Facts about the Bible...
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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 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
- 1 Historical:
- 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: