Which animal do you think gets the most mentions in the bible. Taking both old and new testaments into account these ten animals get well over 100 mentions between the two versions. While it doesn’t mean much to most people, I think its still worth knowing…
The Top Ten Animals With the Most Mentions in the Bible
10 – Camel – Old Testament:56 – New Testament:6 – Total Mentions: 62
Genesis 24:11 – He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
9 – Goat – Old Testament:131 – New Testament:7 – Total Mentions: 138
Genesis 30:33 – And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me. Any goat in my possession that is not speckled or spotted, or any lamb that is not dark-coloured, will be considered stolen.”
8 – Ass – Old Testament:142 – New Testament:8 – Total Mentions: 150
Genesis 24:35 – And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
7 – Bullock – Old Testament:152 – New Testament:0 – Total Mentions: 152
Isaiah 34:7 – And the wild-oxen shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls: and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
6 – Horse – Old Testament:137 – New Testament:27 – Total Mentions: 164
Deuteronomy 11:4 – what he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots, how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea as they were pursuing you, and how the Lord brought lasting ruin on them.
5 – Ram – Old Testament:165 – New Testament:0 – Total Mentions: 165
Exodus 29:32 – At the entrance to the tent of meeting, Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket.
4 – Ox – Old Testament:156 – New Testament:10 – Total Mentions: 166
Genesis 49:6 – Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.
3 – Lion – Old Testament:167 – New Testament:9 – Total Mentions: 176
Genesis 49:9 – You are a lion’s cub, Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
2 – Lamb – Old Testament:153 – New Testament:35 – Total Mentions: 188
Exodus 12:4 – If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbour, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.
1 – Sheep – Old Testament:155 – New Testament:45 – Total Mentions: 200
Genesis 29:2 – There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large.