The Little Book of Bible Trivia


By Stan Campbell

Formats and Prices




ebook (Digital original)


ebook (Digital original) $7.99

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around January 30, 2010. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

People who love trivia games won’t be able to put down BIBLEOLOGY, which contains dozens of test-your-knowledge questions. Whether you consider yourself a novice or an expert, Bibleology is an engaging way to get more familiar with this fascinating collection of people’s interactions with the God of the universe.



All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review.

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

Quotations noted KJV are from the King James Version of the Bible.

Faith Words

Hachette Book Group

237 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10017

Visit our website at

First eBook Edition: January 2010

ISBN: 978-0-446-57203-3


Identify the Quote

The Bible is the source of many of our everyday quotes I and references. For example, when you hear people speak of "the writing on the wall" or a "doubting Thomas," they are using biblical references (whether they know it or not).

Below are a number of familiar sayings. See if you can identify which ones come from the Bible and which have other sources. (And give yourself extra credit if you can identify those sources.) To maintain a similar cadence, the King James Version is used for the Bible verses below.

(1) "I am escaped with the skin of my teeth."

(2) "The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed; it blesseth him that gives and him that takes."

(3) "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?"

(4) "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

(5) "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

(6) "God helps them that help themselves."

(7) "To err is human, to forgive divine."

(8) "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

(9) "Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them."

(10) "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread."

(11) "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."

(12) "Hope springs eternal in the human breast."

(13) "The love of money is the root of all evil."

(14) "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

(15) "Spare the rod, and spoil the child."


It's a Miracle!

When you think of miracles in the Bible, it's natural to think of Jesus right away. Yet a number of other people either initiated a miracle or participated in one. Some were instruments of God who brought about the miracle; others merely benefited from it. Try to match the following miracles with the people associated with them (listed at the end of the chapter).

Miraculous Event

(1) Interpreted another person's dream without even being told what the dream was

(2) Sat on a hillside during a battle; as long as his hands were uplifted, the Israelites would win, but when he lowered his hands, they would lose (He also parted the Red Sea, struck a rock and had water gush out, and did a lot of other miraculous stuff)

(3) Was bitten by a deadly viper; when he didn't die, the people thought he must be a god

(4) Thrown into a fiery furnace so hot it killed those tossing them in, yet he and his two friends came to no harm

(5) Called down fire from heaven that consumed a drenched sacrifice, the altar, and even the stones and the soil

(6) Exhausted after killing one thousand Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey, he prayed and God created a spring of water right where he was

(7) Used only 300 soldiers to defeat an enormous enemy army

(8) Summoned thunder and rain during the dry season as a sign for the Israelites

(9) Stood before Pharaoh as he (not Moses) changed his staff into a snake, turned the waters of the Nile River to blood, summoned frogs to cover the land, and initiated a plague of gnats

(10) An angel escorted him out of a maximum security prison without anyone noticing until long after he was outside

(11) As a sign that God had answered someone's prayer, this prophet prayed that the shadow of the sun would reverse itself on ten steps of a stairway—and it did!

(12) Because his victorious army was about to see the enemy escape into darkness at the end of day, he commanded the sun to stand still; as a result, "the sun delayed going down about a full day"

(13) Performed many miracles during his life (making an iron axhead float, curing leprosy, bringing a young man back from the dead, etc.); but even after death, when a fresh corpse happened to come into contact with his bones, the dead man came back to life

(14) He and Peter were approached by a beggar who had been crippled from birth; instead of giving him money, they healed him.

Peformed the Miracle

(A) Aaron

(B) Daniel

(C) Elijah

(D) Elisha

(E) Gideon

(F) Isaiah

(G) John (the apostle)

(H) Joshua

(I) Meshach

(J) Moses

(K) Paul

(L) Peter

(M) Samson

(N) Samuel


Who Knows His Moses?

The story of the life of Moses fills four books of the Bible: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Below are twenty questions covering just a few of the events of Moses' life. See how much you know about this fascinating Old Testament figure.

(1) When the Moses story begins, the Israelites had been in Egypt for about:

(A) Four years

(B) Four decades

(C) Four centuries

(D) Forty days and forty nights

(2) Moses escaped early death due to clever parents, God's protection, and:

(A) Egyptians with bad aim

(B) Dumb luck

(C) An accounting error

(D) A thrilling escape on an "ark"

(3) After being fished out of the Nile, Moses had a pretty smooth life until:

(A) Egypt lost a big war

(B) A woman cut his hair

(C) A famine hit

(D) He killed a guy

(4) After fleeing to the wilderness, Moses acquired:

(A) Flocks and herds too numerous to count

(B) A wife, a kid or two, and a call from God

(C) A bad attitude

(D) BO like you wouldn't believe

(5) God spoke to Moses from a burning bush and told him to:

(A) Don't just stand there; get some water!

(B) Start working out because times were about to get tough

(C) Go tell Pharaoh he was going to lead the Israelites out of Egypt


On Sale
Jan 30, 2010
Page Count
112 pages

Stan Campbell

About the Author

Stan Campbell is a writer with more than twenty years of experience in youth ministry and fifteen years in Christian publishing. He is the author of numerous books and curriculum products for both youth and adults. He and his wife Kathy live in the Nashville area.

Learn more about this author