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Bible Characters Quiz #2

Can you name these Bible characters?
Last updated: June 26, 2014
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Clue
Character
First man
Adam
First woman
Eve
First murderer
Cain
First murder victim
Abel
First King of Israel
Saul
Mother of Jesus
Mary
Earthly father of Jesus
Joseph
He denied Jesus three times
Peter
Prophet who raised the dead and
ascended to heaven in a whirlwind
Elijah
Even more powerful prophet who
succeeded the above
Elisha
Eloquent brother of Moses
Aaron
Biblical strongman
Samson
Betrayer of the above
Delilah
Clue
Character
Patriarch who made a covenant with God
Abraham
Concubine of the above who
gave birth to Ishmael
Hagar
David saw her bathing on the roof
Bathsheba
Roman official who authorized the
crucifixion of Jesus
Pontius Pilate
Three devout Jews who were
rescued from the furnace
Shadrach
Meshach
Abednego
Spent a night in the lion's den
Daniel
Ancestor of Noah who ascended to heaven
Enoch
Lived to the age of 969
Methuselah
Babylonian king who conquered Judah
Nebuchadnezzar
Apostle to the Gentiles
Paul
She was turned into a pillar of salt
Lot's Wife
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level 33
Dec 25, 2011
Aghh! Missed Hagar!
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level 82
Jul 16, 2014
That's Horrible!
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level 75
Jul 25, 2014
Heh, heh.
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level 18
Jul 25, 2014
UUUGGGHHH!! I missed Enoch and Nebuchadnezzar!
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level 71
Jul 26, 2014
LOL!
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level 70
Jul 4, 2017
Awesome, tschutzer! LOL!!
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level 75
Apr 14, 2019
I'm really surprised that Hagar is less known than the 3 furnace escapees.
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level 56
Dec 25, 2011
Got the last one with :30 left. I Was getting so frustrated because I was so sure it was Radshach! Haha
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level 23
Dec 25, 2011
I'm mad I should've known all of these! after i saw my results i was like "aaaagggghhhh i knew that!!!" grr its kinda funny how to remember Bathsheba is by remembering David saw her bathing hahaha that ironic
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level 47
Sep 19, 2017
If she'd been relieving herself, would she have been called "Peeingsheba?"
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level 43
May 22, 2018
What if she was doing her business? Pooingsheba?
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level 69
Dec 26, 2011
100 with 3:53 to go :D
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level 76
Dec 26, 2011
Keturah was Abraham's second wife. Hagar was Sarah's servant that Abraham had sex with to produce a male heir (Ishmael). It'd be more accurate to say, "And the mother of his first son..." or something like that. The clues were fun!
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2014
This has been fixed
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level 52
Sep 19, 2017
If you accept that Keturah and Hagar are distinct persons, Hagar still came first, seeing as she had conflicts with Sarah whereas Katurah comes in only after Sarah is dead.
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level 45
Dec 26, 2011
Exactly what mwierenga said, They weren't married.
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level 71
Mar 26, 2015
This is good to hear - whenever I have extra-marital sex and someone complains, I'll just let them know it's OK, it's Biblical :)
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level 52
Apr 25, 2017
The entire point of that story is to prove that Abraham and Sarah weren't perfect (which practically every major character in the Bible has a story about). If you conclude that extra-marital sex is fine because of a story that uses extra-marital sex as a sin, you're doing it about as wrong as you possibly can.
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level 47
Sep 19, 2017
The patriarchs were by no means perfect. Using them as an example is not God's will.
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level 75
Oct 2, 2017
God's will, at least according to the Bible, includes polygamy, incest, murder, genocide, slavery, smashing babies against rocks and all sorts of other ghastly things.
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level 37
Dec 29, 2011
lol.. I was listening to Alicia Keys - Samsonite Man, all the while trying to remember who the strong man whose name started with a "s" was. Hate that.
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level 73
May 29, 2013
Samsonite...i was WAY off...
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level 78
Jul 25, 2014
I knew it started with an S though.
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level 58
Nov 10, 2015
swimmy, swammy swemmy, swanson?
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level 61
Jan 4, 2012
@Jaq: I think the Babylonian names are probably fine seeing as most Bible translations refer to them as such.
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level 26
Feb 9, 2012
Nebuchadnezzar was a boss. Just sayin
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level 62
Dec 15, 2016
...and a damned fine ship in the Matrix.
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level 33
Apr 17, 2012
100% with 3:57 left, too easy
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level 21
Apr 20, 2012
It's true that their original Hebrew names they had been given before they were taken captive were Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, but the Babylonians gave them Meshach, Shadrach, and Abed-Nego, which are used in the Bible. These are they names they are most often attributed to by people nowadays reading the Bible, although note that Daniel is the only one who is still mentioned by his Hebrew name. The people that know what their Hebrew names were are very likely to also know their Babylonian names, but if I was the Quizmaster I would still change it. Still, I'm 11, a Bible nerd and got full marks with 3:43 remaining, so I'm happy :D
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level 39
Jul 29, 2014
:)
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level 62
Dec 27, 2015
Unless you are not familiar with these names in their English translation at all. Then you are pretty much screwed on this quiz, for spelling too (phonetic renderings of Hebrew names are not accepted).
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level 52
Apr 12, 2017
I'm curious if that was because Daniel was favoured by Nebuchadnezzar. The rest of the Hebrews had to change their names, but Daniel defied this and insisted that he be called Daniel. It's not in the Bible, but it sounds possible enough...
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level 60
Jan 29, 2019
it's not really true at all though, is it? sky ghosts and what not
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level 23
May 21, 2012
ok i took this quiz and did a LOT better this time! only missed 3 i think!
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level 26
Aug 9, 2012
I typed in Eunuch. At least I had the idea. Accept it perhaps? Was the only one I missed.
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level 55
May 18, 2014
...that's a completely different thing.
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level 35
Jan 2, 2017
Eunuch's not likely to be anyone's ancestor, is he?
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level 40
Dec 5, 2012
For the one about the people in the furnace i put rach shach and benny from the veggietales movie :)
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level 26
Jun 28, 2013
I wish everything was spelled phonetically....
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level 72
Jan 16, 2019
Do you me that u wish evrything woz spelled foneticly?
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level 24
Nov 19, 2013
Spelled Nebuchadnezzar right on the first try.
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2014
Possibly, but let's just say that we are very generous with the spelling of that one.
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level 24
Jan 23, 2014
Can you please accept Simon also for Peter?
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level 76
Feb 5, 2014
Great quiz! Not to be nit-picky but there are a couple of spelling errors. you have devote instead of devout and covenent is spelled with an a, covenant.
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2014
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 50
Jul 25, 2014
I love that so many love the Bible.
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level 22
Aug 14, 2015
I know, right?! It's amazing
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level 71
Dec 15, 2016
I don't love the bible. I was forced to learn from it as a child. Wish I was forced to learn something of value instead.
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level 60
Dec 15, 2016
Sad.
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level 60
May 10, 2019
Which aspect are you replying to, Kiwi?
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level 75
Apr 14, 2019
That people know something about the Bible is neither amazing nor an indication that they love it. When I lived in Saudi Arabia I learned a great deal about Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad. Because I'm a curious person and it seemed relevant to know about since these things so greatly influence life and culture and history there. When I'd talk to Saudis about these subjects and they discovered I knew more about them than they did, they would often assume this meant I really loved Islam. Nothing could have been further from the truth.
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level 28
Jul 25, 2014
Woohoo! 100!
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level 71
Jul 26, 2014
did better than i thought i would...got 9..i know nothing and don't want to know anything about biblical stuff
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level 45
Jul 26, 2014
Does anyone know the name of Lot's wife, or is she just called "Lot's wife"? Everyone else had a name except for poor "Mrs. Lot"....... (This is a serious question, not mocking.) I was impressed that so many got them all right. You folks really know the bible!
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level 52
Apr 25, 2017
Actually, quite a few people go unnamed. For instance, we only know the name of one Pharisee (Nicodemus) and we don't know Noah's wife, mostly because they're relatively unimportant.
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level 49
Feb 7, 2019
What about Saul and Gamaliel?
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level 9
Jul 28, 2014
wow i got all correct with 2:34 to spare and i am only eleven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 9
Jul 28, 2014
i got 3:04 and i am eleven !!!!!!!
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level 40
Jul 29, 2014
anyone else try Rad, Shack, and Benny?
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level 22
Aug 14, 2015
OMG I get it that's funny
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level 67
Sep 9, 2014
Just a little historical note: Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon conquered the kingdom of Judah. It was Assyria, some years earlier, that conquered the northern kingdom of Israel.
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level 43
Oct 12, 2014
cant believe I missed abraham
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level 35
Mar 10, 2015
Can't spell freakin' Nebuchadnezzar!
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level 62
Apr 1, 2015
I recommend including phonetic pronunciations from Hebrew... (e.g. Batsheva)
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level 60
Apr 6, 2015
I was having a tough time with the spelling. Good quiz though.
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level 51
May 7, 2015
These were pretty easy. Then again, I'm an atheist so I've read the bible more thoroughly than most.
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level 73
Jun 28, 2016
These were pretty easy -- but then I'm a Christian and I read my Bible a LOT! .. er Lot's wife. .. er pillar of salt.
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level 36
Jan 17, 2016
Accept Abram for Abraham
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level 75
Apr 14, 2019
That guy was a tank.
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level 25
May 13, 2016
3:20 That was fun!
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level 73
Oct 14, 2016
A serious question: Is it really so common to learn the 3 Jews' names? I've always heard only of "3 young jews", learning their names would be on a par with all those ancestors' names, apart from Methuselah.
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level 67
Dec 15, 2016
yeah, I agree. Their names are trivial.
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level 60
Dec 15, 2016
And Jetpunk tests you on trivia!
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level 11
Oct 25, 2016
Really great quiz!
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level 60
Dec 15, 2016
Ohhhhhh.......That's where the lyric from "Hallelujah" comes from...
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level 57
Dec 15, 2016
8. More than happy with that
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level 67
Dec 15, 2016
It's possible that I have never made such poor attempts at spelling as my multiple tries at Nebuchadnezzar.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2016
I learned the names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Sunday School, but I remembered them from the lyrics to "Jesus Was a Soul Man" which came out during the Jesus Freak movement in the late '60s.
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level 30
Dec 15, 2016
all done with 1:52 left, i love it how she's called Lot's Wife
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level 35
Jan 29, 2017
PKs have it easy for this one.
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level 51
May 8, 2017
Preacher's kid?
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level 65
Sep 19, 2017
what does that mean?
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level 56
Nov 11, 2018
It means pre-kindergartener.
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level 75
Apr 14, 2019
purple kangaroos know their Bible characters.
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level 65
Sep 19, 2017
I am proud that I got 6. I don't know anything in the Bible.
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level 67
Sep 19, 2017
I think another question should be "What is the name of Lot's wife's husband?"
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level 38
Sep 27, 2017
Or, who's buried in Grant's Tomb.
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level 27
Feb 2, 2018
i talk spanish so i missed mary xD
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level 24
Jul 3, 2018
Perhaps add Hannaniah, Mishael, and Azariah as answers for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Also Belteshezzar for Daniel.
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level 61
Jan 16, 2019
The clue, "Even more powerful prophet who succeeded the above," really needs to be changed. Elisha wasn't more powerful. The power he experienced came from God through the Holy Spirit. The clue is not accurate to the bible which, in 2 Kings 2:9 reads, "When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?" "Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit," Elisha replied. " The power Elisha experienced was that of the Holy Spirit, not of his own.
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level 75
Apr 14, 2019
Does not everything come from god?
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