Bible riddles are questions and answers based on biblical information. They often challenge an individual's knowledge of the Bible, as well as general knowledge. Some are humorous. For example, the solution to "What is the first tennis match mentioned in the Bible?" is "When Joseph served in Pharaoh's court."Continue Reading
Other sports-related riddles are, "Who was the fastest runner in the Bible? Adam, because he was first in the human race" and "Where is the first baseball game in the Bible? In the 'big inning.' Eve stole first, and Adam stole second."
Many biblical riddles rely on wordplay, such as "Why couldn't Jonah trust the ocean? He knew there was something 'fishy' about it." Other puns include, "How do we know Peter was a rich fisherman? By his 'net' income," "Who was the smartest man in the Bible? Abraham. He knew a 'lot,'" and "Which Bible character had no parents? Joshua, son of 'Nun.'"
Some Bible riddles are straight-up questions and answers focused on biblical knowledge. They cover a variety of topics, such as characters, as in "I was mocked because I was bald. Who am I? Elisha." Others involve biblical locations: "The good Samaritan tells of a journey to Jericho from me. What city am I? Jerusalem." Certain riddles also test facts about specific books of the Bible. These include, "Which book has the phrase, 'the blind leading the blind?' The book of Matthew."Learn more about Christianity
The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalms chapter 117. This two-verse chapter consists of an order to joyfully praise Jehovah for his kindness, mercy and love. In the King James version of the Bible, it is only 33 words long.Full Answer >
There are approximately 2,600 names that derive from the Bible. This list was compiled in the Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary written by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock. There are many other books that list and analyze Biblical names such as Dictionary of the Bible by William R. Smith and Evangelical Dictionary by Baker Publishing Group. The meaning of names can be found in these books or on the Internet.Full Answer >
In the Bible, the number 14 has a double meaning. It refers to the numerical value of the name David in ancient Jewish numerology. It also references the number seven, which in ancient Jewish numerology is the number for spiritual perfection. As 14 is twice seven, its use implies a double measure of that virtue.Full Answer >
According to Bible.org, there are four major prophets and 12 minor prophets in the Bible. The four are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel, while the 12 are Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.Full Answer >