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1. The serpent that tempts Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden has traditionally been viewed as a personification of the devil. There is, however, only one book of the Bible that specifically portrays the devil as a serpent. Which book is this, that comes at the other end of the Bible?
2. The Hebrew word "Satan" refers more to a role than a name. Which of the following comes closest to its meaning?
3. In one of the Bible's earliest references to Satan, he is given permission by God to terrorise a righteous man. In which book of the Bible do we find this story?
4. In another of Satan's rare Old Testament appearances, he entices a famous king to sin by taking a census of Israel. Which king was this?
5. By the time of the New Testament, the Bible is unequivocal that the devil is the enemy of God's people. One tradition, which builds on the book of Revelation, seeks to explain the devil's origins. How does it do this?
6. Early Christian circles came to associate the name of Lucifer with the devil on the basis of a verse from Isaiah. This speaks of the morning star being cast down from heaven to earth. To which planetary body is it referring?
7. The gospels record Jesus as struggling with the devil whilst praying and fasting in a desert place. Three times Jesus is tempted and each time he responds with which tactic?
8. "All the people were astonished and said, 'Could this be the Son of David?' But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, 'It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.'" (Matthew 12 v. 23-24)
Beelzebub is a further title given to the devil. Its literal translation is also the title of which twentieth century novel?
9. "Your enemy the devil prowls around like a _________ looking for someone to devour." (1 Peter 5 v. 8)
Peter likens the devil to which of these animals?
10. According to the Bible, what will be the ultimate fate of the devil?
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