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Bible Quiz 20141215
Topic: The Salt Sea in History and Prophecy

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Although it is now commonly-known as the "Dead Sea," it is actually recorded in the Holy Bible by other names - most often as the "Salt Sea."

1. What freshwater river terminates when it flows into the north end of the Salt Sea?

(a) The Euphrates River

(b) The Tigris River

(c) The Nile River

(d) The Jordan River

2. What is another name used for the Salt Sea? What are the missing words?
"That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward ___ ___ __ ___ _____, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho."

(a) The Sea of the Plain

(b) The South Sea

(c) The Desert Sea

(d) The Sea of the Wilderness

3. The Salt Sea is also known by a valley ("vale" in the King James Version). What are the missing words?
"That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. All these were joined together in ___ ____ __ ______, which is the salt sea."

(a) The Vale of Siddim

(b) The Vale of Jordan

(c) The Vale of Sodom

(d) The Vale of The Heathens

4. How was the area around the "Dead Sea" described before the LORD incinerated Sodom and Gomorrah?

(a) "dry and desolate"

(b) "well watered"

(c) "high above the plain"

(d) "the valley of fruits"

5. What was the name of the town that Lot and his daughters first fled to after the LORD destroyed Sodom?

(a) Zoar

(b) Engedi

(c) Ammon

(d) Moab

6. When the Israelites crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land, what happened to the waters of the Jordan River that were flowing toward the Salt Sea?

(a) The waters turned salty

(b) The waters turned fresh

(c) The waters rose higher

(d) The waters were cut off

7. Where is Jerusalem located from the Salt Sea?

(a) About 15 miles / 25 kilometers to the west

(b) About 15 miles / 25 kilometers to the east

(c) About 15 miles / 25 kilometers to the south

(d) About 15 miles / 25 kilometers to the north

8. What is the name of the city on the west coast of the Salt Sea where David spared Saul's life during the Civil War?

(a) Hebron

(b) Tirzah

(c) Zoar

(d) Engedi

9. After the Return of Jesus Christ, where will a new freshwater river begin that will flow into the Salt Sea?

(a) Rome

(b) Babylon

(c) Bethlehem

(d) Jerusalem

10. After the Return of Jesus Christ, what will the freshwater lake that was formerly known as the Salt Sea be used for?

(a) Fishing in the freshwater lake and a salt source from the coastal swamps

(b) A reservoir for the city of Jerusalem

(c) A political boundary

(d) An irrigation source for the southern deserts

Answers to this Bible Quiz

The Salt Sea
1. (d) The Jordan River ends when it flows into the north end of the Salt Sea.

Related Bible Study: Why The Jordan River? and What Did Moses Pray For At The Jordan River?

2. (a) The Sea of the Plain.
"3:16 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho." (Joshua 3:16 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Joshua: Crossing The Jordan and The Israel Of East Jordan

3. (a) The Vale of Siddim.
"14:2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea." (Genesis 14:2-3 KJV)

Related Bible Study: A Biography Of Abraham: The Battles Of Sodom

4. (b) The area around the Salt Sea was described as "well watered" before the LORD incinerated Sodom and Gomorrah.
"13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar." (Genesis 13:10 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Sexual Abominations and Fire And Brimstone Upon Sodom And Gomorrah

5. (a) Lot and his daughters first fled to Zoar (Genesis 19:23-26)

Related Bible Study: Why Did Lot's Wife Look Back?

6. (d) The waters were cut off
"3:16 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho." (Joshua 3:16 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Why Did Joshua Lead Israel Across The Jordan?

7. (a) Jerusalem is about 15 miles / 25 kilometers to the west of the Salt Sea.

Related Bible Study: A History Of Jerusalem: In The Beginning

8. (d) David spared Saul's life near Engedi (1 Samuel 24:1-22)

Related Bible Study: Why Didn't David Kill Saul? and The Cave Of The Wild Goats Incident

9. (d) "Living waters" will flow in both directions from Jerusalem to the Salt Sea and to the Mediterranean Sea.
"14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be." (Zechariah 14:8 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Engedi In History And Prophecy

10. (a) Fishing in the freshwater lake and a salt source from the coastal swamps.
"47:10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. 47:11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt." (Ezekiel 47:10-11 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Living Waters and The Kingdom Of The LORD God


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