Thursday, May 31, 2012


1. True or false? Hosea  prophesied against Israel only; he did not deal with the sins of Judah.

2. Fill in the blanks: Hosea promised Israel that " After -------- days [the Lord] will revive us; On the
----- day He will raise us up."

3. Multiple choice:Which prophet likened Israel's eagerness to follow false gods to "an oven heated by a baker" with an unturned cake in it? (a) Isaiah; (b) Jonah; or (c) Hosea.

1. False (Hos.5:5,10; 6:4)

2. Two---third  (Hos. 6:2) Hosea was not making literal time references. He was saying that Israel's punishment was not permanent and that soon they could expect the restoring work of God to begin.

3. (c) Hosea  (Hos. 7:4-8). Israel was so eager for false gods that her desire burned out of control.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


1.Multiple Choice: Which child of Hosea was a sign that Israel would be defeated in a fertile valley?
(a) Lo-Ruhamah; (b) Jezreel; or (c) Lo-Ammi.

2. Which of Hosea's children had a name that predicted that God would have no more mercy on Israel? (a) Lo-Ruhamah; (b) Lo-Ammi; or (c) Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.

3. Of whom did Hosea write when he said, "In the place where it was said to them, "You are not My people; There it shall be said to them, "You are the sons of the living God"? (a) Gentile believers; (b)
the nation Israel;or (c) Nineveh.

1.(b) Jezreel (Hos. 1:4,5 ). Jezreel was the name of the fertile plain in northern Israel northeast of the ridge of Mount Carmel. Jehu had murdered  the family of wicked King Ahab there (2 Kin. 10:11).

2. (a) Lo-Ruhamah (Hos. 1:6)

3. (b) The nation Israel ( Hos. 1:10 ). God had rejected them as His people when the Assyrians conquered Israel, but in a future restoration, God will reaffirm His special relationship with them (cf. v. 9 ).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


1. Fill in the blanks: Daniel foretells of the Jews  who will participate with Antiochus in the desecration of the temple:
"Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with --------- ; but  the people who know their -------- shall be strong, and carry out great exploits."

2. After the "time of trouble" mentioned in Daniel 12, those who were wise by being obedient to God "shall shine Like the brightness of the --------- , And those who turn many to righteousness Like the --------- forever and ever."

3. Multiple choice: What did Hosea's marriage to Gomar proclaim about the nations of Israel? (a) Israelites were to marry; (b) Israel was no longer God's people; or (c) Israel was guilty of spiritual harlotry.

1. "Flattery---God" (Dan. 11: 32 ).  Many Jews died opposing Antiochus, but Judas Maccabaeus began his revolts then which led to a period of Jewish independence in the second century B.C.

2. "Firmament---stars" (Dan.12:3)

3. (c) Israel was guilty of spiritual harlotry  (Hos.1:2 ).

Monday, May 28, 2012


1. Multiple choice:Which one of the following did not represent one of the four kings which would rise out of the earth, according to Daniel's vision? (a) A lion; (b) a bear; or (c) a bull.

2. According to Daniel, which figure would persecute the saints of the Most High? (a) The horn; (b) the lion; or (c) the bear.

3. Fill in the blank: In Daniel's vision, the male goat that defeated the ram represented the kingdom of ------- .

1. (c) A bull (Dan. 7:4--7 ).

2. (a) The horn (Dan. 7:24,25 ).

3. Greece (Dan.8:21 ). The male goat had a large horn which represented  Alexander the Great. The  large horn was replaced with four smaller horns, even as Alexander divided  his realm among his four generals (vv. 21, 22 ).

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Old And New Testament

Today  Shavuot Begins Also "Feast of Weeks" a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June) This year of Our Lord 2012 A.D. is May 26th.
Stained glass window at St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charleston, South Carolina, which depicts the flame of fire upon the heads of the disciples.

Sunday May 27 is Pentecost
In the New Testament is when the Holy Spirit descended upon 120 followers of Jesus Christ and is traditionally called the Spiritual Birthday of the Christian Church. New Testament followers of Jesus Christ consider their primary duty to take the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ to the entire world.

Matthew 28:18-20 --- And Jesus  came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19)
Go  ye there fore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father , and the Son and of the Holy Ghost:(20)
Teaching them to obey everything  I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen

Friday, May 25, 2012


1. Multiple choice:The tree in Nebuchadnezzar's dream, representing him, was cut down. What was the meaning of the fact that the stump and roots were left? (a) His kingdom was to be restored ; (b) they were to serve as reminders of his demise; or (c) they were to represent his grave.

2. True or false? When Nebuchadnezzar returned to his normal state of mine, he refused to acknowledge God's power  and greatness.

3. Multiple choice:  Which one of the following was not one of the meanings of the inscription Belshazzar saw written on the wall? (a) His kingdom was  numbered and finished; (b) he had been weighed and found wanting; or (c) he would be delivered from the destruction of Babylon.

1. (a) His kingdom was to be restored (Dan. 4:26 ).

2. False (Dan. 4:34 ) He acknowledged , "His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation".

3. (c) He would be delivered from the destruction of Babylon (Dan. 5:26-28,30).

Thursday, May 24, 2012


1. True or false?  In Nebuchadnezzar's dream, the image (gentile  kingdoms ) crushed by the stone (the kingdom set up by God) disappeared forever.

2. Fill in the blanks: According to his dream, Nebuchadnezzar would, in his humbled condition, dwell with the --------
of the field and eat grass like the  -------- .

3. Nebuchadnezzar's humble. maddened condition would last, according to Daniel's interpretation of his dream, until "you know that the --------  ---------  rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever ---------  -------."

1. True: "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried  them away so that no trace of them was found" (Dan. 2:35 )

2. Beast---oxen (Dan. 4:25 )

3. Most High---He chooses (Dan. 4:25). When Nebuchadnezzar came to himself, he said, "I--- praise and extol and honor the King of heaven--- And those who walk in pride He is able to put down" (v37).

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar that the golden head of the great image he saw in his dream represented : (a) Darius; (b) Nebuchadnezzar; or (c) Christ.

2. In Nebuchadnezzar's dream, what was unusual about the stone that struck the image on its feet and crushed it? (a) It was translucent; (b) it was cut with out hands; or (c) it rose out of  the desert.

3. Which one of the following was not true of the kingdom represented  by the stone in Nebuchadnezzar's dream? (a) It would stand forever: (b) it would consume all other kingdoms; or
(c)it would be ruled by Caesar.

1. (b) Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 2:38 ) Nebuchadnezzar's Kingdom was recognized as superior to the ensuing three which were represented by silver, bronze, and mixed iron and clay (vv.32,33).

2. (b) it was cut without hands (Dan. 2:34).

3. (c) It would be ruled  by Caesar (Dan. 2: 44 ).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What did the man with the rod tell Ezekiel to do with what he told and showed him? (a) Declare it all to Israel; (b) keep it a secret; or (c) write it down and store it in the ark of the covenant.

2. When Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord enter the new temple, he said, "The visions were like the vision which I saw by the River---"  (a) "Euphrates"; (b) "Jordan";or (c) "Chebar".

3. What did Ezekiel see running out from under the front of the new temple toward the east?
(a) Blood; (b) a river; or (c) three roots.

1. (a) Declare it all to Israel (Ezek. 40:4 )

2. (c) "Chebar" (Ezek 43:3 )

3. (b) A river (Ezek. 47:1 ).

Monday, May 21, 2012


1. Fill in the blank: Ezekiel prophesied, "The nations also will know that I,  the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My
---------- is in their midst forevermore."

2. Multiple choice: What did Ezekiel prophesy would take place in the land of Israel when Gog attacked it. to show God"s fury and wrath against Gog? (a) A great earthquake; (b) a great snowstorm;or (c) a plague of locusts.

3. The man in Ezekiel's vision who conducted the tour of the new temple had an appearance like what metal?
(a) Gold (b) bronze; or (c) silver.

1. "Sanctuary" (Ezek. 37:28 ). Ezekiel foresaw for Israel an eternal king and an eternal temple (vv. 25, 28).

2. (a) great earthquake (Ezek. 38:19 ).

3. (b) Bronze ( Ezek. 40:3 ).

Sunday, May 20, 2012


1. Multiple choice:Which of Ezekiel's signs signified that Israel and Judah would become one nation?
(a) The two sisters; (b) the two sticks; or (c) the dry bones.

2. True or false: Ezekiel  prophesied that Israel would become one nation, never again to be divided into two kingdoms.

3. Multiple choice: Ezekiel said what messianic king would rule forever the restored, reunited kingdoms of Israel and Judah? (a) Solomon; (b) David; or (c) Josiah.

1. (b) the two sticks (Ezek. 37: 16-19 )

2. True. ( Ezek. 37:22)

3. (b) David  (Ezek. 37:24 )

Saturday, May 19, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Ezekiel pronounced God's judgment against Edom because they tried to possess Israel and Judah. He addressed God's judgment to : (a) Mount Seir; (b) Mount Nebo ; or (c) Mount Horeb.

2. Whom did God tell Ezekiel the dry bones represented? (a) Those slain in Jerusalem; (b) those slain in the gentile nations; or (c) the whole house of Isael.

3. Fill in the blank: God told Ezekiel to prophesy to His people in the valley of the dry bones, I will open your --------- and cause you to come up --- and bring you into the land of Israel."

1. (a) Mount Seir (Ezek. 35:15). Mount Seir was the main mountain of Edom and could represent the whole nation, as Judah.

2. (c) The whole house of Israel (Ezek. 37:11 ).

3. "Graves" (Ezek. 37:12 ). The graves of Israel were the gentile nations where they had been scattered.

Friday, May 18, 2012


1. Multiple Choice: Whose downfall did Ezekiel picture by saying God  had broken his arm and it was not "bandaged for healing"? (a) The prince of Tyre; (b) Nebuchadnezzar; or (c) Pharaoh, king of Egypt.

2. The downfall of Egypt was compared to that of what other country, described as a cedar in Lebanon? (a) Edom; (b) Assyria; or (c) Israel.

3. Fill in the blanks: God told Ezekiel he was to Israel like the song of one who had a pleasant voice and played an instrument well, "for they -------- your words, but they do not -------- them."

1. (c) Pharaoh, king of Egypt (Ezek. 30:21 ).

2. (b) Assyria (Ezek. 31:2,3,18). Although Assyria had overshadowed  all the other kingdoms, there had come a day "when it went down to hell" (v. 15)
The same would happen to Egypt.

3. "Hear---do (Ezek. 33:32).

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Today is Ascension Day

Thanks to my "Our Daily Bread" calendar and " Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo " on side bar go to the wonderful post.     Ascension Day (when Jesus ascension into  heaven 40 days after Easter).

The New Testament book of Acts says:
He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. "Men of Galilee", they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.

Acts 1:9-11


1. Multiple choice: When did Ezekiel say that Israel would remember all the things that they had done to defile themselves and that they would loathe themselves because of all the evil they  had committed ?
(a) When they were in Babylon; (b) when they were restored to  their land; or (c) during the siege of Jerusalem.

2. Who said, "My River is my own; I have made it for myself." and brought God's judgment upon his country? (a) The prince of Tyre; (b) Nebuchadnezzar; or (c) Pharaoh.

3. Fill in the blank: Ezekiel prophesied that God would "make a multitude of Egypt to cease By the hand of --------- king of Babylon."

1. (b) When they were restored to their land  (Ezek. 20:41-43).  This  would be possible because in captivity the rebellious Israelites would have been purged (vv. 35-38)

2. (c) Pharaoh (Ezek. 29:1-3).

3. "Nebuchadnezzar" (Ezek. 30:10).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


True or false? In Ezekiel's lament for Israel, Judah and her kings are pictured as a lioness and her cubs.

True  (Ezek. 19:1-9 ).

2. Multiple choice: Because of Zedekiah's rebellion, Israel and her line of rulers would be destroyed. Ezekiel predicted this in the parable of the withered: (a) Hand (b) scepter; or (c) vine.

(c) Vine (Ezek. 19:10-14 ).

Monday, May 14, 2012


1. Fill in the blank: After Ezekiel reviewed the idolatrous and rebellious history of Israel, he gave them this message from God: "What you have in your mind shall never be, when you say,'We will be like the
----------- , like the families in other countries, serving wood and stone."

"Gentiles" (Ezck. 20:32 ).

Sunday, May 13, 2012


True or false? 1. Sword, famine, wild beasts, and pestilence-- these were the four severe judgments Ezekiel said God would send on Jerusalem "to cut off man and beast from it".

True. (Ezek. 14:21). In God's mercy, there would be a remnant saved from this severe judgment (v. 22).

2. Fill in the blank: Ezekiel described  God's giving up the inhabitants of Jerusalem to desolation as He gives "the wood of the ----------- - - - to the fire for fuel".

"Vine" (Ezek. 15:6)

3. Multiple choice:  Of what tree did Ezekiel say God would crop a tender twig and plant it on the mountain of Israel,
where it would grow, bear fruit, and under which every kind of bird would dwell? (a) Oak; (b) acacia; or (c) cedar.

(c) Cedar (Ezek. 17:22, 23 ). God  promised in this parable to save a remnant of Israel from which He will one day make a great nation.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Ezekiel's digging through a wall and carrying his belongings through the opening in the sight of Israel was a sign to them that they were going : (a) To be robbed ; (b) into captivity; or (c) to escape into Egypt.

2. Ezekiel predicted  God's punishment for those in Israel who plastered walls with untempered mortar.
These people were: (a) The prophets who envisioned peace; (b) the leaders who led in worshiping the sun; or (c) the prophetesses who sewed magic charms.

3. By what did Ezekiel say God would "seize the house of Israel---because they are all estranged from Me by their idols. (a) by their hair ; (b) by their ears; or (c) by their heart.

1. (b) Into captivity (Ezk. 12:4,5 )

2. (a) The prophets who envisioned peace (Ezek. 13:15,16 ). The wall was a figure for the support these prophets gave the nation. It was an inadequate support, a shaky wall that looked good because of its plaster.

3. (c) By their heart (Ezek. 14:5 ). 

Friday, May 11, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What did Ezekiel divide into thirds to picture the three different ways people would be destroyed in the Babylonian conquest? (a) His children; (b) his hair; or (c) his clothing.

2. True or false? A small number of hairs that Ezekiel hid under a rock represented the remnant who would not be destroyed.

3  Fill in the blank: To picture the disgrace of Jerusalem when destruction came, Ezekiel said the people would be girded with sackcloth, horror would cover them, shame would be on every face, and there would be " -------- on all their heads".

1 (b) His hair  (Ezek. 5:1,2 )

2. False. He bound the hairs in the edge of his garment (Ezek. 5:3;6:8 ).

3. "Baldness" (Ezek. 7:18 ).

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Multiple Choice:
1.  How did Jeremiah visualize the finality of Babylon's impending  destruction?
(a) He burned a model of the city; (b) he sank his prophecy in the Euphrates with a stone; or (c) he shaved his head.

2. What two nations did Jeremiah predict would fall before an enemy who would attack like "a lion from the floodplain of the Jordan"? (a) Edom and Babylon; (b) Israel and Judah; or (c) Assyria and Babylon.

3. Which biblical book by a prophet has the main thrust, "The Lord has done what He  purposed; He has fulfilled His word----He has thrown down [Jerusalem]"? (a) Ezekiel; (b) Lamentations; or (c) Jeremiah.

1. (b) He tied a scroll of his prophecy to a stone and sank it in the Euphrates (Jer. 51: 63 ).

2. (a) Edom  and Babylon (Jer. 49 :19; 50:35,44).

3. (b) Lamentations Lam. 2:17 ).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Jeremiah predicted that before Egypt attacked Gaza, destruction would come from the north upon Ashkelon. What nation faced extinction ?
(a) Moab; (b) Edom; or (c) Philistia.

2. What nation known for its vineyards did Jeremiah compare to a vintage wine settled on its dregs, which is tipped over and poured out? (a) Lebanon ; (b) Moab; or (c) Syria.

3. Jeremiah predicted at length the fall of a kingdom under attack from the north. Name this kingdom whose gods were Bel and Merodach. (a) Egypt; (b) Babylon;or (c) Syria.

1. (c) Philistia (Jer. 47 ).Gaza and Ashkelon were two of the five Philistia cities. Ashbod, Gath, and Ekron were the other three.

2. (b) Moab (Jer. 48: 11, 12). Like  a good wine which has never been disturbed during its aging , Moab had never known deportation.

3. (b) Babylon (Jer. 50:2,3 ).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Prophecy- Prediction

1. True or false? Jeremiah predicted that if the Jewish survivors of  the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem fled to Egypt that their worst fears would befall them there.

2. Multiple choice: What did Jeremiah  predict by burying large stones under the pavement  before Pharaoh's house in Egypt? (a) Pharaoh's burial site; (b) the location of Nebuchadnezzar's throne; or (c) the site of new plagues against Egypt.

3 What sign did Jeremiah give the Jews who fled to Egypt that they should not worship the Egyptian gods? (a) Pharaoh's capture by Nebuchadnezzar; (b) a comet; or (c) a flood of the Nile.

1. True.(Jer. 42:15-17 ).

2. (b) The location of Nebuchadnezzar's throne (Jer. 43: 9,10 ).

3.(a) Pharaoh Hophra's  capture by Nebuchadnezzar, just like Zedekiah's in Judah (Jer. 44:30 ).

Monday, May 7, 2012


1. True or false? Jeremiah predicted God's wrath upon Jerusalem who surrendered to the Babylonians in order to save their lives.

2. Multiple choice: How did Jeremiah predict that King Zedekiah, the last king of Judah , would die?
(a) In battle; (b) in peace as a Babylonian captive; or (c) from torture.

3. Jeremiah gave a name to Jerusalem in her future glory, which he also gave to the Messiah . what was that name? (a) King of glory; (b) Prince of Peace; or (c) The  Lord Our Righteousness.

1. False. Jeremiah encouraged surrender and was imprisoned for treason (Jer. 38:1-6 ).

2. (b) In peace as a Babylonian captive (Jer. 34:2,5 ).

3. (c) The Lord Our Righteousness (Jer. 33:16; see 23:6) In Jeremiah, the name is first attributed to the Messiah and then to the Messiah's capital.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


1. True or false? The Lord promised through Jeremiah to multiply the descendants of David and Levi as the stars and as the sand of the sea.

2. Multiple choice: What did Jeremiah and Baruch do in the fourth year of Jehoiakim with all the prophecies against Israel and Judah? (a) Sang them antiphonally to the king; (b) sent them throughout Judah; or (c) wrote them on a scroll and read them to Jerusalem.

3. What did God predict of Jehoiakim because he burned the prophecies of Jeremiah? (a) Nebuchadnezzar would burn him; (b) Jehoiakim's eyes would be put out; or (c)  no  descendant of Jehoiakim would ever be king.

1. True. (Jer. 33:22 ) .David represented the ruling tribe and Levi the priestly tribe. They were uniquely God's servants among the tribes.

2. (c) Wrote them on a scroll and read them to Jerusalem (Jer. 36: 1,2,10 ).

3. (c) No descendant of Jehoiakim would ever be king (Jer. 36:29, 30 ). 

Saturday, May 5, 2012


1. True or false? Jeremiah's purchase of land in Anathoth served as a sign that God intended to restore  His people to their land.

2. Jeremiah prophesied that under the new covenant which God would establish with restored Israel, "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying , Know the Lord."?

3. Multiple choice: Jeremiah wrote that when the Lord would restore Judah and Jerusalem, that David would never lack something. What shall David never lack?
(a) A man to sit on the throne of Israel; (b) psalms sung to the glory of God; or (c) animals of sacrifice for the royal family.

1. True. (Jer. 32:9,14,15 ). Anathoth was Jeremiah's hometown (Jer. 1:1 ), so he was anticipating a time when he could go home to live.

2. True. (Jer. 31: 34 ) Under the new covenant, the Lord said, "All shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them".

3. (a) A man to sit on the throne of Israel (Jer. 33:17 ).

Friday, May 4, 2012


1. Fill in the blank: God revealed His plan to bring judgment on Babylon and other pagan nations when He told Jeremiah to "Take this wine cup of -------- from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it."

2. Multiple choice: What did Jeremiah wear as a sign that only by submission to Babylon could Judah and the other nations escape destruction? (a) Sackcloth; (b) a black arm band; or (c) a yoke.

3. True or false? Matthew saw Jeremiah's statement about Rachel's "weeping for her children" in Ramah being fulfilled when Herod killed the Hebrew infants at the time of Jesus birth.

1. "Fury" (Jer.25:15 ).

2. (c) a yoke (Jer. 27: 1-11 ).

3. True. (Jer. 31: 15; Matt. 2: 16-18 ).

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Prophecy-- Prediction

1. True or false? Jeremiah prophesied  in Tophet that because of the desolation of Jerusalem the people in their desperation would be reduced to cannibalism.

2. Multiple choice: What was Jeremiah to break in the sight of the men with him in Tophet to illustrate that God would destroy  Jerusalem? (a) A rock; (b) a tree branch; or (c) A potter's flask.

3. Fill in the blank: God showed Jeremiah a basket of good -------- , which  represented the Jews deported to Babylon whom He would restore to their own land.
1. True. (Jer. 19:9 ) In Tophet the residents of Jerusalem had offered their children to Baal (v. 5 ). During the siege of Jerusalem,the residents would be reduced to eating their sons and daughters.

2. (c) A potter's flask (Jer.19: 1, 10 ) Neither the flask nor the city could be made whole again because of the destruction they endured (v11 ).

3. Figs. (Jer.24: 5 ) . The Lord said that it was for their own good that He sent away those who were deported.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


1. True or false?  God instructed Jeremiah neither to  marry nor to have children because they would die gruesome deaths.

2. Multiple choice: What did God tell Jeremiah would become of the corpses of those who die in Judah's destruction? (a) They would be buried in the desert; (b) they would become meat for birds and beasts; or (c) they would be burned.

3. For what offense did Jeremiah prophesy that God would "kindle a fire in  (Jerusalem's) gates, and it shall devour the palaces-- and it shall not be quenched"? (a) Adultery; (b) idolatry; or (c) breaking the Sabbath.

1. True. (Jer. 16:2,4 ). Their deaths would have occurred in the siege and conquers of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.

2. (b) They would become meat for birds and beasts (Jer. 16:4 )

3. (c) Breaking the Sabbath (Jer. 17:27 ).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What did God tell Jeremiah to hide and then dig up to illustrate the ruined and unprofitable condition of Judah? (a) A sash; (b) a rod; or (c) a shoe.

2. True or false? With the sign of the clay pots Jeremiah illustrated to Judah that God would fill them with drunkenness and cause them to dash against one another to destroy them.

3. Multiple choice: Even though there was drought in Judah, who said, "Sword and famine shall not be in this land"? (a) Jeremiah; (b) the king; or (c) the prophets.

1. (a) A sash (Jer. 13:4,6,10 ).

2. False. With the sign of the wine bottles. (Jer. 13:12-14 ).

3. (c) The prophets (Jer. 14:15 ).