Did You Know These Bible Facts?

February 27, 2007


Here are some interesting Bible facts you may not have known.

The Holy Bible contains 66 books written by 40 different authors over approximately 1,500 years. The King James Bible contains 1,189 chapters, 31,101 verses, 783,137 words, and 3,566,480 letters. The Bible was the first book printed by Johannes Gutenburg, the inventor of the modern printing press in 1455-57. The Old Testament was divided into verses in 1448 and the New Testament was divided into verses in 1551.

The longest book in the Bible is Psalms. The shortest book is 3 John. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 and the shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117 and Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the whole Bible. The Bible is the best selling book in the world, with the total number of Bibles sold or given away each day estimated at 168,000 (Wycliffe International). A recent survey by Barna Research Group revealed that nearly 92% of American households own at least one Bible.


2 Responses to “Did You Know These Bible Facts?”

  1. Cora52 Says:

    There is a mistake in your calculations: 2 John is the shortest book of the Bible with 1 chapter & 13 verses, while 3 John is 1 chapter & 14 verses…

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