Begin and End Name Quiz

from Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan.”

  • Numbers 1:15

(Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba after Arba, who was the greatest man among the Anakites.)
Then the land had rest from war.

  • Joshua 14:15

There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

  • Luke 2:36-37

The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah:
In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.

  • Nehemiah 1:1-2

And from among the priests:
The descendants of
Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).

  • Ezra 2:61

In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people:

  • Jeremiah 28:1

The sons of Elpaal:
Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod with its surrounding villages), and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of families of those living in Aijalon and who drove out the inhabitants of Gath.

  • 1 Chronicles 8:12-13

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.

  • 2 Kings 5:1

This quiz came out of the blue, or was it aqua?  I thought of a person in the Bible whose name started and ended with the same letter.  The languages involved do not permit every letter of the alphabet providing a name starting and ending with the same letter.  We are only talking about names found in the NIV, in the 66 books of the canon of Scripture; thus, you will find no Tobit in the quiz.

I see three names among the eleven questions that I might have a hard time coming up with.  So, consider one of the questions as an extra credit question.  The “B” answer is a hyphenated word.

In the answer field for the Questions and Bible References.  I will provide the first and last letters and an asterisk for each letter in between.  That way you know the length of the name, and for the “B” answer, where the hyphen is located.  If the first and last letter is used anywhere else, that position will be filled in with the Bible References, which only gives you one letter for the “B” answer.  Sorry that my idea for a hint did not help much.

The Questions:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Who was a tentmaker, married to Priscilla? A****A
2Who was the god that was consulted by King Ahaziah after he fell through lattice in his upper room, to see if he would recover from his injuries? B***-****B
3Who killed Goliath with a stone from a sling? D***D
4Who was created from a rib of a man? E*E
5Who was the chief prince of two cities in the land of Magog? G*G
6Who is the mother of Samuel? H****H
7Who was the last of the five family leaders, son of Bela, grandson of Benjamin? I*I
8Who was Moses’ sister who stood near the papyrus basket to see what would happen to her baby brother? M****M
9Who was the prophet who rebuked the answer to question 3 when he slept with Uriah’s wife and got her pregnant? N****N
10Who was among the first deacons who witnessed to the Ethiopian eunuch? P****P
11Who was the lesser known of Paul’s mission team from Thessalonica during Paul’s third missionary journey?  Aristarchus is mentioned many times, but this missionary might be used to not being “first.”  (A play on words hint) S******S

In some formats, the 11th answer is missing the final “S”. It should be S******S, counting the “S”s, an eight-letter word.

I love palindromes, where a series of letters or numbers read the same way whether reading them from left to right or from right to left.  Four of the answers are palindromes.  Of course, three of them are palindromes because the names are only three letters long.  And for a useless hint, all three missing letters for those three-letter names can be found in the second half of the alphabet, and none of the missing letters is the same for the three-letter names.  But that still leaves an answer, longer than three letters, that is a palindrome.

Even more obscure for a hint, but if you can follow the logic, one of the obscure answers can be found in another of the answers.  For an example, if there was a name like “IVI”, “IVI” can be found inside the word “VIVID.”  And one of the easier answers is really in its own question by that same hint, but I hope you did not need that hint.

Bible References:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Who was a tentmaker, married to Priscilla?Acts 18:2A****A
2Who was the god that was consulted by King Ahaziah after he fell through lattice in his upper room, to see if he would recover from his injuries?2 Kings 1:2B***-**B*B
3Who killed Goliath with a stone from a sling?1 Samuel 17:49D***D
4Who was created from a rib of a man?Gen. 2:22; 3:20E*E
5Who was the chief prince of two cities in the land of Magog?Ezekiel 38:2-3G*G
6Who is the mother of Samuel?1 Samuel 1:20H****H
7Who was the last of the five family leaders, son of Bela, grandson of Benjamin?1 Chronicles 7:7I*I
8Who was Moses’ sister who stood near the papyrus basket to see what would happen to her baby brother?Exodus 2:4M****M
9Who was the prophet who rebuked the answer to question 3 when he slept with Uriah’s wife and got her pregnant?2 Samuel 12N****N
10Who was among the first deacons who witnessed to the Ethiopian eunuch?Acts 6:5; 8:26-35P****P
11Who was the lesser known of Paul’s mission team from Thessalonica during Paul’s third missionary journey?  Aristarchus is mentioned many times, but this missionary might be used to not being “first.”  (A play on words hint)Acts 20:4S******S

A couple of weeks ago, I had a “lost quiz” as I wrote about early in writing for this site, a “lost essay.”  I had a fantastic idea for a quiz, and I thought of half the questions and answers.  But I was tired that day and I fell asleep.  When I was awakened, I remembered none of what had entered my mind.

As I concluded in the post about lost essays, that one was God’s way of keeping me sharp and letting me know that He is still working within me, guiding me, giving me ideas.  If God wants me to remember the quiz, it will return to my conscious mind, otherwise, it will be part of the wonders of listening to the Holy Spirit talk to me.

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The Answers:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Who was a tentmaker, married to Priscilla?Acts 18:2AQUILA
2Who was the god that was consulted by King Ahaziah after he fell through lattice in his upper room, to see if he would recover from his injuries?2 Kings 1:2BAAL-ZEBUB
3Who killed Goliath with a stone from a sling?1 Samuel 17:49DAVID
4Who was created from a rib of a man?Gen. 2:22; 3:20EVE
5Who was the chief prince of two cities in the land of Magog?Ezekiel 38:2-3GOG
6Who is the mother of Samuel?1 Samuel 1:20HANNAH
7Who was the last of the five family leaders, son of Bela, grandson of Benjamin?1 Chronicles 7:7IRI
8Who was Moses’ sister who stood near the papyrus basket to see what would happen to her baby brother?Exodus 2:4MIRIAM
9Who was the prophet who rebuked the answer to question 3 when he slept with Uriah’s wife and got her pregnant?2 Samuel 12NATHAN
10Who was among the first deacons who witnessed to the Ethiopian eunuch?Acts 6:5; 8:26-35PHILIP
11Who was the lesser known of Paul’s mission team from Thessalonica during Paul’s third missionary journey?  Aristarchus is mentioned many times, but this missionary might be used to not being “first.”  (A play on words hint)Acts 20:4SECUNDUS

I apologize for the play on words, but I felt Baal-Zebub (often mentioned as Baalzebul, but not in this reference in the NIV), Iri, and Secundus were the difficult ones.  Iri and Secundus are only mentioned once each in the NIV and Baal-Zebub is mentioned with this spelling four times.

I gave the extra “B” for Baal-zebub.  I hinted that “Secundus” may be used to not being “First.”  And the hint that one answer could be found in another answer should have led to Iri being found in Miriam (M-IRI-AM).

Whether you did well on this quiz or, not so well, here is The River.  This is a version put together by David Wesley with his Virtual Choir.  It features the composer of the song, Brian Doerksen.  Besides liking David Wesley’s Virtual Choir projects, the word “River” begins and ends with the same letter.

And here is Shoulders, sung by David Wesley.  Another offering by David Wesley, but again, “Shoulders” begins and ends with the same letter.

And for a different type of virtual choir, Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers sung by the Melharmonic Virtual Choir directed by Chibuike N. Onyesoh.  And the entire hymn title begins and ends with the same letter.

And here is the Naval Academy Glee Club doing a tribute on the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor singing Eternal Father.  WHAT!?!?  No beginning and ending with the same letter?  Not so fast, you scoffers!  The hymn is also known as Eternal Father, Strong to Save.  That begins and ends with the same letter.  And if you do not like that rebuttal, it is also known as the Navy Hymn.  That also begins and ends with the same letter.  But to be honest, I love the hymn, although I was a captain in the Army (equivalent to a Lieutenant in the Navy).  I wrote this quiz on Memorial Day 2022, and scheduled it for about three weeks later.  Using this hymn may become a new Memorial Day tradition.

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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