Interesting Facts on Bible
* Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.
These men wrote this Scripture as they were given inspiration by God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
* The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters
1,189 chapters - KJV
* The middle verse of the Bible is ( Psalms 118:8 ) It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
* Most of the Old Testament is written in Hebrew, the language spoken by the Israelites.
* Except for a few words and sentences, the New Testament was composed in Greek, the common language in the Hellenistic world.
* The books of the Bible originally had no chapters or verses.
* When Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, the crown was passed on to James I, who had been king of Scotland for 37 years as James VI. Several months after he began the pursuit of a new Bible translation. It was completed in 1611 and is now know as the King James Version.
* The two Testaments form two volumes of one work. The first is incomplete without the second and second cannot be understood without the first.
* The Bible is the most shop lifted book in the world.
* The bible is actually made up of 773,692 words and would take someone 70 hours to read
* Abraham was the first person in the Bible to be called a Hebrew.
* The oldest person in the bible was actually Methuselah. He died at the age of 969 years old.
* The strongest man in the Bible was Samson.
* The wisest man in the Bible was Solomon.
* The greatest warrior was Gideon. With gods help he defeated 135,000 Midianites
* There were two men in the bible who never died! There names were Enoch and Elijah and God brought took them to heaven.
* The word “Christian” only appears 3 times in the Bible.
* The covering on the tabernacle was made out of ram skins and sea cow hides!
UNUSUAL FACTS ON BIBLE
* Amazingly there are seven suicides recorded in the Bible.
* The word “ Trinity ” is never mentioned in the Bible.
* The very last word used in the bible is “Amen”.
* The words,” Don’t Be Afraid ” appear 365 times in the Bible the same amount of days in the year.
* A Raven was the first animal to emerge from the ark.
* If you notice the number 40 is used continually in the Bible to hasten in something new
Eg: Rained lasted 40 days
Jesus fasted for 40 days
* The acclaimed King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 mistresses or concubines as they were called back then.
* Baby had a scarlet thread tied
around its hand before birth. . . . Genesis 38:28-29
* Man who was spoken to by an ass. . . . Numbers 22:28-29
* Women forbidden to wear men's clothing . . . Deuteronomy 22:5
* A woman killed a man by driving a nail through his head. . . . Judges 4:17-21
* Woman who boiled and ate her son. . . . 2 Kings 6:29
* Army of 185,000 destroyed in one night. . . . Isaiah 37:36
* Man ate locusts for food. . . . Matthew 3:4
* The women who had to shave their heads before marriage. . . . Deuteronomy 21:11-13
* Woman whose body was eaten by dogs. . . . 2 Kings 9:30-36