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Q1: Who wrote the Book of James and what was his relationship to Jesus?

The Epistle of James was written by James, the brother (half) of Jesus (Matthew 13:55). There are three other persons called by this name in the New Testament. One was James, the son of Zebedee, an apostle (Matthew 10:2) and the brother of the Apostle John. Another is James, the son of Alphaeus, who was also one of the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:3). The remaining James is the father of the Apostle Judas (Luke 6:16).

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Q2: Do you know how many books are in the bible, the shortest book, the shortest chapter, the longest chapter and the shortest verse? (reference is to KJV)

There are 66 books in the bible (39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament).  Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter.  Psalm 119 is the longest chapter (176 verses).  The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35 -- "Jesus wept".

The book with the fewest verses is 2 John with only 1 chapter comprised of 13 verses (245 words total). The book with the fewest words is 3 John with 219 words.


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Q3: The movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (starring Harrison Ford) was about the search for the Ark of the Covenant which contained the stone tablets on which God had written the commandments. Was there really such an Ark?

Absolutely! The first stone tablets (Exodus 24:12) were broken by Moses (Exodus 32:19) because he was angry at the Israelites for worshipping an idol while he was on Mount Sinai. The Lord later wrote the words on a second set of tablets (Exodus 34:1) and they were placed in the Ark of the Covenant of which the construction details were dictated by God (Exodus 25:10).

For a time the ark also contained the golden pot of manna and Aaron's (Moses brother) rod (Hebrews 9:4). The ark was ordinarily kept in a room called holy of holies in the Tabernacle as the Israelites proceeded in their journeys through the wilderness. The Tabernacle was disassembled and reconstructed several times as the Israelites traveled. It was with their army (Joshua 6) at Jericho. After Solomon built the temple, it was kept there (1 Kings 8:6-9).

The ark was carried into battles (examples are Midian war - Numbers 31:6; Wall of Jericho - Joshua 6) that resulted in great victories but the ark was captured (1 Samuel 4:10-11) by the Philistines in a battle that Israel lost 30,000 soldiers. During that battle, because of the great sins (1 Samuel 2:12-17) of Hophni and Phinehas (sons of Eli the priest) the Lord caused (1 Samuel 2:34) both of them to be killed as they accompanied the ark into battle. After that battle, great pain and suffering was inflicted on the ark's captors by the Lord (1 Samuel 5) while they possessed it and the Philistines gladly returned it to Israel (1 Samuel 6) seven months later.

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Q4. What did Moses and his brother Aaron do that caused God to not allow them to go with the people of Israel to the Promised Land?

The people of Israel grumbled that they did not have enough water and so Moses and Aaron were given instructions by the Lord to cause water to flow from a rock (Numbers 20:7). God's instructions were not followed. The Lord had said to speak to the rock. Moses struck it, not once, but twice (Numbers 20:11). Also Moses did not give the praise and glory to God for this miracle (Numbers 20:10). Because of these things, the Lord would not allow Moses and Aaron to go with the people into the promised land (Numbers 20:12). This place was named Meribah meaning Rebel Waters.

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Q5. Micah was a prophet in 8th century B.C. who came from the small town of Moresheth, about twenty miles southwest of Jerusalem. What significant event for Christians does Micah 5:2 foretell?



Written hundreds of years before the event, this verse prophesies the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. The Living Bible version of this passage states "O Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are but a small Judean village, yet you will be the birthplace of my King who is alive from everlasting ages past". The word Ephrathah also refers to Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19).

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Q6. In Matthew 2nd chapter is described the travel of the Wise Men (Magi) to visit the baby Jesus in Bethlehem ... bearing gifts. How many Wise Men does the Bible say there were?


Contrary to popular belief and as seen in many Sunday School plays, the Bible does not mention how many Wise Men came to visit the baby Jesus ... only that they brought gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. Also the Bible does not indicate that they were kings.


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Q7. What did Moses do to make the bitter waters of Marah drinkable ?

The Lord showed Moses a piece of wood that Moses then threw into the water to make the water sweet. Exodus 15:25


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Q8. Both the 1956 movie "The Ten Commandments" starring Charlton Heston and the 1998 animated movie "The Prince of Egypt" portrayed Moses as the main spokesman in making the verbal commands to Pharaoh and speaking to the Israelites held in bondage. In reality, who did God appoint as the spokesman to help Moses? Why?


On Mount Horeb at the burning bush, God said to Moses "I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt" (Exodus 3:10). Moses had two objections to this request. First he had doubt that the people would believe him (Exodus 4:1) and secondly he told God that he lacked the eloquence for the job. "Moses said to the Lord, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." (Exodus 4:10).


Although God was angry with Moses because of his objections,
the Lord appointed Moses' brother Aaron as the spokesman. God said "He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him" (Exodus 4:16)



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Q9. One of the most spectacular scenes in the animated movie "The Prince of Egypt" was that of the Red Sea being parted so that the Israelites could safely travel to the other side. Is there another time in the Old Testament where God performed a similar miracle for the Israelites?


The Lord caused the River Jordan to stop flowing so that the Israelites could cross.
Joshua 3:13-17


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Q10.
Before Joseph died in Egypt at the age of 110, what did he make his brothers promise with an oath?

Joseph said "God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place" (
Genesis 50:25). Then 430 years later, when 600,000 Israelites left Egypt and bondage, Moses took Joseph's bones with them to fulfill the oath (Exodus 13:19). The bones were eventually buried at Shechem after the Israelites had crossed over into the promised land (Joshua 24:32).


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Q11. Of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which one had his name changed to Israel?


[Hints: He was the father of Joseph. His twelve sons were used as the basis for the twelve tribes of Israel.] Answer: At Bethal, God changed Jacob's name to Israel. (Gen. 35:10)

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Q12: The Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai were physically written on how many tablets? Was the writing on one side or both sides? Did Moses physically write the Ten Commandments?

God himself had written the commandments on both sides of two stone tablets (refer to Exodus 32:15-16) .


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Q13: The Bible tells us that Moses did not eat or drink for 40 days and nights when he was on the Mount receiving the Ten Commandments.  Was there another time that Moses went without water and food?

When Moses came down from the Mount and saw that the Israelites were sinning and worshipping a idol (molten calf) he threw the tablets down and broke them (on which the Ten Commandments were written).  He knew that God was very angry with the people and would destroy them but Moses then went another 40 days and nights without water or food and prayed that Aaron and the people not be destroyed.  (refer to Deuteronomy 9:12-29) .


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Q14. What happened when Elijah called upon the Lord ?

1Kings 18:  38-40 - Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

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Q15: The purpose of the book Proverbs is explained in what book and chapter of the Bible? According to Proverbs, what is the beginning of knowledge?

The purpose of the book of Proverbs is explained in Proverbs book 1; chapter 1.
The beginning of knowledge is the Fear of the Lord. Proverbs 1:7.

Review Proverbs 1:1-7 NLT as listed below.

1. These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel. 2. The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings. 3.Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair. 4.These proverbs will make the simpleminded clever. They will give knowledge and purpose to young people. 5-6. Let those who are wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. And let those who understand receive guidance by exploring the depth of meaning in these proverbs, parables, wise sayings, and riddles. 7. Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.


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Q16: This is a fascinating story and tells how Daniel, after learning of the king's decree to kill all the wise men (which included Daniel), asked the king for more time so he could tell the king what the dream was and what it meant. Then Daniel went home and urged his friends to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon. That night God revealed the dream and its meaning to Daniel in a vision. To reveal to a person what someone else had dreamed is a miracle. Read the whole story in chapter 2 of the book of Daniel.


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Q17: Jonah was upset and angry purely because of pride. As directed by God, he had gone to the city of Nineveh and predicted their demise in forty days because of their wickedness. But the people repented and God had mercy on them and didn't carry out the destruction as He had threatened.

This made Jonah angry because now his prophesy would not come to pass. He seemingly cared more about his prophesy being realized than the 120,000 people that would be spared the destruction. For a clearer understanding, read below - Jonah 4:1-3 (NLT)

1. This change of plans upset Jonah, and he became very angry.

2. So he complained to the LORD about it: "Didn't I say before I left home that you would do this, LORD? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you were a gracious and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. I knew how easily you could cancel your plans for destroying these people.

3. Just kill me now, LORD! I'd rather be dead than alive because nothing I predicted is going to happen.".


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Q18: King David and Bathsheba did indeed have a second son. His name was Solomon (2 Samuel 12:24) who eventually became King and wrote much of the book of Proverbs. Solomon is included in Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1:6) and this genealogy goes back to David's ancestor Abraham (the father of the Jewish race). On the other hand, Luke's Genealogy of Jesus does not include Solomon but instead includes Nathan (Luke 23:31) who was another son of David. This genealogy goes back to Adam. Some Bible scholars believe that Luke's Genealogy is that of Mary's (Mother of Jesus) side of the family and reference to Joseph as son really means son-in-law.


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Q19: Those numbers did not include women and children. The scripture says "... besides women and children". The New Living Translation uses " ... in addition to all the women and children".


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Q20: Yes. Jesus gave similar instructions to seventy-two other disciples to go out to villages He planned to visit. He told them to heal the sick and tell them that the 'Kingdom of God is near you now'. Ref: Luke 10:1-11


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Q21: There are two references to Jesus performing or not performing baptism in the book of John. If you read only John 3:22-30 you would conclude that Jesus did perform baptism but if you read John 4:1-2 it would seem that it was actually His disciples that did the baptizing — 

John 3:22-30
22 Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizing people.
23 At this time John the Baptist was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, because there was plenty of water there; and people kept coming to him for baptism.
24 (This was before John was thrown into prison.)
25 A debate broke out between John's disciples and a certain Jew* over ceremonial cleansing.
26 So John's disciples came to him and said, "Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to him instead of coming to us."
27 John replied, "No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.
28 You yourselves know how plainly I told you, 'I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.'
29 It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success.
30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

John 4:1-2
1 Jesus F21 learned that the Pharisees had heard, "Jesus is baptizing and making more disciples than John" 2 (though Jesus himself didn't baptize them his disciples did).



















Q22: Paul was not at the Last Supper because he was not an Apostle or believer in Christ at that time. In fact, Paul (also known as Saul - Acts 13:9) was a persecutor of the early Christians and was at that time a Pharisee. Read about Paul's conversion in Acts 9:1-31. The list of the original twelve Apostles is in Mark 3:13-19. Paul later became the most illustrious of the early Christian missionaries and was one of the principal leaders of the Christian movement. Other principal leaders included Peter, Stephen, and James.


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Q23: Paul did rebuke Peter in public (at Antioch) because of Peter's hypocritical treatment of Gentiles. To get the complete picture of what happened, study Galatians 2:11-16.


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Q24: The last verse in the Bible states, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."


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Q25: In Genesis 5, there are five other men listed who lived to be over 900 years of age: Adam - 930, Seth - 912, Enosh - 905, Kenan - 910, Jared - 962.


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Q26: The water rose to 22 feet above the highest mountain peaks (Genesis 7:20 NLT). The water completely covered the earth for 150 days (Genesis 8:2-4 NLT). Then the the boat came to rest on the moutains of Ararat. But, it was over a year from the time that the flood started before the earth was dry again. This was when God told Noah to leave the boat and release all the animals and birds (Genesis 8:13-16 NLT).


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Q27: Jephthah made a vow to the LORD: If He gave him victory over the Ammonites, Jephthah would give the first thing that came out of his house (to greet him) to the Lord as a burnt offering. When Jephthah returned home after victory over the Ammonites, his only child - his daughter - ran out to meet him. Did he sacrifice her? Yes. Read Judges 10 and 11 for the complete story that led up to that point.


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Q28: The phophet was Isaiah.

Isaiah 20:1-4 (NLT):

1. In the year when King Sargon of Assyria captured the Philistine city of Ashdod,
2. the LORD told Isaiah son of Amoz, "Take off all your clothes, including your sandals." Isaiah did as he was told and walked around naked and barefoot.
3. Then the LORD said, "My servant Isaiah has been walking around naked and barefoot for the last three years. This is a sign -- a symbol of the terrible troubles I will bring upon Egypt and Ethiopia.
4. For the king of Assyria will take away the Egyptians and Ethiopians as prisoners. He will make them walk naked and barefoot, both young and old, their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.


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Q29: There were 4 mothers.

Leah - (Jacob was tricked into marrying Rachel's sister Leah by the father Laban. Jacob really wanted Rachel to be his wife and had to work an additional 7 years to have her as his wife also) Exodus 29:25-27

Rachel - (She was Jacob's true love, but after being tricked into marrying her sister Leah, he had to work another 7 years to claim her as his wife also) Exodus 29:27

Bilhah - (After Jacob took Rachel as his wife, she did not bear any children for him so she allowed her servant Bilhah to have children by him) Exodus 30:3

Zipah - (Leah's servant) Exodus 30:9


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Study Bible Link - World Wide Study Bible

This is a very useful link to a site where you can read the Bible in different versions or hear the Bible read to you in the King James version. This link is comprehensive and so instructions are included below. To enter the site, click on "World Wide Study Bible". For convenience, the site can also be entered on the Bible Study page by clicking on "Study Bible text link" located at the top of the questions or below each answer on that page. Also you may click on any Bible verse reference on the Bible Study page to take you directly to the appropriate Bible chapter.

To hear the Bible narrated, your computer must have a program such as RealPlayer or Microsoft Media Player which can read Real Audio files. You will be able to read the words as you hear the voice narrating the text. If you find that your computer doesn't have either program, then download the Free RealPlayer with basic features
here. Then install the program and let it be your default Real Media player. To hear the Bible (King James version only) narrated, go to http://www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html and select the book and chapter that you want to hear.


Instructions for the World Wide Study Bible site.

1. Go to the site by clicking here. When the site is first entered, there is a matrix listing all the books in the Bible. Choose the Book that interests you. As an example, select Exodus by clicking on it.

2. On the next screen,
choose the chapter of the Book that you want. As an example, choose chapter three by clicking on the number 3 in the long line of numbers near the top of the page. Notice that on this page is also other interesting links such as sermons, commentary and poetry on the subject Book.

3. After selecting the desired Book, you are taken to a page where various versions can be selected (such as King James, New International and New American Standard). Either select one of these versions for reading or go to the bottom of the page for a selection to hear narration of the Book.

To hear the narration go to the bottom of the page to the More Scripture section and select "King James Version (RealAudio)". The text will then be listed on the screen and (after a short delay) a file download pop-up box will appear. In the download box, select "open this file" to listen to the narration (as you read) or select "save this file" to store the file on your hard drive so you can listen to it later. If you get an error or a notice that no program is associated with that type of file, download and install either
RealPlayer the Microsoft Media Player and then try it again. If you choose to download RealPlayer, choose the "Free RealPlayer with basic features".

Fewer problems can be expected if your computer utilizes Microsoft Internet Explorer browser rather than other browsers.


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