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31) What Samarian sorcerer is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles?

ACTS 8:9-13: "Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, 'This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.' They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw."

32) Of the 27 books in the New Testament, how many have been attributed to Paul?

Of the 27 books in the New Testament, 14 have been attributed to Paul; 7 of these are widely considered authentic and Paul's own, while the authorship of the other 7 is disputed.

33) What did the people of Gerasenes ask Jesus to do after he cast the legion of demons out of a possessed man into a herd of pigs?

MARK 5:14-17: "Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man--and told about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region."

34) What King died after seeing the handwriting on the wall?

According to the Book of Daniel, Belshazzar, king of Babylon, held a great feast during which he saw a hand writing on a wall with the Aramaic words mene, mene, tekel, upharsin, which Daniel interpreted as a judgment from God foretelling the fall of Babylon. That very night, Belshazzar was slain.

35) Where did Paul see a pagan altar inscribed "To the Unknown God?"

ACTS 17:22-23: "Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: 'People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship--and this is what I am going to proclaim to you."

36) What book of the Bible contains the Ten Commandments?

The Ten Commandments are a set of commandments given to the Israelites by God at Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments are listed twice in the Hebrew Bible, first in Exodus 20:1-17, and again in Deuteronomy 5:4-21.

37) Who was the first king of Israel?

Saul was the first king of Israel. His reign is traditionally placed in the late 11th century BC and would have marked a switch from a tribal society to statehood.

38) What did God use to write the Ten Commandments on stone tablets?

EXODUS 31:18: "When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God."

39) Who built the temple in Israel?

1 KINGS 6:1: "In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the Lord."

40) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they ...?

MATTHEW 5:8: "Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God."