Some Facts About the Bible Every Christian Should Know - A Must Read

  1. Bible was written over a period of some 1,500 years, from around 1450 B.C. (the time of Moses) to about 100 A.D. (following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ).
  2. The Bible was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by over 40 different authors from all walks of life: shepherds, farmers, tent-makers, physicians, fishermen, philosophers and kings.
  3. Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, referred to as the Pentateuch and the Apostle Paul  wrote 14 books (over half) of the New Testament.
  4. The Bible contains 66 books, 1189 chapters, divided among the Old and New Testaments. There are 39 books in the Old Testament.  There are 27 books in the New Testament.
  5. The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  6. The Bible was printed in 1454 A.D. by Johannes Gutenberg who invented the “type mold” for the printing press. It was the first book ever printed.
  7. About 50 Bibles are sold in every minute.
  8. The center verse is Psalm 118:8, "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man."
  9. The Bible says more than 3,000 times “thus saith the Lord.” And the words which follow are quotes from God.
  10. The longest book in the Bible : The book of Psalms.
  11. The shortest book in the Bible : 2 John.
  12. The longest chapter in the Bible : Psalm 119
  13. The shortest chapter in the Bible : Psalm 117
  14. The longest verse in the Bible : Esther 8:9
  15. The shortest verse in the Bible : John 11:35
  16. The oldest man that ever lived : Methuselah who lived to be 969 years old (Genesis 5:27).
  17. The only book in the Bible that does not contain the word "God" is Esther.
  18. 2 men in the Bible who never died but were caught up to heaven : Enoch, who walked with God and was no more (Genesis 5:22-24). Elijah, who was caught up by a whirlwind into heaven (II Kings 2:11).
  19. "Amen" is the last word in the Bible.