A Serious Look at Bible Wells and Widows (#68) – Isaiah 12:1-6

Biblical Wells:

In the Bible the word “well” might be a (noun; adjective; adverb; ellipsis)? Not ellipsis or pause

In which of the following is “well” used as a noun (Gen. 21:19; Prov. 30:29; Gen. 29:17)? Gen 21:19

In which of the following is “well” used as an adverb (John 4:6; James 2:8; Gen. 41:2)? James 2:8

In which of the following is “well” used as an adjective (Eph. 6:3; I Sam. 16:17; Col. 3:20)? Col. 3:20???

In which of the following is “well” used as an allegory (Isa. 12:3; II Pet. 2:17; John 4:14)? All of these

In the Bible a well might be (a cistern; a pit; a fountain; a spring)? Any of these

What is the most common Hebrew word which is translated “well” (beer; bor; magor; major)? Beer-sheba

Whose teary eyes were opened by God in order to see a well of water (Jeremiah; Melchizedek; Hagar; Shamgar)? Hagar – Gen. 21:19

Earlier this person was met by God at (the cross; the crossroads; a fountain of water; in the wilderness on the way to Shur). Gen. 16:7-8 – fountain in Shur

Who quarreled with Abimelech over a well of water (Noah; Abraham; Jacob; Isaac)? Abra – Gen. 21:25

Where were these two when they established a covenant of peace (Hebron; Jerusalem; Beersheba; Versailles)? “The well of Sheba” – Gen. 21:32

Generally speaking where was that place (in the heart of Philistia; in the south; east of the Dead Sea; outside of Jerusalem)? South – “from Dan to Beersheba” – Israel from north to south

Did this treaty last very long (yes; no; I don’t know; does it matter)? Not very long

What happened to the wells dug by Abraham (they dried up; they became polluted with arsenic; they were buried by the Philistines; they were captured by the Amalekites)? Gen. 26:15

Whose herdsmen fought with Isaac’s men over water rights (the Californians; the Mexicans; the Philistines; the servants of Abimelech)? Gen. 26 – Philistine servants of Abimelech

Why was this a major problem (the rivers were polluted by the Philistine steel mills; rain was scarce; water was rare; water is essential)?

What kind of well did Isaac’s men find in Gerar (Artesian; springing water; healing water; soda water)? Spr

Beside a well in what city, did Abraham’s servant meet Isaac’s future wife (Luz; Mesopotamia; Naboth; Nahor)? Nahor – Gen. 24:10

That future wife’s name was (Rachel; Rebekah; Rahab; Ahab)? Rebekah

Beside a well in what city, did Jacob meet his future wife (Haran; Tehran; Paran; Japan)? Haran – Gen. 29

Who did Moses meet at a watering place in Midian (Jehovah; Aaron; Jethro; Zipporah)? Ex. 2 – Zipporah

Does the Bible say that the wells of Egypt were filled with blood during the first of the plagues? No

Where was it that twelve well-known wells could be found (Beersheba; Elim; Dozim; Maxim)? Ex. 27 – Elim

Who, during their forty years in the wilderness, dug a “beer” well (Joshua; Israel’s princes; Israel’s nobles; Moses)? Princes and nobles – Numb. 21:16-18

This was important because, shortly after this, Israel promised a certain king that they would not drink of his people’s wells; who was that king (Zion; Sihon; Xenon; Siphon)? Sihon, king of Amorites – Numb. 21

Wells were so important and well-known that Joshua used them as (incentives; gifts for good service; landmarks; sermon illustrations)? Landmarks – Joshua 18:15

Who fought a battle near the well of Harod (Joshua; Judges; Gideon; Absalom)? Jud 7:1 – Gideon

In David’s opinion, where was the tastiest water in the world (Zion; Jerusalem; Perrier; Bethlehem)? II S 23

Who killed Abner near the well of Sirah (David; Joab; Jonathan; Jeroboam)? Joab – II Sam. 3:26

Jehoram was commanded to attack Moab, judging them for sin; specifically God ordered that Israel (fell every good tree; mar every good piece of land with stones; sow the land with salt; stop all their wells of water). All but the salt – II K 3:19

“The mouth of a ________________ man is a well of _______________: but ___________________ covereth the mouth of the ______________________.” Prov. 10:11

“Behold, God is my ________________; I will ________________, and not be _________________: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my ____________________ and my __________________; he also is become my _____________________. Therefore with ________________ shall ye draw water out of the wells of _______________________.” Isa. 12:2-3

“But _____________________ drinketh of the ______________ that I shall give him shall never _____________; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a _______________ of water ______________ ________ into ________________ life.” John 4:14

The wicked “are _______________________ without ____________________, clouds that are carried with a ___________________; to whom the mist of _____________________ is _________________ for ever.” II Pe 2:17

Where is the most famous well in the New Testament (Bethesda; Paradigm; Calvary; Samaria)? John 4:6???

Biblical widows:

In the Old Testament, a “widow” was someone who had become (alone; wealthy; happy; quiet)? Silent

In the New Testament, a “widow” was someone who was (free; independent; bereaved; wealthy)? Bervd

What is the difference between “a widow” and “a widow indeed” (the first lost only one husband; the second lost more than one husband; the husband died intestate; the second had no family at all)? I Tim. 5:16

“Ye shall not ___________________ any widow, or ____________________ child.” Ex 22:22

“Thou shalt not ____________________ the ________________ of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s ___________________ to pledge.” De 24:17

“The LORD ____________________ the strangers; he relieveth the _________________ and ________________: but the way of the __________________ he turneth upside down.” Ps 146:9

Which of these women became a widow twice (Abigail; Sarah; Tamar; Miriam)? Tamar – Gen. 38:6-7

Her husbands had been (Er; Or; Oh; Onan)? Er and Onan

Who was the widow of Elimelech (Rahab; Ruth; Naomi; Orpah)? Naomi – Ruth 1

Who was the widow of Chilion (Ruth; Orpah; Orpha; Oprah)? Orpah

Who was the widow of Mahlon (Ruth Orpha; Oprah; Bathsheba)? Ruth

The mother of Ichabod was the widow of (Eli; Hophni; Phinehas; Clarence)? Phinehas – I Sam. 4:19

Abigail was the widow of (David; Nadab; Nabal; Nehru)? Nabal – I Sam. 25 – David???

Bathsheba was the widow of (David; Nabal; Urijah; Uriah)? Uriah – II Sam. 11 – David???

Jezebel became the widow of (Rahab; Ahab; Calab; Jacab)? Ahab

In what city was the widow whose son Elijah raised from death (Syro-Phoenician; Zerapath; Zarephath; Hyderabad)? Zeraphath

Who helped a young prophet’s widow out of a great dept (Elijah; Elisha; David; Ezekiel)? II K 4 – Elisha

Who was the widow in Luke, who was present at Jesus’ presentation in the temple (Anna; Hanna; Priscilla; Aquilla)? Anna – Lk. 2:36-37

How long was this woman a widow before we are introduced to her (64, 74, 84, 94) years? 84 – 2:37

Who praised the widow of Mark 12, who was faithful honoring the Lord with he meager finances (Peter; Paul; John; Christ Jesus)? Christ

Which of the following didn’t get to enjoy her widowhood very long (Anna; Bernice; Dorcus; Sapphira)? Sapp

The neglected widows were a part of the reason for the establishment of (the welfare system; missionary boards; the church; deacons). Deacons – Acts 6:1

At whose death in Lydda were the saints and local widows especially saddened (Dorcus; Priscilla; Tabitha; Sapphira)? Dorcus; Tabitha – Acts 9

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, ___________________! for ye devour widows’ ________________, and for a ___________________ make long ___________________: therefore ye shall receive the greater _____________________.” Mt 23:14

Pure and undefiled religion should include (the support of the fatherless and widows in their affliction; lots of public prayer; the wearing of religious jewelry; keeping oneself unspotted from the world). James 1:27

Who is described as glorifying herself, living deliciously, saying in her heart I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow (Sapphira; Jezebel; Jerusalem; Babylon)? Babylon – Rev 18:7