a bit skewed, because he had previously VOLUNTARILY given up his birthright with scorn, in exchange for a bowl of red bean soup. As he begs his father for a blessing, Isaac does the best he can, but the greater blessing had already been bestowed upon Jacob. Jacob's name actually means "supplanter" and that is precisely what he had done. On this point Esau was correct.

Jacob later became "Israel", and Esau became "Edom". The two brothers eventually made peace among themselves.
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)

Answer: temptation with food

In each instance the temptations began with food.

In Genesis 2:2-3 we find: "And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die..."

In Luke 4:1-4 we read: "And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
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?

Answer: Moab and Benammi

Lot's daughters decided to "help" to continue the family blood line, producing heirs for their father. Remember, their other family members had perished in the maelstrom of fire and brimstone that had rained down on Sodom, Gommorrah, and two other cities. Much like Abraham's wife Sarah, they failed to trust God to take care of things that concerned them and decided to assist Him, thereby making an even bigger mess of things.

The Biblical land of Moab is known today as Jordan, and Amman is its capital. Both son's names are thus found in this region today.

The entire story may be found in Genesis 19.
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?

Answer: it rained a lot and the springs within the earth burst forth

"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." - Genesis 7:11-12 (King James Version)

And in Genesis 8:1-3 we read: "And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated."
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?

Answer: the rich man had a poor attitude towards his fellow man

It wasn't the rich man's wealth that was the problem. The real issue seems to lie in the fact that he had such flagrant disregard for those around him.
(See Luke 16:19-31 for further exposition on this thought.)

Clarke's Commentary on the Bible puts it this way:
"... it is intimated by many that he was an uncharitable, hard-hearted, unfeeling wretch. Yet of this there is not a word spoken by Christ. Let us consider all the circumstances, and we shall see that our blessed Lord has not represented this man as a monster of inhumanity, but merely as an indolent man, who sought and had his portion in this life, and was not at all concerned about another."
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?

Answer: that all who burden themselves with it will be cut in pieces

Excerpts taken from Zechariah 12 read as follows. Verse 3 says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."

And in verse 7, we have "...and "Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem."

Verse 9 continues the thought: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."
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?

Answer: Lahmi

"And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew LAHMI THE BROTHER OF GOLIATH the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam. And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.

But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him. These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants." (King James Version)
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?

Answer: 450

In 1st Kings 18, we see that not only were there 450 prophets of Baal, there were also 400 more that were prophets of "the groves".

"And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken."
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?

Answer: He is at David's right hand

"I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." (King James Version)

The psalmist David seems to be saying that when one puts God in the proper perspective in our lives, He can lead one through all the difficulties of life.
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?

Answer: Each threatened to feed the other's body to the birds and the beasts

According to 1 Samuel 17:42-47, in the King James Version: "And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands."
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?

Answer: so that they would believe in Him as the Saviour

Stuart points out that Jesus deliberately allowed Lazarus to die for two reasons: so that He and the Father would be glorified (v 4), and so the disciples would believe in Him as the Resurrection and the Redeemer (vs 15).

Since Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha were all good friends with Jesus, the disciples simply could not understand why Jesus delayed in going to see His friend when he was merely sick.

John 11:14-15 in the King James Version says,
"Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him."

Verse 33 says, "When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled..."

Verse 35 tells us, "Jesus wept."

Verse 38 says, "Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it."

I do not believe Jesus cried because His friend had died. After all, He raised him from the dead. The word "groan" as used here means "to give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan." His sorrow was partly because the majority of folks simply didn't believe in Him. Not only that, but Stuart also brings another point to light. Jesus was distressed at the sorrow that death had brought to His friends Martha and Mary, but mainly he groaned out of DEEP ANGER. Stuart points out that the Greek word for anger, which may be translated as moan, was directed at Death itself, because it is the antithesis of the Life that God intended for all creation.

In verse 45, after the resurrection of Lazarus, we do see a positive sign, however. "Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him."
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?

Answer: outward cleanliness vs. inward cleanliness

Almost the entire 7th chapter of Mark is devoted to the comparison of the outward cleanliness of the flesh and the inward cleanliness of the spirit of man. The 6th, 7th and 15th verse deserve special scrutiny to help understand what Jesus was talking about in this passage.

Verses 6 - 7 say, "...'This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.'"
Verse 15 says, "There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man."
(King James Version)
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.

Answer: Elijah

Eliyyah or Elijah means that "Yahweh is God". "Yah" is simply a shortened form of the word "Yahweh".

I Kings 18:42-45 reads this way in the King James Version:

"...And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain..."
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?

Answer: more than 5,000

An excerpt from Matthew 14, verses 19-21 says this concerning what Jesus did: "And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children."

Interesting point: there were 12 disciples and 12 baskets of leftovers. Perhaps this was used as an object lesson for each of them, to help them believe in Jesus.

Later, on another occasion as recorded just one chapter later, another 4,000+ people were fed. One that occasion, seven baskets of leftovers were gathered up. The number 7 often represents a number of completion or of wholeness.
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?

Answer: He compared Himself to them

While the Bible does instruct every person to work, (even Adam had a job tending the garden of Eden), sometimes compassion is in order as well. Jesus worked for his earthly dad, Joseph, as well as recruiting fishermen, tax collectors, etc. as his disciples.

Due to unfortunate circumstances sometimes, people are not able to fend for themselves as well as they would like, and it is this inability to find work or the inability to do work which the question addresses.


Luke 9: 57-58... "And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." )

Matthew 25:35-40 gives us an additional thought to consider as Jesus presents this discourse: "For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

(King James Version used for both quotations.)
Source: Author logcrawler

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