Treasure Hunter Trivia
If you are into geocaching, Indiana Jones, "I Spy" books, or Laird Macintosh, this one is for you. Our year-end survey was full of requests for more trivia and games. So, here goes...
Scripture is stuffed with treasures. Pearls of wisdom. Golden rules. And words that are more precious than glittering gemstones.
Today, we're taking you on a treasure hunt through the book of Genesis. Just Genesis. If you haven't read it in a while, then you may be surprised by some of the wild stories and facts recorded there.
With search engines these days, scripture sentence completions are too easy. We tried to make these 10 questions a tad more challenging.
Take your time. Do this with your kids, a group of friends, or your MBA class. Send us your answers, and we'll publish the winners' names — and the answers themselves — a week from tomorrow.
Most of all, have fun!
1. After Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the forbidden tree, they realized they weren't wearing clothes so they made themselves garments from sewn fig leaves. After God confronted them with their sin, He replaced these garments with different ones made from what? (Bonus! Explain what prophetic significance these new clothes have.)
2. You probably remember that Jacob (renamed Israel) had 12 sons which then became 12 tribes. But do you remember that he had a daughter, too? What was her name, and who was her mom?
3. What did God create first, the sun or light?
4. How many times did Abraham lie about his wife Sarah's identity? Who did he claim she was? (Bonus! Which other patriarch did the exact same thing?)
5. You probably remember that Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery out of jealousy. But that actually wasn't the original plan. What did they initially intend to do, and which brother changed their mind? (Bonus! Joseph was probably how old when he was sold?)
6. After the rain stopped, Noah sent a dove out from the ark to check for dry land. But this wasn't the first bird that flew from the ark — what was it?
7. What did Jacob name the place where he saw the ladder to heaven, and what did he call the place where he wrestled with the angelic being? (Bonus! What do those names mean?)
8. One recurring theme in Genesis is how parents played favorites with their kids — often with disastrous results. Name at least two parents from Genesis who had a "favorite" child and what were the "golden" kids' names?
9. Judah's two oldest sons were killed. What were their names? Who killed them and why?
10. When Jacob's brothers came to Egypt to buy food during the famine, Joseph recognized them immediately but pretended not to know them. He actually accused them of being what? (Bonus! Which brother did he hold hostage while the others returned home?)
Remember! Check back a week from tomorrow for the answers and winner's list!
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