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Category: Kings in the Bible

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    1.) What position did Herod hold?
           chief priest

    2.) What was Herod's response to the wise men's enquiry about where the King of the Jews had been born?
           He was delighted to receive these men and sent his servants to find out.
           He knew all about it already and was able to tell them where they would find him.
           He was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
           He was furious and ordered that the men be put in prison.

    3.) What reason did Herod give the wise men for them to return to him after they had found the Christ child?
           That I may have the child put to the sword.
           That I may ensure that the child is well cared for in his youth.
           That I may send gifts to his parents.
           That I may come and worship him also.

    4.) Why did the wise men depart into their own country another way, and not return to Herod?
           They forgot what Herod had asked them to do.
           They consulted the urim and thummim and decided not to return.
           God warned them in a dream that they should not return.
           A messenger from their own country arrived to tell them that they needed to return immediately.

    5.) What reason did the angel of the Lord give to Joseph for their going to Egypt?
           Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
           Herod will not allow the Jews to have the fine education that Egypt offers.
           Herod will pay sponsorship for any Jew to go there to look for survivors of the Babylonian captivity.
           Herod will hold the granary and the Jews will starve.

    6.) When Herod saw that he was mocked by the wise men, he slew all the children that were in Bethlehem from what age?
           One year and under.
           Two years and under.
           Three years and under.
           Four years and under.

    7.) Who was the old testament prophet who prophecied the slaying of the children?

    8.) How long did Joseph and Mary remain in Egypt?
           Until the death of Herod.
           Until Jesus had finished his education.
           Until they found some survivors of the captivity.
           Until the drought ended.

    9.) Where did the angel tell Joseph to go after Herod had died?
           Into Palestine.
           Into the land of Israel.
           Into the Ur of the Chaldees.
           Into Samaria.

    10.) What was the name of Herod's son who succeeded Herod?
           Antiochus Ephanes
           We are not told.

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