The Shedding of Blood Quiz

For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.

  • Leviticus 17:11

Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,

  • Psalm 26:9

The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.

  • Psalm 58:10

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,

  • Revelation 6:12

If you haven’t guessed, the questions in this quiz have something to do with blood.  The Leviticus quote is the key.  Since blood is so intertwined with life, the life’s blood, then drinking blood or eating food with the blood in it is forbidden in Levitical Law.  Also, when blood is shed, the punishment is blood for blood.  From the quotes above, there are references to a blood moon and people who are bloodthirsty.  Thus, not all the Bible verses will be speaking about shedding blood.

The Questions:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer(s)
1In the first reference to blood, the Bible states that someone’s blood cries out.  Whose blood and who is being talked to?  
2Why is the shedding of blood such a bad crime as described in the covenant with Noah?  
3Who is being referred to in the first usage of the phrase “Flesh and blood”?  
4What is the reason for first dipping of a robe into blood?  
5What was the first plague of Egypt?  
6Blood enters another of the plagues of Egypt, the last, as a sign, but what is the result of the blood sign?  
7In the first use of “bloodthirsty”, it says that God detests both the “bloodthirsty” and what other common human attribute?  
8The phrase “blood of the (or my) covenant” is mentioned in two Old Testament books.  Which ones?  
9The first two references to “blood of the covenant” in the New Testament are in what context?  
10What happens when a soldier pierces Jesus’ side with a spear?  
11On Pentecost in the introduction of Peter’s first sermon, he quotes Joel 2 referring to blood and what two other things?  
12When Jesus came to us, according to one of John’s letters, He came by what and blood, and what third thing is in agreement with the first two?  

Why did I think of this quiz idea for this weekend?  Oddly, the obvious answer is not the correct one, but God had a hand in guiding me on Easter weekend to that topic.

My wife recently spent parts of five days in the hospital.  Her blood count was extremely low, at its lowest, 3.9.  While there are many definitions of “blood count”: cells per unit volume, white blood cells per unit volume, red blood cells …, hematocrit …, hemoglobin …, or platelet count …, the hemoglobin for a woman should be between 11.6 – 15.0 grams/dL (or 116 – 150 grams/liter).  So, my wife’s hemoglobin was about one third of the amount for a normal, healthy female.  Below 7.0 grams/dL is considered the danger zone.  She had no way to carry the oxygen to all the body parts to keep them healthy; liquid, yes, but not containing what carries the oxygen.  Thus, she was so exhausted that I wheeled her in a wheelchair into the emergency room instead of her trying to walk.  Only about thirty feet, but she would not have made it.  In the following days, after blood transfusions and tons of antibiotics to heal ulcers and diverticulitis, he blood count stabilized – barely above the danger zone, but stable.

It got me to thinking that blood – healthy blood with all those indicators like red and white blood cells, hemoglobin and hematocrit, and platelets, all that healthy stuff – is really important.

So, what does the Bible say?  The Scripture above from Leviticus says it quite well; blood is the essence of life itself.  And the concept of “blood” is used in many expressions.

Bible References:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer(s)
1In the first reference to blood, the Bible states that someone’s blood cries out.  Whose blood and who is being talked to?Genesis 4:10 
2Why is the shedding of blood such a bad crime as described in the covenant with Noah?Genesis 9:6 
3Who is being referred to in the first usage of the phrase “Flesh and blood”?Genesis 15:4 
4What is the reason for first dipping of a robe into blood?Genesis 37:31 
5What was the first plague of Egypt?Exodus 7:14-24 
6Blood enters another of the plagues, the last, as a sign, but what is the result of the blood sign?Exodus 12:13 
7In the first use of “bloodthirsty”, it says that God detests both the “bloodthirsty” and what other common human attribute?Psalm 5:6 
8The phrase “blood of the (or my) covenant” is mentioned in two Old Testament books.  Which ones?N/A 
9The first two references to “blood of the covenant” in the New Testament are in what context?Matthew 26:28 and Mark 14:24 
10What happens when a soldier pierces Jesus’ side with a spear?John 19:34 
11On Pentecost in the introduction of Peter’s first sermon, he quotes Joel 2 referring to blood and what two other things?Acts 2:19 
12When Jesus came to us, according to one of John’s letters, He came by what and blood, and what third thing is in agreement with the first two?1 John 5:6-8 

Of course, God guided me from my personal struggle of encouraging my wife to keep going when her body was saying that it had had enough.  God directed me to the calendar.  The day before this post comes out is Good Friday, the celebration of the day in which Jesus shed His blood so that we might be saved.  It is by the shedding of blood that Jesus became a propitiation for our sins.  In other words, as Isaiah states that our sins are removed, washed clean as snow or wool, and separated from us as far as east is from west.

The sin penalty was paid in full on that first Good Friday, but Jesus’ victory over death was proven on the first Easter when Christ Jesus rose from the dead.

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The Answers:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer(s)
1In the first reference to blood, the Bible states that someone’s blood cries out.  Whose blood and who is being talked to?Genesis 4:10Abel’s blood, when God confronts Abel’s brother, Cain.
2Why is the shedding of blood such a bad crime as described in the covenant with Noah?Genesis 9:6Because mankind was created in God’s image.
3Who is being referred to in the first usage of the phrase “Flesh and blood”?Genesis 15:4Abram will be given a son, of Abram’s own flesh and blood, thus it refers to Isaac (Genesis 21).
4What is the reason for first dipping of a robe into blood?Genesis 37:31Joseph’s brothers sold Joseph into slavery but the bloody robe fooled Jacob into thinking the boy had died.
5What was the first plague of Egypt?Exodus 7:14-24Turning water into blood
6Blood enters another of the plagues, the last, as a sign, but what is the result of the blood sign?Exodus 12:13The angel of death will pass over (thus, Passover) all houses with the sign, the sign of the blood of the lamb.
7In the first use of “bloodthirsty”, it says that God detests both the “bloodthirsty” and what other common human attribute?Psalm 5:6The deceitful
8The phrase “blood of the (or my) covenant” is mentioned in two Old Testament books.  Which ones?N/AExodus 24:8 and Zechariah 9:11
9The first two references to “blood of the covenant” in the New Testament are in what context?Matthew 26:28 and Mark 14:24In what Jesus states regarding the wine representing His blood during the Last Supper.  Luke rephrases it.
10What happens when a soldier pierces Jesus’ side with a spear?John 19:34Water and blood come out.
11On Pentecost in the introduction of Peter’s first sermon, he quotes Joel 2 referring to blood and what two other things?Acts 2:19Blood and fire and billows of smoke.
12When Jesus came to us, according to one of John’s letters, He came by what and blood, and what third thing is in agreement with the first two?1 John 5:6-8Jesus came by water and blood, and the Spirit testifies to that.  The Spirit, water, and blood are in agreement (1 John 5:8).

Whether you did well on this quiz or, ummm, not so well, for the first video.  Here is the Ft Sean Carter, David Gentiles, and Melanie Tierce, singing Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb.

And here is Redeemed, with the Gaither Homecoming Crowd, and solo lines by Terry Blackwood, Cynthia Clawson, Steve Amerson, Sue Dodge, and Guy Penrod.

And here is Carrie Underwood singing, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.

And here is Gateway Worship, featuring Kari Jobe, singing Oh, the Blood of Jesus.

And here is Acapeldridge, singing There is Power in the Blood.

If you like these Saturday morning Bible quizzes, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Saturday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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  1. I listened to all the songs as I do stuff with the blog

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