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Most Mentioned Bible Characters Quiz

How many of the 50 most-mentioned people in the Bible can you name?
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
First submittedMay 28, 2011
Times taken85,471
Rating4.18
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#
Person
1370
Jesus
968
David
784
Moses
516
Jacob
335
Saul
333
Aaron
278
Abraham
274
Solomon
206
Peter
192
Joshua
186
Joseph
173
Paul
124
Jeremiah
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Person
122
Isaac
121
Samuel
121
Joab
117
Hezekiah
99
Judah
92
Absalom
91
Elijah
88
Nebuchadnezzar
87
John
83
Jonathan
81
Esau
79
Ahab
79
Jeroboam
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Person
77
Daniel
69
Manasseh
67
Jehoshaphat
61
Eleazar
59
Balaam
57
Isaiah
56
Pilate
54
Zedekiah
53
Asa
53
Abner
52
Gideon
51
Benjamin
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Person
49
Josiah
49
Sarah
47
Noah
46
Reuben
46
Jehu
44
Levi
44
Rachel
43
Jesse
42
Zadok
42
Jehoash
41
Jehoiakim
41
Balak
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level ∞
Dec 3, 2013
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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level 78
Apr 15, 2016
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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level 78
Dec 23, 2013
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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level 78
Jan 16, 2014
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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level 18
Jul 25, 2014
Probably
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level 51
Jan 16, 2014
Out of curiosity, how was "mentioned" determined?
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level 78
Jan 16, 2014
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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level 78
Mar 5, 2015
That's not made clear from reading the Bible. It's used as a proper name.
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level 34
Jun 17, 2015
That's the same as saying "King" is mentioned many times in the bible without saying which King
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level 78
Jun 19, 2015
^Read previous comment.
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level 77
Jul 22, 2015
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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level 35
Apr 14, 2016
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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level 78
May 27, 2016
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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level 78
Aug 7, 2016
The source cited by a quiz would seem like a pretty good authority when trying to make a point about the quiz, IMO, whether it's found online or not.
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level 16
Nov 24, 2017
I thought Good Sir Kal was smarter than this...
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level 78
Feb 2, 2018
Research suggests that gaging the intelligence of those more intelligent than yourself is difficult.
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level 16
Apr 18, 2018
@kal - Um... okay...? Just, just... What point are you trying to make?
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level 46
Jul 8, 2018
kalba actually it does say, right at the beginning of the book of Exodus, that a different Pharaoh had arisen by the time Moses was born, and he did not remember Joseph or his family. He was much more cruel than his predecessor(s), as evidenced by his order to throw all Israelite babies into the Nile. The Old Testament is mainly a history of the nation of Israel, so it wasn't seen as necessary to include the specific names of the Egyptian Pharaohs, although specific kings of other nations are mentioned by name. Their existence and details of their reigns are corroborated by plenty of extra-biblical sources.
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level 78
Jul 8, 2018
okay but how is that Bible character referred to?
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level 47
Jan 23, 2019
Don't you love it when someone comments on their comment, which comments on yet another one of their own comments? ...And yet they sadly wonder why some are deleted.
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level 58
Feb 14, 2019
You do know that if comments after the second comment in a chain are deleted, the ones following still remain, right? And that comments from users who never made any quizzes and have been inactive for over a year are automatically deleted along with the entire account? And that @kalbahamut has been on this site for over five years? It's no wonder really that some of his comments are left consecutive and appearing to follow in from nothing.
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level 78
Jan 16, 2014
If we are calling these people "characters" shouldn't God be on the list?
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level 50
Jan 16, 2014
The description says "people."
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level 18
Jul 25, 2014
Isn't God considered a person, because he is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...
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level 81
Aug 11, 2014
In the trinity, only the Son is considered a person.
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level 58
Mar 25, 2015
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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level 65
Jul 28, 2017
Let's just bring back Arius of Alexandria's version..... it was simpler
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level 48
Jan 16, 2014
Spelling Nebuchadnezzar is just as challenging as spelling Schwarzenegger
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level 27
Oct 5, 2016
I'm Dutch and my Bible spells it as "Nebukadnezzar"... It didn't work 😂
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level 68
Aug 31, 2018
I bet you have fun with all the other quizzes in English also.
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level 68
Jan 19, 2014
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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level 73
Oct 22, 2015
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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level 36
Jul 8, 2018
There's an actual valley named after Jehosaphat.
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level 25
May 18, 2014
Maybe not the quiz for me an atheist, 7/50
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level 51
Apr 25, 2015
I'm an atheist and I got 34 out of 50.
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level 20
Aug 7, 2016
I'm atheist and i got 10/50
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level 23
May 29, 2014
paul + saul are the same person
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level 47
Apr 16, 2017
True, but New Testament Saul is almost always referred to as Paul.
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level 48
Dec 19, 2018
Saul refers to the Old Testament Saul
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level 65
Jun 13, 2019
Then it should be on here only once but accept both names. SInce the quiz is most mentioned people and not names.

I do get this quizzes are based on sources and that those are what you are go by. And that the "fault" (or illogical lists) often lies by the source and not the maker of the quiz.

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level 23
May 29, 2014
can you accept jonathon for jonathan please
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level 71
Dec 19, 2018
And Rachael
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level 44
Aug 1, 2014
the source link does not match up to the quiz list
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level 38
Aug 16, 2015
the source link doesn't work AT ALL!!! Plz fix!
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level 50
Sep 8, 2014
3:44, thank you, thank you very much. No autographs please. XD
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level 81
Aug 7, 2016
Are you Elvis?
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level 25
Nov 30, 2014
I knew the Hebrew versions of pretty much all the names, but could not figure out the English versions
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level 63
Dec 28, 2015
I feel you.
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level 27
Jan 21, 2015
unless you really know you are bible?
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level 21
Feb 5, 2015
Only got 21 correct, but at least it beats the average.
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level 21
Apr 9, 2015
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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level 65
Jun 13, 2019
Yea I havent heard of the bottom 15 ones (at least not how they are written here, maybe in my own language they ring a bell, like jehoiakim looks like joachim, but not sure if that is who they mean) only absolom I have heard of.
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level 62
Jan 2, 2016
11/50 :-(
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level 63
Feb 2, 2016
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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level 51
Aug 23, 2017
There are phrases like 'second Adam' though, so maybe people thought those would bump it up enough.
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level 54
Mar 15, 2016
no kanye?
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level 81
Aug 7, 2016
Or Trump?
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level 76
Apr 20, 2016
Is that Joseph of Technicolour Dreamcoat fame, or Jesus's not-father fame?
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level 37
May 24, 2016
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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level 60
Aug 7, 2016
No Donald?!
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level 59
Aug 7, 2016
Duck or Trump?
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level 81
Aug 7, 2016
Or Sutherland?
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level 78
Feb 27, 2020
Fairly egregious omission. Especially considering at the national prayer breakfast this year he gave a speech announcing that Jesus was wrong about forgiveness and loving your enemies. And also prayer.
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level 62
Feb 27, 2020
If he straight up told his allegedly Christian supporters that Jesus is wrong and they should just listen to him, I think like 60% of them would just roll with it.
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level 78
Feb 27, 2020
He did. He might not have realized that's what he was saying, because he obviously has never opened a Bible in his life, but he got on stage after the guy before him who was quoting Jesus and said basically "yeah, that guy is wrong"
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level 59
Aug 7, 2016
Featuring the quiz: "Unless you really know you're Bible, you'll be very surprised." I really know I'm not Bible.
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2016
Finally fixed
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level 63
Aug 7, 2016
Very interesting and fun quiz! Thanks.
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level 68
Aug 8, 2016
19/50... not bad for a guy who was excommunicated.
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level 67
Aug 8, 2016
Taken this quiz 3 times. Each time I've gotten Jehosaphat and Nebuchadnezzar. That's more often than I've gotten Paul, Solomon or many other much more famous people.
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level 77
Nov 1, 2016
Are these numbers based on mentions in the Protestant or Catholic Bible? i.e. does it include the books of Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, and Baruch?
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level 63
Jan 13, 2017
I win excomunication by 3 faults on spelling nebuchadennazer, missing Abraham and trying to put Mary in all sort of ways, including "that so-called Virgin" and "mother of dragons". I suggest an easy version with Most Popular Names, in order of appaerance and including Ben Hur or Charlton Heston. (Richard Gere played a bible character also, didnt he?)
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level 51
Aug 6, 2017
Jew here. I got 29/50 but didn't realize there were New Testament characters as well. I was horrified that I couldn't get the number one person, because I think I know the Bible pretty well! So I was frantically worried and then when the time ran out I saw it was Jesus. lol
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level 64
Oct 4, 2017
No Brian? Surely some mistake. I know he's not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy.
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level 67
Dec 19, 2018
This comment needs more recognition.
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level 70
Oct 25, 2017
Jumpin' Jehoshaphat! I forgot Moses!
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level 23
Nov 17, 2017
Mhh, the name of God (Jehovah/Jahve) occurs nearly 7000 times in the old Hebrew scriptures and it's not in that quiz. :( Please edit that quiz to be more accurate.
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level 76
Dec 3, 2017
It's a very silly book isn't it? Full of silly contradictions and silly story's about people with silly names doing silly things which only a silly person would consider anything other than silly. Personally, I prefer the pagan gods of old Europe, they too were very silly and fickle, but at least they had the good grace to not pretend they were anything else. Silly bible.
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level 73
Jan 22, 2020
I do like your style mrnafe :-)
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level 50
Dec 28, 2017
I swear the 1% that got 100% correct cheated; or they're priests. Probably the hardest quiz on the site.
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level 37
Jan 20, 2018
I agree, but it's one of the many things that have been taken out of many bible translations. Often Lord or God is substituted for Jehovah. I say, "one of the many..." because I will not believe that Jehovah is a misogenist or that there is any reason why Jesus could not have been married. Yet no mention is made of this in our present bible.
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level 58
Sep 17, 2018
It could also be that what was originally said in the Bible just wasn't true.
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level 68
Feb 24, 2018
I notice Reuben is sandwiched between Noah and Jehu.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2018
The reason God isn't on the list is that only people count.
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level 43
Apr 11, 2018
Too bad there is no way to distinguish the two Josephs without obviously giving it away.
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level 62
Oct 28, 2018
I'm atheist, knowing the name of only three Bible books, and having read only the first page because I was bored once. I got 6/50, and I'm happy with that.
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level 65
Jun 13, 2019
I got 19, though there were about 15 more names that I have heard of.
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level 43
Dec 20, 2018
No Brian ?
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level 53
Mar 4, 2019
No Job? He's got a whole chapter!
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level 65
Jun 13, 2019
Trying to think of a no job joke, but cant think of any ( good ones)
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level 73
Dec 2, 2019
No Job?
No skills?
No morals?
Apply to become a priest today

Or something like that.
Yeah, I can't think of a good one either
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level 62
Feb 27, 2020
There are a lot of people with their own chapters that did not make this list. I kept trying them and none worked.
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level 78
Aug 25, 2019
Awesome discovery of the day: this quiz is secretly filed under fictional somethings, though it doesn't appear in the list of tags to the right.
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level 78
Nov 13, 2019
except now it does
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level 59
Jan 22, 2020
I will leave Jetpunk forever, I am sick of your blithering atheism and omnibiased points
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level 73
Feb 11, 2020
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level 78
Feb 27, 2020
oh no. What do I have to do to convince you to stay, person I've never noticed before?
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level 81
Feb 27, 2020
That's the guy who made the Minecraft quiz that you said didn't deserve to be on the Video Games Badge.
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level 34
Feb 28, 2020
@QM, I am appalled at the decision to group any religous quizzes under the fictional somethings. If you personally are not a man/woman of any faith, I ask that you at least respect the massive amount of the population that does. To declare as fact that a religion is fiction will severly undermine your credibility on this site for thousands and thousands of people. On a less severe note, I also ask that you encourage Kalbahamut to refrain from his insulting language towards people of faith. The majority of people respect his decision, and he should respect theirs. As for those that openly criticize him, it is often of his own provocation.
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level 32
Feb 27, 2020
Adam and eve was like mentioned 10 times in all
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level 65
Feb 27, 2020
Upon seeing there were fifty answers, I instantly regretted starting the quiz. That said, apparently only getting half them is a pretty good score on this one!