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Bible Quiz 20150408
Topic: Empires and Israel

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An empire is when the government of one country extends itself to rule over the people of other nations. The people of Israel and the land of Israel were often the subjects of foreign rulers.

1. Under what empire did the people of Israel live for 400 years - during which the Israelites grew from a family of about 70 people to a multitude in which military-age males alone numbered over 600,000?

(a) Roman

(b) Turkish

(c) Greek

(d) Egyptian

2. What empire conquered the Kingdom of Israel and took "the lost ten tribes" away into exile?

(a) Babylonian

(b) Assyrian

(c) Greek

(d) Persian

3. What empire conquered the Kingdom of Judah and took "the Jews" away into exile?

(a) Babylonian

(b) Assyrian

(c) Greek

(d) Persian

4. What empire permitted the people of Judah to return to Jerusalem from their Babylonian exile?

(a) Babylonian

(b) Assyrian

(c) Persian

(d) Roman

5. What empire conquered the Persia empire? Although prophesied in the Bible in amazing detail, that empire rose and fell during the approximate 300 years between the end of the Old Testament record and the beginning of the New Testament record.

(a) Greek

(b) Persian

(c) Roman

(d) Assyrian

6. After the death of Alexander the Great, the Greek empire was broken into four major sections. Two of those regional empires ruled the land of Israel in turn. Which one committed the original "abomination of desolation"?

(a) The Ptolemies of Egypt

(b) The Seleucids of Syria

7. What was the other regional empire - that was ruled by Cleopatra and Marc Antony until it fell to the rising Roman empire?

(a) The Ptolemies of Egypt

(b) The Seleucids of Syria

8. What empire ruled the land of Israel at the time that the Messiah was born?

(a) The Ptolemies of Egypt

(b) The Seleucids of Syria

(c) The Roman Empire

(d) The Greek Empire

9. What Muslim empire ruled the land of Israel for over 5 centuries - until the time of the First World War (1914-1918)?

(a) The Frankish Empire

(b) The Ottoman Empire

(c) The Babylonian Empire

(d) The Russian Empire

10. What empire liberated the land of Israel from centuries of Muslim rule so that the present-day sovereign state of Israel was born in 1948?

(a) The British Empire

(b) The Chinese Empire

(c) The American Empire

(d) The Spanish Empire

Answers to this Bible Quiz

British Military Cemetery In Jerusalem
1. (d) Egyptian

Related Bible Study: Jacob's Israel In The Land Of Goshen and The First Census Of Israel; also I Will There Make Of Thee A Great Nation and The First Sinai Census

2. (b) Assyrian

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes and When Will The United Kingdom Be Restored?

3. (a) Babylonian

Related Bible Study: Why Did Judah Fall To Babylon? and Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings

4. (c) Persian

Related Bible Study: The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia and Zerubbabel's Return; also Ezra's Journey From Babylon and The Arrival Of Nehemiah's Cavalry

5. (a) Greek

Related Bible Study: The Prophet Daniel: The Ram and The He Goat and A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids

6. (b) The Seleucids of Syria

Related Bible Study: A History Of Jerusalem: Abomination Of Desolation, The Prophet Daniel's View Of Hanukkah and Israel In History and Prophecy: Hasmonean Judea

7. (a) The Ptolemies of Egypt

Related Bible Study: The Cleopatra Connection

8. (c) The Roman Empire

Related Bible Study: A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and A History Of Jerusalem: The Herodian Dynasty; also A History Of Jerusalem: Titus And The Zealots and A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba

9. (b) The Ottoman Empire

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: Balfour Declaration

10. (a) The British Empire

Related Bible Study: A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate and Israel's Wars In The Twentieth Century


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