Thursday, March 31, 2011


1. Multiple Choice : How long was Solomon in building the temple of the Lord?

(a) Ten years; (b) three years; or (c) seven years.

2. Two large pillars were set up by the vestibule of Solomon's temple. The name of one was Jachin. What was the name of the other?

(a) Jochin; (b) Boaz; or (c) Ruth.

1. (c) Seven years (1Kin. 6 : 38 )

2. (b) Boaz ( 1 Kin. 7 : 21 )

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Fill in the blanks: 1. Solomon asked the Lord to give him an understanding heart to judge the Lord's people, that he might discern between-------and--------.

2. Solomon's wisdom was demonstrated in the way he handled a dispute

between two woman who both laid claim to the same---------.1. Good---evil (1 Kin. 3 : 9 ).

2. Baby or child or son (1 Kin. 3: 16-27 ).

Monday, March 28, 2011


  1. Fill in the blank: On the way to his coronation, Solomon rode on King David's --------.

2. Multiple Choice: Where was Joab when he was slain by order of King Solomon?

(a) In his house; (b) in the king's house; or (c) in the tabernacle.

1. Mule ( 1 Kin. 1 :38-40 )

2. In the tabernacle (1Kin. 2 :28-35 )

Sunday, March 27, 2011


1. Question: David was to choose one of the how many possible

punishments from the Lord for his sin in counting the people of Israel?

2. Fill in the blank: When Adonijah realized that his plan to become

king had failed, he became afraid of Solomon and went and took hold

of the --------of the altar for his safety.

1. Three possible punishments (2 Sam. 24 : 12 ).

David's choices included seven years of famine or three months of fleeing

before his enemies or three days of plague (v. 13 ).

2. Horns ( 1 Kin. 1 : 50 ).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: What judgment did God bring on Israel
because Saul had mistreated the Gibeonites?
  • (a) Defeat in battle; (b) famine; or (c) a hailstorm.

2. How many men of the family of Saul were delivered to the Gibeonites to make atonement for Saul's mistreatment of those people?

  • (a) Seven; (b) five; or (c) ten.

1. (b) Famine (2 Sam. 21 : 1 ).

The promise to treat the Gibeonites well had been made by Joshua many years

earlier (Josh. 9: 3, 15- 20 ).

2. (a) Seven (2 Sam. 21 : 3-7 ).

Friday, March 25, 2011

1. Multiple Choice:
To show her great grief and shame at her half brother's
forcing himself on her, Tamar put what on her head?
(a) A black veil; (b) ashes; or (c) bitter water.
2. Even though David allowed Absalom to return to Jerusalem
three years after he killed Amnon, he refused to see him.
How long was Absalom back in Jerusalem before David saw him?
(a) Three years; (b) two years; or (c) one year.
1. (b) Ashes (2 Sam. 13:19 ) She did not hide her shame.
2. (b) Two years (2 Sam. 14 : 28-33 ).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

1. Question: When Nathan confronted David with his sin of adultery and murder,
he told a story of a poor man who had only one possession. What was that possession?

2. Multiple Choice: What did David do when the child died
that was born to him and Bathsheba?
(a) Mourned greatly; (b) quit mourning; or (c) composed a psalm.1. A little ewe lamb (2 Sam. 12:3 )
2. (b) Quit mourning (2 Sam. 12: 18- 20 ).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: When David sent men to Ammon to show kindness to those people, the king of Ammon mistreated those men by cutting off their garments at the middle and:
(a) Shaving their heads; (b) shaving off half of their beards;
or (c) putting a mark on their foreheads.
2. Question : Where was David when he saw Bathsheba bathing?1. (b) Shaving off half of their beards (2 Sam. 10 : 4 ).
The Israelite men were required by law to wear beards ( Lev. 19 : 27 ).

2. On the roof of his house (2 Sam. 11: 2 ).

Monday, March 21, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: What did Hiram, king of Tyre, do with regard to David?
(a) Gave him a daughter for a wife; (b) fought against him; or (c) built him a house.
2. True or False? David built a temple to house the ark of God.1. (c) Built him a house (2 Sam. 5 : 11 ).
2. False.
David wanted to build a temple, but God prohibited him
(2 Sam. 7 : 1-17 ).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Multiple Choice:
What was the response of Michal, David's wife, when she saw him dancing
before the Lord with all his might?
(a) She loved him; (b) she envied him; or (c) she despised him
(c) she despised him ( 2 Sam. 6: 16 )
She was struck barren for this behavior (v. 23 ).

Friday, March 18, 2011

History--- Events :
1. Multiple Choice: What was not to be told in Gath nor
proclaimed in the streets of Ashkelon?
(a) The sin of David and Bathsheba; (b) the death of Saul and Jonathan;
or (c) the account of Jonah and the great fish.
2. What physical handicap did Mephibosheth have?
(a) He was blind; (b) he was deaf; or (c) he was crippled.1. (b) The death of Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam.1:17- 27
This is recorded as part of David's lament over the death of Israel's leaders.
This he spoke even though Saul had sought to kill him.

2. (c) He was crippled (2 Sam. 4:4 )
He had been injured when he was five years old.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1. True or False? A medium brought Samuel up from the dead to speak to Saul.
2. In the battle against the Philistines in which Saul was killed, David was fighting on the side of the Philistines.1. True (1Sam. 28: 11-19 ).
It was from Samuel that Saul learned that he would be killed the very next day (v19).
2. False. David did not fight in the battle (1 Sam. 29 )

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Multiple Choice: 1. What priestly article of clothing did David use at Keilah
to inquire direction from the Lord?
(a) A breastplate; (b) an ephod; or (c) robe.
2.True or false?: Saul gave his daughter Michal as wife to another
man while she was still married to David. 1. (b) An ephop (1 Sam. 23:9-12)
This was a priestly garment.
2. True ( 1 Sam. 25 :44)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1. Question : When David came to Nob
when fleeing from Saul, he had no weapon.
What did the priest at Nob give him for a weapon?
2. Fill in the blank: According to ( 1 Sam. 18,) "Saul was afraid of David,
because the------was with him, but had departed from Saul."1. The sword of Goliath (1 Sam. 21:8,9)
2. "Lord" (1Sam. 18:12 ).

Monday, March 14, 2011

1. Question: How many Philistines did David
kill as a dowry to marry Michal, Saul's daughter?
(a) 100; (b) 200; or (c) 75
2. Fill in the blanks: David and his men were allowed by
the priest to eat the holy bread
because they had kept themselves from-------.1. (b) 1 Sam. 18:27). David killed twice as many as Saul had asked (v.25).

2. Women (1 Sam. 21: 14 ).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

1. Question: How many stones did David put in his shepherd's bag
when he went out to fight Goliath?
2. Sentence completion: David told Goliath that God would give him and the Philistines into the hands of Israel "that all the earth may know that there is a ------."
1. Five stones ( 1Sam. 17: 40 )

2. God in Israel (1Sam. 17: 46 ).

Friday, March 11, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: When Saul first called David to him, it was because------.
(a) David was a skillful musician; (b) David was a skillful Shepherd;
or (c)David was a skillful writer.
2. Question: A spirit distressed Saul throughout much of his reign
following his disobedience in not destroying Amalek.
Was that spirit from the Lord or Satan?1. (a) David was a skillful musician (16: 16-23.)
David's music was able to soothe Saul's spirit which
was unsettled because of his sinful life-style.
2. From the Lord ( 1Sam. 16:14)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: What was David doing when Samuel came to Bethlehem
to anoint him as king of Israel ?
(a) Writing psalms; (b) tending sheep; or (c) sharpening his sword.
2. What was Samuel doing when God told him that man looks at the outward appearance,
but God looks at the heart?
(a) Offering sacrifice; (b) choosing a successor to Saul as king; or (c) speaking to Saul.
1. (b) tending sheep (1Sam. 16: 11 )
The shepherd theme runs throughout Scripture. Even the leaders
of the church are to shepherd the flock of God.
2. (b) Choosing a successor to Saul as king (1Sam. 16: 1-7 ).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

History ---Events:
1. Fill in the blank: The people of Israel sinned after defeating the Philistines at Michmash by eating the Philistines sheep, oxen, and cattle with the ------.

2. Multiple Choice: Jonathan had not heard the king's command to eat no food until the Philistines were defeated. Therefore. while going through a forest, he ate some:
(a) Apples; (b) honey; or (c) dates.1. Blood ( 1 Sam. 14: 31-33 ). This was against Mosaic Law (Deut. 12 : 16 ).

2. (b) Honey ( 1Sam. 14: 24-27 ).
Jonathan was condemned to die by his father Saul
for this act, but the people rescued him (vv. 43-45

Monday, March 7, 2011

1. Fill in the blanks: Israel desired a king so they could be like all the --------
and so the king could------- their battles for them.
2. Multiple Choice: Saul's defeat of a nation of people propelled him into popularity.
What was that nation?
(a) Midianites; (b) Edomites; or (c) Ammonites.
1. Nations--- fight (1 Sam. 8: 20 ).

2. (c) Ammonites (1Sam. 11: 11-15 )
Saul's action in defeating Ammon was a result of God's Spirit coming on him (v. 6 ).

Sunday, March 6, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: What did Samuel name the stone he setup to commemorate
God's help in defeating the Philistines?
(a) Mizpah; (b) Ebenezer; or (c) Beth Peor
2. True or False? Israel's request for a king was a direct rejection
of Samuel's leadership over the people of Israel. 1. (b) Ebenezer (1 Sam. 7: 12 )
Ebenezer means "Stone of Help". Samuel is giving God credit
for a victory over the Philistines where earlier there was defeat at the same place.
2. False. It was a rejection of God's reign over them (1Sam.8:7).

Saturday, March 5, 2011

History Events:
The man who brought the news replied, "Israel fled before the Philistines, and the army has suffered heavy losses. Also your two sons, Hophin and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured. ( 1 Sam. 4: 17 )" How old was Eli when this happened?

2. Multiple Choice: How long did the Philistines possess

the ark of God before sending it back to Israel?

(a) One year; (b) ninety days; or (c) seven months.

3. How long did the ark of the Lord remain

in the house of Abinadab after returning from the Philistine's ?

(a) Ten years; (b) twenty years; or (c) seven year.1. Eli was ninety-eight (1 Sam. 4: 15)
2. (c) Seven months (1Sam. 6 :1 )
During those seven months the Philistines experienced nothing but difficulty (1 Sam. 5 )
3. (b) Twenty years (1Sam. 7: 2 ).
It was not until David came to power that the ark
was returned to its proper place in the tabernacle ( 2 Sam. 6: 3,17 ).

Friday, March 4, 2011

1. True or False: The two sons of Eli the priest were godly men.
2. Multiple Choice: When the Philistines captured the ark of God
they put it beside what pagan image?
(a) Asherah; (b) Dagon; or (c) Zeus.1. False. They were corrupt and did not know the Lord (1 Sam. 2:12 ).

2. (b) Dagon (1 Sam. 5: 2 ).

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spem In Alium Thomas Tallis

Salisbury Cathedral Choir:
Singing the Latin chant
A prayer from the book of Judith
" I have never founded by hope on any other than thee,
O God of Israel, who shalt be angry, and yet be gracious,
and who absolvest all the sins of mankind in tribulation.
Lord God creator of heaven and earth, be mindful of our lowliness".

From Daily Photos from Winchester

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1. Fill in the blanks: First Samuel 2 states that
"Samuel grew in -----, and in favor both with the ----- and ------."
2. Multiple Choice : How many more children did Hannah bear
after she gave birth to Samuel ?
(a) Three; (b) five; or (c) two.1. "Stature---Lord---men"
(1 Sam. 2:26 ). This statement is similar to that made of Jesus in Luck 2: 52.
2. (b) Five (Sam. 2:21)
After being barren for so long, she gave birth to three more sons and two
daughters. The Lord rewarded her greatly.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1. Multiple Choice: When Eli saw Hannah praying he thought she was:
(a) Crying; (b) drunk; or (c) sleeping.
2. Fill in the blank: Hannah promised the Lord that if He gave her a son
she would give him to the Lord and no------ would come upon his head.1. (b) Drunk ( I Sam. 1: 13)
2. Razor ( I Sam. 1:11).