I took a Biblical literacy quiz recently.
I did pretty well! And the handful of questions I missed were ones that I didn’t feel all that badly about missing – like questions about small details of Daniel’s visions or minor Biblical rulers.
I enjoyed the quiz for what it was, but it did make me think about the concept of “Biblical literacy” and what that means. The quiz that I took seemed to interpret “Biblical literacy” as “knowledge of small details.” That worked out pretty well for me in the end – I have a near-photographic memory and the ability to recall a lot, even if I read it years ago – but at the same time, I’m not sure I’d send the quiz along to a fellow believer. Not only do I think it would be intimidating and discouraging for those new to the faith, it might also…
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