12/21/2022 “Pre-Christmas Bible Studies”   Leave a comment


With Christmas just a few days away the amount of media cheer has left me wondering. Over the years my disregard for organized religion has been consistent. I just don’t understand that people who consider themselves religious never complain about the bastardization of their holidays. I may not be religious, but the vast majority of Americans apparently are. Why so quiet? Why no outrage? I just don’t understand. I’ve made a point of learning as much as I could about most of the world’s religions and I’ve read all of their sacred documents. I felt it only right that if I were going to criticize a thing, I should know what the hell I’m talking about. I fear that is not the case for most people. As I’ve read my way through volumes of writings, I’ve also stumbled onto a lot of things I never knew and a lot I could have done without knowing. Let’s see how much of the following information you’ve ever heard before. That’s right, it’s a pre-Christmas POP Quiz.

  • The name of God is not mentioned in only one book of the Bible. Which one? The Book of Esther
  • What kind of wood was used to make Noah’s Ark? Gopher wood, according to Genesis 6:14
  • How much time did Jonah spend in the belly of the whale? Three days and three nights.
  • What day of the week is the Sabbath for Muslims? Friday
  • How old was Moses when he died? 120 years, according to the Bible (Deuteronomy 34:7)

  • In the Bible, which of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rides a red horse? War (Book of Revelations)
  • In the Bible, who did the sun and moon’s stand still before? Joshua. The passages in Joshua 10:12-13
  • According to early Christian theologians, how many grades of Angels are there? Nine. The hierarchy of angels, from highest ranked lowest, is seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels and angels.
  • According to the Bible, what weapons was the Philistine giant Goliath carrying when he was slain by David? A sword and a spear, according to I Samuel 17:45.
  • What is the meaning of orbium phonographicorum theca, one of the words the Vatican has added to the Latin language in a bid to keep it up to date? Discotheque.

Well, after reading all of that information I think I’m really ready for Christmas. How many answers did you really and truthfully get correct? I listed most of these questions primarily for a few people that I know who claim knowledge of the Bible and quote it to me often. I’m reasonably sure none of them knew any of the answers to those questions. If they haven’t read this blog posting our next meeting is going to be really interesting when I start asking some of these questions directly to them. That would be pure unadulterated holiday fun.



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