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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
This is for all religions. I think it will be a fun way to learn more about each other's religion and to see how much we already know about each other's religion.

Because these may be difficult, you may give clues as long as they don't completely give away the answer. You answer the question of the previous poster and then write a question for whomever posts after you.

I'll obviously start...

Who was the first person to convert to Judaism? (Hint:It's in the Old Testament)
post #2 of 25
Abraham.

What city was he from and where in the present-day world is it located?
post #3 of 25
OMG!!! This is a great thread...I need to get my bible out though, because I am embarrassed to admit I have no clue as to the answer of the last question!
post #4 of 25
Ur, located in modern day Iraq.

Who was the one who "washed his hands"? (Hint: Its in the new testament)
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Actually, Abraham was not the first convert. Ruth was. In the Book of Ruth it says that Ruth became one of Naomi's people (the Hebrews) by choice, not by birth. She was the first true convert to Judaism.
post #6 of 25
Abraham was actually the "Father of Judaism". I consider that he was "converted" by God.

Back to Victor's question: the answer is Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Judea, at the time of the Crucifixion.

Who was the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by katl8e
Abraham was actually the "Father of Judaism". I consider that he was "converted" by God.

Back to Victor's question: the answer is Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Judea, at the time of the Crucifixion.

Who was the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
My rabbi actually discussed this with us in depth. Abraham was the first Jew as converted by God, but Ruth was the first person to convert to Judaism because of her love for her Jewish mother-in-law Naomi.

To answer your question, it was Bath Sheba. King David sent Uriah into battle so that he would be killed and then David was married to Bath Sheba.

Bath Sheba was actually David's third wife. Name his first two wives.
post #8 of 25
David's two wives before Bathsheba were Ahinoam and Abigail who was Nabal's widow.


Who were Daniel's three friends who were thrown in the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar?
post #9 of 25
Shadrak, Meeshak and Abendigo (although I may have spelled their names totally wrong, I remember the song from Sunday School).

Since you said all religions..... (I'll do an easy one...) Name Isis and Osiris' son, and what animal he is represented by.
post #10 of 25
Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris, he was considered to be the God of the Blind and was represented by the falcon, although sometimes he is pictured with the body of a man and the head of a falcon.

Which animal spoke in the bible?
post #11 of 25
The snake spoke to Eve in the garden of Eden.

This is an easy one. Who is the "rock" of the church? (The first pope)

By the way, I love this post! I hope we do get some other religions in here asking questions!!
post #12 of 25
St. Peter.

Ok, for another religion: What kind of tree, did Buddha sit under, until he found enlightenment?
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by katl8e
St. Peter.

Ok, for another religion: What kind of tree, did Buddha sit under, until he found enlightenment?
This has been up, for a couple of days and, in the interest of moving this along, I'll give you all the answer: It was a bo tree.

Next question, please.
post #14 of 25
Question: What happened to Saul on the Road to Damascus?
post #15 of 25
Long story short, he was converted.

What is the Rule of Three (a.k.a the Rule of Karma)?
post #16 of 25
Is it something like if you hurt someone it will come back on you threefold? Or a phrase I like "Do unto others as you would have them do to you". I THINK it is something like that.
post #17 of 25
Yup Cilla, you got it.

From "The Wiccan Rede"

An' ever mind the Rule of Three:
What ye send out comes back to thee.


"Do unto others..." is actually from the Bible, but it is the same concept, but without the consenquenses.

Do you have the next question?
post #18 of 25
Interesting topic. I don't know much about religions other than Christianity, but I'll try to ask a good question:

What is the menorah a symbol of?
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by AlliCat
Interesting topic. I don't know much about religions other than Christianity, but I'll try to ask a good question:

What is the menorah a symbol of?

I'll answer this in a round about way, so forgive me if I don't know names or what have you, but it represents story about a group of people during the biblical period (BCE?) needing oil for light and only had enough for one night but the oil lasted 8 days? I believe what this is what the representation is.

What is the origin of the legend of Noah and of the Ark (and no I am not talking about the old testament version)?
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arg0
I'll answer this in a round about way, so forgive me if I don't know names or what have you, but it represents story about a group of people during the biblical period (BCE?) needing oil for light and only had enough for one night but the oil lasted 8 days? I believe what this is what the representation is.

What is the origin of the legend of Noah and of the Ark (and no I am not talking about the old testament version)?
You got it mostly right. When the Hebrews returned to Jerusalem,after the Babylonian conquest, the priests needed to re-consecrate the Temple. There was only enough holy oil, to burn for one day but, it miraculously burned for eight days.


As for your question, the Flood story dates back to the legend of Gilgamesh. Details are a bit foggy but, I saw a History Channel special on this.

Which Native American tribe uses kachinas to represent spirits?
post #21 of 25
The Hopi tribe.


Who were the three men thrown into the fiery furnace in the book of Daniel in the Old Testament?
post #22 of 25
That would be Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo(not sure of the spellings).
post #23 of 25
Allicat you are so right. Have you got the next question?
post #24 of 25
Okay, um. About how old was Jesus when he was crucified?
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by AlliCat
Okay, um. About how old was Jesus when he was crucified?
Approximately 33.

Which Native American tribe followed the Ghost Dance religion?
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