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BIBLE TRIVIA V

41) What Phoenician princess convinced King Ahab to abandon the worship of Yahweh?


Jezebel was a Phoenician princess who convinced her husband, King Ahab of Israel, to abandon the worship of Yahweh and instead worship Baal and Asherah. Jezebel persecuted the prophets of Yahweh and fabricated evidence of blasphemy against an innocent landowner who refused to sell his property to Ahab, causing the landowner to be executed. For these transgressions against the God of Israel, Jezebel met a gruesome death. She was thrown out of a window by members of her own retinue, and her corpse was eaten by dogs.

42) What is the whole duty of man?


ECCLESIASTES 12:13: "Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."

43) What did Rizpah do on the rock of Gibeah for five months?


2 SAMUEL 21:8-10: "But the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Aiah's daughter Rizpah, whom she had borne to Saul, together with the five sons of Saul's daughter Merab, whom she had borne to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite. He handed them over to the Gibeonites, who killed them and exposed their bodies on a hill before the Lord. All seven of them fell together; they were put to death during the first days of the harvest, just as the barley harvest was beginning. Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds touch them by day or the wild animals by night."

44) Who asked for John the Baptist's head on a platter?


MARK 6:22-25: "When Salome, the daughter of Herodias, came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, 'Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you.' And he promised her with an oath, 'Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.' She went out and said to her mother, 'What shall I ask for?' 'The head of John the Baptist,' she answered. At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: 'I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.'"

45) On what day did the Holy Spirit descend on the apostles in the form of tongues of fire?


ACTS 2:1-4: "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them."

46) Who was Zipporah?


Zipporah was a Midianite woman who became the wife of Moses and bore him two sons.

47) What was the first of the ten plagues of Egypt?


EXODUS 7: 14-17: "Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Pharaoh's heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go. Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the river. Confront him on the bank of the Nile, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake. Then say to him, 'The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened. This is what the Lord says: By this you will know that I am the Lord: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.'"

48) Who is the second most mentioned man in the Bible?


Kind David is mentioned 1,118 times in the Bible, making him the second most mentioned man behind only Jesus.

49) What queen heard of Solomon's wisdom from a far-off land and traveled to Jerusalem to meet him?


When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's wisdom, she came to Jerusalem to test him. After many hard questions, all of which Solomon answered, she left satisfied. Most scholars agree that Sheba was the South Arabian kingdom of Saba, centered around the oasis of Marib, in present-day Yemen.

50) What did God change Jacob's name to?


GENESIS 32:28: "Then the man said, 'Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.'"


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