Odd Facts about the Bible

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Sometimes on my blog I like to depart from more serious studies to offer interesting asides. Today I will list some interesting facts about the Bible. So here we go!

Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55 times, but domestic cats are not mentioned at all. (As a dog person, I wholeheartedly concur in the decision to exclude cats from the Bible.)

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.

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The word “Christian” appears only three times in the Bible: Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.

The word “God” appears in every book except Esther and Song of Solomon.

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)

The King James Old Testament consist of 592,439 words consisting of 2,728,100 letters and the New Testament 181,253 words consisting of 838,380 letter (total 3,566,480 letters).

The longest line in the Bible is Esther 8:9, which has 89 words presented with 425 letters.

The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35: “Jesus wept.”

The longest book chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, the shortest is Psalm 117.

There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after it.

Psalm 118 verse 8 is in the center of the Bible: “It is better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man.”

Obadiah, with 21 verses consisting of 602 words, is the shortest book in the Old Testament, and the third shortest in the Bible.

2 John has the fewest number of verses of any book in the Bible – it is the shortest book in the Bible.

3 John has the fewest number of words of any book in the Bible.

The word “Lord” appears 1855 times in the Bible.

For more facts, see: http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t1466-interesting-facts-about-bible-did-you-know-that


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2 thoughts on “Odd Facts about the Bible

  1. Harold January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I believe the Egyptians where the first to domesticate cats and treated them as the gods they (the cats) believe they are. As a cat owner….this is closer to the truth…

  2. Kenneth Gentry January 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Cats may think that. But dog is man’s best friend. I once had an agnostic, dyslexic insomniac tell me that he laid awake at night wondering if there was a dog.

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