Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bible Quiz Answers, and Another Quiz about the Bible

Answers to the quiz about the Bible, the world's greatest and best-selling book:

1. Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. These are the 3 languages of the original Bible manuscripts.

2. The Septuagint , LXX (Roman numeral for 70), Greek language. The first and oldest translation from the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament.

3 The Essenes. They hid the Dead Sea Scrolls from the Romans, preserving them for posterity.

4. Esther. Parts of all but this book of the Old Testament were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

5. Polyglot. Book that contains the Bible in multiple languages.

6. Uncial. Ancient writing style of large plain block letters as opposed to more modern cursive writing.

7. Palimpest. Literally means "written twice". Ancient writing is found hidden under more modern writing on a manuscript, vellum, parchment, etc.

8. Deuteronomy. Book of the Law that King Josiah found in Temple hiding place, and had read to the people.

9. Jerome. Wrote the "authorized" Latin Vulgate in the 4th century A.D. (C.E.).

10. John. The oldest known extant manuscript is part of this Gospel book of Bible- dating to about 125 A.D. (C.E.).

11. Johannes Gutenberg. Used moveable type to print the Latin Vulgate Bible in the 1400's in Germany.

12. 4,000. Languages that have no Bible translation, not a single verse-but most of these are not major languages (not so many speakers of the language compared to the languages that have Bible translation.)

New Quiz on the Bible, the World's Greatest Book:

1. What two languages have the two oldest (first) translations of the New Testament?
Clue: One is now a "dead" language not spoken in any nation of the world, but the basis of many European Languages.

2. A British scholar who found, many years ago, that all the New Testament, but eleven verses, were found in the then known writings of the ancient "Church Fathers."

3. He wrote many letters between 50 and 65 A.D., now part of New Testament Scripture.

4. The Prophets and the Writings were accepted as Hebrew Scripture alongside the Law (Torah) a little after: a) 500 B.C. b) 400 B.C. c) 300 B.C. d) 200 B.C.

5. The Old Testament was first translated into Greek (the Septuagint) about:
a) 100 A.D. (C.E.) b) 100 B.C. 3) 250 B.C. 4) 500 B.C.

6. Bibles and books printed before 1501 (between 1445 and 1500 A.D. (C.E.) that are fairly rare and collectable are called____. (Clue starts with an "I" and is from the Latin)

7. The Jewish council that in 90 A.D. fixed the Hebrew canon at 39 books, the same 39 books found now also in the Old Testament of the Protestant Bible.

8. Famous Renaissance man who used manuscripts back to the 10th century A.D. to produce an edition of the Greek New Testament in 1516 which became the basis for many later vernacular translations of the New Testament.

9. New Testament translators use the Greek and the Latin Vulgate, but they occasionally also use the ____ and ___ translations of the New Testament. Name these 2 translations or languages.

10. A 19th century Greek scholar-translator who discovered the Codex Sinaiticus manuscripts in a waste basket at the St. Catherine's monastary near Mt. Sinai.


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