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  • 1. 

    Books of the major prophets. Not called major because of their message or quality, but rahter because of the length of the books. The prophets brough God's word which included warning of judgment, warnings and hope for the immediate future (as well as warnings and hope for the distant future), and hope in the coming Messiah.

    • A.

      Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

    • B.

      Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

    • C.

      Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

    • D.

      Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

    Correct Answer
    C. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. These books are considered the major prophets not because of the content or quality of their message, but rather because of the length of the books. The major prophets brought God's word, which included warnings of judgment, warnings and hope for the immediate and distant future, and hope in the coming Messiah.

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  • 2. 

    The law contains stories about the creation of the world, the flood, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the children of Israel in Egypt, the Exodus, and the time the children of Israel spent in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land. The books of the Law also recorded the law God gave to t he people on Mt. Sinai which laid down the regulations for sacrifice, worship, and daily living. The Law is also called the Torah.

    • A.

      Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

    • B.

      Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

    • C.

      Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

    • D.

      Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

    Correct Answer
    D. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because these are the books of the Law, also known as the Torah. These books contain stories about the creation of the world, the flood, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the children of Israel in Egypt, the Exodus, and the time the children of Israel spent in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land. They also record the law God gave to the people on Mt. Sinai, which includes regulations for sacrifice, worship, and daily living.

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  • 3. 

    The five poetry and wisdom books include hymns, proverbs, poems, and dramas. They illustrate the creative ways the people of Israel expressed themselves to God and to each other.

    • A.

      1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

    • B.

      Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

    • C.

      Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

    • D.

      Matthew, Mark. Luke, John, Acts

    Correct Answer
    B. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
    Explanation
    The answer is Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon because these books are part of the poetry and wisdom genre. They contain hymns, proverbs, poems, and reflections on life and faith. These books showcase the diverse ways in which the people of Israel expressed their thoughts, emotions, and relationship with God and each other through poetic and wise language.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the Pauline letters. These letters the apostle Paul wrote to young churches, pastors, and friends in order to guide, encourage, and correct them. Most of these letters served a specific purpose or addressed a specific question or problem.

    • A.

      Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

    • B.

      Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

    • C.

      Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts

    • D.

      1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles

    Correct Answer
    A. Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
    Explanation
    The Pauline letters are a collection of letters written by the apostle Paul to various young churches, pastors, and friends. These letters were written with the intention of guiding, encouraging, and correcting them. They address specific questions, problems, or purposes within these communities. The letters listed in the answer are all examples of Pauline letters.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the general epistles. The general epistles were addressed to the early Christians to provide guidance, encouragement through persecution, and warnings of false teachings.

    • A.

      Romans, 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians

    • B.

      Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

    • C.

      Matthew, Mark. Luke, John, Acts

    • D.

      1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

    Correct Answer
    B. Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude
    Explanation
    The general epistles, including Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude, were written to provide guidance, encouragement, and warnings to early Christians. These letters were meant to help believers navigate through persecution and protect them from false teachings. Unlike other epistles that were addressed to specific churches or individuals, the general epistles were intended for a wider audience and addressed broader issues that were relevant to all early Christians.

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  • 6. 

    This book opens with the out-flowing of the Holy Spirit and describes the missionary efforts of the early followers of Jesus as they spread the message of the gospel to Judea and Samaria. This book also records the actions of the apostle Paul as he and other courageous believers continued to spread the good news of Jesus to the Jews and Gentiles of the Roman Empire.

    • A.

      Galatians

    • B.

      Ephesians

    • C.

      Acts

    • D.

      Romans

    Correct Answer
    C. Acts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Acts. The explanation for this answer is that the description provided matches the content and theme of the book of Acts. Acts begins with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and follows the early followers of Jesus as they spread the message of the gospel to different regions, including Judea and Samaria. The book also focuses on the missionary efforts of the apostle Paul and other believers as they preach the good news to both Jews and Gentiles in the Roman Empire.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the gospels. They record the good news of God's plan for a Savior through the life, ministry, death, adn resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each writer has a particular method of style to communicate the life and message of Jesus Christ.

    • A.

      Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians

    • B.

      Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Revelation

    • C.

      Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah

    • D.

      Matthew, Mark. Luke, John

    Correct Answer
    D. Matthew, Mark. Luke, John
    Explanation
    The gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books in the Bible record the good news of God's plan for a Savior through the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each writer has a unique style and method of communicating the life and message of Jesus Christ.

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  • 8. 

    History books of the Old Testament which covers the continuous cycle of disobedience of the people of Israel.

    • A.

      Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

    • B.

      Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

    • C.

      Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

    • D.

      Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

    Correct Answer
    B. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the books from Joshua to Esther. These books cover the continuous cycle of disobedience of the people of Israel. They depict the history of Israel from the conquest of Canaan under Joshua, the period of the Judges, the establishment of the monarchy with Saul, David, and Solomon, the division of the kingdom, and the exile and return from Babylon. These books highlight the repeated pattern of the Israelites disobeying God, facing consequences, repenting, and being delivered by God's mercy and grace.

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  • 9. 

    Some of the prophets found in the "minor prophets" or "book of the twelve" in the Hebrew Bible. They are just as important as the major prophets. They are called minor because of the shorter length of the books. The minor prophets also brough God's word to the people regarding judgment and hope. Note: listed below are only three out of the twelve minor prophets, to make this question more challenging.

    • A.

      Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel

    • B.

      Philemon, Titus, 1 Timothy

    • C.

      Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Samuel

    • D.

      Joel, Amos, Habbakuk

    Correct Answer
    D. Joel, Amos, Habbakuk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Joel, Amos, Habbakuk. These three prophets are part of the "minor prophets" or "book of the twelve" in the Hebrew Bible. Although they are called "minor" prophets due to the shorter length of their books, they are just as important as the major prophets. Joel, Amos, and Habbakuk brought God's word to the people, delivering messages of judgment and hope.

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  • 10. 

    This book addressed seven churches in Asia Minor (Turkey today). It encourages believesr who are experiencing persecution. It illustrates that God is in control and that all people were created to love and worship God.

    • A.

      Philemon

    • B.

      Hebrews

    • C.

      1 Thessalonians

    • D.

      Revelation

    Correct Answer
    D. Revelation
    Explanation
    Revelation is the correct answer because it is a book in the Bible that specifically addresses seven churches in Asia Minor. It is written to encourage believers who are facing persecution and emphasizes that God is in control. The book also highlights the purpose of all people to love and worship God.

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  • 11. 

    This book of the Bible shows Jesus as the Son of God, the Word made flesh, who provides eternal life for all who believe in Him. It was written in Asia Minor.

    • A.

      Luke

    • B.

      Matthew

    • C.

      Mark

    • D.

      John

    Correct Answer
    D. John
    Explanation
    The book of John in the Bible portrays Jesus as the Son of God and emphasizes his divinity. It highlights the concept of the Word made flesh, indicating that Jesus is the embodiment of God's message to humanity. The book also emphasizes the importance of belief in Jesus for obtaining eternal life. Additionally, it is mentioned that the book of John was written in Asia Minor.

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  • 12. 

    This book of the Bible was written by Paul in Asia Minor. It warns against legalism and defends justification by faith as well as Paul's apostolic authority. It covers the fruit of the Spirit.

    • A.

      Ephesians

    • B.

      Acts

    • C.

      Romans

    • D.

      Galatians

    Correct Answer
    D. Galatians
    Explanation
    Galatians is the correct answer because it aligns with the given information. The book of Galatians was written by Paul in Asia Minor, and it addresses the issue of legalism, defending the concept of justification by faith. It also emphasizes Paul's apostolic authority. Additionally, Galatians discusses the concept of the fruit of the Spirit.

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  • 13. 

    This book was written to Hebrew believers to emphasize the superiority of Christ over the Old Covenant.

    • A.

      Romans

    • B.

      James

    • C.

      Hebrews

    • D.

      Jude

    Correct Answer
    C. Hebrews
    Explanation
    The book of Hebrews was written specifically for Hebrew believers, with the purpose of highlighting the superiority of Christ over the Old Covenant. It emphasizes how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies and rituals, and how His sacrifice on the cross surpasses the temporary sacrifices of the Old Covenant. The author compares Jesus to various figures from the Old Testament, such as Moses and the high priests, to show that Jesus is the ultimate mediator between God and humanity. The book aims to strengthen the faith of Hebrew believers and encourage them to remain steadfast in their commitment to Christ.

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  • 14. 

    This gospel was written in Rome. It shows Jesus as the suffering Son of Man sent to serve and not be served.

    • A.

      Matthew

    • B.

      Mark

    • C.

      Luke

    • D.

      John

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark
    Explanation
    Mark is the correct answer because it is widely believed that the Gospel of Mark was written in Rome. This gospel portrays Jesus as the suffering Son of Man who came to serve others rather than being served. Mark's account focuses on Jesus' actions and miracles, highlighting his humility and selflessness. The Gospel of Mark is considered one of the synoptic gospels, along with Matthew and Luke, as they share similar content and structure.

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  • 15. 

    This was an Epistle was written by Paul in a Roman prison. It encourages a slave owner (hint: his name is the name of this epistle) to forgive and receive Onesimus, a runaway slave.

    • A.

      1 Timothy

    • B.

      James

    • C.

      Jude

    • D.

      Philemon

    Correct Answer
    D. Philemon
    Explanation
    Philemon is the correct answer because it aligns with the given information. The epistle mentioned in the question was written by Paul in a Roman prison, and it specifically addresses a slave owner named Philemon. The letter encourages Philemon to forgive and receive his runaway slave, Onesimus. Therefore, Philemon is the most logical choice for the correct answer based on the provided details.

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  • 16. 

    This book is the story of a faithful foreigner. It demonstrates the kind of faithfulness, godliness, loyalty, and love that God desires for us.

    • A.

      Joshua

    • B.

      Esther

    • C.

      Ruth

    • D.

      Haggai

    Correct Answer
    C. Ruth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ruth. The given explanation aligns with the story of Ruth, as she is a foreigner who remains faithful and loyal to her mother-in-law Naomi. Ruth's story showcases her unwavering love and devotion, which is seen as an example of the kind of faithfulness and godliness that God desires from His followers.

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  • 17. 

    This gospel, written in Caesarea, shows Jesus as the Savior of the world who has compassion for all human beings. The writer of this gospel is a doctor.

    • A.

      Mark

    • B.

      Luke

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Romans

    Correct Answer
    B. Luke
    Explanation
    The given information states that the gospel was written in Caesarea and portrays Jesus as the Savior of the world with compassion for all. It also mentions that the writer of this gospel is a doctor. The gospel that aligns with these characteristics is the Gospel of Luke.

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  • 18. 

    Some of these particular books of the Bible warn against heresy and false teachers.

    • A.

      1 John, 1 Peter, James

    • B.

      Hebrews, 3 John, Mark

    • C.

      Jude, 2 John, 2 Peter

    • D.

      Luke, John, Acts

    Correct Answer
    C. Jude, 2 John, 2 Peter
    Explanation
    Jude, 2 John, and 2 Peter are the correct answers because these books specifically address the issue of heresy and false teachers. Jude warns against false teachers who have infiltrated the church and promotes the importance of standing firm in the faith. 2 John warns against deceivers and emphasizes the need to abide in the teachings of Christ. 2 Peter warns against false prophets and teaches about the consequences they will face. These books serve as a cautionary reminder to believers to be discerning and vigilant against false teachings.

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  • 19. 

    This epistle was written in Ephesus, to address division and immorality in a certain church and to encourage the church members to love each other.

    • A.

      Ephesians

    • B.

      Acts

    • C.

      Matthew

    • D.

      1 Corinthians

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 Corinthians
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because the book of 1 Corinthians was written by the apostle Paul to address division and immorality in the church of Corinth. The letter encourages the church members to love one another and provides instructions on various issues within the church. The book covers topics such as spiritual gifts, the importance of unity, and the resurrection of Jesus.

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  • 20. 

    This minor prophet urged the people to complete rebuilding the Temple. It was written in Judah in c. 530 BC. The danger of economic inflation is one of the topics covered in this book. Unlike the experience of most prophets, his words found a response and the peple did what he said. His universal importance is in showing that true security is found only when we put God's wishes first.

    • A.

      Zechariah

    • B.

      Malachi

    • C.

      Matthew

    • D.

      Haggai

    Correct Answer
    D. Haggai
    Explanation
    Haggai is the correct answer because he was a minor prophet who urged the people to complete the rebuilding of the Temple. His book was written in Judah around 530 BC. One of the topics covered in his book is the danger of economic inflation. Unlike many other prophets, Haggai's words found a response and the people actually did what he said. His universal importance lies in the lesson that true security is only found when we prioritize God's wishes.

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  • 21. 

    This prophet was in Babylon and had apocalyptic visions.

    • A.

      Isaiah

    • B.

      Daniel

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Jonah

    Correct Answer
    B. Daniel
    Explanation
    Daniel is the correct answer because he was a prophet who lived in Babylon during the time of the Babylonian exile. He had several apocalyptic visions, including the famous vision of the four beasts and the vision of the seventy weeks. These visions revealed future events and the coming of the Messiah. Daniel's prophecies and visions are recorded in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament.

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  • 22. 

    Who physically wrote the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy?

    • A.

      Joshua

    • B.

      Ruth

    • C.

      Caleb

    • D.

      Moses

    Correct Answer
    D. Moses
    Explanation
    Moses is the correct answer because according to biblical tradition, he is believed to have written the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books are collectively known as the Pentateuch or the Torah, and they are considered to be the foundational texts of Judaism. Moses is depicted as the leader of the Israelites during their liberation from Egypt and their journey to the Promised Land. He is also believed to have received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai.

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  • 23. 

    Identify the warriors in the Old Testament.

    • A.

      Joshua, David, Gideon, Samson

    • B.

      Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

    • C.

      Haggai, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel

    • D.

      Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Obadiah

    Correct Answer
    A. Joshua, David, Gideon, Samson
    Explanation
    The warriors mentioned in the Old Testament are Joshua, David, Gideon, and Samson. These individuals are known for their bravery and military leadership in various biblical stories. Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land, David defeated Goliath and became the king of Israel, Gideon defeated the Midianites with a small army, and Samson was a strong judge who fought against the Philistines. These warriors played significant roles in the history of the Israelites and are often remembered for their courage and faith.

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  • 24. 

    This book of the Bible was recorded by Moses. It discusses law and sacrifice. Topics covered include: festivals, clean and unclean, food laws, and diseases.

    • A.

      Numbers

    • B.

      Leviticus

    • C.

      Judges

    • D.

      Lamentations

    Correct Answer
    B. Leviticus
    Explanation
    Leviticus is the correct answer because it is a book in the Bible that was recorded by Moses. It primarily focuses on law and sacrifice, covering topics such as festivals, clean and unclean practices, food laws, and diseases. The book provides detailed instructions and regulations for the Israelites in their religious practices and rituals.

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  • 25. 

    This has been called the "Jewish Gospel" because it shows particular interest in the concerns of Jewish Christians. More than in the other Gospels, the stress is on Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Jesus, who is the Messiah long expected by the Jews. This book includes the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's prayer, the beatitudes, the great commission, and the parable of the sower.

    • A.

      Mark

    • B.

      John

    • C.

      Acts

    • D.

      Matthew

    Correct Answer
    D. Matthew
    Explanation
    Matthew is the correct answer because the explanation states that this book shows a particular interest in the concerns of Jewish Christians. It emphasizes Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Jesus, who is the long expected Messiah by the Jews. Additionally, it mentions that Matthew includes important teachings such as the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's prayer, the beatitudes, the great commission, and the parable of the sower.

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  • 26. 

    This prophet tackles a question which has troubled people throughout history. How can God allow wicked people to prosper?

    • A.

      Haggai

    • B.

      Zephaniah

    • C.

      Nahum

    • D.

      Habbakuk

    Correct Answer
    D. Habbakuk
    Explanation
    Habbakuk addresses the question of why God allows wicked people to prosper, which has been a source of confusion and concern for many individuals throughout history. The book explores the prophet's dialogue with God, seeking understanding and justice. Through this dialogue, Habbakuk gains insight into God's plans and purposes, ultimately finding solace and trust in God's sovereignty and justice.

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  • 27. 

    This prophet's name means "messenger."

    • A.

      Habbakuk

    • B.

      Nahum

    • C.

      Micah

    • D.

      Malachi

    Correct Answer
    D. Malachi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Malachi because Malachi means "messenger" in Hebrew. Malachi was a prophet in the Hebrew Bible who delivered messages from God to the people of Israel. His name reflects his role as a messenger of God's word.

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  • 28. 

    This prophet was at work during Jeremiah's early years. His prophecies probably date from the early part of King Josiah's reign, before that king's great religious reforms took place.

    • A.

      Haggai

    • B.

      Malachi

    • C.

      Isaiah

    • D.

      Zephaniah

    Correct Answer
    D. Zephaniah
    Explanation
    Zephaniah was a prophet who lived during the early years of Jeremiah's ministry. His prophecies likely occurred before King Josiah implemented significant religious reforms. This explanation suggests that Zephaniah's prophecies predated the reforms, indicating that he was active during that time period.

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  • 29. 

    This gospel shows Jesus' genealogy through Mary.

    • A.

      Luke

    • B.

      John

    • C.

      Matthew

    • D.

      Acts

    Correct Answer
    A. Luke
    Explanation
    Luke is the correct answer because the Gospel of Luke is the only gospel that includes a genealogy of Jesus, tracing it through Mary's lineage. In Luke 3:23-38, the genealogy is presented, starting with Jesus and going all the way back to Adam. This genealogy highlights Jesus' connection to humanity and emphasizes his role as the Savior of all people. The other gospels, such as Matthew, also include genealogies of Jesus, but they trace it through Joseph's lineage.

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  • 30. 

    This gospel of the Bible covers the following topics:1.) Jesus is the Light of the World2.) Jesus is the Bread of Life3.) Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life4.) Jesus is the True Vine5.) Jesus is the I Am6.) Jesus is the Word of God

    • A.

      Mark

    • B.

      Colossians

    • C.

      Luke

    • D.

      John

    Correct Answer
    D. John
    Explanation
    The correct answer is John because the Gospel of John specifically covers the topics mentioned in the question. In the book of John, Jesus is referred to as the Light of the World, the Bread of Life, the Resurrection and the Life, the True Vine, the I Am, and the Word of God. Mark, Colossians, and Luke do not focus on these specific topics as extensively as the Gospel of John does.

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  • 31. 

    The story of God's most reluctant messenger who had to learn that God's mercy is not restricted to Israel.

    • A.

      Noah

    • B.

      Joshua

    • C.

      Jude

    • D.

      Jonah

    Correct Answer
    D. Jonah
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jonah. The story of Jonah is about a prophet who initially resists God's command to go to the city of Nineveh and deliver a message of repentance. Jonah tries to escape God's call by boarding a ship, but ends up being swallowed by a great fish. After three days and nights in the fish's belly, Jonah repents and agrees to fulfill God's command. He goes to Nineveh and delivers the message, leading to the city's repentance and God's mercy being extended to them. This story highlights the lesson that God's mercy is not limited to a specific group or nation.

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  • 32. 

    This Old Testament book of the Bible talks about God pouring His Spirit on all His people.

    • A.

      Joel

    • B.

      Ruth

    • C.

      Joshua

    • D.

      Jonah

    Correct Answer
    A. Joel
    Explanation
    The book of Joel in the Old Testament discusses the prophecy of God pouring out His Spirit on all His people. It emphasizes the importance of repentance and turning back to God, as well as the future restoration and blessings that will come from this outpouring of the Spirit. The book also speaks about the Day of the Lord and the judgment that will come upon those who reject God. Overall, Joel highlights the significance of God's Spirit and the need for His people to seek Him wholeheartedly.

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  • 33. 

    This is the shortest book in the Old Testament. A prophecy against the Edomites. This nation, who lived to the south-east of Judah in the area where the city of Petra was later built, had taken advantage of Jerusalem's misfortune and plundered it at the time when it fell to the Babylonians (586 BC).

    • A.

      Amos

    • B.

      Joel

    • C.

      Obadiah

    • D.

      Micah

    Correct Answer
    C. Obadiah
    Explanation
    Obadiah is the correct answer because it is the shortest book in the Old Testament. The book is a prophecy against the Edomites, a nation that had plundered Jerusalem when it fell to the Babylonians. The Edomites lived to the south-east of Judah, in the area where Petra was later built. The book of Obadiah addresses the judgment and downfall of Edom due to their actions against Jerusalem.

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  • 34. 

    This Old Testament book prophesies a King from Bethlehem.

    • A.

      Nahum

    • B.

      Micah

    • C.

      Habbakuk

    • D.

      Daniel

    Correct Answer
    B. Micah
    Explanation
    Micah is the correct answer because the book of Micah in the Old Testament prophesies about a future King who will come from Bethlehem. In Micah 5:2, it is specifically mentioned that "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel." This prophecy is often associated with the birth of Jesus Christ, who was indeed born in Bethlehem and is considered the King of Kings.

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  • 35. 

    This book of the Bible talks about the Israelite invasion of Canaan and the Battle of Jericho. Some of the main characters include Caleb and Rahab.

    • A.

      Ruth

    • B.

      Numbers

    • C.

      Judges

    • D.

      Joshua

    Correct Answer
    D. Joshua
    Explanation
    The book of Joshua is the correct answer because it specifically talks about the Israelite invasion of Canaan and the Battle of Jericho. It also mentions the main characters Caleb and Rahab, who played important roles in the events described in the book. Ruth, Numbers, and Judges do not focus on these particular events or characters, making Joshua the most appropriate choice.

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  • 36. 

    The title of this book means departure. It discusses God's rescue mission of the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses. Topics include: Passover and the Red Sea.

    • A.

      Deuteronomy

    • B.

      Exodus

    • C.

      Lamentations

    • D.

      Ecclesiastes

    Correct Answer
    B. Exodus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Exodus. This book discusses the departure of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses. It focuses on God's rescue mission and includes topics such as the Passover and the crossing of the Red Sea.

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  • 37. 

    This book of the Bible deals with the problem of suffering. It tells of a good man who lost everything, but still believed in God.

    • A.

      Psalms

    • B.

      Proverbs

    • C.

      1 Samuel

    • D.

      Job

    Correct Answer
    D. Job
    Explanation
    The book of Job in the Bible deals with the problem of suffering. It tells the story of a good man who faced immense suffering and loss, including the death of his children and the deterioration of his health. Despite his hardships, Job remained faithful to God and questioned why he was experiencing such suffering. The book explores deep philosophical and theological questions about the nature of suffering and the role of God in human lives. Job's story ultimately teaches lessons about perseverance, faith, and the importance of trusting in God's plan, even in the face of adversity.

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  • 38. 

    A collection of sayings from Israel's Wisdom teachers. The topics are wisdom and folly, the righteous and the wicked, how to speak wisely, wealth and poverty, hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, anger, hard work and idleness. The foundation of all wisdom is fear of (respect for) God.

    • A.

      Psalms

    • B.

      1 Kings

    • C.

      Ezekiel

    • D.

      Proverbs

    Correct Answer
    D. Proverbs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Proverbs. Proverbs is a collection of sayings from Israel's wisdom teachers that cover a wide range of topics such as wisdom and folly, the righteous and the wicked, how to speak wisely, wealth and poverty, hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, anger, hard work, and idleness. It emphasizes that the foundation of all wisdom is fear of (respect for) God.

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  • 39. 

    This book ponders the timeless question: why does life seem so meaningless? Famous words "There is a time for everything" and to look for anything lasting in life is like "chasing the wind."

    • A.

      Psalms

    • B.

      Proverbs

    • C.

      Ephesians

    • D.

      Ecclesiastes

    Correct Answer
    D. Ecclesiastes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ecclesiastes because the passage mentions pondering the question of why life seems meaningless, which aligns with the themes explored in the book of Ecclesiastes. Additionally, the famous words "There is a time for everything" and the comparison of looking for lasting things in life to "chasing the wind" are both found in Ecclesiastes.

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  • 40. 

    This Jewish exile who became a great leader, returned to Jerusalem and became governor of Judea. He made it his mission to rebuild the city walls and faced much opposition.

    • A.

      Nahum

    • B.

      Habbakuk

    • C.

      Nehemiah

    • D.

      Zephaniah

    Correct Answer
    C. Nehemiah
    Explanation
    Nehemiah was a Jewish exile who became a great leader and returned to Jerusalem to become the governor of Judea. His mission was to rebuild the city walls, but he faced significant opposition in doing so.

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  • 41. 

    The time-span and setting of this book of the Bible are as follows:The return from exile was not a single event. Several journeys were made, at intervals of many years, in the reigns of different Persian emperors. This account covers the time from about 538 to 428 BC. The returning exiles found a land still inhabited by Jews who had not been taken to Babylon, mixed with other nationalities opposed to them. Jerusalem was desolate, the temple in ruins and national life at a standstill.

    • A.

      Nehemiah

    • B.

      Jude

    • C.

      Ezra

    • D.

      Numbers

    Correct Answer
    C. Ezra
    Explanation
    This book of the Bible, Ezra, covers the time period from about 538 to 428 BC, during which several journeys were made by the returning exiles from Babylon. The land they returned to was still inhabited by Jews who had not been taken to Babylon, as well as other nationalities opposed to them. The city of Jerusalem was in ruins, the temple was destroyed, and the nation was at a standstill.

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  • 42. 

    The first five books of the Bible in Greek.

    • A.

      Septuagint

    • B.

      Torah

    • C.

      Pentateuch

    • D.

      Talmud

    Correct Answer
    C. Pentateuch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pentateuch" because it refers to the first five books of the Bible, namely Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books are also known as the Torah in Hebrew and contain important narratives, laws, and teachings that form the foundation of Jewish and Christian faiths. The term "Pentateuch" is derived from the Greek word "penta," meaning five, and "teuchos," meaning scroll or book. Therefore, it accurately describes the collection of these five books in Greek.

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  • 43. 

    The main characters in this book of the Bible are: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Lot, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Esau, Rachel and Leah, Joseph and his brothers.

    • A.

      Numbers

    • B.

      Deuteronomy

    • C.

      Genesis

    • D.

      Exodus

    Correct Answer
    C. Genesis
    Explanation
    The book of Genesis is the correct answer because it is the first book of the Bible and it contains the stories of the main characters mentioned in the question. It starts with the creation of the world and goes on to describe the lives of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, and many others. Genesis also includes the stories of Jacob and his sons, including Joseph, whose story is one of the most well-known in the Bible.

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  • 44. 

    The story of the Israelites during almost forty years living as nomads in the Sinai peninsula, after their escape from Egypt. The title comes from the two censuses recorded in the book. Topics cover: Balaam and his donkey, Joshua chosen to lead, challenge to the leadership of Moses and Aaron, plague of poisonous snakes, Miriam punished, twelve spies and their report, and complaints and disobedience. The message of this book: God is very patient, but He will punish the disobedient who do not turn from their ways.

    • A.

      Leviticus

    • B.

      Numbers

    • C.

      Deuteronomy

    • D.

      Exodus

    Correct Answer
    B. Numbers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Numbers because the given description mentions that the story of the Israelites during their time as nomads in the Sinai peninsula is recorded in this book. It also mentions that the title comes from the two censuses recorded in the book, which is a prominent feature of the book of Numbers. Additionally, the topics mentioned, such as Balaam and his donkey, Joshua being chosen to lead, and the twelve spies and their report, are all events that are documented in the book of Numbers.

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  • 45. 

    Main theme and message of this book of the Bible: The Israelites did not carry out God's instructions to drive out all the tribes occupying the land. Some stayed, and in consequence the Israelites began to worship the local gods. They became divided and weak, an easy prey to attack. Their faith no longer held the scattered tribes together. But even though they had broken their promise to God, when they turned to Him in desperation, He came to the rescue and provided champions to set them free.

    • A.

      Exodus

    • B.

      1 Kings

    • C.

      1 Samuel

    • D.

      Judges

    Correct Answer
    D. Judges
    Explanation
    The book of Judges in the Bible highlights the main theme and message that the Israelites did not fully obey God's instructions to drive out all the tribes occupying the land, leading to consequences such as the Israelites worshiping local gods and becoming divided and weak. This book emphasizes the importance of faith and obedience, as well as the consequences of disobedience. Despite their failures, when the Israelites turned to God in desperation, He provided champions to rescue and deliver them. The book of Judges serves as a reminder of God's faithfulness and the need for the Israelites to remain faithful to Him.

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  • 46. 

    A collection of six songs, in the form of a dialogue between a young man and his bride, on the theme of their love for one another. The songs are about the wonder of physical love. Such love is God-given, and it is fitting that one book in the Bible should be devoted to it. Often, it has been interpreted as a picture of love between Christ and the church, but that is debatable.

    • A.

      Psalms

    • B.

      Proverbs

    • C.

      The Song of Songs

    • D.

      Ecclesiastes

    Correct Answer
    C. The Song of Songs
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The Song of Songs". The explanation is that The Song of Songs is a collection of six songs that depict a dialogue between a young man and his bride, celebrating their love for each other. These songs focus on the wonder and beauty of physical love, which is seen as a gift from God. While some interpret this book as a metaphor for the love between Christ and the church, it is a subject of debate.

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  • 47. 

    This book of the Bible consists of five poems. The first four are written as acrostics on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. They express the people's anguish at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. Their writer seems to have witnessed the city's fall in 586 BC and to be one of those who stayed on in poverty and ruin when the exiles had gone to Babylon. Yet there is, still a ray of hope, when the writer puts his faith in God's unfailing mercy.

    • A.

      Ezra

    • B.

      Ezekiel

    • C.

      Nahum

    • D.

      Lamentations

    Correct Answer
    D. Lamentations
    Explanation
    Lamentations is the correct answer because it is a book of the Bible that consists of five poems. The first four poems are written as acrostics on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet and express the people's anguish at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. The writer of Lamentations is believed to have witnessed the city's fall in 586 BC and to be one of those who stayed on in poverty and ruin when the exiles had gone to Babylon. Despite the despair, there is still a ray of hope as the writer puts his faith in God's unfailing mercy.

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  • 48. 

    This prophet was very unpopular and he suffered from depression. The chief message is one of coming judgement: it is no use claiming God's promises of protection while continuing in sin and idolatry. This prophet is concerned with personal faith and repentance. His own prayers reveal his personality more fully than the other prophets.

    • A.

      Ezekiel

    • B.

      Daniel

    • C.

      Isaiah

    • D.

      Jeremiah

    Correct Answer
    D. Jeremiah
    Explanation
    Jeremiah is the correct answer because the description provided matches his life and message. Jeremiah was indeed unpopular and suffered from depression due to the rejection and persecution he faced. His main message was about the impending judgment of God on the people of Judah for their sins and idolatry. He emphasized the need for personal faith and repentance. Jeremiah's prayers and personal struggles are well-documented in the book of Jeremiah, which reveals his personality more fully compared to other prophets.

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  • 49. 

    This prophet voices God's deep and intimate love for unfaithful Israel, His sadness at the people's rejection, and His longing for the people to return to Him and enjoy His blessing. The prophecies are mainly about judgement, but they are expressed in terms of enduring love and concern. The people were turning back to the Canaanite fertility religion of the Baals (nature gods). The corruption of Israel's religious and civil life made the nation's overthrow inevitable.

    • A.

      Hosea

    • B.

      Nahum

    • C.

      Habbakuk

    • D.

      Isaiah

    Correct Answer
    A. Hosea
    Explanation
    Hosea is the correct answer because the explanation provided matches the content of the book of Hosea. The prophet Hosea speaks on behalf of God, expressing His deep love for Israel despite their unfaithfulness. Hosea also conveys God's sadness at the people's rejection and His longing for them to return to Him. The prophecies in the book mainly focus on judgement, but they are communicated through the language of enduring love and concern. The book of Hosea also addresses the issue of Israel turning away from God and indulging in the worship of other gods, specifically the Canaanite fertility religion of the Baals. The corruption of Israel's religious and civil life ultimately leads to the nation's downfall.

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  • 50. 

    This prophet prophesied the Messiah, saying He will be called Immanuel "God with us" and Everlasting Father.

    • A.

      Malachi

    • B.

      Zedekiah

    • C.

      Isaiah

    • D.

      Ezekiel

    Correct Answer
    C. Isaiah
    Explanation
    Isaiah is the correct answer because he prophesied about the coming of the Messiah and referred to him as Immanuel, which means "God with us." Isaiah also referred to the Messiah as the Everlasting Father, indicating his eternal nature and divine identity. This prophecy is found in Isaiah 7:14 and highlights the belief in the incarnation of God through Jesus Christ.

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