Bible Trivia Saturday: Parting The Waters (Answer)

QUESTION:

How many times did God part the waters in the Scriptures and who did He use to do so?


ANSWER:

Moses

Exodus 14:21

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

Joshua

Joshua 3:7-8, 16-17

7 The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. 8 And as for you, command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’”

16 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho. 17 Now the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firmly on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all Israel was passing over on dry ground until all the nation finished passing over the Jordan.

Elijah

2 Kings 2:8

Then Elijah took his cloak and rolled it up and struck the water, and the water was parted to the one side and to the other, till the two of them could go over on dry ground.

Elisha

2 Kings 2:14

Then he took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from him and struck the water, saying, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” And when he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other, and Elisha went over.


Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha were used by God to part the waters to help God’s people cross over by dividing it and to show that they were chosen by God to carry out His will. All four men also pointed to Jesus.

Moses: The giver of God’s Word (the law)

Jesus is the Word of God and giver of the good news.


Joshua: The name means savior, who brought the Israelites into the promised land and through his leadership defeated all of their enemies because of his obedience to God’s Word.

Jesus is the Savior of the world. By placing our faith in Him, He will give us eternal life and take us after physical death to the promised land (heaven).


Elijah: A mighty prophet who confronted the demonic forces who were behind the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel and destroyed them there. Elijah was taken up to heaven by a whirlwind.

Jesus confronted Satan in the wilderness and overcame his temptations. Jesus ascended into heaven in the presence of 500 people after His resurrection.


Elisha: A prophet who succeeded Elijah after his departure from earth, who God used to resurrect the Shunammite’s son.

Jesus is the resurrection and the life, whoever puts their trust in Him shall never see death but have everlasting life. Even though we physically die we shall live.

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Bible Trivia Saturday: Parting The Waters

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Bible Trivia Saturday: Noah (Answer)

QUESTION:

How long did it take Noah to build the ark?


ANSWER:

Before the Flood:

Genesis 5:31

32 After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:9-14

9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13 And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.

When Noah reached 500 years old, he had his sons and at that time the whole earth was in full-blown rebellion against God. When the Lord spoke to Noah about His plans for judgment, He instructed Noah when he was 500 years old to start building the ark. 


The beginning of the Flood:

Genesis 7:6-7

6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

After Noah with his sons finished building the ark he was 600 years old and God directed all the animals to go to the ark and told Noah to take the animals with his family into the ark for protection from His judgment because Noah put his faith in the true Living God.


Noah was 500 years old when he was commanded to build the ark. 

The floods came when Noah finished building the ark when he was 600 years old.

Noah took approximately 100 years to build the ark.

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Bible Trivia Saturday: Abraham (Answer)

QUESTION:

Who was Abraham’s first convert?


ANSWER:

Genesis 12:1-4

The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.

Sarai, before God changed her name to Sarah, had really no choice but to go with her husband wherever he went.

Lot, on the other hand, decided to go with Abram (Abraham) because he believed in the message that Abram got from God, that He who spoke to him was the true God. That made Lot the first convert who followed the true Living God who is Yahweh. 

2 Peter 2:6-8

6 and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, distressed by the unrestrained behavior of the immoral 8 (for as he lived among them, that righteous man tormented himself day by day with the lawless deeds he saw and heard)