Abraham’s Travels Quiz

The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.  All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.  I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.  Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”

  • Genesis 13:14-17

When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.  During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.  He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

  • Genesis 14:14-16

Please do not get technical.  The locations in this quiz are places that Abraham, born Abram, was in, near, or between.  If we only listed places when he was “Abraham,” the quiz would get rather short.

The first Scripture above is when Abram and Lot split company.  Lot went to the fertile lands near the Jordan.  The second Scripture is when Abram finds out that Lot is captured.  In the verses of the second Scripture, two locations are mentioned, Dan and Hobah.

This will be an anagram quiz.  I will provide the answer(s), but the letters will be scrambled.  For the second Scripture above, I might have given the answers as: AND & ABHHO.  I thought that some of these locations may be easy, and then some would be diabolical.  At least providing letters to unscramble might help.

The Questions:

?QuestionBible Verse(s)AnagramAnswer
1Where did Abram get his start?  The word means “Land” and is usually stated as ’Land’ of the … RU 
2Abram’s father took his family as far as this location a stopped, named after one of his sons (Lot’s father) who had died. RAHNA 
3Abram next travels to a town that will later be where Abraham’s great-granddaughter was defiled and her brothers went for revenge. CHEMSHE 
4Abram pitched his tent between two towns, as if the buffer between good and evil, as the names mean the House of God & Ruins.  He returned later on. HEBELT
IA
 
5Due to a famine, Abram went here and said Sarai was his sister. PEGTY 
6Abram moved next back to the answer to question 4, and then to this location.  It is named the first word at the second word, but later in the narrative just by the first word.  He lived here through both of the stories in the Scriptures above. AMREM
BROHEN
 
7Abraham travels through a few more places before going to a city, again passing off his wife as his sister. RAGER 
8Abimelech, the king from question 7, makes a pact with Abraham here. EBEERBASH 
9Abraham is tested by the Lord, required to sacrifice his son, Isaac.  He goes here, but God stops him, providing a ram instead. AIRHOM 
10Abraham buried Sarah near question 6, at this location. CHAPELHAM 

These are not all the places where Abraham (Abram) travelled.  He may have never stayed in any one spot very long, but no movements are recorded during the events between Genesis 14 and 20, except for his military escapades to rescue Lot.  Another place name during these chapters is mentioned when he meets the priest (and king of Salem), Melchizedek.  They met in the Valley of Shaveh.

It was while at the answer to question 6 that Abram had his name changed to Abraham.

Bible References:

?QuestionBible Verse(s)AnagramAnswer
1Where did Abram get his start?  The word means “Land” and is usually stated as “Land of the …”Genesis 11:31RU 
2Abram’s father took his family as far as this location, named after one of his sons (Lot’s father) who had died.Genesis 11:31RAHNA 
3Abram next travels to a town that will later be where Abraham’s great-granddaughter was defiled and her brothers went for revenge.Genesis 12:6
Genesis 34
CHEMSHE 
4Abram pitched his tent between two towns, as if the buffer between good and evil, as the names mean the House of God & Ruins.  He returned later on.Genesis 12:7
Genesis 13:3
HEBELT
IA
 
5Due to a famine, Abram went here and said Sarai was his sister.Genesis 12:10PEGTY 
6Abram moved next back to the answer to question 4, and then to this location.  It is named the first word at the second word, but later in the narrative just by the first word.  He lived here through both of the stories in the Scriptures above.Genesis 13:18AMREM
BROHEN
 
7Abraham travels through a few more places before going to a city, again passing off his wife as his sister.Genesis 20:1RAGER 
8Abimelech, the king from question 7, makes a pact with Abraham here.Genesis 21:31EBEERBASH 
9Abraham is tested by the Lord, required to sacrifice his son, Isaac.  He goes here, but God stops him, providing a ram instead.Genesis 22:2AIRHOM 
10Abraham buried Sarah near question 6, at this location.Genesis 23:19CHAPELHAM 

I got this idea from a word search puzzle in a package from the Navigators.  We have donated to them on several occasions.  One of the Word Searches was titled Abraham’s Travels.  That is all it took to get me to read through thirteen chapters of the Bible to create this quiz.

I learned of the work of the Navigators about the same time that I became born-again, over 50 years ago.  They spread the Gospel around the world and their publishing company, NAVPRESS, has published several texts that I have used in my Bible studies and in Sunday school.

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The Answers:

?QuestionBible Verse(s)AnagramAnswer
1Where did Abram get his start?  The word means “Land” and is usually stated as “Land of the …”Genesis 11:31RUUr (of the Chaldeans or Chaldees)
2Abram’s father took his family as far as this location, named after one of his sons (Lot’s father) who had died.Genesis 11:31RAHNAHaran
3Abram next travels to a town that will later be where Abraham’s great-granddaughter was defiled and her brothers went for revenge.Genesis 12:6
Genesis 34
CHEMSHEShechem
4Abram pitched his tent between two towns, as if the buffer between good and evil, as the names mean the House of God & Ruins.  He returned later on.Genesis 12:7
Genesis 13:3
HEBELT
IA
Between Bethel and Ai
5Due to a famine, Abram went here and said Sarai was his sister.Genesis 12:10PEGTYEgypt
6Abram moved next back to the answer to question 4, and then to this location.  It is named the first word at the second word, but later in the narrative just by the first word.  He lived here through both of the stories in the Scriptures above.Genesis 13:18AMREM
BROHEN
Mamre at Hebron
7Abraham travels through a few more places before going to a city, again passing off his wife as his sister.Genesis 20:1RAGERGerar
8Abimelech, the king from question 7, makes a pact with Abraham here.Genesis 21:31EBEERBASHBeersheba
9Abraham is tested by the Lord, required to sacrifice his son, Isaac.  He goes here, but God stops him, providing a ram instead.Genesis 22:2AIRHOMMoriah
10Abraham buried Sarah near question 6, at this location.Genesis 23:19CHAPELHAMMachpelah

And regardless of how you did, here is a song by Pernell Roberts, They Call the Wind Maria.  I know it is not spelled the same as in question 9, but it is close enough.  The video also proves that Ben Cartwright had three sons at one point (although Little Joe is not in any of these scenes), but Pernell Roberts left the show.

A song by Josh Baldwin, Abraham.

This next song tells the story of Abraham.  Sung by Chords of a Man, Abraham’s Song.

If you like these Saturday morning Bible quizzes, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Saturday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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