Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,
says Yahweh of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of Glory may come in! Who is this King of Glory?
Yahweh of Hosts: He is the King of Glory. Psalm 24:9-10
BACKGROUND NOTE: The first two questions in this quiz open a complicated issue of interpretation. Beginning as early as Julius Africanus (ca. A.D. 230), theologians through the centuries have debated various explanations for the two different genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke. Many solutions have been proposed. One of the most popular is that Matthew presents the genealogy of Joseph, while Luke gives the genealogy of Mary. However, prima facie the two accounts both seem to trace the genealogy of Joseph (see Matt. 1:16 and Luke 3:23). If this is the case, it is possible to reconcile both accounts using the law of levirate marriage (Deut. 25:5-6) and the law of inheritance (Num. 27:8-11). Using this approach, perhaps the best view takes Matthew's account as Joseph's legal line of descent and Luke's as Joseph's natural line of descent. This entire issue is discussed in great detail in an original paper presented on this Web site: "'Write This Man Childless!' The Crisis in the Davidic Dynasty and the Genealogies of Jesus."
Why did Joseph and Mary flee to Egypt with the infant Jesus?
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but in what city did he grow up?
Before Jesus began his public ministry, he amazed the teachers at the Temple. How old was he then?
Many blind men were healed by Jesus, but only four healings are recorded. Of these four, the name of only one man is given. Who is he?
After Herod's death, his son became ruler over Judea. Name him.
Of whom was it said, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit."
What was the occupation of Matthew, who was chosen to be an apostle?
Jesus healed the mother-in-law of which apostle?
Name the two men who spoke with Jesus during the transfiguration.
Why was the widow praised who put two mites into the treasury?
At the time of Jesus' arrest, Peter struck a servant of the high priest with his sword. What was the servant's name?
In whose tomb was Jesus laid?
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