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? Each year of punishment represented a day of Moshe's (Moses') stay on Har (Mt.) Sinai Because the spies were all 40 years old at the time they gave the negative report Each year of punishment represented a day of the spies' stay in the land of Canaan Because the spies said 40 negative things about the land of Canaan Menu Click For Source Bamidbar 14:34 52 people have so far answered this question That is correct38.4615384615% of people got this wrong. That is not correctOnly 61.5384615385% of people got it right.