The word “Christian” appears only three times in the Bible: Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.
Psalm 118 verse 8 is in the center of the Bible: “It is better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man.”
The word “grandmother” appears in the Bible only once: 2 Timothy 1:5.
A chariot imported from Egypt cost around 600 shekels of silver (1 Kings 10:29). That would be about $77,000. One shekel was 4 days wages.
The 66 books of the Bible is divided into 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. The Old Testament has 929 chapters, the New Testament 260. (King James Version)
Delilah was given a few thousand pieces of silver to deceive Samson into revealing the secret of his strength. (NKJV) Judges 16:4-5: “And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, ‘Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may over power him….and every one of us will give you 1100 pieces of silver.’ ”
The longest book chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, the shortest is Psalm 117.
James, written around 45 AD, is the oldest book in the New Testament.
In Old Testament times the Mediterranean Sea was called the Great Sea.
The 7 Fathers of the Church:
St Athanasius, St Gregory of Nazianzus, St John Chrysostom, St John of Damascus, St Basil of Caesarea, St Gregory of Nyssa, St Cyril of Alexandria.
The raven is the first bird mention in the Bible. It appears in Genesis 8:7, when it is sent out from the ark by Noah to see if the flood waters have abated. The second bird was a dove, in verse 8.
The 12 disciples were not were not allowed to carry food, money, or extra clothing.
There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.
The longest word in the Bible is Maher-shalal-hash-baz: Isaiah 8:1.
III John has the fewest number of words of any book in the Bible.
Nowhere in the Bible does it say there were three wise men – Matthew 2:1 only says: “Magi from the east came to Jerusalem” and later they present three gifts. More
St Paul wrote 14 (of the 27) books of the New Testament.
The word “God” appears in every book except Esther and Song of Solomon.
There are 7 different Jeremiahs in the Bible: 1 Chronicles 5:24; 12:4, 10, 13; 2 Kings 23:30; Jeremiah 1:1; 35:3.
Methuselah is the oldest man on record: 969 years old (Genesis 5:27).
During the 6th Century, it was customary to congratulate people who sneezed because it was thought that they were expelling evil from their bodies. During the great plague of Europe, the Pope passed a law to say “God bless you” to one who sneezed.
Job is the oldest book written in the Bible – it was written by an unknown Israelite around 1500 BC.
About 50 Bibles are sold every minute.
The oldest almost-complete manuscript of the Bible still existing is the Codex Vaticanus, dating from the first half of the 4th century, now held in the Vatican library.
The King James Old Testament consists of 592,439 words consisting of 2,728,100 letters and the New Testament 181,253 words consisting of 838,380 letters (total 3,566,480 letters).
Obadiah, with 21 verses consisting of 602 words, is the shortest book in the Old Testament, and the third shortest in the Bible.
The verse in the exact middle of the Bible is Psalm 117:8. There are 594 chapters before Psalm 117 and 594 chapters after Psalm 117.
Malachi, written about 400 BC, is the youngest book in the Old Testament.
Revelation, written about 95 AD, is the youngest book in the New Testament.
The Slavonic Orthodox Church has twice as many adherents as the Baptist Church.
The shortest verse in the NIV Bible is John 11:35: “Jesus wept.”
Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.
Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.
The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.
Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not contain the word “God.”
II John has the fewest number of verses of any book in the Bible – it is the shortest book in the Bible.
The word “eternity” is mentioned only once: Isaiah 57:15.
The last word in the Bible is AMEN.