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Questions on Nahum

Most of these dates and names are taken from Walter Kaiser's Mastering the Old Testament. Please let me know if I made any mistakes.

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What does Nahum mean?
a. Lover of horses
b. Comfort or consolation
c. Peace, rest
d. Servant of the Lord
When did the city of Thebes/No-amon fall, mentioned by Nahum in 3:8?
a. In 663 B.C. at the hands of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria
b. In 612 B.C. at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon
c. In 752 B.C. at the hands of Jeroboam II, King of Israel
d. Unknown
When and by whom was Nineveh destroyed?
a. In 783 B.C. By Jeroboam II
b. In 654 B.C. By Alexander the Great
c. In 612 B.C. By Cyaxerxes, King of the Medes, Nabopolassar, King of Babylon, and Umman Manda, King of the Scythians
d. In 543 B.C. By The Byzantine Empire
What memory verse is a good cross reference to vision in Nahum 1:1?
a. Micah 5:1-15 (vs. 1)
b. Habakkuk 2:2-3
c. Zephaniah 7:9-10
d. Jeremiah 30:3-22 (vs. 15)
Nahum prophesied that Nineveh would end with an overflowing flood in 1:8. How was this fulfilled?
a. This was accomplished when God caused it to rain for forty days and nights
b. This happened when the Nile river overflowed it's banks and destroyed the crops
c. This happened when the Tigris river overflowed, destroying enough of the walls to let the conquerors through
d. This didn't actually happen it was symbolic
What memory verse is a good cross reference to vengeance in Nahum 1:2?
a. Jeremiah 50:22-46 (vs. 28)
b. Micah 7:1-17 (vs. 8)
c. Jeremiah 44:26-28
d. Jonah 6:63
Nahum predicted that the city would be hidden in 3:11. How was this fulfilled?
a. God shielded the city from the eyes of it enemies
b. It's evil was hidden from the eyes of the people
c. It was hidden from the prophets who sought to bring it the truth
d. After it's destruction in 612 B.C. the site was not rediscovered until 1842 A.D.
What is the Hebrew word for jealous, used in Nahum 1:2?
a. Ochuroma
b. Dunamai
c. Shakar
d. Qannow
Why does Nahum mention Bashan, Carmel, and Lebanon in 1:4?
a. Because they were known for their lush pastures, fruitfulness, and beautiful ceders, and even they could wither at the hand of God's power
b. Because they were cites that had been destroyed because of their sin
c. Because they were the names of the rivers surrounding Nineveh
d. None of the above
What three judgments did Nahum pronounce in Nahum 1:14?
a. That the King of Assyria would because destitute of descendants
b. That the gods that the Assyrians worshiped would be destroyed
c. That the king would be put to death
d. All of the above
What is the significance of the red shields and the scarlet clothing of the soldiers in 2:3?
a. Red was the color of the Medes
b. The color red minimized the sight of blood
c. The shields were red because they were covered in blood
d. All of the above
Who was Huzzab mentioned in 2:7?
a. The queen of Nineveh of whom their is no account of her burning
b. Huzzab is referring to the goddess of Nineveh, Ishtar
c. Huzzab is a title referencing all of the gods and goddesses of Nineveh
d. A and B
Why does Nahum use Thebes/No-amon as an example to Nineveh in 3:8-10?
a. Because it was a strong city situated among rivers like Nineveh
b. Because it was a proud city
c. Because Thebes was a city that worshiped Idols
d. None of the above
According to Josephus, who was Put and the Lubim in 3:9?
a. Put was the king of the city Lubim
b. Put, the third son of Ham, was the founder of Libya/lubim
c. Put was referencing the servants of the King of Egypt who wore Lubims around their heads
d. None of the above
Who did Egypt and Ethiopia/Cush help?
a. Nineveh
b. Thebes/No-amon
c. Themselves
d. The Libyans
Who came out of Nineveh and imagined evil against the Lord as a wicked counselor? (1:11)
a. Sennacherib, king of Nineveh, who sent a railing and blaspheming letter to the king of Judah
b. The prophet Jonah
c. The servants of the false gods of Nineveh
d. This is symbolically speaking about the evil of the people of Nineveh
Who's yoke is being broken off of whom in Nahum 1:13?
a. God's yoke off of Israel
b. God's yoke off of Assyria
c. The Assyrian yoke from off the Jews, who had been obliged to pay tribute, or send presents to the king of Assyria
d. The yoke of heaven from off of the Jews
What was the condition of Nineveh's inhabitants when she was destroyed? 1:10
a. They were weary
b. They were shocked
c. They were sick with the plague
d. They were drunk
Out of the many sites contending for the right of the birthplace of the prophet Nahum, which one has the most evidence supporting it?
a. Al-Qosh, 25 miles north of Modern Mosul
b. A Galilean town, championed by Jerome, called Elkesi
c. Capernaum, which means the Village of Nahum
d. Elkosh, 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem, of the tribe of Simeon, identified by Epiphanius in his book, Lives of the Prophets
According to Walter Kaiser's, Mastering the Old Testament, What was the first contact that Israel had with the Assyrians?
a. During the reign of Shalmaneser III - 858-824 B.C.
b. During the reign of Jeroboam II - 783-752 B.C.
c. When the Children of Israel were wandering through the wilderness
d. During the reign of Tiglath-Pileser, Assyrian King
When did Ashurbanipal die?
a. 612 B.C.
b. 627 B.C.
c. 615 B.C.
d. 609 B.C.
Who was Sennacherib succeeded by?
a. Sardanapalus
b. Shalmaneser V
c. Esarhaddon
d. Nobody, he was the last king of Assyeria
Which kings of Assyria required tribute from God's people?
a. Shalmaneser V
b. Sargon II
c. Sennacherib
d. All of the Above
Who carried most of the Israelites into captivity in 721 BC. ?
a. Shalmaneser V
b. Sennacherib
c. Tiglath-Pileser I
d. Sargon II
Who extended Assyria's border westward & northward?
a. Shalmaneser III
b. Esarhaddon
c. Tiglath-Pileser I
d. Sennacherib
What is the Hebrew adjective quano used exclusively in reference to?
a. God, and is better translated zealous, than jealous
b. God, and is better translated mercy, than grace
c. In referring to God's people
d. Visions of prophets in the Old T.
How may times is Yawah mentioned in Nahum 1?
a. None
b. 1
c. 10
d. 12
How many of the 78 instances of the root of the word naqam, meaning avengeth, or takes vengeance, is God directly or indirectly the source of the vengeance?
a. 12
b. All of them
c. 47
d. 51
What are some good cross references to God taking vengeance?
a. Deuteronomy 32:35, 41
b. Psalm 94
c. Leviticus 26:24-25
d. All of the above
How is God's jealousy mainly displayed?
a. In a eager zealousness to maintain the integrity of his own character and truth
b. In a vengeful wrath
c. In envy of others
d. None of the above
The Whirlwind and the storm are often used as examples to express God's coming judgement. What are some Old T. examples of this?
a. 1 Chron. 3:34, Psalm 25:2
b. Psalm 83:15, Isaiah 29:6
c. Isaiah 9:6, Song of Sol. 2:9-13
d. All of the above
What is a good cross ref. to Bashan, Carmel, and Lebanon?
a. Micah 7:14, Isaiah 40:16
b. Gen. 32:12
c. Psalm 56:19, Micah 3:12
d. All of the above
What question in Nahum is also asked in Malachi 3:2?
a. What do you imagine against the Lord
b. Who will morn for her, where will I find comforters for her?
c. Who can stand before his indignation, and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger
d. For on whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually
What do the endings of Jonah and Nahum have in common?
a. Nothing
b. They both end with questions
c. They both end with warnings
d. They both ends with proclamations of judgement
What local Memory verse is a good cross reference for Nahum 1:7?
a. Nehemiah 9:30-31
b. Psalm 107:13-15
c. 1 Thess. 5:11-13
d. Proverbs 18:10
Where was Nineveh located?
a. In Africa
b. On the east side of the Tigris river
c. On the west side of the Tigris river
d. In the Nile Delta
Where was Nineveh in relationship to Galilee?
a. About 600 miles Northeast
b. About 600 miles Southeast
c. About 20 miles West
d. About 168 miles Northwest
What Empire was Nineveh the capital city of?
a. Babylonian
b. Persian
c. Greek
d. Assyrian
What does Nineveh mean?
a. Place of the fish
b. A Babylonian goddess
c. Nine volcanos
d. City of destruction
According to Genesis 10:11, who was the founding father of Nineveh?
a. Cush
b. Jarod
c. Nimrod
d. Tubal-Cain
What was Nimrods relationship to Noah?
a. Son
b. Grandson
c. Great grandson
d. Great, Great grandson
How many times does the book of Jonah reference the size of Nineveh?
a. 3
b. 4
c. 5
d. 6
How does the Memory Passage Genesis 6:11-22, cross reference to Nahum 1:8?
a. God uses an overrunning flood to destroy his enemies
b. God brings judgement on the wicked
c. Animals are addressed in pairs
d. A and B
When the Tigris river overflowed, how much of the walls of Nineveh did it destroy leading to it's capture?
a. 21 Furlongs
b. 21 Miles
c. 21 Feet
d. All of the wall on the side of the river
What do we learn about Sennacherib in Isaiah 37?
a. He lost 185,000 troops in one night at the hand of God
b. He sent a railing letter to Hezekiah, King of Judah
c. He was a servant who cursed David and died
d. A and B
What is the Hebrew proper name for "Wicked Counselor" in Chapter 1:11?
a. Belial, a name that means worthlessness or lawlessness, also used for Satan
b. The deceitful one
c. Morning Star, this also is used to refer to Satan
d. None of the above
Who is Nahum Addressing in Nahum 1:12-15?
a. The people of Judah with assurance that God will liberate them
b. To Nineveh
c. To the shepherds
d. To all afflicted and worn
What verse in Nahum is the only one that states: "Thus saith the Lord"?
a. 1:10
b. 1:12
c. 2:15
d. 3:14
What other prophets prophesied around the same time as Nahum?
a. Zephaniah
b. Jeremiah
c. Habakkuk
d. All of the above
Where is Bashan in relationship to Nineveh?
a. To the North
b. To the South
c. To the West
d. To the East
Where is Carmel in relationship to Nineveh?
a. To the North
b. To the South
c. To the West
d. To the East
What mountain/mountains were on the north of Bashan?
a. Hermon
b. Carpathians
c. Alps
d. Caucasus
Where is Lebanon in relationship to Nineveh?
a. To the North
b. To the South
c. To the West
d. To the East
Who is proclaiming good news in Nahum 1:15?
a. Nahum is proclaiming the good news unfolded in 1:12-14 to the people of Judah
b. Isaiah is proclaiming to good news to God's people
c. Jonah is proclaiming to good new to Nineveh
d. None of the above
What is a good cross reference for Nahum 1:15?
a. Amos 3:9
b. Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15
c. Malachi 1:12
d. Psalm 66:7, Isaiah 57:2
What does the peace in Nahum 1:15 signify?
a. Peace from hostile nations
b. Spiritual peace with God
c. Both of the above
d. None of the Above
Nahum references an earlier promise of Isaiah's. What is the context of Isaiah promise?
a. Isaiah's promise is right after a section dealing with consequences for sin
b. Isaiah's promise is found in a section dealing with release from Babylonian captivity
c. Isaiah's promise is found in a section where the Lord is promising to destroy the philistines
d. Isaiah's promise happens right before the dedication of the new temple
Why does Nahum tell the people to perform the feasts and keep the vows pledged to God?
a. As a way of expressing their gratitude to him for rescuing them
b. Because they have been neglecting them
c. Because the Lord is a jealous God
d. Because the Assyrians have rebuilt the temple
What are some good cross references to he who scaters/routes/dasheth in Nahum 2:1
a. 2 Samuel 15:22
b. Psalm 18:14
c. Isaiah 24:1
d. All of the above
What is a good cross reference to Assyria being used by God?
a. Isaiah 10:5, 15
b. Jeremiah 2:14
c. 2 Samuel 3:19
d. All of the above
Which king tried to attack Nineveh in 614 B.C. but was only successful in capturing a portion of it's suburbs?
a. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon
b. Cyaxerxes, King of the Medes
c. Umman, King of the North
d. Hezekiah, King of Judah
What is a good cross reference to the marred vine branch as a figure of Israel - Nahum 2:2?
a. Isaiah 5:1-7
b. Psalm 80:8-16
c. Jeremiah 3:35
d. A and B
Which two tributaries of the Tigris river flowed through the city of Nineveh itself?
a. The Euphrates and the Orontes
b. The Arachthos and the Pineios
c. The Khosr and the Tebiltu
d. The Volga and the Uglich
What is the Hebrew word for water?
a. Mayim
b. Airye
c. Chereb
d. Tereph
Who was the Assyrian Monarch at the time of Nineveh's destruction?
a. Ashurbanipal
b. Sinsharishkun
c. Sargon V
d. Esarhaddon
What did the King of Nineveh do when he realized that the Oracle of Nahum had been fulfilled?
a.He killed himself with his sword
b. He piled up all his gold, silver, and kingly rainments on a pyre, shut his concubines, and his eunuces in the midst of the pyre, and burnt himself and the palace together with all of them.
c. He prepared for siege, sent out extra patrols, called for all capable young men to join his army, and dug an underground hiding place for the women and children.
d. He willingly surrendered himself to his conquerors
What is the Hebrew word for chariot?
a. Baraq
b. Berekah
c. Rekeb
d. Mayim
What is a good cross reference to Assyria as a lion?
a. Isaiah 5:29-30
b. Jer. 50:17
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above
In 2 Kings 18-19, who had put Judah under siege?
a. The Philistines
b. Sennacherib
c. Ashurbanipal
d. The Moabites
According to 2 Kings 19:36, where did Sennacherib dwell?
a. In Egypt
b. In Nineveh
c. In Moab
d. In the plain of Mamre the Amorite
Who smote 185,000 of the Assyrians when they camped against God's People in 2 Kings 19:35?
a. Hezekiah and his army
b. The Lord
c. The angel of the Lord
d. The were confused and killed themselves
Who was the God of Sennacherib according to 2 Kings 19?
a. Nisorch
b. Ishtar
c. Dagon
d. Poseidon
Which two of Sennacherib's sons were responsible for his death?
a. Adrammelech and Esarhaddon
b. Esarhaddon and Sargon
c. Sargon and Sharezer
d. Sharezer and Adrammelech
What common word in Nahum 3 and Micah 2 is used to declare that God has doomed a people?
a. Alas
b. Verily
c. Surely
d. Woe
What are the two parts to a "woe oracle"?
a. An accusation, and a declaration of punishment
b. A parable, and a explanation
c. A redemption, and a rejection
d. A revelation, and a mystery
What were some of the God's the Assyrians worshiped?
a. Asshur
b. Ishtar
c. Nisorch
d. All of the above
How is harlotry used to describe Nineveh In Nahum 3:4?
a. Like a prostitute who hire's her favors out for a fee, Nineveh had hired her powers out to many nations
b. Their were many harlots in the streets of Nineveh
c. Nineveh's queens committed fornication in order to gain political power
d. It doesn't talk about harlotry in this verse
What sins were the basis for Nineveh's down fall according to 3:4?
a. Harlotry, and Sorcery
b. Cruelty, and Idolatry
c. Lying, Stealing, and Cheating
d. Gluttony, and Greed
What passage in Isaiah conveys Tyre as a harlot like Nineveh was?
a. Isaiah 12:43
b. Isaiah 40:16
c. Isaiah 23:17
d. Isaiah 60:3-4
Where is Ethiopia/Cush, mentioned in Nahum 3:9, located?
a. Also situated on the Nile river, just to the south of Thebes
b. On the west side of Africa, several hundred miles North of Israel
c.On the east side of Africa, several hundred miles south of Israel
d. In Southern Iraq, right across from the Carpathian Mountains
In what local memory passage does Asa cry out to God for help against Zerah the Ethiopian?
a. Nehemiah 9:30-31
b. 2 Chronicles 14:11
c. Jeremiah 10:12-13
d. Joel 2:12-13
Who was the queen of the Ethiopians according to Acts 8:27?
a. Sheba
b. Tahpenes
c. Candace
d. This passage doesn't talk about the queen of Ethiopia
Where was Thebes/No-Amon located?
a. On the upper Nile river
b. 440 miles South of modern Cairo
c. 150 miles North of the present Aswan Dam
d. All of the above
What is the name No-Amon derived from?
a. No is derived from the Egyptian word for city-nwt, and Amon was the sun god, chief of gods at that time who had a body that was part human part ram
b. No is derived from the Egyptian word for water-nouty, and Amon was the founder of Thebes
c. The word No is of Hebrew origins meaning to resist, and Amon is the Egyptian word for attack or capture
d. No-Amon is the Egyptian Sea god who was worshiped daily and held in the highest esteem
How many times is the city of Thebes mentioned in the Old Testament?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
According to Walter Kaiser's "Mastering the Old Testament", why was the city of Thebes called Diospolis by the Greeks?
a. Because many of the monuments, temples, and tombs were so grand that the Greeks thought the counterpart of the Greek god Jupiter was honored there
b. It was an insulting name because the capital city of Greece was so much grander and more glorious
c. It was a name given to her by Greek merchants because of her wealth in spices and furs
d. It was always just part of her name
What is a frequent figure for the judgement that God visits upon a people used figuratively in Nahum 3:11?
a. The pit of fire
b. The cup of God's wrath
c. The river of his furry
d. The hammer of his justice
Who excavated the site of the ruins of Nineveh in 1842 A.D.?
a. Frenchmen, Paul E. Botta
b. Englishman, Austen H. Layard
c. A Native Christian, Hormuzd Rassam
d. All of the above
What memory passage contains the metaphor of people being as women to describe fear also used in Nahum 3:13?
a. Micah 7:1-17
b. Jeremiah 50:22-46
c. Zephaniah 2:1-15
d. Micah 5:1-15
What memory verse is a cross reference to God's indignation in Nahum 1:6?
a. Mich 5:1-15 (vs. 9)
b. Jeremiah 50:22-46 (vs. 25)
c. Zephaniah 2:1-15 (vs. 10)
d. All of the above
What are the two points of comparison between Assyria and the locusts in Nahum 3:17?
a. Like cold locust the Assyrian generals were inept, inert, and powerless to save the city, and like locust which flee away as suddenly as they come, they too will flee away
b. Like locust that flee away in the sun, they will flee away, and like locust loose their wings when it gets too hot, the Assyrian generals will become week when the battle is still raging
c. Like locust gorge themselves, the Assyrians will be drunk and heavy with meat when they are attacked, and like locust are week and powerless, the Assyrians will also be powerless
d. Like locust are lazy and small, so the Assyrians will be lazy and not able to fight, and as the locust are many, so will the slaughter of the Assyrians will be many
What is the most common Hebrew word for swarming locust?
a. Arbeh
b. Gob
c. Myrim
d. Melek
What is the Hebrew word for locust/grasshopper?
a. Gob
b. Arbeh
c. Rakal
d. Chazaq
What is the term "Shepherds" used mainly, in the Old Testament, to refer to? (i.e. Is. 44:28, Jer. 17:16, Zech. 10:2-3, Nahum 3:18)
a. Peasants
b. Leaders
c. Servants
d. Captains of the Army
What is the Greek word for Mighty Men?
a. Yeleq
b. Geviyah
c. Dunatos/Ischuros
d. Machaira
What is the Hebrew word for Stronghold?
a. Ma 'oz Ma'uz
b. Machaira
c. Rakal
d. Teleutao
What is the Hebrew word for Whoredom?
a. Teleutao
b. Thilpsis
c. Sheteph
d. Zanun
What river, according to Genesis 2:13, "compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia"?
a. The Tigris
b. The Nile
c. The Gihon
d. The Euphrates
Where is Assyria located now?
a. Iran
b. Iraq
c. Turkey
d. Grecce
Besides Nahum, which Minor Prophets focused mainly on the destruction of Gentile nations?
a. Obadiah (Edom)
b. Habakkuk (Chaldea/Babylon)
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above
After Nineveh was destroyed, where did the Assyrian Nobles take refuge?
a. They went to Haran and than Carchemish
b. They went directly to Carchemish
c. They fled to Egypt
d. They were all killed in the destruction of Nineveh, none escaped
When and where were all the remnants of Assyria finally destroyed?
a. At Haran in 609 B.C.
b. At Carchemish in 605 B.C.
c. At Nineveh in 612 B.C.
d. At Egypt in 603 B.C.