Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thursday 13 Verse 5: Bible Facts

Without further ado here is 13 Bible facts:

1. There are 31, 173 verses in the KJV Bible.

2. The shortest verse is John 11:35….”Jesus wept.”

3. The longest verse is found in Esther 8:9. Here are all 90 words…..”Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language”

4. The “Wicked Bible” or “Adulterous Bible” was printed in 1632. The word ‘not’ was accidentally left out of the 7th commandment….It read “You shall commit adultery” from Exodus 20:14. Ooops!

5. The longest word in the Bible is found in Isaiah 8:1. Here is the verse with the word highlighted: “Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.”

6. Ezra 7:21 uses every letter of the alphabet except for “j”. Here is the text: “And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,

7. Two chapters from the Bible are nearly identical…..II Kings chapter 19 and Isaiah chapter 37

8. Two books of the Bible don’t refer to God at all…Song of Solomon and Esther.

9. Money is not the root of all evil. According to the actual text (I Timothy 6:10) the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

10. The Bible was written by approximately 40 different men over a 1600 year period, dating from 1500 B.C. to 100 years after Christ. These men wrote this Scripture as they were given inspiration by God (2 Timothy 3:16)

11. We have many translations of the Bible, but most Americans don’t realize Noah Webster of dictionary and Blue Back Speller fame also completed a translation.

12. The Geneva Bible, the first version where chapters and verses were used (1560) is also known as the “Breeches Bible” because Genesis 3:7 is translated to say, “They sewed fig leaves together and made themselves breeches.”

13. About 170,000 Bibles are distributed each day in the United States.


G.P. said...

amen and shalom... thanx for the bible study :)

GP in Montana
Come visit my TT

Sparky Duck said...

i love that everyone can make mistakes

twiga92 said...

Interesting! I knew some of these - like the shortest and longest verse. And that Esther doesn't mention God's name.

Barbara H. said...

I knew some of these but not all of them. Creative TT!

Tariq Khan said...

An excellent and informative list! Thanks for a good read.

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