Thursday, December 31, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 7

Scripture Enigma No. 2

1. It is better than gold and rubies; it was given specially to one royal personage; it has its dwelling-place with the lowly; and men are encouraged to pray for it.
2. A tree to which the Jews were compared. To the same tree in its wild state the Gentiles were afterwards likened.
3. This it is which exalteth a nation. A town in which there was a street called Straight.
4. Because of this virtue special blessings were promised to the descendants of Jonadab the son of Rechab.
5. The figure by which Christ's cleansing from sin is indicated in the prophecy of Zechariah.
6. Of two women thus employed, one shall be taken and the other left.
7. A mark of respect paid, in Joseph's dream, to his sheaf by the sheaves of his brothers; and afterwards actually paid to him by them.
8. The name by which the chief priests and Pharisees spoke of Christ when they asked. Pilate to secure His sepulchre.

The, initials form a name given to the Saviour in the Revelation, when represented as clothed in a vesture dipped in blood; and also used in the gospel and epistle of the same author the finals give a title by which Malachi prophesies the coming of Christ and that of John the Baptist.

Answer tomorrow in the comments.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 6

Scripture Character No. 2

1. He received “a present of silver and gold.”
2. He accepted a suggestion made to him to break a promise.
3. He prevented a town from being finished.
4. A wicked king sent him a very wise warning.
5. He fell into a sin mentioned in Gal. v. 21.
6. He escaped from danger on horseback.
7. He acted upon a rash proposal and suffered for it.
8. His enemy said of him, “He is my brother.”
9. He suspected treachery among his servants.
10. He sent a handsome present to a man whom he had tried to take prisoner.

Answer tomorrow in the comments.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 5

A City of Scripture No. 2

1. A fugitive passed through this city, when flying for his life.
2. Another fugitive started from it.
3. It was in the inheritance of Simeon.
4. Two defenceless travellers were once in great distress close by it.
5. A large party of travellers came there and offered sacrifices to God.
6. A grove was planted there.
7. A patriarch lined there.
S. Another patriarch saw a vision there.
9. A well was dug there.

Answer in the comments tomorrow.

Monday, December 28, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 4

Scripture Verse. No. 1

1. This verse describes a journey very unwillingly undertaken.
2. The unwilling traveller was one of a large company, but he parted from all his companions on arriving at his destination.
3. When he returned the same way it was on a sad errand, and with a large attendance.
4. People of three different nationalities are mentioned in the verse.
5. One of the persons named makes enquiry afterwards for "men of activity." He had very large property in land.
6. Another, who was very handsome, once made use of this expression, “Am I in the place of God?"
7. A business transaction is described in the verse.
8. A military office of some importance is also mentioned.
9. One of the persons named, though a heathen, received “the blessing of the Lord” on his house.
10. Some of the people mentioned had just come from a country named in Jer. viii.; their great ancestor had been promised Divine blessing and God was with him as a child. He had married a wife from the country named in this verse and his sons had towns and castles.
11. Quantities of golden earrings were taken, years after, from the descendants of these people.
12. The country spoken of is compared by Jeremiah to "a very fair heifer." The same prophet also threatens the destruction of its idol-temples with fire. Isaiah prophesies woe to it, but foretells that in the end its people “shall know the Lord."
13. The grandfather of one of the persons named in the verse was forbidden to go into this country.
14. The verse is the first in a chapter, and contains thirty-three words, six being proper names.

Answer in the comments tomorrow.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 3

Scripture Enigma No. 1
1. This was sent by David to Joab; was spread out before the Lord in prayer by Hezekiah; was sent out in great numbers by Ahasuerus, first to condemn a nation and then to reverse that command.
2. One of two brothers who drove the oxen when the Ark of God was being brought back by David.
3. An expression of gladness and rejoicing. It is mentioned. on Saul's return from battle; in the service of the Temple; and at the worshipping of Nebuchadnezzar's image.
4. A king of Moab who sent for a soothsayer offering great promises of reward.

The initials and finals form two of the titles of Christ: one being the type of His sacrifice for sin in the Jewish dispensation; and the other that of His life-giving power.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 2

Scripture Character No. 1
1. He was born in a city which had been given to a brave soldier.
2. He was very handsome.
3. A question in three words was asked him by a woman; it was precisely the same as that which once greeted a prophet at Bethlehem.
4. He made a great feast, with captains, princes and a priest among the guests.
5. A friend of his once said to a king: "Thou lovest thine enemies and hatest thy friends."
6. He made two requests of his relations, the first of which was granted.
7. One of his brothers was defeated by the army of a "man of war."
8. Another received a present from a queen.
9. The son of a priest brought him alarming news when he expected good tidings.
10. His father lived for a time with a prophet at Naioth.
11. He went to the tabernacle, but not to worship.
12. A prophet complained of his conduct.
13. He was killed by a “man of rest."
14. At the time of his death a prophecy was fulfilled, spoken when Samuel was a child.

Answer in the comments tomorrow.

Friday, December 25, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Quiz - Day 1

This Christmas I will be uploading 12 Bible quizzes from the magazine Sunday at Home first published in 1889. One question will be placed on my blog each day and the answer the next day in the comments. My wife and I enjoyed trying to answer them and we hope you do to. You may need a King James Version for some of questions. There are no prizes – just the fun of pitting your wits against Christians from 1889!

A City of Scripture No. 1

1. This city had two names; another city was built by an old inhabitant and called by one of the names.
2. “The terror of God” fell on some cities near it.
3. Before the temple was built, a feast to the Lord was held yearly in a town just to the north of this city.
4. A famous judge visited it, and two friends passed through it together.
5. Sacrifices were offered there, both to Jehovah and to an idol, and idolatrous priests dwelt there.
6. When a company went up against it "the Lord was with them "; one of its citizens betrayed it to the enemy.
7. A vow was made there.
8. A woman was buried there, and h famous palm-tree grew near.
9. A young king met three men on their way thither and received a gift from them.
10. Spoil from the Amalekites was sent to the elders there by a king.
11. Three miracles took place there, on the same day.
12. A priest from Samaria, who had been taken prisoner, came and dwelt there.
13. A traveller sat down to rest under a tree near it.
14. Forty-two people were killed there in one day, but not in battle.
15. A prophet was sent there who foretold the birth of a good king.
16. One who had just visited the city met with sudden death.
17. The ashes remaining from idolatrous vessels that had been burned, were carried there.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Articles from Evangel now online

In cooperation with the editor and with the permission of the authors over that last week I have been digitising large numbers of  articles from Evangel - the British Evangelical Review. There are too many to list individually, but they can all be accessed via the Table of Contents. More articles are being added each day as permissions are received from the authors.

Look out for my "12 Days of Christmas Quiz" starting on Christmas Day.

A very Happy Christmas and a Successful New Year to all my readers!

The Use of the Old Testament in the New and Other Essays now on-line

Duke University Press have kindly allowed me permission to place online all the essays from the following Festschrift:

James M. Efird, editor, The Use of the Old Testament in the New and Other Essays: Studies in Honor of William Franklin Stinespring. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1972. ISBN: 0822302888. pp.332.

It contains two articles on the use of the OT in the New (always a popular subject) as well as contributions by renowned biblical scholars J.H. Charlesworth and W.D. Davies. Of note is the article on Gnostic exegesis of the OT. Click here for a full listing.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Reformation & Revival Volume 13 now on-line

Four more complete issues now available on-line in PDF. Click here to visit the full listing.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Reformation & Revival Volume 12 now on-line

Four more complete issues now available on-line in PDF. Click here to visit the full listing.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Reformation & Revival Volume 11 now on-line

Four more complete issues now available on-line in PDF. Click here to visit the full listing.