Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Books of the Bible- Answers to the test

1. Which of the following books does not begin with the words “In the beginning”?

C. Matthew

Genesis opens with “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. John begins with “In the beginning was the word...”

2. Which of the following books is found in the New Testament?

C. Philemon.

Philemon is a short letter from Paul to a friend recommending to him the services of Onesimus. Though short in length, this letter is considered an authentic example of the fellowship of the early Christian believers.

Ezra is the story about the priestly rule of Israel when Israelites returned from captivity. Nahum is a minor prophet.

3. Which of the following books takes place totally outside the land now known as Israel?

D. All the above.

Daniel took place in Babylonia under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel lived during the time after the Persians conquered Babylonia. Numbers chronicles the wandering of the Israelites in the wilderness after leaving Egypt but before they reached the promised land.

4. Which two books did Martin Luther say should have been excluded from the bible?

B. James and Revelations.

5. Which of the following letters was not written by Paul?

A. Jude

6. Which of the following books (Genesis, Matthew, and Romans) does not mention Moses by name?

A. Genesis

The events in Genesis took place before Moses was born. Matthew stated that Jesus directed the leper he had healed to present the offering that Moses commanded (8:4) he also reported that Moses appeared to Jesus at the time of the transfiguration (17:3) and Jesus later discusses his stricter attitude toward divorce as compared with Moses (19:7-9). Paul argues that the law did not exist up until the time of Moses and thus “Death reigned “ but for grace. (5:14).

7. Which of the following books (Genesis, Matthew, and Romans) does not mention Abraham by name?

D. None of the above.

The narrative of Abraham’s life appears in Genesis. Matthew leads off the genealogy in the first chapter with Abraham (1:2) Jesus chastised the Pharisees for claiming that they had Abraham as their father (3:9) In chapter 8 Jesus states that many will recline at the table of Abraham in heaven (8:11). He reminded those who said that God is the God of Abraham that the Father is the God of the living (22:32). In Romans Paul

7. Which of the following books does not contain words spoken by Jesus?

A. Mark
B. John
C. Acts
D. None of the above.

8. Which of the following books were written to a person known as “Theophilus”?

A. Luke and Acts.

9. What is the last book in the Old Testament?

B. Malachi

10. In which book did the Jews finally arrive in the promised land?

B. Joshua.

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