Recently I have been testing the Kings of Israel video game Bible study mode and it is working quite well. When the mode is selected, each turn the player will receive a multiple choice Bible study question based on either Israel locations, kings, or prophets. Based on their answer, the player either is rewarded with a resource or punished with an increase in sin at a location. If the player does not know the answer off the top of their head they can click on the tabs to take them to the KJV or WEB translations of the passage that contains the answer, or another tab that will take them to Biblegateway.com where they can select their preferred translation of the Bible.
While testing this mode I have found it really has helped me to recall some events in the Bible that I frequently forget about. Hopefully this mode will provide another option for those looking to learn a few things while playing Kings of Israel.
Check out a screen shot of this mode!
Might I suggest that the questions not only be a mental exercise, but also provide applicable spiritual truths (e.g. What is the significance of the lamb sacrificed in place of Isaac? a. God was just testing Abraham’s loyalty. b. The lamb was a foreshadowing of Christ’s substitutionary atonement for sinners. c. It just proves that God is a tyrant. d. Both “a” and “b”.
The questions are going to focus on three things related to the game: Kings, Locations in the Northern Kingdom, and Prophets. Things like the sacrifice of Isaac will not be covered since it does not fall in those three categories, but I will think about it for questions for the other categories. We will see!