20 Old Testament Bible Trivia Questions

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Think you know your Old Testament trivia well? I am certain there are more obscure questions and answers that can be found in the pages of the 39 books of the Old Testament, but here are 20 Bible trivia questions to start your thinking. Most of  them are serious, but I hope you enjoy the three humorous ones at the end of the quiz.

The oldest man in the Bible, Methuselah died before his father. How could that be?

Questions:

1. Who wrote the words on the tables of stone for the 10 Commandments?

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2. Elijah went to Heaven in a …?

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3. Who was Samson’s wife?

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4. In Genesis 4 a musician is named. Who was he?

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5. Who was cremated in Jabeshgilead in 1 Samuel?

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6. King Saul consulted a witch to communicate with which Old Testament prophet?

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7. God told Abraham that his children would be as numerous as what two things?

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8. What did Jonathan eat not knowing that his father had forbidden his soldiers to eat the rest of the day?

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9. The oldest man in the Bible, Methuselah died before his father. How could that be?

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10. The word “hats” is only found once in the King James Version of the Bible. In which well-known story does it appear?

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11. Besides leaving the presence of the Lord and living in the land of Nod, what was Cain’s punishment for killing Abel?

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12. Ravens brought food to which Old Testament prophet?

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13. What does Beth-El (or Bethel) in Genesis 28 mean?

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14. Who was Cain’s first son?

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15. Which prophet saw God give life to a pile of dry bones?

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16. Who turned into a pillar of salt in the book of Genesis?

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17. Leviathan is described in Job 41. What comes from his mouth and nostrils?

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Here are some of my favorite funny Old Testament trivia questions and answers.

18. Besides Adam and Eve, who in the Old Testament didn’t have parents?

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19. Who was the shortest man in the Bible?

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20. What is the first sport mentioned in the Bible?

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Answers:

1. God. Exodus 31:18, 34:1

2. Whirlwind (not a chariot of fire). 2 Kings 2:1-14

3. A woman of Timnath, Judges 14. The Bible never says that Samson was married to Delilah. Judges 16.

4. Jubal. Genesis 4:21

5. Saul. 1 Samuel 31:11-13

6. Samuel. 1 Samuel 28:7, 8

7. The stars and sand. Genesis 22:17

8. Honey. 1 Samuel 14:24-27

9. His father was Enoch who did not die. Genesis 5:24

10. Story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when they were put in the fiery furnace. Daniel 3:21.

11. The ground would not yield up its fruit to him. He would be cut off from his occupation as a farmer. Genesis 4:9-16

12. Elijah. 1 Kings 17:1-7

13. The house of God. Genesis 28:17-19

14. Enoch. Genesis 4:17

15. Ezekiel. Ezekiel 37

16. Lot’s wife. Genesis 19:26

17. Fire, smoke and light. Job 41:18-21

18. Joshua. The Bible says he was the son of Nun (none). Exodus 33:11

19. Bildad the Shuhite (shoe height). Job 2:11

20. Baseball. In the beginning (big inning). Genesis 1:1

Your Trivia

Do you have any Old Testament trivia you would like to share. I am particularly interested in seeing other humorous questions and answers (I love puns) or trivia questions that people often get wrong. Please leave a comment below with your Old Testament trivia.

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Resources:

The Holy Bible, King James Version





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