Bible Facts and Trivia

The Bible has been translated, in whole or in part, into more than 1,100 languages and dialects.

About 30,000,000 copies of the complete text of the Bible, or of its principle parts, are distributed annually.

The first book printed with movable metal type was the Gutenberg Bible, printed by Johannes Gutenberg, before August 15, 1456, in Mainz, Germany.

The first printed Bible divided into verses was a Latin edition by Pagninus, printed in 1528.

The first complete English version of the Bible divided into verses was the Geneva Bible, printed in 1560.

The Bible was written by some 50 men, only one of whom (Luke) was a Gentile.

Statistics: (King James Version)

Old Testament New Testament Total (OT & NT)
Books 39 27 66
Chapters 929 260 1189
Verses 23,214 7959 31,173
Words 592,439 181,253 773,692
Letters 2,728,100 838,380 3,566,480

Shortest book: 2 John (13 verses)

Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)

Shortest chapter: Psalm 117

Longest chapter: Psalm 119

Shortest verse: John 11:35

Longest verse: Esther 8:9

Middle verse: Psalm 97:8

Longest word: Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1)

Similar chapters are 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37

Verse containing all letters except J: Ezra 7:21

Verse containing all letters except Q: Daniel 4:37

The word "God" appears in every book of the Bible except Esther and Song of Solomon



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