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Where did he burn incense?
the priests by lut. Thus it fell upon one to kill thy
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.
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.
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,
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
in the preface to his gospel.
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.