So, how well do you know the Bible?

Test Your Bible knowledge

So, how well do you know the Bible? To accompany our story on the new Bible museum being built in Washington, we asked the Rev. Melody Knowles, vice president of academic affairs and an associate professor of the Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, to put together a quiz for us. Just pray you don’t get any of these wrong.

  1. True or False? Chapter 17 of John’s Gospel contains Jesus’ longest recorded prayer.

  2. Which top Jewish religious leader visited Jesus at night?

  3. Where did Jesus attend a wedding reception?

  4. How old was Jesus when his parents took him to the temple in Jerusalem for the Passover?

  5. To which bereaved woman did Jesus say, “Don’t cry!”

  6. When Dr. Luke described the healing of a man on the Sabbath, he diagnosed the man’s illness, using a medical term found nowhere else in the New Testament. What was the illness?

  7. Only one of Jesus’ miracles is recorded in all the gospels. Which miracle?

  8. What is the bible reference for the famous verse which begins, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son….”?

  9. Which gospel starts with words, “The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the son of God?

  10. To which woman did Jesus say, “Daughter, your faith has healed you, Go in peace and be freed from your suffering”

  11. What was unusual about the place where Jesus healed a little girl who was possessed by an evil spirit?

  12. Which Gospel opens with the words, “In the beginning was the Word…”

  13. After meeting Jesus, who said that he would give away half of his possessions to the poor?

  14. True or False? A blind beggar kept calling out to Jesus, but the people told him to be quiet.

  15. Where did Jesus attend a wedding reception?