Hearty Heresy

Bible Answers
September 5, 2007, 11:45 am
Filed under: Bible, Christianity, God, Jesus, Religion

No, I don’t believe the Bible has all the answers! These are the answers to Monday’s Bible Quiz.

1. Name the first five books of the Old Testament.

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

2. Name the four Gospels.

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.

3. Name three letters attributed to the Apostle Paul.

Romans, Thessalonians 1 and 2, Galatians, Corinthians 1 and 2, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Philippians, Timothy 1 and 2, and Titus have all traditionally been attributed to Paul.

4. What chapter in what book begins with the words, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”?

The 23rd Psalm.

5. Name the giant that David slew.


6. Which of the Gospels do not include the narratives concerning the birth of Jesus?

The birth story appears in Matthew I: 18 ff and in Luke I: 26 ff, but not in Mark or John.

7. In how many Gospels will you find the word “Trinity”?

“Trinity” appears nowhere in the Gospels.

8. List as many of the Ten Commandments as you can.

From Deuteronomy V: 7-21:

You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you.

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

You shall not kill.

Neither shall you commit adultery.

Neither shall you steal.

Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

9. State the Golden Rule and tell where it is found in the Bible.

Luke VI: 32–”And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.”

Matthew VII: 12–”So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.”

10. Name four of Jesus’ disciples.

The twelve disciples were Simon Peter, James and John (sons of Zebedee), Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alpheus), Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite, Judas Iscariot.

So, how’d I do? I missed the book of Numbers in the first question, and I forgot about taking God’s name in vain and committing adultery in the eighth. I also over did it on question nine because I thought the Golden Rule could be found in Mark, too. I may not be a “Walking Bible” like Jack Van Impe (who says he has logged over 70,000 hours of Bible study), but at least I’m not Biblically illiterate.


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