Just the facts



1. The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek. It’s the world’s all-time best-selling, most-widely-distributed and most-widely-read book.

There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. These 66 books comprise 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. The Old Testament has 929 chapters and the New Testament 260 (King James Version). The King James Old Testament contains of 592,439 words consisting of 2,728,100 letters while the New Testament has 181,253 words made up of 838,380 letters (total 3,566,480 letters).

2. Methuselah is the oldest man on record: 969 years old (Genesis 5:27).

3. The words “Trinity” is not mentioned in the Bible.

4. “God” appears in every book, except Esther and Songs of Solomon.

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

6. The longest word in the Bible is Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1).

7. The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 (89 words, 425 letters).

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