Favorite Bible Trivia

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Gwallard

Puritan Board Freshman
Hello, brothers and sisters!

I am just proposing a light game of Bible trivia: post your favorite Bible Trivia (in that, obscure, not trivial) questions, and we will try to answer them. OR, post your favorite with the answers, just to enjoy them.

Here is a good example:
What is the name of the father of all who play the harp and lute, says Gen 4:21. Jubal


Cheers!
-G
 

Gwallard

Puritan Board Freshman
If it's an OT place, the answer is usually Bethel; if the NT, it's Troas. Years of experience.
Ha! I suppose you would know, professor! Any good resources for fun trivia questions for me? I've got my trivia questions set, but we're having a Zoom Trivia Night tonight and I thought I'd ask people who know the Bible better than I.
 

Jake

Puritan Board Senior
Who was the first person quoted in the Bible using the name Yahweh/Jehovah?
 

Jack K

Puritan Board Doctor
Who was the first person quoted in the Bible using the name Yahweh/Jehovah?
That's a good one. It would be cheating to look it up, right? I'm pretty sure the answer is Eve, commenting on the birth of Cain, but I'm going through the first three chapters of Genesis in my head, wondering if I've missed one.
 

dhh712

Puritan Board Freshman
Everybody knows that one. ;)

Judges 2:8 (and many other places)
And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of 110 years.
Haha--I wondered if I was the only one who read it that way, like he's no one's son.

Is it that one guy that Abraham gives tithes to--I can't remember his name; my brain's so foggy from recovering from that second covid shot. Something like Melchizedek, like as in Christ became a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. I'm going to have to look for his name in Genesis, since I can't for the life of me recall it; I thought it had something to do with or sounded like Melchizedek.

Just looked it up, that is his name--I really thought it was something else! Not sure if that's it though, just remember comments from sermons saying something like this King of Salem comes out of nowhere and no one knows who his family is.
 
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TheInquirer

Puritan Board Freshman
  • How tall was Goliath?
  • Who was the longest reigning King of either Israel or Judah?
  • By word count, which is the shortest book of the Bible? The longest?
  • Implied by what it produced, what type of wood was Aaron's staff?
  • How many apostles were there? ;)
 

dhh712

Puritan Board Freshman
  • 1) How tall was Goliath?
  • 2) Who was the longest reigning King of either Israel or Judah?
  • 3) By word count, which is the shortest book of the Bible? The longest?
  • 4) Implied by what it produced, what type of wood was Aaron's staff?
  • 5) How many apostles were there? ;)
1) about 9 and half feet tall (by estimate of what a cubit was).
2) not sure--I thought Manassah reigned for about 53 years or so and that seemed pretty long; but someone might have had more years on him
3) not sure either; I'll take a stab at it, 3rd epistle of John where he's writing to the lady church member? that one's pretty brief (his 2nd one is too, but for some reason I want to say the 3rd one's shorter). The longest seems like it would have to be Psalms, but not 100% sure about that.
4) An almond tree?
5) If you count Judas, that should make it 14 with Mathias and Paul added in there (?, maybe I missed something).
 

Jake

Puritan Board Senior
> By word count, which is the shortest book of the Bible? The longest?

I'm pretty sure the longest is Jeremiah, even though Psalms has more chapters and takes more pages in most English bibles.
 

dhh712

Puritan Board Freshman
> By word count, which is the shortest book of the Bible? The longest?

I'm pretty sure the longest is Jeremiah, even though Psalms has more chapters and takes more pages in most English bibles.
Yeah, that could be. I know it's longer than Isaiah and that is generally thought to be the longest; well, I can't think of any other that are that long but of course I definitely could be missing one. Psalms seems so long, but it could just be a lot of Chapter breaks and mine has the words indented. I'd be interested in finding out about that one.


Which 7 people mentioned in the Bible were named before they were born?
Jesus, John, and the only other one I can think of is Isaiah's son--something about like speedy or something to the spoil and swift to the prey and I think the actual name begins with an M; I cannot think of all the details. Wasn't Solomon one of them, but his name was actually Jedidiah? Were the other three Hosea's children? I can't remember if God told him to name them that before they were born, and I can't remember all their names. The only one I can recall is Lo-Ami, not my people. I'm going to have to look all these up now; the only ones I'm sure of are the first three.
 

Scottish Presbyterian

Puritan Board Freshman
Yeah, that could be. I know it's longer than Isaiah and that is generally thought to be the longest; well, I can't think of any other that are that long but of course I definitely could be missing one. Psalms seems so long, but it could just be a lot of Chapter breaks and mine has the words indented. I'd be interested in finding out about that one.



Jesus, John, and the only other one I can think of is Isaiah's son--something about like speedy or something to the spoil and swift to the prey and I think the actual name begins with an M; I cannot think of all the details. Wasn't Solomon one of them, but his name was actually Jedidiah? Were the other three Hosea's children? I can't remember if God told him to name them that before they were born, and I can't remember all their names. The only one I can recall is Lo-Ami, not my people. I'm going to have to look all these up now; the only ones I'm sure of are the first three.

Jesus and John the Baptist, yes. Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah's son), yes (this is the one I thought would be hardest to remember for folk to be honest)

Solomon, and Hosea's children are all named after they are born, so you're on 3, four to go!
 

Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior
By word count, which is the shortest book of the Bible? The longest?

Pardon me if someone else answered this. And pardon me also that this is not a comedic answer. :)
But isn't it 2 John with 13 verses? Obadiah (21 verses) is a pretty short book too.
 

Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior
Pardon me if someone else answered this. And pardon me also that this is not a comedic answer. :)
But isn't it 2 John with 13 verses? Obadiah (21 verses) is a pretty short book too.

I found this chart on word count here.

RankBookWord count
1Jeremiah
33002​
2Genesis
32046​
3Psalms
30147​
4Ezekiel
29918​
5Exodus
25957​
6Isaiah
25608​
7Numbers
25048​
8Deuteronomy
23008​
92 Chronicles
21349​
101 Samuel
20837​
111 Kings
20361​
12Luke
19482​
13Leviticus
18852​
142 Kings
18784​
15Acts
18450​
16Matthew
18346​
172 Samuel
17170​
181 Chronicles
16664​
19Joshua
15671​
20John
15635​
21Judges
15385​
22Job
12674​
23Mark
11304​
24Proverbs
9921​
25Revelation
9851​
26Daniel
9001​
27Nehemiah
8507​
28Romans
7111​
291 Corinthians
6830​
30Ezra
5605​
31Hebrews
4953​
32Esther
4932​
33Zechariah
4855​
34Ecclesiastes
4537​
352 Corinthians
4477​
36Hosea
3615​
37Amos
3027​
38Ephesians
2422​
39Lamentations
2324​
40Galatians
2230​
411 John
2141​
42Micah
2118​
43Ruth
2039​
44Song of Solomon
2020​
45James
1742​
461 Peter
1684​
47Philippians
1629​
481 Timothy
1591​
49Colossians
1582​
501 Thessalonians
1481​
51Joel
1447​
52Malachi
1320​
532 Timothy
1238​
54Zephaniah
1141​
552 Peter
1099​
56Jonah
1082​
57Habakkuk
1011​
58Haggai
926​
59Nahum
855​
602 Thessalonians
823​
61Titus
659​
62Jude
461​
63Obadiah
440​
64Philemon
335​
652 John
245​
663 John
219​
 
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