A Relatively Mysterious Quiz

Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn,
Ashbel the second son, Aharah the third,
Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth.
The sons of Bela were:
Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.

  • 1 Chronicles 8:1-5

On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, the leader of the people of Naphtali, brought his offering.

  • Numbers 7:78

Every firstborn male in Israel, whether human or animal, is mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set them apart for myself. And I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons in Israel. From among all the Israelites, I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to do the work at the tent of meeting on behalf of the Israelites and to make atonement for them so that no plague will strike the Israelites when they go near the sanctuary.”

  • Numbers 8:17-19

In front of them stood seventy elders of Israel, and Jaazaniah son of Shaphan was standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising.

  • Ezekiel 8:11

This quiz is about both relatives and a mystery message.  I have done mystery messages before, but I have used the first letter of the answer as the letter in the mystery message.  This time, the letter in the message could be the first or the last letter in the answer, but I will let you know which.

As for the questions, there are no questions.  I will give you a relative and what the answer is to the relative.  As an example, let’s take the first Scripture above.  The Relative of might be Benjamin’s first son.  The answer would be Bela (1 Chronicles 8:1).  If Benjamin’s first son is in the first column, the last letter of Bela, or “A” would be the letter in the message. If Benjamin’s first son is in the last column, the first letter of Bela, or “B” would be the letter in the message. In other words, when you get the answer, the letter closest to the middle column is the letter to use.

The Questions:

Relative of – Use last letterBible ReferenceAnswerAnswerBible ReferenceRelative of – Use first letter
Saul’s daughter married to David     
     Judah’s second son who did not get Tamar pregnant
     Wife of Ahasuerus at the beginning of Esther
Father of James and John     
Mother of Jesus     
     Philemon’s slave that ran away
Jacob’s brother     
     Jacob’s first son
     Joshua’s father
     Mother of Cain
Father of Phinehas and Hophni     
     Hosea’s wife
The tribe that David was part of     
Boaz’s mother     
     Ruth’s son
Andrew’s brother     

Two of the answers do no just begin and end with the same letter, but they are palindromes.  Okay, both are three-letter answers.  But I could have used Hannah, which begins and ends with “H” and is a palindrome, but I used something else.

By the way, the last paragraph had hints in it.

For other hints, Boaz is a prominent character in the book of Ruth, but think of when Boaz is mentioned in the New Testament.

And another hint.  The message is a four letter word, followed by another four letter word, followed by an eight letter word.

I am leaving a few hints for a quiz that the answers should be fairly easy to solve, but since the first or last letter thing might be confusing, I tried to help a bit.

Bible References:

Relative of – Use last letterBible ReferenceAnswerAnswerBible ReferenceRelative of – Use first letter
Saul’s daughter married to David1 Sam. 19:11    
    Gen. 38:1-10Judah’s second son who did not get Tamar pregnant
    Esth. 1:9Wife of Ahasuerus at the beginning of Esther
Father of James and JohnMatt. 4:21    
Mother of JesusMatt. 1:16    
    Philemon 8-16Philemon’s slave that ran away
Jacob’s brotherGen. 25:26    
    1 Chr. 5:1Jacob’s first son
    Ex. 33:11Joshua’s father
    Gen. 4:1Mother of Cain
Father of Phinehas and Hophni1 Samuel 1:3    
    Hosea 1:3Hosea’s wife
The tribe that David was part of1 Sam. 17:12    
Boaz’s motherMatt. 1:5    
    Ruth 4:17Ruth’s son
Andrew’s brotherJohn 6:8    

Why make a quiz with both first and last letters used?

Well, if you need a “V”, there are few “V” starting names.  But there are none that end with “V”.  Now, if you need a “Y” there may be many using the Hebrew name, but none start with “Y” in the English translation of those names.  But what if you have both a “Y” and a “V” in the same message?

Yet another hint.

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The Answers:

Relative of – Use last letterBible ReferenceAnswerAnswerBible ReferenceRelative of – Use first letter
Saul’s daughter married to David1 Sam. 19:11MichalL   
   OOnanGen. 38:1-10Judah’s second son who did not get Tamar pregnant
   VVashtiEsth. 1:9Wife of Ahasuerus at the beginning of Esther
Father of James and JohnMatt. 4:21ZebedeeE   
Mother of JesusMatt. 1:16MaryY   
   OOnesimusPhilemon 8-16Philemon’s slave that ran away
Jacob’s brotherGen. 25:26EsauU   
   RReuben1 Chr. 5:1Jacob’s first son
   NNunEx. 33:11Joshua’s father
   EEveGen. 4:1Mother of Cain
Father of Phinehas and Hophni1 Samuel 1:3EliI   
   GGomerHosea 1:3Hosea’s wife
The tribe that David was part of1 Sam. 17:12JudahH   
Boaz’s motherMatt. 1:5RahabB   
   OObedRuth 4:17Ruth’s son
Andrew’s brotherJohn 6:8PeterR   

The Message:

Love Your Neighbor

Whether you did well on this quiz or, not so well, here is Rhonda Vincent and the Rage singing You Don’t God if You Don’t Love Your Neighbor.  They get a little “help” from Bill Gaither.

Here is Dale Sechrest singing With All My Heart.

Here is the Gaither Vocal Band (Jonathan Pierce, Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, and Bill Gaither) singing Loving God, Loving Each Other.

Here is the Roseisle Gospel Hall in Manitoba Canada singing The King of Love My Shepherd Is. I love acapella, but the harvester adds to the ambiance.

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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