10 most difficult Bible riddlesBible quiz
What is the highest rank of an angel in the Christian theology?
Seraphs are described in the Book of Isaiah as fiery six-winged beings that fly around God's throne singing "holy, holy, holy". The Seraphim are easily recognizable on medieval paintings thanks to six fiery wings. The name Seraphim means "the burning ones."
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.
What was the third plague of Egypt?
The Plagues of Egypt were ten calamities that, according to the biblical Book of Exodus, God inflicted upon Egypt as a demonstration of power, after which the Pharaoh conceded to Moses' demands to let the enslaved Israelites go into the wilderness to make sacrifices. God repeatedly hardened the Pharaoh's heart to prevent him from consenting until after the tenth plague. The Israelites' eventual departure began the Exodus of the Hebrew people.
What is the language of the biblical New Testament?
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.
Who was the first son of Abraham?
Ishmael was the eldest son of Abraham and Hagar, who was a slave to his wife Sarah. Ishmael lived to be 137 years old and was the father of 12 sons who gave birth to the Nabataeans and later the Arabs.
Who led the Israelites into the Promised Land?
Joshua is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. According to the books of Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he was Moses' assistant and became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses. According to the Hebrew Bible, Joshua was one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. In Numbers 13:1–16, and after the death of Moses, he led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan, and allocated the land to the tribes. Joshua died at the age of 110.
Which of the following is not a dead language?
A dead language is a language that is no longer used as a means of communication. Aramaic has been in continuous use in the Middle East since the second millennium BC.
Who conquered the Babylon in 538 BC.?
Cyrus the Great
Alexander the Great
Herod the Great
The founder of the first Persian Empire has conquered the Babylon without any resistance. Thanks to his cleverness he was able to change the course of the Euphrates rivers and went right through the unguarded gates of the city.
Who, according to the Bible, built Nineveh?
Nineveh was one of the oldest and greatest cities in antiquity. Ninus (Greek: Νίνος), according to Greek historians writing in the Hellenistic period, was accepted as the eponymous founder of Nineveh ancient capital of Assyria. His name is not attested on the Assyrian
What does the word "Bible" literally mean?
English word Bible comes from Latin biblia sacra "holy books". The plural "biblia" was often improperly interpreted as singular feminine, hence the old Anglo-Latin singular "biblia". The root "biblia" is shared with words such as bibliographer or bibliophilia, unrelated to the Bible.