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Labor Day Quiz - Bible Style

As Labor Day weekend begins, I thought it might be fun to take a look at occupations in the Bible. Let's see how well we know what various people did for a living! (Answers appear below.)
  1. King David started his working life in what occupation? (1 Samuel 16:11-13)
  2. What was the first occupation mentioned in the Bible? (Genesis 2:15)
  3. What did Cain, son of Adam and Eve, do for a living? (Genesis 4:2)
  4.  How about his brother, Abel? (Genesis 4:2)
  5. Job was a wealthy man with land, livestock and a large family.  What was his profession? (Job 29:7-25)
  6. What did Peter and Andrew do for a living before they were called to be disciples? (Matthew 4:18)
  7. How about Matthew? (Matthew 9:9)
  8. What profession was Luke generally believed to have been part of? (Colossians 4:14)
  9. While Joseph was imprisoned in Egypt, he interpreted the dreams of two men. The first was a cupbearer (butler); what was the job of the second? (Genesis Chapter 40)
  10. What did Paul do before he became a follower of Christ? (Acts 22:4)
How did you do? Here are the answers:
  1. King David's first job was a shepherd.
  2. The first occupation the Bible mentions is gardener.
  3. Cain was a farmer.
  4. Abel kept sheep (flocks).
  5.  Job was a judge.
  6. Peter and Andrew were fishermen.
  7. Matthew was a tax collector.
  8. Luke practiced medicine.
  9. Joseph interpreted the dreams of a cupbearer and a baker.
  10. Paul, as Saul, persecuted Christians.

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