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25 Old Testament Place Names -- 'A' to 'Z'
Old Testament / Tanakh
"This quiz takes a look at 25 place names in the Old Testament with questions based on letters of the alphabet. The letters 'X' and 'Y' are combined for one question. (The KJV, NKJV and the NIV were used for this quiz.)"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The letter 'A'. What was the name of the Canaanite city where Joshua experienced defeat followed by victory? (Joshua 7 and 8)
The letter 'B'. According to Genesis 28:10-19, what was name of the place where Jacob had a vision of angels of God ascending and descending on a ladder from heaven?
The letter 'C'. What was the name of the mountain on which Elijah scored a decisive victory over the prophets of Baal, as per the 18th chapter of 1 Kings?
The letter 'D'. According to Genesis 15:2, Abraham's servant was Eliezer. Where did he come from?
The letter 'E'. In what country did Joseph become the second in command, only surpassed by the Pharaoh?
(One word, five letters)
The letter 'F'. 2 Kings 18:17 tells of the king of Assyria amassing "a great army" against Jerusalem with the soldiers standing by an "aqueduct from the upper pool" which was on the highway to a particular field. What was the name of the field in the KJV and the NKJV? (A different name is used in the NIV).
The letter 'G'. What was the name of the city that was destroyed with "brimstone and fire" due to its evil ways? (Genesis 19)
The letter 'H'. What is the name of the mountain that is known as the Mountain of God, as per Exodus 3:1?
The letter 'I'. True or false: The name India can be found twice in the Old Testament (KJV and NIV).
The letter 'J'. After receiving permission from King Cyrus, what city did Nehemiah return to in order to construct a wall around it?
The letter 'K'. What was the name of the city David delivered from attack by the Philistines? Scripture indicates the inhabitants were preparing to turn against David and turn him over to his adversary, King Saul. (1 Samuel 23:1-14)
The letter 'L'. According to the fifth chapter of 1 Kings, where did the cedars come from for Solomon's palace?
The letter 'M'. What was the name of the place Ruth and her sister-in-law Orpah came from?
The letter 'N'. What was the name of the river that was turned into blood, as per Exodus 7:14-22 in the NIV Bible?
(One word, four letters)
The letter 'O'. Out of the place names below that start with the letter 'O', which one was used as an encampment on two different occasions by the Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness? (Numbers 21:10 and 33:43)
The letter 'P'. According to Deuteronomy 3:27, from what mountain, as per the KJV, NKJV and NIV, did Moses view Canaan before the Israelites entered it after wandering in the wilderness for 40 years?
The letter 'Q'. When Solomon built the temple, he instructed the workers to finish the stone at a particular place so that no hammer, chisel or any iron tool would be heard in the temple while it was being built. What's the name of the place that starts with the letter 'Q', as per the NKJV and the NIV? (The KJV does not disclose the identity of the place.) Hint: It is a noun, but not a proper place name.
(One word, six letters)
The letter 'R'. What was the name of the body of water that was parted by God to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt, according to Exodus 14 (KJV)?
River of Babylon
River of Gad
The letter 'S'. The fourth chapter of 2 Kings tells of Elisha the prophet raising a woman's son from the dead by stretching himself out on the dead body. What was the name of the town in which this miracle took place?
The letter 'T'. In the 47th chapter of Ezekiel, the prophet writes about borders of a restored nation of Israel. According to verse 19, what town with a place name that starts with the letter 'T' is part of the southern border?
The letter 'U'. What was the name of the land where Job lived? (Job 1:1)
The letter 'V'. According to Scripture, Naboth owned something King Ahab wanted so the king's wife Jezebel conspired to have Naboth killed. What did Naboth own that the king and his wife wanted so desperately they would kill for it? (1 Kings 21)
The letter 'W'. Wells were vitally important in Biblical times with the first well being referred to by name in Genesis 16:14. The 16th chapter tells of Hagar fleeing after her mistress Sarai dealt harshly with her. Scripture also tells of an Angel of the LORD finding Hagar by a "spring of water in the wilderness" What is the name of the well, as per the NKJV and the NIV?
Beer Lahai Roi
Hagar and Ishmael's Well
The letters 'X' and 'Y'. According to 1 Kings 10:1, the Queen of Sheba traveled to Jerusalem to meet with King Solomon and bestowed him with a vast array of gifts. According to notes in the NKJV Study Bible and Web sites such as Wikipedia, Sheba is probably part of what present-day country that starts with the letter 'Y'? (Hint: Its neighbor to the north is Saudi Arabia.)
(One word, five letters)
The letter 'Z'. What is the word that starts with the letter 'Z' that is sometimes used to denote Jerusalem in general?
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Compiled Jun 28 12