Facts about the Bible

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Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about the Bible
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about the Bible, trivia and information, including some useful statistics will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults.

Interesting Facts about the Bible are as follows:

  • Fact 1 - The Holy Bible contains sacred writings of the Christian religions

  • Fact 2 - The word "bible" comes from the Greek word biblia, meaning books.
  • Fact 3 - It was written by at least 40 different authors, in about 20 occupations, living in 10 countries spanning about 6000 miles
  • Fact 4 - It was written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek by some prophets, some fishermen, a tax collector, a herdsman, a philosopher, a doctor, a king, a statesman and a rabbi.
  • Fact 5 - 2,930 different characters are featured in the Bible.
  • Fact 6 - The KJV of the Bible consists of 66 books. There are 73 books in the Catholic Bible (the extra 7 books are mainly histories).
  • Fact 7 - The Bible is divided into two parts - the Old Testament and the New Testament
  • Fact 8 - Old Testament is the first 39 books
  • Fact 9 - The New Testament consists of 27 books
  • Fact 10 - The Holy Bible contains 31,173 verses
  • Fact 11 - It contains 773,692 words
  • Fact 12 - It contains 3,566,480 letters
  • Fact 13 - The Largest Book is Psalms
  • Fact 14 - The smallest book is 3 John
  • Fact 15 - The Bible focuses on Jesus Christ. The Old Testament looks forward to His coming and the New Testament details His life on Earth and looks forward for His coming again.
  • Fact 16 - The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1488 and the New Testament by Robert Stephanus in 1551.
  • Fact 17 - There is one book of prophecy and it is Revelation, written by the apostle, John
  • Fact 18 - The average time to read the following books is as follows: Revelation - 34 minutes,
    Luke - 85 minutes and Philemon just 1 minute.

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