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Bible Quiz: The Presentation of the Lord

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1) When Jesus was about 40 days old, Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord, according to Jewish custom.

What sacrifice did Mary and Joseph offer at that time?

A young lamb

A pair of sparrows

A pair of turtledoves or pigeons

A young goat

2) There was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. What had been revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit?

He would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Jesus would die by crucifixion.

Herod would try to kill Jesus.

The wise men from the East would soon arrive to worship Jesus.

3) What did Simeon say to Mary?

"This child has been appointed ruler and judge of the living and the dead."

"This child will change the world like none who has gone before."

"This child will be the salvation of all who put their trust in Him."

"This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed."

4) A certain prophetess also was at the temple giving thanks to God and speaking of Him. What was her name?