Quiz about 25 Details About the Life of Moses  A to Z
Quiz about 25 Details About the Life of Moses  A to Z

25 Details About the Life of Moses - 'A' to 'Z' Quiz


This quiz takes a 25-question alphabetical look at the life of Moses in the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the English Bible. The letters 'X' and 'Y' are combined for one question. (The KJV, NKJV and the NIV were used for this quiz.)

A multiple-choice quiz by Cowrofl. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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1. The letter 'A' is for 'Aaron', the brother and right-hand man of Moses. How is Aaron described in Psalm 106:16 in the KJV and NKJV? (The NIV uses different wording.) Hint

Helper
Friend
One who hinders
Saint

2. The letter 'B' is for 'Born' and 'Basket'. According to Scripture, shortly after Moses was born, he was placed in a basket on the Nile River and he ended up being adopted by an Egyptian woman. Who was his adoptive mother? (Exodus 2:9) Hint

The Pharaoh's daughter
The wife of an army commander
Potiphar's daughter
The wife of a high priest

3. The letter 'C'. Out of the four names below that start with the letter 'C', which person was one of twelve spies sent by Moses to survey the land of Canaan; only he and Joshua had favorable reports? (Numbers 13:30) Hint

Coniah
Chesil
Caleb
Chilion

4. The letter 'D' is for 'Death'. According to Deuteronomy 34:1-11, where did the death of Moses take place? Hint

Jericho
Mount Nebo
Ai
Half way across the Jordan River

5. The letter 'E' is for Ethiopia. Numbers 12:1 in the KJV and NKJV tells of Moses marrying an Ethiopian woman, supposedly after the death of his first wife Zipporah. What was the Ethiopian woman's name? (The NIV uses the word Cushite, rather than Ethiopian.) Hint

Scripture doesn't say
Madmannah
Abdiel
Timnah

6. The letter 'F' is for 'Fled' and Freedom'. How many years did the Israelites spend in the wilderness when they fled Egypt to enjoy the freedom of the Promised Land? (Exodus 16:35) Hint

Fifty
Fifteen
Five
Forty

7. The letter 'G' is for 'Gold Calf'. When Moses came back down from Mount Sinai after meeting with God, he was infuriated to see the children of Israel dancing around a gold calf. What did Moses order as punishment for the people? (Exodus 32:20) Hint

The people were forced to go without food for seven days and seven nights.
The gold calf was ground to powder, scattered on water, and the people made to drink it.
The people were lashed and forced to be on their hands and knees for 72 hours.
The gold calf was heated and the molten metal tossed at the people.

8. The letter 'H' is for 'Hail'. The book of Exodus tells of the LORD hitting Egypt with ten plagues to soften the Pharaoh's heart to allow the Israelites to stage an exodus out of the land. The seventh plague, according to Scripture, involved a highly-punishing hailstorm that lashed Egypt. According to Exodus 9:23 in the KJV and the NKJV, the hail storm was accompanied by fire.

True
False

9. The letter 'I' is for 'Intercessory'. Numbers 14:1-38 tells of Moses serving as an intercessory for the Israelites as they had provoked the LORD to such wrath He talked about striking them with a pestilence and disinheriting them. What action of the Israelites generated such wrath? Hint

Men were lusting for the wives of other men
They did not keep the Sabbath holy
They refused to enter the Promised Land
The children were not obeying their parents

10. The letter 'J'. A person whose name starts with the letter 'J' replaced Moses as leader and led the Israelites into the Promised Land. Can you name him? Hint

Joshua
Jehoahaz
Jaaziah
Jehoshaphat

11. The letter 'K'. Out of the four names below that start with the letter 'K', which man, along with Dothan and Abioram, led a revolt against Moses? According to the 16th chapter of Numbers he was killed along with all his associates when the earth opened up and swallowed them. Hint

Kenaz
Korah
Kushaiah
Kedemoth

12. The letter 'L' is for 'Leprosy'. Which one was struck with leprosy because of grumbling, and then healed by the LORD? Numbers 12:1-5 Hint

All three of them
Moses
Miriam
Aaron

13. The letter 'M' is for 'Murder'. According to Exodus 2:11-12, Moses murdered an Egyptian beating a Hebrew worker and hid the body in the sand. When Moses found out there was a witness to the murder and the Pharaoh wanted him dead, he fled to a foreign land. Where did Moses flee to, as per Exodus 2:15? Hint

Millo
Mesopotamia
Midian
Moab

14. The letter 'N' is for 'New Testament'. According to Matthew 17:1-13, what event in the New Testament did Moses make an appearance at?

Hint

Calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee
Turning the water to wine.
Crucifixion at Golgotha
Transfiguration on the mountain

15. The letter 'O' is for 'Outside' as in 'Outside Looking In'. According to Numbers 20:12, why were Moses and Aaron not allowed to enter Canaan, aka the Promised Land? Hint

They were both too old to lead the Israelites into Canaan.
Their lack of belief and not following specific instructions.
Moses and Aaron both said they didn't want to enter Canaan.
Scripture doesn't say.

16. The letter 'P' is for 'Plagues'. Out of the ten plagues unleashed by God on Egypt, which one was last? Hint

Frogs wreaking havoc
River turned into blood
Death of the first born
Hail pummelling the land

17. The letter 'Q' is for 'Quail'. Scripture tells of the Israelites being given quail and manna to eat while on their exodus out of Egypt. According to Numbers 11, while the Israelites were eating quail they were complaining, once again, and the LORD stuck them with a "very great plague."

True
False

18. The letter 'R'. What was the name of the body of water that God enabled Moses to part, allowing the Israelites to leave Egypt? (Exodus 14) Hint

Rameses
Red Sea
River of Gad
River of Babylon

19. The letter 'S'. Exodus 7:9-10 tells of God giving instructions to Moses and Aaron to perform a miracle when they initially met with the Pharaoh to request permission for the Israelites to leave Egypt. The verses say God told Aaron to cast his rod and it would become something else. What did the rod become when Aaron cast it before the Pharaoh? Hint

Serpent
Sand
Salt
Spider

20. The letter 'T' is for 'Ten' as in the 'Ten Commandments'. What is the first commandment? (Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:4-21) Hint

You shall not steal.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall have no other gods.
You shall not commit adultery.

21. The letter 'U'. Out of the four words below that start with the letter 'U', what one best describes the children of Israel during their lengthy Exodus out of Egypt to the Promised Land? Hint

Unified
Uppity
Unbelieving
Useless

22. The letter 'V' is for 'Victory' as in 'Victory Song'. In Exodus 4:10, Moses describes himself as "not eloquent" as well as "slow of speech and slow of tongue." However, these so-called drawbacks didn't prevent Moses from leading the Israelites in singing a victory song when the Egyptian army was drowned in the Red Sea. (Exodus 15:1-18)

True
False

23. The letter 'W' is for 'Water'. According to the 17th chapter of Exodus, the Israelites were experiencing severe thirst in the wilderness of Sin. What miracle did the LORD enable Moses to perform to alleviate the thirst of the people? Hint

Getting water delivered by their enemies
Getting water from a rock
Getting water from massive rainfalls in the desert
Getting water from a large bonfire

24. The letters 'X' and 'Y' is for 'Younger'. Moses' brother, and often right-hand man, was Aaron. According to Scripture, who was the younger? Was it Moses, or was it Aaron? (Exodus 7:7)

Answer: (One word)
25. The letter 'Z'. Who was the daughter of Jethro, and Moses' wife? Hint

Zebina
Zilpah
Zipporah
Zerah


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The letter 'A' is for 'Aaron', the brother and right-hand man of Moses. How is Aaron described in Psalm 106:16 in the KJV and NKJV? (The NIV uses different wording.)

Answer: Saint

In Psalm 106:16, in the KJV and the NKJV, Aaron is called a saint. (The NIV uses different wording, saying Aaron "was consecrated to the LORD.").

The verse tells of the Israelites in the wilderness during their exodus out of Egypt to the Promised Land. To give the verse context, here's how Psalm 106:13-18 reads in the NKJV:
"They soon forgot His works;
They did not wait for His counsel,
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,
And tested God in the desert.
And He gave them their request,
But sent leanness into their soul.
When they envied Moses in the camp,
And Aaron the saint of the LORD,
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan,
And covered the faction of Abiram.
A fire was kindled in their company;
The flame burned up the wicked."

Moses and Aaron formed a dynamic duo and Scripture reports they were used by the LORD to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. After ten vicious plagues -- everything from the Nile River turning into blood to the deaths of the country's firstborn -- the brothers finally received the Pharaoh's permission to leave Egypt and to head to the Promised Land.
2. The letter 'B' is for 'Born' and 'Basket'. According to Scripture, shortly after Moses was born, he was placed in a basket on the Nile River and he ended up being adopted by an Egyptian woman. Who was his adoptive mother? (Exodus 2:9)

Answer: The Pharaoh's daughter

The Pharaoh's daughter is the correct answer. According to Exodus 1:22, the Pharaoh announced a diabolical plan to kill all the Israelites' male babies at birth. After hiding Moses for three months following his birth, his mother came up with a plan which worked perfectly.

She had Moses placed in a basket among the reeds of the Nile River. Scripture goes on to tell of the Pharaoh's daughter finding Moses and having "compassion" on him and adopting him to raise as her own son. The account is found in Exodus 2:1-10.
3. The letter 'C'. Out of the four names below that start with the letter 'C', which person was one of twelve spies sent by Moses to survey the land of Canaan; only he and Joshua had favorable reports? (Numbers 13:30)

Answer: Caleb

Yes, Caleb is the correct answer. While ten of the spies recommended not invading Canaan, Caleb and Joshua saw things differently. They recommended invading the territory and Numbers 14:38 reports they survived while the rest of the spies perished. The same verse reports Jephunneh was the father of Caleb while Nun was the father of Joshua.

It all reminds me of a riddle my teenage daughter asked me the other day. It goes like this. Question: Who is the only character in the Bible, apart from Adam and Eve, not to have parents? Answer: Joshua, son of 'none.'
4. The letter 'D' is for 'Death'. According to Deuteronomy 34:1-11, where did the death of Moses take place?

Answer: Mount Nebo

Moses died on Mount Nemo in the land of Moab, according to the KJV, NKJV and the NIV. Deuteronomy 34:1 states the LORD took Moses to Mount Nemo where he could view the Promised Land the Israelites would be entering. Verse 5 tells of Moses' death and his burial in a valley in the land of Moab.

Here's how the account is told in Deuteronomy 34:1-6, in the NKJV:
"Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. Then the LORD said to him, 'This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.' So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day."
5. The letter 'E' is for Ethiopia. Numbers 12:1 in the KJV and NKJV tells of Moses marrying an Ethiopian woman, supposedly after the death of his first wife Zipporah. What was the Ethiopian woman's name? (The NIV uses the word Cushite, rather than Ethiopian.)

Answer: Scripture doesn't say

Scripture simply doesn't state the name of the woman who, in Numbers 12:1, is described as Moses' wife and an Ethiopian. Miriam and Aaron, the sister and brother of Moses, were upset with the woman. Numbers 12:1, in the NKJV, states: "Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman." (The NIV describes the woman as a 'Cushite' another word for 'Ethiopian.)

Some people believe the 'Ethiopian woman' is actually Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, who Moses married in Exodus 2:21. Most theologians, however, shoot down this view.

The following information is from the Website Biblegateway.com: "Some writers affirm, without adequate support, that the dark-skinned Ethiopian, 'the Cushite woman' whom Miriam and Aaron were jealous over, is merely a description of Zipporah, and that therefore Moses was only married once. But the statement 'He had married an Ethiopian woman' implies a recent occurrence, and that Zipporah, whom Moses had married forty years previously, was dead. It is most unlikely that Miriam and Aaron would have waited all those years to murmur against Moses if Zipporah and the Ethiopian had been one and the same woman."

Anyway, the correct answer to the question, has to be 'Scripture doesn't say'.
6. The letter 'F' is for 'Fled' and Freedom'. How many years did the Israelites spend in the wilderness when they fled Egypt to enjoy the freedom of the Promised Land? (Exodus 16:35)

Answer: Forty

The correct answer is forty years. Exodus 16:35 states that during that time the Israelites were fed daily by God. "And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan."

The number forty is a common one in the Bible. For example, Exodus 34:28 tells of Moses spending "forty days and forty nights" with God when the Ten Commandments were given.

In the New Testament, Matthew 4:1-11 tells of Jesus fasting for forty days and forty nights and being tempted by Satan.
7. The letter 'G' is for 'Gold Calf'. When Moses came back down from Mount Sinai after meeting with God, he was infuriated to see the children of Israel dancing around a gold calf. What did Moses order as punishment for the people? (Exodus 32:20)

Answer: The gold calf was ground to powder, scattered on water, and the people made to drink it.

Moses was livid when he saw what the children of Israel had done. Exodus 32:20 in the NKJV states Moses "took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it."

According to Scripture, Moses' brother and right-hand man Aaron was one of the main culprits behind making the gold calf.

Exodus 32:1-4 in the NKJV Bible states: "Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, 'Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.' And Aaron said to them, 'Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.' So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, 'This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!'"

Exodus 32:10 goes on to tell of the LORD burning with wrath over the sight.
8. The letter 'H' is for 'Hail'. The book of Exodus tells of the LORD hitting Egypt with ten plagues to soften the Pharaoh's heart to allow the Israelites to stage an exodus out of the land. The seventh plague, according to Scripture, involved a highly-punishing hailstorm that lashed Egypt. According to Exodus 9:23 in the KJV and the NKJV, the hail storm was accompanied by fire.

Answer: True

True. Here's what Exodus 9:23-26 states in the NKJV: "And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail."

However, instead of fire, the NIV uses the word 'lightning.' Notes in the NKJV Study Bible acknowledge the word fire "probably means lightning". However, since there is no conclusive proof the passage is actually referring to 'lightning', the word 'fire' is used instead.
9. The letter 'I' is for 'Intercessory'. Numbers 14:1-38 tells of Moses serving as an intercessory for the Israelites as they had provoked the LORD to such wrath He talked about striking them with a pestilence and disinheriting them. What action of the Israelites generated such wrath?

Answer: They refused to enter the Promised Land

After spending forty years wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites refused to enter the Promised Land. According to Scripture, they were filled with doubts about their ability to overpower the inhabitants of Canaan. Fueling their doubts was the fact that when Moses sent twelve spies to check out Canaan, only two of them -- Joshua and Caleb -- came back with favorable reports. The other ten advised against proceeding to assume ownership of the land, this even though God had promised it to them.

When the Israelites refused to advance into Canaan, Moses, as well as Joshua and Caleb, were filled with anger. However, their anger failed to compare with that of the LORD as Scripture reports He was considering striking the people with a pestilence and disinheriting them.

This is where Moses served as an intercessory and convinced the LORD not to proceed with His plans to severely punish the Israelites. The account is told in the fourteenth chapter of Numbers.

Subsequent chapters go on to tell of the ten spies who advised against crossing into the land of Canaan being struck dead followed by a rebellion and lots of grumbling and complaining by the people. Eventually, however, the Israelites would cross into Canaan and enjoy spectacular success.
10. The letter 'J'. A person whose name starts with the letter 'J' replaced Moses as leader and led the Israelites into the Promised Land. Can you name him?

Answer: Joshua

Joshua is the correct answer. Joshua was known as the son of Nun. However, not much is known about his father. His name appears thirty-one times in the Old Testament and in practically every case his name is used simply because Scripture describes Joshua as the son of Nun.

According to Numbers 13:16, Joshua's original name was Hoshea, but he became known as Joshua by Moses. Scripture states Joshua was one of twelve men sent by Moses to spy on the land of Canaan before the Israelites occupied it. Only Joshua and Caleb, however, recommended entering the Promised Land. The ten other spies were against the idea, insisting the Israelites would encounter defeat at the hands of their adversaries.

Joshua 1:4 tells of God selecting Joshua to replace Moses as leader of the Israelites just prior to their entry into Canaan. The verses, in the NKJV, state: "After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, saying: 'Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them -- the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory'."
11. The letter 'K'. Out of the four names below that start with the letter 'K', which man, along with Dothan and Abioram, led a revolt against Moses? According to the 16th chapter of Numbers he was killed along with all his associates when the earth opened up and swallowed them.

Answer: Korah

It's another long story, but Korah is the one who suffered the unusual death, along with his associates, for their stubborn refusal to follow Moses' leadership.

Numbers 16:31-34, in the NKJV Bible, tells what happened: "...the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly. Then all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, 'Lest the earth swallow us up also!'"

Verse 35 goes on to state that 250 men who were offering incense were consumed when fire came out from the LORD. By the time you read down to verse 49, no less than 14,700 people had died from a plague "in the Korah incident."
12. The letter 'L' is for 'Leprosy'. Which one was struck with leprosy because of grumbling, and then healed by the LORD? Numbers 12:1-5

Answer: Miriam

Miriam was afflicted with leprosy, but ended up being cured and re-instated into the Israelite camp. According to the KJV and the NKJV, the grumbling about her brother Moses' selection of an Ethiopian woman as his wife caused serious problems for Miriam. (The NIV uses the word 'Cushite, rather than Ethiopian.) Numbers 12:5 tells of Miriam and Aaron stepping forward and the LORD coming down in a pillar of cloud. When the pillar of the cloud had disappeared, Aaron noticed his sister Miriam was leprous and "as white as snow". After Moses pleaded to God to cure Miriam of her leprosy, she was cleansed and reinstated into the Israelite camp after a seven-day absence.

The fact Miriam's name appears before Aaron seems to indicate she was complaining much more than Aaron.

No one knows for certain, but many theologians believe Miriam was the one who watched from a distance when Moses was placed in a basket along the banks of the Nile River, as per Exodus 2:4. Miriam is known for leading a victory song by the women after the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. According to Exodus 15:20, she took a tambourine in her hand and "all the women followed her with, tambourines and dancing."
13. The letter 'M' is for 'Murder'. According to Exodus 2:11-12, Moses murdered an Egyptian beating a Hebrew worker and hid the body in the sand. When Moses found out there was a witness to the murder and the Pharaoh wanted him dead, he fled to a foreign land. Where did Moses flee to, as per Exodus 2:15?

Answer: Midian

Moses fled to Midian after he murdered the Egyptian. According to Wikipedia, Midian is believed to be in northwest Arabia on the east shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and the northern Red Sea. It was here that Moses married Zipporah, who gave birth to a son; according to Exodus 2:22, Moses named the boy Gershom, saying, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land." Some time later, Moses would return to Egypt and be instrumental in leading the Israelites to the Promised Land.
14. The letter 'N' is for 'New Testament'. According to Matthew 17:1-13, what event in the New Testament did Moses make an appearance at?

Answer: Transfiguration on the mountain

Moses, along with Elijah, appeared on Mount Transfiguration with Jesus, who was accompanied by Peter, James and John.

Here's how Matthew 17:1-3, in the NKJV, tells of Moses' appearance:
"Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him."

Incidentally, Moses' name appears seventy-nine times in the New Testament of the New King James Version Bible. You can find his name nineteen times in Acts alone, followed by eleven times in Hebrews and ten times in Luke.
15. The letter 'O' is for 'Outside' as in 'Outside Looking In'. According to Numbers 20:12, why were Moses and Aaron not allowed to enter Canaan, aka the Promised Land?

Answer: Their lack of belief and not following specific instructions.

Numbers 20:12 leaves no doubt as to why Moses and Aaron were not chosen by God to enter Canaan, or the Promised Land. The verse in the NKJV states: "Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, 'Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them'."

It's a bit of a long story, but Moses and Aaron made a serious error at Kadesh when the children of Israel were complaining about no water to drink. After meeting with the LORD on the matter, Moses and Aaron were told to take their rod and speak to a rock and that water would gush out of it for the people.

However, in Verse 11, Moses did not follow specific orders. According to the verse, he "lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank."

Notes in the New King James Version Study Bible explain the ramifications of Moses' actions this way: "In his rage, Moses did not speak to the rock as God commanded. Instead he raised his rod and struck the rock twice. When he disobeyed, Moses violated all that he stood for over the last forty years! God was not displaying anger, but Moses fell into deliberate, unrighteous anger. And in his anger, Moses lost his own stake in the Promised Land. What a huge loss for just a moment of disobedience."

The study notes go on to state: "God's judgment comes in expected severity, given the nature of Moses' offense. Moses is charged with the double sin of not believing in God and not hallowing Him before the people... God saw Moses' action as a lack of respect and awe for His holiness. God's instructions were not honored. Moses, who for so long had been concerned with the reputation of God (Numbers 14:13-19), slighted the LORD by not following His clear instructions in the presence of the congregation. Aaron also was indicted and sentenced by the LORD. For both brothers, the sentence was to join the death march of the older generation. Neither of them would enter Canaan."

Here's how Numbers 20:1-13 reads in the NKJV:

"Then the children of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the Wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there and was buried there.

Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron. And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: 'If only we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! Why have you brought up the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here? And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink.' So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the glory of the LORD appeared to them.

"Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 'Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.' So Moses took the rod from before the LORD as He commanded him.

"And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, 'Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?' Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.

"Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, 'Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.'

"This was the water of Meribah, because the children of Israel contended with the LORD, and He was hallowed among them."
16. The letter 'P' is for 'Plagues'. Out of the ten plagues unleashed by God on Egypt, which one was last?

Answer: Death of the first born

It boggles the mind, but Egypt was pummeled with ten plagues before the Pharaoh's heart was sufficiently soften to give permission to the Israelites to leave the country, according to Scripture.

The plagues are documented in Exodus, Chapter 7 through to 11 with the last one being the deaths of the first-born in Egypt while the Israelites were spared. Here is a list of the ten plagues:
1.) Waters become blood
2.) Frogs
3.) Lice
4.) Flies
5.) Livestock diseased
6.) Boils
7.) Hail
8.) Locusts
9.) Darkness
10.) Death of the first born
17. The letter 'Q' is for 'Quail'. Scripture tells of the Israelites being given quail and manna to eat while on their exodus out of Egypt. According to Numbers 11, while the Israelites were eating quail they were complaining, once again, and the LORD stuck them with a "very great plague."

Answer: True

True. Numbers 11:33-34 state the wrath of the LORD was aroused against the Israelites almost immediately after quail was miraculously provided to them. Verse 33, in the NJKJV, states: "But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was aroused against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague." No details are given about the plague and the number of fatalities.

Numbers 11:31-32 tells of the quail being miraculously delivered to the Israelites: "Now a wind went out from the LORD, and it brought quail from the sea and left them fluttering near the camp, about a day's journey on this side and about a day's journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the ground. And the people stayed up all that day, all night, and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten homers); and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp."

Notes in the NKJV Study Bible have this interesting information about quail: "In Israel, the quail is a migrating bird that arrives in droves along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. With their strong flying muscles, these birds can fly rapidly for a short time. When migrating, however, they stretch their wings and allow the wind to bear them along. Sometimes they reach land so exhausted after their long flight that they can be caught by hand."

The notes go on to state: "The Hebrew people probably ate dried, salted quail when they were enslaved by the Egyptians. When they longed for meat in the Wilderness of the Sinai, God promised them He would provide enough meat for a month. Then He directed thousands of quail to their camp, where the birds dropped in exhaustion."
18. The letter 'R'. What was the name of the body of water that God enabled Moses to part, allowing the Israelites to leave Egypt? (Exodus 14)

Answer: Red Sea

The Red Sea, of course, is the correct answer. Although Exodus 14 tells of the parting of the Red Sea allowing the Israelites to escape followed by the subsequent drowning of the Egyptian army, nowhere does it identify the body of water in the KJV, the NKJV or the NIV. Only in Exodus 15:4, words from the song of celebration by Moses and Miriam, does it identify the body of water as the Red Sea.
19. The letter 'S'. Exodus 7:9-10 tells of God giving instructions to Moses and Aaron to perform a miracle when they initially met with the Pharaoh to request permission for the Israelites to leave Egypt. The verses say God told Aaron to cast his rod and it would become something else. What did the rod become when Aaron cast it before the Pharaoh?

Answer: Serpent

According to Scripture, Aaron's rod became a serpent.

Exodus 7:8-9, in the NKJV, tells things this way:
"Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 'When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Show a miracle for yourselves,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.' So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the LORD commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent."

Scripture goes on to state the Pharaoh also called upon some "sorcerers" and they were able to perform a similar miracle. However, Moses and Aaron still held the upper hand as Exodus 7:12 states Aaron's rod "swallowed up their rods."

According to Verse 13, the Pharaoh's heart "grew hard" and he refused to grant permission to the Israelites to leave Egypt. The country would then be devastated by ten plagues before the Pharaoh would finally allow the Israelits to leave.
20. The letter 'T' is for 'Ten' as in the 'Ten Commandments'. What is the first commandment? (Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:4-21)

Answer: You shall have no other gods.

The correct answer is 'You shall have no other gods'. According to Scripture, Moses received the Ten Commandments directly from God while on Mount Sinai. In many societies today, the Ten Commandments serve as the foundation for common law.

The Ten Commandments can be found in Exodus 20:1-17. Here's how they appear in the NKJV:
"And God spoke all these words, saying:
'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image -- any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."
21. The letter 'U'. Out of the four words below that start with the letter 'U', what one best describes the children of Israel during their lengthy Exodus out of Egypt to the Promised Land?

Answer: Unbelieving

The Israelites were definitely filled with feelings of unbelief. Time and again Scripture tells of God performing miracles for them, and whenever times got tough they longed to go back to Egypt to serve as slaves under the Egyptians. Even when they were camped near the border of Canaan, and their leadership was making plans for a grand entrance, people refused to proceed and talked about going back to Egypt.

The exodus out of Egypt and details about the various miracles performed for them by God can be found in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
22. The letter 'V' is for 'Victory' as in 'Victory Song'. In Exodus 4:10, Moses describes himself as "not eloquent" as well as "slow of speech and slow of tongue." However, these so-called drawbacks didn't prevent Moses from leading the Israelites in singing a victory song when the Egyptian army was drowned in the Red Sea. (Exodus 15:1-18)

Answer: True

Yes, Moses may have been "slow of speech and slow of tongue" but that certainly didn't stop him from leading the Israelites in song, as per Exodus 15:1-18. Appropriately, the song is called the 'Song of Moses' in the New King James Version Bible.

Moses led the Israelites in singing the song just after the Red Sea was miraculously parted and they made it safely to the other side. It was a different story for the Egyptian army which was in pursuit of the Israelites. Scripture reports the water ceased to be parted when the soldiers were part way across the Red Sea and they all drowned.

Here are the words to the Song of Moses, as per the NKJV:
"I will sing to the LORD,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!
The LORD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father's God, and I will exalt Him.
The LORD is a man of war;
The Lord is His name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea;
His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
The depths have covered them;
They sank to the bottom like a stone.
Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power;
Your right hand, O LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces.
And in the greatness of Your excellence
You have overthrown those who rose against You;
You sent forth Your wrath;
It consumed them like stubble.
And with the blast of Your nostrils
The waters were gathered together;
The floods stood upright like a heap;
The depths congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, 'I will pursue,
I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied on them.
I will draw my sword,
My hand shall destroy them.'
You blew with Your wind,
The sea covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
'Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
You stretched out Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them.
You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your holy habitation.
The people will hear and be afraid;
Sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia.
Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed;
The mighty men of Moab,
Trembling will take hold of them;
All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away.
Fear and dread will fall on them;
By the greatness of Your arm
They will be as still as a stone,
Till Your people pass over, O LORD,
Till the people pass over
Whom You have purchased.
You will bring them in and plant them
In the mountain of Your inheritance,
In the place, O LORD, which You have made
For Your own dwelling,
The sanctuary, O LORD, which Your hands have established.
The LORD shall reign forever and ever."

Scripture goes on to tell of Miriam taking a timbrel and dancing, while leading the Israelite women in a victory song as well.
23. The letter 'W' is for 'Water'. According to the 17th chapter of Exodus, the Israelites were experiencing severe thirst in the wilderness of Sin. What miracle did the LORD enable Moses to perform to alleviate the thirst of the people?

Answer: Getting water from a rock

Scripture states Moses caused water to gush from a rock after receiving instructions from the LORD. The Israelites had been complaining about thirst and Exodus 17:4 states they even talked about stoning Moses. According to Exodus 17:1-7, Moses struck a rock with his staff to produce water for the people.

Here's how Exodus 17:1-7 reads in the NKJV:
"Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, 'Give us water, that we may drink.'
So Moses said to them, 'Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the LORD?' And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, 'Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?'

"So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, 'What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me!' And the LORD said to Moses, 'Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.'

"And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. So he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, 'Is the LORD among us or not'?"
24. The letters 'X' and 'Y' is for 'Younger'. Moses' brother, and often right-hand man, was Aaron. According to Scripture, who was the younger? Was it Moses, or was it Aaron? (Exodus 7:7)

Answer: Moses

Moses was the younger. According to Exodus 7:7, Aaron was 83 and Moses was 80 when they requested permission from the Pharaoh to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. The brothers were also assisted by their sister Miriam. As stated in the answer to Question No. 1, Moses and Aaron formed a dynamic duo and Scripture reports they were used by the LORD to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

After ten vicious plagues -- everything from the Nile River turning into blood and the deaths of the country's firstborn -- the brothers finally received the Pharaoh's permission to leave Egypt and to head to the Promised Land.
25. The letter 'Z'. Who was the daughter of Jethro, and Moses' wife?

Answer: Zipporah

Zipporah is the correct answer. According to the Website Biblegateway.com, Zipporah means "a little bird" or "a sparrow."

Scripture states she was one of the seven daughters of Jethro who is also called Reuel. Moses ended up at the home of Jethro in Midian after he fled Egypt because he had murdered an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew. Moses and Zipporah were the parents of two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. (Exodus 18:3-4)
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