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Holy Bible Facts & Stats

Updated on April 5, 2013

There is a vast amount of knowledge in the Holy Bible. From life lessons to uplifting stories. Many find it hard to understand from over analyzing & learning lessons from vast amount of pastors. The best way to learn & understand the bible is reading it & studying it yourself. Faith is built from believing & lasting faith comes from believing what YOU speak. It helps to have one or two pastors to help you understand things but you must rely on your own heart for your own faith.

Below are bible facts & statistics of the King James Version (the best English translation).

OLD & NEW TESTAMENT

  • There are 66 books in the bible.
  • There are 1,189 Chapters in the bible.
  • There are 31,101 verses in the bible.
  • There are 783,137 words in the bible.
  • There are 3,566,480 letters in the bible.
  • 1,260 promises were made/given in the bible.
  • 6,468 commands were given in the bible.
  • Over 8,00 predictions were made in the bible.
  • 3,268 verses of prophecy were fulfilled.
  • 3,140 verses of prophecy was unfulfilled.
  • There are 3,294 questions in the bible.
  • The longest name in the bible is “Mahershalalhashbaz” (See Isaiah 8:1)
  • The longest verse in the bible is Esther 8:9 containing 78 words.
  • The shortest verse in the bible is John 11:35, only containing two words “Jesus wept”.
  • The middle books of the bible are Micah & Nahum.
  • The middle verse of the bible is Psalm 118:8.
  • The middle chapter in the bible is Psalm 117.
  • The shortest chapter in the bible by number of words is Psalm 117.
  • The longest chapter in the bible is Psalm 119, containing 176 verses.
  • The shortest book in the bible by number of words is 3 John.
  • The longest book in the bible is Psalms which contains 150 chapters.
  • The word “God” appears 3,358 times in the bible.
  • The word “Lord” appears 7,736 times in the bible.
  • There are 40 different authors in the bible.
  • The bible is translated in over 1,200 languages.

OLD TESTAMENT

  • There are 39 books in the OT.
  • There are 929 chapters in the OT.
  • There are 23,114 verses in the OT.
  • There are 602,585 words in the OT.
  • There are 2,278,100 letters in the OT.
  • The middle book in the OT is Proverbs.
  • The middle chapter in the OT is Job 20.
  • The middle verses in the OT are 2 Chronicles 20:17,8.
  • The smallest book in the OT is Obadiah.
  • The shortest verse in the OT is 1 Chronicles 1:25.
  • The longest verse in the OT is Esther 8:9.
  • The longest chapter in the OT is Psalms 119.
  • The largest book in the OT is Psalms.

NEWT TESTAMENT

  • There are 27 books in the NT.
  • There are 260 chapters in the NT.
  • There are 7,957 verses in the NT.
  • There are 180,552 words in the NT.
  • There are 839,380 letters in the NT.
  • The middle book in the NT is 2 Thessalonians.
  • The middle chapter in the NT is Romans 8, 9.
  • The middle verse in the NT is Acts 27:17.
  • The smallest book in the NT is 3 John.
  • The shortest verse in the NT is John 11:35
  • The longest verse in the NT is Revelation 20:4
  • The longest chapter in the NT is Luke 1.
  • The largest book in the NT is Luke.

Bible Facts

In 1238 A.D., Crdinal Hugo de S. Caro introduced the system of chapters seen in the bible.

In 1551 A.D., Robertus Stephanus added the the verse notions seen in the bible.

In the University of Gottingen, a bible is written on 2,470 palm leaves.

168,000 bibles are sold or are given away every day in the United States.

It takes 70 hours (average reading pace) to read the bible out loud.

In the King James Version; There are 8,674 Hebrew, 5,624 Greek, 12,143 English words.

Ezra 7:21 contains all alphabetical letters accept the letter “J”.

Galatians 1:14 contains all alphabetical letters accept the letter “K”.

Joshua 7:24 – 1 Kings 1:9 – Chronicles 12:40 – Chronicles 36:10 – Ezekiel 28:13 – Daniel 4:37 & Haggai 1:1 contain all alphabetical letters accept the letter “Q”.

2 Kings 16:15 & 1 Chronicles 4:10 contains all alphabetical letters accept for the letter “Z”.

The wisest man in the bible is Solomon.

The strongest man in the bible is Samson.

King Solomon has 700 wives.

Gideon defeated 135,000 Midianites with 300 men, 300 trumpets & God.

A raven was the first animal out of the ark.

Mathew reported the Star of Bethlehem; at the same time Chinese astronomers recorded it as well.

The bible was written on three continents – Africa, Asia & Europe.

The first book to ever be printed was the bible in 1454.

When Joseph was 17 his brothers sold him to the Ishmaelites. (See Genesis 37:2)

Over a time span of 1500 years & over 40 generations, the bible was written. (From 1400 B.C. to 100 A.D.)

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    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 

      4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "You have a right to believe what you wish but you do not have a right to promote false information, which this hub does."

      Actually, we do have the right to promote false information. Just ask Obama.

      And this is a great Hub that simply states the facts and allows us to decide for ourselves, just as God does every day.

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      charlie 

      4 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      Rittles-- if you did that for me you wasted your time. I have read all the articles that promote kjv only and all the articles that denounce all others. The kjv was bought and paid for by the king or many reasons but primarily because he did not like the then current bible translation ( the geneva bible). The truth is THERE IS NOT ONE BIBLE TRANSLATION THAT IS ACCURATE ENOUGH TO BE THE FINAL WORD ON SCRIPTURE . The most important thing to know about understanding the scriptures properly is that you CANNOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES UNLESS YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND ALLOW HIM TO BRING YOU all truth. Another important thing necessary is a word for word translation (such as the interlinear) of the original languages. One that gives the translation without commentary so that you can clearly hear the Holy Spirit. The argument that the kjv is a pure and the "best" is pure foolishness as it has many errors in translation because of the predjudices of the translators as do all the others. Different but wrong none the less

      You clearly have drunk the poison kool aid of kjv only. I would advise you to check your kjv against the original languages before you continue to promote this false belief and you will see it is no better than most others..

      You have a right to believe what you wish but you do not have a right to promote false information, which this hub does.

      Lay aside your preconceived beliefs and check it out before you go any further, it may be worth you while.

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      Elouise Lucas 

      4 years ago

      I believe any new interpretations can be misleading. If you are receiving your message from the words on the page you would not understand any version. I pray for you find yourself.

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR

      ii3rittles 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Will Starr! I love "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want" I have a ton of scripture & the whole New Testament actually on my iPod. I love listening to it.

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      WillStarr 

      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Whether the KJV is best is debatable, but it is by far the most beautiful:

      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR

      ii3rittles 

      5 years ago

      It took me over 2 hours but I wrote this hub for you. Don't take it personal or feel as if I am attacking you, I just want you to understand the difference & scary symbolism of the NKJV bibles.

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Why-Chris...

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      charlie 

      5 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      but it has as more errors than the nkjv, for example thou shalt not kill instead of murder causes lots of problems for people.

      of course you are free to use your choice, but others need to know it has many errors as well. it is not as some try to say "the best translation".

      Over the psst 40 yrs I have heard many things preached by users of the kjv that were in error because the person used only the kjv and did not understand it. and did not see a need to check it, because he was a kjv only believer

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR

      ii3rittles 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment celafoe. I consider it the best as it is untranslated from Old English. I compared many bibles and the nkjv as well as the niv have greatly disoriented the passages.

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      charlie 

      5 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      I take issue with your statement the kjv is the best. I would say the nkjv and the amplified are both far more accurate and readable as no one understands old english, which leads to many errors in understanding and useage.

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