Facts About The Bible

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The Bible is the holy and sacred book of Christians, asides that it is one of the oldest book of history which contains thousands of historical information that not only capture important Christian stories but stories of some ancient people who existed thousands of years ago, asides these, there are lots of facts about the Bible your curious mind would really want to know. If you’re a fact loving person, then you might want to read these facts about the Bible that are really interesting.

There’s a lot of really interesting stuff to learn about the Bible beyond its core message. Whether you know your scriptures chapter and verse or you rarely take a peek at the Good Book, we’ve got so many interesting Bible facts for you.

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#1.  “Mahershalalhashbaz” (Isaiah 8:3) is the longest word in the Bible.

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#2. Over 100 million copies of the Bible are sold each year.

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#3. Esther 8:9 is the longest verse in the Bible.

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#4. Psalm 119 is the longest book in the Bible.

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#5. The shortest book in the Bible is Psalm 117, with just 2 verses.

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#6. A publishing company published a Bible with the typo “Thou Shalt Commit Adultery in 1631.” Only 9 of these Bibles, known as the “Sinners’ Bible” exist today.

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#7. The word “bible” is from the Greek ta biblia, which means “the scrolls” or “the books.” The word is derived from the ancient city of Byblos and was the official supplier of paper products to the ancient world.

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#8. The Bible has actually been translated into 532 languages.

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#9. It took over 1,000 years to write the Old Testament and 50-75 years to write the New Testament.

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#10. William Tyndale produced first printed edited of the New Testament in English. He was later burned at the stake for his efforts.

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#11. The name Adam is from the Hebrew word a da ma, which means “the ground.”

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#12. Just 8 in 10 Americans regard the bible as either the literal word of God or as inspired by God.

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#13. The women are more likely than men, older people are more likely than younger people, and African Americans are more likely than other races to read the Bible.

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#14. According an author, God killed about 25 million people in the Bible. Satan kills about 60 people, 10 of whom God allowed Satan to kill as part of a bet in the Book of Job.

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#15. The Bible informs the tradition of three major world religions which are  Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

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#16. The first authorized Bible printed in English is the Great Bible of 1539. King Henry VIII of England declared that it should be read aloud during the church services in the Church of England.

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#17. China is the largest producer of Bibles.

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#18. The Geneva Bible is the first Bible to use numbered verses. It is also the Bible Shakespeare used and the one that the Pilgrims brought to America in 1620.

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#19. The King James Bible (1611) is said to be unrivaled in its accuracy and literary beauty.

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#20. The King James Version without the Apocrypha (Robert Aitken’s Bible) was the first English Bible printed in America.

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#21. The Bible takes place across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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#22. The Bible is said to be the most commonly stolen book in the world.

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#23. Muslims believe that the Bible is revelation from God that has been corrupted by men. They believe that the Qu’ran is its correction.

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#24. Famous Bob Marley was buried with a stalk of marijuana, his red Gibson Les Paul guitar, and a Bible.

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#25. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick relies heavily on biblical allegory. Specifically, several characters are named after Biblical figures, such as Ishmael and Ahab.

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#26. Yes the Bible is the best-selling book in history, with total sales exceeding 5 billion copies.

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#27. The  wise men who visited Christ, their names were not mentioned in the Bible, only that they brought three types of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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#28. The word “Lucifer” is from the Latin lux “light” &  ferre or “light-bringing.”

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#29. The last word in the Bible is Amen.

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#30. Nearly all of the villians in the Bible have red hair.

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FAQ

  • Did you know fun Bible facts?

Yes, this entire article is a full compilation of all the fun Bible facts and more. So if you want more fun Bible facts then you need to read the article from the beginning.

  • Who created the Bible and why?

Historically, the old testament of the Bible started to be compiled in the 8th century, from there other books written in line with the Biblical messages were compiled together up until when they were finally compiled together into one book in 200 AD.

  • How old is the Bible?

The Bible is 2700 years old, this is the exact age of the oldest Biblical text that was found. Note that most of the stories of the Bible were passed down orally before properly being written and compiled into books.

  • When was the first Bible written and by whom?

The first Bible every written was the old testament and it was written between 1200 and 165 BC, it is the sacred scriptures of the Jews and was written by different people at different times. While the new testament was written by early Christians.

  • How long is Bible?

The Bible is 1,189 chapters long, these chapters sum up to 31,173 verses and finally amounts to a total of 807,370 words. These numbers varies slightly depending on the version or translation you’re reading.

  • How was the Bible written?

The old testament is the only sacred scriptures for the Jewish faith and was written by different people at different times around 1200 BC, while the new testament was written by the Apostles and early Christians around 200 AD.

  • What is the longest word in the Bible?

Maher-shalal-hash-baz is the longest word in the Bible, it is a name that referenced the impending plunder of Samaria and Damascus by the king of Assyria, Tiglath-Pileser III ( reigned between 734–732 BCE)

  • What is the shortest word in the Bible?

The shortest word in the Bible is ‘I’, also ‘O’ is another short word in the Bible.