Check your bible-knowledge

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This self-test with fifteen questions helps you to check and evaluate your bible-knowledge. Take a pen and paper and write down the answers. Afterwards, you can check your score. Do this test on your own, without looking in the Bible and without asking for help from others. In that way, you will get a better picture of how well you know the Bible.

Here we go:

  1. Write down on a sheet of paper “the words of the covenant, the ten words” (the “Decalogue”) which the Lord spoke aloud when the Old Covenant was made by Mount Sinai. In the correct order. (A short form is acceptable here.)
  2. Write down the names of all apostles who are mentioned in the Bible.
  3. Write down the names of the books of the Bible. In the right order, if you can.
  4. What were the names of the patriarch Jacob’s children? (All twelve of them, well, thirteen – or actually, all fifteen of them!)
  5. Approximately when was the Flood?
  6. When was the reign of king David, approximately?
  7. When was ancient Israel divided into “Judah” and “Israel”, by whom, and why?
  8. When was the “second temple” in Jerusalem built, and by whom? When was it destroyed, and by whom?
  9. When were the northern tribes of Israel taken away from the Promised Land, by whom, and where? What present-day countries approximately cover the area where they were taken?
  10. When were the Jews (the southern tribes of Israel) taken into exile, by whom, and where? What present-day countries cover the area where they were taken? Also: How many Jews did at a later time return to the Promised Land, when, and led by whom?
  11. Who wrote the epistle to “the Hebrews”, who were those “Hebrews”, and where did they live?
  12. Where was the town Thessalonica situated? What about Ephesus, Galatia, Antioch, Damascus and Philippi? Or Babylon and Pella?
  13. What does the word “Christ” literally mean? What about the words “Messiah” and “Messias”?
  14. What is the so-called “fruit of the Spirit”?
  15. What is the meaning of Hebrews 5:12, the words “the ABC of God’s revelation to men” (PH72), and Hebrews 6:1, “the elementary teaching about Christ”?

    Hebrews 5:12 At a time when you should be teaching others, you need teachers yourselves to repeat to you the ABC of God’s revelation to men. You have become people who need a milk diet and cannot face solid food! 13 For anyone who continues to live on “milk” is unable to digest what is right—he simply has not grown up. 14 “Solid food” is only for the adult, that is, for the man who has developed by experience his power to discriminate between what is good and what is evil. Hebrews 6:1 Let us leave behind the elementary teaching about Christ and go forward to adult understanding. […] (PH72, highlighting added)

So, question number 15 is, exactly what do those in bold style highlighted words mean and refer to?

Answers to the questions above. → nsa040b.htm

See also the “recommended reading” section, below.

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Recommended reading here at the Bible Pages

An explanation of the short names for the bible-translations that are quoted or mentioned at this site. → nsa090.htm

Easy keys to deeper understanding of the Scriptures. → nga020.htm

How to study the Bible in a deeper way. → nsa010.htm

Some notes on computer bibles, bible study software. → nsa020.htm

What does the word “doctrine” really mean? Likewise, what is the meaning of the terms “dogma”, “creed” and “tenet”? → ensa080.htm

What does salt symbolise, in the Bible? → noa140.htm

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