The Bible by Picture

Based on a picture and a clue, try to identify these things from the Bible.
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Last updated: July 4, 2018
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document
person
building
person
plague
weapon
person
site of miracles
event
Sea of Galilee
holiday
body of water
part of the Trinity
Palm Sunday
town
object
musical instrument
language
person
gift
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Level 80
Jul 5, 2018
I didn't remember any of the Magi bringing baby Jesus a gift of raisins. Must be something else... there we go.
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Level 79
Jul 5, 2018
Being much lamer than the other gifts, the raisins didn't make it into the Bible.
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Level 80
Jul 5, 2018
The kids all knew to avoid his house on Halloween.
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Level 54
Jul 6, 2018
Got as far as "frank" and thought, "Here we go with all possible spellings." but JetPunk filled the rest in for me.

THANK YOU, Jet Punk

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Level 72
Jul 18, 2020
the raisins were for the Christmas cake.
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2018
Pretty much my mental process as well :-D
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2018
I thought they were raisins too at first :)
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Level 65
Sep 2, 2018
Crystallised ginger?
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Level 49
Sep 3, 2018
I was like "when does the bible mention eggplant" then I realized it was the sea of galilee.
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Level 14
Sep 15, 2018
kalbahamut, Ummm... Raisins? Really? It's Frankincense. Why do you do all these bible quizzes when you don't seem to be Christian?
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Level 80
Jan 16, 2019
If you are Christian I would highly recommend learning as much as you can about the religion and the Bible. This is the fastest, surest way of becoming a non-Christian. After that happens, the best use you have left for all those things that you learned is probably going to be taking quizzes on the subject.
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Level 52
Jan 25, 2019
Ugh, such flawed reasoning. So, by this 'logic', I guess all the pastors and priests of the world still haven't actually read and understood the bible. If they had they would (quickly) quit.
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Level 80
Mar 13, 2019
SMH

I didn't say it was a guarantee I said it was the fastest, surest way. And, actually, there are quite a lot of pastors who are atheists. See: The clergy project. They go on acting like they believe because it's their job, mostly.

I've heard it said many times by people who have firsthand experience with this that it's basically impossible to get through seminary and still believe. Because they actually study how the Bible came about. Many pastors at Protestant churches never go through the same level of training or study. Stalin went through seminary. Matt Dillahunty was studying to be a preacher when he was younger. Bart Ehrman is one of the most respected Biblical scholars alive today and used to believe, as well. Most atheists I meet in fact became atheists because they learned about their religion.

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Level 70
Dec 31, 2019
I've met several ex-atheists who have used this process to opposite effect.
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2020
I would have to meet them myself to say for sure, and until then will have to take your word for it Mama, but I am skeptical of that claim. All of the people I have ever met who claimed to be "atheists" and then started going to church really never were atheists... they were non-practicing or non-religious theists. Or agnostics that didn't really care and then one day decided their life was missing something.

Also, while I have met people who, after studying the Bible or Quran carefully decided that their faith was stronger, they are, in my own experience, the minority. Most of the people I know who went from being less religious to more religious, or believers in one god and then converted to worshipping another, have spent very little time studying the texts they are supposed to venerate. It seems to be more the norm that they believe in what they are told at church, at mosque, by friends, et cetera.

But this is all anecdotal evidence which I recognize the weakness of.

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Level 76
Jul 5, 2018
Why "lyre"? Doesn't seem particular to the Bible the same way the other items are
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Level 77
Jul 5, 2018
King David is well-known as a lyre player.
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2018
Yeah, well known for rocking out Israel as the last act at Jewstock in '69 bc
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Level 49
Sep 3, 2018
Are you calling him a lyre?
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Level 49
Sep 3, 2018
*player
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2018
In my head, Lion + Bible = Daniel
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2018
that's what I tried, as well :D
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Level 79
Jul 5, 2018
I also tried Daniel first - but moved on to other biblical "strong men" - Samson was next on my list, so got it on the second try.
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2018
I don't recall Daniel ever needing to strong-arm the lions though.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2018
They never ate him because he wripped the bottom jaw off the first one that tried
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Level 82
Jul 5, 2018
It makes no sense that it is not Daniel.
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2018
Sure it does. Daniel was cast into the lions' den, but was saved because "God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths so that they would not hurt [him], because [he] was found blameless before him." (Daniel 6:22) There's nothing in the story about anyone wrestling with the lions and ripping their jaws apart.

Samson, meanwhile, was confronted by a lion and "[t]he spirit of the Lord rushed on him, and he tore the lion apart barehanded." (Judges 14:6) Besides, the painting in the clue is called "Samson Slaying the Lion," by Peter Paul Rubens.

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Level 81
Sep 2, 2018
I started with Daniel, and I must admit that my next guess--even though I was preeeeetty sure he wasn't in the Bible--was Hercules.
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Level 59
Sep 2, 2018
That's what I thought, but I just realized that Daniel just sat there and prayed. He wouldn't have fought the lion. It had to be someone else,,,,just couldn't think of who!!
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Level 69
Sep 2, 2018
The Bible mentions 3 men who killed a lion, but only Samson's defeat of a lion is described in detail. David mentions that he killed a lion, but that's more of a side remark before he fights Goliath. The third one is Benaiah, one of David's heroes, who killed a lion 'in a pit in a snowy day'.
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Level 62
Aug 12, 2020
I would have guessed Samson first, but the pic didn't show his hair, so I went with David THEN Samson. We need a pic showing his long hair. Hahahaha
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Level 72
Jul 5, 2018
I got all of them, but I had to use translator and wiki to translate some of these names from Serbian to Englis like frankincense.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2018
10 / 10 for perseverance.
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Level 69
Jul 5, 2018
I could have sworn the last one was Myrrh. I spent ages trying different combinations of spelling. The two do look quite similar which makes that quite a tricky question.
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Level 50
Jul 5, 2018
I put gold for the last one due to the colour! Luckily had time to change it
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Level 72
Jul 5, 2018
I had no idea that Sean Connery brought the Ten Commandments down from mount Sinai. Huh...learn something new every day.
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2018
"Hey, Trebek! Wanna hear the ten things your mother commanded me to do last night?"
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Level 45
Jul 5, 2018
how can that be Samson? when he hasn't got long hair

his strength came from his hair yet he clearly has short hair in the picture

in the bible it does say david fended off lions and bears with his bare hands so id be inclined to say it was david not samson

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Level 80
Jul 5, 2018
His hair looks pretty long to me.
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2018
You disagree with the portrayal, you can take it up with Peter Paul Rubens.
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Level 37
Jul 5, 2018
Could have been either Daniel or Samson. What tipped me to the fact that it was Samson was his protruding muscles. I don't recall any biblical reference to Daniel's physique as being particularly muscular.
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Level 77
Jul 5, 2018
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me

It's clearly not Daniel in the picture.

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Level 72
Jul 14, 2018
Well, what if the angel *did* shut the lions' mouths, but Daniel, being the contrarian that he was, just **insisted** on prying their mouths back open?
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2018
Only missed the building one.. Thankfully this was easier than I thought it was going to be before I opened it.
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2018
Eve has a very neat centre parting. I wonder how she managed this whilst the world had just been created.
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Level 74
Jul 7, 2018
... and God created shampoo on the Third Day and conditioner on the Fourth Day...
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
What??? what is weird about that? what kind of weird laborious things do you have to do to get a parting then? which apparently requires lots of modern stuff that didnt used to exicst.

gravity was already there so it wouldnt have stand up straight, but falls down just like it does now. And when it doesnt part in the middle automatically, you run your hand through your hair.. or shake your head.. (or put your head down and up again).

I really dont get it, people have always had hands..

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Level 75
Aug 15, 2019
I often wonder things like this.

Like if vampires have no reflection, how do they always get their make-up and hair looking so good?

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Level 60
Jul 6, 2018
Easy!
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2018
The Holy Spirit is a bird?
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2018
It's often represented this way in artwork commissioned by the Church.
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Level 75
Sep 2, 2018
Which is because in the gospels it talks about how the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus like a dove (e.g. Matthew 3:16, but is found in all four)
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2018
I would think that you would need to type more than just "ark" to be awarded credit for that! I mean, what about the boat Noah built? Isn't that the same thing?
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Level 83
Sep 2, 2018
Covenant is misspelled.
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Level 21
Sep 2, 2018
Could harp be accepted as well as lyre?
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Level 70
Dec 31, 2019
They really aren't the same thing.
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Level 79
Sep 2, 2018
I didn't know Eve was white. Really white. She looks like she wants to speak to the manager.
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2018
The bioluminescent glow from baby Jesus has washed away the sinful brownness from all those basking in his aura. The most surprising thing to me about this picture was learning that apparently Huckleberry Finn was there.
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Level 52
Oct 18, 2018
at least she has brown hair and brown eyes, unlike most the blond, blue-eyed christ-child pictures
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Level 23
Oct 6, 2018
The Holy Spirit is not 'part' of the Trinity. God is indivisible --- there are no parts to an indivisible being. The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person. He is God, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

A better clue is: The symbol for a Person of the Trinity.

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Level 80
Jan 16, 2019
A trinity without three parts is a contradiction. Of course none of this makes a lick of sense, so, your confusion is understandable.
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Level 75
May 3, 2019
Although it's not really mainstream, Christianity is sometimes considered a polytheistic religion precisely because of the trinity - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytheism#Christianity
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
@roses 3rd person? so there are 3 persons? three gods? weird calling it a monotheism then..

really nothing you say makes sense

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Level 52
Oct 18, 2018
i hate in when jetpunk auto-fills 3/4 of a word as i am sat here, nose down, typing in a long answer... it screws up my next answer
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Level 48
Jun 7, 2020
Not much difference between frankincense and myrrh.
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Level 33
Jun 9, 2020
Very fun quiz! Nice job!