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Facts About The Bible

 

 

The word "Bible" simply means books.

The Bible was originally made up of books written in three languages; Hebrew, Aramic, and Koine Greek.

The entire Bible was written over a 1500 year span.

The Bible contains 66 books written by over 40 different authors.

The Bible contains 1189 chapters and over 31,00 verses.

The longest book of the Bible is Psalms.

The shortest book is 3 John.

The longest verse is Esther 8:9.

The shortest verse is John 11:35. 

The shortest chapter is Psalm 117.

Psalm 118 is between the shortest and longest chapters of the Bible and Psalm 118:8 is the Bible's center verse.
"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." (Psalm 118:8)

The longest chapter is Psalm 119.

The Bible's longest word: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1, 3)

The Bible has been translated into over 1,200 languages.

The Bible is the best selling book of all time.

The Bible was the first book ever printed.

In 1454, Johannes Gutenberg invented the "type mold" print press and began to print the Bible. Life Magazine called this the single most important event of the second millennium.

Stephen Langton first divided the Bible into chapters in 1228.

The Old Testament was first divided by verses in 1448 and the New Testament in 1551.

The first English Bible translation was initiated by John Wycliff in 1382 and completed by John Purvey in 1388.

It takes about 70 hours to read the entire Bible.

About 170,000 Bibles are distributed each day in the United States.

The book of Isaiah is constructed much like the entire Bible.

**Bible: 66 books.
**Isaiah: 66 chapters.

**Bible: First 39 books mainly concern Isreal.
**Isaiah: First 39 chapters mainly concern Isreal.

**Bible: Last 27 books concern the life and coming of Jesus Christ.
**Isaiah: Last 27 chapters concern the life and coming of Jesus Christ.

The first ever vocal radio broadcast on December 24, 1906 consisted of a reading from Luke chapter two.

 

Thanks to Christian Defense Update for these facts

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