Bible Bowl

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Bible Bowl (also known as Bible Quiz or Bible Quizzing) is a family of quizbowl-like games which focuses on knowledge of the Christian Bible. It uses a range of formats and question styles, some of which are quite similar to pre-modern forms of quizbowl. It may be played through teams organized by churches or by Christian private schools.

Bible Bowl dates back to at least the mid-1950s and developed in parallel with the College Bowl TV show and its immediate precursors. Several of the challenges unique to the "invitational circuit" model of quizbowl as opposed to the radio/television shows were first addressed by Bible Bowl organizers, including the need to manufacture buzzer systems, source questions, and plan and staff tournaments. Many buzzer system manufacturers got into the business primarily to serve Bible Bowl participants.