My Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Bible

Sunday nights at our church we don’t hold a normal church service with a sermon, but we use this time for our bible study, which I enjoy immensely.

We have been studying Genesis and were due to go through Genesis 12:1-20 last night.

But due to the fact that a member of Martin Church of Christ (a neighboring church) passed away, and many of our members went to the viewing last night – we did something different.

Our minister – John – brought up some interesting facts about the Bible.

It is amazing at the ‘facts’ that the Bible holds, it is very interesting to read. The Bible (from Greek word Biblia meaning “the books”) is made up of sacred scripture of the various branches of Judaism and Christianity. The Bible, in its many different translations, is the best-selling book in history.

Here is my Top Ten most interesting facts from the Bible:

  1. The Bible was written by approximately 40 different authors, men who wrote the inspired Word of God. It is made up of 66 books, 39 books in the old testament, and 27 books in the new testament.
  2. There are 1189 chapters in the Bible; with 929 chapters making up the Old Testament and 260 chapters included in the New Testament.
  3. The middle & the shortest chapter of the Bible is – Psalm 117:1-2
  4. The longest chapter in the Bible is – Psalm 119:1-176
  5. 773,692 words are in the Bible.
  6. There is a total of 31,173 verses in the Bible.
  7. The middle verse in the Bible is – Psalm 118:8
  8. The shortest verse in the Bible is – John 11:35
  9. The longest verse in the Bible is – Esther 8:9
  10. The longest living person in the Bible – Methuselah lived a total of 969 years – Genesis 5:27

Other interesting “facts”:

  • It is said that the words ‘Be not afraid’ appear in Scripture 366 times–one for each day of the year (leap years included).
  • The Bible is the only book that states how the world came to be, the birth of man, the journey of man’s life to the present time, and even what is going to happen in the future.
  • Grandmother only appears one time in the Bible – 2 Timothy 1:5
  • The longest word in the Bible is – “Mahershalalhashbaz” (18 letters long) – it appears in Isaiah 8:1

Please remember that these are only “some” of the interesting facts about the Bible. Have you read your Bible today? You might learn something new if you do read it, things are still being discovered in a book that is more than two thousand years old. That is interesting in itself. God Bless, and have a Great week!

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  1. Lujack Skylark says:

    Joseph’s global famine (Genesis 41:57) now has been verified! Spread the news! Educate the world to ancient world history.

    Shang Dynasty emperor Ching Tang some Chinese historians stated his reign began in 1747 B.C. There are others who believe his reign began in 1675 B.C. Chinese emperor Ching Tang was recorded having a seven year famine verifying Joseph’s seven year famine in Genesis 41:30. This seven year famine occurred 1704-1697 B.C. Emperor Ching Tang must have been reigning during this time in world history.


    Joseph lived for 110 years 1741-1631 B.C. (Genesis 50:26) Joseph age 30 (Genesis 41:40-46) became governor of Egypt in 1711 B.C. There was 7 years of great harvest and the second year of famine Joseph age 39 in 1702 B.C. met his father Jacob age 130 (Genesis 47:9) in Egypt. Global famine 1704-1697 B.C. (Genesis 41:57)


    (1) Jacob brought the starving Hebrew people into Egypt settling near Biblical On (Genesis 41:45) Heliopolis, Egypt in 1702 B.C.
    (2) Starving Hyksos Canaanite chieftain Sheshi lead his people into Avaris, Egypt trading their horses for bread (Genesis 47:13-17) in 1702 B.C. during the world famine. (Genesis 41:57)
    (3) Some Minoans from Crete also settle in Egypt’s delta in 1700 B.C. as archaeologist have found Minoan artifacts in Egypt’s delta.
    (4) The Kushite kingdom in eastern Africa arises in 1700 B.C. as Africans fleeing famine come together living in close knit community along the Nile river south of Egypt.
    (5) Some Black tribes migrate from central Africa and settle in southern Africa fleeing from famine. These people left their prescience known. Archaeologist dated their artifacts to 1700 B.C.


    (6) Other Minoans from the island of Crete migrate to mainland Greece in 1700 B.C. spreading their culture there.
    (7) Nordic Bronze culture in northern Europe becomes established in 1700 B.C. where bronze weapons are produced used in hunting wild game.
    (8) Starving Indo-Europeans from western Russia migrate to central Europe and produce bronze weapons to hunt wild game in 1700 B.C.


    (9) People from central Asia-Minor migrate to the coast and build defensive walls around Troy VI to keep the starving barbarians out of the city.
    (10) Some starving Hittites move into western Assyria and adopt the Assyrian cuneiform style of writing in 1700 B.C.
    (11) Starving Indo-European Sealanders invade Amorite Babylon king Abi-Eshuh 1710-1684 B.C. settling in southern Babylonia in 1700 B.C. Abi-Eshuh dams up the Tigris river trying to starve the Sealanders out.
    (12) Starving Indo-European tribes invade Dravidan dominated India in 1700 B.C. Indo-Europeans destroy the Dravidan Mohenjo-Daro civilization in 1700 B.C.
    (13) Starving Indo-European tribes invade western China in 1700 B.C. Chinese archaeologist discovered Indo-European mummies in western China. The Indo-Europeans introduced the Chinese to the horse driven chariot. NOTE: Indo-European Kassites were first to use the horse driven chariot attacking Babylon in the reign of Amorite Babylon king Samsu-iluna 1750-1711 B.C. in his 9th year in 1741 B.C. NOTE: Joseph age 30 was given the Egyptian pharaoh’s 2nd chariot in 1711 B.C. (Genesis 41:43)
    (14) Chinese Shang Dynasty very early in the dynasty recorded a 7 year famine verifying Joseph’s account of the 7 year global famine in Egypt. (Genesis 41:57) It was Shang Dynasty emperor Ching Tang in Chinese annals these record his seven year famine which matches Joseph’s famine. (Genesis 41:30)


    (15) Eskimo activity takes place on Devon’s Island. Archaeologist found the oldest known early Palaeo-Eskimo portrait of a human as they discovered an ivory maskette dated at 1700 B.C.
    (16) The American agricultural Indians establish the Poverty Point Mound Culture in Louisiana in 1700 B.C. building their first city in North America during the world famine.
    (17) Olmecs migrate into the Yucatan Peninsula in 1700 B.C. Archaeologist state the Olmecs invented plumbing and the Olmecs were interested in water conservation at this time in world history.


    (18) South American Indians establish their kingdom in Bolivia during the global famine 1704-1697 B.C. according to archaeologist discoveries there at Tiahuanacu.

    Joseph’s account of the world famine (Genesis 41:57) is supported by archaeology and the migrations of ancient people’s in 1700 B.C. Why not pass this information along to people who are interested in ancient history confirming Joseph’s 7 year famine? (Genesis 41:30)

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