While the Christian New Testament is largely a book of teachings (the majority are epistles from Paul and other apostles), the Old Testament/Jewish Bible is brimful of stories -- war stories; quest stories; stories with narrow escapes, underdog victories, and love between unlikely people. And what's a good story without colorful characters? The Bible has plenty of those too. Kings, warriors, prophets, liars, sinners ... they're all there!
You probably know which Old Testament patriarch nearly sacrificed his son, before the Lord provided a ram for the altar instead. But do you know which Old Testament figure had troubles so great that we use his name as a metaphor? Or which king sent a warrior to death to cover up his own sins? As you can see, the stories of the Old Testament weren't all about peace, harmony, and obedience to God. There's plenty of deception, infidelity, and sin in these historical books, which served to illustrate the boundlessness of God's forgiveness and love.
So whether you're a devout believer, or someone who approaches the Bible as a historical and literary document, this quiz is for you. The Old Testament character will give a one sentence introduction (e.g. "I went to Egypt ..."), and we will list four names for you to choose the speaker. Time to rack your brains for all that Sunday School lore! Good luck!