Bible Literacy

I ordered Eggs Benedict and they served it on a hubcab — I guess it’s true: there’s no plate like chrome for the hollandaise

Okay, that’s not what I set out to write.  Here are a few lines to follow up on the last post (these are from the NIV, and I confess I looked them up):

  1. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted
    (not from the beginning, but still unique to a book, and perhaps more well known, at least to me)
  2. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
  3. An oracle: the word of the Lord to Israel thru [my messenger]
  4. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  5. A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  6. Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us….  Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
  7. In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God
  8. In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was _____.  This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
  9. In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son
  10. (extra credit.  the hardest, I think)  The elder,
    To the children, who I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth—because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
  11. The Lord spoke to Moses in the Tent of Meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt.  He said: “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one.” 

(Note: I don’t know that I would have gotten all of these; do you know others that you think should be known chapter and verse?)


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