1. There were only 8 people in Noah’s Ark.
True—Genesis 6:18—“But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark–you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
I Peter 3:20—“…to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water.”
2. Jonah was in the belly of the “whale” 4 days.
False—Jonah 1:17—“And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.”
Matthew 12:39,40—“(Jesus) answered, ‘A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.’”
The Bible never says Jonah was in the belly of a whale. The Lord created a “great fish,” Hebrew dāg gādôl, “a great fish.”
3. The meaning in Hebrew of the word “day” always means a 24 hour period of time.
False—“Yom” Hebrew יום means “day.” The word is used over and over again in the Old Testament and in the New Testament where it has many meanings:
- Period of light, daytime
- Period of both daytime and nighttime.
- An unspecified, general period of time. What a “day” is to God—2 Peter 3:8-10 8 “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”
4. All the names for our week days come from the Roman and Norse/Anglo-Saxon gods.
Sunday: Sunnandæg (Sunnan’s day) named for Norse goddess of the sun, Sunnan
Monday: Mōnandæg named for Anglo-Saxon Mani, goddess of the moon
Tuesday: Tiwesdæg named for Tiw/Tyr, the Anglo-Saxon god of war
Wednesday: Wōdnesdæg named for the Anglo-Saxon chief god, Woden/Oden
Thursday: Torsdag named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder
Friday: Frīgedæg named after the Norse goddess of love and marriage Frigge,
Saturday: Sæturnesdæg named after the Roman god Saturn, the god of agriculture, seed-sower
5. Jesus sent out 70 Disciples to preach His Good News.
True—Luke10:1 “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.” KJV