Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza

Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #11—2 Peter was clearly written by a godless liberal (but I mean that in a good way)

Posted by PeteEnns on January 27, 2017 in Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza 39 Comments

Did you know the author of 2 Peter was a godless liberal? Mhmm. I can prove it. A cherished belief among Christians is that God created the universe “out of nothing”—creation ex nihilo for those of you who want to impress your friends at church. The idea is that, for God to be God, God must

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #8 (in which I am brief but with a slight attitude)

Posted by PeteEnns on December 8, 2016 in Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza 13 Comments

Some of my more lazy readers complained to me that my last PBTB—which I thought was tremendous—was far too long, and they encouraged me to cut back on the word count, citing the alleged “known fact” that “trivia” means brevity. Whatever. I will keep this short, however, but only because I am very, very busy striking

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #7 (in which I’m sure someone out there is going to get upset)

Posted by PeteEnns on November 30, 2016 in Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza 14 Comments

Did you know that the ancient Israelites believed in more than one god? I’m sensing I should explain that. What I mean is that the Israelites, at least for part/most of the biblical period, assumed the existence many gods. They were not monotheists (belief that only one god exists). That would come later in their story. But neither

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #6 (in which I explain that Christ isn’t Jesus’s last name, no matter how angry you are)

Posted by PeteEnns on November 15, 2016 in New Testament Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza 13 Comments

Did you know that Christ isn’t Jesus’s last name? OK, folks, let’s get something straight. Christ is not Jesus’s last name. Even if you’re angry, his last name still isn’t Christ, and his middle initial most definitely isn’t H. Christ is the Greek word (christos) we find 529 times in the New Testament and it

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #5—just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any better.

Posted by PeteEnns on November 10, 2016 in Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza 18 Comments

Did you know that the most common name for Israel’s God in the Old Testament is . . . ? No it’s not “God” (smarty pants). It’s a bit more complicated then that and—as with all my trivia posts—what I’m about to tell you is life-changing. The most common name for God by far is God’s personal name usually

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