I wrote this game for the congregation of UCRC Davao. We played men against women, and the women won, 2400 to 1900.
The questions follow below the break.
1. NAMES BEGIN WITH S
1. His name means “requested” — appropriately, since he was the king Israel asked for from Samuel.
2. His name means “heard by God” – a reference to his mother’s prayer, which was granted.
3. He told God that he was ready to die as soon as he had seen the infant Jesus.
4. This was the name of the third son born to Adam and Eve
5. This word means a “stream or torrent” of water, and Ephraimites trying to cross the stream of the Jordan river were asked to pronounce it.
1. This man took his daughters to a cave near Zoar, because he was afraid to dwell in the town.
2. David fled from Saul and escaped to this cave, where he assembled 400 men with him.
3. This cave belonged to Ephron the Hittite, but was purchased by Abraham as a burial place for Sarah his wife.
4. In John 19, this man’s newly hewn cave cut from rock was used as the burial place of Jesus.
5. The cave of Makkedah was where this Israelite leader sealed up the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
3. RIVERS AND STREAMS
1. Elisha struck it with a rolled up cloak; Joshua had the Israelites march across it.
2. In most of the Bible, any references to “The River”, with no further qualification, are intended to designate this one.
3. Elijah was fed bread and meat by ravens who visited him by this small stream.
4. Psalm 110 says that the Lord “shall drink of the brook in the way” and shall do this.
5. It is the river in Genesis 2 which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. –
4. WOMEN NAMED MARY
1. She was afflicted with Leprosy in Numbers 12, and it is from her that all other women named Mary have their name.
2. Another Mary lived in this town along with her brother Lazarus and sister Martha.
3. John 19:25 mentions Mary the wife of this man, who was standing at the cross. Some scholars think she was also one of the two disciples who met the risen Lord on the way to Emmaus.
4. The Talmud claims that Jesus was the son of a woman’s hairdresser, which is a reference to this woman, said to be a reformed prostitute.
5. Roman Catholic tradition identifies another Mary as Mary Salome, and says that she was the mother of James the Less and Joseph and John Mark, and thus the wife of this man.
1. Jesus refers to himself as these two Greek letters in Revelation 21.
2. Matthew 5:18 states that not even one of these will fall out of the Torah until all is fulfilled – it is the smallest Hebrew letter.
3. Other than Psalm 145, this is the other Psalm in the Bible that is arranged with a different Hebrew letter beginning each of its stanzas.
4. In 1 Samuel 21, David feigned madness to prevent Achish of Gath from having him killed. He did so by scribbling this letter on the gates of the city. It is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
5. Jesus’ crucifixion is frequently depicted in Western Art with the letters “INRI” above his head. Give the English translation of what they stand for.
1. Bones like tubes of bronze and a tail like a cedar probably means that this creature from Job chapter 40 cannot be a hippopotamus.
2. The Hebrew word re’em in Job 39 actually refers to the now-extinct bovine Aurochs, but the King James Version translates it as this much more mythical horse-like creature.
3. God asks Job (Job 41) if he can pull in this armor-plated, fire-breathing sea monster with a fishhook.
4. Some have identified these creatures as dragons because their name means “burning ones” in Hebrew; they have six wings and fly around God’s throne in Isaiah 6.
5. Psalm 103 says that God satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle – but perhaps a better translation would be this mythical bird that is born again from its own ashes.
7. DYING RULERS OF SAMARIA
1. She painted her face and looked out of her window at Jehu, who commanded her eunuchs to throw her down.
2. An unknown archer “drew a bow at random” and delivered the death wound to this king at Ramoth Gilead.
3. He usurped the throne by getting the previous king drunk and murdering him. He died seven days later by burning himself alive in his palace to escape the seige of his successor, Omri. Jezebel used his name to refer to Jehu as the “murderer of his master”.
4. The prophet Elijah told him he would never get up from his bed again after he fell through a lattice in his upper room. He was Ahab’s successor.
5. King Shalmaneser of Assyria imprisoned this man, the last king of the northern Kingdom.
1. Into the fire went all the earrings and jewelry of Israel, and out came this object, molded and fashioned by Aaron with an engraving tool.
2. King Manasseh placed one in the Temple. Gideon cut one down and used it for firewood for a burnt offering. Josiah burned them and carried their ashes to Bethel. These objects were used to worship the goddess who was the consort of El in the Canaanite religion.
3. The high places in the Valley of Hinnom were the location of child sacrifice in honor of this Ammonite and Phoenician god, who is sometimes named Milcom.
4. The men of Ephesus mistake Paul for this Greek god, probably because he did all the talking while Barnabas was tall and handsome.
5. In an Apocryphal addition to the book of Daniel, the prophet exposes the priests of this Canaanite and Phoenician god, who “is clay inside and bronze outside and has never eaten or drunk anything.”
9. THE BOOK OF REVELATION
1. Revelation 1 states that John was on this island “for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus”.
2. After the opening of the seventh seal, this happens in heaven for about half an hour.
3. After the opening of this seal, there was an earthquake, the sun became darker than sackcloth of hair, and the moon because like blood.
4. This is the name written on the robe and on the thigh of the rider of the white horse.
5. This one of the seven churches of Asia is blamed for tolerating “that woman Jezebel, who teaches my servants to commit sexual immorality and eat food sacrificed to idols.”
10. KING OF….
(For each king, tell over what realm, precisely, he was king.)
3. Achish in 1st Samuel
4. Tiglath Pileser
5. Bera in Genesis 14.
Names with S
SAUL, SAMUEL, SIMEON, SETH, SHIBBOLETH
LOT, Cave of ADULLAM, Cave of MACPELAH, JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA, JOSHUA
Rivers and Streams
THE RIVER JORDAN, THE EUPHRATES, THE BROOK CHERITH, LIFT UP THE HEAD, THE PISHON
Women named Mary
MIRIAM, BETHANY, (Mary the wife of) CLOPAS, MARY MAGDALENE, ZEBEDEE
ALPHA AND OMEGA, YOHD, PSALM 119, TAW, JESUS OF NAZARETH, KING OF THE JEWS (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum)
BEHEMOTH, UNICORN, LEVIATHAN, SERAPHIM, PHOENIX
Rulers of Samaria
JEZEBEL, AHAB, ZIMRI, AHAZIAH, HOSHEA
THE GOLDEN CALF, ASHERAH POLES, MOLECH/MOLOCH, HERMES, BEL
PATMOS, SILENCE, THE SIXTH SEAL, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, THYATIRA
BABYLON, ZIPPOR (OR MOAB), GATH (OR PHILISTINES), ASSYRIA, SODOM