Interesting Bible Facts
The Holy Bible is the most widely published and read book of all time. It has been translated into more than 1200 languages (in whole or part).
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It reveals God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in a progressive manner.
The Bible was written over a period of roughly 1600 years (c. 1500 BC – 100 AD) by at least 40 authors. Taken as a whole, Jesus Christ is the focus of the Bible.
The Bible contains many types of literature, including history, poetry, mystery, science (though not as we normally view science), intrigue, and law among others.
Here are some other interesting facts about the Bible:
Old Testament: 29
New Testament: 27
Old Testament: 929
New Testament: 260
The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228.
Old Testament: 23,214
New Testament: 7,959
The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1488 and the New Testament by Robert Stephanus in 1551.
Total: c. 773,692
Old Testament: c. 592,439
New Testament: c. 181,253
Different editions of the Bible are more properly described as translations rather than versions.