New Testament factsBible quiz
What were frankincense and myrrh that were made an offering to the infant Jesus? Resins.
Both resins are harvested from trees that grow in Southern Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) and have been traded for more than 5000 years. Both are tapped from trees by slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden.
What is the language of the biblical New Testament? Koine Greek.
New Testament has been written in common Greek of the first century known as koine, a language different than either classical Ancient Greek and modern Greek language. At the time, koine was a lingua Franca of the Eastern Mediterranean basin.
How many - according to the Gospel - were the wise men who came to worship Jesus? The number of wise men is not specified.
Wise Men from the East appear in the Gospel of Saint Matthew. The Gospel does not give them numbers or names. However, it was customary to determine their number to 3: Casper, Melchior and Balthasar.
Which miracle of Jesus is reported in all four Gospels? The feeding of the five thousand.
The miracles of Jesus are the supernatural deeds attributed to Jesus in Christian and Islamic texts. All Gospels tell us the same story, but from different viewpoints however, not every miracle is mentioned in each Gospel. The feeding of the five thousand is one of the few reported in all four Gospels.
Where did Jesus grow up? In Nazareth.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judah which was the place of David and his family. Joseph and Mary came from Nazareth to be registered when Jesus was born. Later, He followed his parents to Nazareth in Galilee where he grew up. Jesus' childhood home is identified in the gospels of Luke and Matthew as the town of Nazareth in Galilee, where he lived with his family.
Who were the siblings of Lazarus of Bethany? Mary and Martha.
Lazarus of Bethany is the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death. In chapter 11 of the Gospel of John, he is identified as the brother of the sisters Mary and Martha.
Who joined the Apostles after Judas' betrayal of Jesus and his death? Matthias.
Peter proposed that the assembled disciples, who numbered about one hundred-twenty, nominate two men to replace Judas. They chose Joseph called Barsabas and Matthias. Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was numbered with the eleven apostles.