music The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible  

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List Rules Upvote the top bands with reference to Biblical characters or stories in their names.

Biblical bands can be found in almost every genre of music. Plenty of bands have religious names – some intentionally, others not so much. This list includes bands named after Bible characters or stories, bands with “Bible” in their name, and more. Some seem incredibly obvious, but others might surprise you.

Genesis is one of the more obvious entries on this list. This band, which formed in the late 1960s, was originally going to be named “Gabriel’s Angels,” after lead singer and founding member Peter Gabriel. Another band member thought Genesis made sense, because it marked a beginning of the group’s musical journey. The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. Genesis’ first album was called, appropriately enough, From Genesis to Revelation (Revelation is the last book of the Bible).

A lot of metal bands have Biblical band names, including Exodus, Black Sabbath (though adding “Black” certainly denotes a sinister air to the moniker), Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest (another way to say “Jesus Christ”), Ministry, Lamb of God, and Testament. There is also a new wave/pop group called simply “The Bible.” And of course, there’s Stryper, one of the first mainstream Christian rock groups. 

Bible band names are plentiful in the world of music. Which bands named after the Bible are your favorites? Give your personal picks a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and add any great groups that are missing.

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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Genesis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Nazareth Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Peter, Paul and Mary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Peter, Paul and Mary Folk music, Folk rock

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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Leviathan Dark ambient, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Testament is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Testament Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
The Jesus and Mary Chain Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

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Biblecode Sundays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Biblecode Sundays Celtic rock, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Exodus Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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Ministry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Cathedral Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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King James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
King James Rock music, Heavy metal

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God is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
God Noise rock, Rock music

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The Bible is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
The Bible New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Sepultura Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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Sodom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Sodom Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal

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Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Our Lady Peace Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Lamb of God Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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The Church is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
The Church Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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The Jesus Lizard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
The Jesus Lizard Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge

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Saving Abel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Saving Abel Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

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Sweet Jesus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Sweet Jesus Shoegazing, Britpop, Glam rock

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Lost Prophets is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Lost Prophets Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post grunge

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Experimental rock, Post rock

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Teenage Jesus and The Jerks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Teenage Jesus and The Jerks Noise rock, No wave, Punk rock