Test your New Testament knowledge

Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Charlie Phillips » 23 May 2011, 23:42

zender wrote:E. Charley the Bummer didn't make the cut.


I'm just trying to hold up the bar here. Don't call me a theologican.
"Why do you want gas? It's hot. You can have cold showers" ~gas delivery man height of summer, 2010.

"Why you wear so many clothes? You are foreigner. Foreign countries are cold." buxiban owner, depth of winter 2011.
Forumosan avatar
Charlie Phillips
Mahjong Maniac (májiàng mí)
Mahjong Maniac (májiàng mí)
 
Posts: 2153
Joined: 21 Nov 2005, 14:53
Location: Woods by name but now a city
88 Recommends(s)
167 Recognized(s)
In Taiwan since: 23 Mar 2003



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Dynaflow » 24 May 2011, 00:02

Hey! I've just put an asterisk next to all my answers. Can't wait to see what my score is!

1. What form did the Holy Spirit appear as when Jesus was baptized?
A. lion
B. eagle
C. dove *
D. griffin

2. Who was the prophetess who lived in the temple as a widow for 84 years before she recognized Jesus as the messiah?
A. Sara*
B. Anna
C. Rachel
D. Divea

3. Who saw the vision recorded in Revelation?
A. John *
B. Paul
C. George
D. Ringo

4. How many separate cases are there of Jesus healing blind people? (not total blind people healed)
A. 1 or 2 *
B. 3 or 4
C. 5 or 6
D. 7 or 8

5. As Jesus passed through Gennesaret, all those who touch his _______ were healed.
A. feet
B. hand
C. clothes *
D. donkey

6. What was the first miracle performed by Jesus?
A. Raising Lazarus from the dead
B. Healing 10 lepers on the border of Samaria and Galilee
C. Changing water to wine *
D. Multiplication of fish and bread

7. On how many occasions does Jesus call a dead person back to life? (Excluding himself)
A. 2 *
B. 3
C. 4
D. 6

8. Who was the apostle Jesus loved?
A. John *
B. Phillip
C. Peter
D. Jimi

9. According to Revelation, the streets of New Jerusalem are made of what?
A. asphalt
B. diamonds
C. gold *
D. frankincense and myrrh

10. According to Revelation, heaven is
A. 1500 miles cubed *
B. a perfect circle
C. full of beautiful virgins
D. hard to get to if you're a camel or a rich man

And sorry to tell ya this, but it ain't heaven that is 1500 miles cubed, it's the New Jerusalem.
Go the All Blacks!
Forumosan avatar
Dynaflow
Càiniǎo
Càiniǎo
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 02 Mar 2010, 17:18
Location: Taipei County



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Fortigurn » 24 May 2011, 01:32

Good quiz zender. My answers.

1. What form did the Holy Spirit appear as when Jesus was baptized?
A. lion
B. eagle
C. dove *
D. griffin

2. Who was the prophetess who lived in the temple as a widow for 84 years before she recognized Jesus as the messiah?
A. Sara
B. Anna *
C. Rachel
D. Divea

3. Who saw the vision recorded in Revelation?
A. John *
B. Paul
C. George
D. Ringo

4. How many separate cases are there of Jesus healing blind people? (not total blind people healed)
A. 1 or 2
B. 3 or 4 * [this is difficult because it raises the synoptic problem, but one valid interpretation would be Matthew's two blind men after Jesus raised Jairus' daughter, Matthew's blind and mute man, Matthew's two blind men near Jericho/Mark's blind man near Jericho, and Mark's man at Bethsaida/John's blind man who is thrown out of the synagogue; this makes 4]
C. 5 or 6
D. 7 or 8

5. As Jesus passed through Gennesaret, all those who touch his _______ were healed.
A. feet
B. hand
C. clothes * [actually the hem of his tunic]
D. donkey

6. What was the first miracle performed by Jesus?
A. Raising Lazarus from the dead
B. Healing 10 lepers on the border of Samaria and Galilee
C. Changing water to wine * [at the wedding in Cana]
D. Multiplication of fish and bread

7. On how many occasions does Jesus call a dead person back to life? (Excluding himself) [Jesus didn't bring himself back to life]
A. 2
B. 3 * [the widow of Nain's son, Jairus' daughter, and Lazarus]
C. 4
D. 6

8. Who was the apostle Jesus loved?
A. John *
B. Phillip
C. Peter
D. Jimi

9. According to Revelation, the streets of New Jerusalem are made of what?
A. asphalt
B. diamonds
C. gold *
D. frankincense and myrrh

10. According to Revelation, heaven is
A. 1500 miles cubed * [this isn't actually heaven, it's the 'New Jerusalem', also described as the 'bride of Christ']
B. a perfect circle
C. full of beautiful virgins
D. hard to get to if you're a camel or a rich man
Hiking gear.
________________________
一閃一閃亮晶晶晶晶 我的項鍊到底在哪裡 滿天都是小星星星星 我要瞬間變成大明星!
一閃一閃眨眨眼眼眼 氣球飛來飛去的樂園 比太陽還耀眼眼眼眼 鑽石都讓到一邊!
我就是shining shining 大小姐 快大聲喊一遍! 我就是shining shining 大小姐 加滿元氣衝上天!
Forumosan avatar
Fortigurn
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
 
Posts: 4853
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 16 Jan 2004, 17:59
Location: Wanfang
13 Recommends(s)
33 Recognized(s)



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Paulinator » 24 May 2011, 02:34

This is great stuff! I love questions about things I read. When I first saw this thread i thought there'd be a spin, but to my happiness this was a fun quiz game! I bet none of you know who beat the steam shovel with just his bare hands?
A) Jesse Jackson
B) Zeus
C) John Henry
D) Henry Fonda
E) Duncan Sheik
Did I do that?
Forumosan avatar
Paulinator
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 16
Joined: 19 May 2011, 13:53



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Fortigurn » 24 May 2011, 08:11

Paulinator wrote:This is great stuff! I love questions about things I read. When I first saw this thread i thought there'd be a spin, but to my happiness this was a fun quiz game! I bet none of you know who beat the steam shovel with just his bare hands?
A) Jesse Jackson
B) Zeus
C) John Henry
D) Henry Fonda
E) Duncan Sheik


John Henry. That was a bit of an easy one.
Hiking gear.
________________________
一閃一閃亮晶晶晶晶 我的項鍊到底在哪裡 滿天都是小星星星星 我要瞬間變成大明星!
一閃一閃眨眨眼眼眼 氣球飛來飛去的樂園 比太陽還耀眼眼眼眼 鑽石都讓到一邊!
我就是shining shining 大小姐 快大聲喊一遍! 我就是shining shining 大小姐 加滿元氣衝上天!
Forumosan avatar
Fortigurn
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
 
Posts: 4853
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 16 Jan 2004, 17:59
Location: Wanfang
13 Recommends(s)
33 Recognized(s)



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby zender » 24 May 2011, 08:58

I feel rather than holdin' up the bar, Charliephillips is lowering the bar. :neutral:

Dynaflow, you did very well. Yes, no, yes, no, yes, yes, no, yes, yes, yes.

Fortigurn did even better. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. (That's ten)

Good catch on the Heaven vs. New Jerusalem. So, New Jerusaelm descended from heaven. Revelation 21:


1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

So New Jerusalem is like a bride for Jesus?

Then Rev 21 talks about the bad people and what happens to them.

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

I'm assuming that is a description of hell; not the New New York.

Then more description of New Jerusalem, which was measured with a golden reed.


9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

18 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.

19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.


Wow! There is a lot in Rev 21! The detail is amazing! I like the way King James has "shewed" for showed. I'm not sure who (verse 15) "he that talked with me" is, but it seems to be the measurer with the golden reed. It is lower case "he", so is it an angel? :ponder:

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/boo ... 1&verse=15

OK I messed up the heaven part. To attone, I'll add these questions about heaven.

11. In Revelation, how many wings do each of the four praising beasts in heaven have?
A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 12

And

12. In heaven, how many elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him, and cast their crowns before the throne?
A. Four score and seven
B. Twelve
C. Six and thirty
D. Four and twenty
zender
Presidential Advisor (zǒng tǒng gù wèn)
Presidential Advisor (zǒng tǒng gù wèn)
 
Posts: 3120
Joined: 26 May 2005, 19:10
Location: In front of my computer
85 Recommends(s)
123 Recognized(s)



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Fortigurn » 24 May 2011, 13:49

zender wrote:Fortigurn did even better. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. (That's ten)


Wow, that's good; I was expecting to get at least one wrong. The question about the blind men is easily the most difficult; with regard to the resurrections, people tend to forget about the son of the widow of Nain.

So New Jerusalem is like a bride for Jesus?


It's an image for the faithful, who are referred to collectively as the bride of Christ.

I'm assuming that is a description of hell; not the New New York.


Nope, not a description of hell; on the contrary, both hell and death are cast into the lake of fire. It's a metaphor for absolute destruction.

[b]Wow! There is a lot in Rev 21! The detail is amazing!


It borrows heavily from the temple imagery in Ezekiel 40-48, an exilic prophecy about the return of the Jews from Babylon. The symbolism in Revelation 21 is dependent on Old Testament symbolism; note the multiples of twelve and seven for example, and references to the twelve tribes.

I like the way King James has "shewed" for showed. I'm not sure who (verse 15) "he that talked with me" is, but it seems to be the measurer with the golden reed. It is lower case "he", so is it an angel?[/b] :ponder:


The case won't help, but yes it's an angel (see verse 9).

OK I messed up the heaven part. To attone, I'll add these questions about heaven.

11. In Revelation, how many wings do each of the four praising beasts in heaven have?
A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 12


Six. They're cherubim; see the cherubim referred to in the construction of the Tabernacle in Exodus, the construction of the Temple in 1 Kings, and the cherubim in the divine throne room in Ezekiel's prophecy (the throne room scene in Revelation 4 is based on the throne room scenes in Ezekiel 1 and 10).

And

12. In heaven, how many elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him, and cast their crowns before the throne?
A. Four score and seven
B. Twelve
C. Six and thirty
D. Four and twenty


Four and twenty; twelve times the twelve tribes.
Hiking gear.
________________________
一閃一閃亮晶晶晶晶 我的項鍊到底在哪裡 滿天都是小星星星星 我要瞬間變成大明星!
一閃一閃眨眨眼眼眼 氣球飛來飛去的樂園 比太陽還耀眼眼眼眼 鑽石都讓到一邊!
我就是shining shining 大小姐 快大聲喊一遍! 我就是shining shining 大小姐 加滿元氣衝上天!
Forumosan avatar
Fortigurn
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
 
Posts: 4853
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 16 Jan 2004, 17:59
Location: Wanfang
13 Recommends(s)
33 Recognized(s)



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby MikeN » 26 May 2011, 18:07

I got 7- missed on the blind, the dead, and the prophetess.
MikeN
KTV Is My Life (jiùshì ài chàng KTV)
KTV Is My Life (jiùshì ài chàng KTV)
 
Posts: 2675
Joined: 16 Nov 2003, 14:12
43 Recognized(s)



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby zender » 26 May 2011, 19:15

Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Fortigurn, I'm a little confused about whether the things with six wings in heaven were really cherubim or something more beastly. When I think of cherubs, I think of little, pink-cheeked babies-with-wings. King James (above) calls them beasts.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se ... ersion=KJV
-----------------------------------------
OK. Which of the following is from the New Testament:

A: Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
B: And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as of lions.
C:And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.
D: In those days as well as later when the sons of the gods had intercourse with the daughters of mortals and children were born to them, the Nephilim were on the earth; they were the heroes of old, people of renown.
zender
Presidential Advisor (zǒng tǒng gù wèn)
Presidential Advisor (zǒng tǒng gù wèn)
 
Posts: 3120
Joined: 26 May 2005, 19:10
Location: In front of my computer
85 Recommends(s)
123 Recognized(s)



Re: Test your New Testament knowledge

Postby Fortigurn » 26 May 2011, 19:27

zender wrote:Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Fortigurn, I'm a little confused about whether the things with six wings in heaven were really cherubim or something more beastly. When I think of cherubs, I think of little, pink-cheeked babies-with-wings. King James (above) calls them beasts.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se ... ersion=KJV


They're cherubim; forget the KJV's 'beasts' (archaic English which didn't mean to the 1611 editors what it sounds like to us), the Greek is 'living creatures', same kind of terminology as is used in Ezekiel ('living beings', Ezekiel 1:5). Forget also the depictions of cherubs to which you refer (actually mis-named Renaissance putti); they have nothing to do with Ancient Near East cherubim, which look like this.
Hiking gear.
________________________
一閃一閃亮晶晶晶晶 我的項鍊到底在哪裡 滿天都是小星星星星 我要瞬間變成大明星!
一閃一閃眨眨眼眼眼 氣球飛來飛去的樂園 比太陽還耀眼眼眼眼 鑽石都讓到一邊!
我就是shining shining 大小姐 快大聲喊一遍! 我就是shining shining 大小姐 加滿元氣衝上天!
Forumosan avatar
Fortigurn
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
 
Posts: 4853
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 16 Jan 2004, 17:59
Location: Wanfang
13 Recommends(s)
33 Recognized(s)



FRIENDLY REMINDER
   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.
PreviousNext




Proceed to Religion & Spirituality



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 1 visitor

Expect an early death - it will keep you busier -- MARTIN H FISCHER