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Facts about the Bible...

The Bible contains:

  • 2 Testaments
  • 66 books
  • 783,137 words
  • 3,116,480 letters
  • 39 books in the Old Testament
  • 27 books in the New Testament

Unique

  • Unique Hebrew words: 8,674
  • Unique Greek words: 5,624
  • Unique English words: 12,143

Chapters and Verses

  • The Bible has 1,189 Chapters
  • The Bible has 31,102 verses
  • The Old Testament has 929 chapters
  • The Old Testament has 23,145 verses
  • The New Testament has 260 chapters
  • The New Testament has 7,957 verses
  • Chapters were added to the Bible in 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro.
  • Verse divisions were added in the year 1551 by Robertus Stephanus.

Longest and Shortest

  • Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)
  • Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)
  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)
  • Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John
  • Shortest chapter (by number of words): Psalms 117
  • Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: “Jesus wept”)

The Bible was written:

  • over a 1500 year span (from circa 1400 B.C to A.D. 100)
  • over 40 generations
  • over 40 authors from many walks of life
  • in different places
  • at different times
  • on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe)
  • in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic [Chaldee], and Greek)

The Old Testament contains:.

  • 17 Historical Books:
  • Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Number, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
  • 5 Poetical Books:
  • Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
  • 17 Prophetic Books:
  • Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

The New Testament contains:

  • 4 Gospels:
  • Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
  • 21 Epistles:
  • Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude
  • The Revelation:
  • Revelation