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Test your children's biblical knowledge and enhance your own with this challenging quiz! The answers are all to be found in the Bible in Matthew's Gospel chapters 1 and 2. Or in Luke's Gospel chapter 1 and chapter 2 verses 1 to 40.

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1. In Matthew's Gospel how many generations are recorded between Abraham and the Messiah?

2. How many gifts did the Wise Men bring to Jesus?

3. In the accounts of Jesus' birth how many visits from angels are there?

4. How many months did Mary stay with her cousin Elizabeth while they were both pregnant?

5. How old was Anna the prophetess?

6. How many months had Elizabeth been pregnant when the angel appeared to Mary?

7. How many different names are given to Jesus in these passages?

8. How many times do angels say 'Do not be afraid'?

9. How many prophecies are quoted from the Old Testament in the Matthew passages?

10. How many days old was Jesus when he was circumcised and given his name?

Answers

1: 42 2: 3 3: 6 4: 3 5: 84 6: 6 7: 12 (Immanuel, Jesus, Messiah, King of the Jews, Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham, Son of the Most High, Son of God, Lord, Saviour, Nazarene). 8: 4 9: 5 10: 8

Activity Source: Feasting for Festivals by Jan Wilson, Lion Publishing Corporation, Batavia, Illinois, 1990

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