DID YOU KNOW THAT…
- The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book.
- Nearly 7 BILLION Bibles have been printed since 1815.
- The full Bible has been translated into 532 languages. It has been partially translated into 2,883 languages.
- Over 100 million copies of the Bible are sold or distributed annually around the world.
- Worldwide, over 190 Bibles are sold or distributed EACH MINUTE.
- The word “bible” is from the Greek ta biblia, which means “the scrolls” or “the books.” The word is derived from the ancient city of Byblos, which was the official supplier of paper products to the ancient world.
- The Bible was originally written in 3 languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek.
- 40 men wrote the Bible over a period of approximately 1500 years.
- The first word in the Bible is “In” – Gen. 1:1; the last is “Amen” – Rev. 22:21.
- There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament & 27 in the New Testament.
- The shortest book in the Bible is 2 John.
- The longest book in the Bible is Psalms.
- The longest Word in the Bible is "Mahershalalhashbaz" - Isaiah 8:1
- The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35 - "Jesus wept.”
- Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not contain the word, "God."
- Methuselah is the oldest man on record: 969 years - Genesis 5:27.
- The second oldest man is Jared – 962 years, followed by Noah – 950 years.
- The raven is the first bird mentioned in the Bible – Gen. 8:7; the second is a dove – Gen. 8:8.
- THE ONLY PERFECT BOOK ON EARTH IS THE BIBLE – “The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” Psalm 119:160
Jesus, always Jesus!