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Farmer Geddon

Something for your brain cells:

I can guarantee there are no trick questions..

But I can't guarantee some "trick" answers....

Here we go:


1 How many books are in the NT?

2 In what language were they written?

3 In what century were they written?

4 Name the Gospels of the NT

5 Name three Gospels from outside the New Testament

6 What does the word “Gospel” mean?

7 According to the Gospels, who baptised Jesus?  Who carried his cross?  Who buried him?

8 In about what year did Jesus die? What year was he born?

9  The author of the Gospel of Luke wrote two books.  Name two of them.

10 What is normally thought to have been the occupations of (a) Matthew and (b) Luke?

11 Which of the following were Jews?  John the Baptist, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Pontius Pilate, Simon Peter, Tacitus, the Apostle Paul.

12 What is the shortest verse in the New Testament?
Ketty

Google will give you the answers.
Farmer Geddon

Or someone more intelligent than you will give you the answers Ket.. not difficult though is it?
Ketty

Farmer Geddon wrote:
Or someone more intelligent than you will give you the answers Ket.. not difficult though is it?


Clearly it is, or you wouldn't be asking.    
Derek

Re: Something for your brain cells:

[quote="Farmer Geddon:93826"]I can guarantee there are no trick questions..

But I can't guarantee some "trick" answers....

Here we go:


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1 How many books are in the NT?


27

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2 In what language were they written?


Hebrew

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3 In what century were they written?


1st Century

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4 Name the Gospels of the NT


Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

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5 Name three Gospels from outside the New Testament


the 'synoptic'

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6 What does the word “Gospel” mean?


A gospel is a writing that describes the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
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7 According to the Gospels, who baptised Jesus?  Who carried his cross?  Who buried him?


John the Baptist - Jesus Christ - Joseph of Arimathaea

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8 In about what year did Jesus die? What year was he born?


36AD

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9  The author of the Gospel of Luke wrote two books.  Name two of them.


Acts and the Book of Luke

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10 What is normally thought to have been the occupations of (a) Matthew and (b) Luke?


Tax Man - physician

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11 Which of the following were Jews?  John the Baptist, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Pontius Pilate, Simon Peter, Tacitus, the Apostle Paul.


All  of them

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12 What is the shortest verse in the New Testament?


John 11:35
cyberman

Re: Something for your brain cells:

Ralph2 wrote:


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2 In what language were they written?


Hebrew


Greek, for the most part. Some might have been written in Hebrew and then translated into Greek, but we don't know, and we only know of the Greek versions even if that was so.
Lexilogio

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7 According to the Gospels, who baptised Jesus?  Who carried his cross?  Who buried him?


John the Baptist - Jesus Christ - Joseph of Arimathaea


Simon of Cyrene also carried the cross, didn't he?
Derek

Lexilogio wrote:
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7 According to the Gospels, who baptised Jesus?  Who carried his cross?  Who buried him?


John the Baptist - Jesus Christ - Joseph of Arimathaea


Simon of Cyrene also carried the cross, didn't he?


Yes he was. I forgot that.

Simon of Cyrene, was the man compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus as Jesus was taken to his crucifixion, according to all three Synoptic Gospels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_of_Cyrene
Derek

Re: Something for your brain cells:

cyberman wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:


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2 In what language were they written?


Hebrew


Greek, for the most part. Some might have been written in Hebrew and then translated into Greek, but we don't know, and we only know of the Greek versions even if that was so.


Yes, you are right
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The mainstream consensus is that the New Testament was written in a form of Koine Greek,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_the_New_Testament
Farmer Geddon

Thanks for that Ralph. Someone honest enough to answer some simple questions.

Kudos to you dude!!
Farmer Geddon

But you do realise you got some wrong.

Number 5/6/8 and 11 specifically

I'm guessing you didn't read the questions properly..

Care to try again?
Powwow

Why should one answer honestly to trick questions? lol
Derek

pow wow wrote:
Why should one answer honestly to trick questions? lol


Because it challenges your knowledge and it is fun as well
Farmer Geddon

I'm guessing because you are not sure of the Answers Mr Moody.

I promise there are no trick questions and the answers will come from a reliable source....
Farmer Geddon

Ketty wrote:
Farmer Geddon wrote:
Or someone more intelligent than you will give you the answers Ket.. not difficult though is it?


Clearly it is, or you wouldn't be asking.    


I would be more impressed if you just tried to answer the questions..

Instead of your usual shit-stirring.....
Derek

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5 Name three Gospels from outside the New Testament


Matthew, Mark and Luke - the 'synoptic'

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6 What does the word “Gospel” mean?


A doctrine maintained to be of great importance

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8 In about what year did Jesus die? What year was he born?


Died Between 30 and 33 AD  Born between 7 and 2 BC

11. I though that this was a trick question which is why I said all of them. I do not know the answer to this one. I could google it but that would be cheating so i have to concede that my knowledge does not reach to this level.

Ketty, Shit-stirring. Are we talking about the same person?  
Ketty

Farmer Geddon wrote:

Instead of your usual shit-stirring.....


Are you grumpy Mr Geddon?  Snot like you.
Farmer Geddon

Ah the standard answer to #5 is: the Gospel of Peter, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Judas. (Some might make a claim for the Gospel of Mary and Gospel of James, - the jury is still out on those two).


From what we have left of the church Fathers debates on the above gospels, and from some churches that still hold them as canon - they might have made it into the gospels when they were codified in the 3rd century C.E. but were marginalised instead..

#6  Gospel simply means “Good news.”  

It is from Old English gōd-spell (good tidings) allegedly a translation from the Greek  “euanggelion” (eu = good; aggellion = news), which is interestingly where we get the word “evangelist” from.  

That is why the four Gospel writers are sometimes known as the four Evangelists.

#11 - J the B, Jesus, Peter and Paul are the only Jews on the list...
Farmer Geddon

Ketty

At this moment in time Ralphs beliefs are leaps and bounds above yours..

***Edited by Lexi***




Suck on that Lemon!!
Derek

Farmer Geddon wrote:
Ah the standard answer to #5 is: the Gospel of Peter, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Judas. (Some might make a claim for the Gospel of Mary and Gospel of James, - the jury is still out on those two).


From what we have left of the church Fathers debates on the above gospels, and from some churches that still hold them as canon - they might have made it into the gospels when they were codified in the 3rd century C.E. but were marginalised instead..

#6  Gospel simply means “Good news.”  

It is from Old English gōd-spell (good tidings) allegedly a translation from the Greek  “euanggelion” (eu = good; aggellion = news), which is interestingly where we get the word “evangelist” from.  

That is why the four Gospel writers are sometimes known as the four Evangelists.

#11 - J the B, Jesus, Peter and Paul are the only Jews on the list...


I do actually know the answer to 6 but only remembered it when you said it so i kicked myself.

I did not know the answer to five, not a clue. I definitely did not know 7. 9/12 is not to bad though, is it?

I see that we both share the same pet dislike. Seems like there are a lot here that do. That is interesting. Be careful though. Your voice is needed here.
Farmer Geddon

1 How many books are in the NT?

We all know it's 27



2 In what language were they written?

We all know it was in "Common Greek"



3 In what century were they written?

Late 1st C.E - most of the 2nd C.E

(ETA The genuine letters of Paul are dated in the mid 1st century C.E. and are regarded as the first Christian writings by most scholars.. but the "gospels" came after the epistles..)



4 Name the Gospels of the NT

Simple: Mark, Matthew, Luke and John (in that order).



5 Name three Gospels from outside the New Testament.

The standard answer is: the Gospel of Peter, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Judas. (Some might make a claim for the Gospel of Mary and Gospel of James, - the jury is still out on those two).


From what we have left of the church Fathers debates on the above gospels, and from some churches that still hold them as canon - they might have made it into the gospels when they were codified in the 3rd century C.E. but were marginalised instead..




6 What does the word “Gospel” mean?

Gospel simply means “Good news.”  

It is from Old English gōd-spell (good tidings) allegedly a translation from the Greek  “euanggelion” (eu = good; aggellion = news), which is interestingly where we get the word “evangelist” from.  

That is why the four Gospel writers are sometimes known as the four Evangelists
.




7 According to the Gospels, who baptised Jesus?  Who carried his cross?  Who buried him?

John the Baptist, Simon of Cyrene and/or Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea.

All the other Gospels have Simon carry Jesus' cross for him.
But not in every Christians favourite book John.
Oh no, this author has Jesus Carrying his own cross:
19: 16/17 - 16 "Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull"

Where is Simon, why ain't he there to fulfil prophecy?

Who are we to believe - What "Mark", "Matt" and "Luke" claim, or the shit "John" wrote?




8 In about what year did Jesus die? What year was he born?

During Jesus' time there was no BC/AD - hence we use the C.E./B.C.E. these days to put the gospels into perspective.

But the truth is - The Gospels DO NOT TELL US when Jesus was born or died. It's all just speculation..




9  The author of the Gospel of Luke wrote two books.  Name two of them.

Luke and Acts.. unless you know of another!!



10 What is normally thought to have been the occupations of (a) Matthew and (b) Luke?

(a)Tax Collector and (b)Physician... unless you know of another!!



11 Which of the following were Jews?  John the Baptist, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Pontius Pilate, Simon Peter, Tacitus, the Apostle Paul.

J the B, Jesus, Peter, Paul.




12 What is the shortest verse in the New Testament?

Most Christians will say John 11:35, some might even say Luke 20:30.

But there is also the point of view that 1 Thess. 5:16 is the shortest verse in the Bible: as it only uses two words in the Greek, “rejoice always” (“Jesus wept” is actually three words in Greek).

As for Luke 20:30, "the second" - if you are counting the letters then it is the shortest.  It has 12 letters in Greek (although over three words). Thess has 14 letters, John has 16.






Ain't random quizzes fun and interesting sometimes!!
Ketty

See?!  I knew you already think you know the answers.  
Farmer Geddon

Evasion noted L.. Ket..

So you agree with all the answers then?


Some don't.. what about you?

I'm nothing if not an education, innit!!
Farmer Geddon

Just because ***Edited by Lexi***.

Here is a special set of questions just for you:

1 How many books are in the NT?

2 In what language were they written?

3 In what century were they written?

4 Name the Gospels of the NT

5 Name three Gospels from outside the New Testament

6 What does the word “Gospel” mean?

7 According to the Gospels, who baptised Jesus?  Who carried his cross?  Who buried him?

8 In about what year did Jesus die? What year was he born?

9  The author of the Gospel of Luke wrote two books.  Name two of them.

10 What is normally thought to have been the occupations of (a) Matthew and (b) Luke?

11 Which of the following were Jews?  John the Baptist, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Pontius Pilate, Simon Peter, Tacitus, the Apostle Paul.

12 What is the shortest verse in the New Testament?




I KNOW they are too difficult for you to answer, but you will get some respect if you at least try to answer some of them..

No dribbling allowed though - your answers have to be in English..
Lexilogio

I wouldn't have got the last one.
Farmer Geddon

Shit me Lexi - are you and Ket one of the sisters from another Mr?

She's a fucking moderator, so is more than capable of editing my posts if she wants.

Who the fuck made you Kets protector?
Lexilogio

Farmer Geddon wrote:
Shit me Lexi - are you and Ket one of the sisters from another Mr?

She's a fucking moderator, so is more than capable of editing my posts if she wants.

Who the fuck made you Kets protector?


I am not protecting anyone - I am doing what I have always done and editing insults out of posts when I'm the first to read them.

Now are you going to post some more quiz questions? That was fun. Although I'd be the first to admit that I'm probably not as much of a biblical scholar as some.
Farmer Geddon

Oh OK - your you are defending ket because she is too thick to answer the questions on her own....

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