11-19-2013 Religion Trivia Challenge – Answers   2 comments

Well, how do you think you’ve scored?  I found that I remembered the individual stories well enough but wasn’t too sharp with the small details.  When I was a youngster my mother purchased a series of paperback pamphlets from the Catholic church (Who else?).  Each pamphlet offered up a story from the Bible written specifically for young adults and kids.  It’s nice to see that I finally found a use for all that knowledge all these years later.  Here are the promised answers to the quiz.

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1.   The book of Esther.

2.   According to Genesis 5:27, you would be 969 years old.

3.    Pitch, or natural asphalt. This way

4.    Darius the Mede (Book of Daniel, Chapter 6)

5.    War (Book of Revelations)

6.    To, Ruth and Esther.

7.    Ahab, King of Israel (I Kings 16:28-31)

8.    Joshua. The passages in Joshua 10:12-13.

9.    The Dead Sea – which is known for it’s high salt content. The Arabs call it the sea of Lot; the Israelis, the Salt Sea.

10.   The Babylonian king Belshazzar (Daniel5:1-5)

11.   Balthazar, Caspar and Melchior.

12.   Three days and three nights.

13.   Aramaic – an ancient language in use on the North Arabian Peninsula at the time of Christ. A modern version of the languages spoken today in Syria and among Assyrians in Azerbaijan.

14.   Seven according to the Bible (Judges 16:19).

15.   On the third day (Genesis 1:9).

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There you have it.  I’ve already started work on a Food Trivia Challenge  which will be posted within the next week or so.

2 responses to “11-19-2013 Religion Trivia Challenge – Answers

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  1. Well, I’m 14/15 on this one, since it’s taken from the Original Book they school us very well on. Revolutions (sp?), never read that one. I think it’s like, some guy’s bad dream, right?
    This did make me wonder about the meaning behind the name ‘Esther’. The Hebrew/Aramaic root means ‘I will hide’ Hmm.. gotta look it up/JS

    • 14/15 is pretty damn impressive. I dated an Esther years ago and I’m still a little nervous about mentioning her name. She was kind of like “Candyman”. Say her name too many times and she might just appear. She was one of my spookier relationships that lasted a total of one bizarre night.

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