The Bible Guess Who Game?
for Teens to Adults

Using the information below, cut small slips of paper with each one containing one person from the Bible(and that persons' information). Fold each slip so no one can accidentally read them. Let each player take one slip from a bowl, no looking. They each read their own slip to themselves. You do not tell anyone else what it says. Everyone tries to guess who you are by asking you questions. You can only answer Yes or No. The people listed below are divided into the Old and New Testament for your convenience but you certainly can mix them together or leave some out if you wish. The information below just represents a small look at some of the things these people have done. It is not meant to completely detail every part of their lives. It provides the game players with enough general information to answer simple questions without having to read a book about every event each person did. If you feel that some more information should be added to this list please feel free to E-mail the info to aplsauce@applesaucekids.com and we will add your suggestions.
People from the Old Testament
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Abel:
Old Testament: Abel was the second son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:2) and was the first sheep herder (Gen 4:2). Abel did not live in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:23 - 4:2). Abel was killed by Cain, his brother.
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Abram (Abraham):
Old Testament: His wife was Sarah (Sarai) who could not have children until she was 90 years old. Started the age of the Patriarchs. His brothers were Haran and Nabor. His sons were Isaac and Ishmael. God told Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice and then provided a ram at the last second. In doing the sacrifice Abraham provided that he loved God more then anything, even his son. He was called the father of many nations. Lot was Abraham's nephew. After Sarah died, Keturah became Abraham's wife (Gen. 25: 1)
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Adam:
Old Testament: The first man and through him sin came into the world. He was the first farmer in Gen 3: 23. Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden by God for eating the forbidden fruit. They did not have children while they were in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3: 23 - 4: 1). He had three sons: Cain, Abel, and Seth. He was the husband of Eve. Adam lived to be 930 years old (Gen. 4). Jesus called this Adam the first Adam and Jesus called Himself the second Adam. Why?
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Cain:
Old Testament: Cain was the first son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:1). He killed Abel, which is the first murder (Gen 4: 8). He was the second farmer in Gen 3: 23 - 4:2 (Adam was the first). He also built the first city in Gen 4:17. While Cain was talking to God about Abel, he said, " Am I my brother's keeper?" (Gen. 4: 9). Cain did not live in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:23 - 4:1)
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Daniel:
Old Testament: Daniel could understand visions and dreams. He was put into the lions' den (Daniel 6: 1-23). His friends were put in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:1-30), Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He analyzing a dream and foretold that King Nebuchadnezzar would go insane for seven years and eat "grass like the cows," after which his kingdom would be restored (Daniel 4). For another king (Belshazzar), Daniel read the writing on a plaster wall by a mysterious "hand," indicating that the king would be killed (Daniel 5).
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David:
Old Testament: David's first wife was Michal (1 Samuel 18: 27) 2 SAMUEL : David became king of the Judean groups (this lasted for 7.5 years) at the age of 37; he reigned for 30 more years. David led troops to Jerusalem, captured the fortress of Zion, and it became known as the "City of David" (2 Samuel 5:7). The prophet Nathan told David that the Lord was pleased with David and would make his name famous and that one of his sons would build the Lord a temple. King David admired a beautiful married woman, Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). Then, king David instructed his General to place her husband, "Uriah the Hittite," in the "front line where the fighting is fiercest" so that he would be killed. After Uriah's death, king David married Bathsheba (he already had 7 wives before her).
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Deborah:
Old Testament: Deborah was the only female leader (judge of the Hebrews) that we know of. Her husband was Lapidoth (Judges 4: 4).
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Esther:
Old Testament: Hadassah who was also called Esther. The Jewish beauty who became queen of Persia with King Xerxes (or Ahasuerus). King Xerxes did not know she was a Jew. Her cousin, Mordecai, guided her and was a gatekeeper for the king. Haman, the prime minister, disliked the Jews and asked the king to kill them all. Queen Esther persuaded the king to kill Haman and grant Mordecai the king's "signet ring" and the right to save the Jews. The Jewish celebration of "Feast of Purim" is for the saving of the Jews by Esther.
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Eve:
Old Testament: She lived in the Garden of Eden until she was thrown out of the Garden by God. She was the first woman and she ate the forbidden fruit and talked Adam into eating it. (Gen. 4). She had three sons: Cain Abel, and Seth.
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Noah:
Old Testament: Noah found grace with God. He was a just and perfect man (Gen 6:8-9). His sons were Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen. 6: 10). Noah and his family built the Ark (Gen 6: 13-14). Noah and his wife with his son's and their wives made 8 people total that were saved on the Ark (Gen 7:7). Noah's father was La'mech (Gen 5: 28-29). Noah put two of every kind of animal and bird, and of every clean beast and fowl he took seven of each (Gen. 5 and 6). Noah was the first person to practice wine making (Gen. 9:20-21). I think that it can easily be said that Noah and his family built the first large ocean going barge.
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Moses:
Old Testament: He lived as a son of the Pharaoh of Egypt but was not (Exodus 2: 1-10). He led the children of Israel out of Egypt and to the Promised Land (Exodus 12:31 - 14:31). He gave the Ten Commandments and the Law to Israel. Aaron was Moses' brother (Exodus 2). Moses talks to God at the burning bush (Exodus 3: 1-22). His father was Amram and his mother was Jochebed (Exodus 1-2). Zipporah was Moses' wife. God led Moses to put 10 plagues on Egypt before the Pharaoh let the Israelites go.
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Miriam:
Old Testament: She is the first female singer mentioned in the Bible and Sang a patriotic song after the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea (Exodus 15: 21).
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Sarah:
Old Testament: Wife of Abraham. She had her son Isaac at 90 years old and is the most mentioned woman in the Bible (56 mentions). She died at 127 years old.
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Hagar:
Old Testament: The maidservant of Sarah (the wife of Abraham) and Hagar's son, by Abraham, was Ishmael. Hagar ran away from Sarah and the angel told her to go back to Sarah.
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Isaac:
Jacob was not hairy and liked to cook, not to hunt. Isaac favored Esau; Rebekah favored Jacob. Jacob traded food to Esau for his "birthright," and Jacob and Rebekah tricked Isaac into giving his blessing to Jacob instead of Esau (Genesis 27). Jacob wore furry material so that his near- blind father would "feel" him to be like hairy Esau.
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Jacob:
Old Testament: Jacob left his father to go find a mate to not marry one of "the daughters of the Canaanites." He met Rachel and worked for her father for seven years to marry her. He was tricked into marrying her sister, Leah, first, and had to work an additional seven years to marry Rachel. Finally, he left his father-in-law, Laban, and went back to where his brother Esau lived, Edom. Jacob was given a friendly reception by his brother Esau. Jacob moved to Bethel, where God told him his name would be changed from Jacob (meaning "he grasps the heel") to Israel (meaning "he struggles with God")[Geneses 35:10]. Jacob had twelve sons. These sons became the leaders to the 12 tribes: Reuven, Shimon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zevulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin.
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Joseph:
Old Testament: He was a son of Jacob. He could interpret dreams. He was taken as a slave to Egypt. (Gen. 37: 1-36. When Joseph was 17, he was given a coat of many colors "richly ornamented robe" (Genesis 37:3) by his father, Jacob. His brothers were very jealous of him. They threw him into an empty well, then sold Joseph into slavery (going to Egypt). Joseph's brothers dipped his robe with goat's blood, convincing his father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became a great leader by interpreting the dreams of several men and eventually the Pharoah. Reading the Pharaoh's dream, he predicted 7 years of harvest followed by 7 years of famine. The Pharaoh made Joseph leader of the project to prepare for these 14 years. Joseph later met his brothers when they needed to buy food in the 7 years of famine. He tricked them at first, but later let them all come to Egypt and live in the land of Goshen in Egypt.
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Jonah: Old Testament: Jonah was told by God to tell the people of Ninevah that they were wicked and God was going to destroy them if they did not stop their ungodly sinful ways. Jonah was afraid and hid from God on a ship. A big storm came and the seamen threw Jonah overboard to please God, and the seas calmed. Jonah was then swallowed by a "great fish" (whale) for three days and then was "vomited" up onto dry land. (Jonah 1-2). Jonah then delivered the message to the people of Ninevah, they prayed to be saved, and they were saved from destruction. God showed Jonah that all people are important to God.
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Joshua:
Old Testament: When Moses died Joshua became the leader of the children of Israel. He lead them across the Jordon river (Joshua 3:12-17). He marched the army around the city of Jericho for 7 days and God made the walls fall down. (Joshua 6: 1-27). Joshua in the taking of the Promised Land.. At one point (Joshua 10: 13-14), the sun and moon were stopped for a day. Joshua, at 110, died.
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Seth:
Old Testament: Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen 4:25). Seth did not live in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:23 - 4:2). When Cain, the eldest and rightful heir, killed Abel, he became a sinner. He lost his right to carry on the linage of Adam. God gave Adam Seth to carry on his linage with God. God could not have an active helpful relationship with a sinner. (notice in Gen 4: 25-26 "God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel"). Cain was a sinner and Abel was dead, that left Seth.
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Elisabeth:
New Testament: Mother of John the Baptist and wife of Zacharias the priest.
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Jesus:
New Testament: He is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. He was born a person. He saved all of mankind. He was raised from the dead. He only did good. He only told the truth. He only did and said what the Father did and said. He came from and returned to heaven. He was a great healer.
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Mary:
New Testament: The virgin Mary was Jesus' Mother, and the cousin of Elisabeth the mother of John the Baptist. She called herself the handmaid of the Lord (Luke 1:38). She is the sixth most mentioned woman in the Bible with 19 mentions.
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Mary Magdalene: New Testament: Out of whom went seven devils (Luke 8:2). She is also a friend of Mary, Jesus' Mother. She was the first woman to see Jesus empty tomb (John 20: 1)
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John the Baptist the Apostle:
New Testament: He is 6 months younger then Jesus. He announced the coming of Jesus. He ate locust and honey and wore camel hair clothes. He was beheaded.
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Paul the Apostle:

He told everyone he saw about of Christ.
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St. Andrew the Apostle:
New Testament: As one of the Twelve, Andrew was admitted to the closest familiarity with Our Lord during His public life; he was present at the Last Supper; beheld the risen Lord; witnessed the Ascension; shared in the graces and gifts of the first Pentecost, and helped, amid threats and persecution, to establish the Faith in Palestine.
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle:
New Testament: Many scholars identify him with Nathaniel (John 1: 45-51; 21: 2). The manner of his death, said to have occurred at Albanopolis in Armenia, is equally uncertain; according to some, he was beheaded, according to others, flayed alive and crucified, head downward, by order of Astyages, for having converted his brother, Polymius, King of Armenia. On account of this latter legend, he is often represented in art (e.g. in Michelangelo's Last Judgment) as flayed and holding in his hand his own skin.
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St. James the Greater, the Apostle:
New Testament: In all four lists the names of Peter and Andrew, James and John form the first group, a prominent and chosen group (cf. Mark 13: 3); especially Peter, James, and John. These three Apostles alone were admitted to be present at the miracle of the raising of Jairus's daughter (Mark 5: 37; Luke 8: 51), at the Transfiguration (Mark 9: 1; Matt. 17: 1; Luke 9: 28), and the Agony in Gethsemani (Matt. 26: 37; Mark 14: 33).
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St. James the Lesser, the Apostle:
New Testament: St. Paul tells us he was a witness of the Resurrection of Christ; he is also a "pillar" of the Church, whom St. Paul consulted about the Gospel.
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St. John the Evangelist the Apostle:
New Testament: After the Resurrection John with Peter was the first of the disciples to hasten to the grave and he was the first to believe that Christ had truly risen (John 20: 2-10). When later Christ appeared at the Lake of Genesareth John was also the first of the seven disciples present who recognized his Master standing on the shore (John 21: 7). The Fourth Evangelist has shown us most clearly how close the relationship was in which he always stood to his Lord and Master by the title with which he is accustomed to indicate himself without giving his name: "the disciple whom Jesus loved".
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St. Jude the Apostle:
New Testament: Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases.
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Judas Iscariot the Apostle:
New Testament: This fact that Judas carried the purse. Judas Iscariot, is the apostle that betrayed Jesus. Jesus knew from the beginning that Judas would betray Him. (John 6:64 - 71)
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St. Matthias the Apostle:
New Testament: Matthias was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, and had been with Him from His baptism by John to the Ascension (Acts 1: 21, 22). It is related (Acts 1: 15-26) that in the days following the Ascension, Peter proposed to the assembled brethren, who numbered one hundred and twenty, that they choose one to fill the place of the traitor Judas in the Apostolate. Two disciples, Joseph, called Barsabas, and Matthias were selected, and lots were drawn, with the result in favour of Matthias, who thus became associated with the eleven Apostles.
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St. Matthew the Apostle:
New Testament: When summoned by Jesus, Matthew arose and followed Him and tendered Him a feast in his house, where tax-gatherers and sinners sat at table with Christ and His disciples. This drew forth a protest from the Pharisees whom Jesus rebuked in these consoling words: "I came not to call the just, but sinners".
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St. Peter the Apostle:
New Testament: While journeying along with His Apostles, Jesus asks them: "Whom do men say that the Son of man is?" The Apostles answered: "Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets". Jesus said to them: "But whom do you say that I am?" Simon said: "Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God".
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St. Philip the Apostle:
New Testament: He may have been a disciple of John the Baptist and is mentioned as one of the Apostles in the lists of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and in Acts. Aside from the lists, he is mentioned only in John in the New Testament. He was called by Jesus Himself and brought Nathanael to Christ. Philip was present at the miracle of the loaves and fishes, when he engaged in a brief dialogue with the Lord, and was the Apostle approached by the Hellenistic Jews from Bethsaida to introduce them to Jesus. Just before the Passion, Jesus answered Philip's query to show them the Father.
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St. Simon the Apostle:
New Testament: In the New Testament he is sometimes called Simon the Zealot because of the zeal he showed for the Mosaic law which he practised before his calling. His usual attribute is the saw, since his body was said to have been sawed to pieces.
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St. Thomas the Apostle:
New Testament: St. Thomas is remembered for his incredulity when the other Apostles announced Christ's Resurrection to him: "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe" (John 20:25); but eight days later he made his act of faith, drawing down the rebuke of Jesus: "Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed" (John 20:29).
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Bonus super hard questions
1. How many Marys are in the New Testament? Answer 6
Jesus Mother, Mary of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James and John, Mary mother of John Mark, and Mary of Rome.
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