God created couples from the moment he breathed life into Adam’s mate. (Sorry, we’re not giving away the answer to who that was. You can take the quiz to find out if you don’t already know.) Can you figure out who goes with whom in this Biblical couples quiz? Do you know the name of Joseph’s wife? How about Rebekah’s husband? What woman is Samson known for hanging around even though he didn’t marry her? Whether you think you can answer these questions or you want to learn more about the answers to these questions, this is the quiz for you!
Biblical couples not only give us role models for our own relationships but they also help us follow the lineage of Jesus and those important to his story throughout the centuries. As we follow the pairs through history, we learn that trusting God is important in any relationship. We also learn what not to do and how the polygamy practiced by some of these couples led them away from God’s plan for their lives and created more trouble for them.
Most of the Biblical couples you find here are pretty famous, but we have included a few to keep you on your toes. This “Can You Match These Bible Couples?” quiz is here to find out what you know about who went with whom. Show us you know the couples from the Bible and then challenge your friends to beat your score!
Who was one spouse of David?
“When [Bathsheba] heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the LORD.” ― 2 Samuel 11: 26--27
Who was the spouse of Adam?
Women frequently give birth to men in non-Christian creation stories, but only Genesis records the story of how the woman was created. (Biblical couple found in Genesis 2)
Who was the spouse of New Testament Joseph?
“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child..”― Luke 2: 4—5
Who was the spouse of King Ahab?
King Ahab actually provided 2,000 chariots and 10,000 infantry soldiers in a collation against Assyria. Although not recorded in the Bible, this event is recorded in Assyrian records. (Biblical couple found in 1 Kings 16-22)
Who was the spouse of Esther?
“Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.” ― Esther 2: 17
Who was the spouse of Abraham?
Sarah was not only Abraham’s wife, but she also was his half-sister. According to customs of the time, this could mean she shared blood with him or it could mean his father adopted her at a young age to be given in marriage to Abraham when she was old enough. (Biblical couple found in Genesis 12)
Who was the spouse of Aquila?
“After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome.” ― Acts 18: 1—2
Who was the spouse of Ananias?
Peter made it clear that Ananias and Sapphira were killed because they lied about how much money they were giving to the church. They did not have to donate any of the money, but by saying they donated all of it, they sinned. (Biblical couple found in Acts 5)
Who was the spouse of Elkanah?
“There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham… an Ephraimite. He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.” ― 1 Samuel 1: 1—2
Who was the spouse of Rebekah?
When Rebekah volunteered to water the servant’s camels, she might have made a hundred trips or more to do so. A single thirsty camel can drink 25 gallons by itself and the servant had ten camels. (Biblical couple found in Genesis 24)
Who did Herod Agrippa live in an incestuous relationship with?
“The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high-ranking military officers and the prominent men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.” ― Acts 25: 23
Who was the spouse of New Testament Zechariah?
Zechariah was handed a writing tablet to write John the Baptist’s name. Writing tablets of the time were wooden and coated with stucco or wax. Wax coated boards could be erased and reused. (Biblical couple found in Luke 1)
Who was Nabal’s spouse?
“One of the servants told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, “David sent messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults at them. Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near them nothing was missing.” –1 Samuel 25: 14—15
Who was one of Jacob’s spouses?
It was a common practice of the time for fathers to give their daughters a handmaid when they wed. If the wife was infertile, the handmaid could produce heirs for the couple in place of her. (Biblical couple found in Genesis 29)
When Tamar’s husband died because of his wickedness, who eventually got her pregnant?
“Judah recognized them and said, “[Tamar] is more righteous than I, since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not sleep with her again.” ― Genesis 38: 26
Who was the spouse of King Herod?
Herod the Great had three sons. One of them was Herod Philip I, who lived in Rome and was married to his grandniece, Herodias. When Herod Antipas (another of Herod the Great’s sons) went to stay with them, he persuaded Herodias to leave Philip I and marry him. (Biblical couple found in Matthew 14)
Who was the Midianite spouse of Moses?
“Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, ‘I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.’” ― Exodus 2: 21—22
Who was the spouse of Leah?
Under the customs of the time, if a woman’s brother arranged her marriage, she had the right to refuse. However, if her father arranged the marriage, she had to submit to his ruling. (Biblical couple found in Genesis 29)
What is the name of the only one of Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines who was actually named in scripture?
“Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. His mother’s name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.” ― 1 Kings 14: 21
Who was the spouse of Uriah?
Ritual bathing was (and is) important in the Hebrew culture. Ritual baths were located at ground level. In Hebrew, the implication of the verses is that Bathsheba was bathing inside her home, and David’s height from his roof allowed him to view her. (Biblical couple found in 2 Samuel 11)
Who was the spouse of Elimelek?
“Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah, and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.” ― Ruth 1: 3—5
Who was the spouse of Felix?
Drusilla was Herod Agrippa I’s youngest daughter. She married the King of Emesa (Azizus) at the age of fourteen, but later left him for Felix. (Biblical couple found in Acts 24)
Although David married several women, which one was King Saul’s daughter?
“Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. ‘I will give her to him,’ he thought, ‘so that she may be a snare to him and so that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.’ So Saul said to David, ‘Now you have a second opportunity to become my son-in-law.’” ― 1 Samuel 18:
Who was one of Lamech’s spouses?
Lamech had four children that are mentioned in the Bible: Jabal and Jubal by Adah, and Tubal-Cain and Naamah by Zillah. These are the last people in Cain’s line to be named. (Biblical couple found in Genesis 4)
Who was the spouse of Deborah the prophet?
“Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided.” –Judges 4: 4—5
Who did Moses’ father, Amram, marry?
Biblical genealogies primarily follow male lineage with a few notable women, such as Moses’ mother, added. Interestingly, in Hebrew culture, it is through one’s mother that one is born Jewish. In other words, if you have a Jewish father and gentile mother, you would not be considered Jewish and would need to undergo a conversion ceremony. (Biblical couple found in Exodus 6)
Who was one of Esau’s spouses?
“When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.” –Genesis 26—28
Who was the spouse of Hosea?
At the time of Hosea, there were harlots and shrine prostitutes. Shrine prostitutes were involved in religious rituals involving sex while harlots were common prostitutes who had sex for payment. (Biblical couple found in Hosea 1)
Who did Abraham marry after his first wife, Sarah, died?
“Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah..” ― Genesis 25: 1—2
Who was a spouse of King Hezekiah?
Although King Hezekiah is generally regarded as good, his son with Hephzibah was evil. Manasseh killed so many prophets and innocents that Josephus said Jerusalem was “overflowing with blood." Manasseh is also credited with having the prophet Isaiah sawed in two. (Biblical couple found in 2 Kings 21)
Who was the spouse of King Rehoboam?
“Rehoboam loved Maakah daughter of Absalom more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.” –2 Chronicles 11: 21
Who was the second spouse of Ruth?
Excavations found raised, canopied, platforms and benches located at the city gate. The city gate was a place for legal proceedings and elders of the city or the king frequently sat there. (Biblical couple found in Ruth)
What was the name of the woman who betrayed Samson—although their marriage is not recorded, they are one of the most famous Biblical couples?
“Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.” ― Judges 16: 4
After the fall of Jericho, who did Rahab marry?
A German excavation at the beginning of the 20th century revealed that the northern section of the Jericho wall did not fall with the rest of it. This section had houses in it that shared their back wall with the city wall. (Biblical couple mentioned in Matthew 1 and Rahab’s story is from Joshua 2)
Who was the spouse of Old Testament Joseph?
“Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On,[d] to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.” –Genesis 41: 45
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