HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Who Am I: Old Testament Edition
by Torrance Grey
HOLY BIBLE

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!

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!