21 interesting bible facts

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The Bible is the account of God’s action in the world, and his purpose with all creation. The Bible is also full of interesting info and amazing facts beyond just being God’s message to the world.  Check out this list of 21 interesting bible facts.

21 Interesting Bible Facts

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  • The Bible contains 66 books, 1,189 chapters, 31,100 verses, 783,088 words, and 3.602,582 letters.
  • The word Bible means Book. (Biblos)
  • Testament means “Covenant” or “Agreement”
  • The Bible was the first book printed on movable type.
  • The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in Greek.
  • Thirteen of the twenty seven New Testament books were written by the Apostle Paul.
  • The first English translation of the Bible was made by John Wycliffe in 1382 AD.
  • The oldest person mentioned in the Bible is Methuselah who lived to be 969 years old (Genesis 5:27).
  • About 90 hours are required to read through the whole Bible.
  • If you read three chapters of the Bible everyday and 5 during Sundays, you will go through the entire Bible in one year
  • The Bible is the most translated book in the world.
  • The Bible is the all-time best selling book, it is also the most shoplifted book.
  • The Bible was written on 3 continents.
  • There are over 300 Old Testament prophecies concerning Jesus that have been fulfilled.
  • The Bible’s 66 books were written by some 40 men over a period of 1600 years. Among the writers were kings, prophets, fishermen, unlearned men, tax agents, prisoners, and more.
  • Over 2500 times the writers of the Scriptures claim to be inspired.
  • The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses.
  • The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117 with 2 verses.
  • The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words.
  • The shortest verse in the Bible (in English) is John 11:35.
  • The last word in the Bible is “Amen”.


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