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Some places in the Bible were named after important events that happened there.

Some places in the Bible were named after important events that happened there. Others seem to have prophetic names, anticipating the events that would take place later. Can you match the location with the meaning of its name? (Clue: There are more place names than needed.)

  • Elim
  • Bethlehem
  • Beersheba
  • Dead Sea
  • Golgotha
  • Gethsemane
  • Bethel
  • Pool of Bethesda
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Calvary
  • Pool of Siloam
  • Nazareth
  • Jordan River
  1. Isaiah prophesied that from the stump of Jesse "a Branch will bear fruit" (Isa. 11:1). Jesus grew to manhood in ___________ which means "branch."
  2. This body of water, the ________________________, received its name, which means "circle" or "harp-shaped," from its appearance
  3. Abraham named this place, _______________, which means "well of the oath" (or "well of seven") after making a treaty here with Abimelech.
  4. "Death has been swallowed up in victory" (1 Cor. 15:54) at _______________, a location which means "the place of the skull."
  5. Jesus' soul was "overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death" (Matt. 26:38) at the "oil press," or ______________, a place where olives were squeezed to produce pure oil.
  6. The name of this village, __________________, means "House of Bread," an apt birthplace for "The Bread of Life" (John 6:48).
  7. "The Holy Spirit descended on [Jesus] in bodily form like a dove" (Luke 3:22) at the________________, a name that means "the descender."
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