Books of the Bible: Questions

Some questions regarding the content of the Bible, with reveal of which Book of the Bible the question relates to.
To help you be more familiar with where certain elements of the Bible can be found.

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As a result of which story in the Bible does God make his first covenant?
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God’s first covenant is made following the flood and the story of Noah. God promises not to flood the earth again, with the rainbow being a sign of his promise. [Genesis]
With whom does God make his second covenant?
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God makes his second covenant with Abraham and requires that he and his descendants worship only one God. God tells Abraham that his descendants will inherit the Promised Land. [Genesis]
To whom is first given the name Israel?
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The name of Israel is given to Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham. Jacob, Israel, has 12 sons, who become the founders of the 12 tribes of Israel. [Genesis]
What is the occasion of God’s third covenant?
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God enters into a third covenant with the people of Israel, when Moses receives the Ten Commandments and other instruction from God on Mount Sinai. [Exodus]
In which book of the bible is there a list of forbidden foods, such as rabbit, pig, and shellfish?
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The Book of Leviticus lists various unclean foods which must not be eaten.
For what reason was Moses told by God that he would not lead the Israelites into the promised land?
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When in order to provide water for the community Moses struck a rock in a way that failed to precisely follow God’s instructions. [Numbers]
Under whose leadership were the waters of the river Jordan stopped in order to allow the Israelites to cross into the land of Caanan?
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In the Book of Joshua, the taking of the land of Caanan under the leadership of Joshua includes a crossing of the River Jordan with the waters miraculously stopping to allow the Israelites to cross. [Joshua]
Who is the only female judge mentioned in the Bible, who led the Israelites to victory over the Canaanites?
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Deborah is the only female judge mentioned in the Bible, who inspired the Israelites to victory over the Canaanites. [Judges]
Who defeated the Midianites at the head of a chosen 300.
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Gideon led a chosen 300 in defeating the Midianites. [Judges]
Who was the great grandmother of King David.
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Ruth is identified as the great grandmother of King David. [Ruth]
What is God’s fourth covenant, made with David?
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In God’s covenant with David he promises a place for the people of Israel where they will not be disturbed, and that one of David’s descendants will build a house for God’s name and David’s house and kingdom will endure forever. [2 Samuel]
In which book of the Bible is the story of Jezebel?
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The story of Jezebel, wife of King Ahab of Israel appears in 1 Kings and completes in 2 Kings. The story occurs mostly during the period of Elijah as she encourages the worship of Baal, kills off many of the Lord’s prophets, and attempts to have Elijah killed.
What specifically is unique about Elija amongst the prophets of the Old Testament?
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Elija is the only prophet who rather than dying, is taken directly up to heaven: in a whirlwind after the appearance of a chariot of fire. [2 Kings]
Which of the two tribes of Israel made up Judah, the other ten having made up Israel?
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Judah, centred on Jerusalem, consisted of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. [2 Kings]
In which Book is the last reference to the location of the Ark of the Covenant?
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The last mention in the Bible of the location of the Ark of the Covenant is given in 2 Chronicles where instruction is given for the sacred ark to be put into the temple of Solomon.
In which of the books of the Bible appear the words: ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, …’.
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These words appear in Ecclesiastes.
The quote:
‘They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.’
appears on a wall across the street from the United Nations Building in New York and is taken as an unofficial mission statement. From which Book of the Bible is it taken?

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This quote is from the Book of Isiah.
In which Book of the Bible does a hand write some words on a wall telling of a King’s impending death?
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The Book of Daniel.
In which Book of the Bible is reference made to a future king who will come riding on a donkey?
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The Book of Zechariah.
What event marks the beginning of Jesus’s ministry?
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Jesus’s ministry begins with his being baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. [Matthew]
Which two prophets does Jesus talk with during the Transfiguration?
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During the Transfiguration Jesus talks with Moses and Elijah. [Matthew, Mark, Luke]
Which is the only Gospel to explicitly recognise Jesus as a Carpenter?
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The Gospel of Mark.
In which Gospel are found the storied of the Prodigal Son, and of the Good Samaritan?
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The Gospel of Luke
When is the fifth and final covenant made?
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Jesus Christ makes the covenant in his blood during the Final Supper. [Luke]
In which Gospel is the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead?
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The Gospel of John.
For whom does Mary Magdalene mistake Jesus following his resurrection?
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Mary Magdalene mistakes Jesus for the gardener. [John]
Who replaced Judas as the 12th disciple?
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Matthais. [Acts of the Apostles]
Of what consists the full armour of God according to the letter to the Ephesians?
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The armour of God includes the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, feet fitted with the readiness from the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit.
Which church is praised as a model for those elsewhere in Macedonia and parts of Greece?
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The church in Thessalonica. [1 Thessalonians]
In which Book of the Bible appear the words:
‘We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.’
and
‘The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.’?

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[1 Timothy]
In which Book of the Bible does Paul say that his time of departure is near and that ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, …’?
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[2 Timothy]
Which of the Epistles provides instruction on what to teach with regards older man and women and younger men and women, and also slaves. Includes the instruction: ‘In everything set them an example by doing what is good.’?
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[Titus]
Which of the Epistles concerns a slave who had run away from his master and subsequently became a Christian?
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[Philemon]
Which of the Epistles includes:
- ‘Know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.’;
- ‘Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.’;
- ‘God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.’?

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[James]
Which of the Epistles includes:
‘Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.’
and
‘If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.’?

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[1 Peter]
In the Book of Revelation the first four seals release four horsemen. What colour horses were they riding and what did the horsemen represent?
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The four horsemen were atop a white, a red, a black, and a pale horse, representing conquest, war, famine, and death.