Basic Bible Knowledge Questions - Test Yourself!

Basic Bible Knowledge Questions - Test Yourself!
The Bible is called The Book of Books all over the world. Some treat it like a heavenly gift and others perceive it as a literary work. But both admit that the entire Western culture was largely built upon Biblical stories. How well do you know biblical plots? Take the quiz to find out.

Who did God use to lead his people out of Egypt?

"One day while Moses was taking care of the sheep and goats of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, he led the flock across the desert and came to Sinai, the holy mountain. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him as a flame coming from the middle of a bush. Moses saw that the bush was on fire but that it was not burning up. “This is strange,” he thought. “Why isn't the bush burning up? I will go closer and see.” When the Lord saw that Moses was coming closer, he called to him from the middle of the bush and said, “Moses! Moses!” He answered, “Yes, here I am.” God said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, because you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” So Moses covered his face, because he was afraid to look at God. Then the Lord said, “I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out to be rescued from their slave drivers. I know all about their sufferings, and so I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians and to bring them out of Egypt to a spacious land, one which is rich and fertile and in which the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites now live. I have indeed heard the cry of my people, and I see how the Egyptians are oppressing them. Now I am sending you to the king of Egypt so that you can lead my people out of his country."





Who was the first king of Israel?

King Saul was the first crowned king of Israel. Before him, the judges ruled over God's people. "Samuel said to Saul, “God sent me to anoint you king over his people, Israel. Now, listen again to what God says."





Name a man who killed giant Goliath

"A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span... As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran."





The name of the sea Christ was walking on

"...the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God."

The Sea of Galilee

The Dead Sea

The Mediterranean Sea

The Red Sea

What was the trade of apostle Paul during missionary journeys?

"After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to visit them, 3and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was."

He tended sheeps

He was a sailor

He was fishing

He made tents

The name of a famous teacher who taught apostle Paul.

"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but raised in this city. I was educated at the feet of Gamaliel in strict conformity to the law of our fathers. I am just as zealous for God as any of you here today." "A Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while". “Men of Israel,” he said, “consider carefully what you are about to do to these men."





Who was the first-born of Adam and Eve?

Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.





What was the name of a king who threw three Jewish young men into the blazing furnace?

Jewish young men Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the blazing furnace when they refused to worship the image of gold: "Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them."





What iron tool prophet Elisha did make float in Jordan?

"The disciples of the prophets said to Elisha, “The place where we’re staying is too small for us. Let’s go to the Jordan River. Each of us can get some logs and make a place for us to live there.” Elisha said, “Go ahead.” Then one of the disciples asked, “Won’t you please come with us?” Elisha answered, “I’ll go.” So he went with them. They came to the Jordan River and began to cut down trees. As one of them was cutting down a tree, the ax head fell into the water. He cried out, “Oh no, master! It was borrowed!” The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed Elisha the place, Elisha cut off a piece of wood. He threw it into the water at that place and made the ax head float. Elisha said, “Pick it up.” The disciple reached for it and picked it up."

A sickle

An anvil

A hammer

An ax

What prophet was ascended to heaven in a chariot of fire?

"As they were walking along and talking, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."





What animal did God bring in response to Job's asking?

Starting from about the XVII century, the behemoth mentioned in the Book of Job has been traditionally identified as a hippopotamus. There were a lot of these animals in Egypt and generally in Africa, and as numerous reliefs show the Egyptian pharaohs hunted them. The hippopotamus played a certain role in Egyptian myths symbolizing the powers opposing the throne. There was even an Egyptian holiday where a hippopotamus was ritually mortified as a token of victory over the pharaoh’s enemies. The identification challenge is that the description in the text doesn’t quite correspond to the hippopotamus’ features. Interpretations made in the period between the two testaments favoured a mythic animal (for example, many identified the behemoth and the leviathan with the beast and the dragon from the Book of Revelation).

An eagle

A behemoth

A lion

A turtle

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The Bible for you is a source of inspiration. Regardless of the faith you stick to, you understand: the universal wisdom, which will prove useful in life, is kept in the pages of the Books of the Old and the New Covenant. And you actively refer to it! Share this quiz on social media - let's check how your friends pull it through.

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Your perceive the Bible as a significant cultural artifact but are quite good at the twists and turns described there. You don't remember all the dates and names but the important thing is that you hold the Bible in respect and draw wise thoughts from it from time to time. Share this quiz on social media - let's check how your friends pull it through.

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