Making and Breaking Bread Quiz

(The flax and barley were destroyed, since the barley had headed and the flax was in bloom. The wheat and spelt, however, were not destroyed, because they ripen later.)

  • Exodus 9:32

Put the breadof the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.

  • Exodus 25:30

Moses then said to Aaron and his sons, “Cook the meat at the entrance to the tent of meeting and eat it there with the bread from the basket of ordination offerings, as I was commanded: ‘Aaron and his sons are to eat it.’ Then burn up the rest of the meat and the bread.

  • Leviticus 8:31-32

“Take the finest flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf. Arrange them in two stacks, six in each stack, on the table of pure gold before the Lord. By each stack put some pure incense as a memorial portion to represent the bread and to be a food offering presented to the Lord. This bread is to be set out before the Lord regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant. It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is a most holy part of their perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the Lord.”

  • Leviticus 24:5-9

This quiz is about bread and the grains that could be used to make bread.  The answers may have to do with “bread” or a variety of grains: barley, flax, millet, spelt, and wheat.  Flax may have been used in clothing and other things, but it does make a good bread and a flaxseed oil that has several health benefits.  Some translations mention “corn,” but these mentions are probably a poor translation for barley or wheat since domesticated corn was developed from maize, probably in Central America.

The Questions:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Isaiah, in the woes upon Israel and Judah, speaks of a farmer who sows caraway, scatters cumin, and plants three types of grain: one in its place, one in its plot, one in its field.  Which three of the grains listed above are discussed in this passage?  
2Ezekiel is instructed to make bread before the 390 days that he will lie on his side.  He must use beans and lentils and which four of the grains mentioned above?  Or maybe just which one is not in the bread.  
3While the grain of this plant can be used for cooking, the biblical references are far flung from that purpose, including how Rahab used some of the stalks to hide what or who?  
4What is referred to as bread from heaven by the Lord as he instructed Moses?  
5Of the five grains mentioned above, which is mentioned most and which second most?  
6In the Gospel of John’s telling of a single seed that dies, it can produce many seeds, what type of seed is mentioned?  
7When the third seal is opened, a famine comes to earth, and for a day’s wages, you can get two pounds of one grain or six pounds of another grain.  Which two grains and which of those grains do you get more?  
8What type of loaves were used to feed the 5,000?  
9In which book of the Bible is the last mention of “bread”, referring to consecrated bread?  
10In one of the “I AM” statements made by Jesus, what type of bread is He?  

The Isaiah question, question 1, is from a passage that uses a farmer analogy.  As the Scripture says, it is well known how to distribute the seed in the field and how to thresh or not thresh the grain.  All that knowledge comes from God, probably passed down to Adam and not recorded in the Bible.  But the analogy goes further in that the Lord mentions that the threshing must stop at some point.  To carry on the metaphor of the people of Israel and Judah being threshed, the threshing never lasts forever and a remnant will be saved.

Bible References:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Isaiah, in the woes upon Israel and Judah, speaks of a farmer who sows caraway, scatters cumin, and plants three types of grain: one in its place, one in its plot, one in its field.  Which three of the grains listed above are discussed in this passage?Isaiah 28:23-29 
2Ezekiel is instructed to make bread before the 390 days that he will lie on his side.  He must use beans and lentils and which four of the grains mentioned above?  Or maybe just which one is not in the bread.Ezekiel 4:9 
3While the grain of this plant can be used for cooking, the biblical references are far flung from that purpose, including how Rahab used some of the stalks to hide what or who?Joshua 2:6 
4What is referred to as bread from heaven by the Lord as he instructed Moses?Exodus 16:4 
5Of the five grains mentioned above, which is mentioned most and which second most?N/A 
6In the Gospel of John’s telling of a single seed that dies, it can produce many seeds, what type of seed is mentioned?John 12:24 
7When the third seal is opened, a famine comes to earth, and for a day’s wages, you can get two pounds of one grain or six pounds of another grain.  Which two grains and which of those grains do you get more?Revelation 6:6 
8What type of loaves were used to feed the 5,000?John 6:9 
9In which book of the Bible is the last mention of “bread”, referring to consecrated bread?N/A 
10In one of the “I AM” statements made by Jesus, what type of bread is He?John 6:35 

The word “bread” is mentioned 255 times in the NIV.  It is part of the sacrament of communion, representing the body of Christ Jesus.  Unleavened bread is a part of the Passover feast.  The people had to be ready, no time for the bread to rise.  But then in Matthew 4:4 … Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ’ ”

When I started my low FODMAP diet in late 2019, one of the things that I had to give up was bread.  As a result, I lost a little weight, but I still missed sandwiches.  I learned that spelt made a good sourdough.  I have yet to try it, but I have been looking at the recipes and I am determined.  Since introducing wheat back into my diet, I found I could tolerate a little, so it became less of an issue to study spelt.  These days, wheat has been hybridized to the point of not being the healthy food that is mentioned in biblical times.  As usual, when mankind tries to modify what God created to get greater yield, they mess something up.

And in Reading Exodus 16, God told Moses that He was providing the Bread from Heaven as a test and the people of Israel, many of them at least, failed the test miserably.

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The Answers:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Isaiah, in the woes upon Israel and Judah, speaks of a farmer who sows caraway, scatters cumin, and plants three types of grain: one in its place, one in its plot, one in its field.  Which three of the grains listed above are discussed in this passage?Isaiah 28:23-29Wheat, barley, and spelt
2Ezekiel is instructed to make bread before the 390 days that he will lie on his side.  He must use beans and lentils and which four of the grains mentioned above?  Or maybe just which one is not in the bread.Ezekiel 4:9Wheat, barley, millet, and spelt.  Only flax is missing,  And this is the only mention of millet in the NIV.
3While the grain of this plant can be used for cooking, the biblical references are far flung from that purpose, including how Rahab used some of the stalks to hide what or who?Joshua 2:6Rahab hid the two Israelite spies under flax stalks.
4What is referred to as bread from heaven by the Lord as he instructed Moses?Exodus 16:4Manna, which essentially means “what is it?”  But was manna a bread, a grain, or a resin?  It looked like coriander seed.
5Of the five grains mentioned above, which is mentioned most and which second most?N/AWheat (46) and Barley (35)
6In the Gospel of John’s telling of a single seed that dies, it can produce many seeds, what type of seed is mentioned?John 12:24Wheat
7When the third seal is opened, a famine comes to earth, and for a day’s wages, you can get two pounds of one grain or six pounds of another grain.  Which two grains and which of those grains do you get more?Revelation 6:6Wheat (2 pounds) and barley (six pounds)
8What type of loaves were used to feed the 5,000?John 6:9Barley, five barley loaves and two small fish
9In which book of the Bible is the last mention of “bread”, referring to consecrated bread?N/AHebrews (9:2)
10In one of the “I AM” statements made by Jesus, what type of bread is He?John 6:35The Bread of Life

Whether you did well on this quiz or, not so well, here is Forever Be Sure singing Bread of Life.

Here is the Citipointe Worship singing a different song by the same name, Bread of Life.

Here is Jaime Thietten singing I am the Bread of Life.

And here is J. D. Sumner and the Stamps singing Let Us Break Bread Together.

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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