Sign Up For A Daily Bible Question Straight To Your Inbox! Name: Email: We respect your email privacy Please Like and Share our Site: Bible Quiz The Bible Quiz - Why were the Jews punished with specifically 40 years of wandering in the desert? Topic Q 2158 Question 1 of 1 Shlach Score of 60 Why were the Jews punished with specifically 40 years of wandering in the desert? Because the spies were all 40 years old at the time they gave the negative report Each year of punishment represented a day of Moshe's (Moses') stay on Har (Mt.) Sinai Because the spies said 40 negative things about the land of Canaan Each year of punishment represented a day of the spies' stay in the land of Canaan Menu Click For Source Bamidbar 14:34 53 people have so far answered this question That is correct39.6226415094% of people got this wrong. That is not correctOnly 60.3773584906% of people got it right.