Epiphany Sunday Quiz
1. What is the Epiphany holiday?
Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation”, “striking appearance”) or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning “vision of God”), which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. Western Christians commemorate principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus, and thus Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles. Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God.
2. How many wise men?
It is unknown how many wise men came to see Jesus. Scripture does no indicate the number who followed the star.
3. What does the word Magi mean?
Perhaps astrologer, but could also mean priest.
4. How many gifts did the wise men bring to Jesus?
Three. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
5. How did God warn the magi to flee Herod?
A: Telephone B: Text C. In a Dream
C. In a dream.
6. Where did the Magi stop before visiting Jesus?
Jerusalem. Matthew 2:1 -2; “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
7. What was the profession of the Magi?
8. How did the Magi locate Jesus?
A: GPS B: Star C: Wandered aimlessly around until they saw him?
Matthew 2:2 “For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
9. Which direction did the Magi come from?
A: East B: West C: Southwest
Matthew 2:1 “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men (Magi) from the East came to Jerusalem,
10. Which is not a gift from the wise men?
A: Gold B: Myrrh C: Silver
Matthew 2:11 “Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.