All of the Women of the Bible Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Edith Deen
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children did Rebekah have?

2. Who did Jesus say were his mother and brethren?

3. For what did Esau sell his birthright?

4. What did Abraham tell the Egyptian Pharaoh that his relationship with Sarah was?

5. How many words in the New Testament discuss Lot's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What message did an angel give the virgin Mary?

2. How did Eliezer select Rebekah to be Isaac's wife?

3. What did Edith Deen speculate that the life of Lot's wife was like prior to her demise?

4. How did Esther save her uncle Mordecai from a hanging?

5. What was Levirate law, and how did Tamar get her due under this law when her father-in-law denied her rights under it?

6. What was Hagar's relationship with Sarah and why did Sarah eventually send Hagar away?

7. Why did Eve's son Cain slay his brother Abel?

8. How did Jochebed save her infant son's life after Pharoah decreed that all Hebrew male babies should be killed?

9. How have poets and artists throughout the ages depicted Eve?

10. When Mary's son Jesus was twelve, what happened during a family trip to Jerusalem for Passover?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the concept of polygamy in the Old Testament using at least three of the following men and their wives as examples: Lamech, Jacob, Elkanah, King David, and King Solomon. How did the practice of polygamy affect women? How did the practice of polygamy affect children and their ability to inherit? In what ways was polygamy a metaphor for idolatry? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the Widow of Zarephath and the Shunammite woman, and their experiences with Elijah and Elisha. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Pick any three of the unnamed women or unnamed groups of women in the Bible and discuss their importance, despite their anonymity. What did their unnamed status say about the role of women in Middle Eastern society during Bible times? How might the stories of these women differ if their societies had been matriarchal rather than patriarchal societies?

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