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1. A is for Abimelech.
Several people in the Old Testament of the Bible were named Abimelech. One of them had dealings with Abraham, and another was one of the seventy one sons of Gideon. The name Abimelech means "Father is king", as it applied to both Philistine and Jewish cultures.
2. B is for Boy.
What was the name of the young boy who tended his father's sheep and was annointed by the prophet Samuel to be the next king of Israel?
3. C is for Canaan.
This son of Ham and grandson of Noah later became the progenitor or forefather of the Phoenecian and Syrian peoples.
What did his name most likely mean, according to the ancient Hebrew texts?
4. D is for Dagon.
This god, who was worshipped as the national god of the Philistines, was represented by a creature who was part man and part fish.
5. E is for Elimelech.
This husband of Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth, had a name quite similar to that of Abimelech. Even the translations of both names are much the same. What does the name "Elimelech" best translate as, in modern-day English?
6. F is for Felix.
This governor during the days of Paul the apostle had a name that meant "Fortunate". From which language did his name originate?
7. G is for Gideon.
Gideon's name means something like "he who cuts down; bruises or breaks; a destroyer." According to the King James Version of the 7th chapter of the book of Judges, what ancient people did Gideon oppose and "cut down" to size?
8. H is for Hannah.
She was the mother of the prophet Samuel. Her husband's name was Elkhana and his other wife's name was Peninnah. Peninnah tormented Hannah because she produced no children for their husband's namesake, but later through God's intervention she bore Samuel, and later still she had more children. What did Hannah's name mean?
9. I is for Idumea.
From the Hebrew name "Adam" and from the name "Edom", this name of a region south of Judea was named for a man whose name derived first from... a condiment!
Prior to that, the word that IT derived from a word which meant the color red.
Who was the progenitor or forefather of this region?
10. J is for Jericho.
A blind man sitting on the side of the road that led to Jericho listened carefully when he heard a crowd of people creating a fuss. When he asked what the commotion was all about, what did the people tell him?
11. K is for the brook Kidron.
This brook lies between the eastern walls of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives.
12. L is for Lot.
As Abram's nephew, Lot traveled along with Abram and Abram's wife, Sarai, and his grandfather, at least until they reached the land of Haran. Here, his grandfather died, and later Lot continued his journey with his uncle Abram for a while.
Hmm... now, what WAS Lot's grandfather's name...?
13. M is for Moloch.
This god of the ancient Canaanites, (ethnically grouped together as the Ammonites, Moabites, Israelites and Phoenicians), required an unusual sacrifice. What was sacrificed to this god?
14. N is for Nicodemus.
He and another man hurriedly prepared Christ's body for burial. Nicodemus had once spoken with Jesus late at night concerning the concept of man being "born again", as explained to him by Jesus.
Who was this OTHER man whom Nicodemus assisted in burying Jesus?
15. O is for Omri.
This evil king was the father of wicked Ahab and the father-in-law of Ahab's even more evil wife Jezebel. What capital did Omri establish, that lay directly in the middle of the nations Israel and Judah?
16. P is for Philemon.
This rather wealthy man, who apparently was a good friend of the apostle Paul, once received a letter from Paul, asking him to forgive Philemon's own thieving, runaway slave. Paul asked Philemon to treat the returning slave not harshly but as a brother, since the slave had proclaimed his acceptance of Jesus Christ as the Messiah. What was this slave's name?
17. Q is for ... Qeturah?
The English spelling is Keturah, and the name means "thick smoke" or "perfumed". This wife of one of the ancient patriarchs produced a number of children and thus helped to fulfill a promise that God had made to this man, many years before. Who was this man, whose second wife was named "perfumed one"?
18. R is for Reuben and S is for Simeon.
Besides being two of the 12 sons of the patriarch, Jacob (Israel), what did Reuben and Simeon have in common, along with another brother, Levi?
19. T is for Titus.
Paul the apostle, had traveled on several missionary journeys with Titus alongside him. At one point he even wrote a letter to this minister of the gospel. Since his name likely was pronounced "Tee-tos", can you tell me what nationality he was?
20. U is for Uzziah.
This king of the nation of Judah once decided that it would be a good idea for him to offer incense to the Lord. The priests tried to stop him, but he got angry and wouldn't pay them any attention. God, however, DID get his attention, and he ceased immediately. What happened to cause him to stop, according to 2nd Chronicles 26:16-21?
21. V is for Vashti.
The first wife of Ahasuerus/Xerxes of Persia (modern-day Iran) was replaced because of her refusal to honor her husband the king and her bad attitude toward him. Fortunately for her, she was not killed for her disrespectful behavior, but she was deposed as the queen. Who replaced her on the throne?
22. W is for Woman.
An unnamed woman of Samaria once met Jesus at the ancient well of Jacob. He explained to her that He was Messiah, and she gathered all the townspeople of nearby Sychar to hear Him speak. The well stood on some land that Jacob had bequeathed to one of his twelve sons, centuries before. Upon which of his son's land did the well lie, according to John 4:5-6?
23. X is for Xerxes.
Also known as King Ahasuerus of Persia, Xerxes was the father of Artaxerxes. Which Biblical character was the official wine-taster for the king of Babylon, Artaxerxes, who later got the opportunity to serve as the governor (tirshatha) of Jerusalem?
24. Y is for Yehoshua.
Okay, so maybe, like me, you don't speak the Hebrew language, nor perhaps Greek. It probably wouldn't be required though, in order to answer this question; just a bit of thinking. Yehoshua is the name from which Jesus, Joshua, Hosea, and a number of other Israelites were derived. Yehoshua means something like "the Lord is salvation" and it in turned derives from a more primitive set of root words; Yhvh, meaning "LORD", and yeshua meaning "deliverance" or "saving".
25. Z is for Zipporah.
The daughter of Jethro or "Reuel", Zipporah was Moses' wife. Where did the couple meet?
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