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Where did he burn incense?
A. In the temple of the Lord.
What is meant by its being his lot to burn incense?
A. Various daily services were distributed amonę

the priests by lut. Thus it fell upon one to kill thy
sacrifice-upon another to sprinkle the blood-upor
another to burn incense, &c. According to this cus

tom the lot fell upon Zacharias to burn incense. On what did the priest burn incense ? A. On an aitar, How was the altar of incense made? See Ex.xxx, 1-6 Was incense the same as burnt sacrifice ? A. No: burnt sacrifices required an animal to bi

offered. 10. What were the people doing without? A. And the whole multitude of the people were

praying without at the time of incense. Was this customary among the Jews ?

A. It was Verses 11_-23.* - 1. Who appeared to Zacharias?

.4. There appeared unto him an angel of the Lord.
Where did the angel stand ?
A. On the right side of the altar.
What is an angel?
A. A spirit: a being sent forth in the service of God.
Aro there few or many angels? Repeat Rev. v. 11.
Are there any wicked angels? 2 Peter ii. 4. Jude

6th verse. 12. How did Zacharias feel when he saw

the angel? A. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled,

and fear feil upon him.

* Such lessons as are supposed to be 100 long, are dlvided in the manner.

13. What did the angel say to Zacharias? A. And the angel said unto him fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth

shall bear thee a son. What is prayer? A. It is the offering up of our desires to God. What was he to call his son? A. And thou shalt call his name Join. 14. What was Zacharias to have ? A. Joy and gladness. What would many do at the birth of John? 1. And many shall rejoice at his birth. 15. What was he to be in the sight of the

Lord ? A. He shall be great in the sight of the Lord. How wis John great in the sight of the Lord ? A. In the part be bore in preparing the way of the

Lord; in a life holy and devoted to God. What else is said in this verse ? A. He shall drink neither wine nor strong drink,

and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost even

from his mother's womb. Who is meant by the Holy Ghost? A. The lily Spirit, the third person in the Trinity. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit dwelling in

the heart?--Repeat Gal. v. 22, 23. 16. Whom was John to turn to the Lord ? A. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn

to the Lord their God, Who were meant by the children of Israel? A. The descendants of Jacob---the Jewish nation. In what state were the Jews at John's birth? A. They had departed greatly frori the spiritual

worship of God, and were under subjection to the Romans.

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What promise is made in Daniel xii. 3. to those who

turn many to righteousness? A. They shall shine as the stars for ever and ever. Froin what should sinners turn ? A. From their sing. 17. Ilow was John to go before the Lord ? A. In the spirit and power of Elias. For what purpose ? A. To turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,

and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to

mabe ready a people prepared for the Lo.d. Who is meant by Elias? A. Elijah the propl et. In what respect was John like Elijah? A. In his personal appearance and dress; but more

particularly in his manner-of life-in his honest piety--in his holuness in reproving the wicked

and in his success in convincing sinners. 18. What did Zacharias say to the angel? A. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby

shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my

wife well stricken in years. 19. What did the angel say concerning

himself? A. And the angel answering, said unto him, I am

Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee

these glad tidings. What is meant by tidlings? A. Sumething told-news. Vhai were the glad tidings he brought? A. The birth of a son, who was to go beforr the Lord. 20. What lid he tell Zacharias should come

upon him ?

A. And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not alle 0 speak, until the day that these things shall be per

formed. Why should he be dumb ? A. Because he believed not the words of the angel

which should be fulfilled in their season. How will those finally be punished who do not

believe God's word? Repeat Mark xvi. 16. Will God's word certainly come to pass ? Repeat

Matt. xxiv. 35. 21. What were the people doing? A. And the people waited for Zacharias, and mar

velled that he tarried so long in the temple. 22. When he came out what took place? A. And when he came out he could not speak to them. What did they perceive? A. And they perceived that he had seen a vision in

the temple, for he beckoned unto them, and re

mained speechless. What is meant by a vision.? A. A supernatural appearance-one of the ways in

which the Lord revealed his will to man. 23. What came to pass ? A. And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of

his ministration were accomplished, he departed

to his own house. What is meant by the days of his ministration? A. The days during which is was his duty to minis

ter in the temple. How long dit one course of priosts minister in the

temple at one time? A. One week; for they came in on the Sabbath, and

went out on the following Sabbath. 2 Chron. xxii, 4-8,

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SERIES 11.* To whom did Luke write? A. To Theophilus. Why did he write his gospel ? A. To instruct Theophilus and others in the history

and doctrine of Christ. Who was Luke? A. He was a physician--a companion of Paul in his

travels.
Of what nation was he?
A. It is not certainly known: It is probable he was

a Greek.
Had ho a perfect understanding of what he wrote:
A. He had of all things from the beginning.
How many histories of Christ have we in the Bible?
A. Four; by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Did any more than these attempt to write his history?
A. Many had undertaken it, as St. Luke informs us

in the preface to his gospel.
How long after the birth of Christ was Luke's gospel

written?
A. It is not certain ; probably about 63 years
What does the word Theophilus mean
A. A friend of God.
Is it not important that we know the certainty of

these things?
A. It is of vast importance.
What was the character of Herod ?
A. He was exceedingly wicked and cruel.
What did he do for the temple at Jerusalem ?
A. He rebuilt, enlarged, and ornamented it very

much.
Can you mention any of his cruel deeds?
A. He slew the children at Bethlehen He caused

Aristobulus, his wife's brother, to be murdered, when 18 years of age--He put to death Hyrcanus, at the * This second series is composed of more difficult questions and is designed for Bible Classes and older scholars.

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