How Well Do You Know the Figures in the Old Testament?

Becky Stigall

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About This Quiz

From Adam and Eve to Moses and Noah, the Old Testament is full of stories about people, rich with meaning and history. We challenge you to name them all!

Who created everything?

God created everything. We thought we'd start out with the main character of the Old Testament.

Who is considered the patriarch of the Hebrew people?

Abraham is considered the patriarch of the Hebrew people. All Israelites descended from him.

Who led the people of Israel out of Egypt?

Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt to search for the Promised Land. He was the only human to ever "see" God.

Who was the King of Israel?

David was a King of Israel. He brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.

Who stole his brother's inheritance?

Jacob stole his brother's inheritance. Jacob was Abraham's grandson.

Who was sold into slavery by his brothers?

Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. He worked for the Pharaoh.

Who was Israel's first King?

Saul was Israel's first King. Saul conspired to kill David.

Who asked for wisdom from God?

Solomon asked God for wisdom. He struggled with moral issues, though.

Who ate the forbidden fruit?

Adam ate the forbidden fruit. He was then exiled from the garden of Eden.

Who built a big boat in preparation for a flood?

Noah built a big boat in preparation for a flood. He saved people and animals from destruction.

Who did God instruct to kill his own son?

God instructed Abraham to kill his own son, Isaac. The deed did not ultimately need to be carried out.

Which of Moses' brothers helped him lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?

Aaron helped Moses lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. Aaron then became the first high priest of Israel.

What was the name of the son God instructed Abraham to kill?

God instructed Abraham to kill Isaac. Later, Isaac's son stole his blessing from his other son.

Who fought to settle the Promised Land?

Joshua fought to settle the Promised Land. He had little faith that the people of Israel could be faithful.

Who had a relationship with Delilah?

Samson had a relationship with Delilah. The source of Samson's strength was his hair, which Delilah conspired to cut.

Who was Israel's last judge?

Samuel was Israel's last judge. He anointed Saul.

Who wanted to overthrow his father's throne?

Absalom wanted to overthrow his father David's throne. He was a violent ruler.

Who was the commander of King David's army?

Joab was the commander of King David's army. He was very loyal to David.

What wicked queen promoted the worship of Baal?

Jezebel promoted the worship of Baal. Jezebel ruled Israel with her husband.

Who became the queen of Persia?

Esther became the queen of Persia. She convinced the king to rescind his order to kill all of the Jews.

Who was the main example of the struggle between good and evil?

Job was the main example of the struggle between good and evil. He remained faithful despite his trials.

Who murdered Abel?

Cain murdered Abel. Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve.

Who was married to Jezebel?

Ahab was married to Jezebel. Together they encouraged the worship of Pagan gods.

Who was the first human?

Adam was the first human. Then God created Eve to keep Adam company.

Who was encouraged to curse the wandering Israelites?

Balaam was encouraged to curse the wandering Israelites. God spoke to him through a donkey.

Who was Ruth's husband?

Boaz was Ruth's husband. He was King David's great-grandfather.

Who was the first king of the Persian Empire?

Cyrus the Great was considered the first king of the Persian Empire. He permitted the Jews to return to Jerusalem.

What king of Israel ruled for 40 years?

King David ruled Israel for 40 years. He also killed Goliath.

Who was transported by a chariot of fire?

Elijah was transported by a chariot of fire. He punished King Ahab for his sins.

Who was Cain's oldest son?

Enoch was Cain's oldest son. Cain killed his brother Abel.

Who was Jacob's twin brother?

Esau and Jacob were twins. Esau was the older twin. Jacob was born holding Esau's heel.

Who was made from one of Adam's ribs?

Eve was made from one of Adam's ribs. The name "Eve" means "source of life."

Who was imprisoned by King Nebuchadnezzar?

Ezekiel was imprisoned by King Nebuchadnezzar. He had visions of a wheel and bones.

Who served as a judge for 40 years?

Gideon served as a judge for 40 years. He led an army of men to confuse their enemies and make them fight among themselves.

Who was Noah's youngest son?

Ham was Noah's youngest son. The land of Canaan was named after his son, Canaan .

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