Top 10 Amazing Bible Facts You Should Know
Top 10 Amazing Bible Facts You Should Know

Top 10 Amazing Bible Facts You Should Know

Random Bible Fact

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

The Bible informs the tradition of three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

JudaismChristianity, and Islam. No major religious tradition lives in isolation. The living … world religionJudaism. 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.

“Then Jesus Wept“) is a phrase famous for being the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible, as well as many other versions. It is not the shortest in the original languages. It is found in the Gospel of John, chapter 11, verse 35.

 

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.

With just two verses and sixteen words in Hebrew, it is the shortest psalm in the Book of Psalms. It is also the shortest chapter in the whole Bible. It is the 595th of the 1,189 chapters of the King James Version of the Bible, making it the middle chapter of said version.

9. The Longest Word

The longest word in the Bible is “Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:3).

he name is mentioned twice in the Hebrew Bible and both in the Book of Isaiah chapter 8:

Isaiah 8:1

Moreover, the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

Isaiah 8:3

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.

 

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