Genesis - Chapter 26 Questions

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Q1.  What caused Isaac to go to Abimelech? (v.1)

He was tired of his home.

There was a famine in the land.

His wife was driving him crazy.


Q2.  Who counseled Isaac not to go into Egypt? (v.2)

The Lord.

His wife.

His oldest servant.


Q3.  What promise did the Lord make to Isaac? (v.3-5)

Be still and you will know that I am God.

" blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply they seed..."

"Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee and will bless thee..."


Q4.  What is said about Abraham’s obedience? (v.5)

Abraham believed God, and it was attributed unto him for righteousness.

Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statues, and my laws.

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed.


Q5.  Where did Isaac dwell? (v.6)


On the plain of Sodom.

Near unto the Cave of Macpelah.


Q6.  Of what lie was Isaac guilty? (v.7)

He said that Rachel was his sister.

He said that Rachel was his mother.

He said that Rebekah was his sister.


Q7.  How did Abimelech learn that Rebekah was Isaac’s wife? (v.8)

Isaac was kissing Rebekah.

Isaac was sporting with Rebekah.

God came to Abimelech in a dream.


Q8.  What charge did Abimelech give his people? (v.11)

He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Get me that woman.

Kill that man.


Q9.  What kind of increase did Isaac receive from his farming? (v.12)

He received sixtyfold.

He received manifold blessings from God.

He received an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.


Q10.  How does the Bible describe Isaac’s greatness? (v.13)

And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great.

And the man grew in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man.

And Isaac was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and avoided evil.


Q11.  What kind of possessions did Isaac have? (v.14)

Flocks, herds, and great store of servants.

Flocks, herds, goats, and donkeys.

Servants, he-asses, she-asses, and camels.


Q12.  What had the Philistines done with the wells that Abraham had dug? (v.15)

Taken them for their own use.

Given them to the Egyptians.

Stopped them, and filled them with earth.


Q13.  Why did Abimelech desire that Isaac leave? (v.16)

He wanted Rebekah too much.

He said that Isaac was "mightier than we".

He didn’t want problems between the herdsmen.


Q14.  When had the Philistines stopped the wells? (v.18)

During Abraham’s life.

After the death of Isaac.

After the death of Abraham.


Q15.  What was the name of the well of “springing water” that Isaac’s servants dug? (v.19-20)





Q16.  What happened at Ezek? (v.20)

The herdmen of Gerar strove with Isaac’s herdmen. (Note: The word is not herdsmen but herdmen.).

All was peaceful.

The Philistines were envious.


Q17.  What was the second well for which the herdmen strove? (v.21)





Q18.  Which well did Isaac name because he felt that room had finally been made for his house) (v.22)





Q19.  From Gerar, Isaac went to what city? (v.23)





Q20.  For whose sake did God say that he would bless Isaac and multiply his seed? (v.24)





Q21.  Isaac did three things at Beersheba besides pitching his tent. What were they? (v.25)

Called upon the name of the Lord, married a new wife, begat sons and daughters.

Builded an altar, called upon the name of the Lord, and increased in herds.

Builded an altar, called upon the name of the Lord, and had his servants dig a well.


Q22.  Who desired to make a pact with Isaac? (v.26)

Abimelech, Melchizadek, and the Philistines.

Gerar, the Philistines, and Chedorlaomer.

Abimelech, Ahuzzath, and Phichol.


Q23.  Isaac said that Abimelech had what emotion toward him? (v.27)

Ye envy me.

Ye hate me and have sent me away.

Ye have despised me to my face and in front of the face of my kindred.


Q24.  What reason did Abimelech, Ahuzzath, and Phichol give for desiring to have an oath between them and Isaac? (v.28)

You have become too great for us.

We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee.

You are the friend of our souls.


Q25.  Abimelech et al. said that they had not touched Isaac, done nothing but good to him, and sent him away in _______? (v.29)





Q26.  What did Isaac make for them? (v.30)

A new covenant.

A new promise.

A feast.


Q27.  At what time did Abimelech and company and Isaac swear to one another? (v.31)

They rose up early in the morning.

They ate and drank and sware to one another during the feast.

They rose up betimes in the morning.


Q28.  What did Isaac’s servants find the same day that Abimelech swore an oath with Isaac? (v.32)


The Philistine army on the borders.

Many great and precious gifts.


Q29.  Why was Beersheba given that name? (v.33)

It was a family name of Isaac.

Isaac called the well there Shebah; therefore, the city is called Beersheba.

The city was known for the manufacture of the Beer of Sheba.


Q30.  Which one of the following women were not a wife of Esau? (v.34)

Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite.

Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah the Hittite.


Q31.  How did Rebekah feel about Esau’s marriages? (v.35)

They were a grief of mind.

They couldn’t be more proud.

They were at peace.

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