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Go Fish!

For many people, summer just wouldn't be complete without a visit to their favorite lake, river, or ocean fishing spot. In honor of the season, here are some questions to test your knowledge of God's finny creatures.

  1. Who was told to "rule over the fish of the sea"?
  2. Which two disciples were casting their fishing nets into a lake when Jesus called them to follow Him?
  3. Which Old Testament book records the smelly story of fish dying in masses?
  4. Which Gospel tells Jesus' parable of a net catching all kinds of fish?
  5. What wise fellow was supposed to be not only an expert on fish, but on animals, birds, and plants as well?
  6. What Philistine god was supposed to be represented in the shape of a merman, half-man and half-fish?
  7. Where was the Fish Gate?
  8. According to the Book of Job, what fearsome sea beast can definitely not be caught with a fishhook?
  9. In the famous miracle of Jesus feeding a huge multitude, how many fish served the crowd?
  10. In the kosher laws of Leviticus, what types of fish could not be eaten?

Who Said That?

"The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks, the last of you with fishhooks." (Hint: Old Testament prophet)

What Is Your Favorite Bible Translation?

  • 36% New International Version
  • 18% King James Version
  • 12% New American Standard
  • 12% New King James
  • 10% New Living Translation
  • 3% The Message
  • 9% Other

Source: A non-scientific poll of 1,260 visitors to www.todays-christian.com.

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J. Stephen Lang is the author of 15 books about the Bible, including the recently published What the Good Book Didn't Say (Citadel Press) and Talking Donkeys & Wheels of Fire: Bible Stories That Are Truly Bizarre! (Warner).

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