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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 20 Dec '04 06:24
    I'll give a big cheer to anyone who can answer these questions correctly. ( Hint: they are not as easy as they sound.) 1) How many wise men visited baby Jesus? 2) Which direction did the wise men follow the star? 3) Who cut off Samson's hair? 4) What fruit did Eve give Adam in the Garden of Eden?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    20 Dec '04 06:49
    Originally posted by Peter X
    I'll give a big cheer to anyone who can answer these questions correctly. ( Hint: they are not as easy as they sound.) 1) How many wise men visited baby Jesus? 2) Which direction did the wise men follow the star? 3) Who cut off Samson's hair? 4) What fruit did Eve give Adam in the Garden of Eden?
    Well, I will be the sucker and throw out the most well known answers I've heard. I know little about the Bible though.

    1) Three
    2) Don't know
    3) Delilah
    4) Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
  3. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    20 Dec '04 10:33
    Originally posted by Peter X
    I'll give a big cheer to anyone who can answer these questions correctly. ( Hint: they are not as easy as they sound.) 1) How many wise men visited baby Jesus? 2) Which direction did the wise men follow the star? 3) Who cut off Samson's hair? 4) What fruit did Eve give Adam in the Garden of Eden?
    1) The Bible just says 'magi', it doesn't say how many.
    2) Westwards, presumably.
    3) <shrugs>
    4) I don't know how this one ended up as 'apple' - one possibility (in English at least) is that it's an archaism from when 'apple' was the general word for fruit. Another is that it's a Latin pun ('apple' and 'bad' are both written 'malus' in Latin). I'm just guessing here.
  4. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    20 Dec '04 23:27
    Originally posted by Acolyte

    4) I don't know how this one ended up as 'apple' - one possibility (in English at least) is that it's an archaism from when 'apple' was the general word for fruit. Another is that it's a Latin pun ('apple' and 'bad' are both written 'malus' in Latin). I'm just guessing here.
    the OT was written in hebrew...