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The Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating

from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ. These men wrote this Scripture as
they were given inspiration by God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

The first translation of the English Bible was initiated by John Wycliffe and
completed by John Purvey in 1388.

The Bible has since been translated in part or in whole into over 1200 languages
and dialects.

The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228. The Old Testament
was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1488 and the New Testament by Robert
Stephanus in 1551.

The entire Bible divided into chapters and verses first appeared in the Geneva
Bible of 1560.

Today The Bible is the largest seller of all books published.

Books of the Bible . . . . 66


The Old Testament . . . . 39
The New Testament . . . . 27
Middle Book of Old Testament . . . . Proverbs
Middle Book of New Testament . . . . 2 Thessalonians
Longest Book of Old Testament . . . . Psalms
Longest Book of New Testament . . . . Luke

Entire Bible . . . . 1189 chapters


Old Testament . . . . 929 chapters
New Testament . . . . 260 chapters
Middle chapter of Old Testament . . . . Job 29
Middle chapter of New Testament . . . . Romans 13
Middle & shortest chapter of The Bible . . . . Psalm 117
Longest chapter in The Bible . . . . Psalm 119
Chapters that are alike . . . . 2 Kings 19 & Isaiah 37

Between chapters 6 & 7 of Ezra, both Confucius and Buddha died (516-458 B.C.)

Ascension . . . . Acts 1
Backsliders . . . . Hosea 14
Beatitudes . . . . Matthew 5,6,7
Bread of Life . . . . John 6
Brotherhood . . . . Romans 14
Builders . . . . Nehemiah 4
Burden-Bearers . . . . Galatians 6
Call, Universal . . . . Isaiah 55
Chastening . . . . 2 Corinthians 4
Comfort . . . . Psalm 23
Confession . . . . Psalm 51
Consecration . . . . Philippians 3
Constancy . . . . Ruth 1
Contrast . . . . Deuteronomy 28
Converts . . . . Psalm 32
Deliverance . . . . Acts 12
Divinity . . . . John 1
Duty . . . . Romans 12
Faith . . . . Hebrews 11
Flood . . . . Genesis 7
Friendship . . . . 1 Samuel 20
Fruit . . . . John 15
Gifts . . . . 1 Corinthians 12
Giving . . . . 2 Corinthians 9
Gideon's Band . . . . Judges 7
Good Shepherd . . . . John 10
Heaven . . . . John 14, Revelation 7, 22
Holy Spirit . . . . John 14, 15
Humility . . . . John 13
Instruction . . . . Proverbs 1
Intercession . . . . John 17
Joy . . . . Isaiah 12
Jubilee . . . . Leviticus 25
Judgement . . . . Matthew 25
Law . . . . Exodus 20
Life, Frailty of . . . . Psalm 90
Love . . . . 1 Corinthians 13
Messiah . . . . Isaiah 53
Ministers . . . . 1 Corinthians 4
Missions . . . . Psalm 72, Romans 10
New Covenant . . . . Hebrews 8
Old Age . . . . Ecclesiastes 12
Omniscience . . . . Psalm 139
Overcomers . . . . Revelation 2, 3
Passover . . . . Exodus 12
Praise . . . . Psalms 103 & 145
Prayer . . . . Daniel 6, Luke 11, 18
Prosperity of the Wicked . . . . Psalm 73
Prosperity of the Righteous . . . . Deuteronomy 8, 28
Providence . . . . Psalm 121
Refuge . . . . Numbers 35
Regeneration . . . . John 3
Rest . . . . Hebrews 4
Resurrection . . . . 1 Corinthians 15
Revival . . . . 2 Chronicles 30, Luke 3
Safety . . . . Psalm 91
Service . . . . Luke 10
Shepherd . . . . John 10
Soldier's . . . . Ephesians 6
Teacher's . . . . 1 Corinthians 2
Temperance . . . . Proverbs 23
Tithing . . . . Malachi 3
Tongue . . . . James 3
Transfiguration . . . . Matthew 17
Unity . . . . Ephesians 4
Vanity . . . . Ecclesiastes 4
Watchman's . . . . Ezekiel 33
Water of Life . . . . John 4
Wisdom . . . . Proverbs 3
Woman's . . . . Proverbs 31
Word of God . . . . Deuteronomy 6
Worship . . . . Psalm 84

Entire Bible . . . . 31,173 verses


Old Testament . . . . 23,214 verses
New Testament . . . . 7,959 verses
Middle verse of The Bible . . . . Psalm 118:8
Middle verse of Old Testament . . . . 2 Chronicles 20:17
Middle verse of New Testament . . . . Acts 17:17
Shortest verse in The Bible . . . . John 11:35
Longest verse in The Bible . . . . Esther 8:9
Verses that are alike . . . . Psalm 107:8, 15, 21 & 31

Verse containing all the letters


of the alphabet except 'J' . . . . Ezra 7:21

Verse containing all the letters


of the alphabet except 'Q' . . . . Daniel 4:37

In the whole Bible . . . . c. 773,692 words


In the Old Testament . . . . c. 592,439 words
In the New Testament . . . . c. 181,253 words

The longest word in the Bible is "Mahershalalhashbaz"


(18 letters) which is found in Isaiah 8:1.

Several of the words occurring only once in the Bible:

Eternity . . . . Isaiah 57:15


Reverend . . . . Psalm 111:9
Grandmother . . . . 2 Timothy 1:5
Gnat . . . . Matthew 23:24
Man who lived to be 969 years old . . . . Genesis 5:27

Sons of God married the


daughters of men . . . . Genesis 6:2

Man who used a stone for a pillow . . . . Genesis 28:11

Baby had a scarlet thread tied


around its hand before birth . . . . Genesis 38:28-29

Battle won because manstretched


out his hand . . . . Exodus17:11

Man who was spoken to by an ass . . . . Numbers 22:28-29

Giant who had a bed 13ft. 6 in.


long by 6ft. wide . . . . Deuteronomy 3:11

The women who had to shave their


heads before marriage . . . . Deuteronomy
21:11-13

Women forbidden to wear


men's clothing . . . . Deuteronomy 22:5

Sun and moon stood still


for a whole day . . . . Joshua 10:13

A woman killed a man by driving


a nail through his head . . . . Judges 4:17-21

Men lapped water like dogs . . . . Judges 7:5

An army with seven hundred


left-handed men . . . . Judges 20:16

Man whose hair weighed about


6.5lbs. at his annual haircut . . . . 2 Samuel 14:26

Where a ferry boat was used . . . . 2 Samuel 19:18

Man who had twelve fingers


and twelve toes . . . . 2 Samuel 21:20

Man who had seven hundred wives


and three hundred concubines . . . . 1 Kings 11:1-3

The soaking wet sacrifice that


burnt supernaturally . . . . 1 Kings 18:17-40

Man who outran a chariot . . . . 1 Kings 18:41-46

The axe head that floated


in the river . . . . 2 Kings 6:1-
6

Woman who boiled


and ate her son . . . . 2 Kings 6:29

Man killed in his chariot . . . . 2 Kings 9:24

Woman whose body was


eaten by dogs . . . . 2 Kings 9:30-36

Father who had eighty-eight


children . . . . 2 Chronicles
11:21

The sun travelled backwards . . . . Isaiah 38:8

Man who walked naked


for three years . . . . Isaiah 20:2-3

Army of 185,000 destroyed


in one night . . . . Isaiah 37:36

Man whose life was increased by


fifteen years because he prayed . . . . Isaiah 38:1-5

The Bible that was cut


with a penknife . . . . Jeremiah 36:20-23

Valley full of dry bones


prophesied to be resurrected . . . . Ezekiel 37:1-14

A Harlot an ancestor of Christ . . . . Matthew 1:5

Man ate locusts for food . . . . Matthew 3:4