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BIBLE QUESTION ANSWERS

Compiled and © by Dale Fox

 

What prophet predicted the Bethlehem would be the birthplace of the Messiah?

A. Micah (Micah 5:2)

 

 

 

PREVIOUS QUESTIONS

 

161

 

Where were Paul and Silas imprisoned?

A. Philippi (Acts 15: 11-19)

160

 

From where did Christ ascend?

A.  Mount Olivet (Acts 1:12)

159

 

After Christ’s resurrection, to whom did He first appear?

A.  Mary Magdalene  (Mark 16:9)

158

 

To how many people did Jesus personally administer the traditional rite of baptism?

A. None (John 4: 2)

157

 

In scripture, did Jesus ever personally proclaim himself to be the Messiah?

A.  Yes (John 4: 25-26)

156

 

Where did Saul have 85 priests killed?

A.  Nob (1 Samuel 22)

155

 

Adam, at 930 years, is the fourth oldest person named in the Bible.  Who were older?

A.  Methuselah at 969 (Gen 5:27), Jered at 962 (Gen 5:20), and Noah at 950 (Gen 9:29)

154

 

Where did King Saul die?

A. Mount Gilboa (1 Chronicles 10)

153

 

How many days did the waters of Noah’s of flood prevail on the earth?

A.  150 days (Genesis 7:22)

152

 

What is the shortest book in the Old Testament?

A.  Obidiah (1 Chapter, 21 verses and about 670 words)

151

 

What part of the day did Christ embark on the boat from which He calmed the waters?

A.  Evening (Mark 4:35)

150

 

The Bible says Jesus had four brothers.  What were their names?

A.  James, Joses (Joseph), Simon and Judas (Mark 6:3  &  Matthew 13:55)

149

 

After his epiphany, how long did Paul spend in Arabia before beginning his ministry?

A.  Three years (Galatians 1:18)

148

 

How many troops did Sennacherib lose at the siege of Jerusalem?

185,000  (2 Kings 19:35)

147

 

Who was the father of John the Baptist?

A. Zacharias (Luke 3:2)

146

 

How many demons came out of Mary called Magdalene?

A. Seven (Luke 8:2)

145

 

When the multitude came out to be baptized, how did John the Baptist characterize them?

A.  Brood of vipers (Luke 3:7)

144

 

From what tribe of Israel did the Apostle Paul come? 

A.  Benjamin (Philippians 3:5)

143

 

Who directed Paul to preach to the Gentiles?

A.  Jesus Christ (Acts 26:17)

142

 

Who was the first king of Israel?

A.  Saul (1 Samuel 10:1)

141

 

Which is NOT a book of the Old Testament -- Joshua, David, Hosea, Zephaniah?

A.  David

140

 

Who was the father of David?

A.  Jesse (Ruth 4:22)

139

 

To which king did Isaac hide his spousal relationship with Rebecca by claiming she was his sister?

A.  Abimelech  (Genesis 26: 1-9)

138

 

Who were the three named women who found Christ's tomb open and empty?

A. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James (Luke 24:10)

137

 

To which tribe of Israel did Moses belong?

A.  Levi (Exodus 2:1)

136

 

Which gospels are the Synoptic Gospels?

A.  Matthew, Mark & Luke

135

 

To what land did Moses flee after killing the Egyptian soldier?

A.  Midian (Exodus 2:15)

134

 

Who was the eldest brother, Aaron or Moses?

A.  Aaron (Exodus 7:7)

133

 

Christ's first miracle was turning water into wine.  Where did this occur?

A.  The wedding at Cana (John 2:6-9)

132

 

Sarah was Abraham’s first wife. Who was his second?

A.  Keturah (Genesis 25:1)

131

 

What relic did Moses remove from Egypt at the time of the Exodus?

A.  The bones of Joseph  (Exodus 13:19)

130

 

How old was Abraham when he was circumcised?

A.  99 (Genesis 17:

129

 

What is the sign of the covenant between God and Abraham?

A.  Male circumcision (Genesis 17:10)

128

 

After Christ's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem and after visiting the temple, where did he spend the night?

A.  In Bethany (Mark 11:11)

127

 

The first two disciples selected by Jesus were brothers.  Name them.

A.  Simon and Andrew (Mark 1:16)

126

 

Which of the tribes of Israel was prohibited from owning land in Canaan?

A.  The Levites  (Deuteronomy 18:2)

125

 

What city is called the City of David?

A.  Bethlehem (Luke 2:4)

124

 

In Exodus, who was Miriam?

A.   The sister of Aaron and Moses (Exodus 15:20)

123

 

What kind of tree did Zacchaeus climb to see Jesus enter Jericho?

A.  Sycamore (Luke 19: 1-4)

122

 

Who was able to decipher Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams?

A. Daniel (Daniel 2)

121

 

At the battle of Gath there was a giant with 24 fingers and toes. Who killed him?

A.  Jonathan (Nephew of David) (1 Chronicles 20:6-7)

120

 

Who were the parents of Solomon?

A.  David and Bathsheba   (2 Samuel 12:24)

119

 

What, according to Solomon, is the beginning of wisdom?

A. The fear of the Lord (Proverbs 9:10)

118

 

What was the profession of the minor prophet Amos?

A.  Sheepbreeder  (Amos 1:1)

117

 

On how may pillars is the House of Wisdom built?

A. Seven (Proverbs 9:1)

116

 

Two books in the Bible are named after women.  What are they?

A.  Ruth & Esther

115

 

Who was the grandfather of Noah?

A.  Methuselah (Genesis 5: 25-29)

114

 

Methuselah is the longest lived person in the Old Testament.  How long did he live?

A.  969 Years (Genesis 5:27)

113

 

Noah had three sons.  Can you name them?

A. Shem, Ham & Japheth (Genesis 5:32)

112

 

How long did it take King Solomon to build the Temple?

A. Seven Years (1 Kings 6:38)

111

 

What event prompted God to say “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”?

A.  Christ's baptism by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17)

110

 

How man sons did Gideon have?

A.  70 (Judges 8:30)

109

 

Of the 22,000 men that answered Gideon’s call to fight the Midianites, how many were actually used in battle?

A. 300 (Judges 7:7-8)

108

 

Hanna is the mother of what prophet?

A. Samuel (1 Samuel 1:20)

107

 

Who hid Joshua’s spies from Jericho’s king?

A: Rahab (Joshua 2:1-4)

106

 

Moses died at age 120 and was buried in a valley of Moab.  Who buried him?

A. The Lord (Deuteronomy 34: 6)

105

 

How many years were the Israelites in bondage in Egypt?

A. 430 (Exodous 12:40-41)

104

 

When they heard of the adversity that had befallen Job, how many of his friends came to comfort him?

A.  Three (Job 2:11)

103

 

How many lepers did Jesus cleanse en route to Jerusalem?

A. 10 (Luke 17:11-14)

102

 

What are the Seven Churches of Asia mentioned in Revelation?

A.  Ephesus, Smyrne, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis,

Philadelphia, & Laodice (Revelation 2-3)

101

 

Job was a perfect man.  How many children did he have?

A.  Ten. Seven sons and three daughters (Job 1:2)

100

 

The Lord speaks to prophets in a vision.  How does he speak to Moses?

A.  Face to face  (Numbers 12:7-8)

99

 

There are only two perfect cubes described in Scripture.  What are they?

A.  The Most Holy Place (1 Kings 6:20)  and New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:16)

98

 

God parted the Red Sea so Moses and the Israelites could cross.  What body of water did He part so Joshua and the Israelites could cross?

A. Jordan River (Joshua 3:15-17)

97

 

At Christ's crucifixion when did darkness come over the whole land and how long did it last?

A. Noon for three hours  (Matthew 27:45)

96

 

How old was Gideon when he died?

A.  A good old age  (Judges 8:32)

95

 

How many persons were sealed as “servants of our God on their forehead”?

A.  144,000 (Revelations 7:4)

94

 

What is the name of the City of God?

A.  New Jerusalem (Revelations 3:12)

93

 

God tested Abraham by telling him to offer his only son as a burnt offering.  Who was that son?

A. Isaac (Genesis 22:2)

92

 

How much was Judas paid to betray Jesus?

A.  30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15)

91

 

Who personally baptized more people, Jesus or John the Baptist?

A.  John the Baptist  (John 4:2)

90

 

Who witnessed Elijah being taken up to Heaven?

A. Elisha (2 Kings 2: 11-12)

89

 

How long after the Resurrection did Jesus allow Himself to be seen?

A.  40 days (Acts 1:3)

88

 

In Matthew, Christ said, “It is written that Man shall not live by bread alone.”  Where is it written?

A. Deuteronomy 8:3

87

 

For what sum was Joseph sold by his brothers to the Ishmeelites?

A.  20 pieces of silver (Genesis 37:28)

86

 

Who was the king of Israel when David slew Goliath?

A.  Saul (1 Samuel 17)

85

 

To whom did God describe Job as a perfect and upright man?

A.  Satan  (Job 1:8)

84

 

Who said, “Silver and Gold have I none, but such as I have I give thee?"

A.  Peter  (Acts 3:6)

83

 

James the brother of John was the first Apostle martyred.  How was he killed?

A.  With a sword (Acts 12:2)

82

 

How old was Abraham when his son Isaac was born?

A. 100 years (Genesis 21:5)

81

 

How many Jews were exiled to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar?

A. 4600 (Jeremiah 52:30)

80

 

When Moses was preparing the Israelites for their coming confrontation with the seven nations of Canaan, how large an army did he raise?

A. 603,550 (Numbers 1:46)

79

 

When God finally let the Israelites enter the promised land of Canaan, how many nations had to be destroyed?

A.  Seven (Acts 13:19)

78

 

Who leapt in his mother’s womb when Mary visited?

A.  John the Baptist  (Luke 1:41)

77

 

Who told Naaman to wash in the river Jordan seven times in order to cure his leprosy?

A.  Elisha (2 Kings 5:10)

76

 

Who announced to Zacharias that his wife would bear a child to be named John (the Baptist)?

A.  The Angel Gabrieal  (Luke 1:13)

75

 

Who said, “…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”?

A. Joshua (Joshua 24:15)

74

 

In what village was Christ when he turned the water into wine?

A.  Cana of Galilee  (John 2:11)

73

 

How is the name “Emmanuel” interpreted?

A.  God is with us (Matthew 2:23)

72

 

What does “Golgotha” mean?

A.  The place of the skull (Matthew 27:33;  Mark 15:22;  John 19:17)

71

 

After the 5000 ate their fill of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes, how much food was left over?

A.  Twelve baskets full (Matthew 14:20)

70

 

On the seventh day, how many times did Joshua’s army march around Jericho before the walls fell?

A.  Seven  (Joshua 6:5)

69

 

What did Moses do that kept him from entering the land of Canaan?

A. He brought forth water from the rock by striking it twice with his rod rather than by speaking to it as God commanded.  (Numbers 20:8-12)

68

 

Who did God describe as “a blameless and upright man”?

A.  Job  (Job 1:8)

67

 

What were the two animals in the Old Testament that spoke to humans?

A.  A Serpent (Genesis 3:1-4) and an Ass (Numbers 22:28-30)

66

 

Whose flock was Moses tending when he encountered the burning bush?

A.   Jethro, his father-in-law (Exodus 3:1)

65

 

What was the title placed on Jesus’ cross?

A.  THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS (Luke 24:38)

A.  JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS  (John 19:19)

64

 

Who took his rod and stretched out his hand upon the waters of Egypt to turn them into blood?

A.  Aaron (Exodus 7: 19-20)

63

 

Where were the disciples first called Christians?

A. Antioch (Acts 11:26)

62

 

When Jesus struggled with his cross, who was forced to bear it for him?

A.  Simon from Cyrene (Mark 15:21;  Matthew 27:32)

61

 

Who said, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give thee”?

A.  Peter  (Acts 3:6)

60

 

How long was Jonah in the belly of the great fish?

A.  Three days and three nights  (Jonah 1:17)

59

 

How many days did Joshua’s troops march around Jerico before the walls fell?

A. Seven days  (Joshua 6:3-5:  Hebrews 11:3) 

58

 

What was the handwriting on the wall?

A.  MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN [PARSIN] (Daniel 5: 26-28)

57

 

Where is King David buried?

A.   The City of David  [Old Jerusalem] (1 Kings 2:10)

56

 

At the transfiguration who appeared and talked to Christ?

A.  Elijah and Moses   (Matthew 17:3;  Mark 9:4;   Luke 9:30)

55

 

How many Beatitudes are there?

A. Eight (Matthew 5:3-10)

54

 

How old was Noah when the flood was upon the earth?

A.  600 years  (Genesis 4:6)

53

 

Which of Joseph’s (coat of many colors) eleven brothers said to not kill Joseph but to cast him in a pit instead?

A.  Reuben  (Genesis 37:21-22)

52

 

When did Paul say he would visit the Romans?

A.   When he takes his journey to Spain  (Romans 15:24)

51

 

How old was Adam when he died?

A.  130 years  (Genesis 5:3)

50

 

In the wilderness, how was John the Baptist clothed?

A.  A raiment of camel’s hair and a leathern girdle about his loins (Matthew 3:4)

49  

On two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.  What are they?

A. (1) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul and with all your mind. 

(2) You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  (Matthew 22: 37- 40)

48  

How many times was Peter told to forgive his brother who had sinned against him?

A.  Seventy times seven times (Matthew 18:22 -  KJV,ASV, NASV)

A.  Seventy seven times (Matthew 18:22 – NIV, NRSV)

47  

After his epiphany on the road to Damascus, how long was Saul without sight?

A.  Three days (Acts 9:9)
46  

How long did God allot Noah to fill the ark with the beasts and fowls of the earth?

A.  Seven Days (Genesis 4:4)

45  

What is the shortest book in the Bible?

A.  3 John  (295 words - KJV)
44  

What are the final words of Jesus recorded in the New Testament?

A.  “Surely I come quickly”  (Revelations 22:20)
43  

Prior to his conversion, how did Saul refer to the followers of Jesus Christ?

A.  The Way (Acts 9:2)
42  

How many rivers were formed from the river that went out of Eden?

A.  Four (Genesis 2:10)  [Pishon, Gihon, Hiddekel, and Euphrates]
41  

What is the name of the place where Jacob slept and dreamed of Jacob’s Ladder?

A.  Bethel (Genesis 28:19)

40  

Where is Moses buried?

A.  In a valley in the land of Moab (Deuteronomy 34:6) 

39  

According to the Book of Revelations, what needs to be done to receive the crown of life?

A.  Be thou faithful unto death  (Revelations 2:10)
38  

Two bodies of water were parted in the Bible.  What were they?

A.  Red Sea by Moses (Exodus 14:21-22) & the Jordan River by Joshua (Joshua 3:7 through 4:18) and by Elijha and Elisha (2 Kings 2: 2-8 and 13-14)

37  

How tall was Goliath?

A.  6 cubits and a span (1 Samuel 17:4) (approx 9+ feet)

36  

The Gospel of Matthew establishes the lineage of Jesus.  How many generations are there between Abraham and Jesus?

A. 42 (Matthew 1:17)
35  

What did Paul say was the fulfillment of the Law?

A.  Love (Romans 13:10)
34  

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible.  What is the shortest?

A.  Psalm 117

33  

What are the dimensions of the Arc of the Covenant?

A.  2 ½ cubits long,  1 ½ cubits wide,  1 ½ cubits high     (Exodus 37:1)

32

 

About how long was Christ on the cross before he said “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

A.  9 hours  (Matthew 27:46)

31

 

How old was Moses when he died?

A.  120 Years  (Deuteronomy 34:7)

30

 

According to Paul in Romans, how many righteous people are there?

A.   None   (Romans 3:10)

29

 

Adam and Eve had three sons.  Cain was the firstborn followed by Abel.   Who was the third son?

A.  Seth (Genesis 4:25)

28

 

To whom did Jesus say, “Man shall not live by bread alone.”

A.  Satan  (Matthew 4:4)

27

 

How many loaves and fishes did Jesus use to feed the multitude (5000)?

A.  5 loaves and 2 fishes   (Mark 6:41;  Matthew 14:17; John 6:9; Luke 9:13)

26

 

What is the name of the city founded by Cain?

A.  Enoch (Genesis 4:17)

25

 

How long had Lazarus been dead before being risen by Jesus?

A.  Four (4) days   (John 11:39)

24  

How many devils were cast out of Mary Magdalene?

A.   7  (Luke 8:2)

23  

What did John the Baptist eat while preaching in the Judean wilderness?

A.  Locusts and wild honey   (Matthew 3:4)

22  

Name the mountain from which Moses viewed Canaan and on which he died.

A.  Mt. Nebo  (Deuteronomy 32: 49-50)

21  

For refusing to worship a false god, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were cast into a fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar.  How much hotter than normal did the king order the furnace fire to be?

A.  Seven Times (Daniel 3:19)

20  

Who is the only Gentile in the Bible to be identified as the Lord’s anointed?

A.  Cyrus [King of Persia 580 BC - 529 BC] (Isaiah 45:1)
19  

What is the shortest verse in the Bible?

A.  John 11:35   (”Jesus wept.”)  

18  

In Genesis two men are identified as having walked with God.  Who are they?

A.  Enoch (Genesis 5:24) and Noah (Genesis 6:9)
17  

Jacob & Esau were twin brothers.  Name their father and mother.

A. Issac & Rebecca     (Genesis 25:19)
16  

Who negotiated with God to not destroy Sodom if but 10 righteous people could be found there?

A.  Abraham (Genesis 18: 23-32)

15  

When Samson killed 1000 Philistines at Lehi what weapon did he use?

A.  The jawbone of an ass (Judges 15:15)

14  

How old was David when he was anointed King of Israel?

A.  30 years   (2 Samuel 5:4)

13  

Which disciples witnessed Jesus’ Transfiguration?

A.  Peter, James & John  (Matthew 17:1-2, Mark 9:2, Luke 9:28-29)

12  

In Damascus, whose sight was restored by Ananias?

A.  Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9:17-18)

11  

To whom did Jesus say, “Get thee behind me, Satan”?

A.  Peter (Matthew 16:23 & Mark 8:33) and Satan  (Luke 4:8)
10  

What were the ten plagues God inflicted on Egypt?

A.  1) River waters turned to blood, 2) Frogs, 3) Lice, 4) Flies, 5) Death of animals, 6) Boils, 7) Hail, 8) Locusts, 9) Darkness, and 10) Death of first born male   (Exodus 7-12 KJV)
9  

What were the dimensions of Noah's Ark?

A. 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high (Genesis 6:15)

8  

There are 66 books in the Bible.  How many are in the New Testament?

A. 27

7  

Which city was Jesus entering when Zacchaeus climbed a sycamore tree to see him?

A. Jericho (Luke 19: 1-4)

6  

According to Jesus, what is the great commandment in the law?

A. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (Matthew 22:37)

5  

What is the longest chapter in the Bible?

A.  Psalm 119 (176 verses)

4  

Where did Cain go when he left Eden?

A.  The land of Nod  (Genesis 4:16)

3  

Who replaced Judas as the twelfth apostle?

A.   Matthias  (Acts 1:15-26)  

2  

What is the most common name in the Bible?
A: Zechariah

1   Of what were the 12 gates of New Jerusalem made?
A: Pearls (Revelations 21:21)