Book 2: Chapter 4:40
- Righteous Rubies/Holy Rollers/Red Roots
-What bread is described twice in the Bible?
-Where in the book can you find a "Land flowing with
milk & honey?"
-What book of the Bible actually means "Second law?"
If you could answer these and a bunch of other
questions, maybe you've got what it takes to win.....
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE!!!!
Welcome to the first of 2 semifinals. The Rubies, Rockin'
Rabbis and Sisters of Mary have all been winners of the
preliminary rounds, and in moments, the finals will
await in a few weeks from now. So put in the tape or
DVD, hit record and....
LET THE CHALLENGE COMMENCE!!!!
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.
Hometown: Ontario and Corona, CA.
Charity: The Ruby Project, dedicated to helping
physically, sexually, and emotionally abused teenage
Team Members: Peace Amadi (psychology professor);
Ndidi Amadi (teacher); Ogechi Nwankwo (RN). These
fun-loving, high-energy, Nigerian-American “sisters”
are passionate about The Ruby Project, which was
founded by Peace and her good friend Leslie Nwoke.
The Ruby Project grew out of both of their personal
experiences being teased and bullied in school and
their heart for empowering women and girls who’ve
experienced all kinds of abuse. The Ruby Project
provides retreats for young women suffering the
effects of abuse and trauma and addresses issues
pertinent to them through their YouTube channel (rubycommunity).
Check them out also on Twitter (@RubyInsiders) and
Sisters of Mary
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Charity: Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the
Eucharist. Any winnings will be used to provide for
the futures of the Sisters in the Order, and to
ensure that they are provided for as they advance
Team Members: Sister Peter Joseph (novice); Sister
Maria Suso (Professed Sister); Sister Evangeline
(novice). These three young nuns love a
challenge—from soccer to Scrabble. They’re very
committed to religious life, and want to provide
support for the Sisters in their order, especially
the older Sisters, who have been sources of
inspiration to them.
YOU DON'T KNOW ME FROM ADAM
10 points up for grabs if they could guess these biblical figures from
pictures. First one....
1. I'm a confirmed bachelor. Sorry, ladies.
The Sisters ring in with Jeremiah, but it's not it. Here's the
2. I was a snake handler, but not by choice!
3. I got shipwrecked more times than Gilligan.
Rubies sinks the floater with Paul and it's GOOD! Next one....
1. I'm totally a valley girl.
2. I will work for shekels- don't judge me!
The Rubies couldn't come up with it after buzzing in, so they're
buzzed. Last clue up for grabs....
3. I get more secrets than the Nazirite Enquirer.
Also the name of an evening radio host, the Sisters get it back with
Delilah. Hey Now! There's one more....
1. You know what I don't like? Little kids.
2. You know what else I don't like? Other kings.
The Rubies get it with Goliath, but the Sisters make it 2 in a row
with Herod. The SIsters are way out in front with 20, but this
biblical brainbender over the break may change. It's for 25.
The females get 75, but the Rubies gets 42. The survey says
it's.....75 percent, the chicks rock! To put it this way, the Rubies
have 15 and the Sisters of Mary have 35. Our next round is....
BOOK 'EM DANIEL
The way it works is this....
put seven books of The Bible in the correct order and stack
them alternating horizontally & vertically; only the first team to
finish gets the 50.
In case you're wondering what the correct order was, it's.....
CORRECT ORDER: Deuteronomy, Judges, 2 Chronicles, Ezra,
Job, Obadiah & Haggai
And it looks like the Righteous Rubies take that one. 55 to them while
everybody else stays put. 2-player action now as we head to.....
MY TWEET LORD
The Rubies get this tweet:
"@________: Just saved the meal AND the Prophets! Made
poisonous stew edible by adding a pinch of flour. #eatyourheartoutMarthaStewart
They tried Samuel, but it left a bad taste in their mouth. Should've
tried Elisha, because that was teh right answer. The Sisters of Mary
"@________: Messiah's coming and I'm calling it. I'll be a
shoo-in for most quoted Prophet! #TakeThatHaggai"
They take Isaiah and take 50 to their total. The Rubies end with
"@________: Paul wrote a 'chillax' letter to the master I
escaped from. Looks like I'm going back to work! Yay? #StillFreeEitherWay"
John the Slave they say? Nope. It's Oneisumus. The Sisters keep
rolling and we have....
THE CHOSEN PEOPLE'S COURT
Take a look at these court cases as the Rubies begin with this.....
(The Case of the Bruising Benjamite):
Plantiff: A servant working for a Benjamite winemaker
Defendant: The winemaker
Case: Servant claims his tooth was knocked out by the winemaker in
a fit of rage; the servant's suing for damages.
According to Exodus 21:27, how should the case be resolved- the
servant's set free, the servant pokes out the master's eye or there's
They say no penalty, but we say no. It's setting free. The Sisters
(The Case of the Bloodthirsty Bovine):
P: A slave owner
D: The owner of the bull next door
C: The bull got loose & killed his neighbor's slave; the neighbor's
seeking Biblical justice.
According to Exodus 21:28-32, which is always a consequence when
someone gets killed by a bull- the bull's owner goes to jail, the
bull's stoned to death or the bull's killed & eaten?
They get stoned to death and it's....CORRECT. The Rubies end with
(The Case of the Bumped-Off Burglar):
P: A thief's brother
D: A woman who was burglarized
C: The woman killed the thief while he was attempting to rob her
According to a loophole found in Exodus 22:2-3, the woman would be
found guilty of bloodshed if the thief was what- a relative, killed
after sunrise or poor & stealing food?
They chose poor & stealing food, but it's actually killed after
sunrise. The SIsters continue to run into the ground with 135, but
everybody else stays put. This round may or may not change. It's.....
THE CHOSEN THREE
The Sisters get to go first, they want to know the three body parts of
Aaron did Moses anoint.
right earlobe, tongue, right thumb, sole of right foot,
forehead or right big toe?
They get the right earlobe, big toe and thumb.....and they're ALL
The Rubies want to know the 3 male relavtives of Naomi all dead in the
first chapter of Ruth:
Eliphaz, Kilion, Jehoshaphat, Mahlon, Elimelek or Orpah?
They get Kilion and Mahlon, but Eliphaz....isn't it. Elimelek is the
one. Maybe the Rubies would get in if they know the ages of the kings
according to Kings 2:
five, seven, eight, 10, 12 or 18?
They get 7 & 8, but no 5. 12 is the one and hi-fives to them while the
Rubies get pinned with $2500 more to their total. It's an All-girl
catfight as our Bible Study Showdown has this on the menu.....
MIRACLES OF JESUS
Let's hope the Rubies pull of a miracle, so into the rooms they go
with the notable absence of Gary Schyman and the Bioshockers.
The rubies get...8, but the last answer was a mispronouncation, so
that don't count. The Sisters may pull a hail mary.....and they do
with 3/4 of the clock left. In case you were wondering, Bethesda was
the one that trip up the pronounciation. The Sisters are in the
finals. But we got 9 more teams to see who else will have another
semifinal. So until then....
THOU SHALT SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!
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