Bible Facts & Trivia

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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)

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Posted on Shalom Adventure by: Brenda Miller

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