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Saturday, June 09, 2007

If you are a Bible Believer....

Take the quiz! I wondered how I would do and took it and, hey, I did pretty good!

You know the Bible 100%!
 

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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By the way, if you really know the Bible, you'll spot the answer that is actually wrong. I gave them the answer they wanted (since the actual answer was not listed among the multiple choices) but the discerning Bible Brain will spot the error. Leave a comment with the mistake if you spot it!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

As an atheist, I should have flunked this, but hey:

You know the Bible 79%! Wow! You are truly a student of the Bible! Some of the questions were difficult, but they didn't slow you down! You know the books, the characters, the events . . . Very impressive! Ultimate Bible Quiz"

Now would it be too much too ask for you to look up 'humanism' in a dictionary?

-- creeper

cranky old fart said...

Yikes!!

You know the Bible 93%!


Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Not bad for an atheist Episcopalian!

radar said...

yep, it is pretty simple. But no one has spotted the mistake yet....

cranky old fart said...

#8? Isn't it generally said that the Israelites "went into" Egypt when Jacob and the gang moved there?

radar said...

Cranky, nice thinking there. The family of Jacob entered into Egypt at the behest of Joseph, who had gone ahead of them because (some of them) had sold him into slavery. So while the quiz answer was right, it is incomplete. But since Joseph was a Jew and the first of the large contingent that would move into Egypt, we have to give the quiz the benefit of the doubt on a technicality.

However, I am looking for something that is simply and flatly wrong, either a misunderstanding or a misstatement on the part of the quizzers.

Anonymous said...

Way to easy. Actually, question 25 what book has the apocalypse; Matthew 24 and Mark 13 and Luke 21 as well as the book of Revelation. And the flood was a lot more than just rain, it went on for a year. Deb

cranky old fart said...

Deb,

Noah's Flood? A year?

radar said...

Deb nailed it! The Noahic Flood was begun by a 40 day and 40 night period of rain and water being released from within the Earth. But the Flood itself lasted for about a year.

cranky old fart said...

A year?

While I'll admit your inerrent text is rather conflicted on this point, I don't see a year.

"The flood was forty days upon the earth." Gen. 7:17

"And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days." Gen. 7:24

"And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the one hundred and fifty days the waters were abated."
Gen. 8:3

cranky old fart said...

And in Chapter 8,you can just hear the story teller getting into it and expanding on his tall tale, which of course leads to more conflicting statements.

In any case, the poll question is indeed clearly wrong in saying there is one answer. There are many!

radar said...

The flood event lasted one year and ten days, to be precise.

Genesis 7:11 - "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened."

Genesis 8:13 & 14- "By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry."

At this point, the flood event was over and Noah and his family and the animal life within the Ark all came out. Yes, there were 40 days of rain and 150 days of violent flooding but then there was a long period of time while the flood waters slowly abated and found their levels. "The Flood", that is, the entire episode, includes time waiting for the ground to dry up enough to be habitable by the passengers of the Ark. Therefore we say that it lasted over a year's time.

cranky old fart said...

"...flood waters slowly abated and found their levels."

Where'd it go?

radar said...

..you are familiar with the oceans, yes? We now have much deeper oceans and higher mountains than did the antediluvian world. The volume of water contained in the oceans could easily have flooded the globe, and they did.

Triple955 said...

Was the water of the Flood salt or fresh?

cranky old fart said...

"We now have much deeper oceans and higher mountains than did the antediluvian world"

I assume you are referring to the theory that the mountains shot up and the oceans deepened in the x number of days it would have taken to drain the flood waters?