BCE Exam PCUSA

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Which of the following was a result of the mission of the twelve spies?
Israel remained in the wilderness for 40 years.
What did Rebekah do that led to her marriage with Isaac?
She gave Abraham's servant a drink.
What are not addressed by the laws in Leviticus?
the ten commandments
Which commandment is found at the end of the Decalogue?
You shall not covet.
Who ''went away from the presence of the Lord, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden''?
Cain
According to the creation story in Genesis 1, who or what was created last?
man and woman, in God's image
On what or whom was Aaron required to sprinkle blood during the Day of Atonement?
on the mercy seat (the covering of the ark of the covenant)
Which heir to the throne of David was supported by Nathan and Zadok?
Solomon
In which books does the prophet Elijah appear?
1 & 2 Kings
Who said, ''Sun, stand still at Gibeon''?
Joshua
Who is the Israelite king who put a golden calf in Dan and one in Bethel?
Jeroboam
In the book of Daniel, how were the words MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN conveyed?
They were written on a wall.
Which of the following familiar phrases is NOT taken from the Bible?
Know yourself.''
Israel compared to an unfaithful wife is an image important to the prophecy of which of the following?
Hosea
Which book contains the following: ''As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him''?
Daniel
When did Ezekiel's visions occur?
during the Babylonian exile
Which prophet advocated surrender to the Babylonians?
Jeremiah
Who said: ''As I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.''
Ezekiel
Who portrayed the siege of Jerusalem with a brick and an iron plate?
Ezekiel
When some of the people exiled to Babylon returned to Jerusalem during the Persian period, who urged them to rebuild the temple?
Haggai
In what book does the following quotation occur: ''But again, this also was vanity''?
Ecclesiastes
God answers out of the whirlwind in response to which individual?
Job
What is the first line in Psalm 1?
'Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked . . .''
''How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!'' is found in which book?
Psalms
Which prophet figures most prominently in the gospels?
Elijah
In Mary's song (the Magnificat), which line completes the following: ''He has filled the hungry with good things . . .''?
and sent the rich away empty
''I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing...'' is found in the parable concerning
the sheep and the goats
How is this saying completed: ''Blessed are the peacemakers...''?
". . .for they will be called children of God."
When Pilate said, ''What I have written I have written,'' to what was he referring?
The inscription on Jesus' cross
Who, upon dying, was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham?
Lazarus
What does the closing verse of John's gospel declare?
Jesus did so many things, the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.
In which Gospel does Jesus promise that ''where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them''?
Matthew
Paul gives the words of institution for the Lord's Supper in which of the following books?
1 Corinthians
Which of Paul's letters maintains that ''the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night''?
1 Thessalonians
Which of the following baptized the man known as the Ethiopian eunuch?
Philip
The Christ hymn that begins ''He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation'' is found in what book?
Colossians
Which book contains the following exhortation: ''Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil''?
Ephesians
Who does NOT appear in the account of Paul's ministry in Acts?
Pilate
To which church did Paul write, ''I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue''?
Corinth
Where does the following quotation appear: ''But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children''?
Galatians
When Paul wrote, ''My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness'' to what was he referring?
what he had learned from the Lord about his thorn in the flesh
How is the following passage from 1 John completed? ''If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins...
and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.''
According to 1 Peter, what is the appropriate response when one suffers as a Christian?
to rejoice
Which book calls Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of faith?
Hebrews
Which tribe was not allotted any territory in Canaan?
Levi
What did the Israelites in the wilderness complain about?
the manna
Which of Joseph's brothers argued against taking Joseph's life?
Reuben
Which book contains the following: ''Do not say to yourself, 'My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.' But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth...''?
Deuteronomy
Who said, ''Do not bury me in Egypt. When I lie down with my ancestors, carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place''?
Jacob
Who said, ''I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away''?
Elijah
Who said to David, ''If I am still alive, show me the faithful love of the Lord, but if I die, never cut off your faithful love from my house...''?
Jonathan
Who offered the prayer at the dedication of the first temple?
Solomon
Which prophet said that David would never lack an heir to sit upon the throne in Jerusalem?
Nathan
What are the priests called who helped Ezra in teaching the people?
Levites
The decree of Cyrus regarding the reconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple may be found in which book?
Ezra
Over what empire did Artaxerxes rule?
Persia
Which prophets spoke to audiences in the Northern Kingdom of Israel?
Amos and Elijah
Who interpreted Nebuchadnezzar's dreams?
Daniel
Which prophet justified his resistance to God by saying, ''I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing''?
Jonah
What was the point of these symbolic actions of Ezekiel: lying on his left side 40 days, then on his right side 40 days; shaving off his hair and beard; digging through a wall and crawling through it with his baggage?
to participate symbolically in the fall of Jerusalem and exile
Which prophetic book is, in its entirety, an oracle concerning Nineveh?
Nahum
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah ... from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel'' is found in which of the following books?
Micah
''A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh'' is found in which of the following?
Ezekiel
Which prophet said the following: ''but the righteous live by their faith''?
Habakkuk
Which prophet declared, ''Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring ruin the poor of the land, saying 'When will the new moon be over so that we may ... [buy] the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals'''?
Amos
Who was a prophet in Judah in the days of Hezekiah?
Isaiah
Which book contains the following statement: ''A human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps''?
Proverbs
How is the following verse from Psalm 24 completed: ''Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors...''?
''...that the King of glory may come in.''
In the final chapter of the book of Job, with whom is God angry?
Job's friends
In the Gospel according to Luke, who prayed, ''God, I thank you that I am not like other people...''?
a Pharisee
In John 1, how does John the Baptist identify Jesus?
the Lamb of God
In which Gospel does Jesus tell a parable about a slave who is forgiven a debt of ten thousand talents and who refuses to forgive his fellow slave a much smaller debt?
Matthew
Who sent the messenger to ask Jesus, ''Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?''
John the Baptist
Of whom did Jesus say, ''Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!''?
Nathanael
When Jesus touched the blind man at Bethsaida, what did the man say?
I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.''
Who said, ''God, be merciful to me, a sinner!''?
a tax collector
The parables about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the two sons are found where?
Luke
''All scripture is inspired by God'' is a line that appears in which epistle?
2 Timothy
The Epistle to the Colossians says, speaking of Christ, ''He is , the firstborn of all creation.'' What words belong in the blank?
''the image of the invisible God''
Widows figure prominently in the discussion in which each of the following letters?
1 Timothy
According to Ephesians, what is God's ultimate plan for ''the fullness of time''?
to gather up all things in Christ
Many biblical scholars suspect that this book is actually a collection of multiple Pauline letters that were assembled into a single document.
2 Corinthians
In which epistle does Paul indicate that he is in prison?
Philippians
The tongue is equated with a fire in which of the following?
James
Who was Diotrephes?
a church leader who does not acknowledge the authority of ''the elder'' who wrote 2 John and 3 John
Which of the following scripture passages in NOT cited in 1 Peter?
''How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news'' (Isaiah 52:7)
The letter to the Hebrews contains which of the following?
'Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son...''
Which of the following statements does NOT appear in any of the three Letters of John?
'Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.''
What issue is being addressed when 2 Peter says, ''With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day''?
the apparent delay of Christ's return
What is the name of the great city in Revelation that is depicted as a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, a city whose fall is both celebrated and lamented?
Babylon
Who was the diviner hired by the king of Moab to curse Israel?
Balaam
Which book contains an account of Moses' death and burial?
Deuteronomy
Which two sons of Aaron were consumed by fire from God because of their priestly disobedience?
Nadab and Abihu
Who said "The Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other?
Laban
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace" is found in which of the following?
Numbers
What do Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Hannah all have in common?
They were all barren
Who gave Eve her name, and why?
The man, because she was the mother of all living
What book contains the following quotation: "In those days there was no king in Israel; all the people did what was right in their own eyes"?
Judges
In which book does David become king over Judah?
2 Samuel
Which tribe of Israel received cities located within the territories of other tribes?
Levi
Who said, "Speak for your servant is listening"?
Samuel
"If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy" is found in a story about which of the following?
Naaman
What was Nehemiah's great achievement?
rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem
What role did Abner, Joab, and Benaiah have in common?
military commander
Who was the first king of the Northern Kingdom (Israel), the one whose sins were said to have been repeated by every king of Israel who followed him?
Jeroboam
Which of the following groups of prophets prophesied in Judah before the exile?
Isaiah, Zephaniah, and Jeremiah
Who had a vision of four great beasts whose power will be broken when "the holy ones of the Most High...receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom - forever and ever"?
Daniel
Which prophet was directed by God to name his children "Jezreel," "Not pitied," and "Not my people"?
Hosea
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." This is found in which book?
Zechariah
Which prophet addressed most of his oracles to Israel although he was from Judah?
Amos
"He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity" refers to an individual described in which book?
Isaiah
In which book does the following appear: "I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies... But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream"?
Amos
Which of the following was not a leader of the Jerusalem community in the period of Persian rule?
Amaziah
"Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem" is found in which book?
Isaiah
"Thus says the Lord of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel, so that it can never be mended" is found in which of the following?
Jeremiah
In which book does the following appear: "What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun"?
Ecclesiastes
"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it" is found in which of the following?
Song of Solomon
Which words follow this verse from the book of Psalms: "How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity"?
d. "...it is like the precious oil on the head."
In which book is the following quotation found: "There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in their toil"?
Ecclesiastes
About whom is it written: "When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills I was brought forth..."?
Wisdom
In John 1, how is John the Baptist introduced?
as a man sent from God
Who asked Jesus: "In the resurrection whose wife will she be"?
some Sadducees
When the scribes claimed that Jesus was casting out demons by the power of Beelzebul, what did Jesus reply?
"How can Satan cast out Satan?"
When Jesus interprets the parable of the sower in Mark, he says that the sower sows which of the following?
the word
Which event in Mark's Gospel takes place as Jesus enters the region of Caesarea Philippi?
Peter's confession, "You are the Messiah"
Luke begins the birth narrative of Jesus with which of the following?
"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus..."
According to Luke, in the Nazareth synagogue, Jesus read which of the following from the book of Isaiah?
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me."
Which of the following disciples brought his brother to Jesus?
Andrew
In the Gospel of John, to whom does the risen Lord first appear?
Mary Magdalene
To which church did Paul write a letter before visiting them?
Rome
In which book does Paul repeatedly say: "Rejoice!"?
Philippians
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light" occurs in what book?
1 Peter
In Revelation John tells of a vision of seven bowls being poured out. According to John, what do all seven of the bowls contain?
the wrath of God
In her conversation with the serpent, what consequences does the woman (Eve) describe for eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
dying
The book of Deuteronomy contains all but which of the following?
the story of the Tower of Babel
Who told Moses to choose "able men" to help ease the burden of his responsibilities?
Jethro
Which of the judges refused to be elected king?
Gideon
What did Saul do to make Samuel turn against him?
He failed to destroy the Amalekites completely.
Ahab, 400 prophets of Asherah, and Mount Carmel are parts of the story involving which of the following?
Elijah
The decree of Cyrus regarding the reconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple may be found in which book?
Ezra
Who said the following: "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you"?
Nehemiah to Sanballat during the building of the wall of Jerusalem
"Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations" is found in which chapter?
Isaiah 42
In which book do the following quotations occur: "The righteous live by their faith"; "the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord"; and "in wrath may you remember mercy"?
Habakkuk
What was Jonah's message to Nineveh?
an announcement that the city will be overthrown
To whom did God say: "Do not say, 'I am only a boy' . . .you shall speak whatever I command you"?
Jeremiah
Which prophet counseled a king to submit to the yoke of Babylon?
Jeremiah
The immanent approach of 'the great day of the Lord' is a major theme in which prophetic book?
Zephaniah
"By the rivers of Babylon - there we sat down and there we wept" is followed immediately by what words?
when we remembered Zion.
Which of the following completes the challenge of Satan to God regarding Job: "stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will..."?
curse you to your face
In which book does the following quotation appear: "Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Anyone who argues with God must respond"?
Job
Which of the following is NOT a quotation from the Song of Solomon?
"My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill."
Which of the following asked to be seated at the right and left hand of Jesus?
James and John
Instead of unclean hands, what does Jesus say defiles a person?
the things that come out of a person
According to Mark and Matthew, what did Jesus say from the cross?
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
In Matthew, why did the angel tell Joseph to name the child "Jesus?"
Because he will save his people from their sins.
Which is NOT a part of the description of John the Baptist?
He was a Nazorean.
How does Luke's Gospel begin?
"Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us. . ."
Who said, "What is truth?"
Pilate
At the wedding at Cana, who remarked on the quality of the wine?
The chief steward
In which Gospel is the infant Jesus circumcised and presented in the temple?
Luke
For whom did Paul take up a "contribution"?
the poor saints of Jerusalem
What is the effect of the "law. . .written on their hearts" in Romans 2?
it makes it possible for Gentiles to know what the law requires
Which of the following completes this quotation from Galatians: "For _______ Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery"?
freedom
The following passage is often used as a Declaration of Pardon in worship: "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" Where is it found?
2 Corinthians
'Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited' is found in which book?
Philippians
Who addressed the men of Judea at Pentecost?
Peter
Which book compares Jesus to Melchizedek?
Hebrews
What does James say stains the whole body and is set on fire by hell?
the tongue
Where does the following appear: "Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire"?
Jude
Which of the following epistles comments on Paul's letters, noting that "There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures"?
2 Peter
Which of the following refer to believers as "aliens and exiles," "a chosen race," and "a royal priesthood"?
The Petrine epistles (1 and 2 Peter)
Which event occurs earliest in the book of Revelation?
vision of Christ with seven messages
In the book of Revelation, which group falls before the one who is seated on the throne and casts their crowns before the throne?
the twenty-four elders
Abraham was called by God to go out of what place?
Haran
When God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, what did Abraham do?
He took Isaac to the land of Moriah.
Which person does NOT appear in the stories about Abraham?
Joseph
When John's Gospel says, ''As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness...,'' to what story in Numbers is it referring?
The healing of the Israelites from serpent bites
Who said, ''Sun, stand still at Gibeon''?
Joshua
In Isaiah 7, what is Ahaz's response to the Lord's demand to ask for a sign ''deep as Sheol or high as heaven''?
To refuse to ask for a sign
Which prophet was in prison during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem?
Jeremiah
Who said: ''As I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.''
Ezekiel
''For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength'' is found in which book?
Isaiah
Which prophet was in Judah at the time of the fall of Jerusalem?
Jeremiah
''Woe is me, my mother, that you ever bore me, a man of strife and contention to the whole land'' was said by whom?
Jeremiah
''Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped'' is found in which of the following?
Isaiah
When did Ezekiel's visions occur?
During the Babylonian exile
This quotation appears in which prophetic book: ''Then the Lord said, 'Name him Loammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God.'''?
Hosea
Amos prophesied during the reign of which king of Israel?
Jeroboam II
''One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.'' In which book are these words written?
Job
Which saying does NOT appear in the book of Ecclesiastes?
''Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?''
Which subject is NOT discussed in the book of Proverbs?
Behavior in the temple
Who was the passerby forced to carry Jesus' cross?
Simon of Cyrene
What is the major theme in John 10?
Jesus as good shepherd
According to the Gospel of John, why was the Gospel written?
So that ''you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.''
Which title appears most frequently in Mark?
Son of Man
Who said: ''I have not come to bring peace, but a sword?
Jesus
To whom did Jesus address this statement: ''The Spirit of the Lord is upon me''?
Synagogue audience
Which of the following phrases continues the story beginning with the words: ''And a woman in the city, who was a sinner...'' (Luke 7:37)?
''began to bathe his feet with her tears.''
In the Gospel of John, when did Jesus say, ''Father the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you''?
After his farewell discourses with his disciples
Stories about Mary and Martha appear in which two Gospels?
John and Luke
Fill in the blank: ''Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put _________ to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside.''
a veil over his face
Paul's argument in Romans regarding the advantage of Jews over Gentiles emphasizes which of the following?
That they are entrusted with the oracles of God
Which of the following New Testament books warns: ''Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that it is the last hour''?
1 John
Which of the following completes this quotation from Revelation: ''And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem...''?
''coming down out of heaven from God.''
Hebrews describes which of the following as ''living, and active, sharper than any two-edged sword''?
The word of God
For what use did Abraham purchase a field in Machpelah?
a burial place for Sarah
Melchizedek is first mentioned in connection with whom?
Abram
What were the cities of refuge?
cities where those accused of homicide could escape from the avenger
In which book does Moses anoint Aaron as high priest of Israel and officiate at Aaron's installation service?
Leviticus
Which book of the Pentateuch contains the following words: ''. . .one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord''?
Deuteronomy
''Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.'' This appears in which of the following?
Deuteronomy
The story of the Israelite defeat of Canaan is narrated in which book?
Joshua
Which of the following did Gideon and his army NOT take when they attacked the Midianites?
ark of the covenant
Who said, ''I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away''?
Elijah
Which prophet said to God, ''Truly, you are like to me a deceitful brook, like waters that fail.''
Jeremiah
Which prophetic book is, in its entirety, an oracle concerning Ninevah?
Nahum
Who was a prophet in Judah in the days of Hezekiah?
Isaiah
Which city was Jeremiah from?
Anathoth
Which prophet was locked up, thrown into a well, and forced to go to Egypt against his will?
Jeremiah
''But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah...from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel'' is found in which of the following books?
Micah
''Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways'' is found in which book?
Psalms
In which book can the following saying be found: ''...a living dog is better than a dead lion''?
Ecclesiastes
In which book does the following quotation appear: ''One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them''?
Job
How is God praised in Psalm 150?
with lute and harp
The words, ''You have heard that it was said...but I say to you...''appear in which of the following contexts?
the Sermon on the Mount
In which book is the story of the shepherds ''keeping watch over their flock by night'' found?
Luke
What book contains passages describing the role and function of the Paraclete or Advocate?
John
Which book contains Jesus' appearance after his resurrection to two disciples while on the road to Emmaus?
Luke
Which book addresses problems created by people being ''unwilling to work''?
2 Thessalonians
Where is the following found: ''We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose''?
Romans 8
According to their trial testimony in Acts, by what means did Peter and John heal a lame man at the temple gate?
by the name of Jesus Christ
What chapter includes references to the self-humbling of Christ and his subsequent glorification?
Philippians 2
Paul's counsel not to marry if one is not already married is found in which book?
1 Corinthians
What book contains the following quotation: ''Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you''?
1 Peter
''Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by a Son...''
Hebrews
Which of the following is an attitude expressed in 1 Peter toward government?
''For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution.''
According to Genesis 2, in which order were the following created?
the man, the garden of Eden, the animals, the woman
In which book is found the following saying: ''You shall love your neighbor as yourself''?
Leviticus
Jacob's dream at Bethel occurs in which of the following books?
Genesis
Why did Joshua gather the tribes of Israel at Shechem?
to make a covenant with them
Which king is associated with the return of Judah from Exile?
Cyrus
Who said, ''It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors''?
Elijah
The decree of Cyrus regarding the reconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple may be found in which book?
Ezra
Which city did Omri build that became the capitol of the Northern Kingdom?
Samaria
''But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this house that I have built!'' Who spoke these words?
Solomon
''When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son'' is a quotation from which book?
Hosea
Which book contains the following quotation: ''But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruise we are healed''?
Isaiah
During whose reign did Haggai appear as a prophet?
Darius's
''Come now, let us argue it out, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.'' This is
Isaiah
As indicated in Isaiah's speeches, who were the foreigners threatening Jerusalem?
Assyrians
''Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem'' is found in which book?
Isaiah
''All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, 'I will be wise' but is was far from me.''
Ecclesiastes
Which words conclude the following verse from the book of Psalms: ''As a deer longs from flowing streams,...''
''so my soul longs for you, O God.''
What region was home base for Jesus' ministry?
Galilee
Jesus said that Moses permitted divorce for what reason?
you were so hard-hearted
Which of the following speaks of Jesus' driving the money changers out of the temple near the beginning of his ministry.
John
''For many are called, but few are chosen'' comes at the conclusion of which parable?
the marriage feast
Which book contains the following: ''All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial''?
1 Corinthians
In which epistle does Paul state his desire to visit Spain?
Romans
Paul's instruction, ''If you are hungry, eat at home'' pertains to which of the following?
the Lord's Supper
In Romans, Paul contrasts one man, Jesus Christ, who brought the free gift of grace and eternal life, with what other man?
Adam
In which epistle is the following statement found: ''For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened...''?
Hebrews
Which of the following two cities are mentioned by name in Revelation?
Babylon and Jerusalem
According to the Book of Numbers what position was assigned to the Levites in the Israelites' camp?
around the tabernacle of the covenant
Which prophet said, ''I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint''?
Habakkuk
''He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity'' refers to an individual described in which book?
Isaiah
''Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped'' is found in which of the following?
Isaiah
Which prophet was in Judah at the time of the fall of Jerusalem?
Jeremiah
Isaiah is associated with which location?
Jerusalem
Which prophet complained that God enticed him, overpowered him, and made him a laughingstock all day long?
Jeremiah
According to Isaiah, how would Sennacherib, king of Assyria, die?
by the sword in his own land
Which saying does not appear in the book of Ecclesiastes?
''Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?''
Which title appears most frequently in Mark?
Son of Man
The parable of the Unforgiving Servant is found in which Gospel?
Matthew
Which Gospel begins with an introduction explicitly addressed to the reader?
Luke
To whom did Jesus address this statement: ''The Spirit of the Lord is upon me''?
to a synagogue audience
Which of the following disciples brought his brother to Jesus?
Andrew
In his teaching on the mountain in Matthew 5, which of the following does Jesus say about the law?
Not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.
''The seven'' in Acts 6 were appointed by the Jerusalem church for what purpose?
to wait on tables
'Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?'' is a cry from whom?
Paul
According to the opening chapter of Acts, for how many days did the resurrected Jesus appear to the apostles?
1 John
According to Hebrews, why is Jesus able to sympathize with our weakness?
because he has been tested as we are