Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Old Testament / Tanakh People
Jael. Sisera went to Jael's tent for refuge from the battle. She gave him milk and told him to rest. She drove a tent peg through his head.
a judge. Deborah and Barak lead the army to victory to restore peace for Israel.
an ancestor of David. After Rahab helped the spies, the Israelites spared her life. She married one of the spies and her great-grandson was King David, according to the genealogy of Matthew 1:5. Christians believe that she was therefore an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
5 . His daughters fought for the right to own his property after he died.
Miriam. Miriam sang and danced as she led the women to freedom out of slavery in Egypt.
Moses. Zipporah was not an Israelite.
Jochebed. Jochebed got to nurse her son, and she raised him until he was about 7 years of age.
Potiphar's wife. Going to jail ended up being a blessing because after he interpreted the dreams, he won favor with Pharoah.
her father-in-law, Judah. After being widowed twice and being left childless, Tamar dressed as a prostitute and tricked her father-in-law into conceiving a child with her.
Dinah. Jacob had 12 sons, but only one daughter.
Rachel and Leah. Jacob was tricked into marrying Leah and then worked 7 years extra for his true love, Rachel.
Eliezer. Eliezer asked God to send the right woman to the well.
not given in the Word. She is one of the most famous no-names of the Bible.
to be a helper for Adam. She was made from his rib to be beside him, not his head to lead him or his feet to be walked on by him.
I was Deborah's husband. Whew! That was hard! I had to go get my Concordance for that. Okay, Lapidoth was Deborah's husband. He is mentioned in Judges 4:4. Other than that one time, he's not mentioned. Talk about your five minutes of fame!
|I was told to prophesy to a place called Nineveh, but chose not to. Because of that choice, I spent three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. Who am I?||Guess that Person! Old Testament Edition
Jonah. This should have been pretty easy. Noah was in the flood (Genesis 6-10), Adam was the first man (Genesis 2-3), and Jeremiah was another prophet (Jeremiah 1:5), though he didn't get swallowed by a fish!
Jezebel. Jezebel's fate was rather disgusting, but she deserved it after her terrible life. Jezreel is the place where Jezebel died (2 Kings 9:36), Delilah betrayed Samson to the Philistines (Judges 16), and there are many Marys in the Bible.
Esau. Esau and Jacob were twins (Genesis 25:25-26). Some time in Jacob's life, he tricked his older brother out of his inheritance and blessing (Genesis 25:29-34 and Genesis 27). Benjamin and Naphtali were two of Jacob's sons. (Genesis 30:8 and Genesis 30:18)
Reuben. Tricky? Reuben was the first, then Simeon, Levi, then lastly Judah. Leah also had two other sons and a daughter. (Genesis 29:32-35)
Samuel. Although both Samuel and Samson became judges, Samuel was the last one. Moses was the one put in a basket (Exodus 2) and Elijah was a prophet (1 Kings 16-21).
Jonathan. Jonathan was the best friend of the great King David. I can't imagine how hard it would be to be friends with my father's worst enemy, but somehow he did it. (1 Samuel 15:1)
Deborah. Deborah was the only female judge recorded in the Bible. And since Barak would not go to war without Deborah, she prophesied that defeating the commander of the Army, Sisera, would fall into the hands of a woman. (Judges 4:4-5:15)
Jacob. Although all of these choices were mentioned within the first three chapters, Jacob was the first one. (Exodus 1:1 - Jacob, Exodus 1:2 - Rueben, Exodus 1:5 - Joseph, Exodus 2:10 - Moses).
Sarah. Sarah, originally Sarai, was Abraham's first wife (Genesis 11:29). Miriam was Moses' sister (Exodus 15:20), Hagar was Sarah's maidservant (Genesis 16:1), and Keturah was Abraham's second wife (Genesis 25:1)!
No. Jonah 4:1-11 Jonah was sure that the Lord would in his righteous anger wipe out all of Nineveh and the Ninevites as well, and was disappointed when they were saved. The Lord went to Jonah and (through the miraculous growing and taking away of a vine) tried to teach him the true meaning of God. We are not sure if Jonah learned this lesson or not, but the story of Jonah is a great one and well worth the time to read it.
|Now we all know that Jonah was swallowed by a great fish and was in the belly of it three days and three nights, and then was vomited onto dry land. What did Jonah do after he was freed?
||Do You Know the Old Testament Prophet Jonah?
Went to Nineveh.. Jonah 3:1-3 Jonah was again told by the Lord to go to Nineveh and proclaim the message of God. Nineveh was a large city and it took three days to give the message to all. The Ninevites believed God. They immediately started to fast and clothe themselves in sackcloth as a sign of their repentance. Even the king of Nineveh heard the message and commanded all to repent.
No. Jonah 1:13-15 Even though they had Jonah's permission to throw him overboard, they did not want to be responsible for his death. They tried in vain to row back to shore but they got nowhere. They were then forced to throw him over and immediately the seas were calmed.
Jonah decided that he should be thrown overboard.. Jonah 1:11-12 Jonah knew it was his fault and that the only thing he could do was sacrifice himself for the rest. 'The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, "What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?"' '"Pick me up and throw me into the sea," he replied, "and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you."'
"Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us?". Jonah 1:8-10 'So they asked him, "Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?" He answered, "I am a Hebrew and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land." This terrified them and they asked, "What have you done?"' (They knew he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.) Here it is interesting to note that Jonah, a prophet of the Lord God Almighty, thought he could run away from God.
They cast lots.. Jonah 1:6-7 The captain first called upon Jonah to call upon his god to save them. Verses 6-7: 'The captain went to him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us, and we will not perish."' After that the sailors decided they would cast lots to find out who was the source of their bad luck. 'Then the sailors said to each other, "Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity." They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.'
Below deck in a deep sleep.. Jonah 1:4-5 Jonah was totally unaware of what was going on, as he had fallen into a deep sleep. Verse 5: 'All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.' Now we don't know why he was in such a deep sleep, if the Lord had caused it or maybe Jonah (a seasoned traveler) just preferred to sleep on long trips.