Bible Questions

"It is an obvious fact today that there is much diversity among the manuscripts, due either to the carelessness of the scribes, or the perverse audacity of some people in correcting the text, or again to the fact that there are those who add or delete as they please, setting themselves up as correctors." -Origen, 3rd century Christian philosopher

Were plants or humans created first?
A. Plants (Gen. 1:12, 27)
B. Humans (Gen. 2:5-7)

When was the divine name Yahweh first revealed?
A. Before Noah (Gen. 4:1,26)
B. It was revealed to Moses at the Burning Bush (Ex. 15:2-3)

Around how long did people live to in Noah's time?
A. 750 years (Gen. 5:25-32)
B. 120 years (Gen. 6:3)

How many of each animal did Noah take into the ark?
A. 7 of the clean animals, 2 of the unclean animals (Gen. 7:2-3)
B. 2 of all animals (Gen. 7:8)

How long did Noah's flood last?
A. 40 days and 40 nights (Gen. 7:17)
B. 375 days (Gen. 7:24, 8:14)

Were different languages spoken before the Tower of Babel?
A. Yes (Gen. 10:20)
B. No (Gen 11:1)

Is it all right to marry your half-sister?
A. Yes (Gen. 20:11-12)
B. No (Lev. 18:9, 20:17)

Is it all right to marry two women who are sisters?
A. Yes (Gen. 29:26-28)
B. No (Lev. 18:18)

To whom was Joseph sold into slavery to by his brothers?
A. Some Ishmaelites (Gen. 37:27-28)
B. Some Midianite merchants (Gen. 37:28, 36)

Has anyone seen God face to face and lived?
A. Jacob; Also: Moses, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 elders (Gen. 32:20; Ex. 24:9-11)
B. No (Ex. 33:20)
C. Only Jesus (John 6:46)

If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, should they both be killed for it?
A. No (Gen. 38:24-26)
B. Yes (Lev. 20:12)

Did Jacob know about Joseph's sons before he blessed them?
A. Yes (Gen. 48:5)
B. No (Gen. 48:8)

Who bought the burial ground from the sons of Hamor in Shechem?
A. Jacob (Gen. 33:19)
B. Abraham (Acts 49:29-30)

After Moses broke the first set of Ten Commandments, were the commandments written on the second set the same as the ones written on the broken set?
A. Yes, they were the same (Ex. 34:1, Deu. 10:1)
B. No, the second set had ceremonial laws (Ex. 34:10-28)

Did God give commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices during the flight from Egypt?
A. Yes (Ex. 20:24; Lev. 1:1-7:38; Jer. 33:17-18 [Hebrew Bible only])
B. No (Isa. 43:22-24; Jer. 7:21-23 [Hebrew and Greek Septuagint]; Amos 5:25-27)

Who were allowed to be priests?
A. Descendants of Aaron, with normal Levites acting as assistants (Num. 3:6-10, 16:8-10, 18:1-7)
B. Levites (Deu. 18:13)
C. Non-Levites like Samuel the Ephramite (1 Sam. 7:10)

Is it still important to keep the Commandment about not working on Saturday?
A. Yes (Num. 15:32-36, Deu. 5:10, Mark 10:19)
B. No (Col. 3:16-17)

When was the priesthood granted to the descendants of Aaron?
A. After Moses presented the second set of Ten Commandments (Lev. 8:30)
B. After Phineas killed the Israelite who married a Midianite (Num. 25:10-13)

Was it against the law to marry your sister in David's time?
A. Yes (Lev. 18:11)
B. No (2 Sam. 13:13)

Where were sacrifices to be held?
A. In one centralized place of worship (Deu. 12:4-7)
B. Anywhere (1 Sam. 7:10-11)

How long was the Levitical priesthood to last?
A. Forever (Ex. 29:9; Jer. 33:17-18)
B. Until the New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-32; Heb. 8:7)

Who seduced the Israelites into worshipping the Ba'al of Peor?
A. The Moabites (Num. 25:1-2)
B. The Midianites (Num 25:16-18; Num. 31:15-17)

Did God give any of the Ammonites' land to any of the tribes of Isreal?
A. No, it was meant for Lot's descendants (Deu. 2:19)
B. Yes, half of it went to the Gadites (Josh. 13:24-25)

How was the Law of Moses delivered to the Israelites?
A. God gave it directly to Moses (Deu. 4:14)
B. It was mediated between God and man through angels (Acts 7:53; Gal. 3:19-20)

Will sons be punished for the sins of their fathers?
A. No (Deu. 24:16; 2 Kings 14:6; Ez. 18:14-20)
B. Yes (Lev. 26:39-42; Josh. 7:24-25; Isa. 14:21)

Who conquered Debir?
A. Joshua (Josh. 10:38)
B. Othniel (Josh. 15:17)

Did Joshua conquer Jerusalem?
A. Yes (Josh. 12:10)
B. No (Josh. 15:63)

Did Joshua conquer Gezer?
A. Yes (Josh. 12:12)
B. No (Josh. 16:10)

Did King Saul know David before he fought Goliath?
A. Yes (1 Sam. 16:19)
B. No (1 Sam. 17:57-58)

Who killed Goliath?
A. David (1 Sam. 17:51)
B. Elhanan (2 Sam. 21:19)

Did God want any Moabites entering his assembly?
A. No, even down the the 10th generation (Deu. 23:2-3)
B. David was descended from the Moabites and his sons became priests (Ruth 4:9-10,21-22; 2 Sam. 8:18)

How many children did Saul's daughter Michal have?
A. None (2 Sam. 6:23)
B. Five (2 Sam. 21:8)

Who told David to take a census of Israel and Judah?
A. God (2 Sam. 24:1)
B. Satan (1 Chron. 21:1)

How many years of famine did David have to choose form?
A. 7 (2 Sam. 24:13)
B. 3 (1 Chron. 21:12)

Who was the high priest during David's time?
A. Ahimelech (1 Sam. 21:2-4)
B. Abiathar (Mark 2:26)

Did King Saul ask God for help before he consulted a medium?
A. Yes (1 Sam. 27:5-7)
B. No (1 Chron. 10:13-14)

How long did King Omri rule Israel?
A. 12 years (1 Kings 16:23)
B. 7 years, between King Asa's 31st and 38th year (1 Kings 16:29)

Did King Asa of Judah remove the 'high places' of worship?
A. No (1 Kings 15:14)
B. Yes (2 Chron. 14:3)

Did King Jehoshaphat of Judah remove the 'high places'?
A. No (1 Kings 22:43)
B. Yes (2 Chron. 17:6)

Has anyone ever been brought up into heaven?
A. Elijah and Enoch (2 Kings 2:11; Heb. 11:5)
B. Jesus Only (John 3:13)

Did God ordain the massacre at Jezreel?
A. Yes (2 Kings 9:6-10; 2 Kings 10:30)
B. No (Hosea 1:4)

How was King Ahaziah of Judah killed?
A. He was wounded on his chariot and died in Megiddo (2 Kings 9:27)
B. He was captured near Joram and put to death by Jehu (2 Chron. 22:9)

How many years did King Jehoiakim of Judah reign?
A. 11 years (2 Kings 23:36)
B. 3 years (Daniel 1:1-2)

How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Judah?
A. 18 (2 Kings 24:8)
B. 8 (2 Chron. 36:9)

Who ruled Babylon after King Nebuchenezzar?
A. Evil-Marduk (2 Kings 25:27)
B. Belshazzar (Daniel 5:2)

Was Satan banished from Heaven?
A. No (Job 1:6)
B. He was, or will be (Rev. 12:7-9)

Should you rejoice at the death of your enemy?
A. Yes (Psalms 58:10)
B. No (Proverbs 24:17)

Where did King Antiochus Epiphanes of Syria die?
A. Somewhere between the Mediterranean Sea and Mt. Zion after a successful [but undocumented] campaign against Egypt (Daniel 11:42-45)
B. In Persia after hearing his armies had been put to flight in Judah (1 Maccabees 6:5,16)

Was Jesus the son of David?
A. Yes (Matt. 1:17)
B. No (Mark 12:35-37)

While John baptised by water, what did Jesus baptize by?
A. The Holy Spirit and fire (Matt. 3:11, Luke 3:16)
B. The Holy Spirit (Mark 1:8)

Did the coming of Jesus bring an end to the law of Moses?
A. No (Matt. 5:17-18; Acts 15:19-21)
B. Yes (Rom. 10:4; Heb. 7:11-12)

Is it wrong to call someone a fool?
A. Yes, but calling a Canaanite woman a dog is all right (Matt. 5:22, 15:26)
B. No (Luke 11:40)

Who was the tax collector that Jesus dined with when he told the Pharisees, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick."?
A. Matthew the disciple (Matt. 9:9-13)
B. Levi, son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:12-17; Luke 5:27-32)

Who were the 12 Disciples?
A. Simon Called Peter, Andrew, James son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot (Matt. 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19)
B. Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot (Luke 6:12-16)
C. Andrew, Simon Peter, Philip, Nathanael, Nicodemus (John 1:40, 1:44, 3:1)

Was the Kingdom of God to come within the lifetime of Jesus' generation?
A. Yes (Matt. 10:23-24; Mark 1:15, 13:30-31; Luke 21:36; Rom. 13:11; 1 Cor. 7:26-29, 10:11; 1 Thes. 4:15; James 5:7-9; 1 Peter 4:7)
B. No, the Kingdom of God is not the end of time (Luke 17:20-21)
C. Maybe not (John 21:22-23)

What "miraculous sign(s)" were given to prove Jesus was a true prophet?
A. The Sign of Jonah only (Matt. 12:38-39; Luke 11:29)
B. None (Mark 8:11-12)
C. Many (John 6:14)

What does Jesus have to say about people outside his following?
A. "He who is not with me is against me..." (Matt. 12:30)
B. "...whoever is not against us is for us." (Mark 9:38-40)

Who did Jesus come to minister to?
A. The lost children of Israel only (Matt. 15:24)
B. The Gentiles (Luke 4:24-27)

When did Jesus dub Simon 'the rock'?
A. When he called Jesus the Messiah (Matt. 16:15-20)
B. When he first met Jesus (John 1:42)

Who was to lead Jesus' following after his death?
A. Simon Peter (Matt. 16:15-20)
B. No one (Mark 8:27-30; Mark 10:35-45; Gal. 2:1-2, 2:6-11)
C. James (Acts 15:13-21; Acts 21:18)
D. 'The disciple whom Jesus loved'? (John 13:23-25; John 21:20-24)

Was John the Baptist the reincarnation of Elijah?
A. Yes (Matt. 17:11-13)
B. No (John 1:21)

What does one have to do to get into heaven?
A. Follow the Ten Commandments and give to the poor (Matt. 19:16-22, Mark 10:17-22)
B. Believe in Jesus (John 3:16-18)

Was Jesus overwhelmed with sorrow at the thought of dying?
A. Yes (Matt. 26:38, Mark 13:34-36; Luke 22:43-44)
B. No (John 14:1,28, 17:13)

How did Judas Iscariot die?
A. He hung himself (Matt. 27:5)
B. He was thrown off a cliff (Acts 1:18-19)

Who witnessed Jesus' crucifixion?
A. Mary Magdeline, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons (Matt. 27:55-56)
B. Mary Magdeline, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and Salome (Mark 15:40)
C. Jesus' mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clops, and Mary Magdeline (John 19:25)

What were Jesus' last words?
A. "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34)
B. "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." (Luke 23:46)
C. "It is finished." (John 19:30)

Who went to Jesus' tomb?
A. Mary Magdeline and the other Mary (Matt. 28:1)
B. Mary Magdeline, Mary the mother of James, and Salome (Mark 16:1)
C. Mary Magdeline, Joanna, Mary the Mother of James and Joses (Luke 24:10)
D. Mary Magdeline only (John 20:1)

What did they find there?
A. An angel, then Jesus (Matt. 28:1-10)
B. A young man (Mark 16:5)
C. Two angels (Luke 24:1-12)
D. An empty tomb, two angels, then Jesus (John 20:1-18)

Did the women tell the disciples what they saw?
A. Yes (Matt. 28:8, Luke 24:9-12, John 20:2)
B. No (Mark 16:8) [Mark 16:9-19 added later]

Who declared that unclean food is now clean?
A. Jesus (Mark 7:19)
B. Peter (Acts 11:4-9)

Is Jesus good?
A. No, no one is good except God (Mark 10:17-18)
B. Yes (John 10:11,14)

Is God one?
A. Yes (Mark 12:29-32)
B. No (John 1:1-3, 10:33-37)

If you deny Christ after having once believed, can you be brought back to repentence?
A. Yes (Mark 14:72, John 21:17)
B. No (Heb. 6:4-6)

Did Pontius Pilate decide to finish Jesus off while he was on the cross so that there would be no hanging bodies during the special Sabbath?
A. No (Mark 15:43-44)
B. Yes (John 19:31-34)

Did John the Baptist know Jesus was the Messiah?
A. No (Matt. 11:1-6; Luke 7:18-19)
B. Yes, his entire purpose was to point him out (John 1:29)

How many miraculous signs did Jesus do before healing the official's son?
A. One (John 2:11, 4:54)
B. Several at the Passover feast (John 2:23)

Will Jesus be the judger of mankind?
A. Yes (John 5:22-23)
B. No (John 8:15)

Is the Father equal to or greater than the Son?
A. Equal (John 1:1-2, 8:58, 10:30,38)
B. Greater (John 14:28)

If Jesus testifies for himself, is it valid?
A. No (John 5:31)
B. Yes (John 8:14)

Who is Jesus' "second witness"?
A. John the Baptist (John 5:31-35)
B. God (John 8:18)

Can one have eternal life without taking Communion?
A. No (John 6:53-58)
B. Yes (Heb. 13:9-10)

What experience caused Paul to convert to Christianity?
A. A short vision; the other men heard Jesus but saw nothing (Acts 9:5-8)
B. A short vision; the other men saw the light but couldn't understand the voice (Acts 22:8)
C. A long vision; the other men fell to the ground (Acts 26:14-18)
D. The Son was revealed in him (Gal. 1:15-16)

What did Paul do after his conversion?
A. He was blindly led by the men to Damascus (Acts 9:8-9)
B. He immediately went to Arabia (Gal. 1:15-17)

Who tried to capture Paul in Damascus?
A. The Jews (Acts 9:23-25)
B. King Aretas (2 Cor. 32-33)

Does salvation come through grace alone?
A. Yes (Rom. 11:5-6; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
B. No (James 2:17)