Names 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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51 27
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

2
43 29
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

3
31 19
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

4
31 24
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

5
31 33
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

6
21 23
Testament is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

7
17 20
Exodus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

8
13 16
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

9
17 22
Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
2 4
judah & the lion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
RaychelPederson added judah & the lion

11
13 20
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

12
12 19
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

13
9 16
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

14
15 25
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

15
8 16
Sodom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal

16
8 16
Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Dark ambient, Black metal, Heavy metal

17
11 21
Peter, Paul and Mary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Folk music, Folk rock

18
10 20
The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

19
7 17
Saving Abel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

20
7 18
The Church is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

21
7 19
Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

22
7 20
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

23
7 20
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

24
6 21
Lost Prophets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Lost Prophets Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post grunge

25
3 15
King James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Rock music, Heavy metal

26
4 18
God is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Noise rock, Rock music

27
3 18
The Bible is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

28
2 23
The Jesus Lizard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge

29
1 18
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Experimental rock, Post rock

30
1 18
Biblecode Sundays is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Celtic rock, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

31
1 19
Sweet Jesus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Shoegazing, Britpop, Glam rock

32
1 19
Teenage Jesus and The Jerks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Things from the Bible
Noise rock, No wave, Punk rock