Can You Name These Biblical Locations From a One-Sentence Description?


By: Becky

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About This Quiz

Think you're an expert on the events of the Bible? Take this quiz, and tell us where each event occurred.

The Bible is rich with stories of events, big and small. From the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, to the events that led Moses to lead the Israelites from Egypt to search for the Promised Land. If you know that Moses was born in Egypt and buried in Moab, that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and lived in Nazareth, and that John the Baptist was born in Judea, this How Stuff Works quiz might just be for you.

Some locations referenced in this quiz are a mystery to modern-day historians in that they are said to have existed, but historians are not exactly where. Other locations are easily identifiable as places that exist today, either under their Biblical name or under a modern name. For instance, we know that Jerusalem still exists, but where the heck did the Ark actually come to rest? We'll let the scholars and the historians battle over the historical placement and validity of each of these locations; we're just focused on how they played a role in the stories of the Bible.

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Jesus' birthplace.

Jesus was born in Bethlehem. His parents were Mary and Joseph.


Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt outside of the city of Sodom. The story took place in the Book of Genesis.


The birth of Moses

Moses was born in Egypt. He was adopted by an Egyptian princess.


The fall of man

The fall of man took place in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were the culprits.


The ark came to rest in the mountains

The ark came to rest on the mountain of Ararat. The story of Noah and the Flood takes place in Genesis.


Humanity builds a tower.

The people of the world built the Tower of Babel. Babel is what we know today as Babylon.


The birth of Isaac

Isaac was born in Canaan. Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah.


Joseph was sold by his brothers.

Joseph was sold by his brothers to traders traveling to Egypt. Joseph had a coat of many colors.


Moses and the Burning Bush

Moses encountered the burning bush on Mount Horeb. This is where he received God's commandments.


David and Goliath

The story of David and Goliath took place in Gath. David killed the giant, Goliath.


Jesus' home town

Jesus lived in Nazareth. Nazareth is located in Galilee.


Birthplace of John the Baptist

John the Baptist was born in Judea. Judea was a Roman province.


The place of Jesus' crucifixion

Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is considered holy by Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


A city spared by God in the Book of Genesis

Bela was spared by God. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.


The Exodus

The Jews left the land of Goshen in Egypt. They were led by Moses.


The judgement of Jesus

The judgement of Jesus took place in Gabbatha. Gabbatha was located in Jerusalem.


Jonah is swallowed by a fish.

The story of Jonah took place in Jaffa. Jaffa is a port in Israel.


Jesus healed blind beggars.

Jesus healed blind beggars in Jericho. Jericho is near the Jordan river.


Hezekiah was the 13th king.

Hezekiah was the 13th king of Judah. The capital of Judah was Jerusalem.


David's birthplace

David was born in Bethlehem. He died in Jerusalem.


The place of Jesus' baptism

Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. He was baptized by John the Baptist.


Where Paul met Timothy

Paul met Timothy in Lystra. Lystra was located in what is now Turkey.


Samson used a donkey's jawbone as a club.

Samson used a donkey's jawbone as a club during a battle in Lehi. The story takes place in the Book of Judges.


Place where Moses is buried.

Moses is thought to have been buried in Moab. Moab is located along the Dead Sea.


Elijah challenged 450 prophets on the mountain.

Elijah challenged 450 prophets on Mt. Carmel. Mt. Carmel is in Northern Israel.


The burial place of Joshua

Joshua is buried near Mount Ephraim.


Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount took place in Israel. It is widely thought to have occurred on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.


The town given to Joshua

The Israelites gave Timnath-heres to Joshua. The town is located in the mountains of Ephraim.


Where the fallen angels descended to Earth.

The fallen angels were believed to have descended to Earth at Mount Hermon. It is located along the border of Syria and Lebanon.


The place where Jesus ascended to heaven

Jesus ascended to heaven at the Mount of Olives. The location has been a Jewish burial ground for more than 3,000 years.


The Ten Plagues

The Ten Plagues took place in Egypt. The plagues were a battle between Moses and the Pharaoh to free the Israelites.


Cain's place of exile

Cain was exiled to the Land of Nod after he killed is brother, Abel. The Land of Nod was located East of Eden.


The place where King Solomon got his gold

King Solomon got his gold from Ophir. Ophir is thought to have been a port.


A city built by the Israelites for the Pharaoh

Pithom was built by the Israelites for the Pharaoh. The city is believed to have been near Cairo.


The Sea that Moses parted

Moses parted the Red Sea. Moses did this to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.


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