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16 fascinating Bible facts

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, February 22, 2018 Under: Infographics
  1. The Bible didn’t originally have chapters and verses. Scholars added chapters in around A.D. 1227 and verses in 1555.
  2. The Bible was written in 3 languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  3. The full Bible has been translated into about 670 languages and the New Testament is available in 1521 languages.
  4. Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament.
  5. There are nearly 100 quotes or references to Deuteronomy in the New Testament.
  6. The middle verse in the Bible is Psalm 118: 8 “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans."
  7. Jeremiah has more words than any other book in the Bible.
  8. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” 2 Tim 3: 16
  9. The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11: 35 “Jesus wept.”
  10. China is the largest producer of Bibles in the world.
  11. Jesus had at least 4 brothers mentioned by name in the Bible and at least 2 unnamed sisters.
  12. There are 93 women who speak in the Bible, 49 of whom are named. There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible.
  13. The Bible mentions dogs, livestock, lions, game animals, and various other animals but it does not mention the domestic cat!
  14. There are at least 185 songs in the Bible.
  15. There are 21 dreams recorded in the Bible.
  16. These are all genuine Bible names: Heman, Salmon, Ardon, Ram, Etam, Hazzelelponi, Soco, Shelah (man), Er, Gog, Guni, Mushi, Nun (man), Hubbah, Hod, Dodo, Shagee, Ur, Hepher


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