Do you know these facts about the Bible?

  • The original languages of the Bible are Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  • It has over forty different authors.
  • Its authors were from all walks of life and social groups, from farmers and fishermen to kings.
  • It took over 1000 years to write the Old Testament and about 50 years to write the New Testament.
  • It’s the most translated book in the world. As of 2021, 3495 languages have at least a partial translation of the Bible.
  • It’s the most stolen book in the world (somehow, I don’t think God minds 😉 )
  • It’s the best-selling book in history, with an estimated 3 to 6 billion copies sold.
  • It mentions many animals but never the house cat.
  • The oldest man in the Bible was Methuselah, who died when he was 969 years old.
  • Two men mentioned in the Bible never died: Enoch and Elijah.
  • It contains over 185 songs.
  • It was written in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • Despite its great diversity, the Bible has one unifying theme: Jesus Christ.
  • The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word for “the scrolls” or “the books.”
  • William Shakespeare may have helped with the translation of the King James Bible.

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