Quiz: Who Am I: Old Testament Edition
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Who Am I: Old Testament Edition
By: Torrance Grey
Image: HOLY BIBLE

About This Quiz

While the Christian New Testament is largely a book of teachings (the majority of it is epistles from Paul and other apostles), the Old Testament/Jewish Bible is brimful of stories -- war stories, stories about quests, stories with narrow escapes and underdog victories, and love between unlikely people. And what's a good story without colorful characters? The Bible has plenty of those, too. Kings, warriors, prophets, liars, sinners ... they're all in there! 

You probably know which Old Testament patriarch nearly sacrificed his son, before the Lord provided a ram for the altar instead. But do you know which Old Testament figure had troubles so great that to this day we use his name as a metaphor? Or which king sent a warrior to his death to cover up his own sins? As you can see, the stories of the Old Testament weren't all about peace, harmony and obedience to God. There's plenty of deception, infidelity and sin in these historical books. Largely, however, this is to illustrate the boundlessness of God's forgiveness and love.

So whether you're a devout believer, or someone who approaches the Bible as a historical and literary document, we've got a quiz for you. We describe the Old Testament character in one sentence (in the first person, e.g. "I went to Egypt ..."), and give your four answer options from which to choose.  Time to rack your brains for all that Sunday School lore! Good luck!

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The serpent singled me out for temptation. I am ...
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I heard the voice of God from a burning bush. I am ...
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I was swallowed by a "great fish" to teach me obedience to God. I am ...
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I sent out a dove to find dry land. I am ...
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I killed Goliath with a slingshot. I am ...
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I was Israel's king before David. I am ...
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My name was lengthened as part of my covenant with God. I am ...
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I survived being thrown into a lions' den. I am ...
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Never cutting my hair gave me incredible strength. I am ...
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A king, I was revered for my wisdom. I am ...
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A priest, I counseled the troubled king Saul. I am ...
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I was a faithful friend to David before he was king. I am ...
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I had to go live in the land of Nod. I am ...
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It took the deaths of the firstborn to un-harden my heart.
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I laughed when told I'd bear a child at my advanced age. I am ...
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I gave up my birthright for stew. I am ...
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I was the Philistine enemy who David killed.
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Jacob worked a total of 14 years to be able to marry me.
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King David had a man killed for his love of me. I am ...
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I wrestled an angel at Peniel, winning a blessing. I am ...
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I was rewarded for great loyalty to my mother-in-law. I am ...
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I wrote many of the Psalms. I am ...
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I entered the Promised Land after Moses could not. I am ...
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My wife was turned into a pillar of salt. I am ...
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I was a prostitute who helped spies in the city of Jericho.
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A prophet, I ascended to heaven without dying. I am ...
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I nearly killed my son at the Lord's command. I am ...
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I fled, leaving my cloak behind, rather than commit a sexual sin.
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I visited King Solomon to test his wisdom. I am ...
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My husband, Ahab, and I were enemies of Elijah. I am ...
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I was the successor to the prophet Elijah.
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I saved my people through royal intrigues in the book named for me. I am ...
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All the priests of Israel traced their lineage (at least symbolically) to me. I am ...
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My name is synonymous with a bearer of woeful tidings. I am ...
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To this day, my name is a synonym for a person having serious troubles. I am ...
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