Friday, June 29, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Jeremiah observed that prophets prophesied falsely and their priests ruled by their own power. How did the people feel about this condition? (a) They loved it; (b) they abhorred it; or (c) they feared for their lives.

2. True or false? According to Jeremiah, the nations around Judah were more loyal to their false gods then Judah was to their true God.

3. Miltiple choice: In his first sermon concerning Judah's willful sinning, Jeremiah, tells them that they have as many gods as they have: (a) Rivers; (b) cities; or (c) tribes.  

1. (a) They loved it (Jer. 5:31).

2. True (Jer. 2:11).

3. (b) Cities (Jer. 2:29).

Thursday, June 28, 2012


1. Mulpitle choice:Which nation did Isaiah say called herself "The Lady of Kingdoms"? (a) Assyria; (b) Babylon; or (c) Persia'

2. True or False? Isaiah was the prophet of inner spiriuality; he had little regard for Sabbath observance.

3. Fill in the blanks: Jeremiah prophesied from the thirteenth year of King ------- reign until the end of the eleventh year of King ------- .

1. (b) Babylon (Is. 47:1, 5, 7).

2. False. Isaiah makes pointed calls to Sabbath observance (Is. 56:1 - 8; 58: 13,14).

3. Josiah's --- Zedekiah (Jer. 1:2, 3) The eleventh year of Zedekiah was the year Jerusalem was captured by Babylonians (2 Kin. 25: 1-4 ).

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Who was the king of Babylon who congartulated Hezekiah on his recovery from his serious illness? (a) Nebuchadnezzar; (b) Merodach-Baladan; or (c) Belshazzar.

2.In Isaiah 44, who is called the shepherd of the Lord? (a) The Messiah; (b) Cyrus; or (c) Gabriel.

3. Which Babylonian gods did Isaiah portray bowing to the Lord? (a) Marduk and Tammuz; (b) Bel and Nebo; or (c) Bel and the Dragon.

1. (b) Merodach- Baladan (Is. 39:1).

2. (b) Cyrus (Is. 44:28). Cyrus was the Lord's shepherd, not because of his faith, but because he would have Jerusalem rebuilt and accomplish God's purposes.

3. (b) Bel and Nebo (Is. 46:1).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Ancient sundial from a ancient Roman City in Thracia.

1. Multiple choice: How many years did the Lord add to King Hezekiah's life in response to his prayer? (a) Five; (b) fifteen; or (c) twenty.

2. True or false? The Lord added fifteen years to the life of godly King Hezekiah, and they were the best years of his reign.

3. Multiple choice: What nation sent letters and a present of congratulations  when King Hezekiah recovered from his illness? (a) Babylon; (b) Egypt; or (c) Lebanon.

1. (b) Fifteen (Is. 38:5 ). The shadow  backed up ten degrees on the royal sundial as a sign from God that Hezekiah's life would be extended (v. 8).

2. False.  Hezekiah foolishly paved the way for the Babylonian conquest of Judah (Is. 39 ).

3. (a) Babylon (Is. 39:1 ). This contact led to Babylonian interest in conquering Judah for her wealth (vv.2,6 ).

Monday, June 25, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What did King Hezekiah do with the threatening letter from the Assyrian forces? (a) He spread it out so God could read it; (b) he burnt it  before God in the temple; or (c) he sent it to Egypt with an appeal for help.

2. What did Isaiah record as happening to the Assyrian army which came to attack Jerusalem? (a) It drowned in the Red Sea; (b) the angel of the Lord struck it by night; or (c) fire fell on it from heaven.

3. What happened to the Assyrian king whose army was killed by the Lord when it tried to lay siege to Jerusalem? (a) His sons killed him; (b) he died a broken old man; or (c) he believed in the Lord and died peacefully.

1. (a) He spread it out so God could read it ( Is. 37:14 ).

2. (b) The angel of the Lord struck it by night (Is. 37: 36). Isaiah's record parallels the record of this event in 2 Kings 19.

3. (a) His sons killed him (Is. 37:37,38 ).

Sunday, June 24, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What nation is described as a broken reed, which will pierce one's hand, if one leans on it for support? (a) Israel; (b) Assyria; or (c) Egypt

2. When King Hezekiah was told that the Assyrians demanded surrender, where did he go? (a) Masada; (b) Isaiah's house; or (c) the temple.

3. True or false? Isaiah records that when the Assyrian army was first called away before it could besiege Jerusalem, the commander sent a message  acknowledging the power of Yahweh over all the nations.

1. (c) Egypt ( Is. 36:6; Ezek. 29:6,7 ).

2. (c) The temple (Is. 37: 1 ).

3. False. He sent a message warning against expecting divine deliverance ( Is. 37: 10 - 13 ).

Saturday, June 23, 2012


1. Multiple choice:In the valley of Hinnom just outside Jerusalem was a place where human sacrifice was practiced. What did Isaiah and Jeremiah call this place?(a) Gehenna; (b) Tophet; or (c) Sheol

2. Sennacherib of Assyria took all the cities of Judah but Jerusalem. Which fortified city of Judah was his base of attack on Jerusalem? (a) Hebron; (b) Lachish; or (c) Adullam.

3. True or false? The Rabshakeh delivered Sennacherib's  terms for the surrender of Jerusalem to Hezekiah at a secret high level governmental meeting attended by Isaiah.

1. (b)Tophet (  Is. 30:33; Jer. 7:31,32; 19).

2. (b) Lachish (Is. 36:2) Lachish was southwest of Jerusalem and afforded approach to the capital city.

3. False. The message was read publicly to destroy Hebrew morale (Is. 36:11-13).

Friday, June 22, 2012


1. Multiple choice: In Isaiah 22, the prophet spoke against the Valley of Vision. What else is that place called? (a) Jerusalem; (b) Jezreel; or (c) Lebanon.

2. For whom did Isaiah ask Tarshish, Cyprus, Sidon, and Egypt to wail? (a) Samaria; (b) Tyre; or (c) Damascus.

3. Isaiah warned Judah against alliance with what world power? (a) Babylon; (b) Egypt; or (c) Persia.

1. (a) Jerusalem (Is. 22:1,5,9,10).

2. (b) Tyre (Is. 23:1-14).Tyre had been the commercial center which served all these places. They would suffer greatly because of her destruction.

3. (b) Egypt (Is. 30:1-5; 31:1-3).

Thursday, June 21, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Which nation did Isaiah  tell would meet judgment within three years? (a) Moab; (b) Philistia; or (c) Syria.

2. True or false? Isaiah used the name Zoan as a synonym for Egypt.

3. Multiple choice: When the Assyrians captured a certain city, the Lord sent Isaiah to walk naked through Judah as a sign that Egypt  would be stripped bare. What  was the nearby city? (a) Samaria; (b) Ashdod; or (c) Petra.

1. (a) Moab (Is. 16:14 ).

2. True (Is. 19:11, 13; 30:2-4 ).

3. (b) Ashdod (Is. 20:1,2 ).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


1. True or false?  In Galilee of the Gentiles, Isaiah said the Israelites walked in darkness.

2. Multiple Choice: In Isaiah, which nation did God call "the rod of My anger And the staff {of}---My indignation"? (a) Babylon; (b) Assyria; or (c) Egypt.

3. Which nation did Isaiah prophesy against in the year King Ahaz died? (a) Babylon; (b) Persia; or (c) Philistia.

1. True (Is. 9:1,2 ). Apparently the heavy gentile population had influenced the Israelite majority away from devotion to the truth of the Lord.

2. (b) Assyria (Is. 10:5). God had employed Assyria to punish Israel, but in Isaiah's day, it was Assyria that could expect the wrath of God.

3. (c) Philistia (Is. 14:28, 29).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Multiple choice: During the reign of King Ahaz, Judah was troubled by Israel in alliance with another nation. What was that nation whose fall Isaiah predicted would coincide with a special birth? (a) Philistia; (b) Edom; or (c) Syria.

2. Which prophet named a son Maher- Shalal- Hash- Baz? (a) Hosea; (b) Isaiah; or (c) Joel.

3. What empire captured Damascus and Samaria before Isaiah's son was old enough to speak? (a)Assyria; (b) Babylon; (c) Greece.

1. (c) Syria (Is. 7:1, 16 ).

2. (b) Isaiah (Is. 8:3 ).

3. (a) Assyria (Is. 8:4 ).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Prophecy ----History

1. Multiple choice: Isaiah was commissioned to take the Lord's message to Judah at the end of one king's reign. Who was he?  (a) Ahaz; (b) Uzziah; or (c) Hezekiah.

2. Question: Where did the Lord appear to Isaiah and ask, "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?"

3. Multiple choice: Who took a live coal from the altar in the temple to cleanse Isaiah's lips? (a) A seraph; (b) the high priest; or (c) King Uzziah.

1. (b) Uzziah (Is.6:1, 8). Isaiah received his commission in the year King Uzziah died.

2. In the temple (Is. 6:1,8 ).

3. (a) A seraph (Is. 6:6,7). Isaiah 6:1-7 is the only biblical reference to this particular class of angelic beings.

Friday, June 15, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Of whom did Malachi prophesy, " I will send a curse upon you, And I will curse your blessing"? (a) The priests; (b) the Gentiles; or (c)the idolatrous people.

2. Whom did Malachi prophesy God would send to "purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord  An offering in righteousness"? (a) The keeper of the covenant: (b) the Refiner of the covenant: or (c) the Messenger of the covenant.

3. Fill in the blanks: Malachi prophesied the coming of John the Baptist and Christ when he said, "Behold, I send My  --------- , And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His Temple, Even the ------- of the covenant, In whom you delight."

1. (a) The priests (Mal. 2:1,2 ).

2. (c) The Messenger of the covenant (Mal. 3:1-3 ).

3. "Messenger  ------ Messenger" (Mal. 3:1 ).

Thursday, June 14, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Zechariah saw a vision of a woman captured in a basket, carried to Babylon, and housed there. What did the woman represent? (a) Wickedness; (b) Israel; or (c) Wisdom.

2. Zechariah made an elaborate crown of silver and gold and put it on the head of Joshua the priest as a  prediction of the Messiah. What name did Zechariah call Joshua? (a) The King; (b) the Servant; or (c) The Branch.

3. Of whom did Malachi prophesy, "They may build, but I will throw down; They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever"? (a) Israel; (b) Egypt; or (c) Edom.

1. (a) Wickedness (Zech. 5:8 ).

2. (c) The Branch (Zech. 6:12 ).

3. (c) Edom (Mal. 1: 4 ). Malachi was highlighting the preference of the Lord for Jacob and his descendants over Esau and his descendants (vv. 2-5).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Mount Of Olives

1. Multiple choice: According to Zechariah , what will happen to the Mount of Olives when the Lord stands on it during the day of the Lord? (a) It will rise above all mountains; (b) it will level out with the plain; or (c) it will split in two.

2. According to Zechariah, what will flow from Jerusalem to the east and west after the day of the Lord? (a) Living waters;  (b) knowledge of the Lord; or (c) wealth.

3. In Zechariah's vision, who were the two olive trees that fed oil to the lampstand? (a) Moses and Elijah; (b) the seraphim; or (c) the anointed ones.

1. It will split in two (Zech. 14:4)

2. (a) Living waters (Zech. 14:8 )

3. (c) The anointed ones," who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth" (Zech. 4:14).  In this context, these two were Zerubbabel (the royal leader) and Joshua (the priestly leader) (2:6-10; 3: 6-10 ).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Haggai ptophesied that when God overthrew the gentile nations, He would make a signet ring of whom? (a) Haggai ; (b) Joshua the priest; or (c) Zerubbabel the governor.

2. Fill in the blanks:,Zechariah predicted a time when "Jerusalem shall be in habited as towns without  -------  For I, says the Lord , will be a -------- of fire all around her."

3. Multiple choice: What were the names of Zechariah's shepherding staffs, which represented the former covenant and unity of Israel? (a) Oholah and Oholibah; (b) Beauty and Bonds; or (c) Ebal and Gerizim.

1. (c) Zerubbabel the governor (Hag. 2:22, 23).

2. Walls---wall (Zech. 2:4, 5 ).

3. (b)  Beauty and Bonds (Zech. 11:7 ). Both the covenant and unity had been broken during the idolatrous history of Israel and Judah before their captivities (vv. 10, 14).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Prophecy ---Prediction

1. True or false? According to Zephaniah, the day of the Lord would be a time of judgment on the sons of Israel, which would have little effect on gentile nations.

2. Multiple choice: What kind of people would populate  Jerusalem according to Zephaniah after the day of the Lord? (a) Survivalists; (b) the righteous and holy; or (c) the meek and humble.

3. According to Haggai, how would the glory of the rebuilt temple compare to that of  Solomon?
(a) It would be greater; (b) It would be less; or (c) it would be the same.

1. False. The gentile nations are singled out for specific punishments, too. (Zeph 2:4--15 ).

2. (c) The meek and humble (Zeph. 3:12 )

3. (a) It would be greater (Hag. 2:9 ).

Saturday, June 9, 2012


1. True or false? Like many of the psalms, the book of Habakkuk begins with questions about God's ways but ends with explicit confidence in Him.

2. Multiple choice : What did Habakkuk call his response to God in chapter 3?  (a) prayer; (b) a complaint; or (c) a doxology.

3. True or false? Although the day of the Lord in Zephaniah is a time of terrible judgment, it includes blessing after Judgment.

1. True ( Hab. 1:2,13; 3:17--19).

2. (a) prayer (Hab. 3:1 ). Habakkuk's prayer focused on God's person and His activity on behalf of His people.

3.True (Zeph. 3:8--20 ).

Friday, June 8, 2012


1. Sentence completion: Micah looked forward to the Lord's restoration of Israel when, "You will cast all our sins Into -------".

2. True or false? Nahum predicted joy over Assyria's destruction because of her record of cruelty.

3. Multiple choice: Habakkuk is written  as dialogue. Who are the two speakers? (a) Habakkuk and Nebuchadnezzar; (b) Judah and the Lord; (c) Habakkuk and the Lord.

1. "The depths of the sea" (Mic. 7:19 )

2. True. (Nah. 3:19 ). "All who hear of you will clap their hands over you, For  upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually"

3. (c) Habakkuk and the Lord (Hab. 1-3).

Thursday, June 7, 2012


1.Question: Which prophet asked,"And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with the Lord?"

2. Multiple choice:  Although the rulers, priests, and prophets claimed to depend on the Lord , what did Micah claim was their real motive for leadership? (a) Money; (b) power; or (c) pleasure.

3. Question: Which prophet predicted that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem?

1. Micah (Mic.6:8)

2. (a) Money (Mic. 3:11 )

3. Micah (Mic. 5:2).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


1. Fill in the blank: Jonah's message to Nineveh was, "Yet ---------- days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!

2.Question: What event in the book of Jonah pictured Christ's three days and nights in the grave?

3. True or false?  Micah ministered in Jerusalem but spoke about Israel and Judah.

1. "Forty" (Jon 3:4)

2. Jonah's three days and nights in the belly of the fish (Jon. 1:17; Matt. 12:39, 40).

3. True (Mic. 1:1).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


1. Multiple choice: The famine Amos predicted was of : (a) Rain; (b) meat and wine; or (c) Hearing the words of the Lord.

2. True or false? The prophecy of Amos ends with a word of judgment against Israel.

3. Multiple choice: Whose destruction did Odadiah predict? (a) Samaria's (b) Tyre's; or (c) Edom's.

1. (c) Hearing the words of the Lord (Amos 8:11)

2.  False Amos ends with a message of restoration of people, worship, and wealth (Amos 9:11-15).

3. (c) Edom's (Obad 8,9 )

Monday, June 4, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Which prophet began his judgments on the nations with the phrase, "For three transgressions---- and for four"?  (a) Hosea; (b) Joel; or (c)Amos.

2. Fill in the blank:  Amos had this attitude toward his ministry, "A lion has roared!  Who  will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken! Who can but ---------- ?"

3. To which official of Israel did Amos predict the harlotry of his wife and death of his children? (a)
King; (b) priest; or (c) mighty man.

1. (c) Amos 1:3,6,9,11,13, 2:1,4,6 ).

2. "Prophesy (Amos 3:8 ).

3. (b) Priest (Amos 7: 10,17 ). The priest was Amaziah, who told King Jeroboam II , "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words" (v. 10).

Sunday, June 3, 2012


1. Multiple choice: On whom did Joel  prophesy that the Lord would pour out His Spirit? (a) On the priests; (b) on all flesh; or (c) on His prophets.

2. Where did Joel say the gentile nations would gather for judgment? (a) Valley of Jehoshaphat; (b) Valley of Kidron or (c) Valley of Hinnom.

3. Fill in the blanks: Joel's prophecy ends with blessings on Judah's faithful remnant: "But Judah shall abide ---------,
A Jerusalem from ------- to  --------."

1. (b) On all flesh (Joel 2:28 ). This outpouring of the Spirit would occur after the restoration of which Joel prophesied earlier (vv. 12-27 ) and before "the great and awesome day of the Lord" (vv. 30-32 ).

2. (a) Valley of Jehoshaphat. (Joel 3:12 ).

3. "Forever---generation---generation" (Joel 3:20 ).

Saturday, June 2, 2012


1. Question: What did Hosea predict the Israelites would say to the mountains and hills in the face of judgment?

2. True or false? Hosea's prophecy becomes increasingly negative, and the book ends with an image of women and children being killed in warfare.

3. Multiple choice: In Joel, Judah had just experienced what kind of plague that pictured the effects of the approaching army? (a) Locusts; (b) flies;or (c) frogs.

1. "Cover us!"and "Fall on us!" (Hos. 10:8 ).

2. False. The books ends with a vision of restoration (Hos. 14)

3. (a) Locusts (Joel 1:4).