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BIBLE FACTS

About 50 Bibles are sold every minute.

Christianity is the world's most widespread religion (1,7 billion Christians).

The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek.

The Slavonic Orthodox Church has twice as many adherents as the Baptist Church.

The 12 disciples were not were not allowed to carry food, money, or extra clothing.

Delilah was given a few thousand pieces of silver to deceive Samson into revealing the secret of his strength. (NKJV) Judges 16:4-5: "And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, 'Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may over power him....and every one of us will give you 1100 pieces of silver.' "

Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55 times, but domestic cats are not mentioned at all.

The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book.

The oldest almost-complete manuscript of the Bible still existing is the Codex Vaticanus, dating from the first half of the 4th century, now held in the Vatican library.

The word "Christian" appears only three times in the Bible: Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.

Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not contain the word "God."

There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

The 66 books of the Bible is divided into 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. The Old Testament has 929 chapters, the New Testament 260. (King James version)

The King James Old Testament consist of 592,439 words consisting of 2,728,100 letters and the New Testament 181,253 words consisting of 838,380 letter (total 3,566,480 letters).

The longest line in the Bible is Esther 8:9 - 89 words, 425 letters.

The longest word in the Bible is Maher-shalal-hash-baz: Isaiah 8:1.

The shortest verse in the NIV Bible is John 11:35: "Jesus wept."

The longest book chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, the shortest is Psalm 117.

Obadiah, with 21 verses consisting of 602 words, is the shortest book in the Old Testament, and the third shortest in the Bible.

II John has the fewest number of verses of any book in the Bible - it is the shortest book in the Bible.

III John has the fewest number of words of any book in the Bible.

Job is the oldest book written in the Bible - it was written by an unknown Israelite around 1500 BC.

Malachi, written about 400 BC, is the youngest book in the Old Testament.

James, written around 45 AD, is the oldest book in the New Testament.

Revelation, written about 95 AD, is the youngest book in the New Testament.

The verse in the exact middle of the Bible is Psalm 117:8. There are 594 chapters before Psalm 117 and 594 chapters after Psalm 117.

St Paul wrote 14 (of the 27) books of the New Testament.

The covering for the tabernacle was made out of ram skins and sea cow hides: Exodus 36:19.

Nowhere in the Bible does it say there were three wise men - Matthew 2:1 only says: "Magi from the east came to Jerusalem" and later they present three gifts. More

The word "Lord" appears 1855 times in the Bible.

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

The word "grandmother" appears in the Bible only once: 2 Timothy 1:5.

The word "eternity" is mentioned only once: Isaiah 57:15.

Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.

In Old Testament times the Mediterranean Sea was called the Great Sea.

There are 7 different Jeremiahs in the Bible: 1 Chronicles 5:24; 12:4, 10, 13; 2 Kings 23:30; Jeremiah 1:1; 35:3.

The raven is the first bird mention in the Bible. It appears in Genesis 8:7, when it is sent out from the ark by Noah to see if the flood waters have abated. The second bird was a dove, in verse 8.

Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.

A chariot imported from Egypt cost around 600 shekels of silver (1 Kings 10:29). That would be about $77,000. One shekel was 4 days wages.

The word "trinity" is not mentioned in the Bible.

Methuselah is the oldest man on record: 969 years old (Genesis 5:27).

The 10 plagues of Egypt:
1. Water turns to blood
2. Frogs
3. Lice and fleas
4. Flies
5. Cattle die of diseases
6. Boils and sores
7. Hail
8. Locusts
9. Darkness
10. Death of first-born

The 7 last plagues (Revelation 16):
1. Sores
2. Sea turns to blood
3. Rivers turn to blood
4. People schorched by heat of the sun
5. Darkness
6. River Euphrates dries up
7. Earthquake

The 7 Fathers of the Church:
St Athanasius, St Gregory of Nazianzus, St John Chrysostom, St John of Damascus, St Basil of Caesarea, St Gregory of Nyssa, St Cyril of Alexandria.

During the 6th Century, it was customary to congratulate people who sneezed because it was thought that they were expelling evil from their bodies. During the great plague of Europe, the Pope passed a law to say "God bless you" to one who sneezed.

The last word in the Bible is AMEN

Startling Facts
Did you know that the Heavenly Father has a name? The surprising truth is that the sacred name is found in ancient Bible manuscripts, but it was concealed by Bible translators who believed it was too holy to use. The Bible challenges you to discover and use the only true personal name of the Creator and the name of His Son, our Savior.

Read some startling facts about the name right out of the pages of your Bible.

"Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know it?" Prov. 30:4.

"I am Yahweh; that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8.

"Sing unto Elohim, sing praises to His name: Extol Him that rides upon the heavens by His name YAH, and rejoice before Him." Ps. 68:4. "Yah" is the last part of "halleluyah."

"Halleluyah" means "praise you Yah."

"You shall not misuse the name of Yahweh your Elohim to bring it to nought, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that misuses His name to bring it to nought." Ex. 20:7. (3rd Commandment)

"And you shall not swear by My name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your Elohim: I am Yahweh." Lev. 19:12.

In "The Ministry" of May 1958 (p. 36) is the following from the S.D.A. Bible Commentary: "The divine title most common in the Old Testament [6,823 times] is the sacred word “YHWH.” YHWH is vocalized as "Yahweh." See Tetragrammaton in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

From the preface to the Holy Name Bible, published by the Scripture Research Association, is the following:

"Another common error among most of the translators is their elimination of heaven's revealed Name of the Most High, Yahweh, and the Name of His Son, Yahshua the Messiah, and the substitution of the names of the local deities of the nations among whom they dwelt (Psalm 96:5), expressly transgressing Yahweh's commandments as given in Exodus 20:7 and 23:13.

"The substitution of the Names of Yahweh and Yahshua by the names of the pagan deities of the nations has brought immeasurable harm.... By employing these names the people unknowingly turn the worship of Yahweh into that of idols and actually ascribe the benevolent characteristics of the Mighty One of Israel to the pagan deities (Hosea 2:8)."

In the introduction to the James Moffatt translation (pages 20-21), Moffatt makes it clear that he would have had no hesitation in using the name Yahweh in his translation if he had intended it for students of the original Scriptures.

We find the following in the preface to the Goodspeed translation: "The Hebrews called their deity by the name Yahweh, and in shorter form Yah." They admit to using substitutes for the name Yahweh.

Read the references given for Ex. 3:15 in the Revised Standard Version. Also, note page 6 of the preface to the same version.

In the International Bible Encyclopedia of the King James Version, published by Garden City Publishing Co., we note the following under the heading "Jehovah:" "It is believed that the correct pronunciation of this word is 'Yahweh.' "

In The (Oxford Cyclopedic Concordance we find this on page 121: "Jehovah, the name revealed to Moses at Horeb...Its real pronunciation is approximately Yahweh. The name itself was not pronounced Jehovah before the 16th century."

In the Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 7, p. 88 is this: "The reading Jehovah is a comparatively recent invention. Jehovah is generally held to have been the invention of Pope Leo the 10th's Confessor, Peter Galatin (De Arcanis Catholic Veritates 1518, Folio XLIII), who was followed in the use of this hybrid form by Fagius Drusius. Van de Driesche, who lived between 1550 and 1616, was the first to ascribe to Peter Galatin the use of Jehovah, and this view has been taken since his day."

A New Standard Bible Dictionary states, "Jehovah...properly Yahweh ...the form 'Jehovah' is impossible, according to the strict principles of Hebrew vocalization."

"And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, neither let it be heard out of your mouth." Ex. 23:13.

"Our help is in the name of Yahweh, who made heaven and earth." Ps. 124:8.

"Seek Him that made the seven stars and Orion...Yahweh is His name." Amos 5:8.

"It is He that builds His stories in the heaven, and has founded His vault in the earth...Yahweh is His name." Amos 9:6.

"His name shall endure forever: His name shall be continued as long as the sun." Ps. 72:17.

"Praise Yahweh, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted." Isa. 12:4.

". . .I Yahweh am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob." Isa. 49:26.

"And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Yahshua: for He shall save His people from their sins." Matt. 1:21.

In the preface to the Holy Name !Bible, page 7, we read, "His Name is composed of two parts: Yah-Hoshua (Savior). Thus the contraction Yahshua signifies Yahweh-Savior and strikingly bears out the logic of Matthew 1:21."

In John 5:43 Yahshua said, "I am come in My Father's ...


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