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The Old Testament

  • Biblical unit of weight Shekel
  • Biblical unit of length Cubit
  • First book of Bible named after a tribe Leviticus
  • Book that tells of the destruction of Jerusalem Lamentations
  • First five books of Bible Pentateuch (Torah)
  • Last book of Old Testament Malachi
  • Books named after women Esther, Ruth
  • Book of wisdom, written by David Psalms
  • Book written by Solomon Proverbs
  • First book, alphabetically Amos
  • Book with shortest name Job
  • Animals that spoke The serpent of Eden, Balaam’s ass
  • Adam and Eve’s sons Cain, Abel, Seth
  • Oldest man in Bible Methuselah (969 years)
  • Hunter in Genesis Nimrod
  • Cities destroyed by fire and brimstone Sodom and Gomorrah
  • His wife was turned into a pillar of salt Lot
  • Tower in Genesis Tower of Babel
  • Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, Japheth
  • Mountain where ark came to rest Ararat
  • Birds Noah sent out from the ark Dove, raven
  • Father of Israel or The Father of Many Nations Abraham
  • Abraham’s wife Sarah
  • Abraham’s oldest son, father of all Muslims Ishmael
  • Abraham’s son, father of Jacob Isaac
  • Abraham’s nephew Lot
  • Isaac’s wife Rebekah
  • Isaac’s twin sons Jacob and Esau
  • He wrestled with an angel Jacob
  • Jacob’s wives Rachel and Leah
  • Rachel’s sons Joseph and Benjamin
  • Zipporah’s husband Moses
  • Father of Zipporah, priest of the Midianites Jethro
  • Brother of Moses Aaron
  • Sister of Moses Miriam
  • Number of years the Israelites were in Egypt Four Hundred
  • Mountain where Moses received Ten Commandments Mount Sinai
  • Chest containing the Ten Commandments Ark of the Covenant
  • Food supplied to the Israelites Manna and quail
  • Land “flowing with milk and honey” Canaan
  • Names of two of the spies Moses sent into Canaan Joshua & Caleb
  • Leader of Israelites after Moses Joshua
  • Walled city conquered by Joshua Jericho
  • He defeated the Midianites with 300 men Gideon
  • O/T books named after women Esther & Ruth
  • She was chosen by Xerxes of Persia to replaced his queen Esther
  • This festival celebrates Esther’s accomplishments Purim
  • Esther’s cousin Mordecai
  • He devised a plot to kill the Jews of Persia Haman
  • Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi
  • Ruth’s husband Boaz
  • Righteous man from Uz Job
  • Prophet taken to heaven on a chariot of fire Elijah
  • Prophet from Nineveh, swallowed by “great fish” Jonah
  • Prophet who advised Saul Samuel
  • Prophetess who helped the Israelites in Canaan Deborah
  • Dogs ate her flesh Jezebel
  • Jezebel’s husband Ahab
  • Man taken to the Valley of the Bones Ezekiel
  • First king of Israel Saul
  • Saul’s son Jonathan
  • King after Saul David
  • David’s father Jesse
  • David slew this Philistine giant Goliath
  • David’s great grandmother Ruth
  • David’s love Bathsheba
  • Bathsheba’s husband, sent off to war by David Uriah the Hittite
  • David’s sons Absalom, Solomon
  • David played this instrument Lyre (harp)
  • King of Babylon who destroyed Jerusalem Nebuchadnezzar
  • He interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream Daniel
  • They were thrown into the fiery furnace Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
  • Biblical horn Shofar


The New Testament

  • The four Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
  • Shortest Gospel Mark
  • Book that tells story of Jesus’ birth Matthew
  • First book after Gospels Acts (of the Apostles)
  • Last book Revelation
  • Author of Revelations John
  • Author of Acts Luke (the physician)
  • The one who preceded Jesus John the Baptist
  • Mother of John the Baptist Elizabeth
  • Father of John the Baptist Zechariah
  • She called for the head of John the Baptist Salomé
  • Where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Jordan River
  • Jewish king who ordered the death of male babies Herod (the Great)
  • Birthplace of Jesus Bethlehem
  • Wise men who came to Bethlehem Magi (not used in Bible)
  • Names of the three wise men Caspar, Balthazar, Melchior
  • Gifts the wise men brought to Jesus Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh
  • Home city of Jesus Nazareth
  • Language of Jesus Aramaic
  • Mother of Jesus Mary
  • Mother of Mary Anne
  • Mary’s husband Joseph
  • Angel who appeared before Mary Gabriel
  • City where Jesus performed first miracle Cana (turned water into wine)
  • Jesus’ sermon in Matthew and LukeSermon on the Mount
  • Eight blessings found in the Sermon on the MountBeatitudes
  • The first apostleAndrew
  • Apostle brothers who were fishermenPeter and Andrew
  • Apostle brothers, “the sons of thunder”John and James
  • Apostle Jesus called “The Rock”Peter
  • Apostle who betrayed JesusJudas Iscariot
  • Means of Judas’s deathHung himself
  • Tax collector ApostlehMatthew
  • Apostle who doubted Jesus’s resurrectionThomas
  • Apostle who denied Jesus three timesPeter
  • Apostle who replaced JudasMatthias
  • Man who was stoned to death, first Christian martyrStephen
  • Man Jesus raised from the deadLazarus (“God has helped”)
  • Place where Jesus was arrestedGarden of Gethsemane
  • Where Garden of Gethsemane is locatedMount of Olives
  • Crime Jesus was charged withBlasphemy
  • Man who defended JesusNicodemus
  • Judean Procurator; he “washed his hands” of Jesus’ deathPontius Pilate
  • High priests that sent Jesus to PilateAnnas and Caiaphus
  • Criminal released instead of JesusBarabbas
  • Hill where Jesus was crucifiedCalvary
  • Man who provided a tomb for JesusJoseph of Arimathea
  • She witnessed Jesus’ resurrectionMary Magdalene
  • Number of days between Jesus’ resurrection and transfigurationForty
  • The two who appeared at Jesus’ transfigurationMoses and Elisha
  • Formerly Saul, who wrote much of New TestamentPaul
  • Paul’s occupationTentmaker
  • Island where Paul was ship wreckedMalta
  • Companion and messenger of PaulTimothy
  • The last battle in the book of RevelationArmageddon
  • The four horsemen of the apocalypse War, Famine, Pestilence, Death
  • Shortest verse in the BibleJesus wept (John 11:35)
  • Biblical scrolls found in 1947 Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Location of Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran