Bible Knowledge Expectations

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Old Testament Bible Knowledge Expectations



6 to 23 Months
1. Follow instructions
2. Recite Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

2s & 3s
3. Recite the New Testament books from memory
4. Map Facts 1-7 Level 1

(4s & 5s or PreK)
5. Recite the Old Testament books from memory
6. Recite Genesis 1:1 from memory
7. Bible Facts 1-4
8. Map Facts 8-12 Level 2

(Grades K-1)
9. Recite John 3:16 from memory
10. Bible Facts 5-9
11. Map Fact 13
12. Name the apostles Level 3

(Grades 2-3)
13. Recite John 20:30-31 from memory
14. Bible Facts 10-13
15. Map Facts 14-15
16. Be able to turn to books of the Bible without using the Table of Contents or Index Tabs
17. Name the sons of Jacob
18. Name the beatitudes Level 4

(Grades 4-5)
19. Recite Galatians 5:22-23 from memory
20. Bible Facts 14-18
21. Map Facts 16-17
22. Know the major stages of Bible history: • Promise to Abraham • Slavery in Egypt • Law at Mount Sinai • Wilderness Wanderings • Living in the Promised Land • Punished by Captivity • Salvation in Jesus Christ

Middle School
23. Recite from memory: Philippians 4:8
24. Bible Facts 19-29
25. Bible Map Facts 18-19
26. Be able to use a Bible dictionary and handbook
27. Locate the Bible verses that show the way of salvation

High School
28. Recite from memory: Psalm 23
29. Bible Facts 1-29
30. Bible Map Fact 20
31. Be able to explain the common sense way of knowing God's will — command, approved example, necessary implication
32. Be able to use a Bible computer program

Bible Facts
1. Who is the whole Bible about? Jesus: Jesus is Coming – Jesus is Here – Jesus is Coming Again
2. Number of Books in the Old Testament: 39
3. Number of Books in the New Testament: 27
4. Number of Books in the Whole Bible: 66
5. What is Genesis about? Creation, Flood, Tower of Babel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph
6. What is Exodus about? Moses leading Israel out of Egypt; receiving the Law
7. What is Leviticus about? Being holy; priests and sacrifices
8. What is Numbers about? Spying out the Promised Land; wandering in the Wilderness
9. What is Deuteronomy about? Moses teaching Israel about loving and obeying God
10. What is Joshua about? Crossing the Jordan; taking and dividing Canaan
11. What is Judges about? God raising up judges to deliver Israel
12. What is Ruth about? Naomi and Ruth; Ruth marrying Boaz
13. What are 1 & 2 Samuel about? Kings and prophets for Israel; Saul and David as Israel's kings
14. What are 1 & 2 Kings about? King Solomon; the United and Divided Kingdoms; Israel losing the Promised Land
15. What are 1 & 2 Chronicles about? Kings ruling Israel; focus on the temple
16. What is Ezra about? People returning to Jerusalem; rebuilding the temple
17. What is Nehemiah about? Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem
18. What is Esther about? A Jewish queen rescuing her people
19. What is Job about? A suffering man keeps his faith in God
20. What is Psalms about? Praising and praying to God with songs
21. What is Proverbs about? Fearing God; having wisdom
22. What is Ecclesiastes about? Searching for life's meaning
23. What is Song of Solomon about? A man and woman loving each other
24. What is Isaiah about? Telling of Zion and God's suffering servant
25. What is Jeremiah about? The weeping prophet
26. What is Lamentations about? Being sorry for sin
27. What is Ezekiel about? God's glory leaving & returning to the temple
28. What is Daniel about? Serving God in a foreign land
29. What are the Minor Prophets about? God's coming judgment; people should repent and turn back to God

Map Facts


1. Canaan
2. Jerusalem
3. Jordan River
4. Dead Sea
5. Sea of Galilee
6. Mediterranean Sea
7. Egypt
8. Red Sea
9. Mount Sinai
10. Wilderness
11. Mount Nebo
12. Jericho
13. The traditional route of the Exodus including Mount Sinai, Wilderness wanderings, Moab, and Mount Nebo
14. Twelve Tribes — United Kingdom
15. Divided Kingdom: Judah and Israel
16. Major areas of Canaan: Southern Region or Negev, Hill Country, Coastal Plain, Transjordan
17. Israel and the Nations: Edom, Ammon, Moab, Philistia, Assyria/Babylon/Persia
18. Major areas of Jesus' life and work–Galilee; Samaria; Judea
19. Major places of Jesus' life and work–Bethlehem; Nazareth; Capernaum; Bethany
20. The modern geography of Bible lands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Testament Bible Knowledge Expectations



6 to 23 Months
1. Follow instructions
2. Recite Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John from memory

2s & 3s
3. Recite the books of the New Testament from memory
4. Map Facts 1-5

Level 1 (4s & 5s or PreK)
5. Recite the books of the Old Testament from memory
6. Recite Genesis 1:1 from memory
7. Bible Facts 1-4
8. Map Facts 6-8

Level 2 (Grades K-1)
9. Recite John 3:16 from memory
10. Bible Facts 5-10
11. Map Fact 9-11
12. Name the apostles

Level 3 (Grades 2-3)
13. Recite John 20:30-31 from memory
14. Bible Facts 11-16
15. Map Facts 12-14
16. Be able to turn to books of the Bible without using the Table of Contents or Index Tabs
17. Name the sons of Jacob
18. Name the beatitudes

Level 4 (Grades 4-5)
19. Recite Galatians 5:22-23 from memory
20. Bible Facts 17-22
21. Map Facts 15-17
22. Know the major stages of Bible history:
• Promise to Abraham
• Slavery in Egypt
• Law at Mount Sinai
• Wilderness Wanderings
• Living in the Promised Land
• Punished by Captivity
• Salvation in Jesus Christ

Middle School & High School
23. Bible Facts 1-22
24. Map Facts 1-17

Bible Facts
1. What is Matthew about? Jesus the Messiah; Jesus the King
2. What is Mark about? Jesus the Son of Man; Jesus the Servant
3. What is Luke about? Jesus the Savior of everyone
4. What is John about? Believing Jesus is the Son of God
5. What is Acts about? The gospel preached and received
6. What is Romans about? Being right with God through faith in Christ
7. What are 1 and 2 Corinthians about? A church with questions and problems
8. What is Galatians about? Saved by grace through faith in Jesus
9. What is Ephesians about? God’s new people through Jesus
10. What is Philippians about? Rejoice in the Lord
11. What is Colossians abouts? All people can be complete in Christ
12. What are 1 & 2 Thessalonians about? Do your work until Jesus comes
13. What is 1 & 2 Timothy about? Elders, deacons, women, widows, and preachers
14. What is Titus about? Instructions for older and younger men and women
15. What is Philemon about? A runaway slave becomes a Christian
16. What is Hebrews about? Christ is greater and better
17. What is James about? Practical living for Jesus
18. What is 1 Peter about? Suffering for Jesus
19. What is 2 Peter about? Diligently looking for Jesus; being ready for Jesus
20. What are 1, 2, and 3 John about? Abiding in truth and love
21. What is Jude about? Fighting for the faith
22. What is Revelation about? Jesus wins!


Map Facts


1. Jordan River
2. Dead Sea
3. Sea of Galilee
4. Mediterranean Sea
5. Jerusalem
6. Nazareth
7. Bethlehem
8. Cana
9. Judea
10. Samaria (region)
11. Galilee
12. Capernaum
13. Samaria (city)
14. Bethany
15. Caesarea Philippi
16. Caesarea
17. Damascus