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Favorite Bible Characters of The BBB Quiz


Our team would like to invite you to share your knowledge of some of our favorite Bible characters with us while we challenge your mind. Pay careful attention to the version used in each question.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team Bible Believers Brigade. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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logcrawler
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1. Which of the following people from the book of Judges beat the entire Midianite army with the assistance of only 300 men? Hint

Deborah
Gideon
Samson
Zebah

2. We read in John's Gospel about an interesting person who went to speak with Christ "by night." (John 3:2)

Who was this person?
Hint

Joseph of Arimathea
Pontius Pilate
Barabbas
Nicodemus

3. "He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
....
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed."

Who recorded these words? (NKJV text)
Hint

Jeremiah
Obadiah
Zechariah
Isaiah

4. What prophet was told by the Lord to take a "woman of ill-repute" (in polite terminology) as a wife because of Israel's transgressions against God in worshipping idols? Hint

Hosea
Jonah
Micah
Joel

5. Whom did Jacob marry and take as his second wife after being tricked by her father into marrying her sister? Hint

Rachel
Zilpah
Leah
Bilhah

6. I "struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad", and saved Israel.
Who am I?
Hint

Samson
Ehud
Othniel
Shamgar

7. In the eighth chapter of Matthew we read of an account of Jesus being more or less startled by the strength of someone's faith. To whom did Jesus express amazement when this person asked him to heal someone else "long distance", without Jesus actually having to be present? Hint

A nameless Roman centurion
Mary Magdalene
Simon Peter
A deaf and mute man from Decapolis

8. This woman, who was married to a "fool", saved a king-in-waiting from committing wholesale slaughter with, amongst other things, 200 loaves of bread, five sheep, 100 clusters of raisins and 200 fig cakes. Who was she? Hint

Abital
Abigail
Achsah
Ahinoam

9. Which of the following feats of strength did Samson NOT do? Hint

Carried the doors of a city up a hill.
Fought two giants in Midian.
Killed a lion with his bare hands.
He did all these things.

10. "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:1-3)

These words were spoken by Jesus, but to whom was he speaking?
Hint

His disciples
The women of Jerusalem
His mother
The people who were crucifying him

11. Many theologians believe the end of the apostle Paul's life was near when he wrote 2 Timothy, and that Paul was executed shortly afterwards. According to the 10th verse of the fourth chapter, who was the only person who was still with Paul? Hint

Barnabas
Silas
Luke
Timothy

12. My favourite Bible character was an accomplished musician and composer, a great actor, a great soldier and statesman, known to be courageous and fearing neither man nor beast. He began in lowly beginnings but was raised to the pinnacle of power. He was a polygamist, a murderer, an adulterer, yet God said of him that he "was a man after my own heart." Who was this man? Hint

Samson
Saul the son of Kish
Joshua
David

13. What was the name of the young Jewish girl who saved the Jews from destruction at the hands of Haman the Agagite? Hint

Miriam
Bathsheba
Ruth
Esther

14. I am known for being a busy little beaver, looking after the comfort of our guests and making sure that there was plenty to be served to them. I would have liked to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His words like my sister, but there was just too much to be done and no one was helping me. I even went and asked Jesus to tell my lazy sister to come and help me with all the work.

What is my name?
Hint

Mary of Magdala
Martha, the sister of Lazarus
Mary, the sister of Lazarus
Mary, the mother of John Mark

15. Which prophet told the King of Israel that it would not rain again until he (the prophet) said that it would? Hint

Jeremiah
Elisha
Elijah
Isaiah


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following people from the book of Judges beat the entire Midianite army with the assistance of only 300 men?

Answer: Gideon

The book of Judges takes place after the death of Joshua and covers several years of time after the Israelite had settled down, after they had wandered through the desert for 40 years. During the time of the Judges the Israelites kept rebelling against God and God would hand them over to their enemies so that they would learn from their errors. Then he would send judges to help them defeat their enemies.

In Judges chapter 6 the Israelites rebelled against God and he handed them over to the Midianites. After seven years they cried out to God and God sent an Israelite named Gideon to help them defeat the Midianites.

Gideon took the men of Israel and went forth to defeat the Midianites, but God said that there were too many men. The feeling was that if God led them to victory, Israel would say that they defeated the Midianites on their own without the help of God. So Gideon told the army that anyone who was scared could go back home.

Twenty-two thousand men left to go home, leaving only ten thousand to defeat the Midianites. God said there were still too many men, so he told Gideon to lead them to a stream of water and that whoever drank from the stream lapping water by cupping their hands and remaining watchful, instead of lying flat and lapping as a dog would, were to stay with Gideon and the rest were to be excused.

This process left only three hundred men who were still aligned with Gideon. Gideon took the men and defeated the Midianite army with these three hundred men, freeing the Israelites from the hand of the Midianites.

The New International Version of the Bible was used for this question.

Question by Jimmy (J-Zilch).
2. We read in John's Gospel about an interesting person who went to speak with Christ "by night." (John 3:2) Who was this person?

Answer: Nicodemus

Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who visited with Jesus at night so as to be secretive (due to Christ's unpopularity with the Pharisees.)

Only John's Gospel mentions Nicodemus, and he was the person whom Christ told that "a man must be born again to see the Kingdom of God." (John 3:3)

After the death of Christ, Nicodemus helped with his burial.

The King James Version of the Bible was used.

Question submitted by star_gazer.
3. "He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. .... Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed." Who recorded these words? (NKJV text)

Answer: Isaiah

The text is from Isaiah 53:3a-4,5.

Why is Isaiah one of my favourite characters in the Bible? For his wonderful writing, of course! What little we know about Isaiah's life is recorded in 2 Kings 19 and 20, and in 2 Chronicles 32:20. But consider this: Isaiah is the prophet most quoted in the New Testament, and Charles Jennens's libretto for Handel's 'Messiah' oratorio, which is about Jesus Christ, uses far more text from Isaiah than from anywhere else in the Bible, even the Gospels!

Question by Rimrunner.
4. What prophet was told by the Lord to take a "woman of ill-repute" (in polite terminology) as a wife because of Israel's transgressions against God in worshipping idols?

Answer: Hosea

In the King James Version of Hosea 1:2 we see that Hosea married Gomer and had numerous children by her. She repeatedly cheated on him and he took her back each time and forgave her, just like the Lord had done so many times for the nation of Israel.

In Christian teaching, people commit the same sins over and over, yet they can still ask for God's forgiveness and He still gives it to them. Christians believe that this is truly a great and loving God that they worship.

Question by lamahta.
5. Whom did Jacob marry and take as his second wife after being tricked by her father into marrying her sister?

Answer: Rachel

Jacob was in love with Rachel and he wished to marry her. He worked seven years for her father to gain her hand in marriage. After her father tricked him and gave him her sister Leah instead, Jacob worked another seven years so that he could have Rachel as his wife. Jacob had children with Rachel and Leah as well as with their maids Zilpah and Bilhah. All together they had 12 sons and one daughter.
God later had Jacob change his name to Israel. His sons became the patriarchs (fathers) of the 12 tribes of Israel. The names of these 12 sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Zebulun, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Joseph, and Benjamin. His daughter was Dinah.

Question by rebapitt.
6. I "struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad", and saved Israel. Who am I?

Answer: Shamgar

Shamgar was the third of Israel's judges. He is given exactly one verse in the Bible.

"After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel" - Judges 3:31 (NIV)


Question by Ricktho.
7. In the eighth chapter of Matthew we read of an account of Jesus being more or less startled by the strength of someone's faith. To whom did Jesus express amazement when this person asked him to heal someone else "long distance", without Jesus actually having to be present?

Answer: A nameless Roman centurion

In verses 5-13 verses of the eighth chapter of Matthew, Jesus responds to a request by an unnamed Roman centurion by volunteering to come and heal the centurion's servant. The centurion answers by saying that traveling to the patient wouldn't be necessary, because of his confidence in Jesus to simply heal the man with a word.

The 10th verse says, "When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, 'Verily (truly) I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.'"

Jesus then told the centurion that the man was healed, according to the centurion's faith.

Interestingly, whenever Roman centurions are referred to in the New Testament, it is always in a favorable manner.

The centurion at the cross,(Matthew 27:54),the centurion who reported the Savior's death to Pilate (Mark 15:44-45), and Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Band (Regiment) (Acts 10:1) are some examples.

A centurion also prevented Paul from being scourged (Acts 22:25), and they often protected him from being murdered. One centurion stopped a group of prisoners from being executed during a shipwreck, because he wanted to keep Paul alive. (Acts 27:43).

Question by logcrawler.
8. This woman, who was married to a "fool", saved a king-in-waiting from committing wholesale slaughter with, amongst other things, 200 loaves of bread, five sheep, 100 clusters of raisins and 200 fig cakes. Who was she?

Answer: Abigail

Abigail was married to Nabal, whose name means "fool".

The king-in-waiting was David. His men had safeguarded Nabal's considerable flocks and herds, but when they asked him for a donation at sheep-shearing time he reviled them and sent them away empty-handed. When David heard how his men had been treated he vowed revenge and set off with 400 of his armed men.

Meanwhile, "back at the ranch", Abigail, our heroine, had been told what Nabal had done. Rightly fearing that David would not stand for such treatment, she quickly loaded donkeys with as much food as she could muster and set out to avert disaster. Her speech to David when she met him is a model of the "soft answer that turns away wrath", and she saved David from acting rashly. Read the story in 1 Samuel 25.

Abital and Ahinoam were two of David's wives (2 Samuel 3:2-5), while Achsah was Othniel's wife and daughter of Caleb (Joshua 15:16-17).

Question submitted by Watchkeeper.
9. Which of the following feats of strength did Samson NOT do?

Answer: Fought two giants in Midian.

Samson was a strong man who used his great strength every chance he had.
He was a man ruled by his passions and his lack of spiritual strength. On one occasion he did carry the doors of Gaza up a hill in the middle of the night (Judges 16:1-3)
He also tore a lion to pieces with his bare hands on the way to Timnah (Judges 14:5-6).
We don't have a record of him fighting any giants - that one I made up.

(New International Version was used.)

Question by Clav411.
10. "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:1-3) These words were spoken by Jesus, but to whom was he speaking?

Answer: His disciples

Jesus spoke these words to his disciples to help prepare them for all that they were about to witness as he was being crucified. John also included this discourse between Jesus and his disciples:

'"And where I go you know, and the way you know."
Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."' - John 14:4-5 (New King James Version used.)

Like Thomas, I struggle to understand and believe the things Jesus teaches sometimes, but his words are wonderful to me and I have come to believe he is the way, the truth and the life.

That is why Jesus is my favorite Bible Character.

Submitted by wordwalker.
11. Many theologians believe the end of the apostle Paul's life was near when he wrote 2 Timothy, and that Paul was executed shortly afterwards. According to the 10th verse of the fourth chapter, who was the only person who was still with Paul?

Answer: Luke

Luke is the correct answer. Unfortunately, many people don't see Luke as a Bible character and regard him as simply the writer of the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. However, Luke can be found all over the place in Acts. It's just that he was so modest, he didn't bother using his name. Time and again, Luke states in Acts "we sailed" from Point A to Point B or that "we did this... or we did that."

Luke is my favorite Bible character for a number of reasons, not the least of which were his humility and his loyalty to Paul to the very end. However, on top of being an important Bible character, he was a historian in the early church, as we see from the Book of Acts. Then there's the Gospel of Luke which includes various stories found no where else in the New Testament, including the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the Parable of the Prodigal Son and the dying thief's confession on the cross and Jesus' assurance to him that he would enter paradise. I could go on and on, but I trust you get the point.

Question by Cowrofl.
12. My favourite Bible character was an accomplished musician and composer, a great actor, a great soldier and statesman, known to be courageous and fearing neither man nor beast. He began in lowly beginnings but was raised to the pinnacle of power. He was a polygamist, a murderer, an adulterer, yet God said of him that he "was a man after my own heart." Who was this man?

Answer: David

Yes, it was David, whose story is told in four books (1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 1 Chronicles) who began life as a shepherd boy but later rose to become one of the most famous kings of history.
He ruled over the land of Israel and enlarged its borders from Egypt to Lebanon. He killed a lion and bear while yet a young man and fought the Philistine giant Goliath who terrified the armies of Israel. He became so popular with the people of Israel that the first King, Saul, was jealous to the point of wanting to kill him so he fled, not so much from fear, but because he 'would not touch the Lord's anointed'.

He acted superbly as a madman to escape the clutches of the Philistine King Achish where he had taken refuge. It was a custom in the near east that anyone who had lost their wits was not to be harmed.

Yet with all this he also had his failings, taking many wives whose sons brought great sorrow to his household. He had an affair with a neighbouring woman whilst her husband was away fighting the war and then arranged to have him killed when she became pregnant.

In spite of these human failings, though, he was a man who loved and served the Lord his God with all his heart. He wanted to build a temple for his God, but God said that he could not do so because he had too much blood on his hands. He wrote the majority of the Psalms that we find in the Bible, and above all, he kept short accounts with his God, immediately confessing his sins and repenting when he became aware of his error.

Yes, in this regard, I see David as a superb example to follow.

The description of David as a man after God's own heart may be found in 1 Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22.

Question by Birdman585.
13. What was the name of the young Jewish girl who saved the Jews from destruction at the hands of Haman the Agagite?

Answer: Esther

Esther is one of only two women who have books of the Bible named after them in the Jewish and Protestant canons. The other is Ruth. Interestingly, Esther is the only book in the King James Bible which does not mention God. Esther was selected by Xerxes, who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush (that is, the upper Nile region), to be his Queen. Haman plotted to destroy all the Jews in the kingdom, but Esther risked her life by approaching the king uninvited by him in order to prevent this from happening.

Question submitted by lg549.
14. I am known for being a busy little beaver, looking after the comfort of our guests and making sure that there was plenty to be served to them. I would have liked to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His words like my sister, but there was just too much to be done and no one was helping me. I even went and asked Jesus to tell my lazy sister to come and help me with all the work. What is my name?

Answer: Martha, the sister of Lazarus

This story can be read in the Gospel of Luke chapter 10:38-42. Jesus' answer was, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (King James Version - verses 41 and 42).

The lesson of this story is that when it comes to the things of God, one must get one's priorities right.

Question by happytalk.
15. Which prophet told the King of Israel that it would not rain again until he (the prophet) said that it would?

Answer: Elijah

I love reading about Elijah as he was (as it says in James 4:17) a man "just like us". His life was full of high points and low points; at times he was courageous and at other times fearful. Sometimes he trusted God and performed amazing miracles but we also find that he ran away and hid in fear for his life.

The first time we hear about him is in 1 Kings 17 where God sent him to tell King Ahab that it would not rain again in the land until Elijah said that it would. God wanted to show Ahab that He was indeed God and that Elijah the prophet was to be listened to as God's mouthpiece.

The New International Version of the Bible was used for reference.

Question by PeggyLouisa.
Source: Author logcrawler

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