Posted in Gospel Doctrine 2015

The Feeding of the 5000

Here’s a little quiz for you about the miracle of the feeding of the 5000:

1. The story of the feeding of the 5000 is found in 3 of the 4 gospels –  True or False?

2. The feeding of the five thousand took place in the desert –  True or False?

3. The feeding of the 5000 took place at the time of the Passover – True or False?

4. Jesus fed 5000 people in the feeding of the 5000 – True or False?

5. The people were fed with two loaves and five fishes – True or False?

6. How many baskets of fragments were left at the end?

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Answers:

1. False. This is the only miracle (other than the resurrection) that is recorded in all four Gospels – it must have made an impression and been thought of as important. In fact, it is one of the central episodes in Jesus’ ministry.

2. False See Mark 6:31, John 6:10 (grass), Mark 6:31

3. True – John 6:4. This was significant because the Jews expected their Messiah to come at the time of the Passover.

4. False See Mark 6:44, John 6:10.

5. False See John 6:9. Note that barley was the grain of the poor people.

6. 12 see John 6:13

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