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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.

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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.

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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.