Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Did You Know.... Bible Trivia

by Naomi Craig

I love random trivia . In many forms like behind the scenes info about movies (Did you know in the musical Singin' In The Rain where Kathy Seldon does voice overs for the star, Lina Lamont, only the actual movie people thought Debbie Reynolds' (Kathy) voice wasn't mature enough so Jean Hagen (Lina) sang the movie song "Would you?" ----Ending up being Lina covering for Kathy who was covering for Lina)
Singin' in the Rain trailer 5.jpg, wikimedia

Historical tidbits---why I love this blog

And Random Bible Trivia.

I don't know why.

There is a sense of pride when I know the most answers in the American Trivia board game.

So let's get into some interesting Bible trivia.

Did you know the Bible is not only the best-selling book in the world (100 million per year ) but also the most shoplifted.

Wicked Bible - wicked passage.jpg, Wikimedia

Did you know in 1631, a publishing company accidentally omitted the word "not" from the 7th commandment? Around 1,000 copies were distributed before "thou shall commit adultery" was noticed. This version is known as the Sinner's Bible or the Wicked Bible.

How's your trivia inside the Bible?

Did you know about the left-handed assassin and the obese king?

The dead man comes to life at Elisha's sepulchre.jpg, Wikimedia

Did you know a man came back to life after his dead body touched the (very dead) bones of a prophet?

What about an Iron ax head floating in water?

Did you know there is a woman credited with building three cities?

Donkeys talking? Sounds like a cartoon or fantasy movie, but it's actually in the Bible first

Og's Bed (crop).jpg, Wikimedia

Did you know a man had a bed 13 1/2 feet long and 6 feet wide. (I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Goliath)

Or how about the man whose hair weighed 6 1/4 lbs. when it was cut annually.?

Did you know all these? What other random tidbits should be included?

Author of Biblical fiction, avid reader, and pastor's wife, Naomi loves reading the Bible and imagining how things were at the time. When she’s not serving in various areas at church or trying to stay on top of mountains of dishes, you'll most likely find her enjoying a good book and a cup of coffee. Naomi is the founder of Biblical Fiction Aficionados Community on Facebook and co-hosts #BehindTheStory on YouTube. When not writing or trying to wrangle social media, Naomi attempts to get her rescue dogs to be cute on command for the many pics she takes throughout the day.

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  1. Thank you for posting today, and wow...I'll have to come back to these when my brain is actually awake!!

  2. Thank you! There are so many things I didn't know!

  3. About Bible Trivia: Ha, Ha! yes, I did! I liked that you included She'erah and Balaam's donkey. I just re-read today about King Og in my reading through the Bible. I've always thought it neat that Elisha had one more miracle left in him (after your third question.) Shamgar's achievement was pretty impressive as compared to Samson's. How about the youth of Josiah when he became king? Isaiah had a son with the longest name in the Bible--what a terrible thing to do to a child!! The funniest thing I found was Rhoda who left the "Key Keeper," who unlocks doors--Peter, standing outside while she ran to tell that he was there!