Classical Bible – Old Testament Stories
Final Exam Review
Tips for Acing the Final Exam
This is a cumulative exam. You are responsible for knowing all lessons of the semester.
The test will have 200 multiple-choice questions — plus a five-paragraph essay.
Be familiar with the characters from each of the major stories discussed in class.
Be familiar with the meanings of key words. (e.g. Golgotha = place of the skull)
Be familiar with patterns of Scripture (e.g. donkeys, wells, famines, etc.).
Know the gospel metaphors behind the major OT stories listed below.
Study the previous quizzes found online.
A five-paragraph essay will be due on the day of the exam. See back for details.
You should be familiar with the following stories:
Days of Creation Jacob & Esau The Judges
Adam & Eve Joseph & Judah Ruth & Boaz
Cain & Abel The Burning Bush David & Goliath
The Flood Passover & Exodus David & Bathsheba
Tower of Babel Moses in the Wilderness King Solomon
The Great Famines The Ten Commandments Song of Solomon
Abraham & Isaac The Tabernacle The Prophet Elijah
Isaac & Ishmael Joshua vs. Jericho The Major Prophe
You should be able to discuss and/or identify the following biblical figures:
Adam Joseph Deborah Goliath
Eve Baker & Cupbearer Barak Bathsheba
The Serpent Judah Sisera Absalom
Cain Tamar Jael King Solomon
Abel Moses Abimelech Elijah
Noah Zipporah Gideon Baal
Nimrod Aaron Jephthah Ahab
Abraham Pharaoh Samson Jezebel
Sarah Osiris Naomi Ahaziah
Hagar Ra Ruth Elisha
Ishmael Joshua Boaz Isaiah
Isaac Rahab Samuel Jeremiah
Jacob Othniel King Saul Ezekiel
Esau Ehud King David Daniel
Be able to identify the major gospel metaphors found in the following stories:
The Creation of Light The Life Events of Joseph The Tabernacle
The Creation of Eve The Passover Joshua at Jericho
The Curses of the Fall The Waters of Marah Ruth’s Kinsman Redeemer
Cain & Abel Manna from Heaven David & Goliath
Reversing the Curse of Babel The Amalekites Battle The Song of Solomon
Abraham & Isaac at Moriah Water from the Rock The Ministry of Elijah
Jacob Clothed as Esau Serpent Lifted on a Standard The Major Prophecies
Know the patterns, meanings, or symbolism associated with key words or names
Jesus Reverses the Curses Isaac = laughter Moab = Incestuous lineage
Tree of Life = Salvation Famines & trusting God Baal
Dust = Death Egypt = death & bondage Naomi = Pleasant
The serpent = Satan or evil Donkeys = Deliverance Kinsman Redeemer
Thorns = Curse of Fall “I Am” Statements Goliath’s Armor = serpentine
The rainbow = Promise Wells = Brides Curse of the Sword
Olives = peace & victory Purposes of Plagues Incense = prayer
Gethsemane = oil press The Passover = Crucifixion Myrrh = embalming agent
Marad = bitter Baal-zephon
Circumcision = covenant sign Golgotha = Place of Skull
FINAL EXAM ESSAY
*** You have the option to complete this essay at home.
Five Paragraph Essay: As part of your final exam grade, you will write a five-paragraph essay
about an Old Testament story chosen from the list of six stories below. The essay should briefly
summarize the facts of the event (less than 25% of the essay), list the gospel metaphors (if any),
offer an in-depth explanation of any messages or meanings that may apply to your life, and
attempt to explain why God might have ordained that particular story in redemptive history.
In simpler terms, your essay must answer the following questions: (1) What happened? (2) Does
it point to Christ or the gospel? (3) How does this story influence your understanding of God’s
desires? (4) Why do you believe that God would ordain this particular story to be in Scripture?
Creation and Fall of Adam & Eve David vs. Goliath
The Major Famines in Scripture David’s Sin with Bathsheba
Moses and the Exodus Elijah’s vs. the Prophets of Baal
WARNING: You may incorporate class lessons, but do not plagiarize the in-class notes.
Due to the length of a 200-question exam, students are encouraged to complete their essays at
home. Those who choose to complete the essay at home may use a Bible and notes. Typewritten
essays are preferred. Pre-written essays will be due prior to the start of the exam. Those who
choose to wait until the day of the exam will be forced to write an essay without the use of notes
or Bible. All essays written on the day of the exam must be completed during the allotted time.