Do You Know Who Married Who in the Bible?

Stella Alexander

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About This Quiz

Someday we'll know why Samson loved Delilah. When it comes to the Bible, some of the relationships play themselves out like your favorite drama. While Samson and Delilah weren't married, their love-story-turned-betrayal is one of the most prominent in the Bible. Although Samson deeply loved Delilah, she cut off his long locks of hair, the key to his strength. If this was taking place in unattached relationships, one could only expect more from the married couples of the Bible.

At the start of the Old Testament in Genesis, the Bible introduces the first couple. As the founding of faiths such as Judaism and Christianity are told, you are introduced to even more couples. While some found their spouse through traditional means, this doesn't speak for many of the married couples that appear within the texts. 

Similar to methods of the 21st century, the biblical figures found their mates in a number of ways. Much like in a society where we are hoping for someone we know to set us up, Abraham sent someone to find a wife for his son, Isaac. In an even more risque relationship, after King David had an affair with Bathsheba, he ordered the death of her husband, one of the soldiers in his army. 

Who did Abraham find for Isaac? Who did Bathsheba betray in her affair with King David? Do you know who married who in the Bible? Let's find out!

Who did Jacob, son of Isaac, marry?

After fleeing from the wrath of Esau, Jacob went to stay with Laban, his uncle. Laban had two daughters and while he was there, Jacob fell in love with Rachel but was conned into marrying her older sister first.

Hannah was one of two wives to whom?

In the book of Samuel, we are introduced to Elkanah who was married to two women, one of which was Hannah. Although Hannah was unable to conceive for many years, after visiting the temple, she conceived and gave birth to Samuel.

Who was Elkanah's second wife?

Penninah was Elkanah's second wife. Also found in the book of Samuel, Penninah conceived and give birth to Elkanah's children, but Elkanah still preferred Hannah.

Esther was married to which King?

Esther and Ahasuerus are two people introduced in the book of Esther. After King Ahasuerus' wife defies him, he goes about looking for a new wife to replace her and chooses Esther.

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was married to whom?

Mary and Joseph are two central people to the basis of Christianity. Introduced in Matt 1 and Luke 1, Mary and Joseph had been married by the time the archangel Gabriel came to tell them of the coming of Jesus.

Priscilla was married to whom?

Priscilla and Aquila are a married couple mentioned in the New Testament. In the Bible, not only did they act as missionaries, but they corrected Apollos on the true way of God.

Who was Ruth married to?

Ruth married Boaz after he saved her during a predicament and gave her barley to bribe a group of men. Boaz married her but died the day after their marriage.

What was the name of Abraham's wife?

Abraham and Sarah are introduced in Genesis 1. While Sarah had been seemingly barren for years, God told her and Abraham that she would conceive. Both Abraham and Sarah laughed because they were 100 and 90 years old, respectively. Sarah, however, conceived and gave birth to a son named Isaac, a name that means "he will laugh."

Adam was put in the Garden of Eden with his wife. Who was she?

Adam and Eve are the very first couple we meet in the Bible. After the creation story, God put Adam and Eve on earth.

What is the name of the wife who was found for Isaac?

Since Isaac had yet to find a wife at age 40, Abraham, his father, sent one of their servants to find him a wife. They chose Rebekah, and the two married and had two sons, Jacob and Esau.

Zipporah was married to which man of faith?

After leaving Egypt, Moses came across a tribe and married Jethro's daughter, Zipporah.

Who was Heber married to?

Jael and Heber are two people introduced in Judges. While less is known about Heber, Jael is known for killing Sisera, the commander of the Canaanite army.

Elimelech was married to whom?

In the Book of Ruth, we are introduced to Elimelech and his wife, Naomi. They have two children, Mahlon and Chilion, the first of which marries Ruth.

Ahab was married to whom?

Ahab and Jezebel were the King and Queen of Israel. Jezebel convinced Ahab to abandon his beliefs in God and start worshiping Baal and Asherah.

Who was Abraham's wife after Sarah's death?

After Sarah's death, Abraham married Keturah. They had six children.

Who was Abigail married to first?

Nabal was the husband of Abigail. This was until he rebuked David and his soldiers. He eventually suffered an illness or injury after Abigail told him she saved him from David's wrath, but after hearing of his death, David decided that he wasn't saved from punishment from God.

Who was Bathsheba first married to?

When we are introduced to Bathsheba in Samuel, she is already the wife of Uriah the Hittite.

Elizabeth gave birth to John the Baptist, the son of whom?

Elizabeth and Zechariah are introduced in Luke 1. Zechariah is visited by the archangel Gabriel who tells him that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear him a son and they should name him John.

Ananias and his wife were struck down after lying to the Holy Spirit about money. Who was his wife?

In Acts of the Apostles, we are introduced to Ananias and Sapphira. Following the idea that Jesus wanted people to share their riches with everyone, Ananias​ and Sapphira sell their possessions but withhold some of it. This lie leads to their immediate death.

Felix convinced which of the following women to marry him?

Felix and Drusilla appear in Acts 24. The daughter of Herod Agrippa, Drusilla was already married, but after being struck by her beauty, Felix convinced her to leave her husband for him.

Before Ruth married Boaz, who was she married to?

As Elimelech and his family were traveling to the land of Moah, they married off their sons. Chilion married Orpah and Mahlon married Ruth.

Who does Jacob marry by mistake?

Although Jacob was set to marry Rachel, her father tricked him into marrying Leah first because she was older. Laban, Leah and Rachel's father, allowed Jacob to marry Rachel afterward​.

Hephzibah was married to which King of Judah?

Hephizah is introduced in the Book of Kings as the wife of Hezekiah.

Elisheba was married to Moses' brother. What was his name?

Aaron and Elisheba are two people who appear in Exodus. Aaron was Moses' brother and Elisheba was his wife.

Shallum was married to which prophetess?

Huldah and Shallum are mentioned in Kings and Chronicles. While Shallum was an executioner, Huldah was one of seven prophetesses.

Lapidoth was married to the only female Judge mentioned in the Bible. Who was she?

Deborah was a prophetess and a Judge featured in the book of Judges. She was the wife of Lapidoth and the only female Judge mentioned in the Bible.

After the death of Nabal, who did Abigail marry?

After Nabal the Carmelite was struck down for his behavior toward David, David married his widow, Abigail.

Asenath married a man with a "technicolor dreamcoat." Who was he?

Asenath was given as a wife to Joseph, King of Dreams. Joseph was Jacob's son.

Chilion, Elimelech and Naomi's son, married which Moabite convert?

In the book of Ruth, we are introduced to Elimelech and Naomi's family. They have two sons. Mahlon married Ruth and Chilion married Orpah.

In the Bible, King David had many wives. Which wife was the mother of the future King Solomon?

Bathsheba was originally married to Uriah, one of David's soldiers. After having an affair with David, Bathsheba gets pregnant with his child and David tries to order Uriah to return home to cover up the pregnancy. When Uriah refuses, David has him killed. The child that Bathsheba gave birth to is Solomon.

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