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The Bible was written by about thirty-nine persons over a period dating from about 1700 B.C. to about 100 A.D.We are told it is the Word of God approximately 2,500 times.

The Wycliffe Bible was the first translation of the English Bible. John Wycliffe was responsible for initiating the translation, which was finished by John Purvey in approximately 1388 A.D.
  • In approximately 1228 A.D., the Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton.
  • In approximately 1448 A.D., the Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan.
  • In approximately 1551 A.D., the New Testament was divided into verses by Robert Stephanus.

Old Testament     
New Testament   
Total Bible
Number of books  


Longest book of the Old Testament   
Longest book of the New Testament  
Shortest book of the Old Testament    
Shortest book of the New Testament  
3 John
Middle book of the Old Testament   
Middle book of the New Testament   
2 Thessalonians
Middle chapter of the Old Testament      
Job 29
Middle chapter of the New Testament 
 Romans 13
Shortest chapter in the Bible   
 Psalm 117
Longest chapter in the Bible 
 Psalm 119
Shortest verse in the Old Testament    
1 Chronicles 1:25
Shortest verse in the New Testament   
 John 11:35
Longest verse in the Bible  
Esther 8:9
God occurs   
4,379 times
Lord occurs      
7,738 times
Fear occurs    
397 times
Hell occurs 
53 times
Oldest man 
969 years-Gen 5:27
Person that had a bed 13 1/2 ft long
Deut 3:11
A man with twelve fingers and toes 
2 Sam 21:20
A father that had eighty-eight children 
2 Chr 11:21

Regarding the King James Bible, a conference was held on January 14-16, 1604. The king decided to have the Bible translated into English. Fifty-four of the greatest biblical scholars were involved. They were divided into 6 groups—3 for the Old Testament and 3 for the New Testament. One group for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament met at Oxford, two others at Cambridge, and two again at Westminster. The work began in 1607 and was completed in 1610. The first King James Bible appeared in 1611. 

Bible contain Bible contains about 10,385 prophecies.s about 10,385 prophecies.
   Oldest man lived 969 years
Gen 5:27.
   A bed 13½ feet long, 6 feet wide
Deut 3:11.
   Sun stood still for a day
Josh 10:13.
   Man spoken to by an ass
Num 22:28,30.
   Army with 700 left handed men
Judges 20:16.
   Man's hair weighed about 6¾ pounds when cut annually
2 Sam 14:26.
   Man who had 6 fingers and 12 toes
2 Sam 21:20.
   The axe head that floated in the water
2 Ki 6:1-6.
   The sun traveled backwards
Isa 38:8.
   Man walked naked for 3 years
Isa 20:2,3.
   Army of 185,000 destroyed in one night
Isa 37:36.
   A man whose life was increased by 15 years, because he prayed
Isa 38:1-5.
   Man ate locusts for food
Mt 3:4.

No. of books
John wrote
Paul wrote

The Bible as we know it today is actually a collection of books, now treated as a single volume, the Holy Bible, and considered by many to be divinely inspired. The name 'Bible' is derived from Latin 'biblia' ('books'), itself from 'Byblos', a city of ancient Phoenicia, which exported papyrus on which text was written by scribes.

The so-called
Old Testament is a large compilation of the sacred Jewish texts, including the five books traditionally attributed to Moses, as well as many other books of histories, prophecies, psalms and proverbs.
Originally, these were written in Hebrew, with a few passages in Aramaic.

The Old Testament consists of 39 books, in the following order: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (aka Song of Solomon), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

Below are brief summaries of a few of these:

Genesis - This is appropriately an account of the beginnings of the universe, of life, of humankind, of the Jewish peoples, of sin, etc. It describes the foundation of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Exodus - 'Exodus' relates the story of God's miraculous deliverance of his people Israel from bondage in Egypt, and the presentation of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. Moses then led the Israelites across the desert for forty years. He pointed the way towards the Promised Land of Canaan, though poignantly never reached it himself.

Judges - Having recently settled in the Promised Land, the Israelites still encountered much hostility from neighbouring tribes, such as the Philistines, who would sometimes also lead God's chosen people astray. God sent leaders or 'judges' to help them.

Books of Samuel - The prophet Samuel was chosen to appoint Israel's first two kings, Saul and David.

Books of Kings and Chronicles - These volumes continue the account of Israel's history from the foundation of its monarchy, describing the reigns of numerous rulers, the building of the Temple by Solomon, the emergence of important prophets such as Elijah, and finally also the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian empire.

Psalms - The Psalms were written in the form of Hebrew poetry, and include many well-known sacred songs and prayers.

Proverbs - These are wise sayings, in concise format - the original Words of Wisdom.

Song of Songs - This is a song or poem about the joy of love and youth.

Isaiah - The book of Isaiah contains numerous well-known prophecies. Isaiah warns the people of God's impending judgement, but after the fall of Jerusalem, the message is also one of comfort and hope of deliverance from Babylon.

Daniel - Daniel and three of his friends were exiles in Babylon, but refused to give up their Jewish faith. This book contains many well-known stories, including those of Daniel in the lions' den, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Belshazzar's Feast, and the ominous writing on the wall.

Jonah - Everyone knows the story of Jonah and the whale. Jonah was a reluctant prophet chosen to warn the people of Nineveh of God's intentions to punish the city.

The so-called
New Testament consists of narratives and letters written since the time of Jesus Christ here on the earth. These scriptures were originally written in Greek.

The New Testament consists of the following books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts (of the Apostles), Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation.

The Gospels - The first four books of the New Testament are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, apostles of Christ. These describe the birth, upbringing and ministry of Jesus, including many accounts of miracles he performed, and many sayings and words attributed to him. Finally, they also detail the events leading up to his crucifixion, death, and resurrection.

Acts - This book is a sequel to Luke's Gospel, and describes the struggles and achievements of the early Christian church. It includes many famous stories, such as the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the stoning of Stephen, and the miraculous conversion of Saul (later known as Paul) on the road to Damascus.

The letters of St Paul - Paul wrote many letters or epistles to the early Christians and churches, encouraging and instructing them in the faith. The following letters are attributed to Paul: Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.

The three letters of John - The main emphasis in John's letters is on true Christian love.

Revelation - This is another letter written by John (who may be the same John as the author of John's Gospel and of 1, 2 and 3 John), to seven churches. The book is full of descriptions of visions of Jesus in his glory, of angels, of the heavenly Jerusalem, of the infamous Beast, and of the whore Babylon. The overall message is that evil will ultimately be destroyed.

Besides the Old and New Testaments, there are numerous other scriptures, which are recognised by some churches and not by others. These are generally grouped together as the so-called
Apocrypha (from the Greek, meaning 'secret'), including the following fifteen books (which are sometimes inserted among the books of the Old Testament): 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, Additions to Esther, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah, Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, Prayer of Manasseh, 1 Maccabees, and 2 Maccabees.

Scientific Principle
Biblical Reference
Time had a beginning
2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, 1 Corinthians 2:7
The universe had a beginning
Genesis 1:1, 2:4, Isaiah 42:5, etc.
The universe was created from the invisible
Hebrews 11:3
The dimensions of the universe were created
Romans 8:38-39
The universe is expanding
Job 9:8, Psalms 104:2, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:1
Creation of matter and energy has ended in the universe (refutes steady-state theory)
Genesis 2:3-4
The universe is winding down and will "wear out"
Psalms 102:25-27
Describes the correct order of creation
Genesis 1
Number of stars exceeds a billion
Genesis 22:17, Jeremiah 33:22
Every star is different
1 Corinthians 15:41
Pleiades and Orion as gravitationally bound star groups
Job 38:31
Light is in motion
Job 38:19-20
The earth is controlled by the heavens
Job 38:33
Earth is a sphere
Isaiah 40:22, Job 26:10
At any time, there is day and night on the Earth
Luke 17:34-35
Earth is suspended in space
Job 26:7
Earth Sciences
Formation of continents by tectonic activity described
Psalms 104:6-9, Proverbs 3:19
Water cycle described
Ecclesiastes 1:7; Isaiah 55:10, Job 36:27-28
Valleys exist on the bottom of the sea
2 Samuel 22:16
Vents exist on the bottom of the sea
Job 38:16
Ocean currents in the sea
Psalms 8:8
Air has weight
Job 28:25
Winds blow in circular paths
Ecclesiastes 1:6
The chemical nature of human life
Genesis 2:7, 3:19
Life of creatures are in the blood
Leviticus 17:11
The nature of infectious diseases
Leviticus 13:46
Importance of sanitation to health
Numbers 19, Deuteronomy 23:12-13, Leviticus 7-9


Gen 22:2; 2 Chr 3:1.
Abraham was told to take Isaac and offer him there for a burnt offering. Solomon built the house of the Lord at this location.
Zech 14:4; Mt 21:1; 24:3; 26:30,
This is just east of Jerusalem and provides a beautiful, panoramic view of the city. When Jesus returns, His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives. Jesus and His disciples sat upon the Mount of Olives when He gave the Olivet discourse (Mt 24; Mk 13; Lk 21). The night Jesus was arrested; they went out into the Mount of Olives.
Mt 17:1,2; Mk 9:2; 2 Pe 1:18.
The place where Jesus was transfigured. Some believe it is Mount Tabor.
Isa 8:18, Isa 10:32.
The southwestern high hill in Jerusalem. It came to be applied to the whole of Jerusalem, including the Temple. It is written, FROM THE LORD OF HOSTS, WHICH DWELLETH IN MOUNT ZION THE MOUNT OF THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, THE HILL OF JERUSALEM

  •    About 98 percent of all people that say they believe in Jesus Christ have never read the Bible through once.
  •    About 90 percent of all pastors have never read the Bible through once. Is one of them a pastor of your church?
  •    Many are students of religion, but they do not know the Author, and the Author does not know them.
  •    Statistics are to the best of our knowledge.


The amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in one day.
The length of the arm from elbow to the end of the middle finger, or 18 inches.
Cubit and a  handbreadth
A cubit, plus 3 inches, or 21 inches.
The length of the outstretched arms, about 6 feet.
Finger or digit
Equal to a man’s finger breadth, about three quarters of an inch
About 660 feet or one-eighth mile.
The width of four fingers pressed together, about three inches
Measuring reed 
Ten and one-half feet.
Eight furlongs.
One step or three feet.
Nine inches, from the end of the thumb to the little finger when spread.
Sabbath Day’s journey
Three-fifths of a mile.


About one-half shekel, about eighty-eight cents if measured in silver
A silver coin, equal to two drachmas, eighty-eight cents.
A silver coin, one-half the value of the didrachma. Approximately forty-four cents.
A gold coin that weighed about 8,424 grams.  Valued at forty-eight dollars.
About four cents.
About two cents.
New Testament.  Forty-nine dollars and fifty cents.
Less than one cent.
Piece of money or stater
About one dollar and seventy-six cents.
Forty-four cents.
One dollar and seventy-six cents.


One twentieth of a shekel.  If measured in silver, about nine cents.
About twelve ounces.
A weight used in the Old Testament, equal to about 1.6 pounds.  In gold, one thousand four hundred and eight dollars.
Four shekel weights were used, from .36 - .72 ounces.  A shekel of silver was worth about one dollar and seventy-six cents.  A shekel of gold was worth about sixty-four dollars.
Its worth in silver is five thousand two hundred and eighty dollars.  In gold, it is one hundred and ninety-two thousand dollars.


About eight and one-half gallons.
Two quarts.
Nearly nine gallons.
One and a half gallons.
Approximately eighty-five gallons.
Same capacity as an homer.
Approximately one pint.


About two quarts.
Equals one and a half pints.
74.93 pints, or app. 1.1 bushels, or app. 8.5 gallons.
Equal to 11.1 bushels.
About five and a half bushels.
About one pint.
One-tenth of an ephah, about 7.48 pints.
About three and one third omers, or 24.94 pints.
Two and a half gallons.

Est. 27 B.C. to A D. 14
Ordered census
Est. A.D. 14-37
Jesus crucified during this time
Est. A.D. 37-41

Est. A.D. 41-54

Est. A.D. 54-68
Paul was martyred under his reign
Est. A.D. 68-69

Est. A.D. 69

Est. A.D. 69

Est. A.D. 69-79
His son, Titus, is the one that destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in  app. 70 A.D.

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