Bible Review 2:3, Fall 1986

Bible Quiz

Bible Review

How Closely Do You Read Your Bible?

Prepared by J. Kenneth Eakins a board-certified pediatrician and professor of archaeology and Old Testament interpretation at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

1. What was the name of the wife of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob?

2. When David was being pursued by King Saul, where did he leave his mother and father for safety?

3. Which prophet had a “secretary”?

4. How long did it take to rebuild the wall around the city of Jerusalem under the leadership of Nehemiah?

5. What book, now lost, contained the story of the sun standing still at Gibeon?

6. Which Hebrew king built the city of Samaria, capital of the northern kingdom of Israel?

7. Which book of the Old Testament has as its theme the destruction of Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian empire?

8. Which Prophet had a vision of the Lord holding a plumb line?

9. Which Hebrew king suffered from leprosy?

10. Saul, the first Hebrew king, spent his entire reign fighting against which enemy?


1. Asenath. When Joseph was elevated to a position of prominence in Egypt, he married Asenath, daughter of Poti-phera, an Egyptian priest. Asenath, bore Joseph two sons, after whom two of the twelve tribes of Israel were named.

“Joseph named the first-born Manasseh, meaning, ‘God has made me forget completely my hardship and my parental home.’ And the second he named Ephraim, meaning, ‘God has made me fertile in the land of my affliction’ ” (Genesis 41:51–52).

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