Can You Spell These Bible Names Correctly?

RELIGION

Khadija Leon

6 Min Quiz

What is the correct spelling of the name of the woman who was Nabal's wife in the Old Testament​?

In the Old Testament, Abigail was Nabal's wife. After his death, she became one of David's wives​ and the mother of his son, Chileab.

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What is the proper spelling of the man's name who lived for 365 years before being taken by God?

Enoch was first encountered in the book of Genesis where the text reads that he "...walked with God: and he was no more; for God took him."

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She was the daughter of Jethro and the wife of Moses. How do you spell her name?

Zipporah was the daughter of Jethro and the wife of Moses with whom she had two sons. She returned to Egypt with him to free his people from slavery.

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How do you spell the name of the man who was a founder of one of the Israelite tribes?

Reuben was the eldest son of Jacob and Jacob's wife, Leah. He was credited with being the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Reuben.

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She was a character from the Book of Judges and a prophet of Yahweh. How do you correctly spell her name?

According to the Book of Judges, Deborah was a prophetess of Yahweh, the God of the Israelites.

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This man lived in the metropolis of Susia, Persia, where he adopted his cousin Hadassah (Esther), whom he raised as a daughter. Which of the following is the correct spelling of his name?

In the book of Esther, Mordecai, who lived in Susa, Persia, adopted his younger and orphaned cousin Hadassah (Esther), raising her as his own child.

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What is the correct spelling of the name of the man who was a military leader, judge, ​and prophet from the Book of Judges?

Gideon, also known as Jerubbaal, was a military leader, prophet and judge who called the victory over the Midianites, which is recounted in the Book of Judges, Chapters 6 to 8.

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How do you spell the name of the woman who killed Sisera?

Jael or Yael, is the woman who killed Sisera in order to deliver Israel from the troops of then King Jabin. Her story can be found in the Book of Judges.

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This woman was raised from the dead in the book of Acts. How do you spell her name?

Tabitha, also known as Dorcas was a woman who was raised from the dead by the Apostle Peter in the Book of Acts.

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How do you spell the name of one of these apostles of Jesus Christ?

Bartholomew​, also known as Nathaneal, was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ after being introduced to him by Philip, who was also an apostle.

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How do you spell the name of the man who was the older twin brother of Jacob?

Esau was one of the sons of Jacob and Rebekah and the older twin brother of Jacob. He was the progenitor of the Edomites, while his brother was that of the Israelites.

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This man was thought to be the first prophet to use marriage as a metaphor? How do you spell his name?

Hosea, a prophet who has his own book in the Bible used marriage as a metaphor for​ the commitment between Israel and God. He considered that infidelity was the chief sin.

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What is the correct spelling of the name of the ​person who is often depicted in the Lion's den?

Daniel, a name which means "God is my judge," was a man who was taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar​ of Babylon. At one point, he was thrown into a den of lions, but was saved by an angel.

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How do you spell the name of the man who was the son of Abraham and Sarah?

Isaac, whose name means "he will laugh," was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Jacob. He was first encountered in the Book of Genesis and is credited as being the patriarch​ of the Israelites.

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This name was used by two women in the Bible. How do you spell it?

Azubah, a name which means "deserted," was the name of two women in the Bible. First, the wife of Caleb, and the second, the mother of Jehoshaphat - the King of Judah.

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This woman was the love interest of Samson, the man whose strength came from his hair. How do you spell her name?

Delilah, sometimes spelled Dalila, was the love interest of Samson in the Old Testament. She was responsible for revealing the source of his strength - his long hair.

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This person was one of three people thrown into a fiery furnace. How do you spell his name?

Shadrach, along with Meshach and Abednego. were three people who were thrown into a furnace by the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar.

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How do you spell the name of the woman who was married to Aquila?

Priscilla was a woman from the New Testament who was married to Aquila. They were Christian missionaries who worked and traveled with the Apostle Paul.

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He and Paul went on several missionary journeys together to defend the Gentiles against Judaizers. How do you spell his name?

Barnabas, who was born Joseph, was a Cypriot Jew who along with Paul the Apostle, went on several missionary journeys together to defend the Gentile converts.

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He was known for defending the Hebrew God against the god Baal. How do you spell his name?

Elijah was a prophet and miracle worker who lived in Israel during the reign of King Ahab. He was known for defending the worship of the Hebrew God over the Canaanite deity, Baal.

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How do you spell the name of the man who was called the messenger of the Lord?

Malachi, the writer of the Book of Malachi, was given the role as a prophet of the Lord who delivered God's message to God's people. He delivered the message of judgment​ to some Judeans at a temple in Jerusulem.

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His name means God-receiver. How is it correctly spelled?

Simeon, from the Gospel of Luke, was a man from Jerusalem who met with Mary, Jesus, and Joseph as they entered a temple in order to fulfill​ the requirements of the Law of Moses.

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This name belongs to many people in the Bible. How do you spell it?

Zachariah, sometimes called Zechariah, a name derived from Hebrew meaning, "Yahweh has remembered," was the name of many people in the Bible.

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He was one of many prominent angels. How is his name correctly spelled?

Gabriel was an angel from the New Testament who appeared to the Virgin Mary and announced to her that she would give birth to Jesus Christ.

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He was ordered to sacrifice his son but was stopped when God revoked the command.

Abraham, who was first heard of in the book of Genesis, was ordered by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, as a test of his faith.

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This person's name means "beloved of Jehovah." How do you spell it correctly?

Jedidiah, whose name means "friend of God," was the name the prophet Nathan told Bathsheba that God wanted her to name her son.

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This person was the first born son of Adam and Eve. Do you know how to spell his name?

Cain was the first born son of Adam and Eve and the brother of Abel. Cain murdered Abel after the Lord accepted his brother's offering instead of his.

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How do you spell the name of the sister of Moses?

Miriam was the daughter of Yocheved and Amram and the sister of Aaron and Moses. She was a prophet who first appeared in the Book of Exodus.

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This person was one of the sons of Rachel and Jacob. How do you spell his name?

Ephraim was the son of Rachel and Jacob and the brother of Manasseh. Both he and his brother had their own tribe, which made up one of the lost tribes.

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King David saw this woman and lusted after her. How do you spell her name?

Bathsheba was first the wife of Uriah, then of David. She was also the mother of Solomon who succeeded David as the king , which made her the Queen Mother.

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This man was said to be the first of the latter prophets. How is his name spelled?

Isaiah, after whom the Book of Isaiah was named, was a Jewish prophet who received his call from God in the Temple of Jerusalem.

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How do you correctly spell the name of this Jewish queen?

Queen Esther was the wife of King Ahasuerus - who chose her because of her beauty. She asked the king to repeal the order to kill the Jews.

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He was the last ruler of a United Israel. How is his name spelled?

King Solomon made a sacrifice to God, who later appeared to him, asking what he wanted. The King asked for wisdom, which is for what he was known.

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How do you spell the name of the stone set up by Samuel​?

Ebenezer or Eben-Ezer, which means "stone of help," is the name of a stone set up by Samuel to commemorate the victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh.

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He is one of the 12 minor prophets of the Tanakh. How is his name spelled?

Micah is the sixth of the 12 prophets listed in the Hebrew scripture. He was the prophet who told of the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem.

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About This Quiz

The Bible is a collection of texts and scriptures that both Christians and Jews consider to be a record of the relationship and interactions between God and humans. Several authors contributed to the Bible, most of whom were said to bear witness of these events first hand.

Names from the Bible are some of the most difficult to spell, and it often takes time and practice to get them right. Sometimes an "a" or an "e" in a different position can lead you to the wrong spelling, despite the pronunciation remaining the same.

Many people are named after characters and places from the Bible, with some people choosing to put their own spin on how it is spelled. Some of the more common names that you would find include David, Elisabeth, Noah, Eden, Ali, Ethan, Hannah, Paul, Maria, Benjamin, and Jada.

How well do you know the spelling of different names from the Bible? If you were given different variations of how the name could be spelled, would you be able to identify the correct one? Is it Michael or Micheal? Take this quiz if you would like to see how many of them you can correctly identify?

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