The Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is a sacred and foundational text in Christianity. It contains a rich tapestry of stories, laws, prophecies, and teachings that have shaped the faith and culture of millions for millennia. Whether you’re a devout believer or simply curious about the religious and historical significance of this ancient text, taking the Old Testament challenge can be a fascinating and enlightening experience.
Old Testament Quiz Questions
1. Who was the first king of Israel in the Old Testament?
2.What is the last book of the Old Testament?
3.Which Old Testament book contains the famous line, “To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven”?
4. Which prophet was swallowed by a great fish and spent three days in its belly before being vomited onto dry land?
5. According to the Book of Exodus, what miraculous event did God perform to help the Israelites escape from Egypt?
6. Which of David’s psalms begins with the famous line, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”?
7. According to the Book of Daniel, what happened to Daniel when he was thrown into the lions’ den?
8. Who was the prophet that had a vision of a valley of dry bones coming to life?
9. In the Book of Esther, who was the Jewish queen who saved her people from a plot to destroy them?
10. Which Old Testament figure is known for his incredible patience in the face of suffering and hardship?
11. In the Book of Jonah, what was the city to which God sent Jonah to deliver a message of repentance?
12. According to the Book of Isaiah, what is the famous prophecy about the birth of a child named Immanuel?
13. Which Old Testament prophet had a vision of a heavenly throne room and a seraphim calling, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”?
14. In which book of the Old Testament will you find the story of the construction of the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments?
15. According to the book of Proverbs, what is the beginning of wisdom?
16. Who was the prophet known for his visions of a “wheel within a wheel” and the “valley of dry bones”?
17. What was the miraculous sign of God’s covenant with Noah after the flood?
18. In which book of the Old Testament will you find the story of the prophet Elijah challenging the prophets of Baal to a dramatic contest on Mount Carmel? (1 Kings 18)
19. Which Old Testament figure is known for his incredible strength and was betrayed by Delilah, who revealed the secret of his strength?
20. In the book of Ruth, who is Ruth’s famous declaration to her mother-in-law, Naomi, often quoted at weddings?
21. According to the book of Daniel, what happened to Daniel when he and his friends refused to eat the king’s food and wine?
22. According to the Book of Genesis, what was the name of the first man created by God?
23. Who was the king of Israel renowned for his wisdom, as demonstrated in the famous story of the two women claiming to be the mother of the same baby?
24. In the Book of Genesis, what is the name of the tower built by humans in an attempt to reach heaven, resulting in God confusing their languages?
25. Which Old Testament figure had a coat of many colors and was the favored son of his father, Jacob?
26. In the Book of Genesis, what did God create on the fourth day?
27. In the Book of Genesis, what did God create on the first day?
28. According to the Book of Exodus, what is the first of the Ten Commandments?
29. Who was the Old Testament prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus Christ?
30. In the Book of Genesis, what was the name of the son born to Abraham and Sarah in their old age?
31. According to the Book of Exodus, what is the sixth of the Ten Commandments?
31. “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)
32. “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots, a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:1-2)
33. They were miraculously preserved and unharmed in the midst of the fiery furnace. (Daniel 3:10-30)
32. What is the famous prophecy in the Book of Isaiah about a “shoot from the stump of Jesse”?
33. According to the Book of Daniel, what happened to Daniel’s three friends who were thrown into a fiery furnace for refusing to worship an idol?
34. In the Book of Exodus, what miracle did God perform to provide water for the Israelites in the wilderness?
35. Who was the Old Testament figure known for his dream of a ladder reaching from earth to heaven?
36. According to the Book of Judges, who was the judge and leader who used a fleece to seek a sign from God?
37. What is the famous verse in the Book of Isaiah that describes a vision of peace, where “the wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat”?
38. According to the Book of Genesis, who was the righteous man whom God chose to build an ark to save his family and the animals from a worldwide flood?
39. Which Old Testament figure was known for his incredible strength, which he attributed to his uncut hair?
40. In the Book of Daniel, what happened to Daniel when he was thrown into a den of lions because he continued to pray to God?
41. Who was the Old Testament prophet known for his confrontation with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, where God consumed his sacrifice with fire from heaven?
42. In the Book of Genesis, who were the two sons of Isaac and Rebekah, and what was the significance of their names?
43. In the Book of Exodus, what is the famous phrase God used to reveal His name to Moses at the burning bush?
44. In the Book of Exodus, what did God provide to the Israelites in the wilderness to sustain them?
45. Who was the prophetess who led the Israelites in a song of victory after they crossed the Red Sea?
46. According to the Book of Isaiah, what is the famous verse that speaks of God’s promise to give “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness”?
46. (Isaiah 61:3) “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”
47.What was the name of the prophet who performed many miracles, including parting the Jordan River with Elijah’s mantle?
48. Who was the Old Testament figure known for his great faith and obedience to God when asked to sacrifice his son on Mount Moriah?
49. In the Book of Daniel, what was the consequence of King Nebuchadnezzar’s pride and refusal to acknowledge God’s sovereignty?
50. According to the Book of Genesis, what was the name of Jacob’s wife, whom he loved deeply but was tricked into marrying her sister instead?
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3. a) Ecclesiastes
5. God parted the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry land, and then closed the sea upon the pursuing Egyptian army, drowning them. (Exodus 14:21-31)
6. Psalm 23
7. God protected Daniel, and the lions did not harm him. (Daniel 6:16-23)
8. Ezekiel (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
9. Esther (Esther 4:13-16)
11. Nineveh (Jonah 1:1-3)
12. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)
13. Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-3)
14. The book of Exodus. (Exodus 25-31, 34:1-4)
15. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10)
16. Ezekiel. (Ezekiel 1:16, 37:1-14)
17. The rainbow.(Genesis 9:12-17)
18. The first book of Kings (1 Kings).
19. Samson.(Judges 16)
20. “Where you go, I will go; and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”(Ruth 1:16-17)
21. They appeared healthier and wiser than the others who had eaten the king’s food, and they were favored by God.(Daniel 1:8-16)
22. Adam.(Genesis 2:7)
23. King Solomon. (1 Kings 3:16-28)
24. The Tower of Babel.(Genesis 11:1-9)
25. Joseph. (Genesis 37)
26. The sun, moon, and stars. “And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night… So God made the two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.'”(Genesis 1:14-19)
27. Light. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3-5)
28. “You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3)
29. Isaiah. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)
30. Isaac. “And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.” (Genesis 21:1-7)
34. God instructed Moses to strike a rock, and water gushed out, quenching the Israelites’ thirst.(Exodus 17:5-7)
35. Jacob. “He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” (Genesis 28:10-19)
36. Gideon. “Then Gideon said to God, ‘If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor.'” (Judges 6:36-40)
37. Isaiah 11:6, which describes the harmony in the Messianic era: “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat.”(Isaiah 11:6)
38. Noah. “So Noah did everything as the Lord commanded him.”(Genesis 6:9-22)
39. Samson. “If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.” (Judges 16)
40. God sent an angel to shut the lions’ mouths, and Daniel was unharmed.(Daniel 6:16-23)
41. The prophet Elijah. (1 Kings 18)
42. The sons were Esau and Jacob. Esau means “hairy” because he was born covered in hair, and Jacob means “heel-grabber” or “supplanter” because he was born holding onto Esau’s heel. (Genesis 25:19-26)
43. “I AM WHO I AM.” (Exodus 3:14)
44. Manna, a supernatural bread-like substance, and quail for meat. (Exodus 16:11-15)
45. Miriam, the sister of Moses. (Exodus 15:20-21)
47. Answer: Elisha.(2 Kings 2:8)
48. Abraham.(Genesis 22:1-19)
49. King Nebuchadnezzar was driven away from people and lived like a wild animal until he acknowledged God’s supremacy. (Daniel 4:28-37)
50. Rachel (Genesis 29:15-30)