Tanakh or Testament

How well do you know the ancient scriptures? Could you, for example, tell at a glance which passages come from the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) and which from the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament)? Test your knowledge with the passages below. ~ Answers at the bottom of the page.

1. "Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife."

2. "I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness."

3. "'Be strong, fear not'; behold, your G-d will come with vengeance, with the recompense of G-d He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing;"

4. “Our forefathers had the tabernacle of the Testimony with them in the desert.  It had been made as G-d directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen. Having received the tabernacle, our fathers under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the Gentiles G-d drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David, who enjoyed G-d’s favour and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the G-d of Jacob. But it was Solomon who built him a house."

5. "The most important one ... is this: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our G-d, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your G-d  with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.’"

6. "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto Me because they have thrust him through; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born."

7. "I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint; my heart has become like wax — it melts inside me; my mouth is as dry as a fragment of a pot, my tongue sticks to my palate; you lay me down in the dust of death. Dogs are all around me, a pack of villains closes in on me like a lion [at] my hands and feet. I can count every one of my bones, while they gaze at me and gloat. They divide my garments among themselves; for my clothing they cast lots."

8. "When Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which G-d has commanded you to keep.” In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. Indeed the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins."

9. "He was despised; we did not value him. In fact, it was our diseases he bore, our pains from which he suffered; yet we regarded him as punished, stricken and afflicted by G-d. But he was wounded because of our transgressions, crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him, and by his bruises we are healed. We all, like sheep, went astray; we turned, each one, to his own way; yet Adonai laid on him the guilt of all of us. Though mistreated, he was submissive — he did not open his mouth. Like a lamb led to be slaughtered, like a sheep silent before its shearers, he did not open his mouth. After forcible arrest and sentencing, he was taken away; and none of his generation protested his being cut off from the land of the living for the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due. He was given a grave among the wicked; in his death he was with a rich man; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth."

10. "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of G-d ... down the middle of the main street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations."


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e.g 'John 3 v 16' can be found in the book of John, chapter 3 and verse 16.







2) Isaiah 42 v 6-7;

3) Isaiah 35 v 4-6;

6) Zechariah 12 v 10:

7) Psalm 22 v 15-19;

9) Isaiah 53 v 3-9.

1) Matthew 1 v 2-6;

4) Acts 7 v 44-47;

5) Mark 12 v 29-31;

8) Hebrews 9 v 19-22;

10) Revelation 22 v 1-2.


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