Last week's question concerned: "Prophecies of the Messiah."
In the Old Testament we see that the Jews expected a Messiah to come who would be king of Israel, defeat its enemies, and bring a golden age of peace and prosperity. What does the word "messiah" mean?
Answer: Anointed one. The word Messiah comes from the Hebrew word mashiyach meaning "anointed". The equivalent Greek word is christos, from which the word Christ comes.
Bonus Question: Fill in the blank in this Old Testament prophecy of the Messiah:
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him ________."
Answer: "Immanuel (Isaiah 7: 14). Immanuel (or Emmanuel) means "God with us."
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This week's quiz question concerns: "Mary and Elizabeth."
Mary, the mother of Jesus, went to visit her relative Elizabeth while they were both pregnant. Who did Elizabeth's son grow up to be?
Bonus Question: What did Elizabeth say to Mary during her visit?
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