The Bible

The Old Testament:

Biblical unit of weight..................................................................... Shekel
Biblical unit of length....................................................................... Cubit
First book of Bible named after a tribe........................................... Leviticus
Book that tells of the destruction of Jerusalem......................... Lamentations
First five books of Bible................................................. Pentateuch (Torah)
Last book of Old Testament........................................................... Malachi
Books named after women....................................................... Esther, Ruth
Book of wisdom, written by David.................................................... Psalms
Book written by Solomon.............................................................. Proverbs
First book, alphabetically.................................................................. Amos
Book with shortest name..................................................................... Job
Animals that spoke.................................. The serpent of Eden, Balaam’s ass
Adam and Eve’s sons......................................................... Cain, Abel, Seth
Oldest man in Bible................................................. Methuselah (969 years)
Hunter in Genesis ......................................................................... Nimrod
Cities destroyed by fire and brimstone.......................... Sodom and Gomorrah
His wife was turned into a pillar of salt.................................................. Lot
Tower in Genesis ................................................................ Tower of Babel
Noah’s sons................................................................ Shem, Ham, Japheth
Mountain where ark came to rest....................................................... Ararat
Birds Noah sent out from the ark............................................... Dove, raven
Father of Israel or The Father of Many Nations................................. Abraham
Abraham’s wife................................................................................ Sarah
Abraham’s oldest son, father of all Muslims...................................... Ishmael
Abraham’s son, father of Jacob........................................................... Isaac
Abraham’s nephew............................................................................... Lot
Isaac’s wife................................................................................. Rebekah
Isaac’s twin sons................................................................ Jacob and Esau
He wrestled with an angel................................................................. Jacob
Jacob’s wives.................................................................... Rachel and Leah
Rachel’s sons..............................................................Joseph and Benjamin
Zipporah’s husband......................................................................... Moses
Father of Zipporah, priest of the Midianites......................................... Jethro
Brother of Moses.............................................................................. Aaron
Sister of Moses............................................................................... Miriam
Number of years the Israelites were in Egypt............................. Four Hundred
Mountain where Moses received Ten Commandments.................... Mount Sinai
Chest containing the Ten Commandments........................ Ark of the Covenant
Food supplied to the Israelites............................................ Manna and quail
Moses sent this spy into Canaan........................................................ Caleb
Leader of Israelites after Moses........................................................ Joshua
Land “flowing with milk and honey”.................................................. Canaan
Walled city conquered by Joshua...................................................... Jericho
He defeated the Midianites with 300 men.......................................... Gideon
Haman’s wife.................................................................................. Esther
Ruth’s mother-in-law....................................................................... Naomi
Ruth’s husband................................................................................. Boaz
Righteous man from Uz........................................................................ Job
Prophet taken to heaven on a chariot of fire......................................... Elijah
Prophet from Nineveh, swallowed by “great fish”.................................. Jonah
Prophet who advised Saul............................................................... Samuel
Prophetess who helped the Israelites in Canaan............................... Deborah
Dogs ate her flesh......................................................................... Jezebel
Jezebel’s husband............................................................................. Ahab
Man taken to the Valley of the Bones................................................ Ezekiel
First king of Israel.............................................................................. Saul
Saul’s son................................................................................... Jonathan
King after Saul................................................................................. David
David’s father.................................................................................. Jesse
David slew this Philistine giant........................................................ Goliath
David’s great grandmother ................................................................. Ruth
David’s love.............................................................................. Bathsheba
Bathsheba’s husband, sent off to war by David...................... Uriah the Hittite
David’s sons.................................................................. Absalom, Solomon
David played this instrument...................................................... Lyre (harp)
King of Babylon who destroyed Jerusalem............................. Nebuchadnezzar
He interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream............................................. Daniel
They were thrown into the fiery furnace .............Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
Biblical horn................................................................................... Shofar

The New Testament:

The four Gospels................................................. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Shortest Gospel................................................................................ Mark
Book that tells story of Jesus’ birth................................................. Matthew
First book after Gospels.............................................. Acts (of the Apostles)
Last book................................................................................. Revelation
Author of Revelations......................................................................... John
Author of Acts.............................................................. Luke (the physician)
The one who preceded Jesus............................................... John the Baptist
Mother of John the Baptist............................................................ Elizabeth
Father of John the Baptist............................................................ Zechariah
She called for the head of John the Baptist........................................ Salomé
Where John the Baptist baptized Jesus....................................... Jordan River
Jewish king who ordered the death of male babies................ Herod (the Great)
Birthplace of Jesus..................................................................... Bethlehem
Wise men who came to Bethlehem............................ Magi (not used in Bible)
Names of the three wise men............................... Caspar, Balthazar, Melchior
Gifts the wise men brought to Jesus........................ Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh
Home city of Jesus....................................................................... Nazareth
Language of Jesus......................................................................... Aramaic
Mother of Jesus.................................................................................. Mary
Mother of Mary.................................................................................. Anne
Mary’s husband............................................................................... Joseph
Angel who appeared before Mary....................................................... Gabriel
City where Jesus performed first miracle.............. Cana (turned water into wine)
Jesus’ sermon in Matthew and Luke................................ Sermon on the Mount
Eight blessings found in the Sermon on the Mount.......................... Beatitudes
The first apostle............................................................................. Andrew
Apostle brothers who were fishermen................................... Peter and Andrew
Apostle brothers, “the sons of thunder”.................................. John and James
Apostle Jesus called “The Rock”........................................................... Peter
Apostle who betrayed Jesus.................................................... Judas Iscariot
Means of Judas’s death........................................................... Hung himself
Tax collector Apostle..................................................................... Matthew
Apostle who doubted Jesus’s resurrection.......................................... Thomas
Apostle who denied Jesus three times.................................................. Peter
Apostle who replaced Judas............................................................ Matthias
Man who was stoned to death, first Christian martyr ......................... Stephen
Man Jesus raised from the dead............................. Lazarus (“God has helped”)
Place where Jesus was arrested................................... Garden of Gethsemane
Where Garden of Gethsemane is located................................. Mount of Olives
Crime Jesus was charged with...................................................... Blasphemy
Man who defended Jesus............................................................. Nicodemus
Judean Procurator; he “washed his hands” of Jesus’ death............ Pontius Pilate
High priests that sent Jesus to Pilate............................... Annas and Caiaphus
Criminal released instead of Jesus.................................................. Barabbas
Hill where Jesus was crucified .......................................................... Calvary
Man who provided a tomb for Jesus................................. Joseph of Arimathea
She witnessed Jesus’ resurrection.......................................... Mary Magdalene
Number of days between Jesus’ resurrection and transfiguration................ Forty
The two who appeared at Jesus’ transfiguration..................... Moses and Elisha
Formerly Saul, who wrote much of New Testament................................... Paul
Paul’s occupation........................................................................ Tentmaker
Island where Paul was ship wrecked..................................................... Malta
Companion and messenger of Paul................................................... Timothy
The last battle in the book of Revelation..................................... Armageddon
The four horsemen of the apocalypse .............. War, Famine, Pestilence, Death
Shortest verse in the Bible....................................... Jesus wept (John 11:35)
Biblical scrolls found in 1947............................................... Dead Sea Scrolls
Location of Dead Sea Scrolls............................................................ Qumran