Daily Life in Ancient Israel Quiz
How much to you know about life in ancient Israel? Take this quiz to find out.
I’m sure you’ll do better next time!
#1. The length of the average workday was:
In June, sunrise was at around 5:30am and sunset at about 7:45pm. On the other hand, in December, the sun rose at about 6:30am and set at around 4:45pm. I won’t ever complain about my work hours again.
#2. Examples of toilets in ancient Israel are:
The public toilets with running water dated from the Roman period, but they were in one big open room with no individual stalls, so anyone could observe your business!
#3. The common people slept on:
Doesn’t sound very comfortable to me.
#4. In Old Testament times, the education of children:
It would appear that homeschooling is nothing new.
#5. In New Testament times:
The rest of the day was dedicated to learning a trade.
#6. For the common Israelites, this food wasn’t part of their daily diet:
Meat was reserved for religious festivals or special occasions. For the rich, of course, meat was a regular menu item.
#7. The most common sweetener was:
No artificial sweetener available—that would be a good thing.
#8. Most homes had dome-shaped clay bread ovens. Their fuel was mainly:
I can just imagine the smell—actually, I don’t want to.
#9. The Israelites considered illness to come from two main causes:
Germs were unknown in ancient times, but the Mosaic Law’s sanitary rules protected against them—after all, God knew all about viruses and bacteria.
#10. The average Israelites washed daily:
I would definitely miss a shower!