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Biblical Geography

Based on the clue, name these places that appeared in the Bible or in Biblical lore.
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City of Jesus's birth
City where Jesus grew up
Place that Adam & Eve were
expelled from
Wicked cities that God destroyed
(Lot's wife watched)
City of the Jewish temple
Nebuchadnezzar's empire
Nation afflicted by ten plagues
Sea on which Jesus walked
Sea of Galilee
Two Jewish kingdoms
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Imperial capital where Paul proselytized
Body of water that parted for Moses
River where Jesus was baptized
Mountain the ark is said to have landed on
City whose walls fell to Joshua's trumpets
Jesus told a surprising story about a
"good" person from this country
Samson battled people of this nationality
Place from which Jesus
ascended to heaven
Mount of
Olives
Island where John wrote Revelation
Mountain where Moses received
the Ten Commandments
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(69)
Got everything except Patmos, never heard of that before. I'm sure I knew all the other answers already but I'm reading through Jerusalem: A Biography right now and most of these places feature. Good read, aside from the beginning being quite repetitive (king A conquers Jerusalem, kills all the Jews, king B conquers Jerusalem, lets them come back, king C conquers Jerusalem, kills everybody, and so on and so on for a couple thousand years)

There are more than two Jewish kingdoms in history and mentioned in the Bible- but still easy to figure out which ones you mean. Also, the Philistines had no nation and I don't think Samaria was ever a country, but whatever. :) Consider your nits picked.
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Sep 3, 2013
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Two of these places feature in my oldest cities quiz.
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Sep 3, 2013
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Same, all but Patmos. Not bad for a heathen...
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Sep 3, 2013
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I know this is a little late, but the Philistines were actually from Philistia....
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Jun 10, 2014
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I wonder if I tried "Sea of Tiberius"? That was the Roman name for the Sea of Galilee.
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Sep 3, 2013
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Or Lake of Gennesaret? That's how it was referred to in my current Bible study (when people asked what it was, the leaders said Sea of Galilee). Didn't try it--Sea of Galilee is how it's better known--but just curious if it's accepted.
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Dec 6, 2016
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nope. I just checked, that doesn't work. Pretty much of all these places have at least a dozen different names.
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Sep 3, 2013
(37)
It is the Book of Revelation, not Revelations.
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Sep 3, 2013
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It's in Revelations, people!
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Oct 9, 2014
(69)
HA!
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Oct 19, 2014
(66)
You are correct. I noticed the same thing.
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Jan 23, 2015
Fixed
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Jul 14, 2015
(64)
100% with 2:15 left
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Sep 5, 2013
(39)
This is probably one of the only quizzes on this website where I couldn't give a damn about finishing lower than some zealous american christians :P
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Oct 24, 2013
(69)
So... normally you give a damn about finishing lower than some zealous American Christians?
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Feb 23, 2014
(72)
Well, congratulations then!
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May 6, 2014
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I can sense vast intelligence and humility in you. Well said... Thank you for expressing your well thought out opinions, we can all sleep better now knowing that people like you are still out there.
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Oct 10, 2014
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Atheist speaking here, and I still know that having a solid understanding of the Bible is a prerequisite to understanding Western civilization and having anything like historical or cultural literacy. You do not have to be a zealous Christian to know any of these places. They get referenced so much in literature and pop culture that not knowing them demands a special kind of ignorance. This is coming from someone who understands at least half of these stories are fiction. Still, pretty important fiction.
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Oct 3, 2015
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Well then, you must also accept that the locations are fiction. So, why are you reading about them?
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Nov 10, 2016
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What are you talking about? At least 17 of these locations are definitely not fiction. Of the remaining 4, only 1 is almost certainly fictional. But even if every single one of them was made up, that still is irrelevant to what I said.
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Dec 26, 2016
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Not all American Christians are zealots but we all tend to get branded as such.
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Oct 6, 2015
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paul also did at Damascus, so add that for an answer
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Dec 12, 2014
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But Damascus was not an "Imperial" city
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Nov 17, 2015
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It was from 661 - 744 C.E.
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Jun 11, 2016
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lucky for me im currently watching the series "the bible" and it has a lot of the answers in there.
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Oct 3, 2015
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It would be interesting to figure out how many of these are true...
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Oct 4, 2015
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Most of the places presumably existed. A lot of the events, particularly the New Testament ones, are likely to have occurred. Proving Old Testament events, and matching events to places, is rather more difficult.
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Nov 19, 2015
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While the stories are largely fictional or at least fictionalized, most of the places are real enough. Exceptions being the Garden of Eden, of course, and possibly Sodom and Gomorah. There is a real Mt. Ararat in Turkey... however... this mountain was named after the Biblical place and probably not the actual mountain referenced in the Bible, which could have been a different mountain, or could have been entirely made-up, same as the flood story was. Though if the authors of this story had ever seen Mt. Ararat it's possible they were inspired to include it in the story. It is quite impressive to see with your own eyes.
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Jun 11, 2016
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I did see an interesting discussion once about how the flood story was likely inspired by a true event. Something about how all the Arabian and eastern Med civilisations have a great flood story in their mythology, so it's quite likely that there was in fact a flood or tidal wave in that region.
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Aug 7, 2016
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Considering how often early civilizations sprung up in flood plains (access to flowing water, very fertile soil)... it's not surprising that almost every early civilization also has a story about a catastrophic flood. Most of them predating the Biblical story.
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Dec 26, 2016
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For the two Jewish kingdoms questions, Israel was not a Jewish kingdom. The Jewish kingdom was Judah and from that we derive the word Jew. The Northern Kingdom was known as Israel but also known as Samaria. It's from there that we get the good Samaritan. It's like this, all Jews are Israelites, but not all Israelites are/were Jews. There is still a small small population of Samaritans today.
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Oct 5, 2015
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Samaria was the capital of the Kingdom of Israel.
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Jun 11, 2016
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I typed Olive heaps of time until I finally added the 's'. Haha silly me.
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Oct 6, 2015
(48)
How does River Jordan not count? That's its name.
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Oct 6, 2015
River Jordan will work now
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Oct 7, 2015
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This was easy for me, except for some reason I drew a blank on the question about Solomon. I kept thinking of the Midianites, but I think that was another judge, perhaps Gideon? Anyway, it's a great quiz. Thanks.
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Mar 16, 2016
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Olivet should be accepted for Olives.
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Oct 18, 2016
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There's always ONE!....
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Nov 10, 2016
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Would you be willing to accept "Palestinians" as well as "Philistines"?
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Mar 3, 2017
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