Friday Facts - Bible Geographical Locations

|
The stories of the Bible take place in many different places, covering many different types of geography. Below are a list of different Biblical stories along with where they took place geographically. Enjoy!
The meek will inherit……
The earth
"Blessed are the gentle (the meek), for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5

Jesus gave his ‘sermon’ starting in Matthew 5 from which geographical feature?
On a mountain
"And when He saw the multitudes, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Matthew 5:1

Lebanon was at one time known for its….
Forests
"Send me also cedar, cypress and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed, my servants will work with your servants." 2 Chronicles 2:8

Matthew speaks of famines, pestilences, and these in various places:
Earthquakes
"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes." Matthew 24:7

In the beginning, the earth was without form and covered with:
Water
"And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters." Genesis 1:2

Although raised in Nazareth, Jesus was born in this city near Jerusalem:
Bethlehem
"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David." Luke 2:4

To escape the Egyptians, the Hebrews crossed this body of water:
The Red Sea
"Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water." Exodus 15:22

David was king in this city before he reigned in Jerusalem:
Hebron
"And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months." 2 Samuel 2:11

This church in Asia was mentioned in Revelation and means ‘brotherly love’:
Philadelphia
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens says this:..." Revelation 3:7

From which Philistine city was Goliath?
Gath
"Then a champion came out from the armies of the philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span." 1 Samuel 17:4

The queen of which land came to meet Solomon?
Sheba
"Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with difficult questions." 1 Kings 10:1

According to Jesus’ parable of the sower, a person who receives the word happily, but falls away due to persecution is described as this type of ground:
Rocky
"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy." Matthew 13:19-20

The Psalmist describes the Messiah’s kingdom stretching from:
Sea to sea
"May he also rule from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth." Psalm 72:8

The Apocalypse was written from which island?
Patmos
"I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus." Revelation 1:9

These were more noble… in that they received the word…. And searched the scriptures daily:
Those in Berea
"And the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea; and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so." Acts 17:10,11

According to Zechariah, in that day his feet shall stand on:
Mt of Olives
"And in the day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south." Zechariah 14:4

Job was a native of this land:
Uz
"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job, and the man was blameless, upright, fearing God, and turning away from evil." Job 1:1

The Lord will gather all nations and plead with them in the valley of:
Jehoshaphat
"I will gather all the nations, And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land." Joel 3:2

Joseph (surnamed Barnabas) sold land in this country:
Cyprus
"And Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means, Son of Encouragement), and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet." Acts 4:36-37

The location of the palace of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes):
Susa
"...in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was in Susa the capital..." Esther 1:2



Information for this post found at www.biblequizzes.com.

6 Thoughts Shared:

ellen b. said...

I love this Melanie! What a great post...

Denise said...

Awesome post, thank you.

Jenelle said...

I love trivia. Thanks for the facts! I tried to cover up the computer screen and quiz myself, but I kept seeing the answers and cheating. :) Cool post idea.

God Chaser said...

You have been tagged. Please go to my site for instructions. Thanks fo rthe lesson

SharonB said...

I've tagged you!!

Blessings...

Sam said...

How fascinating, I need to come back and read this more closely, but I just wanted to come and tell you that I have tagged you over here!!