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Most Mentioned Bible Characters Quiz

How many of the 50 most-mentioned people in the Bible can you name?
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
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First submittedMay 28, 2011
Times taken118,935
Average score26.0%
Rating4.28
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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
#
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
#
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
108 Recent Comments
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Level 59
Jan 16, 2014
Out of curiosity, how was "mentioned" determined?
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Level 82
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 82
Mar 5, 2015
That's not made clear from reading the Bible. It's used as a proper name.
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Level 29
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 82
Jun 19, 2015
^Read previous comment.
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Level 81
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 33
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 82
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 82
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 15
Nov 24, 2017
I thought Good Sir Kal was smarter than this...
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Level 82
Feb 2, 2018
Research suggests that gaging the intelligence of those more intelligent than yourself is difficult.
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2024
Intelligent people spell it 'gauging'. But you wouldn't know that.
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Level 15
Apr 18, 2018
@kal - Um... okay...? Just, just... What point are you trying to make?
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Level 61
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 82
Jul 8, 2018
okay but how is that Bible character referred to?
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Level 49
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 70
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 82
May 25, 2022
almost 10 years, now
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Level 84
Jan 16, 2014
If we are calling these people "characters" shouldn't God be on the list?
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Level 46
Jan 16, 2014
The description says "people."
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Level 17
Jul 25, 2014
Isn't God considered a person, because he is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...
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Level 83
Aug 11, 2014
In the trinity, only the Son is considered a person.
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Level 55
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 63
Jul 28, 2017
Let's just bring back Arius of Alexandria's version..... it was simpler
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Level 38
Feb 3, 2021
there not characters
+4
Level 66
Jan 29, 2023
*They're
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Level 62
Jan 16, 2014
Spelling Nebuchadnezzar is just as challenging as spelling Schwarzenegger
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Level 33
Oct 5, 2016
I'm Dutch and my Bible spells it as "Nebukadnezzar"... It didn't work 😂
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Level 70
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 78
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 35
Jul 8, 2018
There's an actual valley named after Jehosaphat.
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2022
*Jehoshaphat
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Level 37
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 45
Sep 8, 2014
3:44, thank you, thank you very much. No autographs please. XD
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Level 90
Aug 7, 2016
Are you Elvis?
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Level 22
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 65
Dec 28, 2015
I feel you.
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Level 24
Jan 21, 2015
unless you really know you are bible?
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2015
Only got 21 correct, but at least it beats the average.
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Level 22
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 70
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 59
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 70
Mar 15, 2016
no kanye?
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Level 83
Apr 20, 2016
Is that Joseph of Technicolour Dreamcoat fame, or Jesus's not-father fame?
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Level 33
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 56
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 68
Aug 7, 2016
Very interesting and fun quiz! Thanks.
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Level 74
Aug 8, 2016
19/50... not bad for a guy who was excommunicated.
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Level 60
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 85
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 75
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 71
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 66
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 66
Dec 19, 2018
This comment needs more recognition.
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Level 82
Oct 25, 2017
Jumpin' Jehoshaphat! I forgot Moses!
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2024
Ok why did I laugh when you said that XD
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Level 22
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 82
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 75
Jan 22, 2020
I do like your style mrnafe :-)
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Level 57
Mar 14, 2024
tell me all about the contradictions (also do your research on literally all the prophecies Jesus has fulfilled, it's almost impossible which is why he's so great)? i'm interested in what you find
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Level 56
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 70
Sep 17, 2018
It could also be that what was originally said in the Bible just wasn't true.
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2024
tried Jehovah as well... then realized most bibles leave his name out
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2018
I notice Reuben is sandwiched between Noah and Jehu.
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2018
The reason God isn't on the list is that only people count.
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Level 41
Apr 11, 2018
Too bad there is no way to distinguish the two Josephs without obviously giving it away.
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Level 60
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 70
Jun 13, 2019
I got 19, though there were about 15 more names that I have heard of.
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Level 38
Dec 20, 2018
No Brian ?
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Level 47
Mar 4, 2019
No Job? He's got a whole chapter!
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Level 70
Jun 13, 2019
Trying to think of a no job joke, but cant think of any ( good ones)
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Level 75
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 60
Dec 2, 2023
Delete this quiz, it has no job.
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Level 67
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 31
Feb 27, 2020
Adam and eve was like mentioned 10 times in all
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Level 62
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!

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Level 74
Feb 29, 2020
I'm not religious and it definitely shows here (I only got Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and John), and then when I gave up I did an actual facepalm because I forgot how so many people I know are named after people in the Bible. It really do be like that sometimes.
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Level 71
Mar 1, 2020
What about my homeboy, Lucifer?
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2020
Not mentioned very often and also not human.
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Level 48
Jul 7, 2024
laughed at this
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Level 35
Jun 2, 2020
You should mention that you refer to both old and new testaments. For jews, the word "bible" only refers to the old Testament. Christianity uses this word to describe both.
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Level 93
Jan 12, 2024
The quiz is tagged under 'Christian,' and the thumbnail is a person not even found in the Old Testament.
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2020
What about god
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Level 62
Nov 9, 2020
not a 'person' I suppose
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Level 83
Jul 18, 2020
Here we go again .every time I do a religion/ Bible quiz on jetpunk the same monotonous people on both sides of the argument show up in the comments with their long winded boring tit for tat arguments .who really cares . this is a fun quiz site so live and let live. I am not a religious person myself but respect peoples right to believe in what they want no matter how ridiculous some of it seems. on a lighter note if Noah was in the desert in the middle east waiting for a flood how did he find two kangaroos,platypuses ,wombats or koalas don't think they walked and swam from oz.
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Level 38
Feb 3, 2021
you said no judgement
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2020
18/50 gets 4/5 points. That's how tough this quiz is.
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Level 62
Nov 9, 2020
I was singing Lady Gaga to myself: "Judah Juda-ah-ah" whilst completely forgetting to put his name in xD
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Level 63
Feb 5, 2021
Can you accept Abram for Abraham and Sarai for Sarah?
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Level 25
Mar 3, 2021
If you mean the wife of Abraham, she is called "Sara" withouth an h
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
You forgot God
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2022
Seems as though nobody cheated on this Bible quiz
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2022
By mentioned do you simply mean the number of times the person's name shows up or do you include pronouns?
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Level 77
Mar 16, 2022
Paul and Saul were the same person. Was taking this quiz with my sister and we couldn't fathom who we were missing in the #5 slot. They should probably be combined.
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Level 74
Aug 1, 2023
Might not be references to the same person. Saul in the Old Testament was King immediately prior to David.
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Level 93
Jan 12, 2024
Paul in the New Testament is not the Saul on the quiz. That would be referring to King Saul, David's predecessor.
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Level 64
Apr 3, 2022
I tried God. She wasn't there.
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Level 68
May 20, 2022
oy vay.
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Level 55
Jun 24, 2022
Doing this in English when I only ever read the Bible in Dutch is a lot more difficult than I ever expected.
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Level 52
Feb 11, 2024
There is more than one John, is this all of them combined?
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Level 33
Mar 30, 2024
surprising that daniel aint there
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Level 85
Mar 30, 2024
Link to source seems to be broken...