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Most Mentioned Bible Characters Quiz

Name the 50 most-mentioned people in the Bible.
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Quizmaster
Mary didn't make the cut. Same with Adam and Eve. Joab is NOT the same as Job. Job doesn't make the cut either.
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Dec 3, 2013
(66)
Very interesting which famous Christian characters don't make it into the top 50 Bible characters, and yet do make it on the top 20 characters in the Quran
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Apr 15, 2016
(66)
Why'd all the comments get deleted? I can't imagine there was an update to this. Were people flaming each other over Mary and Job?
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Dec 23, 2013
(66)
This time I almost got everybody in the first column- I guess I misspelled Jeremiah. After that I missed a bunch.
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Jan 16, 2014
(18)
Probably
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Jul 25, 2014
(41)
Out of curiosity, how was "mentioned" determined?
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Jan 16, 2014
(66)
You can click on the link that redirects to the source.

Which I just did and ... hey... I typed Pharaoh and he was not on the quiz but he appears on the list! :P
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Jan 16, 2014
Zippy
(65)
Maybe because 'pharaoh' refers to various people, as opposed to one specific person? You wouldn't likely have the same pharaoh for Moses as for Joseph.
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Feb 1, 2015
(66)
That's not made clear from reading the Bible. It's used as a proper name.
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Mar 5, 2015
(34)
That's the same as saying "King" is mentioned many times in the bible without saying which King
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Jun 17, 2015
(66)
^Read previous comment.
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Jun 19, 2015
(67)
Depends on how you read it, I guess. 'Pharoah' is a title, just as 'Caesar' is a title, and scripture uses both in that sense.
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Jul 22, 2015
(32)
I think the bible is pretty clear that Pharaoh is a title. After all, the half dozen pharaohs refered to (thinking of pharaohs in Abraham's time, in that of Joseph, Moses, Ahab, as well as in the prophetic books) are always referred to as pharaoh except in Exodus 1 where the account speaks of a 'new king'. But it introduces him directly as Pharaoh later, without explanation (no 'and his name was Pharaoh'). Its a bit like 'Ben Hadad' for kings of Damascus. Of course, the distinction between name and title isn't always clear.
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Apr 14, 2016
(66)
It's not that clear. And besides, the source counts him as a character so there still seems to be a conflict IMO if you are using that source.
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May 27, 2016
fuanacdc
(68)
If we are calling these people "characters" shouldn't God be on the list?
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Jan 16, 2014
(41)
The description says "people."
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Jan 16, 2014
(18)
Isn't God considered a person, because he is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...
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Jul 25, 2014
(65)
In the trinity, only the Son is considered a person.
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Aug 11, 2014
(58)
The Trinity is made up of three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I'm assuming this quiz means human persons. Jesus is fully divine, but He is also fully human...so He is a Person, and a person. :)
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Mar 25, 2015
cxs
(47)
Unless you really know YOUR Bible, you'll be very surprised.
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Jan 16, 2014
(48)
Spelling Nebuchadnezzar is just as challenging as spelling Schwarzenegger
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Jan 16, 2014
DigidestinedofTrust
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LOL! Indeed. Can't believe I forgot Nebuchadnezzar
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Apr 26, 2014
bugnuts
(60)
I'm really surprised that you didn't know "you're" Bible should be "your".
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Jan 18, 2014
(57)
Looks like most of the weird-named kings have been removed. Well, that makes it a little bit easier. Thankfully, they kept Jehoshaphat.
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Jan 19, 2014
(69)
Jumpin' Jehosaphat...i never knew he was a Biblical character. Thought it was just a silly phrase that cartoon characters said.
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Oct 22, 2015
csILOVEJESUS
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This game was awesome!!! It also suprised me too. Iloved it!! Though I couldn't really think of them off the top of my head. Good game!
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Jan 29, 2014
DigidestinedofTrust
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I'm pleased with most of this, but I'm disappointed that I didn't get Moses, Saul, Isaiah, and Sarah. There are a few others I knew, but just forgot about them for this.
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Apr 26, 2014
(25)
Maybe not the quiz for me an atheist, 7/50
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May 18, 2014
(51)
I'm an atheist and I got 34 out of 50.
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Apr 25, 2015
(23)
paul + saul are the same person
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May 29, 2014
SJC1112
(25)
no they are not. Saul was the first king of Israel. Paul was a 1st century A.D. Pharisee (also called Saul) who changed his name to Paul after converting to Christianity.
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May 29, 2014
(44)
but Saul is so high on the list because it refers to both men.
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Aug 1, 2014
(23)
can you accept jonathon for jonathan please
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May 29, 2014
Jayjay23
(43)
Got 25. Misspelled Jeroboam, Jesse and Reuben. The first column was pretty obvious. Have heard of most of the others but could not have guessed who was mentioned more often.
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Jun 30, 2014
Tabascorev
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"John" is the name of the Beloved Disciple. John the Baptist is an entirely different person who is often mentioned in the NT. Furthermore, it is doubtful that Zadok, Abner, Jehoshaphat, etc. are mentioned more often that the Virgin Mary.
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Jul 15, 2014
(44)
mary is in the beginning of the gospel and barely mentioned after that. Paul makes very little indication that there was such a thing as a virgin birth. A story that picked up steam in the early catholic church.
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Aug 1, 2014
Zippy
(65)
Um, no, the Bible very specifically refers to a virgin birth.
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Feb 1, 2015
(57)
You'd be surprised how much repetition and restating is in the Old Testament.
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Jan 21, 2015
(44)
the source link does not match up to the quiz list
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Aug 1, 2014
(36)
the source link doesn't work AT ALL!!! Plz fix!
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Aug 16, 2015
(50)
3:44, thank you, thank you very much. No autographs please. XD
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Sep 8, 2014
(25)
I knew the Hebrew versions of pretty much all the names, but could not figure out the English versions
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Nov 30, 2014
Clarisse451
(58)
I feel you.
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Dec 28, 2015
(26)
unless you really know you are bible?
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Jan 21, 2015
(21)
Only got 21 correct, but at least it beats the average.
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Feb 5, 2015
(21)
Beat my record after taking it like 20 times. 47/50. Always forget Balak, Jehoshaphat, and Manasseh. Otherwise, I would've gotten all correct.
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Apr 9, 2015
kato
(25)
I'm quite surprise none of Belthazar's friends are mentioned here, not even the famous Judge Samson and his Delilah..
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Feb 19, 2015
HelenCheddar
(8)
Wait, Esau made the list but not Mary?
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Jul 9, 2015
(58)
Mary really isn't mentioned that much, and of course not until the NT. She is often referred to as "the mother of Jesus" too, so that's several less times her name is mentioned. Esau had quite a good part of the OT to be written about, since the story of his and Jacob's birth/inheritance/etc. is referenced a lot by the psalmists and prophets and all.
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Jan 27, 2016
Rical
(61)
You'd think that the devil would be in the list. Then again Adam, Eve and Mary didn't make it either. Hmm
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Nov 4, 2015
(26)
Paul and Saul are the same person!
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Nov 28, 2015
(57)
saul is the first king of israel
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Jan 24, 2016
Jaynexx
(4)
What about the Tetragrammaton, God's Name (יהוה)? It is mentioned almost 7,000 times in the Bible.
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Dec 22, 2015
SundarIsaacs
(42)
11/50 :-(
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Jan 2, 2016
pppetra
(14)
This is hard. The dutch names are spelled very different..
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Jan 31, 2016
(43)
Why would anyone be surprised by Adam and Eve not making it to the list? I tried them but as they're only mentioned in the beginning of the OT it wasn't very likely.
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Feb 2, 2016
(35)
no kanye?
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Mar 15, 2016
jigtm
(34)
Wow. Got only half on the first try, but it beats or equals 91% of test takers. This is a tough quiz!
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Mar 30, 2016
Udunkno
(28)
So it accepted Pilate but not Pontius?
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Mar 31, 2016
(65)
Is that Joseph of Technicolour Dreamcoat fame, or Jesus's not-father fame?
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Apr 20, 2016
brownbear1
(24)
You notice there are only two women on this whole list, and only because they were the mothers of important sons. And only Sarah barely made it out of the bottom 10. No wonder Western society is so sexist, if the Bible is one of the bases of our culture. Yes, I'm a guy saying this.
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Apr 22, 2016
(65)
I think the Bible is sexist because the people who wrote it were sexist, rather than the other way round.
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Jun 3, 2016
Dukeisthebest
(20)
Who missed Jesus!?
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May 17, 2016
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Idk why Esav (Trad. Jewish spelling of the name Esau) Is not accepted also, I think a lot of people won't spell Nebuchadnezzar right
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May 24, 2016
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