145 Amazing Facts About Bible

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The Bible is the holy book of Christianity which is actually a collection of many books. These books have been written by many people from different social strata. They were people living in different places at different times. There are many types of books in the Bible. Some books were written to record the important events in it. Some of the books are written purely as letters, while others are collections of songs and poems. This collection of books was collected and known as the Bible. Followers of Christianity and Judaism believe that it contains a message from God.

Facts About Bible

Amazing Facts About Bible

  • The Bible contains 611,00 words.
  • The last word in the Bible is Amen.
  • There are 66 total books in the Bible.
  • There is a talking donkey in the Bible.
  • No original writings of the Bible exits.
  • There are around 185 songs in the Bible.
  • China is the largest producer of Bibles.
  • The longest book in the Bible is Psalm 119.
  • Swearing on the Bible is against the Bible.
  • The King James Bible contains 788,258 words.
  • The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.
  • The world’s smallest bible is the Nano Bible.
  • Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible.
  • The world’s largest Bible weighs 1,094 pounds.
  • There is a total of 1,189 chapters in the Bible.
  • The Old Testament of the Bible has 929 chapters.
  • The New Testament of the Bible has 260 chapters.
  • The first book talks about a serpent tempting Eve.
  • There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible.
  • Psalm 117 is one the shortest chapter of the Bible.
  • Mahershalalhashbaz is the longest word in the Bible.
  • The “Christian” word only found 3 times in the Bible.
  • Nearly all of the villians in the Bible have red hair.
  • The full Bible has been translated into 683 languages.
  • There is no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.
  • Over 100 million copies of the Bible are sold each year.
  • The oldest man mentioned in the Bible was 969 years old.

Interesting Facts About Bible 

  • The Bible was translated into Gothic in the 4th century.
  • The “Christian” word occurs 3 times in the New Testament.
  • Johannes Gutenberg didn't make any money off of his Bibles
  • The Bible is the most commonly stolen book across the globe.
  • The Bay Psalm Book is the world’s most expensive manuscript.
  • The New Testament was written within a period of 50-75 years.
  • The Bible says that the devil is handsome, while Jesus is not.
  • The first book of the Bible talks about a serpent tempting Eve.
  • Over one hundred million copies of the Bible are sold annually.
  • The shortest book in the Bible is Psalm 117, with just 2 verses.
  • John Wycliffe produced the first translation of the entire Bible.
  • The longest word in the Bible is “Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:3).
  • The Bible says Jesus is unique in both His person and His purpose.
  • The name of Adam is from the Hebrew word Adamah  which means ground.
  • The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  • Adam’s name is from the Hebrew word a da ma, which means “the ground.”
  • In America, Robert Aitken’s Bible was the first printed English Bible.
  • The Bible takes place across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which states, “Jesus wept.”
  • Goliath is described in the biblical Book of Samuel as a Philistine giant.

Bible Facts Everyone Should Know!

  • There is a 9th century Germanic 'Bible' which presents Jesus as a warrior-king.
  • The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35 and the longest verse is Esther 8:9.
  • Enoch and Elijah are the only people in the Bible who did not die a natural death.
  • The Gutenberg Bible was the was the first book to be printed using movable metal type.
  • In 1526, William Tyndale published a complete English translation of the New Testament.
  • There is an organization that illegally parachutes copies of The Bible into North Korea.
  • The King James Bible contains 788,258 words, 31,102 verses, 1,189 chapters, and 66 books.
  • The English “Bible,” literally “Book,” is derived directly from its Latin cognate biblia.
  • The first complete English Bible printed in America was published in 1782 by Robert Aitke.
  • While it is the shortest verse in English, it is not the shortest in the original languages
  • The Bible is the best-selling book in history, with total sales exceeding 5 billion copies.
  • Bob Marley was buried with a stalk of marijuana, his red Gibson Les Paul guitar, and a Bible.
  • Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even overtly sexual.
  • John Wycliffe was the first to make (or at least oversee) an English translation of the Bible.
  • The most costly book on the planet is the translation of Biblical psalms, “The Bay Psalm Book”.
  • The Bible informs the tradition of three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

Important Facts About Bible 

  • Nearly 8 in 10 Americans regard the bible as either the literal word of God or as inspired by God.
  • The word “Lucifer” is from the Latin lux “light” + ferre “carry,” or, literally, “light-bringing.”
  • The Old Testament took over 1,500 years to write.The Old Testament took over 1,000 years to write.
  • Jesus was not an only child. He had at least 4 brothers mentioned by name and at least 2 unnamed sisters.
  • The longest book in the Old Testament is Jeremiah with approximately 33,000 words in the original language.
  • The full Bible has been translated into 532 languages. It has been partially translated into 2,883 languages.
  • According to the stories in the Bible, God killed a minimum of 2,400,000 people, while Satan killed only about 10.
  • Robert Aitken’s Bible (The King James Version without the Apocrypha) was the first English Bible printed in America.
  • While it took over 1,000 years to write the Old Testament, the New Testament was written within a period of 50-75 years.
  • Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" are the most replicated paintings of all time
  • It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.- Mark Twain
  • The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized edition of the Bible in English, authorized by King Henry VIII of England.
  • "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci's and"Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo's are the most replicated paintings of all time.
  • William Tyndale produced first printed edited of the New Testament in English. He was later burned at the stake for his efforts.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the Bible resulted in the murder.
  • The Bible is the most commonly stolen book in the world, most likely because it is so available in hotel rooms and places of worship.

Scary Facts About Bible 

  • Muslims believe that the Bible is revelation from God that has been corrupted by men. They believe that the Qu’ran is its correction.
  • Polish-born author Joseph Conrad learned English by reading pages of a Bible before he tore them out and rolled them into cigarettes.
  • The Bible doesn’t mention how many wise men visited Christ, only that they brought three types of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  • China is not only the largest producer of textiles and manufactured goods in the world; the country is also the largest producer of Bibles.
  • The world’s largest Bible weighs 1,094 pounds. Built by Louis Waynai in 1930, the book is 43.5 inches tall and a laid open width of 98 inches.
  • The main three popular books of all time on Kindle are The Hunger Games, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and the Holy Bible by Crossway Bibles.
  • The word “Christ” is from the Greek khristos, meaning “the anointed,” which is the noun of the verbal adjective khriein, meaning, “to rub anoint.”
  • Satan was never named "Lucifer." The only use of the word Lucifer in the Bible was by Isaiah, who was referring to the fall of Babylon, not Satan.
  • The top 3 highlighted books of all time on Kindle are 1) The Holy Bible by Crossway Bibles, 2) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and 3) The Hunger Games.
  • Women are more likely than men, older people are more likely than younger people, and African Americans are more likely than other races to read the Bible.
  • The Geneva Bible is the first Bible to use numbered verses. It is also the Bible Shakespeare used and the one that the Pilgrims brought to America in 1620.
  • Laws mentioned in the Bible required farmers to leave parts of their fields un-harvested for strangers, a practice that still exists in parts of the world.

Historical Facts About Bible 

  • In 1631, a publishing company published a Bible with the typo “Thou Shalt Commit Adultery.” Only 9 of these Bibles, known as the “Sinners’ Bible” exist today.
  • The Geneva Bible is the first English Bible to use contemporary verse divisions and the first English Bible translated completely from the Biblical languages.
  • Slave Bible is an abridged version of the bible made for slaves, in which the enslaved Israelites never left Egypt and lines that condemn slave owners were removed.
  • The King James Bible (1611) is said to be unrivaled in its accuracy and literary beauty. In addition to 54 scholars, Shakespeare mostly likely helped with the translation.
  • According to one author, God killed about 25 million people in the Bible. Satan kills about 60 people, 10 of whom God allowed Satan to kill as part of a bet in the Book of Job.
  • The world’s smallest bible can fit on the tip of a pen. Scientists etched the 1.2 million letters of the Old Testament on a tiny silicone disk, which they call the Nano Bible.”
  • As do many classics, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick relies heavily on biblical allegory. Specifically, several characters are named after Biblical figures, such as Ishmael and Ahab.
  • There are 93 women who speak in the Bible, 49 of whom are named. They speak a total of 14,056 words, or about 1.1% of the Bible. There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible.
  • Jesus had four brothers and several unnamed sisters (mentioned in the gospels and other sources) and the Church has attempted to discredit this theory ever since the Bible existed.
  • In the Old Testament, Yahweh (God) actually sues Israel for breach of contract (the Sinai covenant). It is the only instance of God initiating a lawsuit against humans in the Bible.
  • In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." You can buy a copy for over $90,000.
  • The pinnacle of Renaissance art is thought to be Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” a work that depicts in a single image the entire Biblical story of God’s relationship to humanity.

Fun Facts About Bible Characters 

  • Nowhere in the Bible does it say that exactly three magi came to visit the baby Jesus, nor that they were kings, or rode on camels, or that their names were Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar.
  • In 2011, author Brendan Powell Smith published The Brick Bible, which contains recreations of Bible scenes—all with LEGO bricks. Sam’s Club promptly banned the book for objectionable images.
  • The first authorized Bible printed in English is the Great Bible of 1539. King Henry VIII of England declared that it should be read aloud during the church services in the Church of England.
  • Thomas Jefferson made his own Bible out of scrapes from the New Testament in order to focus on the moral teachings of Jesus of Nazareth instead of impossibilities like the miracles and resurrection.
  • The Seraphim (6 winged Angel of the Bible) could mean a Fiery Serpent because the word Seraph is a synonym for serpent. God could have an army of dragons. It is a subject of debate among theologians.
  • There is a "Gospel of Judas" not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus' disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.
  • John Wycliffe produced the first translation of the entire Bible from Latin Vulgate into English. However, after he died, the Catholic Church exhumed and burned his corpse as punishment for his translation work.
  • The word “bible” is from the Greek ta biblia, which means “the scrolls” or “the books.” The word is derived from the ancient city of Byblos, which was the official supplier of paper products to the ancient world.
  • Charlton Heston was cast as Moses in the blockbuster movie The Ten Commandments partly because he resembled Michelangelo’s famous statue of Moses. Heston would later play Michelangelo in the film The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).
  • The Bible is not a single work but a collection of works from a wide variety of authors, such as shepherds, kings, farmers, priests, poets, scribes, and fisherman. Authors also include traitors, embezzlers, adulterers, murders, and auditors.
  • While there are no descriptions of Jesus in the Bible, the image of him with fair skin, light hair, and blue eyes is most likely incorrect and reflect the cultural influences of European Christians. Christ most likely had more Middle Eastern features.
  • The most expensive book in the world is the translation of Biblical psalms, “The Bay Psalm Book” which was sold for over $14 million. It is the first book printed America and was the Puritan’s attempt to make their translation of the Old Testament book.
  • The 1999 blockbuster The Matrix heavily draws from the Bible. The rebel base in the movie is known as Zion, the primary ship is named Nebuchadnezzar (after the Biblical king), and the film’s Judas character is named Cypher in reference to the name LuCIPHER.
  • In the Bible, The New Testament mentions that from Heaven will descend an enormous city named New Jerusalem made of "pure gold, like clear glass" and gives its specific dimensions, 1.9 million square miles. If rested on the Earth, its ceiling would be inside the exosphere.
  • Methuselah, from the Bible, is accredited as being the oldest person to have ever lived, dying at the age of 969 years, but it is thought that this is a mistranslation and that he was 969 lunar months old when he died (78.5 years old) since early Judaic tribes used lunar months to gauge time.
  • Hell in modern Bible translations refers to "Gehenna", an actual place outside Jerusalem where it is thought they used to burn garbage and thus there was always a fire burning there. Also, bodies of those deemed to have died in sin without hope of salvation (such as people who committed suicide) were thrown there to be destroyed.
  • The Bible has inspired more song lyrics than any other book, including “40” (U2), “Adam Raised a Cain,” (Bruce Springsteen), “Adam’s Apple” (Aerosmith), “All you Zombies” (The Hooters), “Be Still” (Kelly Clarkson), “Blackened” (Metallica), “Cinnamon Girl” (Prince), “Come Sail Away (Styx), “Every Grain of Sand” (Bob Dylan), “I am God” (Kanye West) and many more.

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