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  • Writer's pictureLouie Monteith


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!!



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