Bible Facts: A Journey Through the Bible

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:

Books

Total: 66
Old Testament: 29
New Testament: 27

Chapters

Total: 1189
Old Testament: 929
New Testament: 260

The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228.

Verses

Total: 31,173
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.

Words

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.

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1 Response to Bible Facts: A Journey Through the Bible

  1. ptl2010 says:

    “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).” Interesting.. I wonder how many more translations will be needed to fulfil Matthew 24:14 “And the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.” I understand that translations may not necessasrily be the basis of fulfilment because preaching may be done orally.

    Thank you Art for your research and sharing.

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