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Abraham Trivia Questions and Answers from the Bible

Abraham trivia questions with answers about the biblical figure Abraham.

 

Abraham Trivia Questions and Answers from the Bible

Abraham is the common patriarch of the three what?
A: Abrahamic religions.

In Judaism, he is the what?
A: He is the founding father of the Covenant, the special relationship between the Jewish people and God.

What is he in Christianity?
A: In Christianity he is the prototype of all believers, Jewish or Gentile.

In Islam what is he?
A: He is seen as a link in the chain of prophets that begins with Adam and culminates in Muhammad.

Abraham is called by God to leave the house of whom?
A: His father Terah and settle in the land originally given to Canaan but which God now promises to Abraham and his progeny.

Abraham purchases a tomb at Hebron to be what?
A: Sarah's grave, thus establishing his right to the land.

Abraham later marries Keturah and has how many more sons?
A: Six.

 
On his death, when he is buried beside Sarah, who receives "all Abraham's goods", while the other sons receive only "gifts”?
A: Isaac.

Terah, the ninth in descent from Noah, was the father of how many sons?
A: Three: Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

In his youth, where did Abram work?
A: In Terah's idol shop.

Haran was the father of Lot, and thus Lot was what?
A: Abram's nephew.

Haran died in his native city of what?
A: Ur of the Chaldees.

Abram married Sarah who was what?
A: Barren.

Terah, with Abram, Sarai, and Lot, then departed for Canaan, but settled in a place named what?
A: Haran, where Terah died at the age of 205.

 
God had told Abram to do what?
A: Leave his country and kindred and go to a land that he would show him.

What did God promise him?
A: He promised to make of him a great nation, bless him, make his name great, bless them that bless him, and curse them who may curse him.

How old was Abram when he left Haran with his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and traveled to Shechem in Canaan?
A: 75 years old

There was a severe famine in the land of Canaan, so that Abram and Lot and their households, traveled to where?
A: Egypt.

On the way Abram told Sarai to say what?
A: That she was his sister, so that the Egyptians would not kill him.

When they entered Egypt, the Pharaoh's officials praised to Pharaoh?
A: Sarai's beauty.

They took her into the palace and gave Abram what?
A: Goods in exchange.

 
What did God afflict Pharaoh and his household with?
A: Plagues, which led Pharaoh to try to find out what was wrong.

Upon discovering that Sarai was a “what”, married woman, Pharaoh demanded what?
A: That Abram and Sarai leave.

During the rebellion of the Jordan River cities against Elam, what happened to Abram's nephew, Lot?
A: He was taken prisoner along with his entire household by the invading Elamite forces.

The Elamite army came to collect the spoils of war, after having just defeated whom?
A: The king of Sodom's armies.

Where were Lot and his family settled at the time?
A: On the outskirts of the Kingdom of Sodom which made them a visible target.

One person who escaped capture did what?
A: He came and told Abram what happened.

Once Abram received this news, what did he do?
A: He immediately assembled 318 trained servants.

 
Abram's force headed north in pursuit of whom?
A: The Elamite army, who were already worn down from the Battle of Siddim.

When they caught up with them at Dan, Abram devised a what?
A: A battle plan by splitting his group into more than one unit, and launched a night raid.

Not only were they able to free the captives, Abram's unit did what?
A: Chased and slaughtered the Elamite King Chedorlaomer at Hobah, just north of Damascus.

They freed Lot, as well as his household and possessions, and recovered what?
A: All of the goods from Sodom that had been taken.

Also, Melchizedek king of Salem (Jerusalem), a priest of God Most High, brought out what?
A: Bread and wine and blessed Abram and God.

Abram then gave Melchizedek what?
A: A tenth of everything.

The king of Sodom then offered to let Abram keep all the possessions if he would merely return what?
A: His people.

Abram refused any deal from the king of Sodom, other than what?
A: To the share to which his allies were entitled.

When Abram was 99 years of age, God declared what?
A: Abram's new name: "Abraham" – "a father of many nations".