FUN WITH BIBLE NUMBERS

 

 

 

OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS OF LAW & HISTORY

 

 

1. _____ In Genesis 1, God created these categories of things:

 

 

Day 1: heaven, earth, day, night

 

 

Day 2: sky

 

 

Day 3: dry land, seas, grass, vegetables, trees

 

 

Day 4: sun, moon, stars

 

 

Day 5: fish and birds

 

 

Day 6: animals and man

 

 

How many categories of things did God create in all?

 

 

2. _____ Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born.

 

 

Seth was 105 years old when Enos was born.

 

 

Enos was 90 years old when Cainan was born.

 

 

Cainan was 70 years old when Mahalaleel was born.

 

 

Mahalaleel was 65 years old when Jared was born.

 

 

Jared was 162 years old when Enoch was born.

 

 

Enoch was 65 years old when Methusalah was born.

 

 

Methusalah was 187 years old when Lamech (father of Noah) was born.

 

 

Adam was how many years old when Lamech, father of Noah, was born?

 

 

3. _____ Adam died when he was 930 years old. How old was Lamech when Adam died? (Hint: Subtract the age of Adam at death from his age when Lamech was born.)

 

 

 

4. _____ Methusalah was 187 years old when Lamech was born (Genesis 5:25)

 

 

 

 

Lamech was 182 years old when Noah was born (Genesis 5:28).

 

 

 

 

Noah was 600 years old when the flood came (Genesis 7:11)

 

 

 

 

Remember, Methusalah lived 969 years in all (Genesis 5:27).

 

 

 

 

How many years before the flood did Methusalah die?

 

 

 

 

5. _____ Noah’s ark was 300 cubits long and 50 cubits wide, with three decks. A cubit  is 18 inches.  How many feet long and wide was the ark?

 

 

 

6. _____ Noah was 600 years, 2 months, and 17 days old when the flood started (Genesis 7:11). He was 601 years, 2 months, and 27 days old when he and his family left the ark (Gen. 8:13, 14). How long was the family of Noah in the ark?

 

7. _____ Shem, Noah’s oldest son, was 100 years old two years after the flood (Genesis 11:10). Noah began to build the ark when he was 500 years old (Genesis 5:32; 6:9), and he was 601 years old at the end of the flood. How many years after Noah began building the ark was Shem born?

 

 

 

8. _____ Shem was 100 years old when Arphaxad was born.

 

 

 

 

Arphaxad was 35 years old when Selah was born.

 

 

 

 

Selah was 30 years old when Eber was born.

 

 

 

 

Eber was 34 years old when Peleg was born.

 

 

 

 

Peleg was 30 years old when Reu was born.

 

 

 

 

Reu was 32 years old when Serug was born.

 

 

 

 

Serug was 30 years old when Nahor was born.

 

 

 

 

Nahor was 29 years old when Terah was born.

 

 

 

 

Terah was 130 years old when Abraham was born. (Genesis 11:10, 26; 12:4)

 

 

 

 

How old was Shem when Abraham was born?

 

 

 

 

9. _____ Noah was 502 years old when Shem was born, and died at age 950.  Abraham was born how many years after Noah died?

 

 

 

10. _____ Shem lived to be 600 years old (Genesis 11:12). How old was Abraham when Shem died?

 

 

 

 

11. _____ Abraham was 86 when Ishmael, his first son, was born (Gen. 16:16). Abraham was 100 when Isaac, h is second son, was born (Gen. 21:5). How old was Ishmael when Isaac was born?

 

 

 

12. _____ Sarah was 127 years old when she died (Gen. 23:1). She was 90 when Isaac was born (Gen. 17:17). How old was Isaac when Sarah died?

 

 

 

13. _____ Joseph, Abraham’s grandson, was sold as a slave into Egypt when he was 17 years old (Gen. 37:2), and became the prime minister of Egypt at age 30 (Genesis 41:46). How many years did it take Joseph to work his way up?

 

 

 

14. _____ Isaac was 60 when Jacob was born (Genesis 25:26) and died at age 180 when Jacob was 120 (Genesis 35:28). Jacob moved his family to be with Joseph in Egypt when he was 130 years old (Genesis 47:28). How long after the death of Isaac did the Israelites enter Egypt?

 

 

 

15. _____ Since Moses was 80 and his brother, Aaron, was 83 when they led the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 7:7), how old was Aaron when Moses was born?

 

 

 

16. _____ The plagues on the Egyptians were: Water turned to blood, frogs, flies, diseased herds, boils, hail mixed with fire (lightening?), locusts, darkness, death of firstborn of unbelievers (Exodus 7:12). How many plagues were there in all?

 

 

 

17. _____ 600,000 Israelite men escaped from Egypt (Exodus 12:37). Assuming each had a wife and at least three children, about how many Israelites probably escaped in all?

 

 

 

18. _____ How many more Israelites left Egypt than the 70 who originally went in (Genesis 46:37)?

 

 

 

19. _____ When it rained manna (grain) in the wilderness for the Israelites to eat, they were allowed to gather one omer per person per day (Exodus 16:16). An omer is 12 cups. How many cups of manna were gathered per week for one person?

 

 

 

20. _____ The Ark [chest] of the Covenant placed in the Tabernacle was 1 and  cubits long, and 1 and

 

 

 

_____cubits wide (Exodus 25:10). A cubit being 18 inches, how many feet long and wide was it?

 

 

 

 

21. _____ The Tabernacle grounds were set off by 10 linen curtain walls, each one 28 cubits long and 4 cubits

 

 

 

_____ high (Exodus 26:1, 2). How many feet high was that?  How many feet around was it total?

 

 

 

 

22. _____ The Tabernacle was protected by 11 curtains of goat’s hair, each one 30 cubits long and 4 cubits

 

 

 

_____ high (Exodus 26:8).  How many feet high was the protective curtain? How many feet around was it?

 

 

 

23. _____ The building within the Tabernacle grounds was made of boards each 10 cubits long and 1 and

 

 

 

_____cubits wide. There were 20 boards on the south side, 20 boards on the north side, 6 boards on the east side, and 2 boards for each corner (Exodus 26:15 thru 23). Assuming the boards stood upright, how many feet long and wide was the Tabernacle building?

 

 

 

24. _____ The altar placed in the Tabernacle courtyard for burnt sacrifices was 5 cubits long, 5 cubits wide,

 

 

 

_____ and 3 cubits high (Exodus 27:1). How many feet long, wide, and high was it?

 

 

 

 

25. _____ The courtyard around the Tabernacle building was enclosed by curtain walls on the south and north

 

 

 

_____ sides 100 cubits long; and on the west and east sides 50 cubits long (Exodus 27:9 thru 13). How

 

 

 

 

_____ many feet long and wide was the courtyard?

 

 

 

 

26. _____ The altar for incense was one cubit long, one cubit wide, and 2 cubits high (Exodus 30:2). How many

 

 

 

_____ feet long, wide, and high was this altar?

 

 

 

 

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27. _____ For certain sin offerings, people were asked to offer a lamb sacrifice. If they could not afford a lamb, they could bring 2 turtle doves or pigeons. If they could not afford that, they could offer 1/10 ephah of flour, which is about 2 quarters (Leviticus 5:7, 11). If there are 4 cups in a quart, how many cups of flour would the cheapest sacrifice be?

 

 

 

28. _____ If someone delivered something to their neighbor but accidentally did not deliver it all (no thought of theft), he was required to deliver the rest of it plus 1/5 more (Leviticus 6:5). If that person should have delivered 10 cubits of lumber, but left some out accidentally, after getting the rest delivered, this person would have to add how many more cubits of lumber to make up for the mistake?

 

 

 

29. _____ If someone offered a sacrifice to seal a vow, the meat had to be eaten (yes, they didn’t burn it to a crisp) that day and the next. If any was left over the third day, it had to be thrown out (Leviticus 7:15 thru 17).  If they ate three meals a day, how many meals could they make out of the sacrifice?

 

 

 

30. _____ If a woman had a boy baby, she was considered ceremonially unclean for 7 days, the baby had to be circumcised the 8th day, then she continued her purification 33 more days (Leviticus 12:2 thru 4). How many days was she purified in all?

 

 

 

31. _____ If a woman had a girl baby, she was considered ceremonially unclean 2 week plus 66 days (Leviticus 12:5). How many days was she purified for a girl?

 

 

 

32. _____ Priests, the health officers of the Israelites, checked people for leprosy. If anyone had a sore and the hair around it turned white, they were to segregate themselves 7 days. If, after that time, the sore had spread, the priest declared they had leprosy (Leviticus 12:2 thru 8). How many hours did it take leprosy to spread noticeably at 24 hours in a day?

 

 

 

33. _____ Later, if the priest saw this person and the sore was gone, this person could segregate himself in a tent 7 days, then offer a sacrifice to God, wash his clothes, shave all hair from his body. How many hours would it take to be pronounced clean by the priest?

 

 

 

34. _____ The Day of Atonement when the sins of the Jews were placed on the scapegoat and sent out into the wilderness came on the 10th day of the 7th month (Leviticus 16:30). The Hebrew new year is about mid March. When would the Day of Atonement occur?

 

 

 

35. _____ When the Hebrews finally entered the promised land, they were to plant trees but not eat the fruit for 3 years. The 4th year they were to be given to the Lord (priests). The 5th year anyone could eat the fruit (Leviticus 19:23 thru 25). How many months was the common person unable to eat the fruit after the tree was planted?

 

 

 

36. _____ The Day of Passover was the 14th day of the first month (about the time Easter is celebrated). On the 15th day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread began, and it lasted 7 days. If the Passover began on April 1, when would the Feast of Unleavened Bread end?

 

 

 

37. _____ The Day of Pentecost was determined by counting from the Day of Passover ahead 7 sabbaths plus one day (Leviticus 23:15, 16). How many days would this be?

 

 

 

38. _____ The Feast of Tabernacles was to be held starting the 15th day of the 7th month (Leviticus 23:34), which would be what date in our calendar?

 

 

 

39. _____ Bread offered to the Lord daily in the Tabernacle was to include 12 cakes, each containing 1/5 of a deal (Leviticus 24:5, 6). A deal is about 2 quarts. How many cups of flour would be in each cake?

 

 

 

40. _____ The Hebrews were to plant their fields 6 years and let them go unplanted each 7th year for a Sabbath rest (Leviticus 25:4). How many months could they plant per period?

 

 

 

41. _____ The Hebrews could purchase land from each other only for 49 years; in the 50th year, all land had to go back to the original owners. Therefore, land prices were determined by how close they were to this Year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8ff). If land was worth $100,000 in the 1st year, would could it be sold for the 35th year?

 

 

 

42. _____ In order to have food to eat every 7th year, God said he?d bless them with overabundant crops the 6th year. This would get them through the 6th year (last year of planting), seventh year (year of rest) and eighth year (year of newly planted fields) (Leviticus 25:20 thru 23). If your field yielded 1,000 bushels of grain average per year, how many bushels would it yield the 6th year?

 

 

 

43. _____ If people made a vow, the priest was to estimate their age and charge them thusly (Leviticus 27:2 thru7):

 

 

 

 AGE MEN WOMEN

 

 

 

 

 over 60 15 shekels 20 shekels

 

 

 

 

 21 to 60 50 shekels 30 shekels

 

 

 

 

 5 to 20 20 shekels 20 shekels

 

 

 

 

 birth to 4  5 shekels  3 shekels

 

 

 

 

If a family of mother and father around age 35, and children around 12 and 4 made a vow, how many shekels would they owe the priest total?

 

 

 

44. _____ Two years after escaping from Egypt, Moses counted the men 20 years old and over by all the tribes but Levi (Numbers 1:20 thru 45). They were:

 

 

 

 46,500 Reuben

 

 

 

 

 59,300 Simeon

 

 

 

 

 45,650 Gad

 

 

 

 

 74,600 Judah

 

 

 

 

 54,400 Issachar

 

 

 

 

 57,400 Zebulun

 

 

 

 

 40,500 Ephraim

 

 

 

 

 32,200 Manasseh

 

 

 

 

 35,400 Benjamin

 

 

 

 

 62,700 Dan

 

 

 

 

 41,500 Asher

 

 

 

 

 53,340 Naphtali

 

 

 

 

How many men 20 years old and over were there total?

 

 

 

 

45. _____ Next, the male Levites from one month and upward were numbered and there were 22,000. The number of firstborn males from one month upward of the Israelites was 22,273 (Numbers 39 thru 43). Both groups were to be dedicated to God. How many more firstborn Israelites were there than all the males of the Levite tribe?

 

 

 

46. _____ At the end of wandering 40 years in the wilderness, the Israelites were again numbered by all the tribes but Levi (Numbers 26:5 thru 51). They were:

 

 

 

 43,730 Reuben

 

 

 

 

 22,200 Simeon

 

 

 

 

 40,500 Gad

 

 

 

 

 76,500 Judah

 

 

 

 

 64,300 Issachar

 

 

 

 

 60,500 Zebulun

 

 

 

 

 52,700 Manaseh

 

 

 

 

 32,500 Ephraim

 

 

 

 

 45,600 Benjamin

 

 

 

 

 64,400 Dan

 

 

 

 

 53,400 Asher

 

 

 

 

 45,400 Naphtali

 

 

 

 

 How many men age 20 and over were there at this time?

 

 

 

 

47. _____ How many more Israelite men were there at the first census than the second after all those above 20 who left Egypt died during the 40 years of wandering?

 

 

 

48. _____ The number of male Levites from one month old upward was 23,000 at the second census (Numbers 26:62). How many more did they have at the second census than the first?

 

 

 

49. _____ Among the giants in Canaan that the twelve Hebrew spies referred to as having seen (Numbers 13:33) was King Og. The bed of King Og was 9 cubits long (Deuteronomy 3:11). How many feet long was his bed?

 

 

 

50. _____ There were three major religious feasts to be kept per year by the Israelites ~ the Passover for 7 days, the Feast of Weeks for 7 weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles for 7 days (Deuteronomy 16:1 thru 13). Using approximately 4 weeks per month, how many months per year were set aside for religious feasts?

 

 

 

 

 

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