Bible riddles are questions and answers based on biblical information. They often challenge an individual's knowledge of the Bible, as well as general knowledge. Some are humorous. For example, the solution to "What is the first tennis match mentioned in the Bible?" is "When Joseph served in Pharaoh's court."Know More
Other sports-related riddles are, "Who was the fastest runner in the Bible? Adam, because he was first in the human race" and "Where is the first baseball game in the Bible? In the 'big inning.' Eve stole first, and Adam stole second."
Many biblical riddles rely on wordplay, such as "Why couldn't Jonah trust the ocean? He knew there was something 'fishy' about it." Other puns include, "How do we know Peter was a rich fisherman? By his 'net' income," "Who was the smartest man in the Bible? Abraham. He knew a 'lot,'" and "Which Bible character had no parents? Joshua, son of 'Nun.'"
Some Bible riddles are straight-up questions and answers focused on biblical knowledge. They cover a variety of topics, such as characters, as in "I was mocked because I was bald. Who am I? Elisha." Others involve biblical locations: "The good Samaritan tells of a journey to Jericho from me. What city am I? Jerusalem." Certain riddles also test facts about specific books of the Bible. These include, "Which book has the phrase, 'the blind leading the blind?' The book of Matthew."Learn more about Christianity
There are approximately 2,600 names that derive from the Bible. This list was compiled in the Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary written by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock. There are many other books that list and analyze Biblical names such as Dictionary of the Bible by William R. Smith and Evangelical Dictionary by Baker Publishing Group. The meaning of names can be found in these books or on the Internet.Full Answer >
Peter was a disciple of Jesus and the first Pope. He was from a town called Bethsaida on the north side of the Sea of Galilee. He made his living as a fisherman and was one of the first people to proclaim Jesus as the Messiah.Full Answer >
The Epistles of the Bible are the 21 books in the New Testament that constitute formal letters of instruction from elders to leaders and members of the new Christian church. Thirteen of the Epistles were written by the Apostle Paul, three by the Apostle John, two by the Apostle Peter, and one each by James and Jude. The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews is unknown.Full Answer >
The Bible uses the common expression, "you reap what you sow" in a number of different instances throughout the Old and New Testaments, including Galatians 6:7, 2 Corinthians 9:6, and Job 4:8, among others. The phrase is sometimes stated directly, such as in Galatians 6:7, while at other times it is implied, such as in Job 4:8 where Job's friend says, "Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same."Full Answer >