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  • #599839
    bekitzur
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    This is the new Tanach Trivia thread to replace the other one. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE UP ANSWER!!! The person who has the right answer can ask a new one.

    Here’s the first question!

    (It requires a little background so I’m copying and pasting from a website off google)

    The Talmud (Sanhedrin 102b) relates how Rav Ashei told his students that they were going to study the following day about the three kings of the Jewish people who do not have a share in the world to come due to their great sins. He referred to these kings in a slightly disrespectful way by calling them “our colleagues”. The following night, King Menashe came to him in a dream and asked him a halachic question that he could not answer. He reproved him by saying, “You call us your colleagues. You cannot even answer this simple question”. Rav Ashei asked him, “If you are such a great scholar, how could you go and serve idols?” To this Menashe said, “If you had been in our times, you would have lifted up your garments and run after me to serve the idols.” As it says in Pirkei Avos (2:5) “Do not judge your fellow until you have reached his place.”

    So my question is,

    What was the halachic question that Menashe asked him? And what was the right answer?

    #1159699
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    He asked him which part of the loaf you make hamotzi from. (what does that have to do with tanach?)

    Ok.

    Who is the 58th person in Malchus beis Dovid? (As in, shlomo is 1, rechavam is 2, etc.)

    #1159700
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Basically. It was, “When you make Hamotzei, which part of the bread do you cut into?”

    The answer was, “The middle”.

    #1159701
    Sam2
    Participant

    The real question is why we Pasken like that. It’s from a dream and a source that should be questionable at best.

    #1159702
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Ok, now let’s go back to the old thread.

    #1159703
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Rav Marimar?

    #1159704
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Sorry, i was counting David Hamelech as 1

    Is the answer Rav Shmuel Reish Kalah Hagaon?

    #1159705
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Sam2

    “The real question is why we Pasken like that.”

    Menasheh taught him that the Berachah is to be recited upon the first place that the bread becomes baked.

    #1159706
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I have no idea. I was hoping it would be further than anybody would know, but I guess I should have picked a higher number.

    #1159707
    bekitzur
    Participant

    NEW RULE! You have to know the answer to the question you’re asking!

    The new question:

    After the meluchah was split, Rechavam mobilized his army to fight Yeravam. What was the name of the navi that told him that he wasn’t allowed to fight Yeravam?

    #1159708
    Sam2
    Participant

    AYC: My point was why do we Pasken like Menashe, not what the Halacha was.

    #1159709
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Sam2

    For a more detailed explanation, see the following:

    http://www.dafyomi.co.il/sanhedrin/insites/sn-dt-102.htm

    #1159710
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Shmaya (Melachim aleph, 12:22)

    #1159711
    samhachaim
    Member

    The navi who told Rechavam is Shemayah.

    I have three questions for everyone: 1) Which different people had the following nicknames:Yerubal; Ish Haemtzaey; Bedan?

    2) Which two people in Tanach said “I didn’t take anyones donkey”?

    3) Who in Neviim Rishonim is called “Man of hair/Ish Baal Saer” and who is called bald?

    #1159712
    samhachaim
    Member

    Sorry the second name for question number 1 should be Ish Habaynaim

    good luck:)

    #1159713
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    love these puzzles!

    OK, I won’t hog them b”n!, I’ll just do one! (unless I can’t control myself….)

    2. Which two people in Tanach said “I didn’t take anyones donkey”?

    -Moshe (Bamidbar 16:15)

    -Shmuel (Shmuel aleph 12:3)

    Interesting that Shmuel says that a king WILL take others’ donkeys (Shmuel aleph 8:16)

    #1159714
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    3. Ish Baal Saer-(Melachim bais 1:8)

    bald- (Melachim bais 2:23)

    just some sources; left out the actual answers (see, I controlled myself somewhat!)

    #1159715
    bekitzur
    Participant

    1. Yerubal – Gidon

    Bedan – a desendant of Menashe (ben Ulam)

    2. Shmuel – when Bnei Yisrael asked for a king

    Moshe – when he was talking to Korach

    3. Ish Baal Saer – Eliyahu

    Bald – Elisha

    #1159716
    squeak
    Participant

    Which of the shoftim served for less than a year? Now they make funerals on that street. Coincidence?

    #1159717
    bekitzur
    Participant

    sorry – ish habanayim is galyas

    #1159718
    bekitzur
    Participant

    What was the name of Og’s father? and grandfather? and great-grandfather?

    #1159719
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    bekitzur

    I suggest you include the correct answers in the other thread

    TIA

    #1159720
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Sam2-

    Tosfos in Chullin (top 44a) implies that we do not hold l’halacha of the opinion that ???? ?? ????? ??? (obviously I am referring to the colloquial usage).

    #1159721
    Sam2
    Participant

    Yitay: Interesting. Tosafos elsewhere seems to say otherwise and I believe that Tosafos in Bava Metzia (114b maybe) explicitly says Lo Bashamayim He that we don’t Pasken like Eliyahu Hanavi.

    #1159722
    writersoul
    Member

    What two-word phrase is repeated three times in a row in Nach?

    What was Avraham’s mother’s name? (I know, famous question)

    Who was the mother of Yoshiyahu?

    Name five wives of Dovid Hamelech BESIDES Batsheva.

    What was Sarah’s previous name?

    #1159723
    Think first
    Member

    Avrahams mother was Amaslui bas karnivui

    #1159724
    oomis
    Participant

    Sarah – Sarai (also known as Yiscah)

    #1159725
    One of the chevra
    Participant

    Question: WHO WAS THE SISTER OF DOVID HAMELECH??

    #1159726
    writersoul
    Member

    I meant Yiscah when I asked the question.

    I’m kind of obsessed with that name, as it’s the name of a friend’s sister so thought of this question with it and I’m writing a story with it.

    #1159727
    writersoul
    Member

    Who/what was Meroz?

    Who was the mother of Menashe? What did this have to do with one particular thing he did during his rule which was especially horrible because of this? Yes, you need her name.

    Who was the daughter of Avraham, according to some? You say her name in Hallel on R”C and in bentching.

    #1159728
    sam4321
    Participant

    B’kol. Who fell of their chair and died?

    #1159729
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Meroz was a town whose inhabitants were cursed in shiras devorah for not sending troops to help in the battle against sisrah.

    Ok.

    Who were they planning to make king when they asked shmuel for a king?

    (And take note. Popa knows more tanach than the whole hadar and half of BJJ combined.)

    #1159730
    writersoul
    Member

    Eli. For the chair one.

    I’ve actually heard other answers for the Meroz question. Basically, unless you say you have no idea, it’s hard to get that one wrong. I think I know of two others, in fact.

    Who was called Avigdor?

    #1159731
    sam4321
    Participant

    Meroz quoted in moed katan was banned he was a person or star,i think some get the idea of aleins from there.

    #1159732
    sam4321
    Participant

    Pba: are you talking about Shmuel himself who ruled for 10 years and one with saul?

    #1159733
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    sam: No, I was making up questions again. Because we can’t make up answers in this tanach thread.

    #1159734
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I’ve actually heard other answers for the Meroz question. Basically, unless you say you have no idea, it’s hard to get that one wrong. I think I know of two others, in fact.

    Uhh. Do you mean there was more than one thing called meroz, or that there are different interpretations what devorah was referring to?

    #1159735
    writersoul
    Member

    The latter.

    #1159736
    sam4321
    Participant

    Who was Tov ,and who was Uzzah?

    #1159737
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Oh my. See, I thought meroz was a place. But the gemara Moed koton 16a says it was either a person, or sisra’s star.

    See how that is. I knew the tanach, but it was worthless because I didn’t know the gemara.

    At least I didn’t waste any time learning it wrong. I just remembered it from 20 or so years ago when my sister was learning some song in school for shiras devorah.

    #1159738
    sam4321
    Participant

    Avigdor = Moshe

    #1159739
    writersoul
    Member

    Tov: one of the guys Rus needed to marry or get chalitzah from.

    Uzzah: one of the people who hosted the aron?

    Who was Abed-nego?

    #1159740
    cinderella
    Member

    What was Meseg-Ha’ama?

    #1159741
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Gat (Pelishti capital).

    #1159742
    not2bright
    Member

    Who is the most often mentioned woman in Nevi’im?

    #1159743
    HolyMoe
    Participant

    Tseruya, David’s sister (Yoav’s mother)is the most often mentioned woman.

    #1159744
    1478
    Participant

    Can someone please answer: Names of Dovid haMelech’ wives (besides Avigayil, Michal, Chagis)

    2-word phrases repeated 3x in Nach?

    grandfather of Og?

    Abed-Nego was Azarya; Yoshiyahu’s mother was Atalya; Dovid’s other sister was Avigayil.

    #1159745
    snapplegrl
    Member

    squeak- Shamgar ruled for less than a year.. and theres funerals on that street..

    #1159746
    1478
    Participant

    what was chiram melech tzur origionally known as?

    #1159747
    sam4321
    Participant

    Eglah

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