1. The Geneva Bible
The Geneva Bible is the first Bible to use numbered verses. It is also the Bible Shakespeare used and the one that the Pilgrims brought to America in 1620.
2. Adam and Cain
The Bible has inspired more song lyrics than any other book, including “40” (U2), “Adam Raised a Cain,” (Bruce Springsteen), “Adam’s Apple” (Aerosmith), “All you Zombies” (The Hooters), “Be Still” (Kelly Clarkson), “Blackened” (Metallica), “Cinnamon Girl” (Prince), “Come Sail Away (Styx), “Every Grain of Sand” (Bob Dylan), “I am God” (Kanye West) and many more.
3. The Translation
John Wycliffe produced the first translation of the entire Bible from Latin Vulgate into English. However, after he died, the Catholic Church exhumed and burned his corpse as punishment for his translation work.
4. The Religious Tradition
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. No major religious tradition lives in isolation. The living … world religion. Judaism. The Judeo-Christian tradition became intertwined with Western civiliza- … The Hebrew scriptures, according to the tradition, came from God, and … And God will inform you.
5. The Shortest Verse
The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which states, “Jesus wept.
6. Longest Book
The longest book in the Bible is Psalm 119.
With 176 verses, the psalm is the longest psalm as well as the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a prayer of one who delights in and lives by the Torah, the sacred law. Unlike most other psalms the author did not include his name in the text.
7. The Longest Verse
- The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.
So the king’s scribes were called at that time in the third month (that is, the month Sivan), on the twenty-third day; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, the satraps, the governors and the princes of the provinces which extended from India to Ethiopia, 127 provinces, to every province according to its script, and to every people according to their language as well as to the Jews according to their script and their language. (Esther 8:9 NASB)
The verse consists of 43 Hebrew words, making it the longest verse in the Masoretic (Hebrew) Text as well. Significantly longer versions of I Samuel 11 were found amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls. Though not canonical, several verses of I Samuel 11 from these sources surpass Esther 8:9 in length.
8. The Shortest Verse
The shortest book in the Bible is Psalm 117, with just 2 verses.
9. The Longest Word
The longest word in the Bible is “Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:3).
- Moreover, the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
- And I went unto the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.
10. The 93 Women
Study finds there are 93 women in the Bible – but they speak just 1.1 percent of the time
- There are 93 women who speak in the Bible, 49 of whom are named. They speak a total of 14,056 words or about 1.1% of the Bible. There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible.