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Bible Quiz 20150105
Topic: Barnabas

The answers to the Bible Quiz questions are located at the bottom section of this page, below the Quiz. The answers include links to detailed Bible studies with many illustrations and detailed Bible maps.

1. The apostles surnamed (the name used to identify the members of a family i.e. the "last name") him as Barnabas. What was his personal name (i.e. his "first name")?

(a) Jeremiah

(b) James

(c) Jedediah

(d) Joses

2. Of which Israelite tribe was Barnabas?

(a) Judah

(b) Benjamin

(c) Levi

(d) Ephraim

3. On what large Mediterranean Sea island off the coast of Israel was Barnabas born?

(a) Malta

(b) Sicily

(c) Rhodes

(d) Cyprus

4. Who became a converted Christian first?

(a) The apostle Paul

(b) Barnabas

(c) They became converted Christians together

(d) The Bible doesn't say

5. Where did Barnabas and Saul / Paul stay for a year - where the true followers of the LORD were first called "Christians"?

(a) Jerusalem

(b) Damascus

(c) Antioch, in Syria

(d) Antioch, in Turkey

6. What nephew of Barnabas was a writer of one of the four "Gospel Books" of the Bible?

(a) Matthew

(b) Mark

(c) Luke

(d) John

7. The word "apostle" means someone who is sent. Was Barnabas declared an apostle by the LORD?

(a) Yes

(b) No

8. When the idol worshipers of Lystra witnessed Barnabas and Paul heal a crippled man by means of the Holy Spirit, what two of their "gods" did they say that Barnabas and Paul were?

(a) Ollie and Sven

(b) Jupiter and Mercury

(c) Apollo and Zeus

(d) Mars and Saturn

9. Why did Barnabas and Paul part company and serve the LORD in separate ministries?

(a) Barnabas could no longer keep up with the pace of Paul

(b) Paul could no longer keep up with the pace of Barnabas

(c) Paul got married

(d) Paul refused to take John Mark along with them

10. The twelve apostles were sent to the tribes of Israel. Who did the LORD sent Barnabas and Paul to?

(a) To the tribes of Israel, the same as the twelve apostles

(b) To the Jews only

(c) To the Greeks

(d) To the "gentiles" - to all people

Answers to this Bible Quiz

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1. (d) Joses
"4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus" (Acts 4:36 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Levites Of Christ

2. (c) Levi
"4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus" (Acts 4:36 KJV)

Related Bible Study: When Were The Levites Set Apart? and Three Tribes and Three Meanings

3. (d) Cyprus
"4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus" (Acts 4:36 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Cyprus

4. (b) Barnabas became a Christian before Paul (Acts 11:19-30).

Related Bible Study: The Meeting Of Paul And Barnabas

5. (c) Antioch, in Syria
"11:25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." (Acts 11:25-26 KJV)

Related Bible Study: A Biography Of Jacob: The Jacobites Of Syria and The Syrian Tongue Of Jesus

6. (b) Mark
"Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas" (Colossians 4:10 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Mark: Was It John Mark?

7. (a) Yes
"13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." (Acts 13:2 KJV) and "14:14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul" (Acts 14:14 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Ministry Of Paul And Barnabas

8. (b) Jupiter and Mercury
"14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 14:12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker." (Acts 14:11-12 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The First Rock Star and The Maker Of Mystic Mountain

9. (d) Paul refused to take John Mark along with them (although John Mark did closely associate with Paul in later years i.e. Colossians 4:10).
"15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; 15:40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God." (Acts 15:39-40 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Colossians: By Him Were All Things Created and 1 Thessalonians: Prove All Things, Hold Fast What Is Good

10. (d) To the "gentiles" - to all people
"2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision." (Galatians 2:9 KJV)

Related Bible Study: What Did The Messiah Say About Gentiles?


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