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Bible Quiz 20150902
Topic: The Maccabees

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1. When did the era of the Maccabees, also known as the Hasmonean Kingdom, begin?

(a) In the first century AD, at the same time as Jesus Christ

(b) In the time of Moses and Joshua

(c) In the time of the divided Greek Empire, after the death of Alexander the Great

(d) After the Book of Revelation was written

2. Who were the Maccabees?

(a) Levites who served at the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem

(b) Beekeepers in Judea who were called to be prophets

(c) Refugees from Babylon

(d) Roman mercenaries

3. How did the name "Maccabees" originate?

(a) It's a Greek word for priest

(b) It's a Roman word for rebel

(c) It's a Persian word for conscientious objector

(d) It's from one of them who became known as "Judah the Hammer" - in translation, Judas Maccabaeus, or Judah the Maccabee

4. What triggered the revolt by the Maccabees?

(a) An increase in the price of pork

(b) Forcing the Levites to serve in the Greek army

(c) The "abomination of desolation" of the Temple

(d) It was a purely political rebellion after the Romans refused to allow them to vote

5. Who committed the "abomination of desolation"?

(a) Antiochus IV

(b) Julius Caesar

(c) Herod the Great

(d) Pontius Pilate

6. Of what kingdom was the man who committed the "abomination of desolation"?

(a) Herodian of Rome

(b) Ptolemaic of Egypt

(c) Seleucid of Syria

(d) Chaldean of Babylon

7. What Jewish observance originated from the cleansing of the Temple from the "abomination of desolation"?

(a) Purim

(b) Hanukkah

(c) Passover

(d) Christmas

8. When did the kingdom of the Maccabees end?

(a) When the Roman Empire rose

(b) When the Roman Empire fell

(c) When the Persian Empire fell

(d) When the Egyptian Empire rose

9. Did Jesus Christ observe Hanukkah?

(a) Yes

(b) No

(c) Only before His Ministry began

(d) Only after His Ministry began

10. What event did the Messiah say was going to happen, again, immediately before His return?

(a) The Exodus

(b) The birth of John the Baptist

(c) The resurrection of Elijah

(d) The "abomination of desolation"

Answers to this Bible Quiz

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1. (c) In the time of the divided Greek Empire, after the death of Alexander the Great

Related Bible Study: The Prophet Daniel: The Ram and The He Goat

2. (a) Levites who served at the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem

Related Bible Study: When Were The Levites Set Apart? and The Levite Dedication

3. (d) It's from one of them who became known as "Judah the Hammer" - in translation, Judas Maccabaeus, or Judah the Maccabee

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: Hasmonean Judea

4. (c) The "abomination of desolation" of the Temple

Related Bible Study: A History Of Jerusalem: The Temple Of The LORD

5. (a) Antiochus IV

Related Bible Study: Antiochus And The Maccabees

6. Seleucid of Syria

Related Bible Study: A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids

7. (b) Hanukkah

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: Hanukkah

8. (a) When the Roman Empire rose

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: Roman Judea

9. (a) Yes

Related Bible Study: Why Did The Messiah Observe Hanukkah?

10. (d) The "abomination of desolation"

Related Bible Study: The Prophet Daniel's View Of Hanukkah


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