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1. Which two Old Testament prophets both raised young boys from the dead?


Answer: Elisha and Elijah

Interesting Information:
Elisha and Elijah both raised boys from the dead as found in the King James Version of the Bible, in both cases employing at one stage the tactic of lying on the dead boy.

In 1 Kings, the son of the widow with whom Elijah was staying died, and the prophet appealed to the Lord to bring the boy back to life. In 2 Kings 4, a Shunammite woman came to Elisha, asking him to revive the son whose birth the prophet had earlier predicted against her expectations, and who had suddenly sickened and died.

Question submitted by logcrawler Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children of the Bible
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jeremiah and Isaiah, Amos and Joel, Habakkuk and Malachi

2. According to Genesis 25:27-28, Isaac favored one son while his wife Rebekah favored another son. Who did Isaac and Rebekah favor?


Answer: Isaac favored Esau, Rebekah favored Jacob

Interesting Information:
When it came to their twin sons, Isaac and Rebekah were divided. Scripture states Isaac favored Esau, the slightly older twin, while Rebekah favored Jacob.

Although they were twins, the two boys had significant differences. Genesis 25:27-28 states Esau was "a skillful hunter, a man of the field" while Jacob "was a mild man, dwelling in tents."

The favoritism shown by the two parents would have a dramatic impact, with Jacob coming out ahead over Esau as a result of Rebekah's conniving actions. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children in the Old & New Testaments -- #3
 
Some incorrect choices:
Isaac favored Jacob, Rebekah favored Esau, Isaac favored Joseph, Rebekah favored Benjamin, Isaac favored Benjamin, Rebekah favored Joseph

3. Who is the first child mentioned in the Old Testament?


Answer: Cain

Interesting Information:
The first child mentioned in the Old Testament is Cain, the son of Adam and Eve. According to Genesis 4:1, after Cain's birth, Adam and Eve said they had "acquired a man from the LORD." Abel, the second child of Adam and Eve, is mentioned in the following verse.

The fourth chapter of Genesis goes on to tell of Cain killing Abel in a severe fit of jealousy. Difficulty: Average.

From Quiz: Children in the Old & New Testaments -- #1
 
Some incorrect choices:
Abel, Seth, Joseph

4. Who banished Hagar and Ishmael into the desert? (Genesis 21:14)


Answer: Abraham

Interesting Information:
Hagar and her young son Ishmael were banished into the desert by Abraham. This even though Hagar had been Abraham's concubine and a handmaiden to his wife Sarah. According to Scripture, they were given meagre supplies before they were forced to fend for themselves.

Genesis 21:14, in the NKJV, states: "So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water; and putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and sent her away. Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba."

Scripture goes on to state God was with Hagar and Ishmael and Ishmael became father of the Arab nation. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Exiles in the Old and New Testaments -- #2
 
Some incorrect choices:
Esau, Jacob, Isaac

5. What are the names of the two people who were the first exiles in the Bible?


Answer: Adam and Eve

Interesting Information:
Adam and Eve were the first people exiled in the Bible. According to Genesis 3, the first man and the first woman were driven out of the Garden of Eden because they both ate forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 3:24 states that, after Adam and Eve were removed from the garden, God placed cherubim at the east of the garden "and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life." Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Exiles in the Old and New Testaments -- #1
 
Some incorrect choices:
Joseph and Asenath, Abraham and Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael

6. According to Genesis 29:21-25, who successfully posed as her younger sister on Jacob's wedding night?


Answer: Leah

Interesting Information:
It's mindboggling, but Jacob thought he had married Rachel and spent his wedding night with her, but to his amazement in the morning he found out he had actually spent the night with Rachel's older sister Leah. Details of the extraordinary situation can be found in Genesis 29:21-25.

In a nutshell, Jacob agreed to work for Laban, the father of Leah and Rachel, for seven years. In return, Jacob was to win the hand of Rachel. Verse 22 states Laban gathering together "all the men of the place and made a feast" and later in the evening he took Leah to Jacob, who had sexual relations with her, thinking it was Rachel. (It must've been extremely dark and/or Leah was excellent at impersonating Rachel.)

Verse 25 tells of Jacob discovering to his amazement in the morning he had spent the evening with Leah. Scripture goes on tell of Jacob pointing out the deception to Laban with Laban simply replying it was not the custom to "give the younger before the firstborn". As a result, Jacob worked seven additional years to win the hand of Rachel.

According to Scripture, Leah ended up in a loveless marriage and Rachel was always the highly favored one in Jacob's eyes. Difficulty: Average.

From Quiz: 'I am Not Who You Think I am'
 
Some incorrect choices:
Rachel, Zilpah, Bilhah

7. Who was the first person to get drunk in the Bible? (Genesis 9)


Answer: Noah

Interesting Information:
Noah is the first person reported to be drunk in Scripture, as per the ninth chapter of Genesis. According to Scripture, he became a farmer and after planting a vineyard, he became drunk when he consumed wine.

Noah, of course, is best known for building a gigantic ark in which his family took refuge when a massive flood engulfed the world. According to Scripture, two of every kind of animals and birds were also housed on the ark. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Drunkards in the Old and New Testaments
 
Some incorrect choices:
Cain, Lot, Jacob

8. Hard times came upon a Biblical couple when they had to leave their beautiful garden home as a result of their disobedience. In which Old Testament book is their story chronicled?


Answer: Genesis

Interesting Information:
The first scriptural couple is Adam and Eve. According to Genesis chapter 3 Adam and Eve ate from the tree which was in the midst of the garden. In doing so they disobeyed God's explicit command. As a result they were to experience hard times and eventually die. Eve would conceive in sorrow and Adam would rule over her. (Gen.3:16) The earth was cursed for Adam's sake and in the sweat of his brow he would eat bread. (Gen.3:17-18) Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Falling On Hard Times
 
Some incorrect choices:
Exodus, Judges, I Kings

9. Job is one of the greatest overcomers chronicled in Scriptures. Despite his many woes he was finally restored by God and received much more than he had lost. Which virtue is he lauded for?


Answer: patience

Interesting Information:
James cites Job as a man who was patient in his sufferings. James 5:11. Even though Job found himself losing almost everything he humbled himself under God and reasoned that since we brought nothing into the world then it is certain that we will take nothing out. Despite all his challenges Job submitted himself to God's will and was eventually rewarded. Patience is crucial in the process of overcoming. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: You Can Be One Too
 
Some incorrect choices:
joy in the Holy Ghost, benevolence, cleanliness

10. What child, along with his mother Hagar, was banished from his father's home to the wilderness?


Answer: Ishmael

Interesting Information:
Genesis 15 records Ishmael as the son of Abraham and his wife Sarah's handmaid Hagar. Genesis 21 tells how after Abraham and Sarah had a son, Isaac, Sarah didn't want Ishmael in the household and ordered Abraham to send the boy and his mother into the wilderness. When the food and water ran out, Hagar put her child under a bush so she didn't have to watch him die, but God intervened and saved the boy. Ishmael later married and fathered twelve sons who became tribal chiefs throughout Assyria. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: What Child Is This?
 
Some incorrect choices:
Isaac, Moses, Samuel

11. Who was the first officially ordained high priest of the ancient Hebrews?


Answer: Aaron

Interesting Information:
Aaron, brother of Moses, was ordained in a holy ceremony in the wilderness of Sinai. The details can be found in Leviticus 8 (KJV). This was after Aaron was coerced into making a golden calf for the Israelites to worship, which was a big wrongdoing in the sight of God. He was forgiven, though. Aaron died on Mount Hor before reaching the Promised Land (Numbers 20:23-29, KJV) Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Priests and Prophets
 
Some incorrect choices:
Moses, Eli, Zadok

12. Benaiah wasn't the only man to kill a lion in the Bible. What was the name of the man who killed a lion in Judges 14?


Answer: Samson

Interesting Information:
Samson was considered the strongest man in the Bible. Judges 14:5-6 of the KJV Bible refers to Samson killing a lion with his bare hands while he was with his parents at the vineyard in Timnah. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Hey, I Did That Too!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Gideon, Joshua, Elisha

13. Actually, sorcery was not looked on favorably in the Bible. According to the Law, how were the Jews to deal with those who practiced sorcery or witchcraft of any kind?


Answer: Execute them

Interesting Information:
According to the Law, the ancient Jews were to execute those who practiced witchcraft, demon worship, etc., because of God's command against these practices. The Jews were commanded to worship God only, though of course, throughout most of the history recorded in the Bible, the Israelites practiced many other religions along with the worship of Jehovah Himself. (See Exodus 22:18, Leviticus 19:31;20:6, and Deuteronomy 18:10-11 for more information) Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: Witches, Wizards, and Sorcerers of the Bible
 
Some incorrect choices:
Subsidize them, Accept them, Ignore them

14. No sooner had Moses led them out of the desert than the Hebrews began kvetching. They whined that at least in Egypt they had food to eat. What foods did they specifically remember eating?


Answer: meat and cucumbers

Interesting Information:
They were whining about the manna - it was getting monotonous. In Numbers 11:5, they remember the meat, fish, cucumbers, leeks, melons, onions and garlic they ate in Egypt. God sent the quail to shut them up - they blew in from the sea and landed three feet deep throughout the camp. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Whining and Complaining in the Bible
 
Some incorrect choices:
quail and manna, bread and wine, milk and honey

15. When Samuel was a little boy, who raised him from the time he was very small instead of his parents? (1 Samuel 22-24)


Answer: Eli

Interesting Information:
According to the scripture provided in 1 Samuel 22-24, Eli, the high priest, was given "custody" of sorts of Samuel, as a part of his mother's vow to loan him to the Lord.


Question submitted by logcrawler Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children of the Bible
 
Some incorrect choices:
David, Ruth, Hagar

16. Deuteronomy 2:10 in the NKJV tells of extremely tall people, the Anakim, who lived in Canaan. Who were the Anakim descendants of? (In the NIV, the Anakim are referred to as Anakites.)


Answer: Anak

Interesting Information:
The Anakims were giants who were descendants of Anak, as per Numbers 13:33. However, not much is known about Anak the man, as he is mentioned in passing reference in Scripture.

As pointed out in the information to Question No. 1, the Anakim lived in Canaan and were so tall they made a group of Israelite spies feel as if they were grasshoppers.

The Anakim are also mentioned in the books of Deuteronomy and Joshua.

According to Deuteronomy 2:10 the Emim, another race of people, were "as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim." Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: The Long and the Short of It
 
Some incorrect choices:
Lot, Reuben, Joseph

17. According to 1 Samuel 17:12-14, what king of Israel was the youngest of eight brothers?


Answer: David

Interesting Information:
1 Samuel 17:12-14 states David was the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, who was "old, advanced in years, in the days of Saul". The names of all the sons are not given, but according to the passage, Jesse's three oldest sons were Eliab, Abinadab and Shammah.

1 Samuel 17 goes on to tell of David, a young shepherd, slaying Goliath, a much feared Philistine behemoth. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children in the Old & New Testaments -- #3
 
Some incorrect choices:
Saul, Ahab, Solomon

18. Who made sacrifices in case any of his children had sinned?


Answer: Job

Interesting Information:
Job is the correct answer. According to Job 1:1-5, Job had seven sons and three daughters who loved having feasts together. Verse 5 states when feasting had ended, Job would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings in case any of them had sinned against God. The verse goes on to state Job offered burnt offerings on behalf of his children on a regular basis. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children in the Old & New Testaments -- #1
 
Some incorrect choices:
David, Jacob, Aaron

19. How many years were the Israelites afflicted in Egypt? (Genesis 15:13)


Answer: 400

Interesting Information:
Genesis 15:13 tells of the Israelites being afflicted in a foreign land for four hundred years and sure enough that's what eventually happened. Chapters 42 through to 46 of Genesis report about Jacob and his eleven sons moving to Egypt in a time of severe famine when it was discovered Joseph was the second most powerful man in Egypt.

The Pharaoh and the Egyptians initially welcomed the Israelites, but things changed drastically over the years, with the Jews being reviled and becoming slaves of the Egyptians. Their suffering would go on until Moses and Aaron were raised up by God. The two brothers got permission to lead the Israelites on a mass exodus out of Egypt and into Canaan, known as the Promised Land. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Exiles in the Old and New Testaments -- #2
 
Some incorrect choices:
40, 10, 1,000

20. Where did Cain end up in exile after he killed his brother Abel?


Answer: Nod

Interesting Information:
After Cain killed Abel, he ended up in the land of Nod, east of the Garden of Eden, as per Genesis 4:16. It is not known exactly where Nod was as the Bible does not mention it again.

According to Gotquestions.org, Nod means "wanderer, exile, or fugitive" in Hebrew. In Genesis 4:12, God declares Cain would be "a fugitive and a vagabond". Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Exiles in the Old and New Testaments -- #1
 
Some incorrect choices:
Mesopotamia, Arabia, Scripture doesn't say

21. What woman pretended to be her husband's sister on two different occasions -- once in Egypt and another time in Gerar? (Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20:1-17)


Answer: Sarah

Interesting Information:
On two different occasions, Sarah pretended to be Abraham's sister rather than his wife. The deception took place in Egypt and in Gerar, a Philistine district in what is today south central Israel.

Genesis 12:11-20 tells of Abraham and Sarah (who were known as Abram and Sarai at the time) moving to Egypt during a famine and pretending to be brother and sister. Scripture states they took such action to prevent Abraham from being killed.

According to Genesis 12:11, Sarah was extremely beautiful and as per the custom of the day, the Pharaoh would want to add her to his harem. Notes in the NIV Study Bible state "if Pharaoh were to add Sarai to his harem while knowing she was Abram's wife, he would have to kill Abram first."

According to Scripture, reports of Sarah's beauty reached the Pharaoh and he added her to his harem. However, Scripture states "the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife." When the Pharaoh found out Abram and Sarai were husband and wife, he re-united the couple.

Abraham and Sarah would pull off the same ruse in Genesis 20 to deceive Abimelech, king of Gerar, into thinking they were brother and sister. And once again, the deception was designed to save Abraham's life.

To stave off an endless series of correction notices, it must be pointed out Isaac and Rebekah pulled off the same deception, pretending to be brothers and sisters, in Genesis 26:7. Again, such action was taken to prevent Isaac from being killed. However, the deception of Isaac and Rebekah took place in Gerar. The question is based on such a deception taking place in TWO different locations -- Egypt and Gerar. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: 'I am Not Who You Think I am'
 
Some incorrect choices:
Leah, Rachel, Rebekah

22. According to 1 Chronicles 21:1, what did Satan move David to do?


Answer: Take a census

Interesting Information:
The verse, from my favorite translation, the New American Standard Bible, states, "Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel." A few other translations use the exact word, census.

It might seem odd that Satan wanted David to number Israel rather than do something seemingly more sinister. What exactly is wrong about taking a census? Enduring word.com suggests that God didn't want David to take a census because Israel didn't belong to David or any man. Israel belonged to the Lord. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: The Devil Made Them Do It?
 
Some incorrect choices:
Yell at Bathsheba , Divorce Michal , Murder Uriah

23. Losing a child is always painful. Which ruler was hard hit when his firstborn died at midnight?


Answer: Pharaoh

Interesting Information:
Exodus 12 records the final plague that fell upon the Egyptians when Pharaoh refused to let God's people go. The Passover meal was eaten and verses 29-33 state that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn of the land of Egypt from the firstborn of the Pharaoh that sat upon the throne to the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon and all the firstborn of cattle. Hard times indeed. Pharaoh rose up and sent Moses and the children of Israel away. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Falling On Hard Times
 
Some incorrect choices:
Herod, Artaxerxes, Nebuchadnezzar

24. David was just a youth when he overcame Goliath but do you know which of his older brothers scolded him for coming down to the battle?


Answer: Eliab

Interesting Information:
The story of David and Goliath can be found in I Samuel 17. David was sent by his father, Jesse, to take food for his brothers and find out how they were doing. When David saw the need for a man to stand up to Goliath he offered his services. It was David's faith in God (vs 43-47) that made him an overcomer. You can be an overcomer too. Faith in God is a key ingredient. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: You Can Be One Too
 
Some incorrect choices:
Abinadab, Shammah, Ozem

25. This man started out a little crooked, but God named him a "prince". Which man was afraid his twin brother Esau would kill him when he returned to his home?


Answer: Jacob

Interesting Information:
Jacob ran away as a young man from his family because he had tricked his brother Esau and Esau swore to kill him.

Years passed, Jacob got married and had many kids. He eventually decided to return home and sent messengers to his brother. Jacob became very afraid when he found out his brother was coming to meet him with 400 men. Jacob was so scared he divided up his family in case his brother decided to attack and kill them. Then he went across the river himself. That night Jacob wrestled with the angel. Jacob refused to let him go until he blessed him. The angel renamed Jacob (which means "cheater"), Israel, or "prince".

The next morning Jacob greeted his brother, and Esau blessed him instead of hurting him. Esau hugged Jacob and the two were reunited after many years. He allowed Jacob to continue his journey in peace. (Genesis 32) Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Brave or Maybe Not so Much
 
Some incorrect choices:
Ishmael, Labin, Isaac

26. What child, who was sold into slavery by his brothers, gained favor in a ruler's household because he could interpret dreams?


Answer: Joseph

Interesting Information:
The story of Joseph is found in Genesis 37 and 39-40. He was sold in Egypt by slave traders to Potiphar who was the captain of Pharaoh's guard. Joseph became overseer of Potiphar's household, but was imprisoned when Potiphar's wife falsely accused him of making sexual advances toward her. While there, he interpreted dreams of two other prisoners, Pharaoh's chief cupbearer and chief baker, which led to him being called to interpret the Pharaoh's dreams. Difficulty: Very Easy.

From Quiz: What Child Is This?
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jacob, Esau, Joash

27. 2 Samuel 4:4 tells of Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul, becoming lame in both feet at the age of five years. How did the child become disabled?


Answer: He was injured in a fall.

Interesting Information:
Mephibosheth, according to Scripture, became lame in his feet when his nurse was fleeing with him and accidentally dropped him during a time when the Israelites were in a civil war to determine who would become king. One side in the civil war backed David and the other side backed Ishbosheth, the son of Saul.

(In Chronicles 8:34 and 9:40, Mephibosheth is called Merib-Baal. Notes in the NKJV Study Bible offer this explanation: "Meib-Baal, which means 'The Master is Advocate' was the original name of Jonathan's son. The author of Samuel changed it to Mephibosheth, meaning 'He Scatters Shame', apparently to avoid the idolatrous implications of the word Baal.")

Incidentally, David and Mephibosheth's father were the best of friends. This, even though Jonathan's father Saul devoted much of his latter life trying to kill David. 2 Samuel 9:7 states that David restored to Mephibosheth all the land that belonged to his grandfather Saul and he ensured he would "always dine at his table with him." Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Oh Baby! A Bible Quiz About Infants and Children
 
Some incorrect choices:
He was maimed by adversaries of the Israelites., His feet were crushed beneath the wheels of a chariot., He was mauled by a wild beast before being saved by David.

28. Another one of the Seven Deadly Sins is gluttony. What was the name of the obese king who was killed by Ehud when he plunged a dagger into his massive belly? (Judges 3:12-39)


Answer: Eglon

Interesting Information:
The correct answer is Eglon, the king of Moab who reigned over Israel for eighteen years, according to Judges 3:14.

Scripture tells of the LORD raising up Ehud, a deliverer for the Israelites. According to Verse 16, Ehud was the son of Gera, a Benjamite, and he was left-handed. The chapter tells of Ehud meeting privately with Eglon in his "cool private chamber", giving the impression he was always sweating because of his obesity.

Judges 3:20-23 goes on to provide gory details about Ehud killing the obese king with a dagger being lunged into Eglon's massive belly. Scripture states, "even the hilt went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade... and his entrails came out."

Then Ehud went out through the porch and shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. Only after some time did Eglon's servants find him dead, and Ehud had made his escape, according to Scripture. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Bible People and the 'Seven Deadly Sins'
 
Some incorrect choices:
Abinadab, Zadok, Naphish

29. According to the King James Bible, what type of plant grew where the prophet Jonah was sitting outside of Nineveh?


Answer: gourd

Interesting Information:
Different Bible version have give various descriptions of this plant. Some translate it as a gourd (as in the King James), in some it is a vine or ivy (NIV and Douay-Rheims Bible) and others it is simply "a plant". It is mentioned in Jonah 4:6. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Priests and Prophets
 
Some incorrect choices:
hyssop, palm tree, mustard

30. Ahab's blood was licked up by the dogs after he was killed in battle. What was the name of Ahab's wife whose blood was also licked up by dogs in II Kings 9?


Answer: Jezebel

Interesting Information:
II Kings 9:10 of the KJV Bible has Jezebel and her family being slaughtered by Jehu and his followers. Jezebel's body was left unburied and eaten by dogs. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: Hey, I Did That Too!
 
Some incorrect choices:
Abigail, Sarah, Miriam

31. Zipporah is associated with which man?


Answer: Moses

Interesting Information:
In Exodus 2:21, prior to Moses' encounter with God's spirit in the burning bush, Moses had been living with a man named Reuel, also known as Jethro. One of this man's daughters, Zipporah, was accepted by Moses as his wife. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Ladies, Ladies, Ladies! (Of The Old Testament)
 
Some incorrect choices:
Aaron, David, Solomon

32. Two Israelite spies were able to escape from Rahab's house in the nick of time when she let them down the wall of the city with a rope. In what city did Rahab, the famous prostitute, live?


Answer: Jericho

Interesting Information:
Rahab, the famous prostitute who assisted two Israelite spies, lived in Jericho. In the eyes of the Israelites she was a heroine, but in the eyes of her countrymen she was a despicable traitor. Joshua 2 tells of Rahab giving safe haven to two Israelite spies. When authorities came looking for the spies, Rahab told them they had visited her house and had left some time ago. In actuality, the spies were hidden beneath a pile of flax on the roof of her house. After the authorities left, Rahab enabled the spies to escape undetected from Jericho. Joshua 2:15 in the NKJV states she "let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall." Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: They Escaped in the Nick of Time
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jerusalem, Damascus, Ai

33. 1 Samuel 9:2 describes the first king of Israel being "taller than any of the people." What was the king's name?


Answer: Saul

Interesting Information:
Saul is the correct answer. In addition to being taller than anyone else in Israel, 1 Samuel 9:2 describes Saul as "choice and handsome". Saul was the first king of Israel and is known for his extreme hatred for David who would eventually become king. He was the son of Kish, as per 1 Samuel 9:1. Difficulty: Easy.

From Quiz: The Long and the Short of It
 
Some incorrect choices:
David, Solomon, Hezekiah

34. According to Judges 8:30, what judge of Israel had seventy sons?


Answer: Gideon

Interesting Information:
Gideon is the correct answer. He must've had a lot of wives to father seventy sons, but no mention is made about the number of wives. There is no mention of the number of daughters he had, as well.

Gideon replaced Deborah as judge of Israel, and he is noted for leading the Israelites to spectacular military victories over the Midianites.

Details about Gideon can be found in Judges 6:11 through to Judges 8:35. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children in the Old & New Testaments -- #3
 
Some incorrect choices:
Samson, Eli, Tola

35. According to Genesis 9:18-24, who was Noah's youngest son?


Answer: Ham

Interesting Information:
Noah and his unnamed wife had three sons with Ham being the youngest, as per Genesis 9:24. The two other sons of Noah were Shem and Japheth.

Scripture states Noah and his wife and their three sons and their unnamed wives took refuge in a gigantic ark and were saved when floodwaters engulfed the world. Details about the flood can be found in Genesis 7 and 8. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Children in the Old & New Testaments -- #1
 
Some incorrect choices:
Shem, Japheth, Lot

36. Who was the king of Judah when the people of Jerusalem were taken into exile by the Babylonians? (2 Chronicles 36:11-20)


Answer: Zedekiah

Interesting Information:
The 39th chapter of Jeremiah tells of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, being captured by the Babylonian army and undergoing extremely brutal treatment.

According to 2 Chronicles 36:11, Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. He was a son of Josiah, and his mother's name was Hamutal. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Exiles in the Old and New Testaments -- #2
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jehu, Rehoboam, Solomon

37. Where did Moses flee after killing an unnamed Egyptian man? (Exodus 2:15)


Answer: Midian

Interesting Information:
According to Exodus 2:11-15, Moses fled to Midian after he murdered an Egyptian man and buried the body in the sand. Scripture states Moses killed the Egyptian because he was beating a Hebrew. Scripture goes on to state Moses learned there was a witness to the murder and the Pharaoh ordered a death sentence against him, so he fled from Egypt.

No one knows for certain, but it is believed Midian was in northwest Arabia on the east shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and the northern Red Sea.

While in Midian, Moses would marry Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, who is also known as Reuel. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Exiles in the Old and New Testaments -- #1
 
Some incorrect choices:
Nod, Ethiopia, Scripture doesn't say

38. According to 1 Samuel 21:11 - 22:1, who pretended to be a madman to escape from King Achish of Gath?


Answer: David

Interesting Information:
With Saul attempting to kill him, Scripture tells of David fleeing to Gath, a Philistine city ruled by Achish. However, with the Philistines being very much aware of his reputation (see 1 Samuel 21:11), David became fearful Achish would want to kill him. In other words, he had left Israel because his life was threatened and now his life was being threatened in Gath. As a result, David "changed his behavior before them, pretended madness in their hands, scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva fall down on his beard." With David successfully pretending he was a madman, Achish saw no need to kill him. Scripture goes on to tell of David departing from Gath and escaping to the cave of Adullam. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: 'I am Not Who You Think I am'
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jonathan, Joab, Absalom

39. What judge of Israel accused Hannah of being drunk when she fervently prayed to God for a baby? (1 Samuel 1:14)


Answer: Eli

Interesting Information:
The correct answer is Eli, who was convinced Hannah was drunk when she was fervently praying to the LORD to be able to conceive. Her prayer was so fervent that 1 Samuel 1:10 states she was in "bitterness of soul" and "wept in anguish" while praying. Her prayer paid off, however, when she gave birth to a baby boy. The baby boy was Samuel, a noted judge of Israel. Details about the interaction between Eli and Hannah can be found in 1 Samuel 1:12-18. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Drunkards in the Old and New Testaments
 
Some incorrect choices:
Samson, Deborah, Othniel

40. Samson's love for Delilah caused him to experience some hard times. Where was this lady that he loved so dearly from?


Answer: Sorek

Interesting Information:
Samson seemed to keep falling in love with the wrong women. First it was a whore from Gaza. He got away from trouble there and later found himself loving Delilah who lived in the valley of Sorek (Judges 16:4). His love for Delilah must have been great because he told her the secret of where his great strength lay. As soon as his seven locks were cut off the Philistines had power over him and put out his two eyes. Double trouble for Samson! Finally though by the end of the chapter Samson regained his strength. He killed at his death more Philistines than he killed in his life, when he brought their temple crashing down on them. Difficulty: Hard.

From Quiz: Falling On Hard Times
 
Some incorrect choices:
Mizpeh , Gaza, Kidron
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