Truth about Christmas Bible quiz

Learn about Jesus’ birth, Scriptures that point to the time He was born, biblical celebrations with evergreens (or Christmas trees), and how God would like us to celebrate. 

Truth about Christmas

Printable list of Bible questions often associated/related to Christmas:

Question 1: In Nazareth of Galilee, who told Mary that she would give birth to Jesus? (Luke 1:26)

Question 2: Who did Joseph, Jesus’s “legal” father, descend from? (Matthew 1:6)

Question 3: About how many months after John the Baptist was Jesus born? (Luke 1:36)

Question 4: After Jesus is born, an angel told shepherds, “You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in __” (Luke 2:12). Fill in the blank.

Question 5: In which direction did the wise men see Jesus’ star? (Matthew 2:2)

Question 6: When Herod secretly called the wise men, what did Herod determine? (Matthew 2:7)

Question 7: When Jesus was visited by the wise men, where was He? (Matthew 2:11)

Question 8: What did the wise men give to Jesus? (Matthew 2:11)

Question 9: After the wise men visited Jesus, how old did Herod suspect His age to be? (Matthew 2:16)

Question 10: Ezra 10:9-13 says that December was the heavy rain season when people were unable to spend much time outside. In Israel, what were shepherds doing when Jesus was born? (Luke 2:8)

Question 11: “The census would have been impossible in winter,” according The Catholic Encyclopedia. Scholars believe His birth was in the Spring or Autumn. During the census, what city was Jesus was born? (Luke 2:1-7)

Question 12: Who started the custom of cutting down a tree, fastening it upright so it wouldn’t topple and decorating it with gold and silver? (Jeremiah 10:2-5)

Question 13: Jeremiah 10:2 states, “Thus says the Lord: __ the way of the Gentiles.”

Question 14: Using evergreens in worship was popular with King Ahaz. He “burned his children in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations …and he sacrificed …under every green tree” (2 Chronicles 28:2-4). This was done to worship which god?

Question 15: The Encyclopedia Brittanica answered, “Why is Christmas in December?” — In the 3rd century, the Roman Empire, which at the time had not adopted Christianity, celebrated the rebirth of the Unconquered Sun on December 25th. Constantine wanted to merge paganism and Christianity. How should we serve the Lord? (Deuteronomy 12:31)

Question 16: Which two people in the Bible celebrated their birthdays? (Genesis 40:20, Matthew 14:6)

Question 17: These questions highlighted misconceptions about Jesus’s birth. Instead, Jesus said “true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and __; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” (John 4:23-24)

Question 18: The Apostle Paul taught believers in Corinth, Greece, “…on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread… and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.'” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25) When does Jesus Christ want to be memorialized? (Luke 22:7, 19)

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