11-18-2013 The Religion Trivia Challenge   2 comments

Since I went into something of a religious kick yesterday I thought I’d continue along in the same vein today. I find it odd that so many people who claim to be religious also continuously complain about their religion. Not one particular religion but pretty much every religion collects its fair amount of criticism from its own practitioners as well as critics from other religions and of course the always ever present atheists.

This posting today is another one of my trivia challenges based fully and solely on the Bible. Believe me when I tell you I’m not an expert on the Bible. I’ve read virtually all of it at one time or another but I wasn’t seeking solace for help in maintaining my religious faith, I was just curious about what all the hoopla was about. So for those of you out there who feel that you’re a true person of faith with a fair amount of knowledge about the Bible, I’m here to challenge you today.

I’m going to increase the number of questions in this trivia challenge and instead of my regular 10 there will be 15. Let’s see how closely you’ve read and remember the information in your Bible.

1.    The name of God is not mentioned in only  one book of the Bible. Which one?

2.    If you lived as long as Methuselah, what age would you live to?

3.    According to the Bible, what substance was used to caulk Noah’s Ark and to seal the basket in which the infant Moses was set adrift on the Nile?

4.    What biblical Babylonian king cast Daniel into the lions den for praying to God in defiance of a Royal decree?

5.    In the Bible, which of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse rides a red horse?

6.    How many books of the Bible are named for women?

7.    In the Old Testament, who was Jezebel’s husband?

8.    In the Bible, who did the sun and moon stand before?

9.    Along what body of water is there a low-salt mountain some believe is the pillar of salt that Lot’s wife was turned into after the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah?

10.  In the Bible, who saw the handwriting on the wall?

11.  What were the names of the three wise men?

12.  How much time did Jonah spend in the belly of the whale?

13.  What language is Jesus believed to have spoke?

14.  How many locks of hair did Delilah have cut from the mighty Samson’s head to render him powerless?

15.  According to the Bible, on what day did God divide land and water?

I’m really proud of myself after scoring 10/15 on this trivia challenge. I guess some of the things I was taught during my misspent youth I actually retained. Tomorrow I’ll publish the answers with as much detail as I can give you to verify where in the Bible you can find them.  Have fun.

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2 responses to “11-18-2013 The Religion Trivia Challenge

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  1. Some of these ring a bell, but sadly, I can’t truly answer any of them, at least not without cheating. Oh well…

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