BIBLE FUN FACTS FOR KIDS (of all ages!)
Kids getting bored this summer? Nothing to do in the car? Then have fun exploring these fun Bible facts!
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT FACTS: The Bible is a collection of 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over 1,500 years, in 3 different languages, on 3 different continents; Did you know the Bible contains 773,693 words and 3,566,480 letters and 31,102 verses. Reading them all aloud would take a person approximately 70 hours; The Old Testament has 39 books, while the New Testament has 27 books, bringing the total to 66; Of the 27 books of the New Testament, the Apostle Paul wrote 13 books (almost half) of the New Testament; The Bible contains 1,189 chapters; You can read through the Bible in one year if you read approximately 3 chapters a day; The first three words in the Bible are 'in the beginning'; The first five books of the Bible, referred to as the Pentateuch were written by Moses; The last word in the Bible is 'Amen'; The most popular verse in the Bible is John 3:16; The most comforting chapter in the Bible is Psalms 23.
LONGEST AND THE SHORTEST: The shortest book in the Bible is 1 John 3 with one chapter, 13 verses; The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11: 35, 'Jesus wept'; The longest book in the Bible is Psalms; The longest verse is Esther 8:9 containing 90 words; The longest word in the Bible is a name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1).
STRONGEST, WISEST, TALLEST, OLDEST: The strongest and wisest men in the Bible are Samson and Solomon; The tallest and biggest villain in the Bible is Goliath whose height was over 9 ½ feet; The greatest warrior in the Bible is Gideon, who defeated 135,000 Midianites along with 300 men and 300 trumpets under God's power; The oldest individual in the Bible was Methuselah (Gen 5:27), who died at the age of 969; The giant who had the first king size bed was king Og of Bashan (Deu 3:11).
DID YOU KNOW: Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 118 is the central chapter of the Bible and Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible; Ezra 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet, except 'J'; The word 'God' appears 3,841 times in the Bible; The two books, 'Song of Solomon' and 'Esther' have no mention of God in them; The word "Christian" only appears three times in the Bible; Sheep are the most frequently mentioned animals in the Bible; The only domesticated animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat; Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible; There are 49 different foods mentioned in the Bible; Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible; The word "grandmother" appears in the Bible only once (2 Tim 1:5); Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.
OTHER FACTS ABOUT THE BIBLE: The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world; About 50 Bibles are sold every minute; Enoch and Elijah were two men in the bible who never died; A raven was the first animal to emerge from the ark.
UNUSUAL FACTS ABOUT THE BIBLE: Man who used a stone for a pillow (Gen 28:11); Man who had a conversation with a donkey (Num 22:28-29); Sun and moon stood still for a whole day (Josh 10:13); A woman killed a man by driving a nail through his head (Judg 4:17-21); Men lapped water like dogs (Judg 7:5); Man who had twelve fingers and twelve toes (2 Sam 21:20); Man who outran a chariot (1 Kings 18:41-46); The axe head that floated in the river (2 Kings 6:1-6); Woman who boiled and ate her son (2 Kings 6:29); Woman whose body was eaten by dogs (2 Kings 9:30-36); The sun travelled backwards (Isa 38:8); Man who walked naked for three years (Isa 20:2-3); Man ate locusts for food (Mat 3:4). Believe it or not!!