Home
`                Current World Issues
Globalism and N.W.O.
Global Sunday Laws Agenda
Religious Liberty
`                   Science and Bible
Laws of the Universe
Sacred History
`                                    Bible
God
Jesus Christ
`                  Ten Commandments
Sabbath
Sin
Spiritual Warfare
Sanctuary
`            Three Angels Messages
Prophecy
Time Prophecy
`                                Sermons
More Bible Topics
More Articles
Bible Questions and Answers
More Resources
What Does the Bible Say About ...
Bible Slides
`                 Satan's Counterfeits
Paganism Baptised
Papacy
All the World Wonders After . . .
Secret Societies
Occult / Magic
`                                   Health
Health Principles
Nutrition
Bad Nutrition
Healing Foods
Home Remedies
Physical Ailments
Mental Ailments
Medical Fraud
Recreational Drugs
`                     Biblical Lifestyle
SDA Issues
Sunset Times
Site Map
Ask a Bible Question
Religious Survey
Site Feedback
About Us
Contact Us
Links
e-mail me

Bible Facts and Trivia


 

The Bible is actually a library of 66 books, written by 44 authors over a period of about 1500 years. The 39 books of the Old Testament were composed between 1400 and 400 B.C., the 27 books of the New Testament between A.D. 50 and 100.

The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton about A.D. 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in A.D. 1448 and the New Testament by Robert Stephanus in A.D. 1551. The entire Bible divided into chapters and verses first appeared in the Geneva Bible of 1560.

Here are some interesting tidbits of facts and trivia specifically in regards to the King James Version of the Bible.

Books of the Bible:

Books of the Bible: 66 Books
Old Testament: 39 Books
New Testament: 27
Middle book of Old Testament: Proverbs
Middle book of New Testament: 2 Thessalonians

Verses:

Old Testament: 23,214 verses
New Testament: 7,959 verses
Middle verse of the Bible: Psalms 103:1,2
Middle verse of the Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 20:17
Middle verse of the New Testament: Acts 17:17
Shortest verse of the Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 1:25
Shortest verse of the New Testament: "Jesus wept." John 11:35
Longest verse in the Bible: Esther 8:9
Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except J: Ezra 7:21
Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except Q: Daniel 4:37
Verses most alike: Psalm 107:8,15,21, 31

Chapters:

Entire Bible: 1189
Old Testament: 929
New Testament: 260
Middle chapter of Old Testament: Job 29
Middle chapter of New Testament: Romans 13
Middle and shortest chapter of Bible: Psalms 117
Longest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 119
Chapters that are most alike: 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37

Words:

In the Old Testament: 592,439 words
In the New Testament: 181,253 words
Longest word in the Bible (18 letters): Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1,3)
King with shortest reign: King Zimri (7 days) I Kings 16:15
Words occurring only once in the Bible: Eternity (Isaiah 57:15); Grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5); Gnat (Matthew 23:24)