Bible Locations Quiz
DO YOU think of the Bible as something unrelated to the real world? A lot of people feel this way.
It is noteworthy, however, that a respected scholar, George Rawlinson, M.A., pointed out that because of the factual nature of the Bible, Christianity “is in nothing more distinguished from the other religions of the world than in its objective or historical character.” Did you realize that? Now, this is not true of every doctrine taught by all the groups that claim to be Christian. But it is true that the Christianity taught in the Bible itself is based on facts, not myths. This is because the Bible tells about real people who lived at particular times in precise locations.
One such real person was Jesus Christ. The Bible mentions numerous places connected with his first-century ministry. The present-day locations of many of these sites have been agreed on by most authorities. The map across the page shows some of these locations, but they are identified here only by number. Can you fill in the names?
The clues will help you. Don’t give up too soon; some places will have more than one clue. The numbers following the clues correspond to the numbered locations on the map. The Bible references following the list of clues will also help you; these, too, are keyed by number to the map.
Here Are Some Clues
● Over 700 years in advance, the prophet Micah foretold that this small town would be the birthplace of the Messiah. (1)
● Nathanael wondered if anything good could come from this town. The people there tried to kill Jesus on one occasion. (2)
● While in this town Jesus cured a young child located in a city 16 miles (26 km) away! (3)
● Jesus spent so much time here that it came to be called “his own city.” (4)
● In his famous parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus spoke of a man who was attacked by robbers on the dangerous road between Jerusalem and this town. (5)
● In Jesus’ day this city had a beautiful temple, the stones of which excited the admiration of his disciples. (6)
● Jesus walked on the waters of this sea, where fishermen still cast their nets much as they did in his day. (7)
● A secret disciple from this town contributed the tomb in which Jesus was buried. (8)
● Jesus was baptized in this river by John the Baptizer in the year 29 C.E. (9)
Want More Clues? Try These
● Here lived an unrighteous tax collector named Zacchaeus, who was inspired by Jesus to change his conduct. (5)
● This was an important city in Jesus’ day. Simon Peter, his brother Andrew and Matthew Levi all lived here. (4)
● Jesus performed his first miracle here, turning water into wine at a wedding feast. (3)
● This is the town where Jesus grew up. Its modern name is En Nasira. (2)
Bible references: (1) Micah 5:2. (2) John 1:46; Luke 4:16, 28-30; Matthew 2:22, 23. (3) John 4:46-54; 2:1-11. (4) Matthew 9:1, 9; 8:5, 14; Mark 1:29. (5) Luke 10:30; 19:1-10. (6) Mark 11:27; 13:1. (7) John 6:1, 19; Luke 5:4; Mark 1:16. (8) Matthew 27:57-60. (9) Luke 3:1-3, 21.
How did you do? See answers on page 28.
Answers to Bible Locations Quiz
1. Bethlehem 2. Nazareth 3. Cana 4. Capernaum 5. Jericho 6. Jerusalem 7. Sea of Galilee 8. Arimathea 9. Jordan River
[Map on page 25]
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The land where Jesus Christ lived
7 Sea of Galilee
Bethany across the Jordan (?)
9 Jordan River
Wilderness of Judah
The Great Sea