Book 2: Chapter 2:27
Wrestling Federation/Detroit Believers/Rockin' Rabbis
-Who was Pontius Pilate?
-What animal was in the denial of Peter?
-Why was the stone rolled back from the tomb?
If you could answer these and a bunch of other
questions, maybe you've got what it takes to win.....
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE!!!
If it's Maundy Thursday, then we're closing in on
Easter. The American Bible Challenge is here to get
dressed and get brainy. Our 3 teams this week are::
Hometown: Royse City, Rockwall, and
Charity: Christian Wrestling Federation, which
promotes a wholesome version of professional
Team Members: Phillip Barron, Rob Vaughn, and Mike
Watt (all pro wrestlers). Phil is the leader of this
group of Christian wrestlers, all of whom have loved
pro wrestling—but not its increasingly sexualized
image—their whole lives. They believe strongly in
the ministry of CWF, which is facing dire financial
straits. They’re playing to save the Christian
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Charity: Dominican Literacy Center, which works to
reduce Detroit’s 47% adult illiteracy rate
Team Members: David Stephen (law student); Crystal
Willis (law school graduate); and Eleisha Teasley
(prospective medical student). These smart,
achieving graduate students—who became friends while
attending college in Atlanta—want to advance a
positive image of Detroit, and provide living proof
that their home city produces successful, capable
Hometown: Newburgh, Nyack, and Roslyn
Charity: UJA Federation of New York’s Hurricane
Team Members: Philip Weintraub (rabbi); Jeffrey
Abraham (rabbi); Eve Eichenholtz (student rabbi).
These three aren’t your average rabbis: They love
the Bible, game shows—and Jeff Foxworthy! After
Philip’s In-laws’ home and neighborhood were nearly
destroyed in Hurricane Sandy as well as Jeffrey and
Eve's respective communities, they have all been
passionate about efforts to help those in need
following this historic natural disaster.
This ain't no Easter canata, but it's a
game show directed at Jeff Foxworthy. So suit up and....
LET THE CHALLENGE COMMENCE!!!!
MY TWEET LORD
Some more biblical tweets for the new
season. 10 points to give to you. Shall we begin?
1. "@___________: I got
caught for murdering my brother. I guess with only a handful of
people in the world, someone was bound to notice. #ForeheadSlap"-
Cain, Abel, Seth or Ishmael?
The rabbis slap that buzzer to answer
with Cain and they get a dime. Next tweet:
2. "@____________: Had fun
2day hangin' w/my BFF David. Please don't RT this. Dad wd totally
kill me. #DadMad"- Absalom, Abner, Josiah or Jonathan?
No need to be mad, the rabbis take 2 in
a row with Jonathan. Last tweet:
3. "@____________: Jesus
said I have to be born again. How? I don't even fit in a womb
anymore. #BadWithMetaphors"- Joseph of Arimathea, Lazarus, Nicodemus
The believers get Nicodemus and they end
the round with 10, while the rabbis lead in 20 and CWF not on the
board yet, but this Biblical Brainbender could change it....
25-PT. BQ: What
percentage believed heaven's streets are literally paved w/ gold-
72%, 51% or 28%?
CWF gets 72, the rabbis get 51 and the believers agree with
that. The actual answer is......72 percent, CWF gets on the board.
Next round is.....
A DROP IN THE BUCKET
Here is how this thing works. Three
choices are given per fact & to lock in an answer here, they have to
bounce an orange ping-pong ball into the corresponding bucket.
Here to kick the bucket first is the
believers and the 3 they have to deal with are:
the Baptist, Uriah the Hittite & Kermit the Frog
Let's get to tossing with this first
1. Croaked on the
battlefield while fighting the Ammonites
They get Uriah and it's....correct!
2. Celebrated the birth of
Christ w/ John Denver
They get Kermit and there is 34 ticks
left. Last one:
Made King David green w/ envy.
Uriah was the answer, but they ran out
of tosses. Maybe the Rabbis could do better. The 3 they have to deal
Matthew, Mark & Luke Skywalker
60 on the timer.....GO!
1. Deserted his companions
Went with Matthew, but Mark was the
right one. Next:
2. Had a lightsaber
It was Luke alright and it's
correct. One more:
At the Last Supper
It was Matthew, but the ammo ran
out. The CWF have a full set. The 3 are....
Rahab & Reba (McEntire)
All it takes is one minute and it
1. Colluded w/ spies in Jericho
Rahab is the choice and
2. Two of her nieces
married her son
That would be Rebekah and it's the right
one. For the sweep....
Married a steer wrestler
It's Reba of the CW fame and it's a HAT
TRICK! They bring the total to 75 and everybody else stays put from
the round 1 score. Next up.....
MANNA ON THE STREET
Jeff went to his hometown and quizzed
people about the Bible. Back in LA, we have 3 queries and the
believers go first. We start with:
Though it seems like he
should've had lots of sons, what king has only one son, Rehoboam,
mentioned by name?
Solomon is the answer. It's correct! The
Rabbis are next and they stare at this....
Whose son Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
was born soon after the father prophesied about Immanuel?
They went with Ezekiel, but the
wrong answer isn't connected to the points. The right one: Isaiah.
CWF gets last and this:
While living in Midian,
who named his song Gershom, saying "I have become a foreigner in a
Nimrod is the answer. Wrong, you
nimrods! It's Moses. The Believers go up to 60 and we go to.....
KIRK'S RIGHTEOUS REMIX
After the choir do their thing, Kirk
will ask questions. It'll still be worth 50 points. The Believers
"Jesus walked upon the
water, Peter followed but didn't float; Peter sank into the water,
Where was everyone in the boat?"- what was the name of the body of
water Jesus & Peter walked on?
They put their hands in the hand of the
Sea of Gailiee and hands them 50 points. The Rabbis are next and we
"He laid out a wool fleece
to test an angel out, Find what it's all about, 'cause he was filled
w/ doubt; He laid out a wool fleece to test an angel out, Who was
the super-cautious judge?"
Anyone in Motel 6 who reads a BIble
knows it's Gideon and it's correct. The CWF have the last remix....
"Elijah on the mountain,
Made the prophets of Baal look foolish; God's fire fell from heaven,
Upon what mountain's top?"
Sinai and it's wrong. Mt. Caramel left
them with a bad taste in their mouth. After 4 rounds, the CWF have
75, the Rabbis have 70 and the believers in the lead with 110.
Anything could still happen as we hit....
THE CHOSEN THREE
The believers go first. What items on a
shopping list would be in the feeding of the 5000 people. five
loaves, two fish, seven basketfuls of leftovers, 7 loaves, 12
basketfuls of leftovers or unknown number of fish?
They get the 5 loaves, 12 baskets
and 2 fish like they knew it. HAT TRICK! CWF will go to the bank if
they know the 3 currencies in the Bible:
Mina, Penny, Lira, Dinar, Gerah or Rupee?
They get Mina, but as for Lira & Dinar.....it's
not right. They should've watched more CNBC instead of WWE. Gerah &
Penny are the 2 they should've picked. Maybe the Rabbis would get in
if they know this: Which three of these describe love in 1
Corinthians 13:4-8- it always hopes, it's holy, it's blind, it's not
proud, it's beautiful or it rejoices w/ the truth?
They lock in with not proud, rejoices in
the truth and always hopes......and it's CORRECT! CWF got them pinned
with $2500 to walk out on. The Bible Study showdown has this for our
IN THE BEGINNING
So we'll begin after the choir sings with
the notable absence of Michael Land and the Monkey Islanders.
The Rabbis go first, they get......10. The
believers think it's a hard sell getting 10 to tie and 11 to win. In a
minute, they get............8. 2 shy of tying it. The Rabbis rock to
victory while the motor city will drive out with $5000. You'll won't
believe what you'll see next week and it's not going to be Kirk Gibson
and the '88 Dodgers, but it'll be 3 more teams. Until then, Pierre
THOU SHALT SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
For more information on the teams and
charities and to watch full episodes online, go to