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38 Bible Trivia Questions

To the seekers of knowledge and trivia enthusiasts alike, welcome to a journey through the ancient and cherished text of the Bible

Whether you’re a devout believer, a curious scholar, or simply someone intrigued by the stories that have shaped civilizations, prepare to embark on a knowledgeable journey like no other. 

In this blog, we’ll delve into the depths of biblical history, unraveling its mysteries, and challenging your understanding with these thought-provoking trivia questions on The Bible. 

Let’s go.

Bible Trivia Questions

  1. In the Book of Exodus, what are the names of Moses’ parents?

  2. Can you name the two Old Testament books that bear the names of women, and what significant roles did these women play in their respective books?

  3. What is the longest chapter in the Bible, and how many verses does it contain?

  4. Identify the prophet who married a prostitute as commanded by God, and explain the symbolic significance of this marriage.

  5. In the New Testament, who is the only person recorded as having been raised from the dead by Paul?

  6. Which Psalm of David is quoted by Jesus on the cross, and what is its first line?

  7. Who are the four major prophets of the Old Testament, and what distinguishes a major prophet from a minor prophet?

  8. What are the names of the two bodies of water that were miraculously parted in the Bible, and who was the leader responsible for each event?

  9. In the Book of Revelation, what are the four horsemen of the Apocalypse and what does each represent?

  10. Which book of the Bible ends with the word “Amen,” and what is its main theme?

  11. What were the specific instructions God gave Noah for building the Ark, including dimensions?

  12. Who in the Bible was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?

  13. What are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, and which tribe did King David belong to?

  14. In the story of David and Goliath, what are the five smooth stones used by David to defeat Goliath symbolic of?

  15. Who is considered the richest king in the Bible, and what evidence is there of his wealth?

  16. What is the significance of the number 40 in the Bible, mentioning at least three instances where it appears?

  17. Which book of the Bible is a collection of love poems, and what is its primary interpretation?

  18. Who was the only female judge mentioned in the Bible, and what is she most famous for?

  19. Name the first apostle to be martyred and the one who replaced Judas Iscariot as the twelfth apostle.

  20. What are the Beatitudes, and in which Gospel are they found?

  21. Who are the two individuals in the Bible that were taken up to heaven without dying, and where is this mentioned?

  22. What was the new name given to Abram by God, and what does it mean?

  23. Which Old Testament character is known for his wisdom, and how did he demonstrate it through the judgment between two women claiming the same baby?

  24. What are the fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23?

  25. What were the plagues that God sent upon Egypt, in order?

  26. Who was the oldest person in the Bible, and how old did he live to be?

  27. What significant event happened at Mount Sinai?

  28. Who were the parents of John the Baptist?

  29. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, who were the first two individuals to pass by the wounded man before the Samaritan arrived?

  30. What was written on the wall during Belshazzar’s feast, and what did it mean?

  31. Who was thrown into a lions’ den by King Darius, and why?

  32. What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit as listed in Isaiah 11:2-3?

  33. What was the sign of the covenant between God and Noah?

  34. Who are the two individuals in the New Testament known to have walked on water?

  35. What is the armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:10-18?

  36. What was the name of the garden where Adam and Eve lived, and what was the name of the tree from which they were forbidden to eat?

  37. Who interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh, which predicted seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine?

  38. What does the name “Jesus” mean, and who in the Bible explicitly provides this interpretation?

Answers

  1. Amram and Jochebed (Exodus 6:20).

  2. The books are Ruth and Esther. Ruth is known for her loyalty to her mother-in-law Naomi, and Esther for saving her people from genocide.

  3. Psalm 119, with 176 verses.

  4. Hosea. He married Gomer, and the marriage symbolized God’s unfailing love for a faithless Israel.

  5. Eutychus, who was brought back to life in Acts 20:9-12 after falling out of a window.

  6. Psalm 22. Its first line is “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

  7. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Major prophets have longer books that contain more comprehensive messages compared to the shorter books of the minor prophets.

  8. The Red Sea was parted by Moses (Exodus 14), and the Jordan River by Joshua (Joshua 3).

  9. The white horse represents Conquest, the red horse War, the black horse Famine, and the pale horse Death (Revelation 6:1-8).

  10. The book of Revelation. Its main theme is the final victory of God over evil.

  11. God instructed Noah to build the Ark 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high, made of gopher wood and covered inside and out with pitch (Genesis 6:14-16).

  12. Lot’s wife. (Genesis 19:26)

  13. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph (and his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim who received Joseph’s share), and Benjamin. King David belonged to the tribe of Judah.

  14. There isn’t a direct biblical interpretation of the symbolic meaning of the five stones; interpretations vary among scholars and theologians.

  15. King Solomon. Evidence of his wealth includes detailed accounts of his gold income and the lavish materials used in the construction of the Temple (1 Kings 10:14-29).

  16. The number 40 is significant for periods of testing, trial, or probation. Examples include the 40 days and nights of rain in the time of Noah, the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the desert, and Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the wilderness.

  17. The Song of Solomon (also called Song of Songs). It is primarily interpreted as an allegory of God’s love for His people.

  18. Deborah. She is most famous for leading Israel to victory over the Canaanite army (Judges 4-5).

  19. James, the brother of John, was the first apostle martyred (Acts 12:2). Matthias replaced Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:26).

  20. The Beatitudes are a series of blessings pronounced by Jesus, found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5:3-12.

  21. Enoch (Genesis 5:24) and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11).

  22. Abram was renamed Abraham by God, which means “father of a multitude” (Genesis 17:5).

  23. King Solomon. He demonstrated his wisdom by proposing to cut the baby in two, revealing the true mother by her willingness to give up her claim to save the child’s life (1 Kings 3:16-28).

  24. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

  25. The ten plagues were: 1) water turned to blood, 2) frogs, 3) gnats, 4) flies, 5) livestock diseased, 6) boils, 7) hail, 8) locusts, 9) darkness, and 10) death of the firstborn (Exodus 7-12).

  26. Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old (Genesis 5:27).

  27. The significant event was the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses by God (Exodus 19-20).

  28. Zechariah and Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-13).

  29. A priest and a Levite (Luke 10:30-32).

  30. “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN,” meaning “God has numbered your kingdom and finished it; you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians” (Daniel 5:25-28).

  31. Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den because he prayed to God despite King Darius’s decree that no one could pray to anyone except the king (Daniel 6).

  32. The Spirit of the Lord, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and fear of the Lord.

  33. The rainbow (Genesis 9:12-17).

  34. Jesus and Peter (Matthew 14:25-29).

  35. The belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

  36. The Garden of Eden, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:8, 17).

  37. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams (Genesis 41).

  38. “Jesus” means “The Lord saves,” and this interpretation is provided by an angel to Joseph in Matthew 1:21.

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