Bible Questions

Answers to the most frequent and the most interesting questions about the Bible and Bible history we’ve received.

We post a new question and answer each week. Check back here each week for the new Bible question and answer, follow us on Facebook  or Twitter or get it by email.

The questions we are asked most often:

When and how did the original Twelve Apostles die?

Why didn’t I know that? (10 Bible facts most people never discover)

What are the Apochrypha? Why are the Catholic and Protestant Bibles different?

What are the signs of the times, of the last days?

What is the meaning of AD, BC, BCE and CE?

Bible Questions:

Read Your Bible In A Year – Recommendations from Our Readers

Who wrote the Bible?  When?  How Many Years Did it Take?

Are the books of the Bible in the order they were written?  Did John really write John 1 and 2 after Revelation?

How did we get the English Bible?

Are there any scientific proofs of the Bible?

Are the dinosaurs in the Bible?

Are there any historical proofs of the Bible?

King James Bible Facts and Statistics

How Is The Bible Organized?

How many years were there in between the Old and New testament?

What is the best study bible according to seminary and college?

When was the word Bible first used?

When was Mary Magdalene first mentioned in the Bible?

Is Mohammed Named in the Bible?

How Long Was A Year In Bible Times?

Are there triplets in the Bible?

How about Troy?  Is it in the Bible?

Is Arika in the Bible?  If so, is it a place or a person?

Is There A Bible That Says “Thou Shalt Commit Adultery?”

Biblical History vs. Myths of other Religions

Bible History Timeline 430 Years in Egypt

Bible Timeline 1996 BC Birth of Abraham

What is the meaning of the number forty or 40 in the Bible?

Didn’t God say not to add to the Bible?  Has the Bible been changed?

What was the original language of the Bible?

When is Queen Esther on the Bible Timeline?

A Reader Response to our answer to Does the Bible Say Birds Will Fall From The Sky?

Names of God in the Bible

What does the word ‘blessed’ mean in the bible?

Girls, Women In the Bible

Additional Questions:

What day do we celebrate the Apostle Andrew?

What were the Letters of Paul?

Simon the Zealot, Apostle

What is All Saints Day?

Jude Thaddeus, Apostle

How old was Ishmael when Abraham sent him away?

Was Jacob a deceiver?

What are the 10 worst Bible Study habits?

What happened during the Biblical years of silence?

What are the names of the 12 apostles?

What do you know about Bartholomew the apostle?

Who was James the Lesser?

What do you know of the Apostle Peter?

Who was Saint Phillip?

What was the apostle Paul’s life like?

What about the Apostle Matthew?

Where Can The Garden of Eden Be Located?

Who was Saint Thomas the Apostle?

Was Abraham alive when Jacob and Leah were born?

Who was St. Matthias?

David and Bathsheba, How old was their son when he died?

Did Methuselah Really Live 969 of Our Years?

Have the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah been found?

How Dates Are Calculated on the Bible Timeline

The death of Judas, did he blow up?

Bible History| Was the Devil Cain’s Father?

Why is there no evidence for the Israelites taking over Canaan?

The end of the Berlin Wall A result of Prayer?

Was King Tut the Pharaoh of the Exodus?

When was the Exodus?

What happened to the “chariot with the red horses”?

What was Fall like in Biblical Times?

Why are the two genealogies of Jesus Christ different?

Are Shem and Melchizedek The Same?

Did It Rain Before the Flood?

The Hebrew Calendar: Links to Free software and printable pages

The Hebrew Timeline: Seder Olam Rabba

Hebrew Calendar Dates

When did Job live?  Why is Job not on the Bible timeline?

How long did Job suffer?

Why does the Bible Timeline show Christ’s birth as 4 BC?

End Times, Last Days,  Latter Days, End of the Age – What’s the Difference

Why should we pray that our flight not be in winter?

Is The Social Security Number the Mark of the Beast?  If not what is?

What is the Kings Highway mentioned in Numbers 21:22?

Who Are the Nephilim?

Japheth is the ancestor of the Chinese

More on Sodom and Gomorrah: Did God Not Know? Can He Forget?

Do we really have to give up everything to follow Christ?

Is Mary Magdalene First Mentioned In the Bible?

What is the Holy Grail?

Was Jesus a Jewish Rabbi?

Why are there two genealogies of Jesus Christ?

What jobs did the twelve apostles have and where did they hail from?

How long was Joseph in Potiphar’s house and in prison?

What are the chances Moses made up the creation account?

Is a woman commanded to cover her head in church?

Who was Jethro, Moses father-in-law and what did he do?

How does God speak to us?

Who was Joanna mentioned in Luke 24:10?

What does “whole” mean in thy faith hath made thee whole?

What book says in the end times the strongest nations will be Sodom and Gommorah?

Did the year used to have 360 days?

What do the letters INRI on the cross above Jesus head stand for?

What did we use before BC and AD?

What are the Syrtis Sands and Why Do the Sailors Fear Them?

What is the Friday Masowe Apostilic Church of Zimbabwe, Also known as Vopostori or Madzibabas

Does the Bible Say Birds Will Fall From The Sky?

Why is Lord Capitalized Differently?

Who was St. George?

Map and Bible History

Abraham’s Long Journey to Canaan, Trusting God:

Where was Sodom and Gomorrah Located?

Thanksgiving

What was the Thanksgiving Offering by the Mosaic law?

What is the significance of the oil and blood in the Thanksgiving sacrifice?

Christmas Questions

Christmas – facts vs fictions

Was There a Census During The Bible Timeline When Christ Was Born?

How Many Wise Men?

Saint Nicholas – the Saint Behind Santa Claus

King Herod the Great – How He Died, Where He’s Buried

Why Talk About Good Friday At Christmas?

Was Christmas a Pagan Holiday?  No.  Here’s the proof.

Genealogy of Jesus Christ

Easter Questions

What tree was Christ crucified on?

What are the names of the two thieves crucified with Christ?

Why Wave Palm Leaves?

Why Did Christ Ride a Donkey on His Triumphant Entry?

Why Does the Date for Easter Change Every Year?

Do you have a Bible question that isn’t answered yet? Send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Great Biblical World History Timeline Project – Information and links for each person or event on the Bible Timeline with World History (alphabetically)

 

26 thoughts on “Bible Questions

  1. I am on a spritual path seeking knowledge and unstanding of God words.I have been trying to save up enough to buy me the full life study bible. if you are any one you know have a extra one that you would like to sell cheap please email me. Thank you

  2. Explain the term “LAST DAYS”

    1. This page on our site explains the term last days

  3. How many times is the word, I, used in the bible(New King James Version) when referring to self and not God? Old Testament? New Testament?

    1. I don’t know. But you can find out using this tool
      http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=%22i%22&c=&t=kjv&ps=10&s=Bibles
      I set it for the king james bible and put “i” with quotes so it would pull out just the word I and not words with the letter i in it.

  4. The answer to the 430 years in Ex 12:40 is this. Jacob was born 2108 years after Adam fell.
    430 after 2108 the Exodus started. That would be 2538. Moses would be 80 years. Therefore, Moses was born 2458 years after Adam fell. The Exodus began 480 before Solomon’s temple built 958 BCE. This is 501 years before the Return date from Bablyon.which occurred in 457 BCE. So, the temple was built 958 years before 1CE
    or 1438 BC(E). Since Christ was born in 6BC and not(1CE).. Thus, the Exodus began in 1438 BC(E). If you want the true date 1438 BC (Before Christ) you must add 3 years.

  5. How many Apostles are mentioned in the New Testament? Is it possible that there will be an existing Apostle in our time? If they exist in our time, how can we determine if they are true or false apostles?
    Thanks and God bless!

    1. I believe
      There can be men today who are apostles like NT apostles. To me that means a man of vision leadership discernment authority but not one man or 2 over the whole body of Christ as james Paul peter were as that was for the beginning and a much smaller body than today but one who is an apostle in particularly for the direction and protection of the fellowship or group of churches God has called them to lead. I believe the leader of my fellowship is an apostle that God has gifted for 40 yrs that has helped to guide our pastors throughout the world and US and to help us avoid many of the trappings the church has fallen into and followed after which has brought great carnality into the church. An apostle is for the help of a gods people not their own fame and worship and that is exactly how our leader has been.

  6. No, there are no last names in the Bible. Last names were not used, in the western world, until Roman times. Even then they went in and out of fashion. It wasn’t until the 15th century that people of rank kept last names. Here’s a good article on last names which mentions that the Chinese have used last names since 2800 BC.
    http://askville.amazon.com/names-created/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=9712880

  7. Hello!
    I love your timeline and our family is finding it so helpful in our homeschooling! On the Online Timeline page the first column is labeled AM with dates below. WHat does the AM stand for?? Thanks!

    1. AM stands for “Anno Mundi” or Year of the World (compared to Anno Domini or Year of the Lord) It refers to the beginning of the world so Adam is year 1

  8. I am a new Follower Of Christ 7 years. I love the Lord Jesus Christ but I have an enquiring mind and a Muslim friend of mine gave me a talk by Shaykh Khalid Yasin. He says that the new testament bible was written predominantly by Paul and that the books of the other Apostles were written long after Pauls writings and they used his work as a basses for their work. I battle to comprehend how anyone could remember what actually happened +-50 years ago. I would like to believe that they would have had written down the events at the time and were prompted by the Holy Spirit to compile a complete set of works in their final days. My Father says that I am obsessed and must just believe. I do believe but I understand that the Bible says that we must be ready to defend Gods Holy word with knowledge of His Holy word through His holy Spirit.
    God Bless You,
    Tim

  9. Jeremiah 10:1-5
    Chapter 10
    Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
    Thus saith the Lord,
    Learn not the way of the heathen,
    and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
    for the heathen are dismayed at them.
    For the customs of the people are vain:
    for one cutteth a tree out of the forest,
    the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
    They deck it with silver and with gold;
    they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
    They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not:
    they must needs be borne, because they cannot go.
    Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil,
    neither also is it in them to do good.
    Is this speaking about Christmas ?

    1. I don’t think so. At the time it was written, Jeremiah was warning the people not to rely on astrological signs or to bend the knee to false gods which are made of wood plated with gold. See these commentaries
      http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/geneva-study-bible/jeremiah/jeremiah-10.html
      http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/jeremiah-10-3.html
      http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/jeremiah-10-4.html

  10. What kind of leader was Rehoboam?

  11. having a hard time trying to contact this company to get a copy of my invoice sent to me by e-mail at the time of my purchase. I deleted it…(that was dumb) but need it to give to Sunday School treasurer so I can get reimbursed for my purchase of the Bible History timeline. Also I am told that invoice had links to used to take advantage of the FREE bonus gifts. Tried 877 966 7300 and 816 584 3077. Keep getting told to contact the “talktous@biblechartsandmaps.com. Have all my info…order #, etc. Did all those things and can’t contact a LIVE HUMAN BEING to talk me thru my underdeveloped computer guru skills! HELLO!!!! Anybody listening?

    1. Hi Leah, apologies that you are having a hard time contacting someone. Let me follow up for you.

      1. Leah – The email has been resent. Can you please confirm receipt?

  12. thanks for use of your Bible Time Line

    I needed to know the number of years from Jacob becoming Jacob-Israel to King Ahaz’s defeat – the time is about 1180 years

    this turns out to be how many Bible years passed by before the word “Jew,” is mentioned i.e. at 2nd Kings 16 – 6
    First it is “hard to believe” this many years passed before “Jew,” is mentioned and even then – it is only a genetic reference i.e. still – no specific Jew is mentioned

    Not only this – The King James Version et al uses “Jews.” at this point while my NASB uses “the Judeans – which is the correct word referring to “all the people living in The Land, at this time!!!

    But it gets worse cause The Bible does not speak of “the first Jew,” whereby, if there is no such thing as “the first Jew,” – there is no such thing as “a DNA Jewish race!!!

    So – once that facade is shattered and the Edomites are-pasted in – then, everything balances out and begins to make sense i.e. re Esau-Red-Edom and all he has done to Israel and Israel’s Modern Posterity i.e. Israel-Caucasianism

    Ron Stauffer
    Laurel Ms
    f4ufighter.777@gmail.com

  13. Why is Luke the only Gospel that mentions the Thief on the Right saying anything to Jesus while He was hanging on the Cross. Why don’t Matthew,Mark and John mentioned the Thief on the Right saying anything to Jesus while He was hanging on the Cross.

  14. Twelve apostles are mentioned during the time of end, but how can that be? Judah can no longer be one of them.

    1. Oops! Judas not Judah!

      1. Judas was replaced by Matthias (Acts 1:15-26)

  15. I was wondering if there is a frame with it. If not does anybody have idea where one could be purchased?

  16. Does your chart explain or show when other church’s were established (the Catholic, the Lutheran, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Baptists, etc.)? Do you include any histories for other world religions in their relationship to the bible as well….the middle eastern peoples being decadents of Ishmael from Abraham for example? Just curious. Thank you so much

    1. Hi Ashley, some of the denominations are represented, Catholic and Baptist I was able to find quickly. There are references to other religions as well as Ishmael.

      Please see the following searches for articles on our web site that contain information on the topics you mentioned as well as where it falls on the the Amazing Bible Timeline with World History.
      https://amazingbibletimeline.com/?s=ishmael
      https://amazingbibletimeline.com/?s=buddhism
      https://amazingbibletimeline.com/?s=mohammed

      Thank you!

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