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Jul 20, 2013

The Amazing Book!

Sitting here this morning reading my Bible I can't help but reflect on what a sure word we have in the KJV Bible. What a gift to be able to read the words of this book and know without a shadow of a doubt that these are the very Word's of God.

It's an amazing Book that is alive and becomes new to the reader with every word. 

Here are some really interesting Bible facts. Did you know.....

  • The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.

  • A number of verses in the Bible (KJV) contain all but 1
    letter of the alphabet: Ezra 7:21 contains all but the letter j; Joshua 7:24, 1
    Kings 1:9, 1 Chronicles 12:40, 2 Chronicles 36:10, Ezekiel 28:13, Daniel 4:37,
    and Haggai 1:1 contain all but q; 2 Kings 16:15 and 1 Chronicles 4:10 contain
    all but z; and Galatians 1:14 contains all but k.

  • The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by
    Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by
    Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing.

  •  A Bible in the University of Gottingen is written on 2,470
    palm leaves.

  •  According to statistics from Wycliffe International, the
    Society of Gideons, and the International Bible Society, the number of new
    Bibles that are sold, given away, or otherwise distributed in the United States
    is about 168,000 per day.


  • Number of books in the Bible: 66

  • Chapters: 1,189

  • Verses: 31,101

  • Words: 783,137

  • Letters: 3,566,480

  • Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260

  • Commands: 6,468

  • Predictions: over 8,000

  • Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses

  • Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140

  • Number of questions: 3,294

  • Longest name: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1)

  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)

  • Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: "Jesus

  • Middle books: Micah and Nahum

  • Middle verse: Psalm 118:8

  • Middle chapter: Psalm 117

  • Shortest chapter: Psalm 117 (by number of words)

  • Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)

  • Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John

  • Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)

  • Number of times the word "God" appears: 3,358

  • Number of times the word "Lord" appears: 7,736

  • Number of different authors: 40

  • Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: over


  • Number of books: 39

  • Chapters: 929

  • Verses: 23,114

  • Words: 602,585

  • Letters: 2,278,100

  • Middle book: Proverbs

  • Middle chapter: Job 20

  • Middle verses: 2 Chronicles 20:17,18

  • Smallest book: Obadiah

  • Shortest verse: 1 Chronicles 1:25

  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9

  • Longest chapter: Psalms 119

  • Largest book: Psalms


  • Number of books: 27

  • Chapters: 260

  • Verses: 7,957

  • Words: 180,552

  • Letters: 838,380

  • Middle book: 2 Thessalonians

  • Middle chapters: Romans 8, 9

  • Middle verse: Acts 27:17

  • Smallest book: 3 John

  • Shortest verse: John 11:35

  • Longest verse: Revelation 20:4

  • Longest chapter: Luke 1

  • Largest book: Luke


  •  The last word in the Bible is AMEN

  • About 50 Bibles are sold every minute 

  • The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic,
    and Koine Greek.

  • Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55
    times, but domestic cats are not mentioned at all.

  • The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the
    world's most shoplifted book.

  • The word "Christian" appears only three times in
    the Bible: Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.

  • There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and
    27 in the New Testament.

  • The 66 books of the Bible is divided into 1,189 chapters
    consisting of 31,173 verses. The Old Testament has 929 chapters, the New
    Testament 260. (King James version)

  • The King James Old Testament consist of 592,439 words
    consisting of 2,728,100 letters and the New Testament 181,253 words consisting
    of 838,380 letter (total 3,566,480 letters).

  • The longest line in the Bible is Esther 8:9 - 89 words, 425

  • The longest word in the Bible is Maher-shalal-hash-baz:
    Isaiah 8:1.

  • The longest book chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, the
    shortest is Psalm 117.

  • There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters
    after it.

  • Psalm 118 verse 8 is in the center of the Bible: "It is
    better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man."

  • Obadiah, with 21 verses consisting of 602 words, is the
    shortest book in the Old Testament, and the third shortest in the Bible.

  • II John has the fewest number of verses of any book in the
    Bible - it is the shortest book in the Bible.

  • III John has the fewest number of words of any book in the

  • Job is the oldest book written in the Bible - it was written
    by an unknown Israelite around 1500 BC.

  • Malachi, written about 400 BC, is the youngest book in the
    Old Testament.

  • James, written around 45 AD, is the oldest book in the New

  • Revelation, written about 95 AD, is the youngest book in the
    New Testament.

  • The verse in the exact middle of the Bible is Psalm 117:8.
    There are 594 chapters before Psalm 117 and 594 chapters after Psalm 117.

  •  Paul wrote 14 (of the
    27) books of the New Testament.

  • The word "Lord" appears 1855 times in the Bible. 

  • The word "God" appears in every book except Esther
    and Song of Solomon.

  • The word "grandmother" appears in the Bible only
    once: 2 Timothy 1:5.

  • The word "eternity" is mentioned only once: Isaiah

  • Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible. 

  • In Old Testament times the Mediterranean Sea was called the
    Great Sea.

  • There are 7 different Jeremiahs in the Bible: 1 Chronicles
    5:24; 12:4, 10, 13; 2 Kings 23:30; Jeremiah 1:1; 35:3.

  • The raven is the first bird mention in the Bible. It appears
    in Genesis 8:7, when it is sent out from the ark by Noah to see if the flood
    waters have abated. The second bird was a dove, in verse 8.

  • Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the

  • A chariot imported from Egypt cost around 600 shekels of
    silver (1 Kings 10:29). That would be about $77,000. One shekel was 4 days

  • The word "trinity" is not mentioned in the Bible. 

  • Methuselah is the oldest man on record: 969 years old
    (Genesis 5:27).

I typed this poem 14 years ago and taped it neatly in the front of my Bible. I love it and read it often.

God's Treasure

There is a treasure,
Rich beyond measure,
Offered to mortals today;
Some folks despise it,
Some criticize it,
Some would explain it away.

Some never read it,
Some never head it,
Some say "It's long had it's day";
Some people prize it,
And he who tried it,
Finds it's his comfort and stay.

God gave this treasure,
Rich beyond measure,
His Word, we call it today.
Let us believe it,
Gladly receive it,
Read, mark and learn to obey.




  1. Very interesting! My Sunday school teacher (My Grandma) would always read us cool facts every Sunday! Loved it! that for the post! it brought back memories!

    1. Thanks Madison, glad you liked it. Wow, grandma for a SS teacher, you sure are blessed! BTW, tell mom hi

  2. I sure do love my Bible! :)

  3. My bible is one of my treasures and I enjoyed reading the stuff about it. I am going to share that list with my Childrens churh teachers at church. I think this would be good to share with the kids.

  4. Thank God for our KJB! Thanks for sharing these interesting facts.

  5. Thanks for sharing! Some I had heard before and some not. Interesting!

  6. Loved reading this.. I am so thankful for the Bible.
    Some of this was new, some I had forgot...

  7. oh and yo don't have to publish this but I thought I would let ya know .. one point says:
    The word "God" appears in every book except Esther
    and Song of Solomon.

    and another says:
    Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not contain
    the word "God.

    Just wanted to let you know... my ocd would want to fix it LOL
    Thanks again for this :)

  8. Published it anyhow, people need to see how meticulous you really are. ;0) actually, I also found a problem last night while reading it, there was one that mentioned the NIV, 8*\
    That's what I get for using several sources and actually some of it was a repost from my blog back in 2006! Ha!!
    Thanks for the heads up!

    1. No problem.. :P I didn't see the NIV part.. sometimes, it takes a few times to see it.. if no one mentioned it I assume no one noticed so you are good :P
      Thanks agian for this ... been thinking back to it all weekend!

  9. What neat facts ~ love this!

    God's Word certainly is a treasure!

    Thanks for this neat post.

    Blessings to you and your family~

  10. I have enjoyed going through this with my kiddos during devotions the last couple of weeks. What fun to see them looking up different verses, counting words, looking for letters, etc...

    Who needs crossword puzzles anyways?! :-)

    Thanks for sharing"!


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