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O YOU CAN NAME the 12 disciples, the Ten Command- ments, and the seven days of Creation. But do you know how they fit together?
1. What lesson from the life of Jonah did Jesus talk about?
a. Jonah learned to obey God, because disobedience is punished.
b. God forgives the repentant as He forgave Nineveh.
c. God rescues us as He rescued Jonah when he was cast overboard.
d. Jonah spent three days in the fish as Jesus would spend three days in the tomb.
e. People are as wicked today as they were in ancient Nineveh.
2. Melchizedek, king of Salem, met with which biblical figure? How is Jesus like Melchizedek?
ANSWERS 1. (d) See Matthew 12:40.
2. Melchizedek, “priest of the Most High God,” met with Abram (Gen. 14). Jesus is like him in that He is a priest forever (Ps. 110:4; Heb. 5:6), once and for all, and greater than the priesthood of Aaron (Heb. 7).
3. The son of the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17); the son of the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4); the dead man who touched Elisha’s bones (2 Kings 13:21); the son of the woman of Nain (Luke 7); the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5); Lazarus (John 11); Dorcas/Tabitha (Acts 9); Eutychus (Acts 20); and the dead raised when Jesus died (Matt. 27:52). Each was resuscitated, not resurrected; they died again. Jesus’ resurrect- ed body was unbound by normal physical properties, though He ate and could be touched.
4. Days Jesus spent tempted in the wilderness (Matt. 4:2); days Jesus spent with His disciples after the Resurrection (Acts 1:3);
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3. Besides Jesus, name at least five biblical figures who rose from the dead. How were these incidents different from Jesus’ resurrection?
4. Name at least four biblical instances where the number 40 is important.
5. Whose faithfulness is contrasted with the Israelites’ grum- bling in Exodus 16—18?
6. Name the four women besides Mary who are included in Jesus’ genealogy (Matthew 1:1-17), and describe their circumstances.
7. “No prophet is accepted in his hometown,” Jesus said after His inaugural sermon (Luke 4:14-30 NIV). He then gave exam- ples from the lives of two other prophets. What were they?
days and nights of rain in the Flood (Gen. 7:12); Moses’ years in Egypt and then in Midian (Acts 7); years the Israelites spent in the wilderness (Num. 32:13); Moses’ days on Mount Sinai (Ex. 24:18; Deut. 9:18); days the spies were in Canaan (Num. 13:25); Elijah’s days journeying to Horeb (1 Kings 19:8); Nineveh’s days to repent (Jonah 3:4); the years of rule of many judges and kings of Israel.
5. Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, the Midianite priest (fitting the pattern of the faithful outsider contrasted with the unfaithful Israelites; see also Rahab, Caleb, etc.).
6. Tamar, who masqueraded as a prostitute and slept with her father-in-law (Gen. 38); Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute (Josh. 2; 6); Ruth the Moabite (Ruth 2:3); and Bathsheba, wife of Uriah, who was murdered by David (2 Sam. 11).
7. Elijah’s care for the widow in Zarephath (instead of the wid- ows of Israel; 1 Kings 17), and Elisha’s healing of Naaman the Syrian (instead of the lepers of Israel; 2 Kings 5).
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