Question 1 Speaking of God’s peace and protection over Israel in the face of her enemies, Micah 5:5 tells us He “will raise against them seven shepherds.” These seven are among the leaders of Israel we will learn about. They include all but:
The correct answer is Samson. In the Jewish tradition, these “seven shepherds” refer to: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David.
Question 2 The Jewish sages teach that Abraham was the original model for kindness. One time this father of Israel showed his kindness in the Bible only three days after what happened to him?
The correct answer is circumcision. Three days after he was circumcised, even while in great discomfort, Abraham actively sought out ways to be kind to others.
Losing all his belongings
The birth of his son
Question 3 Genesis 27:33 tells us that “Isaac trembled violently.” What caused him to do so?
The correct answer is being tricked into giving Jacob the blessing meant for Esau. Isaac “trembled violently” not out of anger, but because he realized he had been mistaken – his outlook had been wrong, and only now did he understand God’s plan for his sons. Isaac’s ability to accept that he was mistaken is a testament to his strength of character.
His father's attempt to sacrifice him
The appearance of the ram
The first time he met Rebekah
Being tricked into giving Jacob the blessing meant for Esau
Question 4 When he left home to seek a wife, Jacob first went where?
The correct answer is the academy of Shem and Eber. Knowing that he would be unprepared to go straight to the home of the duplicitous Laban, Jacob went to seek truth in God’s Word at a seminary set up by Noah’s son and grandson. Armed with God’s truth, this shepherd of the people of Israel was then set for his perilous journey.
The home of Laban
The academy of Shem and Eber
Pharoah's kingdom in Egypt
Question 5 Which of these feats is attributed to Joseph?
The correct answer is all of the above. Joseph, one of the “seven shepherds,” claimed each of those achievements, but the third was perhaps his greatest. By refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife, Joseph chose righteousness over temptation, an achievement (and true miracle!) like no other.
Becoming the viceroy of Egypt
Forgiving and helping his brothers
Refusing the advances of his master's wife
All of the above
Question 6 From the time of his birth until the end of the Five Books of Moses, Moses’ name is mentioned in every single Torah portion from Genesis to Deuteronomy – except for one. The Torah portion in which Moses is not mentioned instead focuses on who?
The correct answer is Aaron. The Scripture found in Exodus 27 addresses not Moses, but his brother Aaron – dealing with Aaron’s appointment as the High Priest and the duties of his descendants. In his great humility, Moses stepped aside so that his brother could shine.
Question 7 When the ancient Israelites found “a swelling or a rash or a shiny spot on their skin that may be a defiling skin disease” (Leviticus 13:2), who was to help them?
The correct answer is Aaron. Those who had this “defiling skin disease” were to go to Aaron, who was the High Priest, or one of his descendants. This is because this particular disease was a spiritual one (with physical symptoms) caused by gossip. Aaron, a champion of peace, would allow for both sparring parties to meet and reconcile, creating peace and healing their spiritual ailment.
None of the above
Question 8 In 2 Samuel, what great leader of Israel says “I have sinned against the LORD” (12:13)?
The correct answer is David. That confession was made by King David after his sin with Bathsheba. By admitting his sin, David admitted to failure. Scripture defines greatness by failure, and with these words of contrition, King David was transformed into one of the greatest leaders of all time – by admitting his mistakes and letting his response to them define him.
Question 9 A phrase that repeats itself again and again throughout the wise writings of Solomon is “under the ___.”
The correct answer is Sun. Solomon writes that everything “under the sun” – the material, physical aspect of life – is meaningless, temporary, and empty. However, what is beyond the sun – the spiritual part of life – is what matters and what lasts forever.
Question 10 During the time of Elijah the prophet, Israel’s rulers King Ahab and Queen Jezebel performed what sort of wickedness?
The correct answer is all of the above. Ahab and Jezebel – along with their own false prophets of Baal – promoted these and many other wicked acts throughout Israel. Elijah, a true shepherd and man of faith and conviction, stood up to their evil ways, defeating their false prophets, to which the Israelites proclaimed: “The LORD – He is God!” (1 Kings 18:39).
Encouraged idolatry throughout the HolyLand
Murdered hundreds of God's true prophets
All of the above