Wednesday, February 20, 2008

13 Super Superlatives Found in the Bible

My last year of high school was great. I had a car and drove myself to school, I began writing seriously, and I was looking forward to college.

Our group of 200 plus seniors seemed to become more than just an odd assortment of alliances and cliques. We all had something in common….something major….WE WERE SENIORS!

During the last two or three months of school we had the regular senior events and milestones including Senior Superlatives. Remember those? Certain people were given titles such the cutest, the most athletic, the brainiest, the most likely to…..

Here’s a list of superlatives found in the Bible:

1. Earliest: Adam, world's first human being Genesis 2:7

2. Oldest: Methuselah, son of Enoch, who lived to be 969 Genesis 5:27

3. Strongest: Samson, carnal Nazarite whom God used to deliver Israel from the Philistines Judges 14:6; Judges 15:5

4. Wisest: Solomon, king of Israel and son of David 1 Kings 3:12

5. Richest: Solomon 1 Kings 10:23

6. Tallest: Goliath, over nine feet tall, killed in battle by David 1 Samuel 17:4

7. Shortest: Zacchaeus, who climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus Luke 19: 3-4

8. Fattest: Eglon, Moabite king killed by the judge Ehud Judges 3:17

9. Meekest: Moses, Israel's great lawgiver and author of the first five books of the bible Numbers 12:3

10. Cruelest: Manasseh, who shed blood from one end of Judah to the other but later repented 2 Chronicles 33: 1-13

11. Fastest: Asahel, described in Scripture as "light of foot as a wild roe" 2 Samuel 2:18

12. Greatest of the Prophets: John the Baptist, forerunner of Christ Matthew 11:11

13. Guiltiest: Judas, who betrayed the Savior for 30 pieces of silver Matthew 27: 3-5
Find other 13s here.


Nicholas said...

Interesting. Do we know how many of these actually existed?

I'm very interested to see you say Moses was a meek man! He certainly doesn't come across that way in Numbers 31:17 where he calls for mass murder and pedophilia. I take comfort in the fact that there is no evidence he did exist and that those excesses possibly never took place.

Dane Bramage said...

Unlike my friend Nicholas I believe they all existed because if any one of them is fiction then the Bible isn't inerrant and I am still in my sins and on my way to Hell.

We can learn so much of what our daily walk as Christians should be by studying the people in the Bible.

Well its number 68 for me this week. I answer 13 More Questions from the 100 Question Meme. Stop by if you get a chance.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Great idea for a 13!

mom huebert said...

I actually knew all of these! Do I win? ;)

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

verily i say happy thursday thirteen

Lynne said...

This is my favorite list today! I love how you used modern words to describe those icons from the Bible. I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. :-D

Barbara said...

I am so glad you put these together in one place! I agree with Dane!

elementary historyteacher said...

Thanks for visiting everyone. Nicolas, there are many things in the Bible that have been proven as fact. I posted a 13 with some examples not too long ago. Regarding your charges concerning Moses I will agree with you that there are some things in the Old Testament that rub us the wrong way as we live in modern times, however, I do differ greatly in your opinion of those times. Perhaps I need to address Numbers 31 and other harsh passagess (Lot and his daughters) in a seperate post. Look for it soon.

I appreciate all of the comments and visits. Look for an additional list of superatives. I had a few more than 13 and cut the post short. :)

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