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Groups of Things - The Bible

Name the members of these Biblical groups.
Note: This is the Bible only - not extrabiblical sources or dogma
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Last updated: June 9, 2016
First submittedAugust 19, 2014
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Holy Trinity
Father
Son
Holy Spirit
 
The Four Gospels
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
 
First Three Kings
of Israel
Saul
David
Solomon
Named Archangels
Michael
Gabriel
 
Sons of Noah
Ham
Shem
Japheth
 
Named Sons of
Adam & Eve
Cain
Abel
Seth
 
Languages the Bible
was Written In
Hebrew
Aramaic
Greek
Books of the Torah
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
 
People Who Ascended to Heaven
Enoch
Elijah
Jesus
 
Sinful Cities Destroyed by God
Sodom
Gomorrah
 
Jews Saved from the Furnace
Shadrach
Meshach
Abednego
Gifts of the Magi
Gold
Frankincense
Myrrh
 
Food of John the Baptist
Locust
Wild Honey
 
Jewish Patriarchs
Abraham
Isaac
Jacob
 
Bible Books Named
for Women
Ruth
Esther
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level 83
Aug 20, 2014
May consider adding Christ as an acceptable answer for Jesus.
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
Agreed. Although then you get into the same argument as accepting Mahatma for Mohandas Gandhi.
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level 73
Aug 25, 2014
I personally don't think so. Christ wasn't his last name.
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level 58
Sep 8, 2014
That argument only occurs when the question is "what was his name". Christ wasn't Jesus's surname, but it clearly doesn't refer to anyone else, and the question isn't about what the Saviour's name is, but which people ascended to heaven.
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level 77
Sep 8, 2014
Mahatma is a title. His name was Mohandas Gandhi. Jesus's name was Jesus of Nazareth. Christ means anointed one. He was known as Jesus the Anointed One or Jesus the Messiah. So just like Mahatma, it was a title given to him.
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level 58
Sep 8, 2014
Again, if the question was "what was Gandhi's first name", the correct answer is Mohandas. But if the question is "Who was the spiritual leader of independence movement in India", there would be a big fuss if "Mahatma Gandhi" wasn't one of the accepted answers. In the context of the questions asked here, Christ can stand in for Jesus.
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level 42
Sep 8, 2014
lets not even get into the fact that Jesus wasn't his real name either, it was Joshua
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level ∞
Jun 9, 2016
Christ will work now
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level 60
Feb 26, 2017
Brandybuck. It is probable that the Tacitus reference is a fake - ie: a 15th century addition. No other writers refer to it until after the 15th century.
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level 46
Oct 29, 2017
There is not ANY credible researcher that argues that Jesus hasn't existed so please lets not talk about that option...
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level 41
Oct 24, 2019
Raphael is another named archangel
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level 49
Aug 22, 2014
Great quiz. Just missed Aramaic...tried Arabic.
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level 77
Sep 8, 2014
Arabic, like Hebrew, was derived from Aramaic... but by most definitions it did not exist as a language at the time any of the books of the Bible were written.
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level 44
Sep 10, 2014
Arabic and Hebrew were not derived from Aramaic any more than Swedish and English were derived from, let us say, Dutch. They just happen to be related, being fellow descendants of the hypothetical proto-Semitic language, just like Swedish, English and Dutch descended from the hypothetical proto-Germanic.
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level 77
Nov 7, 2016
I guess you're right.
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level 47
Jan 23, 2019
Nice point, Tinu. Thank you for correcting what would have gone down as an incorrect statement. I wish certain folks would stop acting like experts in areas where their knowledge is lacking.
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level 77
Sep 29, 2019
^ seriously? I could have just deleted the comment but I don't mind acknowledging when I am wrong or don't know something. If you see something that I say that is wrong feel free to point it out. I'm always happy to encourage people to look things up on their own, that's part of why I post. But don't just imply that I don't know what I'm talking about if you don't have any more information about the subject than I do.
Anyway the rest of what I said was true. Modern Arabic was not a language when the books of the Bible were written. Knowing this doesn't make me an expert on the subject, but I don't think you have to be credentialed to leave a comment here.
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level 68
Sep 8, 2014
Man, why didn't I think of this.... great quiz.
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level 80
Sep 8, 2014
Wow, got all but too, but that's only good for 78th percentile? I'm impressed, Bible scholars, as there were a few tricky ones here in order to get 100%.
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level 66
Jun 22, 2018
*two
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level 63
Sep 8, 2014
I forgot that Jesus ascended to heaven. Time for bed, I think.
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level 49
Nov 7, 2016
Yeah, I forgot that Jesus guy.
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level 74
Sep 8, 2014
Forgot the wild honey, and just couldn't spell Abednego.
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level 76
Sep 8, 2014
Just couldn't think of Enoch. Missed one and still only beat 90% of the quiz takers. Fun quiz.
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level 76
Jun 22, 2018
Guess you don't watch Ancient Aliens! ;-)
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level 76
Oct 24, 2019
No, but maybe I should start. Or maybe I should just read my bible more often, especially since that was the only one I missed again. :)
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level 50
Sep 8, 2014
4:29 left, great quiz, I was a little surprised that I knew them all almost instantly. And there weren't any 100% answers? You'd think at least the gospels would have been higher. Huh.
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level 46
Sep 8, 2014
Wasn't Raphael one of the angels?
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level 79
Mar 22, 2018
No, he was however one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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level 41
Oct 25, 2019
Raphael was an archangel named in the Bible
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level 46
Oct 24, 2019
Book of Tobit
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level 41
Oct 25, 2019
Yes
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level 61
Oct 26, 2019
He's not named in the Protestant Bible (which this quiz seems to be based on, since they didn't include Judith as one of the books named after women).
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level 82
Sep 8, 2014
Accept Incense or something like that instead of the Frankincense, please? (I can't for the life of me even figure where the cs and ss go in that, so..)
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level 51
Sep 8, 2014
Well pleased for getting Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, but then I go and miss Jesus -.-
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level 76
Nov 15, 2015
I was so annoyed about not getting Shadrach et al. I think we used to sing a song about them in primary school that I have since forgotten.
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level 76
Oct 24, 2019
Were you thinking about "Jesus Is a Soul Man" which was popular in the 1970s? "...Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the king said 'Into the fire you must go.' He found out that the fire wouldn't burn 'em. They were saved by the soul man."
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level 34
Sep 8, 2014
Please accept "locust." I know it's dumb that I didn't consider putting an s, but I missed that question because of it.
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level 48
Sep 9, 2014
Isn't there a third archangel?
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level 76
Oct 24, 2019
Raphael is mentioned in the deuterocanonical book of Tobit, and so is recognized by the Catholic and Orthodox churches, but not by Protestants who consider Tobit part of the Apocrypha rather than canon in Protestant bibles. Since there was no distinction made as to which bible, I'd say Raphael should be here, but then one gets into the question of whether or not Uriel should also be here.
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level 48
Sep 9, 2014
Raphael is an archangel. Also, you should consider adding some more (larger) groups for more time i.e. The Plagues, Joseph's brothers, Sons of Isaac, etc.
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level 43
Sep 9, 2014
Got all but one. Ran out of time before I could remember Abednego.
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level 65
Oct 16, 2014
isn't the Book of Judith also named for Women?
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level 72
Jan 8, 2015
Yes, that was my thought as well. Apparently they are going off of the Protestant version of the Bible - perhaps that should be made clear?
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level 57
Oct 24, 2019
Judith is considered deuterocanonical/apocryphal by almost Christian denominations. At least with those that I have seen.
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level 40
Nov 3, 2014
am I the only one who put Rack, Shack, and Benny?
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level 83
Dec 3, 2014
You might do well on this quz.
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level 13
Dec 16, 2014
100% with 1:30 to spare
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level 47
May 16, 2016
100% with 4:20 left
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level 46
Oct 18, 2016
I don't believe I almost missed Jesus!! Just think of Him with 2 secs left...
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level 66
Nov 7, 2016
Great quiz. Could you accept Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's Jewish names Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah as well as the Babylonian ones given to them in exile?
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level 57
Oct 24, 2019
I think some more spelling variations of their Babylonian names might also be helpful.
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level 77
Nov 7, 2016
requiring the "h" at the end of myrrh doesn't seem consistent with the website's policy on the letter "h." It's not required when you type in Gomorra, for example.
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level 57
Oct 24, 2019
Agreed. Also, more variations on "myrrh" would be nice as it's a very unusually spelled word.
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level 67
Nov 7, 2016
Leaves off my favorite angel, Lo. Though I guess he wasn't specifically called out as an archangel.
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level 67
Nov 7, 2016
Thank you, Father Gary... I knew all that time in CCD would come in handy eventually!
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level 43
Nov 8, 2016
I agree that the description should indicate that the answers are based on the Protestant Bible.
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level 51
Nov 8, 2016
Very good quiz!
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level 58
Nov 8, 2016
It ought be pointed out that the second king of Israel was not David but Ishbosheth (II Samuel 2:8-10). David was ruled only over Judah and didn't rule over all of Israel until after Rechab and Baanah killed Ishbosheth seven and a half years later (II Samuel 4). Perhaps the question should be changed to First three kings over all of Israel. (Or you could change the answer.)
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level 35
Nov 13, 2016
I thought that Mary would be one of the people who ascended into Heaven.
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level 61
Nov 13, 2016
Note at the top of the quiz: "This is the Bible only - not extrabiblical sources or dogma". The assumption (or ascension ) of Mary is not recorded in the Bible, but is a tradition of the Catholic Church.
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level 66
Oct 25, 2019
That’s why it’s called the assumption. Catholics just assume that it happened!
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level 65
Mar 24, 2017
The word 'trinity' is not in the Bible. John 3:13 says: "no man has ascended into heaven but the one who descended from heaven, the Son of man." Could it be that Elijah and Enoch went somewhere else?
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level 38
Aug 24, 2017
Amen to that.
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level 25
Oct 28, 2017
Hm, something to look into :) Thanks
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level 46
Oct 24, 2019
https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/11451/how-can-john-313-14-be-reconciled-with-what-happened-to-enoch-elijah-and-jesus Several answers in the above. I like the answer by Johannes best.
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level 66
Oct 25, 2019
You can pretty much find a Bible verse to contradict any other Bible verse. In the Old Testament (long before John was written), it specifically says that these prophets went straight to Heaven instead of dying. You could argue that the OT and NT don’t have the same concepts of Heaven (which is true in that their authors almost certainly did), but that’s not for the quiz to sort out.
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level 24
Mar 24, 2017
In the "Jews Saved from the Furnace" category, I think that Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah should be acceptable. Those were the names given to them at birth- See Daniel 1:6. Afterall, does anyone know who Belteshazzar is? (It's Daniel, the name he was given at the same time his friends were given the new names of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego). Just because an evil king renames you to try to get you to worship gods you don't believe in, and that you stand against, why should those names be what everyone calls you for all of history? For reference, here are their given names and what they were renamed, with the meanings of each: Daniel/Belteshazzar-"God is my judge"/"The favorite of Bel [an idol god]" Hananiah/Shadrach- "Favored of Jah [Jehovah]"/"enlightened by the sun god" Mishael/Meshach-"Who is what God is?"/"Who can be like the goddess Shach?" Azariah/Abed-nego-"Jah has helped"/"the faithful servant of the fire god Nego"
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level 70
May 23, 2017
Regarding the Trinity being something biblical, the Encyclopædia Britannica states:

“Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament . . . The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies.”
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level 38
Oct 28, 2017
Absolutely! - I always wondered, if there was a trinity of three co-equal beings, who Jesus was praying to in the garden just before his capture by the Roman soldiers.
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level 63
Jul 19, 2018
That's a perfectly reasonable position. The Catholic Church and their Roman patrons rejected it in the Council of Nicea and declared it a heresy. Most protestants adhere to the Nicene Creed, but that doesn't mean it's right. You are echoing the Arian (nothing to do with Nazis, but with a guy named Arias) doctrine of Christology, which, as one of its first official acts, the Church declared a heresy.
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level 46
Oct 29, 2017
This is nice quiz, but it's really hard to write these in English while every of these are written differently on my own language.
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level 38
Feb 18, 2018
If Jesus had a last name, given the naming customs of the time he lived, it would most likely have been "Yeshua bin Yusef" (Jesus, son of Joseph).
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level 63
Jul 19, 2018
I suggest adding the Hebrew names of the Torah as acceptable answers. After all, they are the foundations of Judaism above everything else. They come from the first word of each of the books in Hebrew, although substitute an e for each schwa: Bəreshit (בְּרֵאשִׁית, literally "In the beginning")—Genesis, from Γένεσις (Génesis, "Creation") Shəmot (שְׁמוֹת, literally "Names")—Exodus, from Ἔξοδος (Éxodos, "Exit") Vayikra (וַיִּקְרָא, literally "And He called")—Leviticus, from Λευιτικόν (Leutikón, "Relating to the Levites") Bəmidbar (בְּמִדְבַּר, literally "In the desert [of]")—Numbers, from Ἀριθμοί (Arithmoí, "Numbers") Dəvarim
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level 62
Aug 29, 2019
Bearshit? In the beginning there was bearshit. Now that is funny haha, I'm sure some people are gonna throw a fit now, but they just don't have a sense of humour, nothing to do with religion or blasphemy or shaming people etc. Just a fun play on words.
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level 77
Sep 29, 2019
Makes sense. Bearshit has more nutrients than void.
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level 55
Feb 19, 2019
Hope John the Baptist doesn't invite me for lunch
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level 67
Apr 11, 2019
Maybe you could add in the description that this is the protestant bible you're talking about. That makes a difference, because for example the catholic and orthodox bible contains three books named after women (including the Book of Judith) whereas the protestant bible leaves that one out.
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level 70
Jun 16, 2019
Good quiz! Would be nice to add a couple more spellings of meshach. I tried every combination I could think of except the right one. Knew it, but couldn't spell it.
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level 76
Oct 24, 2019
You need to specify "Protestant Bible only". In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Bible, the book of Judith is named after a woman, and the book of Tobit mentions the archangel Raphael.
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level 57
Oct 24, 2019
Fair. I'm Protestant so I was happy, but I wondered the same thing.
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level 55
Oct 24, 2019
40/44 - not bad for an apostate
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level 57
Oct 24, 2019
Begin the "I'm an atheist and I got 100% comments." I get it, you know what's in the Bible and you don't believe in it. So special
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level 80
Oct 24, 2019
I haven't seen any comments like that yet, so it looks like you're just trying to start a fight.
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level 66
Oct 25, 2019
I’m an atheist, and I didn’t get 100% 😞
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level 57
Oct 24, 2019
Technically there are four "Jewish patriarchs," due to the fact that Jews trace their lineage from Jacob's son Judah. "Israelite Patriarchs" would be more appropriate.
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level 61
Oct 24, 2019
"We're just three M.C.'s and we're on the go; Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego." I haven't heard this song for ages but couldn't help singing it in my head once I got to the furnace question.
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level 36
Oct 24, 2019
Not sure if it has been mentioned in the comments, but Moses also ascended in to heaven.
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level 76
Oct 24, 2019
Nope.

"So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day." ~ Deuteronomy 34:5-6.

Best guess is that you're thinking of the transfiguration, where Moses and Elijah were with Jesus shortly before he ascended into Heaven. A dead person returning to Heaven doesn't count.