Bible Quiz - Birth of the Messiah

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the Gospel events surrounding the birth of the Messiah. It draws heavily from the first few chapters of both Matthew and Luke in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

If you've ever wondered how much you know about the birth of the Messiah, but never put your knowledge to the test, now is your chance to find out where you stand. 2 Timothy 2:15 says "Study to show yourself approved..." Are you ready?

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  1. What was the priest Zechariah's wife's name?
  2. For what purpose was Zechariah in the temple?
  3. How had Zechariah been chosen to enter the temple?
  4. At what point in John the Baptist's life would he be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  5. Which angel gave Zechariah the news about his petition being heard?
  6. What affliction did Zechariah suffer as a result of his lack of belief?
  7. How long did Elizabeth keep herself in seclusion after becoming pregnant?
  8. Which city in Galilee did Gabriel greet Mary by saying to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."?
  9. How far along was Elizabeth's pregnancy when Mary received her good news?
  10. How long did Mary stay with Elizabeth before returning home?
  11. How long after John the Baptist was born before he was circumcised?
  12. What name did John the Baptists neighbors plan to give him?
  13. The Scripture teaches that John grew and became strong in spirit. Where did he live just prior to his public appearance in Israel?
  14. What key event led Joseph and Mary to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem?
  15. Who was governor of Syria when this first census was taken?
  16. When Gabriel appeared to the shepherds and announced that he had good news of great joy, who did he say this news was for?
  17. How many angels suddenly appeared with Gabriel to praise God?
  18. How long after Jesus birth before he was circumcised?
  19. Who was the man in Jerusalem that had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had seen the Lord's Christ?
  20. Who was the widow prophetess living in the temple that also praised God after Simeon?
  21. Which Jewish feast caused Joseph and Mary to travel to Jerusalem annually?
  22. We learn from the Scriptures that Jesus grew, became strong, increased in wisdom and had the grace of God upon him. What's the next age documented in Scripture for him after his birth?
  23. How many days total did it take Joseph and Mary to be reunited with Jesus after he stayed behind in Jerusalem at the temple? HINT - Think roundtrip
  24. When King Herod called together all the chief priests and scribes to inquire of them where the Messiah was to be born, they quoted Scripture from which Old Testament prophet?
  25. For what reason did King Herod say that he wanted the magi to report back to him when they had found Jesus?
  26. When the magi found Jesus where was he according to the Scriptures?
  27. How did the magi learn that they should NOT return to King Herod as his true motive was NOT to worship Jesus?
  28. An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and warned him to flee to this location as King Herod was seeking to destroy Jesus.
  29. How long did Jesus remain in Egypt?
  30. Scripture teaches us that Jesus being in Egypt was also to fulfill what was spoken by another Old Testament prophet. Which one?
  31. When King Herod learned that he had been tricked by the magi, he became angry and killed all the children in Bethlehem under what age?
  32. Which son of Herod reigned over Judea in the place of his father?
  33. Where did Joseph take his family to live after exiting Egypt? Clue: This also fulfilled Old Testament prophesy.

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