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Bible trivia
« on: July 26, 2008, 10:06:11 AM »
Want to start a thread helping us to become more knowledgeable about the bible. Ask a question, and when it is answered, the one who gets the correct answer can ask another. I will start

How many sons did Michal, daughter of King Saul, have?
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008, 12:01:46 PM »
I might be embarrassing myself here, but five?
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 12:26:29 PM »
I might be embarrassing myself here, but five?

Only partially correct  ;). I know that makes little sense, but there are actually two answers.
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 12:30:40 PM »
Five and zero?
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008, 12:43:54 PM »
Correct  ;D.

2Sa 6:23  And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child till the day of her death.

2Sa 21:8  And the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Memphibosheth, and the five sons of Michal daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2008, 01:32:27 PM »
Yeah, but you got me and I had to cheat. Still, it's my turn.

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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2008, 10:05:12 AM »
Which bible are you using for your quotes?I'd like to use the same one if possible. Thanks
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2008, 05:32:50 PM »
Are you saying that Adriel was the father of 5 of Michal's sons?
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2008, 05:43:32 PM »
Are you saying that Adriel was the father of 5 of Michal's sons?

The KJV, Apostles, HNV, JPS, LITV, Judaica Press, and NWT (at least) have Michal. Notes in the NIV say that most Hebrew manuscripts have Michal, as well as the Septuagint.
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 04:16:26 PM »
Maybe both answers are right re:Michal.She may have had many children before she was made barren and zero after.
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 04:27:21 PM »
Reviving this thread for a recent discovery!

What event coincided with Jacob's change of name to Israel?
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 07:13:55 PM »
Reviving this thread for a recent discovery!

What event coincided with Jacob's change of name to Israel?

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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 07:22:11 PM »
Reviving this thread for a recent discovery!

What event coincided with Jacob's change of name to Israel?

An overnight wrastlin match with god!

That was one of them, but it seems Yahweh forgot...here's the first time:

Gen 32:24  And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Gen 32:27  And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
Gen 32:28  Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."


But Yahweh forgets he already named him Israel, so he does it again.

Gen 35:9  God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
Gen 35:10  And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he called his name Israel.
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008, 06:48:37 AM »
That was one of them, but it seems Yahweh forgot...here's the first time:

Gen 32:24  And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Gen 32:27  And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
Gen 32:28  Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."


But Yahweh forgets he already named him Israel, so he does it again.

Gen 35:9  God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
Gen 35:10  And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he called his name Israel.


How non-omniscient of him.  :-\

Here's one for you.  It's a classic.  Men of which country were hung like donkeys?

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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008, 07:55:13 PM »
Egypt

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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2008, 08:14:17 PM »
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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2008, 08:42:31 PM »
Reviving this thread for a recent discovery!

What event coincided with Jacob's change of name to Israel?

An overnight wrastlin match with god!

That was one of them, but it seems Yahweh forgot...here's the first time:

Gen 32:24  And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Gen 32:27  And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
Gen 32:28  Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."


But Yahweh forgets he already named him Israel, so he does it again.

Gen 35:9  God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
Gen 35:10  And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he called his name Israel.


That one is a little sketchy because the second one is like a flashback, but it's a really bad flashback because it's not really even accurate since it makes no mention of the quarrel in the flashback and makes it seem as if there was never any quarrel.

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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2008, 08:45:30 PM »
Reviving this thread for a recent discovery!

What event coincided with Jacob's change of name to Israel?

An overnight wrastlin match with god!

That was one of them, but it seems Yahweh forgot...here's the first time:

Gen 32:24  And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Gen 32:27  And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
Gen 32:28  Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."


But Yahweh forgets he already named him Israel, so he does it again.

Gen 35:9  God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
Gen 35:10  And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he called his name Israel.


That one is a little sketchy because the second one is like a flashback, but it's a really bad flashback because it's not really even accurate since it makes no mention of the quarrel in the flashback and makes it seem as if there was never any quarrel.

That is because the OT is an attempt to blend several different source texts into one.
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2008, 08:59:31 PM »
That is because the OT is an attempt to blend several different source texts into one.

Yep... just got done reading Genesis and there were a few times where you could see different explanations sequentially... they'd both get put in there because somebody insisted that their story make the cut.

The two creation stories is a great example for that.

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2008, 10:50:55 PM »
That is because the OT is an attempt to blend several different source texts into one.

Yep... just got done reading Genesis and there were a few times where you could see different explanations sequentially... they'd both get put in there because somebody insisted that their story make the cut.

The two creation stories is a great example for that.

In Genesis, there are 3 main sources:

Yahwhist source (called "J")  About 1000 BCE
Elohist source ("E") about 700 (??) BCE
Priestly ("P") about 500 BCE


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Re: Bible trivia
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2008, 12:16:49 AM »
I'm game for anything.

How many sons does the bible say that Abraham had?

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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2008, 12:43:46 AM »
Actually, this is my first time on here and I'm happy to be here discussing the most important questions of our time with you.  I'll do my best.

As far as sons of Abraham, direct sons so far as I've counted total 8.  However, God said he would make nations, so in essence we all are at least related.

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2008, 05:40:25 AM »
I'm game for anything.

How many sons does the bible say that Abraham had?

What godsalone said (eight), but the writer of Hebrews says only one. At the time of the command to offer up Isaac, he had two. However, Isaac was the child of "promise". The words "only begotten" is translated from "monogenes" which tends to mean "unique". In a sense, Isaac was unique as he was the only child of Abraham and Sarah.

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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2008, 11:50:23 AM »
Actually, this is my first time on here and I'm happy to be here discussing the most important questions of our time with you.  I'll do my best.

As far as sons of Abraham, direct sons so far as I've counted total 8.  However, God said he would make nations, so in essence we all are at least related.

8 is correct! Congrats! Most people just count Isaac and Ishmael. Your turn.