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Interesting Bible Data
By NiteOwlDave
Why has the Bible endured the many attacks over the years?
It was written by 40 authors.
The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertanus, after the advent of printing.
Despite taking a lot of heat, especially in these times of political correctness, the Bible amazingly remains the number one best-seller of all-time.
According to the International Bible Society and the Gideons group, 168,000 Bibles are sold or given away each day in the U.S. alone and remains the best-selling book.
Second best-seller is Diary of Anne Frank.
This, in spite of the fact the Holy Scriptures do in fact take blunt issue with many of the things which are no longer accepted by many, especially the courts.
Abortion, capital punishment and the sanctity of marriage are just a few of the hot-button issues which divide the accepting Bible believer and the defender of disputable rights.
Bible Facts
If you're a numbers person, you might find this of interest.
* Each day, 168,000 new Bibles are sold or distributed in the U.S. alone.
* The Bible can be read in 70 hours.
* There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.
* There are 1,189 chapters, 31,101 verses and 783,137 words in the King James version.
* There are 1,260 promises.
* There are 6,468 commands.
* There are 3,268 fulfilled prophecies.
* There are 3,140 prophecies yet to be fulfilled.
* Longest name is Mahershalahashbaz (1 Isaiah 8:1). Kinda rolls right off your tongue. His classmates likely called him Baz or "Hey, You"!
* Shortest verse is "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).
* The middle of the Bible is Psalm 118:8.
* Number of times the word "God" appears is 3,358.
Old Testament stats
* Number of books, 39.
* Number of chapters, 929.
* Number of verses, 23,114.
* Middle book, Proverbs.
* Smallest book, Obadiah.
* Largest book, Psalms.
New Testament stats
* Number of books, 27.
* Number of chapters, 260.
* Number of verses, 7,957.
* Middle book, 2 Thessalonians.
* Smallest book, 3 John.
* Largest book, Luke.