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.
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.
The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek.
The longest line in the Bible is Esther 8:9 – 89 words, 425 letters.
The covering for the tabernacle was made out of ram skins and sea cow hides: Exodus 36:19.
The word “trinity” is not mentioned in the Bible.
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55 times, but domestic cats are not mentioned at all.
Christianity is the world’s most widespread religion (1,7 billion Christians).
There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after it.
The word “Lord” appears 1855 times in the Bible.
The 10 plagues of Egypt:
1. Water turns to blood
3. Lice and fleas
5. Cattle die of diseases
6. Boils and sores
10. Death of first-born
The 7 last plagues (Revelation 16):
2. Sea turns to blood
3. Rivers turn to blood
4. People schorched by heat of the sun
6. River Euphrates dries up