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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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level 71
Sep 3, 2013
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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level 71
Sep 3, 2013
Two of these places feature in my oldest cities quiz.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2013
Same, all but Patmos. Not bad for a heathen...
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level 7
Jun 10, 2014
I know this is a little late, but the Philistines were actually from Philistia....
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level 14
Sep 3, 2013
I wonder if I tried "Sea of Tiberius"? That was the Roman name for the Sea of Galilee.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2016
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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level 71
Sep 3, 2013
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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level 37
Sep 3, 2013
It is the Book of Revelation, not Revelations.
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level 41
Oct 9, 2014
It's in Revelations, people!
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level 70
Oct 19, 2014
HA!
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level 66
Jan 23, 2015
You are correct. I noticed the same thing.
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Jul 14, 2015
Fixed
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level 66
Sep 5, 2013
100% with 2:15 left
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level 40
Oct 24, 2013
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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level 71
Feb 23, 2014
So... normally you give a damn about finishing lower than some zealous American Christians?
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level 72
May 6, 2014
Well, congratulations then!
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level 74
Oct 10, 2014
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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level 71
Oct 3, 2015
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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level 40
Nov 10, 2016
Well then, you must also accept that the locations are fiction. So, why are you reading about them?
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level 71
Dec 26, 2016
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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level 40
Jul 11, 2017
It's not irrelevant to what you said. Perhaps you should re-read some of your epistles, to find where you contradict yourself.
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level 25
Dec 1, 2017
Ah yes, I hear about the island of Patmos quite often in my daily conversation.
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level 72
Oct 6, 2015
Not all American Christians are zealots but we all tend to get branded as such.
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level 40
Dec 12, 2014
paul also did at Damascus, so add that for an answer
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level 23
Nov 17, 2015
But Damascus was not an "Imperial" city
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level 71
Jun 11, 2016
It was from 661 - 744 C.E.
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level 36
Oct 3, 2015
lucky for me im currently watching the series "the bible" and it has a lot of the answers in there.
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level 56
Oct 4, 2015
It would be interesting to figure out how many of these are true...
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level 71
Nov 19, 2015
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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level 71
Jun 11, 2016
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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level 71
Aug 7, 2016
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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level 71
Dec 26, 2016
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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level 50
Apr 27, 2017
The Biblical history was written about, well...history. It's talking about events in the past, so it coming after other accounts of those events doesn't make it null and void.
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level 9
Oct 5, 2015
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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level 71
Jun 11, 2016
Samaria was the capital of the Kingdom of Israel.
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level 27
Oct 6, 2015
I typed Olive heaps of time until I finally added the 's'. Haha silly me.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2015
How does River Jordan not count? That's its name.
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Oct 7, 2015
River Jordan will work now
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level 40
Mar 16, 2016
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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level 43
Oct 18, 2016
Olivet should be accepted for Olives.
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level 40
Nov 10, 2016
There's always ONE!....
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level 59
Mar 3, 2017
Would you be willing to accept "Palestinians" as well as "Philistines"?
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level 34
Aug 7, 2017
I'm not Christian... got 5/21... don't even know why I tried...
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