Interesting Facts About the Bible

  • Total Chapters in the Bible — 1189.

  • Chapters in the Old Testament — 929.

  • Chapters in the New Testament — 260.

  • Longest Chapter — Psalms 119.

  • Shortest Chapter — Psalms 117.

  • Center Chapter — Psalms 118.

  • Chapters before Psalm 118 — 594 Chapters.

  • Chapters after Psalm 118 — 594 Chapters.

  • Add the Chapters up –1188 (594+594)+1 (Center Chapter)=1189.

  • Center Verse — Psalms 118:8.

  • Psalm 118:8 — It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

  • Most Comforting Chapters — Psalms 23, John 14.

  • Love Chapter — 1 Corinthians 13.

  • Faith Chapter — Hebrews 11.

  • New Testament Formation — Acts 2.

  • Alike Chapters — 2 Kings 19, and Isaiah 37.

  • Longest Verse — Esther 8:9.

  • Shortest Verse — John 11:35.

  • Most Precious Verse — John 3:16.

  • Saddest Verse — Mark 15:34.

  • Grandest Verse — Romans 8:11.

  • The Garden verse — Num. 11:5.

  • The Metal verse — Ezek. 22:19.

  • Word “God” occurs — 4,370 times.

  • Word “Jehovah” [Yahweh] occurs — 6,855 times.

  • Word “Lord” occurs — 7,736 times.

  • English Bible published first– 1380 A.D.

  • Divisions of the Chapters made first — 1227 A.D.

  • Longest Word — Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1).

  • The Greatest Word — JESUS.

  • Words appears only once in the KJV Bible — Reverend (Psalms 111:9), Eternity (Isaiah 57:15), and Grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5).

  • The Bible gives all glory and honor to the Heavenly Father.  Jesus Christ (Yashua Massiah) is hidden in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament.

  • The Bible was written by the Holy Spirit through 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.

  • The Bible is the Book of Salvation and Jesus Christ is the Only Savior under Heaven given among the human beings.

  • Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the Bible were written by some 50 different authors.

  • The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1227 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing. The first translation of the English Bible was initiated by John Wycliffe and completed by John Purvey in 1380.

  • A Bible in the University of Gottingen is written on 2,470 palm leaves.

  • The Bible devotes some 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on money and possessions.

  • The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.

  • There are 8,674 different Hebrew words in the Bible (KJV), 5,624 different Greek words, and 12,143 different English words.

  • According to statistics from Wycliffe International, the Society of Gideons, and the International Bible Society, the number of new Bibles that are sold, given away, or otherwise distributed in USA is about 168,000 per day.

  • A number of verses in the Bible (KJV) contain all but 1 letter of the alphabet:– Ezra 7:21 contains all but the letter j; Joshua 7:24, 1 Kings 1:9, 1 Chronicles 12:40, 2 Chronicles 36:10, Ezekiel 28:13, Daniel 4:37, and Haggai 1:1 contain all but q; 2 Kings 16:15 and 1 Chronicles 4:10 contain all but z; and Galatians 1:14 contains all but k.

  • Gabriel and Michael are the angels mentioned by name in the Bible.

  • The words baptize, baptized, baptizest, baptizeth, baptizing appears in the Bible 77 times.

  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible’s Book of Revelation are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.

  • Voltaire, the French philosopher was an athiest, threatened that he will see to the destruction of the Bible and its removal from the face of the earth. What happened is that the Bible Society bought the house where he was born after his death and today that building is one of the biggest sales centers of the Bible.

  • The name “Easter” derives from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre, who governed the vernal equinox.

  • Salt is mentioned more than 30 times in the Bible.

  • There are 49 different foods mentioned in the Bible.

  • Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.

  • Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.