Bible Trivia [Lesson 8.1]

25 Jul

Our lesson this week is on God’s Word. As we begin our study, here are a few fun facts from Bibleinfo.com

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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 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 in Old Testament: 39
  • Books in 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 118:8
  • 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)

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